UP, DLSU join Emerging Economies University Rankings 2019

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Two universities from the country have been included in the top schools for emerging economies in the world. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 17) — Two universities from the country have been included in the Emerging Economies University Rankings for 2019 by data provider Times Higher Education (THE).

The results on Tuesday showed the University of the Philippines among the top 100 in the list, claiming the 87th spot. Meanwhile, De La Salle University was on the 251st to 300th bracket of the list.

China dominated the rankings with its Tsinghua University claiming the top spot, followed by the Peking University while India is the most represented country in the batch with 49 entries.

THE ranked the institutions based on the same performance indicators as their World University Rankings, except they are applied to universities under emerging economies.

THE's performance indicators are divided into five areas: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation); citation (Research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research) and industry income (knowledge transfer).

Universities are excluded from the list if they do not teach undergraduates or if they produce research publications fewer than 1,000 between 2013 and 2017, with a minimum of 150 per year. They will also be excluded if 80 percent or more of their research output is exclusively in one subject area.

Countries with emerging economies are classified under "advanced emerging", "secondary emerging" and "Frontier" based on a "quality of markets matrix" by the Financial Times Stock Exchange. The matrix takes into account the country's Gross National Product per capita, and credit rating among other criteria.

The Philippines is classified as a secondary emerging economy, which means it has not passed enough category benchmarks to be considered as an Advanced Emerging economy.