The University of the Philippines further climbed international rankings, appearing in the top 33 percent of the 2020 QS World University Rankings. It placed 356th, up by 28 notches from last year, in the top 1,000 institutions from around the world.

This is UP’s fourth climb in the QS world rankings and its highest standing since it moved into the rankings in 2014.

The University of the Philippines has been named one of the world’s top 100 universities for development studies. This is the first time since 2017 that UP has been ranked in the subject in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

UP also advanced in the rankings in politics and international studies and was able to maintain its position in English language and literature, agriculture and forestry, medicine, environmental sciences, and sociology. This year likewise saw UP’s initial entry in geography, business and management studies, economics and econometrics, and law.