4 Vietnamese universities make global rankings

By Nguyen Quy   October 23, 2020 | 04:56 pm PT
4 Vietnamese universities make global rankings
Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City in Thu Duc District is seen from above. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.
Vietnam has four representatives in the 2021 Best Global Universities rankings put out by the U.S. News & World Report, two of them for the first time.

Vietnam National University-Hanoi and Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City are in the list, released this week, for a second time in a row.

The former jumped 11 places from last year to 949th while the latter fell 95 places to 1,271st.

Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology made it for the first time, coming in at 623rd and 1,356th.

The annual ranking, now in its seventh year, is considered the most comprehensive assessment of research universities globally.

It measured 1,500 universities from 86 countries and territories based on 13 weighted indicators including global and regional research reputation, publication record, extent of international collaborations, and impact of its citations.

This year the top 10 schools are either American or British.

Harvard University remains at No.1, followed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, and the University of California, Berkeley. The University of Oxford in the U.K. is fifth.

The U.S. has the most universities (255), followed by China (176) and the U.K. (87).

Vietnamese universities have enhanced their reputation in recent years by being consistently listed in world rankings.

The Hanoi and HCMC branches of the Vietnam National University were also listed among the top 1,000 universities in the 2020 rankings last February by British firm Quacquarelli Symonds.

Ton Duc Thang University, which has two campuses in HCMC, was among the top 400 global universities in the Times Higher Education’s University Impact Rankings last April.

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