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Vietnamese universities named in Best Global Universities Rankings for first time

For the first time ever, two Vietnamese higher education institutions, the Vietnam National University (VNU) - Hanoi and the VNU-Ho Chi Minh City, have been named in the 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings released recently by the US News & World Report.

Accordingly, the VNU-Hanoi is ranked 1,059th in the list, and the VNU-Ho Chi Minh City is at No. 1,176.

The VNU-Hanoi was also listed at the 472nd place in the rankings of the Best Global Universities for Physics, up 30 places from the 502nd last year.

In Asia, the VNU-Hanoi stands at No. 275 and the VNU-Ho Chi Minh City at No. 322.

This is the sixth time the US News & World Report has compiled the list.

For their 2020 list, the US authority in education rankings evaluated nearly 1,600 schools, of which 1,500 were ranked, across 81 countries and territories.

The ranking was based on 13 indicators that measure the schools’ academic research performance and their global and regional reputations.

The top 10 schools in the overall ranking are all found in either the US or the UK, in which Harvard University remains at No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California - Berkeley at No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively.

In September this year, both the VNU-Hanoi and VNU-Ho Chi Minh City were also named in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings./