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UST has most PACUCOA accredited programs

UST has the most number of Level IV status programs in the country and has the highest number of accredited programs in the National Capital Region.

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UST has the most number of Level IV status programs in the country and has the highest number of accredited programs in the National Capital Region. Photo by Jester Ramos/TomasinoWeb.

The University remained as the country’s top university in quality assurance, after earning the highest number of programs accredited by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities (PACUCOA).

UST bagged seven awards during the 28th Pacucoa general assembly and awarding ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 1.

UST has the most number of Level IV accredited programs in the country and has the highest number of accredited programs in the National Capital Region.

The University’s travel management program was the first college program in the country to be granted with Level IV accreditation, the highest accreditation that can be obtained from PACUCOA.

Recently, UST has produced topnotch graduates in this year’s nutritionist-dietitian, pharmacist and librarian board examinations.

The University holds 47 PACUCOA accredited programs with 26 having Level IV accreditation status. It has also 3 Centers for Excellence and 11 Centers of Development programs by the Commission on Higher Education.- M.W.D.P.

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UST retains spot in 2019 QS world ranking, fourth in PH top universities

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The University retained its spot on the 801-1,000 bracket of the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, placing fourth among the Philippine universities that made it on the list.

The University of the Philippines kept its place as the country’s top university despite going down in the 384th place from last year’s 367th.

Ateneo de Manila University went down to the 651-700 bracket from the 551-600 last year.

Moreover, De La Salle University joined UST in the 801-1,000 bracket after dropping from last year’s 701-750 bracket.

Despite remaining unmoved from its last year’s spot, UST remained as the only Philippine university to receive a QS four-star rating.

A four-star rated university is “highly international, demonstrating excellence in both research and teaching,” the QS Top Universities website stated.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was hailed again for the seventh-straight year as the top university in the world.

The National University of Singapore dethroned the Nanyang Technological University as the best in Asia, placing 11th worldwide.

The universities are evaluated based on six factors: academic reputation (40%) , employer reputation (10%) ,  faculty/student ratio (20%) , citations per faculty (20%), international faculty ratio (5%), and international student ratio (5%).—B. Laforga

 

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UST slumps in May 2018 chemical eng’g boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for chemical engineers.

UST registered a 20.69-percent passing rate, wherein only six out of 29 Thomasians passed. Last year, the University garnered a passing rate of 58.82 percent, with 20 out of 34 Thomasian passers.

However, no Thomasians made it to the roster of topnotchers.

Peter Matthew Paul Toribio Fowler of Mapua Institute of Technology-Manila led the new batch of chemical engineers with a score of 83 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila remained as the top performing school, recording a 96.55-percent passing rate.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 296 out of 636 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

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UST posts lower passing rate in May 2018 accountancy boards

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The University posted a lower passing rate in the May 2018 licensure examination for certified public accountants.

UST recorded a 68-percent passing rate in which 68 out of 100 Thomasians passed. This was lower than last year’s passing rate of 71.82 percent or 79 out of the 110 Thomasian examinees. 

However, no Thomasian made it to the top ten highest scorers.

Jayson Ong Chan of Saint Paul School of Professional Studies – Palo led the new batch of accountants with a score of 92.50 percent. Meanwhile, De La Salle University-Manila was named as the top performing school with a passing rate of 90.11 percent.

According to the Professional Regulation Commission, 2,843 out of 9,830 examinees nationwide passed the board exam.

 

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