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UP barges into Asia’s TOP 100 universities

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The University of the Philippines (UP) climbed to the 95th place among the top universities in Asia, London-based magazine and provider of higher education data, Times Higher Education (THE), announced Wednesday.

Since 2017, UP has been in the rankings for Asia but this was the first time that it made the top 100.

“UP soared 61 places from its 156th position in 2018 to sit in the upper 23 percent of 417 universities from 27 countries for 2019. It is one of only five universities from Southeast Asia in the top 100, with two from Singapore and the other two from Malaysia,” UP said in a press release.

De La Salle University (DLSU), meanwhile, placed 251-300, making it the only Philippine private university included in the 2019 THE rankings.

UP and DLSU are the only Philippine universities to enter the list.

The Asia University Rankings said it used the same 13 indicators of the World University Rankings, though “recalibrated to reflect the priorities of Asian institutions.”

The universities are assessed across all of their core functions, including teaching, research, citations, international outlook, and industry income.

Citations and research are the biggest determinants of scores at 30 percent each.

Only 34 higher education institutions from Southeast Asia were part of the list. (PNA)

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