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1.500 best global universities by US News & World Report ranking

Vietnamese Education - With the achievements of exponential international publication in recent years, Ton Duc Thang University will surely make a great leap in this ranking.

On May 16th, 2020, the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) announced the ranking of universities by Field Based Ranking in 2020.

According to the results of this table, 10 fields/field groups of Ton Duc Thang University have been ranked in the top 400, 500, and some in the top 600-900 in the world. Specifically:

Civil Engineering: ranked 373rd

Mechanical Engineering: ranked 386th

Information & Computing Sciences: ranked 475th

Chemical Engineering: ranked 475th

Mathematical Sciences: ranked 478th

Engineering: ranked 487th

Electrical & Electronics Engineering: ranked 653rd

Technology: ranked 725th

Chemical Sciences: ranked 865th

Physical Sciences: ranked 718th.

All of the above fields/field groups of TDTU are ranked No. 1 in Vietnam, except Physical Sciences which is ranked 2nd after Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

On September 23rd, 2017, Ton Duc Thang University was honored to welcome Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh who visited and attended the 20th Anniversary of the university's establishment.


In October 2019, U.S. Magazine News & World Report of the United States announced the results of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2020.

Accordingly, Vietnam has had 3 higher education institutions listed in the Rankings of this Magazine for the first time including Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City and Ton Duc Thang University.

Particularly, Engineering of Ton Duc Thang University was ranked 395th among the best universities in the world. This is also the highest ranking of majors ranked by US News & World Report for a university in Vietnam so far.

Vietnam has only 3 universities with field groups ranked by this Magazine in 2020; including the Engineering of Ton Duc Thang University; the Engineering of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (ranked 567th); and the Physical Sciences of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (ranked 472nd).

According to this ranking, the Engineering of Ton Duc Thang University has the same ranking as the top universities in the world such as Florida State University (USA) and University of Oulu (Finland). It is even ranked higher than many oldest and famous universities in other countries such as University of Delaware, University of Iowa, University of South Carolina – Columbia (United States), and Paris-Sud University (France).



When sharing with Vietnamese Education about this ranking, Associate Professor Vo Van Lai - currently working at Western Connecticut State University, USA said:

This is the sixth time US News & World Report has published the ranking of the world’s best universities and fields/field groups. It has been helping international students have accurate information about educational institutions around the world to decide on studying at foreign universities according to the increasing needs of learners all over the world.

US News & World Report is one of the world’s earliest and most prestigious University Rankings. Since 1983, this Magazine has published rankings for US universities and colleges.

In the last 6 years, this Magazine has started a global university ranking to help US universities make a comparison between the quality of domestic universities and the rest of the world; as well as giving US students the information to select which college is appropriate once they intend to study undergraduate or graduate programs outside the United States.

This Magazine evaluates and ranks global universities based on analysis from the scientific database provided by Clarivate Analytics InCites Corporation. This ranking is similar to URAP and ARWU, which is not based on individual votes or subjective market surveys.

In terms of methodology, Best Global Universities evaluates universities with 13 completely objective criteria and focuses on research reputation (through surveys) and research quality through the scientific data analysis published in the Clarivate Analytics InCites database. At the same time, the evaluation of research reputation is also conducted by Clarivate Analytics InCites.

In particular, the hard criterion is that only universities with 1,500 articles published on WoS for 5 consecutive years up to the time of data closure will be considered. The table published in 2019 takes the continuous data of 5 years from 2013 to 2017.

For this reason, Ton Duc Thang University, although still included in this table, has no specific ranking because the total number of international publications on ISI of this University from 2013 to 2017 has not reached 1500 articles. However, this university is still in the table because there are excellent fields.

The scholars participating in the research evaluation were authors selected from the Web of Science Database, including Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) and Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI).

According to Associate Professor Vo Van Lai, with the achievements of exponential international publication in recent years, as well as the outstanding scientific reputation, Ton Duc Thang University will surely make a great leap in this ranking in the next few years.