The list was a result of an examination of 166,880 scientists discovered from various bibliometric data sources. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index (Discipline H-index) using data compiled from OpenAlex and CrossRef, which are the most prominent and well-established bibliometric databases of this type available to the scientific community.

Prof., Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc from the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, is among the Vietnamese named the world's best scientists by (Source:

The Vietnamese scientists were ranked in seven areas – computer science, engineering and technology, environmental science, material science, mechanical and aerospace engineering, medicine, and social sciences and humanities.

Four of them are from the Vietnam National University, Hanoi – Prof., Dr. Nguyen Dinh Duc; Assoc. Prof., Dr. Le Hoang Son; Prof., Dr. Pham Hung Viet; and Assoc. Prof., Dr. Tu Binh Minh.

The others include Dr. Hoang Nhat Duc from the Duy Tan University; Prof., Dr. Hoang Van Minh from the Hanoi University of Public Health; Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu from Phenikaa University.  

Prof. Duc was named in the category of engineering and technology, while Professors Viet and Minh in the category of environmental science; Assoc. Prof. Son and Dr. Duc in the category of computer science; Prof. Hoang Van Minh in the category of social sciences and humanities; and Prof. Hieu in the category of material science.

Meanwhile, five Vietnamese scientists have had their names listed in the category of mechanical and aerospace engineering. They are Prof., Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung and Dr. Phung Van Phuc from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology; Assoc. Prof., Dr. Nguyen Thoi Trung and Assoc. Prof., Dr. Thai Hoang Chien from the Ton Duc Thang University; and Assoc. Prof., Dr. Bui Quoc Tinh from the Duy Tan University.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Xuan Bach from the Hanoi Medical University is the only Vietnamese named in the category of medicine.

Source: VNA