The 2019 list of 505 top universities in Asia was announced on October 23 by the QS.
The seven Vietnamese universities are Vietnam National University, Hanoi ranking 124th, Vietnam National University, HCM City ranking the 144th, Hanoi University of Science and Technology ranking in the group of 261st-270th, Ton Duc Thang University ranking in the group of 291st-300th, Can Tho University ranking in the group of 351st-400th and Hue University and Da Nang University in the group of 451st-500th.
Compared with the QS Asia 2018, two Vietnamese universities made significant progress. Specifically, Vietnam National University, Hanoi maintained its position as Vietnam’s best university and rose 15 spots from last year. The Hanoi University of Science and Technology also rose by 30 levels.
HCM City National University slipped two spots compared with last year. Can Tho University moved from the group of 301st-350th to the group of 351st-400th. Similarly, Hue University and Da Nang University also fell behind.
Ton Duc Thang University appeared on the list for the first time and ranked in the group of 291st-300th.
To measure excellence among Asian universities, QS uses 11 indicators to compare institutions, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, proportion of international students and research quality indicators.