Five Vietnamese Universities Remain In QS World University Rankings 2024

Five Vietnamese universities keep their places in the QS World University Rankings 2024 recently released by the UK-based education organisation Quacquarelli Symonds.
June 30, 2023 | 17:45

Specifically, the Duy Tan University is positioned at 514; the Ton Duc Thang University is in the group 721-730, the Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi and VNU - Ho Chi Minh City both are in the 951-1000 group; and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology is placed in the 1201-1400 category.

In this edition, the QS WUR 2024 ranks a total of 1,499 universities, with 83 entering the list for the first time, out of the 2,963 universities from 104 countries and territories.

It is the 20th year that the QS has published this ranking, with three new criteria and changes in weighting for three out of the six existing criteria.

In Southeast Asia, Malaysia takes the lead with 28 ranked universities, followed by Indonesia with 26, Thailand with 13, Vietnam with 5, the Philippines with 5, Singapore with 4, and Brunei with 2.

Although with four higher education institutions on the list, Singapore still shows its leading position in the region with two universities named in the top 30 in the world.

Duy Tan University

Duy Tan University is located in the heart of sunny Da Nang, on the Pacific Ocean. The university has steadily developed, sharing its ambition with the city to create a bustling, modern, international metropolis. Founded by the decree of the Prime Minister of Vietnam on November 11th, 1994, Duy Tan University is the first and the largest private, multidisciplinary, and diversified institution in Central Vietnam.

Photo: Duy Tan University
Photo: Duy Tan University

For nearly 24 years, thanks to its great efforts, Duy Tan University has made steady progress in education and training. The University has enrolled 2,600 students in 5 Postgraduate and 16 Graduate courses, 70,000 in 23 Undergraduate & Associate Bachelor’s Degree programs, and 1,400 students in Vocational programs.

Duy Tan University offers a wide range of academic programs, including Information Technology, Business Management, Foreign Languages, Tourism, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Pharmacology, Literature and Journalism, International Relations, Cultural Tourism, and Economic Law. Through its 16 graduate courses, Duy Tan University has fueled the local labor market with a total of 45,000 graduates and post-graduates so far. Over 89% of graduates find jobs within six months of graduation. This rate is even higher, at 100%, for Duy Tan University Software Technology graduates.

Ton Duc Thang University

Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a young and aspiring university in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Established in 1997, Ton Duc Thang University has steadily developed into one of the largest and fastest-growing universities in Vietnam with over 25,000 students and 1.300 faculty members. Our international five-star learning environment encompasses five campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang City, Lam Dong Province, and Ca Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region.

Photo: Vietnamnet
Photo: Vietnamnet

The inauguration of TDTU's Tan Phong campus is an important milestone marking the development of the university, which provides learners with modern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

Moreover, the TDTU has four other campuses, including one near Nha Trang Beach, one in Lam Dong Province, and one in Ca Mau Province. The university has approximately 26,000 students and 1,800 staff members with 16 faculties, 27 research groups, and 93 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs with a wide range of interdisciplinary research opportunities. In addition, the university has been focusing on research, high-quality training, and internationalization.

In addition, TDTU provides many scholarships for university students, which is an opportunity to help students improve their knowledge and their lives.

Vietnam National University (VNU)

As the first modern university established and one of the two national universities in Vietnam, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) has undergone various stages of development: the University of Indochina was established on 16 May 1906; Vietnam National University (November 1945); the University of Hanoi (June 1956). In December 1993, VNU was reorganized on the basis of amalgamating the University of Hanoi and some other leading universities in Hanoi.

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Photo: VnEconomy

VNU is the largest comprehensive higher education and research center in Vietnam. VNU is entrusted with the task of producing highly qualified human resources and talents for the industrialization and modernization of the country. VNU holds a special position in Vietnam’s higher education system, operating according to a special regulation promulgated by the Prime Minister.

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Established in 1956, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is Vietnam’s first multidisciplinary technical university. It is the industrial engineer training center of the country during building and development processes, and the cradle of high-quality human resources for the country’s modernization and industrialization.

In its early days, the whole University concentrated its efforts on settling facilities for classrooms and laboratories by renovating and buying new equipment; and at the same time, on the development of managerial and teaching staff to prepare basic conditions for the opening of the First Cohort.

Photo: Vietnamonline
Photo: Vietnamonline

During those challenging days, HUST received strong support from international friends, especially the Government, people, and universities of the former Soviet Union through staff development programs, lesson planning, and pedagogical orientation.

In 1960, HUST inaugurated the construction of its new campus based on Soviet specialists’ design. The chosen location was the Indochina boarding school (previously the dormitory area of students from the three Indochinese countries under Vietnam’s French colonization, built in 1938), bordered by Bach Mai Street (to the east), Dai Co Viet Street (to the north), the Old South, or present-day Giai Phong (to the west), and Dai La (to the south). Nowadays, HUST is still one of the universities having the largest areas nationwide.

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