UP, Ateneo in world's top 50 English-teaching universities

Posted at 07/06/2011 3:17 PM | Updated as of 07/07/2011 12:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The University of the Philippines (UP) and the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) are among the top 50 English-teaching universities in the world, education and career network QS reported.

State-run UP in Diliman, Quezon City is the country's top English-teaching university this year, ranking 34th in the world, followed closely by private school ADMU at 35th place.

De La Salle University (DLSU) was in the 50-100 bracket while University of Santo Tomas (UST) belonged to the 101-150 bracket.

QS did not provide specific ranks for universities that did not make it to the top 50.

Schools from the United States dominated the top 10 list of English-teaching universities: Harvard University (1st), University of California, Berkeley (4th), Yale University (5th), Columbia University (6th), Stanford University (8th), University of California, Los Angeles (9th) and University of Chicago (10th).

University of Oxford and University of Cambridge, which are both in the United Kingdom, ranked 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

University of Toronto in Canada, meanwhile, landed in 7th place.

QS announced the top 200 universities in Asia last May, and 4 Philippine schools made it to the list. UP ranked 62nd, followed by ADMU (65th), UST (104th) and DLSU (107th).

Kabataan party-list Rep. Raymond Palatino earlier lamented that except for UP, all of the country's state colleges and universities (SUCs) are still neglected by the government.

He noted that the Philippines is "dominated by private schools." There are only 112 SUCs in the country with a population of 90 million, he add