Five universities in the Philippines – the University of the Philippines (UP), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of Santo Tomas (UST) and University of the Southeastern Philippines (USeP) - made it to the list of the 2013 QS Top 300 Universities in Asia according to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings released on Monday.
UP ranked 67th in the list, ADMU landed at 109th, UST at 150th, followed closely by DLSU at 151st-160th and the USEP at the 251st-300th.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology topped this year’s list, followed by the National University of Singapore, University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University and Peking University at the first five ranks.
The QS followed methodology which used nine indicators to rank these universities. These are academic reputation from global survey (30 percent), employer reputation from global survey (10 percent), papers per faculty (15 percent), citations per paper (15 percent), faculty student ratio (20 percent), proportion of international students (2.5 percent), proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).