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The University of the Philippines is among the top 100 of the 2019 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings.

UP ranked 95th and was among the five universities in Southeast Asia that landed on the top 100 list. It 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 remains the highest ranked university from the Philippines,” said UP in a press release.

The state university has featured in the THE rankings for Asia since 2017, but this is the first time that it made the top 100.

Meanwhile, the De La Salle University (DLSU) made it to the list for the first time, joining the 251-300 bracket. The two institutions are the only Philippine universities that appeared in the list in 2018.

According to the site, the THE Asia University Rankings 2019 use the same 13 performance indicators as the World University Rankings, but they are recalibrated to reflect the attributes of Asia’s institutions.

“The universities are judged across all their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook – to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available,” it wrote.

Check out the top 10 universities below:

  1. Tsinghua University (China)
  2. National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  3. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong)
  4. University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  5. Peking University (China)
  6. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
  7. Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
  8. The University of Tokyo (Japan)
  9. Seoul National University (Korea)
  10. Sungkyunkwan University (Korea)

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