About Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)


Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) is a young and aspiring university in vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and was the first public university in the country to be awarded an international ranking of five stars by QS Stars.

Established in 1997, Ton Duc Thang University has steadily developed into one of the largest- and fastest-growing universities in Vietnam with over 25,000 students and 1.300 faculty members. Our international five-star learning environment encompasses five campuses in Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang City, Lam Dong Province and Ca Mau Province in the Mekong Delta region.

We currently have 17 faculties, 64 research groups, and 90 up-to-date undergraduate and graduate programs with a focus on high-quality research, training, and internationalization, as well as many interdisciplinary research opportunities.


In 2018, Ton Duc Thang went through many strict evaluations focused on an array of performance indicators, such as teaching quality, employability, internationalization, facilities, social responsibility, research, specialist criteria and inclusiveness, and was honored to be the first public university in Vietnam to be officially ranked 4 stars out of 5 under the QS Stars standard – one of the few university ranking systems that take a global approach. Among these measures, facilities and inclusiveness were awarded 5 stars.

See more Facilities of TDTU: https://tdtu.edu.vn/en/about/university-facility


On July 2nd, 2018 The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCÉRES) recognized Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) as compliant with French and European standards for universities. This accreditation has been granted for a 5-year term, from July 2018 to July 2023.

The University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) ranked TDTU at 639th in the world's best university rankings for the period 2020-2021. TDTU appeared for the first time in the URAP rankings for 2018-2019 with a position of 1,422. For the period 2019-2020, TDTU's rank in this table was 960. 

The university ranking system ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities) 2021 ranked TDTU 601-700 in the world. In 2019, TDTU appeared in the ARWU rankings for the first time at 901-1000. In 2020, TDTU rose to 701-800 and 601-700 in 2021.

THE Impact Rankings 2021 ranked TDTU in the world’s 401-600 group in terms of influence on global sustainable development.

The university ranking system, US News & World Report Rankings 2022, ranked TDTU at 387 out of 1,750 ranked universities (from 90 countries).

QS Asia University Rankings 2022 ranked TDTU at 142 out of 687 best-ranked universities in Asia. In 2021 TSTU was ranked at 163 out of 650 best-ranked universities in Asia. Previously, TDTU was also ranked at 207th in Asia according to the ranking results in 2020. TDTU appeared in this ranking for the first time in 2019 at 291-300.

The ranking organization UI GreenMetric World University Ranking (UI GreenMetric) ranks TDTU 122nd in the world out of 956 participating higher education institutions. TDTU has joined this ranking system since 2016 and continuously maintains a high ranking in the list of the most sustainable higher education institutions in the world, and is ranked the highest among universities. Vietnam participates in the ranking. The most recent results (2020), TDTU ranked 83rd out of 922 global universities in the rankings.

THE World University Rankings announced the list of the world’s best young universities in 2022. Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) was ranked 98th out of 790 universities. With this ranking result, TDTU is the first and only university in Vietnam in the Top 100 best young universities in the world.

The world university ranking system THE World University Rankings 2022, TDTU is ranked in the Top 500 best universities in the world. This is the first year TDTU appeared in this ranking.

See further information: https://www.tdtu.edu.vn/en/about/rankings

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