THE honours 13 Vietnamese universities in Impact Rankings globally

VOV.VN - Times Higher Education (THE) that provides the definitive source of data, insight and expertise on higher education worldwide has announced the University Impact Rankings for 2024, with 13 Vietnamese universities honoured on the list, four more compared to the 2023 rankings.

University Impact Rankings honour universities that excel across multiple United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Not only do these institutions stand out in individual areas but they also demonstrate comprehensive excellence in contributing to global sustainable development. By excelling in a variety of SDGs, these universities showcase their commitment to addressing the world’s most pressing challenges, including environmental sustainability, social inclusion, economic growth and partnerships.

These leading universities are recognised for their overarching impact across several dimensions of sustainable development, making significant contributions to creating a sustainable and resilient future. Their broad-based excellence underscores the importance of holistic approaches to global challenges and highlights the critical role of academia in driving sustainable change.

Among the Vietnamese institutions on the list, Nguyen Tat Thanh University records the highest overall score of between 75.8 – 79.2, ranking in the 301-400 group of universities globally.

It is followed by Duy Tan University, FPT University, National Economics University, Ton Duc Thang University, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, and Vietnam National University – Hanoi in the 401-600 group.

Three Vietnamese institutions first ranked on the list are Van Lang University, Lac Hong University, and Vietnamese-German University.

This is the sixth time THE has announced the list of University Impact Rankings, with 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions worldwide evaluated.

Some selected criteria include No Poverty; Zero Hunger; Good Health and Wellbeing; Quality Education; Gender Equality; Clean Water and Sanitation; Affordable and Clean Energy; Decent Work and Economic Growth; Partnerships for the Goals; Industry Innovation and Infrastructure; and Responsible Cities and Communities.

This year, Australia’s Western Sydney University tops the list for the third consecutive year. The UK’s University of Manchester and Australia’s University of Tasmania share second place. India is the most represented country in the overall table, with 96 institutions.

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