Although there may be some disagreements in comments, and the calculation may not be accurate, somehow it is a little hard to convince everyone, the ranking list which was published in September 2017 by an independent group of Vietnamese and foreign experts, is a valid research work; The project was very well-invested, non-profit orientated and remained unaffected by any interest groups, and relied on a scientific basis when referring to the methods of the World Ranking Organizations. The following criteria were considered: Education makes up 40% of the total score, the same for scientific research, while management and infrastructure fills the final 20%. The experts have taken into account all the key factors to build the profile of what constitutes a legitimate university. The overall result showed that Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) was ranked second place, just after the Vietnam National University in Hanoi.
In November 2018, the World University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) announced the world's top universities in 2018-2019. According to this ranking, TDTU is ranked 2nd in Vietnam and 1422nd in the world. URAP independently uses scientific data on the Web of Sciences for a subjective evaluation method, which is not affected by the will or desire of any university. Criteria on the quantity and quality of scientific works all occupy the highest weight in the ranking results.
TDTU has 2,567 articles in the ISI/Scopus category, 07 patents accredited by USPTO (USA), and is ranked No.1 in the whole system of Vietnamese universities in science and technology by November 2018.
This ranking further confirms the academic quality of TDTU has reached international level, been in line with many world-class universities, and beyond many of the oldest universities in the region.
Therefore, undeniably, it is both a wise and rewarding choice to study and work at TDTU. A young public university which is not funded or invested by the state budget, and has self-reliant growth; in just over 21 years, it has been beyond most of other public universities in Vietnam with a history of 40, 50 or 60 years with spending huge funds invested and financed by the state budget. Obviously, the university is clearly on the right track, choosing the right goals, a university with a truly effective governance system, and potential to go further to prepare for even more brilliant future prospects.