Eight Philippine universities have been ranked in the top 350 universities in Asia, as listed by QS University Rankings.
The 4 schools which ranked last year remain in the list as the top Philippine schools.
The country’s state university, University of the Philippines (UP), kept its 70 th spot for the second straight year.
Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) moved up from 114 th rank last year to 99 th this year, thereby joining UP as the country’s representatives in the top 100 schools in the region.
De La Salle University (DLSU) is now at 143 rd , taking the 2015 spot of University of Santo Tomas (UST) which slipped to the 157 th spot this year.
Four more Philippine schools ranked in the 2016 QS University Rankings: Ateneo de Davao University (251-300), Silliman University (251-300), Xavier University (251-300), and University of San Carlos (301-350).
Ateneo de Davao returns to the list after its previous appearance in 2014 at the 251 st spot. It’s the first time for the other three schools to make it to the QS Asian University Rankings.
The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings compares the world’s highest-performing universities in different world regions, comparing data in specific subject areas, presenting international study options for students. QS has been ranking Asian universities since 2009.