Research papers in international journals by VNU-HCM increase by 15percent

The Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) experienced a 15 percent increase of annual international research articles in 2018, reported the university yesterday.

 Research papers in international journals by VNU-HCM increase by 15percent

To maintain and further this rate, VNU-HCM is now piloting a new center for molecular and nanoarchitecture research, known as the Center for Innovative Materials and Architectures (INOMAR). It is expected that this center will foster the publication of new global articles in such renowned and prestigious journals like SCI or SCIE, with the average growth rate of 15 percent per year.
According to Associate Professor Dr. Lam Quang Vinh, Head of the Department of Science and Technology in VNU-HCM, until November 2018, the university already published nearly 2,000 articles and conference reports in various fields, including more than 500 articles printed in international journals.
Over 50 percent of those are ranked as Q1, higher than the mean national rate of 39 percent.
In 2018, VNU-HCM was honored to enter the list of Top 701 – 750 Leading Universities in the World, thanks to its 45 programs and 13 programs meeting the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) and other international criteria, respectively.

In the period from 2013 to September 2018, the revenues from technology transfer reached an average of VND200 billion per year (approx. $8.62 million).


At the moment, VNU-HCM is finishing the procedure to register for 2 inventions in the US, one of which belongs to the VNU-HCM University of Technology and the other the VNU-HCM University of Science. If successful, VNU-HCM will become one of the three intellectual rights and technology transfer centers in Vietnam


Associate Professor Dr. Dinh Duc Anh Vu, Head of the Department of University in VNU-HCM, shared that this year, his university has the acceptance rate of around 16,000 freshmen via 6 kinds of admission, consisting of (1) direct admission, with the priority to those meeting the requirements of the Ministry of Education and Training; (2) VNU-HCM admission policy; (3) results of the 2019 national high school graduation examination; (4) results of the scholastic ability assessment test organized by VNU-HCM for each major; (5) results of international tests; and (6) other admission policies in each particular member university (such as the scholastic ability test by the International University).


In 2019, VNU-HCM is planning to increase the number of majors for undergraduate programs to 197.

By THANH HUNG – Translated by Thanh Tam

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