MANILA, Philippines (July 6, 2011) – The University of the Philippines (UP) and the Ateneo de Manila University (AdeMU) are among the top 50 English-teaching universities in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings.
State-run UP in Diliman, Quezon City is the country's top English-teaching university this year, ranking 34th in the world with score of 43.70, followed closely by private school AdeMU in Loyola Heights at 35th place with 42.80.
De La Salle University (DLSU) was in the 50-100 bracket while University of Santo Tomas (UST) belonged to the 101-150 bracket.
UP and AdeMU also ranked 6th and 7th as best English-teaching universities in Asia. The National University of Singapore took the first spot followed by China’s Peking University, Japan’s University of Tokyo (3rd), University of Hong Kong (4th), and Japan’s Kyoto University (5th).
This year’s Top 5 English-teaching universities are Harvard University (1st), University of Oxford (2nd), University of Cambridge (3rd), University of California Berkeley (4th), and Yale University (5th).
The QS World University Rankings is a ranking of the world’s top 500 universities by Quacquarelli Symonds using a methodology that has been published annually since 2004 based on academic peer review (40 percent), recruiter review (10 percent), faculty student ratio (20 percent), citations per faculty (20 percent), and international orientation (10 percent). (From philstar.com)