5 Vietnamese universities named in Asia's QS list

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A file photo of students at a graduation ceremony at Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach/Thanh NIen A file photo of students at a graduation ceremony at Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Dao Ngoc Thach/Thanh NIen

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Vietnam has taken up five spots on the list of 350 top Asian universities recently released by British education analyst Quacquarelli Symonds.
It is an improvement from last year, when Hanoi's Vietnam National University and Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City were the only two schools from Vietnam named in the list.
The Hanoi university is ranked 139th, up 52 spots from 2015, while the Ho Chi Minh City school climbed 54 spots to the 147th position. Each of the universities have several schools of their own offering a wide range of courses from liberal arts to sciences. 
Can Tho University takes number 251, while Hue University and Hanoi University of Science and Technology share the 301st position.
Quacquarelli Symonds say its annual ranking is based on schools' scores in nine areas such as academic reputation, faculty to student ratio, citations per paper, staff with PhD, and proportion of international students.
This year the National University of Singapore topped the Asian list, followed by the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Vietnam does not have any university in the QS World Rankings.

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