BREAKING NEWS: University of the Philippines rises 30 notches in Asian University Rankings

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UP climbs closer to the top of the Asian University Rankings. Photo from UP.

BREAKING NEWS: the University of the Philippines (UP) climbed 30 notches in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings released today.

The Philippine state university was revealed on June 3, 2020, to be in 65th rank among top universities in Asia for 2020, up from its 95th ranking in 2019.

UP’s rise in ranking this year is credited to its high scores in Citation with 86.9 points and Industry Income at 39.4 points. The other two criteria are Teaching and International Outlook, the same criteria used by its World University Rankings.

The national university was first listed in the London-based THE Asia University Rankings in 2017 at 201st-250th rank. UP’s rank went up to 156th in 2018 and entered the top 100 for the first time in 2019.

UP had previously registered a climb of 100 places from its 2019 ranking to break into the world’s top 500 educational institutions in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE WUR).

The only other Philippine educational institution in THE WUR and THE AUR is De La Salle University, currently ranked the 301-350 bracket in the Asian rankings.

The University of the Philippines also led 7 Philippine universities in the 2020 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings and Asia University Rankings.

UP, established in 1908, is a state-funded network of eight constituent universities across the Philippines that draws thousands of students to its highly competitive UPCAT entrance exams.

UP Diliman is the main campus which houses the UP System center.

UP Manila specializes in health sciences and runs the country’s premier state-funded hospital, the Philippine General Hospital.

UP Los Baños in Laguna focuses on forestry, agriculture, and environmental studies and also owns the 10,500-acre Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve.

UP Open University is the distance-learning leader which runs a range of online courses for home and overseas students.

UP Visayas takes a special interest in fisheries and marine sciences.

UP Mindanao emphasizes studies on architecture and biotechnology programs.

UP Cebu, used to be part of UP Visayas but became independent in order to focus on business and IT courses.

UP Baguio enjoys a reputation as a national leader in sciences, mathematics, and humanities.

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to the University of the Philippines for continuing its climb on the top university rankings in Asia!

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