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A handful of Vietnam universities enter global rankings

November 27, 2020 | 12:42

Given many educational advancements achieved in 2020, Vietnam has a long list of universities that make it to the prestigious Asian and global university rankings.

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Top 500 leading universities in emerging economies

On February 18, 2020, the prestigious rankings of Times Higher Education (THE) announced the top 500 universities in the emerging economies.

Three educational establishments in Vietnam make it to the list, which are Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City.

Among the three, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Vietnam National University ranked first in the research impact index. Meanwhile, Vietnam National University in Hanoi leads the list as the university with international outlook, as reported by Lao Dong.

Top 200 universities with the best educational quality worldwide

Ton Duc Thang University, southern Vietnam, is one of the world’s top 200 universities with the best educational quality, as listed by THE Impact Rankings published on April 22.

Hanoi University of Science and Technology also enters the top 301-400 in the rank group as the most influential university worldwide.

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The Nature Index rankings between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020 (Photo: Captured)

Top best universities in the world

Ton Duc Thang University is the only Vietnamese candidate to be named in the Academic Ranking for World Universities, which was published earlier in mid-August. The educational establishment stands at 701-800 in the rank group, moving up at least 200 places compared to last year.

Top best universities in Asia

The universities included in the QS Asia University Ranking 2021, compiled by British higher education analysis firm QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), are the Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), the Industrial University of HCMC (IUH), and the University of Economics HCMC (UEH), according to VNE.

Announcing the list Wednesday, the firm said that the Hanoi school is placed in the 551-600 rank group, and both the HCMC schools in the 601+ group.

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11 universities in Vietnam enters the prestigious QS Asia University Ranking (Photo: Captured)

The eight other Vietnamese candidates on the list are: the Vietnam National University HCMC (VNU-HCM), the Vietnam National University in Hanoi, the Ton Duc Thang University, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the Duy Tan University, the Hue University, the University of Da Nang, and the Can Tho University.

Three of the eight universities have improved their rankings from last year. The Ton Duc Thang University has jumped 44 places to rank 163, the Duy Tan University is now in the 351-400 group, up from 451-500, and the Hue University has moved up to 401-450 from 451-500.

Four have slipped: the Vietnam National University in HCMC by 15 places to rank 158, the Vietnam National University in Hanoi by 13 places to 160, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology from the 261-270 group to 301-350 and the Can Tho University from the 401-450 group to 451-500.

The University of Da Nang retains a position in the 401-450 group from last year.

The QS Asia 2021 rankings are based on 11 criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, international research network, citations per paper and papers per faculty, staff with PhD degrees, proportion of international faculty and proportion of international students.

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