University of Nicosia Advances to Top 130 Across Emerging Economies Countries
The 2022 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings rank UNIC #122, underscoring the University’s upward trajectory in the major rankings
The 2022 edition of the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies Rankings rank the University of Nicosia (UNIC) number 122 among the universities in the countries or regions classified by the London Stock Exchange’s FTSE Group as “advanced emerging”, “secondary emerging”, or “frontier”. UNIC’s advancement to the Top 130 band in this ranking is indicative of a general ascension in the major rankings, with UNIC also ranked among the Top 601-800 universities in the world by the THE World University Rankings for 2022.
The Emerging Economies rankings use the same (though slightly recalibrated) performance indicators as THE’s flagship World University Rankings, possibly the best-known and most influential university rankings in the world, to judge institutions on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. A record 698 research-intensive universities ranked this year, from across 50 countries, demonstrating the region’s dynamic growth in the Higher Education field.
The Rector of the University of Nicosia, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, underlined the University’s upward trajectory in this and other important rankings over the past few years, which he attributes, amongst others, to UNIC’s contribution to basic and applied research and industry collaborations.
“Our focus on internationalisation, research, innovation, and societal engagement are deservedly reflected in the major university rankings, with our advancement to the number 122 university in the THE Emerging Economies Rankings attesting to our significant contribution to society and the economy of the country”, remarked Rector Pouyioutas.
Indeed, UNIC was among the standout performances in this year’s edition, further bolstering its standing among the universities in the emerging economies cluster of countries or regions (from the Top 201-250 band it ranked in previously to the Top 130 band for 2022). More broadly, UNIC is a prime example of the dynamic growth universities from emerging economies have been exhibiting, having developed into the largest university in Southern Europe that teaches primarily in English, serving over 14,000 students from across the globe.
Notable initiatives in UNIC’s internationalisation arsenal include the establishment of the first and largest Medical School in Cyprus, in partnership with St George’s, University of London, as well as offering globally unique programmes of study in collaboration with other leading universities. The University is also regularly recognised as a world leader in crypto and blockchain education and research, having been the first university in the world to offer a degree in the field, among other global university firsts.
“Our University has solidified its position among the best universities in the emerging economies cluster of countries, underscoring our sustained efforts in delivering on the THE pillars. The results are particularly impressive when we factor in that only half of the universities that ranked last year managed to improve or maintain their positions in the 2022 rankings, which also saw the addition of almost 100 more entrants”, noted Professor Dimitris Drikakis, Vice President of Global Partnerships.
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 Times Higher Education Emerging Economies Rankings.