UP climbs 28 spots in World University Rankings 2020
Marje Pelayo • June 20, 2019 • 2636
MANILA, Philippines – Four universities in the Philippines made it to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) best universities in the world for 2020.
The country’s flagship state university, the University of the Philippines (UP), secured its highest rating so far in the list of best universities in the world, climbing 28 spots from 384th last year to 356th this year.
The university has just celebrated its 111th founding anniversary on June 18, 2019.
Three other Philippine universities entered the top 1,000 higher education institutions in the QS World University Rankings 2020 released on Wednesday (June 19).
Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) also climbed up from 651-700th last year to 601-650th spot this year.
De La Salle University (DLSU) and the University of Santo Tomas (UST) were able to retain their 801-1000th spots.
The top five list include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford and University of Chicago.
Quacquarelli Symonds, an international higher education information provider ranks the top 1,000 universities in the world based on six key indicators: academic reputation; employer reputation; faculty and student ratio; citations per faculty; international faculty ratio; and international student ratio.
“Hindi po namin papayagan na pumasok ang AFP at PNP lalo na si Senador Bato at Duterte sa aming pamantasan dahil nakikita namin na wala silang puwang o agenda upang i-address ang mga bitbit naming panawagan [We will not allow the AFP and the PNP, especially Senator Bato and Duterte to enter our university because we know that they have no agenda to address our petitions],” said UP student Rachiel Villamor.
Several UP professors also joined the walkout.
“Alamin at kumilos na ipaglaban ang tingin nila ay tama. Yan ang itinuturo namin sa classroom. Yan ang ibig sabihin ng pagiging edukador. At magagawa yan hindi lang sa loob ng classroom. Magagawa yan kahit sa labas kahit sa lansangan [Know and act to fight what they think is correct. That is what we teach in the classroom. That is what a teacher is all about. And we can do that not only in the classrooms. We can do that even in the streets],” said Josephine Dionisio, chairperson of UP Department of Sociology.
Aside from the campus in Diliman, the National Day of Walkout was also observed in other UP campuses in the country. (from the report of Mon Jocson) /mbmf
According to their research several extracts from horn snails (Telescopium telescopium) may prevent angiogenesis or formation of blood vessels from pre-existing ones.
“By preventing this process to occur, cancer cells are starved and do not grow and spread,” according to the study.
The study was published in journal Acta Medica Philippina last month.
“This study evaluated the potential antiangiogenic activity of Telescopium telescopium or locally known as Bagongon. It is highly abundant in the country and consumed as food by the locals,” the study further reads.
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