Vietnam National University, Hanoi leaps up 216 steps in world rankings

Friday, 2019-02-01 19:58:15
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The Vietnam National University, Hanoi remains the top university in Vietnam, according to the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities” announced by the Cybermetrics Lab.
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NDO – The Vietnam National University, Hanoi, (VNU) has remained as the top higher education institution in Vietnam with a world rating of 1090 in the “Webometrics Ranking of World Universities”, announced by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), on February 1.

Accordingly, the VNU leapt up 216 places when compared to its 1306th ranking in the previous Webometrics announcement in August 2018.

As a result of the global promotion, the ratings of the VNU in the region have also improved significantly, climbing six spots to 19th in the Southeast Asian region and increasing by 90 notches to 261st in Asia.

Among the four ranking criteria, the “Visibility” indicator of the VNU’s website and digital resource system has improved considerably, from 2124th in July 2018 to 1164th at the latest announcement. In addition, the indicators of “Openness” (number of citations from top authors) and “Excellence” (number of papers amongst the top 10% most cited in 26 disciplines) have also been strengthened. This shows strong improvements in the quality of the VNU’s international scientific publications as well as the influential scope of the university’s online resource system in 2018.

Three other Vietnamese universities, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the Can Tho University and the Ton Duc Thang University, have also made the latest Webometrics list with respective ratings of 1355th, 2241st and 2680th.

Earlier in 2018, the VNU set a foothold in the group of 801-1000 in the World University Rankings by the United Kingdom’s Quacquarelli Symonds, contributing to making Vietnam one of the 85 countries which have their universities ranked.