Seven Philippine varsities join ranks of the best in Asia

Another seven universities from the Philippines – four of them based in Mindanao – were named among the Top 650 schools in Asia in addition to the seven already on the list since last year, according to the 2021 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Asia rankings.

The seven new schools were Ateneo de Davao University (501-550 bracket), Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology (551-600), Adamson University (601+), Central Luzon State University (601+), Central Mindanao University (601+), Central Philippine University (601+) and Xavier University (601+).

The University of the Philippines remained the country’s highest-

ranked school as it climbed to the 69th spot from 72nd in 2020.

The Commission on Higher Education on Thursday attributed the improved rankings to its efforts in “assisting Philippine (higher educational institutions) to internationalise by helping them understand the international ranking system”.

It added that the schools’ internationalisation initiatives were promoted through university-to-university twinning programmes and research, study visits by university presidents and scholarships in top foreign universities. — Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN

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