The Times Higher Education (THE) yesterday released the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 including almost 1,400 universities across 92 countries, standing as the largest and most diverse university rankings ever to date
The Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam National University - Hanoi (VNU-Hanoi), and Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC) have been included in this year’s rankings for the first time.
First ranking in the world’s top university list of the three Vietnamese universities is really a good news for the country’s education sector.
Before, for the first time, Vietnam’s Ton Duc Thang University entered the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)’s top 1,000 universities in the world released by Shanghai Ranking Consultancy..
In THE ranking, 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer).
Research productivity and research influence index make up 60 percent.
HUST Chancellor Dr. Hoang Minh Son said there has been no ranking on training quality index, learners’ satisfaction, employment rate of graduates and how much graduates are paid. These factors including training, research, and community benefit should be considered while building development strategy, said Mr. Son.
More and more universities in Vietnam have been ranked in international league table; therefore, the higher education improvement project for the period 2019-2025 approved by Vietnamese Prime Minister to have four universities entering the world’s top facilities has achieved its goal.
In the next time, higher education institutions in the country should closely cooperate instead of focusing on international cooperation.