Two Vietnamese universities named among the world's top 1,000 for the first time
Updated at Friday, 08 Jun 2018, 17:44
The Hanoitimes - Among the top 1,000 universities in the world by the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City has entered the 701st-750th category and Vietnam National University-Hanoi is in the 801st‑1,000th group.
Four US universities – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, and the California Institute of Technology maintained their top positions in the rankings. They are followed by the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford.
Vietnam National University-Hanoi is in the 801st‑1,000th group
The universities were evaluated on the basis of six criteria: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international lecturer ratio, and international student ratio.
The QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by London-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Being the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, the QS ranking is viewed as one of the three most widely-read university rankings in the world, along with the Academic Ranking of World Universities and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Earlier this year, five Vietnamese universities were listed among the best 400 Asian universities for 2018. They included Vietnam National University – Hanoi (139th), Vietnam National University - HCM City (142nd), Hanoi University of Technology (291st) and Can Tho University (in groups 301st-350th) and Hue University (group 351st-400th).
Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Duc, Deputy Director of Vietnam National University-Hanoi, confirmed that QS is a prestigious and comprehensive ranking of criteria for training, research and internationalization.
"Ranking is just one of the indicators of quality, but it's important that it gives us an idea where our university is on the world map," said Prof. Duc.
This result confirms the quality and prestige of training and research in Vietnam's two national universities that have internationally integrated, makes them more widely-known by scientists and recruiters worldwide, he added.