University Rankings and The University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia is the first private university in Cyprus to be ranked by the main global university ranking organisations.

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) has been named among the top 601-800 universities in the world, according to the 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

The THE World University Rankings (WUR) are possibly the best-known university rankings in the world. The expanded WUR 2022 edition includes over 1,600 ranked research-intensive universities, out of 25,000 universities globally, that met the THE eligibility criteria and applied for assessment. One of the core areas in which the University excelled is International Outlook, where UNIC ranked 47th worldwide

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The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2022 rank the University of Nicosia (UNIC) among the top 201-250 universities in the world in the subject area of Business and Economics.

This ranking places UNIC as the #1 ranked university in Cyprus and Greece, and #47 in the European Union, in this subject area.

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The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2022 rank the University of Nicosia (UNIC) among the top 201-250 universities in the world in the subject area of Education.

This ranking places UNIC as the #2 ranked university in Cyprus and Greece, and #40 in the European Union, in this subject area.

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QS World University Rankings places UNIC among the top 4% of universities in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region, with the University ranking #136 among 3,300 tertiary institutions across 30 countries.

The University’s consistently high results are noteworthy in a region characterised by dynamic growth in higher education, with strong representation from Russia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey and Ukraine. Moreover, UNIC’s top scoring indicators especially reflect its dynamic internationalisation efforts over the past decade, ranking #1 in the International Students indicator and #14 in the International Faculty indicator.

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University Rankings (of Cyprus universities)

World Top 1000

  • University of Cyprus – 601-700

World Top 1000

  • University of Cyprus – 401-500
  • Cyprus University of Technology – 501-600
  • 601-800

Regional Top 300

  • University of Cyprus – #53
  • Cyprus University of Technology – #102
  • #136
  • European University Cyprus – 211-220

The above are the only Cyprus universities to be ranked in the most widely-followed university ranking systems.

Sources: Academic Ranking of World Universities, THE World University Rankings, QS World University Rankings – EECA

Sustainable Development Rankings (of Cyprus universities)

By Participation

  • 301-400
  • Frederick University – 301-400
  • Cyprus University of Technology – 601-800
  • European University Cyprus – 601-800

UNIC ranks 36th globally in Quality Education in the expanded 2022 THE Impact Rankings, which recognises universities across the world for their social and economic impact.

The results place UNIC as the #1 ranked university in Cyprus and the #2 university in Greece, and among the Top 15 universities in the European Union, in this core area.

The fourth edition features an expanded field of more than 1,400 universities from 106 countries and regions, including strong representation by the UK, the USA, Japan, and Australia.

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About University Rankings

What are University Rankings?

University rankings are rankings of institutions in higher education which have been ranked on the basis of various combinations of various factors. Rankings have most often been conducted by organisations such as governments, academics, magazines, newspapers and websites. In addition to ranking entire institutions, organisations perform rankings of specific programs, departments, and schools. Various rankings consider combinations of measures of funding and endowment, research excellence and/or influence, specialisation expertise, admissions, student options, award numbers, internationalisation, graduate employment, industrial linkage, historical reputation and other criteria. Various rankings mostly evaluating on institutional output by research. Some rankings evaluate institutions within a single country, while others assess institutions worldwide.

The three most widely followed university rankings are the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE), and QS World University Rankings (QS).

Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) compiled originally by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University and now maintained by the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy, has provided annual global rankings of universities since 2003, making it the earliest of its kind. ARWU does not rely on surveys and school submissions. Among other criteria, ARWU includes the number of articles published by Nature or Science and the number of Nobel Prize winners and Fields Medalists (mathematics).

Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THE)

Times Higher Education World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings by Times Higher Education (THE) magazine. The publisher had collaborated with Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) to publish the joint THE–QS World University Rankings from 2004 to 2009 before it turned to Thomson Reuters for a new ranking system. The publication now comprises the world’s overall, subject, and reputation rankings, alongside three regional league tables, Asia, Latin America, and BRICS & Emerging Economies which are generated by different weightings. THE Rankings is often considered as one of the most widely followed university rankings together with Academic Ranking of World Universities and QS World University Rankings.

In 2019, THE also published, for the first time, the THE World Impact Rankings, a table that ranks universities based on their contribution towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These rankings are not based on institutional quality and do not evaluate all of the universities in the world, only the ones who request to be evaluated.

Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (QS)

The QS World University Rankings are a ranking of the world’s top universities produced by Quacquarelli Symonds published annually since 2004. Along with Academic Ranking of World Universities and THE World University Rankings, the QS World University Rankings is widely recognised and cited as one of the 3 main world university rankings. The QS rankings use peer review data collected (in 2016) from 74,651 scholars and academics and 37,781 recruiters. The QS rankings also incorporate citation per faculty member data from Scopus, faculty/student ratios, and international staff and student numbers.