In 2019, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) has 3 subject groups ranked in the top 550 world best subjects including Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering & Manufacturing (Top 451-500); Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Top 401-450); Computer Science & Information Systems (Information Technology) (Top 501-550).

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 . The overall 2020 rankings comprise of 1,368 institutions  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  index  that measures productivity and impact of the published work). In both engineering & technology and natural sciences, academic reputation  is the most important factor (taking up 40%), indicating the importance of  peers’ opinion on universities in their fields of expertise. This year, 22 million papers with 200 million citations were analysed to produce the rankings.

 Compared to 2019, all of HUST’s previously ranked subject groups in engineering & technology witnessed a great improvement, climbing 50-100 places and  remain Vietnam TOP 1 Meanwhile  the university’s mathematics department, the only representative under natural sciences, entered  TOP 500 for the first time, staying at TOP 2 nationally,.This  confirmedthe importance of Mathematics in  a 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  ranking  in the top 351-400  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.