UP, DLSU among top universities in Asia Pacific

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 21) —  Two Philippine universities were included among the top educational institutions in the Asia-Pacific region, according to London-based data provider Times Higher Education (THE).

Results published on Wednesday showed that the University of the Philippines (UP) and the De La Salle University (DLSU) were in the top 300 schools of the region.

UP was at 101st-110th bracket, an improvement from its 2018 ranking of 151-160.

DLSU joined the list at the 201st-250th bracket. The Taft-based institution was unranked last year.

China's Tsinghua University rose to the top spot from its second place in 2018. It displaced the National University of Singapore which dropped to No. 2.

The University of Melbourne came in third.

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the University of Hong Kong were in fourth and fifth spots.

Japan listed the most number of schools in the rankings, with 103 of its universities featured.

The Asia-Pacific University Rankings analyzed universities across East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. The featured schools represented 13 countries.

UP and DLSU were also the only Philippine universities in the Emerging Economies for 2019 of the same data provider.