5 PH schools in Asia's Top 300 universities

Posted at 06/12/2013 12:45 PM | Updated as of 06/13/2013 3:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Just like last year, five tertiary schools in the Philippines made it to the 2013 Top 300 Asian universities list of the London-based education and career network Quacquarelli Symonds.

State-run University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City remains the country’s top school, ranking 67th in Asia, a notch higher than last year at 68th place.

UP is followed by private schools Ateneo de Manila University, which fell to 109th place from last year’s 86th; University of Santo Tomas, which dropped two notches to 150th place from last year’s 148th; and De La Salle University, which slumped to the 151-160 bracket from 142nd place in 2012.

The University of Southeastern Philippines, meanwhile, remains unchanged in the 251-300 bracket.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology is the top Asian university for the third consecutive year, according to QS.

The National University of Singapore and the University of Hong Kong are tied at second place. Landing in fourth place is Seoul National University (South Korea), followed by Peking University (China) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea) and The Chinese University of Hong Kong share the seventh spot. The University of Tokyo ranked ninth, while Kyoto University and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) are tied at tenth place.

The universities were ranked by QS according to academic and employer reputation, faculty and student population, and international students and faculty.

Click here for the 2013 list of Top 300 universities.

Click here for the 2012 list of Top 300 universities.