As announced, Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi has been named within the 801th-1000th group in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2021.
VNU - Hanoi enjoyed improvements across all four areas of the rankings, lifting its overall score to 26.24 from last year’s 24.86. Its Research score rose 8.8 percent while that of Citations increased 8 percent. Scores in Teaching and Industry Income rose 2.3 percent and 1.6 percent, respectively.
|VNU - Hanoi enjoyed improvements across all four areas of the rankings.
Additionally, VNU - HCM City and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology ranked in the 1,001th in the World University Rankings 2021.
According to the list, the University of Oxford tops the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while mainland China’s Tsinghua University becomes the first Asian university to break into the top 20 under the current methodology (launched in 2011).
The US claims a record eight places in the top 10, after the University of California, Berkeley climbed six places to seventh, but US universities outside the top 200 show signs of decline.
Meanwhile, there are 141 first-time entrants in the rankings this year, topped by France’s recently merged Paris-Saclay University (joint 178th). India has the highest number of new entries (14) and as a result boasts a record number of ranked institutions (63).
The table is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
This year’s ranking analysed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 scholars globally.
Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, this year’s league table provides great insight into the shifting balance of power in global higher education.
By Linh Bui