Again, the author of this research is the Metrics group of professor Jeroen Baas, professor Kevin Boyack and professors John P.A. Ioannidis who come from Stanford University in the US. They did conduct the research and published the result in the PLoS Biology Journal of the US. The authors used Scopus’s database from 1960 to August 2021 of more than 7 million scientists and filtered out the top 100,000 most influential people.
Following the method of the previous years, this research doesn’t have any changes in measurement and evaluation tools, by updating the database of more than 100,000 most-cited scientists (from Scopus data sources) and rating the scientists based on some important criteria such as: composite score, the number of citations (excluding self-citation), H-index, Schreiber hm-index, the number of citations for 1st author articles, corresponding author articles and last author articles.
The scientists are divided into 22 scientific fields and 176 sub-fields (disciplines/specialities).
According to the rankings just announced on October 20th, 2021, there are 28 Vietnamese scientists who are working in Vietnam entered the ranking of the top 100,000 most influential scientists in the world in 2021.
In the order of this ranking, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc – Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) continues to be at the top among Vietnamese scientists, ranked at the 5949th in the world (and 96th in the field of engineering over the world). Follow are Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son (VNU) – ranked 6766th, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung (HCMC University of Technology) – ranked at 6818th, Prof. Dr. Bui Tien Dieu (Duy Tan University) Tan) ranked at 9488th, and Prof. Dr. Vo Xuan Vinh (Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics) ranked at 9528th.
Prof. Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hoang Son are 3 scientists belonging to the top 10,000 best scientists in the world for 3 consecutive years 2019, 2020, 2021.
Next on this list are Tran Hai Nguyen (Duy Tan University) ranked at 14704th, Tran Xuan Bach (Hanoi Medical University) ranked at 19881st, Pham Thai Binh (Transportation Technology University) ranked at 21588th, Hoang Duc Nhat (Duy Tan University) ranked at 23301st; Dang Van Hieu (Thang Long University) ranked at 31139th and Hoang Anh Tuan (University of Technology – Ho Chi Minh) ranked at 32938th.
Pham Van Hung (International School – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh) ranked at 37520th; Nguyen Thoi Trung (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 46053rd; Tran Trung (Hoa Binh University) ranked at 48769th; Thai Hoang Chien (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 50676th; Vu Quang Bach (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 54001st; Nguyen Trung Kien (Ho Chi Minh – University of Technology and Education) ranked at 53486th; Nguyen Minh Tho (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 56922nd, Pham Viet Thanh (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 57491st; and Nguyen Truong Khang (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 62835th.
Nguyen Trung Thang (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 66150th, Le Thai Ha (Fulbright University Vietnam) ranked at 74063rd, Nguyen Dang Nam (Duy Tan University) ranked at 81653rd, Van Hieu (Phenikaa University) ranked at 82171st, Phung Van Phuc (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) ranked at 83196th; Pham Thai Binh (HCMC University of Transport) ranked at 84698th; Duong Viet Thong (Ton Duc Thang University) ranked at 88842nd; and Nguyen Hoang Long (Hanoi University of Mining and Geology) – ranked at 94128th.
Among the Vietnamese scientists working abroad included in this year’s ranking, we have Prof. Dam Thanh Son (USA) ranked at 7302nd, Assoc. Prof Bui Quoc Tinh (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) ranked at 9640th, Prof. Ngo Duc Tuan (University of Melbourne, Australia) ranked at 10652nd, Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan (Australia) ranked at 21835th, and Prof. Duc Truong Pham (University of Birmingham, UK) ranked at 39062nd over the world.
Especially, this year, more Vietnamese scientists who working in Vietnam or abroad entered the most prestigious rankings – 100.000 most influential scientists in the world (by lifetime achievement). In which, 5 Vietnamese scientists in the top list is Prof. Nguyen Minh Tho (Ton Duc Thang University), Prof. Tran Hien Trinh (Oxford University), Prof. Nguyen Xuan Hung (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology), Prof. Nguyen Dinh Duc (VNU) and Prof. Hoang Tuy (Institute of Mathematics).
These proud results once again affirm the position and development of Vietnamese scientists recognized in the international scientific community. And it is also the result of the fundamental and comprehensive reform of Vietnam’s higher education.
Source: “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”, Jeroen Baas et.al. https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3