By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The country’s leading universities remain highly regarded in international academic circles, but most of them slipped in the latest ranking of the world’s top 800 universities by the ratings firm Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
The University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and the University of Santo Tomas dropped in the 2013 QS World University Rankings, while De La Salle University maintained its place from last year.
UP still led Philippine universities on the list, but the premier state university was down to 380th this year from 348th last year.
Ateneo was also down to ranks 501-550 from 451-500 last year, while UST was down to rank 701+ from 601+ last year.
DLSU ranked at 601-650, basically the same as its 601+ rank last year.