First Two Vietnamese Universities Ranks the World's Top 500

Vietnam's Duy Tan and Ton Duc Thang universities have been ranked among the world's top 401-500 universities in the Time Higher Education (THE) 2022 rankings. This is the first time Vietnamese universities have received such a high ranking.
October 27, 2021 | 20:47
First Two Vietnamese Universities Ranks the World's Top 500
The three Vietnamese universities in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Rankings 2021. Photo: THE

In the most recent rankings, Duy Tan University (DTU) received 100 points in the citation criteria to become the world's top university, while Ton Duc Thang University received 99.3 points to place 18th in the world.

Due to their substantial rise in citation indices, both universities are in the top 401 – 500.

Duy Tan University (DTU) has a citation value of 100 (first in the world), whereas Ton Duc Thang University has a citation index of 99.3 (fifth in the world), which is greater than renowned universities like Harvard University and the University of California.

The Vietnam National University in Hanoi, which has previously been placed in the top 801 - 1,000 institutions in the world on two occasions, was this year ranked in the top 1,001 - 1,200 universities in the world.

Furthermore, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi University of Science and Technology were listed among the top 1,201 universities in the world.

More than 1,600 higher education institutions from 99 nations and territories are represented in the list. This is the world's most comprehensive and diversified university rankings.

Duy Tan University. Photo: Duytan.edu.vn
Duy Tan University. Photo: Duy Tan University

Overall, Oxford University has won the rankings for the sixth year in a row, followed by California Institute of Technology, Harvard University (2nd), Stanford University (3rd), and Cambridge University.

The United States has the most representatives in the rankings and in the top 200, with 183 and 57 universities, respectively, despite the fact that its proportion of top 200 universities is dropping.

For the first time this year, six countries are represented in the ranking: Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, and the United Arab Emirates.

Ton Duc Thang University. Photo: tdtu.edu.vn
Ton Duc Thang University. Photo: tdtu.edu.vn

According to THE 2022, Harvard University ranked first in teaching, while Oxford University led in research, and Macau University of Science and Technology ranked first in international outlook.

The criteria for Time Higher Education 2022 are similar to those of the 2021 rankings, with 5 groups, including:

  1. Teaching (learning environment), accounting for 30%
  2. Research (volume, income and reputation), representing 30%

  3. Scientific citations (research influence), with 30%

  4. International outlook (of staff, students and studies) with 7.5%

  5. Income (knowledge transfer) with a rate of 2.5%

The three other Vietnamese representatives to make the list include the Hanoi National University,, while the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology are among the top 1201+.

First Two Vietnamese Universities Ranks the World's Top 500
The three Vietnamese universities in the Times Higher Education (THE)’s Asia University Rankings 2021. (Photo: VNA)

Earlier this year, the Times Higher Education (THE) Asia's University Rankings 2021 also include three Vietnamese universities.

The three other Vietnamese representatives to make the list include the Hanoi National University (VNU), which is in the top 1001 to 1200, while the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology are among the top 1201+.

VNU is placed between 251st and 300th, HUST 351st – 400th, and VNUHCM 401st.

The rankings assessed 551 institutions from 30 Asian countries and territories this year. In 2020, the number of institutions was 500.

HNU received the top score among Vietnamese representatives in the areas of teaching, research, citations, and international view, while VNU HCM had the highest score in industry income.

According to DTU's official website, On February 20th, the Center for Educational Accreditation of the Association of Vietnamese Universities and Colleges awarded DTU a Certificate of National Educational Quality for its major achievements in education and research. The University has established a goal for itself to get international ABET certification, as well as other international accreditations, and to join the top 300 Asian universities list.

While Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a public university, established on September 24, 1997. After more than 24 years of development, TDTU has become a major higher education institution in Vietnam. All the lecturers, administrative staff and students of TDTU strictly follow the three principles of operation:

"- Nothing is more important than being effective.

- Nothing is more valuable than treating others fairly.

- Nothing is more honorable than serving our country."

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