The 2023 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings place the University of Nicosia (UNIC) among the top 101-150 universities worldwide for the 50 years old or younger.
UNIC’s advancement to the Top 101-150 band in this ranking reflects its reinforced global standing, with the university also ranked among the Top 501-600 universities in the world by THE World University Rankings for 2023. Correspondingly, the results place UNIC 1# in Cyprus (alongside the University of Cyprus) and #2 best young university in Cyprus and Greece (alongside the University of Cyprus and Harokopio University of Athens), and among the Top 60 Young Universities in the European Union (EU).
It is worth noting that in the International Outlook pillar of the said ranking, the University of Nicosia ranks #19 globally and #4 in the European Union.
The Young University Rankings use the same performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings, possibly the best-known and most influential university rankings globally, to assess institutions on their teaching, research, citations, industry income, and international outlook. The expanded twelfth edition of the table features universities from 74 territories across Europe, Asia, Oceania, North America, Latin America, and Africa.
Overall, the universities classified as “Young” by THE are characterised by their agility and ability to innovate, displaying remarkable growth potential compared to many older universities worldwide that are ranked in the World University Rankings.
“The University continues its upward trajectory in an increasingly competitive international academic environment. Our ranking position reflects the success of our efforts in teaching, research, knowledge exchange and internationalisation. We are committed to continued academic success and contribution to addressing global challenges.”, noted Professor Dimitris Drikakis, Vice President of Global Partnerships.
The Rector of the University of Nicosia, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, noted:
“The University of Nicosia has solidified its position among the best universities across the globe, offering a wide spectrum of programmes and providing prospective students from Cyprus, Europe and beyond a great opportunity to study either on campus or online”, noted Professor Pouyioutas. He concluded by thanking the entire University community, which he hailed as the driving force behind this and all other major achievements: “I would like to wholeheartedly thank the teaching, research, and administrative personnel, as well as our students and alumni, for their individual and collective action and support in swiftly attaining such remarkable milestones, enabling us to punch well above our years of operation”.
The University of Nicosia would also like to congratulate the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology for their continued placements in the 2023 Times Higher Education Young University Rankings.
*position shared with University of Cyprus.
** position shared with University of Cyprus and Harokopio University of Athens