Four RP Universities in Asia's Top 200

Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd. (QS) has released its Asian University Rankings for 2010. Four Philippine universities made it to the Top 200 regionally, with Ateneo de Manila University rated top in Philippine and among the Asian top 60.

Ranking Analysis:

Ateneo de Manila University
- 58th in Asia (tied with National Central University in Taiwan and UKM in Malaysia), moving up 26 places from 84th in 2009.
- 14th in Arts and Humanities, up from 19th last year.
- 22nd in Natural sciences (up two places).
- 57th in IT and Engineering, ahead of U.P. (62nd) and DLSU (80th)

University of the Philippines (U.P.)
- Dropped from 63rd to 78th overall in 2010.
- 16th in Arts and Humanities, ahead of DLSU (54th) and University of Santo Tomas (69th).
- 32nd in Life sciences & biomedicine, the highest ranked of all Philippine schools.
- 31st in Natural sciences, up from 32nd.
- 18th in Social sciences, up from 22nd. It is the highest rated school in the country.

University of Santo Tomas
- Moving up from 144th last year to tied for 101st with two other schools: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, and Prince of Songkla University.

De La Salle University (DLSU)
- 106th in 2010, dropped 30 places from 76th last year.
- 88th in Natural sciences, moving up nine places from 97th.