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University Field Based Ranking: Ton Duc Thang University in the World top 400

On May 16th, 2020, the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) announced the results of ranking universities by Field Based Ranking in 2020. According to the results in this Table, Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) has made a remarkable progress compared to 2019; and there are 10 fields/field groups ranked in the top 400, 500; and some in the top 600-900 of the world.

In this Table, TDTU's Civil Engineering Field has grown impressively to rank 373 in the world; right after Kyushu University and Nagoya University of Japan; and standing on the National Central University of Taiwan.

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Other fields/field groups such as Information & Computing Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, and Engineering of TDTU are all in the Top 500 of the world ranking.

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The Information & Computing Sciences
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Engineering

In addition, other fields/field groups of TDTU are also ranked in the Top 600 to 900 of the world such as Physical Sciences at rank 579, Electrical & Electronics Engineering at rank 653, Technology at rank 725, and Chemical Sciences at rank 865.

All of the above fields/field groups of TDTU are ranked No. 1 in Vietnam, except Physical Sciences ranked 2nd after Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

On December 15th, 2019, URAP also announced the World Rankings for 2019-2020, in which Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) was ranked No. 1 in Vietnam and 960 in the world in every aspect.

URAP uses scientific and educational data about all universities listed by Web of Sciences to make rankings. The criteria of quantity and quality of scientific works, citation index and scientific influence account for the largest part in the measurement process. The system neither uses data provided by universities themselves nor relies on the results of expert votes. These things make the ranking results become absolutely objective.

TDTU is a young university in Vietnam, founded in 1997; but with excellent university governance, even though there is no state budget to finance recurrent spending and investment; the University still develops very fast and spectacularly. TDTU aims to become the elite research university in the TOP 500 best universities in the world within the next 5 years.

TDTU is also the pioneer university in Vietnam applying the university autonomy. After just over 22 years of establishment and development, TDTU has been ranked No. 1 in Vietnam's university system and entered the TOP 1000 best universities in the world in 2019 by ARWU and URAP, which are the two most objective rankings. This is an indisputable demonstration of the superiority and soundness of the university autonomy mechanism so that the Party and the State will be more drastic in directing all levels to support autonomy, and quickly pilot to remove all barriers so that the whole public university system can boldly continue on the path of university autonomy.

This ranking is a good indication for students to have more reference information to choose the fields/field groups and higher education institutions that are suitable for their academic and career goals during the enrollment season 2020■