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Hanoi’s university leaps 97 places in Webometrics global rankings
Anh Kiet 22:56, 2023/02/02
The jump indicates the expansion of the scope of influence of the university's online resources and website not only in Vietnam and the world's academic community but in society.

Vietnam National University-Hanoi (VNU-Hanoi) ranked 661st in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities in 2023, jumping 97 places from the previous list released in August 2022.

With the new position, the VNU-Hanoi stood 137th in Asia and 11th in Southeast Asia, according to the rankings freshly issued by the Cybermetrics Lab, a member of the Spanish National Research Council.

The VNU-Hanoi ranks 11th in Southeast Asia in the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities. Screenshot: Anh Kiet/ The Hanoi Times (Source: webometrics.info)

To the VNU-Hanoi, the jump from the 758th position in the January rankings to the 661st  indicates the broadening scope of influence of its online resources and website not only in the academic community of Vietnam and the world but also the society.

The university also remains the No.1 among the top 10 Vietnamese establishments named in the list. Others include Ton Duc Thang University, Duy Tan University, Nguyen Tat Thanh University, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang University and Can Tho University.

Since 2004, the Webometrics Ranking has been published twice a year, covering more than 31,000 higher education institutions worldwide.

It is a ranking chart to assess the digitalization capacity and impact of higher education institutions’ academic resources based on the volume of the website content, the visibility and impact of their website publications, the openness of academic resources on Google Scholar, and the number of citations on the Scopus database.

The International College under the VNU-Hanoi has covered more than 4,000 students from 12 countries and 5 continents. Photo: vnu.edu.vn

In 2022, VNU-Hanoi has steadily climbed up the global and Asian university rankings, including the top 1,000 in the QS World University Rankings and the top 301 and 350 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings.

THE also released THE Impact Rankings, which assess universities’ performance of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. In the latest list, the VNU was also present together with some other educational institutions of Vietnam, including the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Ton Duc Thang University, Phenikaa University, Duy Tan University, FPT University, and National Economics University. 

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