Thursday, June 18, 2009

UP is Top University in the Philippines in QS Top University Rankings 2009

No surprises there, the University of the PHILIPPINES ( alma mater...ehem) is still the top University/College in the Philippines, ranking #63 in the 2009 "Top 200 Asian Universities" of Top Universities. It is tied at 63 with Universitas GADJAH MADA of Indonesia.

Other Philippine Universities that ranked are the De la Salle University #76, the Ateneo de Manila University #84, and the University of Santo Tomas #144.

According to the site, this is the first regional ranking from QS Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, the compilers of the Times Higher Education - QS World University Rankings. Previously published rankings were all Global rankings. In the 2008 Global ranking, UP ranked #276, a big jump from the previous year's #398 ranking.

The 2009 Top Asian Universities are as follows...
#1 University of HONG KONG Hong Kong
#2 The CHINESE University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
#3 University of TOKYO Japan
#4 HONG KONG University of Science and Technology Hong Kong
#5 KYOTO University Japan
#6 OSAKA University Japan
#7 KAIST - Korea Advanced Institute of Scie... Korea, South
#8 SEOUL National University Korea, South
#9 TOKYO Institute of Technology Japan
#10 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore, tied with
#10 PEKING University China

For the full ranking, visit Top Universities.

*A quick note on the attached video: The UP Concert Chorus singing UP's alma mater song, UP Naming Mahal. It is taken from BUKLOD TANGI VCD, produced by UP Dilliman Office of the Vice Chancellor, Chancellor, and the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA). Copyright 2001. All rights reserved.

P.S. I was part of the group that recorded it! But didn't make it to the shooting of the video. :(

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  1. am not surprised with UP's rank, great job mga isko!
    hopefully by next year, my alma mater UST can get to the top 100. ^_^

  2. di rin ako surprised.

    U.P. Naming Mahal kaya yan.

  3. @ manik_reigun - yeah! sana nga!

    @ stupidient - Pamantasang hirang... :D

  4. haha... galing naman...

    Recent undefined:=-

  5. University of Hongkong retains number 1 position from last year while National University of Singapore climbed from top 10 to 2nd place this year.

    For the Philippine universities, Ateneo climbs from 84th spot to 58th spot, and outranking the other Pinoy universities. UP drops from 63rd to 78th spot, while UST climbs from 144th to 101st spot. DLSU drops 30 spots, from 76th to 106th.

    RP's Universities in QS Asian Universities Ranking 2010:

    Ateneo 58th

    UP 78th

    UST 101st

    DLSU 106th

    Of the 4 universities, only Ateneo and UST improved ranking scores, with UST climbing 43 spots this year. UP and DLSU drop from their previous ranks, with DLSU going down 30 spots.