ILIGAN – Another Philippine school enters the annual ranking for top universities.
The Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT) in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte is now among the roster of Philippine schools in the annual list of top universities in Asia released by the United Kingdom-based group Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). It becomes the first Mindanao school to be included in the prestigious list.
MSU-IIT is at the 451-500 bracket of the QS University Rankings 2019 in the Asian region, along with Silliman University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.
The country’s premier university, University of the Philippines (UP), still leads at 72nd place. Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) comes second at 115th spot (from 95th place last year), while the De La Salle University (DLSU) is still at the third place at 155th (down from 134th place). The University of Santo Tomas (UST) ranked at 162nd place (down from 145th).
The University of San Carlos and Mapua University retain their spots at 301-350 and 401-450, respectively.
The rankings are based on universities’ academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, international research network, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with doctorate degrees, international faculty, international students, inbound exchange, and outbound exchange.