Vietnamese higher educational establishments secure spots in prestigious university rankings hinh anh 1The Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) –
Two Vietnamese universities have made it into the 101-150 group of the QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 rankings by the UK educational organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

The list, announced on June 24, ranks the world’s best universities which have been founded within the past 50 years.

The Vietnam National University, Hanoi and the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City were placed in the 101th-150th group.

Vietnamese higher educational establishments secure spots in prestigious university rankings hinh anh 2Two Vietnamese University made it into the rankings (Photo: QS)

This is the first time the Vietnam National University, Hanoi has entered the ranking. The public university, whose predecessor was the University of Dong Duong (Indochina), was created in 1993 by merging three universities in Hanoi.

The university now has 34 member units, including seven universities, seven research institutes and affiliates that provide training in natural science, technology, social science, economy, law, education, foreign languages, and medical and pharmaceutical.

It sets itself a target to become a research-oriented tertiary establishment of multiple faculties and sectors by 2030. Some of its universities and research institutes in basic science, high technology and socio-economy will have reached Asia’s modern standards.

Vietnamese higher educational establishments secure spots in prestigious university rankings hinh anh 3 The Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (Photo:

Meanwhile, the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, established in 1995, was the only Vietnamese representative to make the QS Top 50 Under 50 last year.

Covering an area of 643.7 hectares, it is currently one of the largest educational establishments in Vietnam with 27 units specialising in training, scientific research and technology transfer, and eight member units. At present, it offers courses in 138 departments of various fields. 

The university has more than 69,000 full-time students along with over 400 professors and associate professors, and 1,300 PhD holders.

Each year, it secures in excess of 150 billion VND (6.425 million USD) from technology transfer and public services. Boasting an international network comprising of academic partners across the world, the Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City stays up to date with modern standards of education, training and research, strengthening its position and prestige in the academic world.

First published in 2012, the QS Top 50 Under 50 allows some of the world's top young universities to shine. Since 2015, it has tripled its range to include the Next 100 Under 50.

Unlike other university rankings, the Top 50 Under 50 and the Next 100 Under 50 see a vast amount of change each year, as universities drop out of the list after they pass the 50-year marker.

Along with the QS World University Rankings, the world’s most prestigious university rankings include the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) and the Times Higher Education (THE).

The ARWU was first published in June 2003 by the Centre for World-Class Universities (CWCU), Graduate School of Education (formerly the Institute of Higher Education) of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and updated on an annual basis.

It comes up with the final list by analysing four factors - education quality (10 percent), faculty quality (40 percent), scientific research (40 percent), and average per capita academic productivity (10 percent).

It has been publishing the list of the top universities in the world annually since 2003.

Meanwhile, the THE World University Rankings, founded in 2004, provides the definitive list of the world’s best universities.

Headquartered in London, its balanced and comprehensive methodology was developed after more than a decade of working in consultation with the world’s leading universities, and is built on a deep understanding of world-class universities.

THE’s rich data has become a vital study advice resource for students, helping them to make one of the most important decisions of their lives – who to trust with their education./.