Nursing seniors start their limited face-to-face classes at the St. Martin de Porres Building's Simulation and Clinical Skills Laboratory on Tuesday, Nov. 9. (Photos contributed by Margaret Louise Noriega and Jose Emmanuel Pacheco of UST The Nursing Journal)

THE UNIVERSITY ranked second best in the Philippines in clinical and health subjects in the 2024 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject.

In the latest THE subjects ranking, UST placed in the 801-1,000 bracket worldwide in the clinical and health category, behind the University of the Philippines (UP), which placed in the 501-600 bracket worldwide.

This is the first time that UST landed a spot in the THE subjects ranking.

It tallied a 17.0-25.1 overall score, including 38.5 in research quality, 20.8 in industry, 70.9 in international outlook, 7.6 in research environment, and 12.3 in teaching.

The University failed to break into the other 10 subject ranking areas, namely: arts and humanities, business and economics, computer science, education, engineering, law, life sciences, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences.

For the fifth consecutive year, UP was the country’s top university in terms of clinical and health subjects. However, it fell to the 501-600 global bracket from 201-250 last year.

The University of Oxford maintained its dominance in the clinical and health area, as it held the top spot in the subject for the 13th straight year, topping 1,059 ranked universities.

THE uses medicine, dentistry, and other health subjects to rank universities in the clinical and health area. The University doesn’t have a dentistry program.

Universities must be able to publish at least 500 papers over five years to be included in the clinical and health subject rankings.

Institutions must also meet the threshold of at least five percent of their academic staff, or a minimum of 50 faculty members, involved in the clinical and health discipline to be ranked.

THE assessed schools’ performance in the clinical and health subject based on five criteria: teaching (26.8 percent), research environment (26.5 percent), research quality (35.2 percent), international outlook (7.5 percent), and industry (4 percent).

UST earned a spot for the first time in the THE World University Rankings in the 2024 edition released in September, placing third best among Philippine schools.


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