University of Nicosia: Global Leader in Business and Economics Education

Ranked among the Top 301-400 universities in the world, #1 in Cyprus and Greece, and Top 100 in the European Union, according to the 2021 Times Higher Education World Rankings by Subject

The latest results of the annual Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021 rank the University of Nicosia (UNIC) among the top 301-400 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 among the Top 100 universities in the European Union, in this subject area.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (WUR) are possibly the best-known university rankings in the world, drawing on five decades of expertise in the sector and millions of individual data points.

Our University has rightly been recognised as a global leader in this subject area, top-ranked in Cyprus and Greece, alongside highly regarded peer universities in the EU, the US, the UK and other parts of the world. This is a huge honour for the School of Business and the University, one that deservedly reflects the high quality of our experienced and internationally acclaimed teaching and research staff in the recognised fields”, noted Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, Rector of the University. “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations and thanks to the whole School of Business community, to our teaching, research and administrative staff, and to our students and alumni. I would also like to thank our Business Advisory Board, as well as the business and industry leaders who partner with us to provide invaluable industry experience to our students and high-profile employment opportunities to our graduates”, concluded Rector Pouyioutas.

Continuing in that vein, the Dean of the School of Business, Professor Angelika Kokkinaki, underlined this achievement as the result of the collective effort of the entire School. She stood especially on the School’s strategic imperative to constantly improve and adapt, in better equipping its graduates with the requisite theoretical underpinnings and core competencies for a rapidly evolving international workplace, as well as priming them to assume leadership roles across the business spectrum. “Being named essentially among the top 400 Business Schools in the world in the 2021 THE WUR subject tables represents an acknowledgment of our track record in teaching, research and industry engagement, particularly in business and economics education”, underlined Dean Kokkinaki.

The Dean also noted that the School of Business, being innovative and mindful to stay ahead of the curve, has been particularly active in three research clusters: Forecasting, especially the highly regarded M Competitions that drew record interest this year, with over 100,000 submissions from 100 countries; blockchain, where UNIC is a long-standing global leader; and marketing management, focusing on innovation, entrepreneurship and real-life applications. “We are always delighted to welcome students, on-campus and online, from Cyprus and around the world, to join our growing and diverse student community and to engage with our dynamic faculty”, concluded Dean Kokkinaki.

This ranking is the latest in a succession of recent distinctions for the University of Nicosia. Indicatively, the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings rank UNIC among the Top 801-1000 universities in the world. Along with its inclusion in the Top 1000 THE WUR table, UNIC has also been recognised by the QS World University Rankings (number 106 in Emerging Europe and Central Asia Region) and by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (number 42 in the world in the core area of Quality Education).

The University of Nicosia would also like to congratulate the University of Cyprus and the Cyprus University of Technology for their inclusion in the 2021 Times Higher Education WUR subject tables across multiple subject areas.