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THE UNIVERSITY kept its spot as the fifth highest-ranking higher education institution (HEI) in the country based on the January 2024 edition of the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. 

While maintaining its rank, UST dropped to the 2,620th spot among 11,989 institutions globally from the 2,523rd spot it held in July 2023. 

It ranked highest in the openness indicator after claiming the 2,284th spot globally, while placing 3,214th in the excellence criterion and 3,859th in the impact indicator. 

The University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman was still the top Philippine university despite slipping seven spots to No. 856.

Rounding off the top five HEIs in the Philippines were De La Salle University Manila (1,657th), UP System (1,914th), and Ateneo de Manila University (2,177th).

Harvard University, Stanford University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology retained their spots as the top three universities in the world.

The Webometrics ranking methodology is based on three indicators: visibility (web content impact), transparency (top-cited researchers), and excellence (top-cited papers).


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