HANOI: The Hanoi University of Science and Technology has become the first Vietnamese university to be listed among the world’s 200 “golden age” best, as ranked by Times Higher Education (THE), a leading British publication on news and issues relating to higher education.

This year’s “golden age” rankings feature 308 universities, up from 271 last year. Those ranked must have been established between 1945 and 1967, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

The Hanoi University of Science and Technology secured a place in the 151-200 range.

THE used 13 performance indicators to assess almost 1,400 institutions worldwide to “provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments”.

Indicators are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income, and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students, and research), and industry income (knowledge transfer).

The Hanoi University of Science and Technology is Vietnam’s oldest and largest technical institute, established in 1956.

Describing itself as “a multidisciplinary research university in which scientific research is a main force”, it declares a “commitment to human development, high-quality workforce training, scientific research, technological innovation, and knowledge transfer that serve the country and global society”.

Last year, THE put the Hanoi University of Science and Technology in its World University Rankings, which lists the 1,000 best universities in the world, and among its top 400 universities in engineering and technology.

Earlier, two Vietnamese universities — Vietnam National University, Hanoi and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City were present in the QS Top 50 Under 50 2021 rankings by the UK educational organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

The list, announced on June 24, ranks the world’s best universities which founded within the past 50 years. – Bernama