Four Philippine universities are among the world’s top 200 universities by subject, according to a list released by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
The 2021 QS University Rankings by Subject placed the University of the Philippines (UP) in the 101-150 rank for Politics and International studies, and the 151-200 rank for English Language and Literature, Agriculture and Forestry, and Geography.
In total, UP placed 15 out of 51 disciplines, down from last year’s 18.
Both the Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) and De La Salle University (DLSU) ranked in four subjects each.
AdMU entered the rankings in Modern Languages, 251-300; Business and Management Studies, 451-500, retaining its place in English, Language, and Literature, 201-250; and falling in Sociology, 301-320 from last year’s 251-300.
DLSU ranked this year in Business and Management Studies, 301-350; Economics and Econometrics, 451-500, while retaining its place in Linguistics, 201-250; and English, Language, and Literature, 201-250.
Meanwhile, the University of Santo Tomas (UST) still ranked in medicine, but fell to 601-650 from last year’s 551-600.
Overall, UP is in the 396th place, ADMU is in the 601-650 spot, while DLSU and UST are in the 801-1000 bracket.
QS is a British company specializing in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world.
This year, QS rankings covered 51 subjects, grouped into five broad subject areas.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject.