Vietnam university in top 200 ranking for delivering on UN development goals

By Sen    April 4, 2019 | 09:43 pm PT
Vietnam university in top 200 ranking for delivering on UN development goals
A photo from Ton Duc Thang University's Facebook page shows pharmacy students in class.
The Ton Duc Thang University is the only Vietnamese insitution in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019.

The HCMC-based university has made it to the list, published earlier this month, for achievements relating to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. It was in the 101-200 position with a score range of 64.6-75.6.

It scored high in international collaboration, promotion of best practices and data publication. Other notable achievements included providing quality education, climate chance combat action, and making the city it is in and the human settlements more safe and sustainable.

More than 560 universities from 80 countries and territories across six continents were assessed in the latest rankings.

At the top are the University of Auckland (New Zealand), British Columbia and McMaster University (Canada); University of Manchester (U.K.), University of Hong Kong; and University of Helsinki (Finland). These are also among the top 100 best universities in the world in almost all prestigious rankings.

Other universities in the 101-200 position included the University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of Massachusetts (U.S.), Osaka University and Hokkaido University (Japan), and KAIST (South Korea).

Japan is the most-represented nation in the table with 41 institutions, followed by the U.S. with 31 and Russia with 30.

Last December, Ton Duc Thang was also named by the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking among the 300 most sustainable universities in the world. It was ranked 182nd, while Tra Vinh University, another Vietnamese school in the southern province of the same name, was ranked 256th.

Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, based in the U.K., is the only global performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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