By Arianne Caryl N. Casas
The Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU) made it to the list of Top 300 universities in Asia, according to the education network Quacquarelli Symmonds (QS).
Based on its website, AdDu shared the 251st to 300th place. The University of Southeastern Philippines (Usep), which ranked within the 251st-300th last year, was no longer in the list.
AdDu is one of the five universities in the Philippines that made it to the list.
The four others are University of the Philippines (63rd), Ateneo de Manila University (115th), University of Santo Tomas (141st), and De La Salle University (151st-160th).
The National University of Singapore topped the rankings followed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, University of Hong Kong, Seoul National University and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
The rankings followed a methodology which used nine indicators that include academic reputation from global survey (30 percent), employer reputation from global survey (10 percent), papers per faculty (15 percent), citations per paper (15 percent), faculty student ratio (20 percent), proportion of international students (2.5 percent), proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).