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QS Asian University Rankings 2009 – Philippines in Top 100

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QS Asian University Rankings 2009 – Philippines in Top 100

I was browsing the net for hours already when some striking yellow links flashed on my screen like i’ve never seen before. It was such a teaser. Later on i found out, it was the QS Asian University Rankings 2009. And because i was eager to witness who were on the top lists, i immediately followed the link and behold this list flashed on my screen.

Wow! Couldnt help but be happy just when i saw my alma mater on the list. How about yours? =)

I’ve been actually following such stories even during the Asian Week Magazine – days. And there is always this sense of pride and honor especially seeing your school/alma mater belonging to the top university rankings. If you haven’t figured what QS means then this might come in handy:

Q stands for Quacquarelli and S stands for Symonds.

QS was founded in 1990 by Wharton MBA, Nunzio Quacquarelli with offices in London and the US. Fellow director Matt Symonds and the Paris team joined in 1994. Today, QS operates globally from offices in: London, Paris, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Sydney and Washington DC.

Today, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) has become established as the world’s leading network for top careers and education. It links graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with recruiters and education providers, both physical and virtual. The mission is to enable motivated people around the world to fulfil their potential by fostering international mobility, educational achievement and career development.

Representing the Philippines in the top 100 are University of the Philippines, De La Salle University, and Ateneo de Manila University. University of Sto. Tomas, on the other hand, lies on the 144th spot.  In the 2008 Global ranking, UP ranked #276, a big jump from the previous year’s #398 ranking.

Rankings per subject are as follows:

If you are living in Asia and are planning to advance to further studies then it would be beneficial and relevant if you take a glimpse of the top universities now in Asia. And according to, here are the top 10 Asian universities:

1.) University of Hong Kong;

2.)The Chinese University of Hong Kong;

3.) University of Tokyo;

4.) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology;

5.) Kyoto University;

6.) Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology;

7.) Seoul National University;

8.) Tokyo Institute of Technology; and

9.) National University of Singapore and Peking University

For the complete list of the rankings in Asia, Europe, Country level, Australia and the US, you may want to visit

The ranking weights are:

    • Peer Review Score (40%)
    • Recruiter Review (10%)
    • International Faculty Score (5%)
    • International Students Score (5%)
    • Faculty/Student Score (20%)
    • Citations/Faculty Score (20%).

As I am also taking time to review some of the universities  offering masteral degree programs i.e. MBA, MSCS which i plan to take probably later this year, such publication is important as it serves as a measuring cup to come up with a wise decision when looking for a good school. And as Vice-Chancellor of Massey University, Professor Judith Kinnear says the THE-QS ranking is a “wonderful external acknowledgement of several University attributes, including the quality of its research, research training, teaching and employability.“ She says the rankings are a true measure of a university’s ability to fly high internationally. I couldn’t help but agree.

Which Philippine Business Schools do you think is  best for MBA Program ? Or for that matter anything related to Management? Any idea?

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If you are from the Philippines, would you wish to consider studying abroad? Why and why not?

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