First Vietnamese university among world’s top 1,000
Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City has become the first university in Vietnam entering Academic Ranking of World Universities’ top 1,000, reported the VN Government Portal.
The facade of Ton Duc Thang university
Ton Duc Thang is in 901-1000th place in the list leased last week.
Last year, Ton Duc Thang University organized a ceremony to receive certificate of four-star institution from the United Kingdom’s QS Stars University Ratings.
The university has been listed among top 250 universities on Sustainable Development in the UI Greenmetric World University Rankings and top ten research and educational institutions in Viet Nam based on the Web of Science, an online subscription-based scientific citation indexing service originally produced by the U.S. Institute for Scientific Information (ISI).
In July 2018, the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) recognized the university as being compliant with French and European standards for universities. This accreditation has been granted for a five-year term, from July 2018 to July 2023.
The university expects to rank among top 60 universities in Asia by 2037.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) is the first global university ranking with multifarious indicators. It is published and copyrighted annually by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, an independent organization focusing on higher education.
ARWU is considered one of the world’s most prestigious university rankings along with the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education.
It comes up with the final list by analyzing four factors: education quality (10%), faculty quality (40%), scientific research (40%), and average academic productivity per capita (10%).
Some Vietnamese universities may be named in Times Higher Education (THE)’s World University Rankings in the next few years, a representative from THE said at a workshop in Hanoi on June 13.
Two universities in Vietnam are listed among QS Ranking’s best universities in Asia, but they remain out of the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking of 417 best universities in Asia.