|Việt Nam National University, HCM City and Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội are in the list of world’s top 1,000 universities for the first time. — Photo topuniversities.com
HÀ NỘI — Two Vietnamese universities are among the top 1,000 universities in the world, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.
Việt Nam National University, HCM City and Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội are in the list for the first time, joining 60 other universities that are making their debut in the rankings this year.
The ranking was published Wednesday following an examination by QS of data from 4,763 universities in 151 countries around the world in 2018.
Việt Nam National University, HCM City is in the group of universities ranked 701st to 750th, while Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội is in the 801st to 1,000th group.
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 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
The QS World University Rankings evaluates universities according to six metrics - Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, and Faculty/Student Ratio, as well as Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio, and International Student Ratio.
Professor Nguyễn Hữu Đức, vice director of Việt Nam National University, told online newspaper dantri.vn that the rankings proved the quality of training and prestige of the two Vietnamese universities were becoming increasingly recognised by the global academe and employers.
Researches conducted by Vietnamese universities were cited more and had a wider reach, as evidenced by their scores in the citation index which showed that lecturers of Việt Nam National University, Hà Nội were cited an average 4.5 times each. — VNS