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THE UNIVERSITY placed sixth among Philippine universities in the 2024 Alper-Doger (AD) Scientific Index, which ranks institutions based on the performance and productivity of their scientists.

UST ranked 1,825th out of 9,647 universities in Asia in terms of total citations.

It had 160 scientists in the index, ranking eighth among Philippine institutions.

Prof. Raymond Rosales of the University’s Research Center for Health Sciences led the crop of Thomasian scientists with 4,433 citations across 78 publications, most of which are in the field of neuroscience. 

Rosales placed 49th among Philippine scientists in terms of total citations.

The University of the Philippines (UP), with 910 scientists, was the top Philippine university based on the scientific index.

Two UP campuses, UP Diliman and UP Visayas, placed third and fifth, respectively. 

De La Salle University was the second-best Philippine university with 389 scientists, while Ateneo de Manila University placed fourth in the index with 127 scientists. 

Globally, UST placed 6,622nd out of 22,391 institutions ranked in the index.

The AD Scientific Index ranks universities, companies, hospitals, and other institutions based on the scientific performance and added value of the scientific productivity of their individual scientists. 

It uses the total and last six years’ values of the author impact index and citation scores from Google Scholar to rank scientists by subject, institution, country, region, and the world. M.S. Orozco


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