In an exciting leap forward, the 2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings in Asia welcomed four Philippine universities into its prestigious fold, signaling a remarkable stride in the nation’s higher education panorama. The University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila, and Mindanao State University (MSU) made their inaugural appearances, adding a new chapter to the narrative of Philippine academic achievement.
This noteworthy accomplishment expands the roster of Philippine institutions on the QS list, standing alongside 12 other universities already recognized for their academic excellence. The University of the Philippines (UP) remains at the forefront, securing the 78th position—an ascent from its 87th placement in the 2023 rankings.
Completing the top four are Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) at 134, De La Salle University (DLSU) at 171, and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) at 179. This diverse representation emphasizes the multifaceted strengths characterizing the Philippine academic landscape.
Prominent Schools in the Philippines
Here is a comprehensive list of Philippine universities featured in the 2024 QS Asia Rankings:
1. University of the Philippines – 78
2. Ateneo de Manila University – 134
3. De La Salle University – 171
4. University of Santo Tomas – 179
5. Adamson University – 551-600
6. University of San Carlos – 551-600
7. Polytechnic University of the Philippines – 551-600
8. Mapua University – 601-650
9. Siliman University – 601-650
10. Ateneo De Davao University – 651-700
11. Far Eastern University, Manila – 701-750
12. Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology – 701-750
13. Saint Louis University – 751-800
14. Xavier University – 801+
15. Lyceum of the Philippines University – 801+
16. Mindanao State University – 801+
The 2024 QS World University Rankings: Asia boasts a total of 856 institutions from 25 countries and territories. India, with 148 featured universities, has surpassed China as the most represented higher education system. China follows closely with 133 universities, while Japan claims 96 institutions.
Peking University maintains its pinnacle position in the rankings, solidifying its status as the region’s premier university. This global acknowledgment not only highlights the academic achievements of individual universities but also cements the Philippines’ presence on the international academic stage.
The inclusion of these four universities in the QS Asia Rankings underscores the diverse and dynamic academic landscape in the Philippines. As the nation continues to foster educational excellence, this achievement serves as a testament to the commitment of these institutions to provide world-class education and contribute to the global academic discourse.