4 Philippine universities in QS world rankings by subject
De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas appeared in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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4 Philippine universities in QS world rankings by subject

Patricia Lourdes Viray (Philstar.com) - February 27, 2019 - 11:05am

MANILA, Philippines — Four institutions from the Philippines appeared in the latest global ranking of universities based on academic discipline insights released Wednesday.

The 2019 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings by subject included the University of the Philippines (UP), De La Salle University (DLSU), Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) and University of Santo Tomas (UST).

The Philippines ranked 13th in Asia Pacific and 47th in the world on the number of universities included in the latest rankings per subject.

Social sciences and management turned out as the broad subject area with greatest university representation in the Philippines with three universities in the list — UP, DLSU and ADMU.

On specific subjects, Philippine universities have been recognized in English language and literature, sociology, business management studies and medicine.

Below is a list of the best performance of the country's top universities by broad subject area:

Subject Institution Ranking
Agriculture and Forestry UP 151st to 200th
Archaeology UP 151st to 200th
Business and Management Studies DLSU 351st to 400th
  UP 351st to 400th
Computer Science and Information Systems UP 501st to 550th
Development Studies UP 51st to 100th
Economics and Econometrics  UP 301st to 350th
English Language and Literature  UP 101st to 150th
  ADMU 151st to 200th
  DLSU 151st to 200th
Environmental Sciences  UP 251st to 300th
Geography  UP 101sth to 150th
Law UP 251st to 300th
Linguistics  DLSU 251st to 300th
Medicine UP 301st to 350th
  UST 451st to 500th
Modern Languages UP 251st to 300th
Politics and International Studies UP 101st to 150th
Sociology UP 151st to 200th
  ADMU 201st to 250th
Arts and Humanities UP 283=
  ADMU 339=
Engineering and Technology UP 451st to 500th
Life Sciences and Medicine UP 401st to 450th
Social Sciences and Management UP 280=
  ADMU 451st to 500th
  DLSU 451st to 500th

UP, the country's national university,  appeared in the world rankings by subject the most with 15 of 48 specific subject areas covered in the 2019 rankings, QS said in a media release.

Last year, UP was included in the top 500 schools in 10 out of 48 subject areas.

"University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University are the universities that appear most frequently in the subject lists," QS said.

Harvard University remains the top university in the world ranking first as the best institution in 12 subjects, followed by Massachussetts Institute of Technology being the world leader in 11 subjects.

The latest world rankings by subject accounted the insights of over 83,000 academics, 42,000 employers and 150 million citations from 22 million academic papers.

Over 1,200 universities across 78 countries were evaluated based on four key indicators — academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper and H-index.

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