The latest edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released on 12 October 2022, reaffirms the University of Nicosia’s (UNIC) global standing, ranking it among the Top 501-600 universities in the world. Correspondingly, UNIC ranks 157th in the European Union, 2nd in Cyprus and 4th among the Cypriot and Greek Universities.
The THE World University Rankings (WUR) is possibly the best-known and most influential university rankings in the world, benchmarking institutions across their core missions: Teaching, Research, Knowledge Transfer, and International Outlook. The expanded THE WUR 2023 edition includes 1,799 ranked research-intensive universities, out of more than 25,000 universities globally, that met the THE eligibility criteria and applied for assessment.
“This latest distinction expands upon UNIC’s ranking achievements as a leading global university, essentially now among the top 2% of universities in the world”, noted Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, Rector of the University. The Rector underscored the University’s upward trajectory in the World University Rankings, with UNIC markedly advancing its standing (from the Top 601-800 band last year). “Our progression into the Top 501-600 band of universities globally and into position 157 in the European Union, strongly endorses the high quality and international reputation of our University”, underlined Professor Pouyioutas.
“More broadly, such ranking achievements are indicative of the tremendous development of the university field in Cyprus, which boasts three of the Top universities in the world according to Times Higher Education: University of Cyprus, University of Nicosia and the Cyprus University of Technology. This is particularly impressive when considering the island’s relatively short 30+-year history in university education”, noted Rector Pouyioutas. “In this respect, we are proud to be playing a significant part in advancing Cyprus as an international hub for high quality, university education; providing prospective students from Cyprus, Europe and beyond the opportunity to study on campus and online at one of the best universities in the world”, he added.