Ateneo de Davao University joined the ranks as one of the best universities in Asia based on the newly-released 2016 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings for Asia.
AdDU was among the eight Philippine universities listed in the prestigious university rankings which also included Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU), De La Salle University (DLSU), University of the Philippines (UP), University of Santo Tomas (UST), Siliman University (SU), University of San Carlos (USC), and Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan (ADCU).
Ateneo de Davao University and Xavier University were the only universities from Mindanao to be listed among the top 350 universities in Asia.
AdDU was at 251st place in the university rankings in Asia which secured the spot in the 251-300 brackets.
This year marked the return of AdDU as among the top 350 universities in Asia. The university was previously included in the list last 2014.
Among the top eight Philippine universities listed, AdDU ranked as the fifth best Philippine university after UP, ADMU, DLSU, and UST.
UP is still the top university in the country as it ranked 70th in the university rankings for Asia, followed by ADMU at 99th place, DLSU at 143rd place, and UST at 157th place.
Other Philippine universities listed in the university rankings for Asia were Siliman University and Xavier University. Both placed in the 251-300 brackets, while the University of San Carlos which placed in the 301-350 brackets.
The National University of Singapore was recognized as the best university in Asia. It gained an overall score of 100. The universities that followed this score in the top five list were the City University of Hong Kong, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University from China.
Published annually since 2009, the QS University Rankings for Asia adopts a methodology that consists of the following indicators being used to compile the list: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per paper, papers per faculty, staff with a PhD, proportion of international faculty, proportion of international students, and proportion of both inbound and outbound exchange students.