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Tôn Đức Thắng University listed in top 10 ASEAN research universities

Update: February, 18/2020 - 12:30
Tôn Đức Thắng University's main campus in HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the university

HÀ NỘI — Tôn Đức Thắng University in HCM City has become the only entry from Việt Nam to be named among the top 10 excellent research universities in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to US Web of Science data.

In 2019, ASEAN member countries published 63,445 research works in International Scientific Index (ISI) magazines. Among the 10 leading universities, Việt Nam’s Tôn Đức Thắng University ranked seventh.

Topping the list are two from Singapore, followed by four from Malaysia. Two universities from Thailand are placed in 8th and 9th, while another from Malaysia makes up the top 10.

Established as a private school in 1997 by the HCM City Federation of Labour, Tôn Đức Thắng University became a public school in 2008 after being taken over by the Việt Nam General Confederation of Labour. 

Named after a former President of Việt Nam, the university was the only Vietnamese representative in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019 issued in April for achievements regarding the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2018, the university was named by the UI GreenMetric World University Ranking among the 300 most sustainable universities in the world. It also achieved a four-star rating from the UK’s QS Stars University Ratings. — VNS

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