In 2023, DTU Listed in the Top 500 Universities Internationally

Five Vietnamese institutions are now listed in the Times Higher Education (THE) 2023 World University rankings, which includes 1,662 higher education institutions, up from 1,526 in 2021. The two private Vietnamese universities, Duy Tan University and Ton Duc Thang, are included.


This year, Ton Duc Thang University and Duy Tan University are both ranked in the 400-500 group, Vietnam National University in Hanoi, 1,001-1,200; and Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and the Hanoi University of Science both came in at 1,201+.

5 trường Đại học Tốt nhất Việt Nam theo U.S. News & World Reports 2022

Ranked Vietnamese universities


Times Higher Education is a U.K magazine, specializing in higher education and is well-known for its annual World University Rankings report and others. The universities were judged across five core missions:


  • Teaching (30%)
  • Research (30%)
  • Citations (30%)
  • Industry Income (2.5%)
  • International Outlook (7.5%)


DUT was ranked:


  • 251-300 worldwide in Computer Science
  • 251-300 in Engineering
  • 176-200 in Health Sciences
  • 201-250 in Physical Sciences


DTU was also ranked 107 in the 2022 THE Emerging Economies University rankings. Together with the QS and Shanghai ranking system, THE is one of the most widely respected listings worldwide, with several Vietnamese universities steadily moving up the rankings, confirming that the quality of higher education in Vietnam is gradually catching up with that in developed countries.


DTU is the second Vietnamese university to be accredited by ABET


On August 24, ABET accredited the DTU Software Engineering program, based on an online evaluation completed in December 2020.

Đại học Duy Tân vào Top 500 Thế giới theo bảng Times Higher Education (THE) 2022

The ABET evaluators


Four DTU programs have now received ABET accreditation, Software Engineering; Network Engineering; Information Management Systems; and Electrical and Electronic Engineering.


DTU has the most ABET accredited programs in Vietnam


ABET is recognized worldwide for accrediting foreign institutions teaching methods and engineering subjects, was founded in 1932 and consists of four accreditation commissions who set the standards for specific fields and degree levels:


  • The Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC)
  • The Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC)
  • The Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC)
  • The Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) 


The ABET experts come from 35 organizations, such as ASHRAE, SPE and SME, or from business, academia or government. Up to now, 4,307 programs at 846 colleges and universities in 41 countries have been accredited, including the University of Applied Sciences, in Upper Austria; the Mody University of Science and Technology in India; the AMA Computer University in the Philippines; the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); the University of California, Berkeley (UCB); Carnegie Mellon University (CMU); Johns Hopkins University; and Duke University. 175,000 ABET students graduate every year and millions in total.


In anticipation, DTU had spent years assembling highly qualified teams of lecturers, applying innovative teaching methods, establishing education standards, expanding international partnerships and investing in state-of-the-art research laboratories and equipment, in order to steadily raise the quality of education at the university.


  • The top 577 universities ranked worldwide by U.S. News & World Reports in 2022


The US News & World Reports magazine has just announced its 2022 Best Global Universities rankings. Vietnam’s share rose from four last year to five, Duy Tan University; Ton Duc Thang University; Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City; Vietnam National University in Hanoi; and the Hanoi University of Science & Technology. 

Three of those moved up this year, Ton Duc Thang University, from 623 to 387; Vietnam National University in HCMC, from 1,271 to 1,187; Vietnam National University in Hanoi, from 949 to 938, while the Hanoi University of Science & Technology dropped from 1,356 to 1,449 and Duy Tan University appeared at 577.

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The best Vietnamese universities in 2022


Universities were ranked according to global research reputation (12.5%); regional research reputation (12.5%); the percentage of total publications in the 10% most cited (12.5%); the number of publications in the 1% most cited (10%); publications (10%); normalized citation impact (10%).


  • The top 210 universities in the 2022 QS Asia University rankings


A total of 11 Vietnamese universities have been listed among the QS Asia University Rankings 2022 (QS AUR), released by the UK’s higher education marketing company, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Compared to 2021, several improved their rankings, including DTU, up to 210 from 351-400; Ton Duc Thang University, leading the group at 142, closely followed by VNU in Hanoi at 147; the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, 281-290; the Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, 179; Hue University, 401-450; Can Tho University and the University of Da Nang, both 501-550; the Hanoi Pedagogy University and University of Economics HCMC, 551-600, and the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, 601-650.

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11 Vietnamese universities included in the 2022 QS Asia University Rankings


The QS Asia University Rankings are based on 11 metrics with different weights; academic reputation (30%); employer reputation (20%); faculty/student ratio (10%); ratio of faculty holding PhD degrees (5%); publications per faculty (5%); citations per publication (10%); international research networks (10%); international faculty (2.5%); international students (2.5%); domestic exchange students (2.5%); and overseas exchange students (2.5%). 


  • DTU ranked second of twelve Vietnamese universities and 770 worldwide by URAP in 2020


On December 5, 2020, the University Ranking by Academic Performance organization (URAP), announced the world’s top 3,000 universities. Twelve Vietnam universities were listed, an increase of 4 year-to-year. 

Đại học Duy Tân vào Top 500 Thế giới theo bảng Times Higher Education (THE) 2022

DTU is ranked 770 worldwide by URAP in 2020


Ton Duc Thang University in Ho Chi Minh City climbed 321 places to 639 worldwide and first in Vietnam while DTU jumped 337 places to 770 and came second in Vietnam. Vietnamese universities included in the 1,000-2,000 group were the Vietnam National University in Hanoi; Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City; Hanoi Medical University; and the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Universities ranked 2,000-3,000 were Nguyen Tat Thanh University; Hue University; Can Tho University; the Vietnam National University of Agriculture; the Hanoi Pedagogy University and the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology.


URAP uses data from the Web of Science. The three main criteria were the quantities and quality of publications; the citation index; and scientific impact. URAP works independently of university self-reporting and expert voting and is becoming well-known for its objectivity.


  • CWUR ranks DTU third of five Vietnamese universities and 1,482 worldwide


In 2021-2022, the top five Vietnamese universities ranked by the Center of World University Rankings (CWUR) in the top 2,000 of 25,000 universities worldwide were: 


1. Vietnam National University in Hanoi, 1,266    

2. Ton Duc Thang University, 1,426 

3. Duy Tan University, 1,482      

4. Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City, 1,619 

5. Hanoi University of Science and Technology 1,954 

Top 5 đại học của Việt Nam được CWUR xếp hạng năm 2021

 DTU at 1,482 worldwide


Since 2020, four Vietnamese universities have significantly improved in their rankings. DTU moved up 177 positions to 1,482 and, for the third year in a row, comes in third place, ranking in the top 7.5% of 19,788 universities worldwide.


CWUR is now the largest international university ranker, with four criteria:  quality of Education (25%); alumni employment (25%); faculty quality (10%) and research performance (40%).











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