/ 27 November 2020

THE COMMITTEE on Higher and Technical Education of the House of Representatives on Thursday approved a resolution commending Philippine universities included in the list of the world’s best universities.

In a virtual hearing presided by Baguio Rep. Mark Go, members of the committee unanimously approved House Resolution 1195 authored by Quezon City 2nd District Rep. Precious Hipolito Castelo.

The resolution commended the University of the Philippines and De La Salle University for retaining their respective spots in the World Rankings released by London-Based Times Higher Education.

The rankings released on September 2 showed that UP retained its place in the 401st-500th bracket while DLSU remained at 1,000+ spots.

The rankings are based on 13 performance indicators grouped into five areas: teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook.

The committee also commended 14 Philippine universities included in the list of 634 best universities in Asia based on Quacquarelli Symonds’ latest rankings.

UP topped the 14 Philippine institutions in the list, climbing to 69th place, followed by the Ateneo de Manila University at 135th place; DLSU at 166th; and the University of Santo Tomas at 186th.

The other universities are the University of San Carlos, Ateneo de Davao University, Mapua University; Silliman University, Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology, Adamson University, Central Luzon State University, Central Mindanao University, Central Philippine University, and Xavier University.