HUST reached TOP 400 and 500 for four subjects in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Tuesday - 03/03/2020 12:01

Hanoi University of Science and Technology has been ranked in the TOP 400 and TOP 500 in the world for four subjects, with the improvement across engineering & technology and natural sciences fields. In particular, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering & Manufacturing, and Computer Science & Information Systems remarkably moved up 50-100 places, continued to rank 1st nationally, while Mathematics entered the table for the first time.


QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 was released on March 4th, 2020. This table ranks the world’s top universities in individual subject areas, covering 48 disciplines in 5 subject areas as of 2020. The overall 2020 rankings comprise 1,368 institutions, spanning from 158 countries around the world. 

The performance indicators of these rankings concentrate on four aspects: academic reputation, employer reputation, citation per paper and H-Index (the measure index for productivity and impact of the published work). In both engineering & technology and natural sciences, academic reputations are the most important factor (taking up 40%), indicating the importance of academic opinions on universities in their fields of expertise. This year, 22 million papers with 200 million citations were analysed to produce the rankings.

Accordingly, all HUST’s previously ranked subjects in engineering & technology witness a great improvement, climbing 50-100 places and remained Vietnam TOP 1, while mathematics, the only representative under natural sciences, is the first-time TOP 500, staying at TOP 2 nationally, confirming the importance of Mathematics in the leading university in science and technology:

Subject Areas


Domestic Rank

Global Rank 2020

Global Rank 2019

Engineering & Technology

Engineering – Electrical & Electronics




Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing




Computer Science & Information Systems




Natural Sciences






In 2019, HUST was announced to be in 351-400 position in Engineering and Technology, according to THE World University Rankings by Subject, and ranked at TOP 4 in Engineering and Technology in South East Asia. These results are a very positive confirmation of HUST’s great reputation and impact in science and technology fields, in the region as well as over the world.


Author: Hà Kim

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