UP, Ateneo among best English-teaching universities worldwide

The University of the Philippines (UP) and the Ateneo de Manila University are among the top 50 best English-teaching universities in the world in this year's New Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

Among the universities teaching the English Language and Literature around the world, the University of the Philippines ranked 34th while Ateneo ranked 35th, according to the QS World University Rankings.

The two prestigious Philippine universities bested other universities around the world, including the University of Manchester (43rd) in the United Kingdom, and Georgetown University (49th), Dartmouth College (51-100) and Fordham University (151-200) in the United States.

Also on the list of best English-teaching universities worldwide are De La Salle University in the 50-100 bracket and University of Santo Tomas in the 101-150 bracket. QS did not provide specific ranks for universities outside the top 50.

UP and Ateneo are also the sixth and seventh best English-teaching university in Asia, respectively, after National University of Singapore, Peking University, University of Tokyo, University of Hong Kong, and Kyoto University.

The QS World University Rankings evaluates universities around the world based on indicators like academic peer review, citations per faculty member, number of international students and faculty, and student-faculty ratio.

QS also evaluates the universities' performance in teaching five key subject areas:
Arts and Humanities;
Engineering and IT;
Life Sciences and Biomedicine;
Natural Sciences; and
Social Sciences.

World rankings

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) topped all the subjects under the Engineering and Technology Rankings, including Computer Science & Information Systems, Civil & Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing.

Meanwhile, Harvard University dominated the Life Sciences & Medicine and the Natural Sciences, ranking number one in the following subjects: Medicine, Biological Sciences, Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Environmental and Earth Sciences.

Asian rankings

UP and Ateneo were also included in the list of the top Social Sciences-teaching universities in Asia, with UP taking the 27th spot and Ateneo taking the 46th spot. National University of Singapore topped the list for Social Sciences.

The two schools also made a showing in the Arts and Humanities, with UP and Ateneo ranking 20th and 29th, respectively.

Earlier this year, QS announced the top 200 universities in Asia, which include four universities from the country. University of the Philippines was ranked 62 and Ateneo came in 65th, while UST and DLSU were 104th and 107th, respectively. — RSJ, GMA News

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