UST is best PH school for communications, public relations in Edurank rankings

...but ranked last among four PH schools in journalism and digital media
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THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas emerged as the top Philippine institution for communications and public relations, according to the 2024 EduRank rankings by academic field.

Landing 992nd out of 3,255 schools worldwide, UST ranked first among 10 other Philippine universities in terms of its research performance in the program under liberal arts and social sciences.

The independent metric-based ranking assessed institutions based on their number of citations and published academic papers.

Edurank drew the data from its February 2024 edition of world university rankings, where UST ranked fourth among 229 Philippine schools.

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The University was able to publish 1,771 research papers and received a total of 13,576 citations in the liberal arts and social sciences category.

UST’s communications and public relations program bested that of De La Salle University (1,202nd), Ateneo de Manila University (1,343rd), University of the Philippines Diliman (1,431st) and University of the Philippines Manila (2,094th).

Other schools it outperformed were Asian Institute of Management (2,152nd), University of the Philippines Los Banos (2,541st), Philippine Normal University (3,151st), University of Mindanao (3,165th) and Polytechnic University of the Philippines (3,238th).

Last in journalism and digital media

UST was also able to make it in the ranking for journalism and digital media program but placed last among four schools in the country. Its journalism program received a world ranking of 1,410th among 1,510 universities.

De La Salle University was named the Philippines’ best journalism school and earned a global spot of 1099th. It was followed by University of the Philippines Diliman (1,340th) and Ateneo de Manila University (1,370th).

The University was ranked in 15 of 41 programs under the liberal arts and social sciences category.

It secured rankings for the programs of religious studies (first); education majors (second); philosophy (fourth); anthropology (fourth); gender studies (fourth); aesthetics (fifth); demography (fifth); political science (fifth); law (fifth); sociology (fifth), linguistics (fifth); history (seventh) and archaeology (seventh).F

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