UP jumps from 95th to the 65th Spot in the Top Universities in Asia

After breaking the record in 2019 by becoming one of the 100 Best Universities in Asia, the University of the Philippines now jumps from the 95th to the 65th spot this year. This is according the latest university ranking released by the Time Higher Education (THE).

It can be recalled that UP has been in the 156th spot in 2018 and 201st to 250th spot in 2017. Right now, it is considered as the fifth highest ranking university from the Southeast Asian region. It tied with Cankaya University in Turkey in the 65th place – just above the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in India and below the South China University of Technology in China.

Aside from the University of the Philippines, De La Salle University – which debuted in the list last year – remained in the list of Top 500 universities but has dropped from the 251st to 300th spot down to the 301st to 350th.

Here are the Top Asian Universities in 2020 according to the Time Higher Education:

Asia Rank 2020Asia Rank 2019
Country/regionWorld University Rank 2020
11Tsinghua UniversityChina23
25Peking UniversityChina24
32National University of SingaporeSingapore25
44University of Hong KongHong Kong35
53The Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong47
66Nanyang Technological University, SingaporeSingapore=48
78The University of TokyoJapan=36
87Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong=57
99Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea64
=1012University of Science and Technology of ChinaChina=80
=1010Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)South Korea89
6595University of the PhilippinesPhilippines401–500

This ranking is based on the 13 Performance Indicators used by the THE World University Rankings – but were recalibrated to reflect the attributes of the universities in Asia. Indicators include: Teaching (the learning environment) 25%, Research (volume, income, and reputation) 30%, Citations (30%), International Outlook (Staff, Students, Research) 7.5%, Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer) 7.5%.

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