Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

UP slides in global ranking, remains Philippines' top university

UP slides in global ranking, remains Philippines' top university

MIT, Stanford University, Harvard University and the California Institute of Technology claimed the top four spots in this year's QS rankings while England's University of Oxford and University of Cambridge came fifth and sixth.

The QS rankings are based on the expert opinion of 83,877 academics and 42,862 employers, in addition to the analysis of 13 million papers and 67 million citations to measure the impact of the research produced by the universities ranked. A downloadable supplement is also available, containing detailed insights into this year's results. The top six ranked universities are in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Last year, PU was at number 19 among 21 Indian institutions in research citations per faculty.

Australia again had five of its 37 universities in the top 50, and more institutions rose up the rankings than fell down.

The rankings cover universities established in the two decades between 1945 and 1967, with 200 institutions from 44 different countries in the mix.

Meanwhile, Riga Stradins University was included in the ranking for the first time in the 801-1000 place grouping.

UAEU's move up the rankings shows that the university is attaining regional and global eminence by conducting cutting-edge research in areas of strategic difference to the region and the world.

Russian universities have recorded consistent improvements in the latest edition of the world's most-consulted worldwide university rankings, offering a testament to the growing global competitiveness of the nation's higher education system.

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has achieved a better position in the 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by climbing 80 spots into the 521-530 rank range from an earlier placing in the 601-650 range.

Globally, UM is within the top 1% of approximately 26,000 universities.

Speaking of the report conducted by QS, minister for Education Richard Bruton said the rankings "reflected a strong performance overall by Ireland".

The achievement could be primarily attributed to the improvements in the QS' reputational indicator, which accounts for the insights of 83,000 academics and 42,000 employers.

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