UST falls out of QS world subject rankings

UST fails to maintain rank in medicine
UST fails to secure a ranking in any of the 55 disciplines in the 2024 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Photo by Jessica Luna/ THE FLAME

THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas failed to secure a spot in any of the 55 disciplines in the 2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject.

In the latest edition of the assessment, UST lost its lone ranking in the medicine subject where it previously placed within the 601-650 band.  

“On this occasion, the University of Santo Tomas does not feature in the QS World University Ranking by Subject,” QS told The Flame

The assessment analyzes 55 disciplines of global institutions under five broad subject areas, namely, arts and humanities; engineering and technology; life sciences and medicine; natural sciences and social sciences and management. 

According to QS, factors that prevented the University from retaining its spot in the medicine subject were its performances in the indicators for academic reputation; employer reputation and H-index, a metric that measures a university’s research quality and impact.

School subjects were also assessed based on their research citations per paper and international research network, which determines global engagement and partnership.

Three Philippine universities made it to the latest QS world subject rankings. 

Ateneo de Manila University emerged as the best Philippine institution in the arts and humanities category, ranking 325th globally. It was followed by University of the Philippines (351st) and De La Salle University (401-450th).

University of the Philippines (276th) topped the social sciences and management category in the country, outperforming Ateneo De Manila University and De La Salle University which both landed within the 401-450 bracket.

Only University of the Philippines was able to obtain a ranking in engineering and technology (501-550th) and life sciences and medicine (401-450th). No Philippine school was ranked for the natural sciences category.

Out of 1,559 universities, Harvard University was the top institution for arts and humanities (97.9); social sciences and management (97.6); life sciences and medicine (98.8) and natural sciences (96.7).

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was deemed the world’s best school for engineering and technology (96.8).F – with reports from Zoe Airabelle Aguinaldo

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