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DTU Ranked in Top 5 Vietnamese Research Universities

In 2018, DTU researchers published 521 papers in international ISI or Scopus indexed journals. The university was ranked eighth on the list of Vietnamese universities and research institutions by Nature Index.  
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DTU lecturers and students 
DTU Vice-Provost Dr. Vo Thanh Hai, stated that 498, (96%) of the 521 papers appeared in ISI-indexed journals and the remainder in Scopus journals. 
Increasing research quality and diversity
The quality of each paper is normally measured by the journal that publishes it, and two factors are commonly used: (1) The ranking of the journal within a specialized research area, ranging from Q1 down to Q4, and (2) The Impact Factor (IF).
A total of 251 papers (49%) fell into the Q1 ranking, 186 papers (37%) into Q2, 50 (12%) into Q3 and 7 (2%) into Q4, demonstrating the rewards of large-scale DTU investments over the years in research teams and laboratories.
In 2018, many of the DTU papers appeared in high-impact ISI-indexed journals, including eleven papers in The Lancet (IF = 53.254), one in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA, IF = 47.661), four in The Lancet Neurology (IF = 27.138), three in The Lancet Infectious Diseases (IF = 25), and two in JAMA Oncology (IF = 20). Other DTU medical and biological teams published papers in high-IF journals, such Nature Communications, PLoS Medicine, Cancer Research, Clinical Infectious Diseases and PNAS. 
For the first time, papers produced by a medical research group, headed by Nguyen Tat Cuong, were published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), which has an IF of 79.258. This was an honor for DTU and for Vietnam, proving how Vietnamese researchers can publish innovative articles at the highest level of medical industry literature.
Although the number of publications is still quite low, DTU has put Vietnam on the global map of socio-economic research. In 2018, thirteen papers in Economics, Management, Services, and Social Sciences were also published in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. Ranjan Bandyopadhyay from the Institute for Socio-Economic Research had his published in one of the leading tourism journals, Annals of Tourism Research (IF = 5.086); Le Ngoc Tuan’s paper appeared in the International Journal of Hospitality Management (IF = 3.445); and Duong Nguyen Khanh Linh’s in Sustainability (IF = 2.075). 
The third consecutive year listed in Top 10 Vietnamese universities by Nature Index 
2018 is the third consecutive year that DTU has been listed in the Nature Index as one of the ten top Vietnamese universities and research institutions publishing fundamental and natural science papers internationally. Ranked eighth, DTU is the only listed university in central Vietnam. Only five on the list are universities, the Hanoi University of Sciences, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University in HCMC, Ton Duc Thang University and DTU.
DTU should be very proud of keeping up with other longer-established universities, all with strong track records, and being included in the Nature Index for several years consecutively, proving that it is now one of the top 5 research universities in Vietnam.
List of DTU’s papers in 2018 at https://bit.ly/2HB3WGI
(Media Center)