BackSociety » Development » Vietnam Aims to Have 2 Universities in Asia's Top 100

Vietnam Aims to Have 2 Universities in Asia's Top 100

Under the latest educational proposal, the Vietnamese government aims to bring at least two local universities into the list of Top 100 universities in Asia.

According to the Asian University Rankings of 2019 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), Vietnam is home to seven universities in the top 500 on the list. The best-performing institution is Hanoi National University, which places 124th.

Vietnam has set major goals for the 2019-2025 period in order to improve teaching quality as well as create a strong reputation for higher education in Vietnam in hopes of entering the Top 100.

Specifically, education reforms will take place so that during this period, Vietnam will have 10 universities in the Top 400 with at least two in the Top 100. Globally, the country hopes to have at least four high-education institutions among the world's best 1,000 universities.

Additionally, schools are requested to stop enrolling students in low-impact programs or majors that no longer meet the requirements. To optimize resources, institutions that are not operating effectively might be dissolved or merged.

Tthe government will also offer policies to encourage universities to invest in developing high-quality training programs in foreign languages — especially priority fields such as information technology, tourism, agriculture, etc.

[Photo licensed via Creative Commons]

Related Articles:

[Video] Local Design Student Wins Graduation Showcase With Surrealistic Short Film

Vietnamese Students Contribute $881m to US Economy in 2017

Vietnamese Students Rank Above US, EU in Global Science Assessment

Related Articles

in Development

'House for Trees' in Tan Binh District

Vo Trong Nghia Architects, winners of ArchDaily’s ‘House of the Year’ award, is undoubtedly Vietnam’s leading sustainable/green design firm. One of their latest projects, ‘House for Trees’ was complet...

in Development

A Complete Map of the HCMC Metro System

Saigon's first metro line may be under construction and its 5th line fully funded, but it's often hard to grasp what things will look like when all 6 are complete.

in Development

A Complete(ish) Map of HCMC's Metro System

Saigoneer’s resident historian, Tim Doling, is not only enamored with Vietnamese history, but also the country’s railways, having published The Railways and Tramways of Việt Nam. As Saigon gears up fo...

in Development

ADP Approves $60 Million Loan for Sustainable Urban Transport in HCMC

Construction of the $1.3 billion, 20 kilometer Metro Line 2, is expected to go into full swing this year, starting with an underground maintenance and metro station in District 12. To “improve accessi...

in Development

ANH House of Light and Wind

Just past the Saigon Bridge in District 2 lies this lovely house built by Vietnamese architects Sanuki + Nishizawa. Built in the ‘tube-house’ style, the open design allows for fresh air and light to t...

in Development

After Long Thanh, 5 Provincial Cities Also Request International Airports

In the light of the Long Thanh Airport project, smaller provinces have proposed upgrades to and construction of more international airports in their areas as well.