Joining the Big Four Philippine Universities (University of the Philippines, Ateneo De Manila University, University of Santo Tomas and De La Salle University Manila) is Ateneo de Davao University in Davao City. The University Ranking in Asia has been published annually since 2009. For the 2014 edition, the top five Filipino schools have changed or stayed in their ranks from the previous year.




Leading the pack are the following schools in Asia: (1) National University of Singapore, (2) KAIST- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, (3) University of Hong Kong, (4) Seoul National University (SNU), (5) Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, (6) The Chinese University of Hong Kong, (7) Nanyang Technological University, (8) Peking University, (9) Pohang University of Science and Technology and (10) University of Tokyo.

Ranking of the universities is based on academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (10%), faculty to student ratio (20%), citations per paper (15%), papers per faculty, (15%), proportion of international faculty (2.5%) and proportion of international students (2.5%), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5%) and proportion of  outbound exchange students (2.5%).