QS statement: University of the Philippines among the world’s best, new QS rankings reveals
London, Wednesday 26 th February : Only one university from the Philippines has been named among the global top 200 in at least one of the 30 disciplines covered in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today at http://www.topuniversities.com .
University of the Philippines achieved a place in the top 151-200 institutions for agriculture and forestry and for environmental science. No other institutions were able to rank in any of the 30 disciplines, which cover arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences, and social sciences and management.
This is similar to neighbouring Indonesia, where only Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) was able to represent the country with a rank of 151-200 in computer science. It is a sharp contrast to other countries in the region, where China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore had a strong showing particularly in engineering and technology disciplines.
The rankings point to numerous world-class faculties in Asia-Pacific and Continental Europe, regions that have traditionally been eclipsed by the US and UK in overall rankings.
Asia accounts for ten of the top 30 institutions in chemical, civil and electrical engineering, and eight in mechanical engineering, showing that several institutions throughout the region can now be considered serious global players.
National University of Singapore makes the global top ten in all five of the engineering and technology disciplines, while Hong Kong accounts for three of the top 20 institutions for computer science: HKUST (11 th ), HKU (14 th ), and Chinese University of Hong Kong (18 th ).
Globally, Harvard remains the best all-round institution, ranking first in 11 of the 30 disciplines, two more than its local rival MIT.
Institutions topping the 30 tables of the
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014
Harvard University ( 11)
Accounting & Finance
Earth & Marine Sciences
Economics & Econometrics
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Politics & International Studies
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (9)
Computer Science & Information Systems
Engineering – Chemical
Engineering – Civil & Structural
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing
Physics & Astronomy
University of Oxford (3)
English Language & Literature
Institute of Education, University of London (1)
New York University (NYU) (1)
Stanford University (1)
Statistics & Operational Research
University of California, Berkeley (UCB) (1)
University of California, Davis (UCD) (1)
Agriculture & Forestry
University of Cambridge (1)
University of Wisconsin-Madison (1)
Communication & Media Studies
The rankings are based on research citations, alongside reputational surveys of over 90,000 academics and graduate employers worldwide.
The methodology of the rankings can be found here .