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VNU remains in Webometrics’ Top 1,000 best universities

The Vietnam National University – Hanoi (VNU) remains the No.1 in Vietnam in the second edition of the 2021 Webometrics Ranking of World Universities announced by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Lab, on July 27.

The university was named among the 1,000 best universities worldwide, ranking 959th internationally, up 41 places from 2021’s first ranking. It was placed 220th in Asia and 17th in Southeast Asia.

The ranking also includes Ton Duc Thang University in the 1,302th position; Duy Tan University, 1,470th; HCM City University of Technology, 1,781th; Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, 2,165th; Da Nang University, 2,269th; Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 2,434th; Hue University, 2,622th; University of Economics HCM City, 2,822th; and University of Mining and Geology, 2,967th.

Since 2004, the Webometrics Ranking is published twice a year, covering more than 31,000 Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

It is a ranking chart to assess the digitalisation capacity and impact, academic resources of higher education institutions based on indicators of volume of the website content (presence), the extent of website system and online information’s impact (impact/visibility), openness on academic resources on Google Scholar (openness), and scientific citation index on Scopus database system (excellence) of a higher education institution.

In June, the VNU also ranked in the 251st-300th group in the Times Higher Education (THE)’s Young University Rankings 2021, which lists the world’s best universities that are 50 years old or younger. It has been featured in Group 801-1000 in the World University Rankings by the UK’s Quacquarelli Symonds for the fourth time in a row in the ranking’s 2022 edition./