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Six Vietnamese universities among Asia's top 500

By Minh Nga   November 3, 2021 | 03:31 am PT
Six Vietnamese universities among Asia's top 500
Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo courtesy of the university
Six universities in Vietnam were listed among the top 500 in Asia for 2022 by global higher education think-tank Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

Vietnam has 11 representatives featured in QS Asia University Rankings 2022 released Tuesday. Though all had appeared in last year’s rankings, five climbed higher, three dropped, and three remained in place.

Of the 11, Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City ranks the highest, at 142nd, up from 163rd place last year and the 207th position in 2020.

Vietnam National University Hanoi is placed 147th, up 13 ranks, followed by Vietnam National University HCMC in 179th, down 21.

Duy Tan University in Da Nang City sees a clear improvement, climbing from the 351-400 group to the 210th rank while Hanoi University of Science and Technology rises from the 301-350 to the 281-290 group.

Hue University in central Hue Town ranks in the 401-450 group.

Can Tho University in Mekong Delta’s Can Tho City and the University of Da Nang in Da Nang both land in the group of 501-550.

The remaining Vietnamese universities in the 2022 ranking are Hanoi University of Education and University of Economics HCMC in the 551-600 group, and the Industrial University of HCMC in the 601-650 segment.

Featuring 687 institutions, the 2022 ranking of the top Asian universities is the biggest yet, QS stated.

This year, the National University of Singapore maintained its top position for the third year in a row.

It is followed by Peking University in China and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Published annually since 2009, QS Asia University Rankings highlights the top universities in Asia each year using 11 indicators: academic reputation (30 percent), employer reputation (20 percent), faculty/student ratio (10 percent), international research network (10 percent), citations per paper (10 percent) and papers per faculty (5 percent), staff with a PhD (5 percent), proportion of international faculty (2.5 percent) and proportion of international students (2.5 percent), proportion of inbound exchange students (2.5 percent) and proportion of outbound exchange students (2.5 percent).

Featured universities can be found in 18 locations across Asia. The most-represented location is mainland China (126 ranked universities), followed by India (118), Japan (108), South Korea (88), Pakistan (47), Taiwan (46), Malaysia (36), Indonesia (33), Thailand (23), Philippines (15), Vietnam (11), Hong Kong (9), Sri Lanka (6), Singapore (3), Brunei (2), Macau S.AR. (2), and Mongolia (1).

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