Vietnamese universities ranked among world’s best

Thursday, 2018-06-07 17:44:53
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Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City
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NDO – For the first time, two Vietnamese universities, including Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam National University in Hanoi, have been ranked among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

The rankings were published on June 6 following an examination of data from 4,763 universities in 151 countries around the world in 2018.

Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City is in the group of universities ranked 701st to 750th, while Vietnam National University in Hanoi is in the 801st to 1,000th group.

Vietnam National University in Hanoi

Meanwhile, four US universities – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, Harvard University, and the California Institute of Technology maintained their hold on the top spots, while the United Kingdom’s University of Oxford ranked 5th in the world.

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 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.

The QS World University Rankings evaluates universities according to six metrics - Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Student Ratio.

It can be said that the rankings proved the quality of training and the prestige of the two Vietnamese universities is becoming increasingly recognised by the global academe and employers.