QS Intelligence Unit (QSIU), an independent source of global intelligence in the higher education sector, provides comprehensive rankings for universities around world.
The QS ranking is a tiered list, with the first 250 schools in the top tier, followed by separate tiers for 251-260, 261-270, 291-300, 301-350, and 351-400.
Leading the Vietnamese schools, the Vietnam National University-Hanoi (VNU-Hanoi) was listed at 139, followed by the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) at 142, a five-spot jump from 2016.
Having both of Vietnam’s national universities listed amongst the top-150 is a significant achievement for the Southeast Asian country.
Can Tho University in southern Vietnam, Hue University in central Vietnam, and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology were grouped in 291-300, 301-350 and 351-400 respectively.
The top 10 universities listed for Asia included two schools from Singapore, four from Hong Kong, three from mainland China, and one from Korea.
The National University of Singapore topped the chart for Asia, maintaining its rank the 3rd year in a row.
QSIU relies on ten Indicators for the ranking of the universities, with their proportions as follows:
1. Academic Reputation from Global Survey 30%
2. Employer Reputation from Global Survey 20%
3. Faculty Student Ratio 15%
4. Citations per Paper from Scopus 10%
5. Papers per Faculty from Scopus 10%
6. Proportion of staff with PhD 5%
7. Proportion of International Students 2.5%
8. Proportion of International Faculty 2.5%
9. Proportion of Inbound Exchange Students 2.5%
10. Proportion of Outbound Exchange Students 2.5%