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Hanoi University of Science and Technology to have three subjects ranked 400 – 550 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

Adapting the methodology that were based on scientifically designed criteria and reliable data sources, on February 27th 2019, Quacquarelli Symonds Educational Institution - QS (United Kingdom) announced the results of QS University World rankings by Subject, ranking 48 subjects in 05 areas for higher education institutions from 153 countries around the world. Only 1,222 higher education institutions were ranked in 2019 in terms of discipline groups. Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) has 03 subjects ranked in top 400 – 550 in Engineering &Technology, which are Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing, Electrical & Electronics and Computer Science & Information Systems.

QS World University Rankings by Subject (QS WUR by Subject) is built on four criteria: Academic Reputation (AR), Employer Reputation (ER), Research Citations per paper and H-index (which measures the faculty's productivity and the impact of their scientific announcements). Depending on the field, the weight of the criteria will be different. For example, with Arts and Humanities, the AR points account for 60% of the total points, ER 20%, Research citations per paper 10% and the total number of cited articles accounts for 10%. For Engineering & Technology, the weighting is 40% - 30% - 15% - 15% respectively. This means QS's ranking criteria emphasize the contribution and impact of the training quality of a discipline on society (through the assessment of enterprises and academics) and those to scientific research (via citation levels and H-index).

HUST’s three subjects in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.
Source: topuniversities.com

2019 marks the first year HUST ever entered QS WUR by Subject by having 03 subjects that have been ranked No.1 among Vietnamese higher education institutions. The group of Electrical & Electronics is ranked 401-450; Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing is ranked 451-500; and Computer Science & Information Systems is ranked 501-550. Specifically, the Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing group has the ER point of 61.3 (over 100 points); Electrical & Electronics has 61.9 ER points, and Computer Science & Information Systems has 56.3 ER points. Thus, besides training, scientific research and knowledge transfer, HUST has affirmed its quality of training through prestige with employers, while showing its impact on society through the evaluation of academics and publication of research results.

Previously, in the QS Asia University Rankings 2018 – 2019, HUST was ranked 261 – 270, 30 steps higher compared to 2018. Thus, for the development strategy of 2017 – 2025, the university determined to "develop towards international integration, apply regional and international quality standards, selectively acquire successful models and experiences from prestigious universities in the world, focus on improving the abilities and orienting to international ranking criteria”. At the same time, the university combines quality assurance, accreditation of education quality and university ranking to promote development, gradually affirming its position in the region and the world.


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