Four Vietnamese universities among the top 500 in emerging economies


By Minh Nga October 27, 2021 | 08:39 GMT + 7

The main campus of Ton Duc Thang University in District 7 of HCMC. Photo courtesy of the University

The British magazine Times Higher Education (THE) included five Vietnamese institutions in its annual ranking of the best universities in emerging markets for 2022, including four in the top 500.

This is the third year in a row that Vietnamese universities have made the list. In the latest list, Vietnam has two more universities on the list compared to two years ago, with the new entrants being Ton Duc Thang University in HCMC and Duy Tan University in Da Nang, ranked 82nd and 107th respectively.

The other three schools on this list either maintained or slipped in their rankings.

The National University of Vietnam in Hanoi has grown from 251-300 to group 301-350; while the National University of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City remained in the 401-500 group. Hanoi University of Science and Technology has grown from 301-500 to 501+ group.

This year’s ranking had 906 entries, of which 698 in 50 countries and territories were chosen.

The choice is based on 13 performance indicators “to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons endorsed by students, academics, university executives, industry and governments – but the weights are recalibrated to reflect the characteristics universities in emerging economies ”, the THE website. proclaims.

The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, revenue and reputation); citations (influence of research); international openness (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).

The results of the University Ranking of Emerging Economies 2022 show that China has strengthened its leadership position, taking not only the top five positions, as was the case last year, but also ten of the top 15 (up from eight previously. ).

Peking University swapped places with Tsinghua University to claim the top spot.


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