UP Ranked 70th Best University From Emerging Economies Around the World

UP jumped 17 places from its ranking in 2019.

The University of the Philippines (UP) is the 70th best university from emerging economies around the world, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings of 2020. UP tied with the Semmelweis University in Hungary for 70th place as both institutions scored 37.5.

The list features the 533 best institutions from 47 countries categorized as “advanced emerging,” “secondary emerging,” or “frontier” by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group. The Philippines is classified as a “secondary emerging” economy.

Similar to how THE World University Rankings judges the best institutions from every country, the Emerging Economies University Rankings measures universities based on teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

UP ranked just below the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, and higher than Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University in the Russian Federation.

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Mainland China dominated the list with 81 institutions, including the top four spots on the list. India was the second most represented country with 56 institutions, followed by Brazil with 46 institutions. Russia, Taiwan, and South Africa are the only countries outside of China to be featured in the top 10.

UP is the highest ranking Philippine institution to land on the list. The only other school to be considered by the rankings is De La Salle University, which placed in the 351-400th bracket out of 533 schools (Schools that placed after 200 are given ranges instead of rankings).

UP also ranks as the 95th best university in Asia, according to THE Asia University Rankings of 2019. It also landed in the 401-500 bracket in the World University Rankings 2020.


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