State technical university (Tepak) has secured a place in the top 400 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2017 – 2018 published on Tuesday.
Tepak has been placed in the 351 – 400th rank, the highest out of Cypriot universities and has seen a jump from last year where it ranked between 401 – 500th.
A statement by Tepak boasted the high ranks the university had secured, the highest of which was 88.6 out of 100 for citations, followed by 69.9 for international outlook.
Broken down, the overall mark for Tepak was 42.3.
It ranked 52nd out of Brics and Emerging economies 2017.
Tepak’s rector, professor Andreas Anayiotos said the university’s ranking “amongst 400 of the 1,102 top international universities is an achievement for our 10 years of operation,” especially when bearing in mind that many of the universities on the list are well funded by the state and private sector.
The state university has 3,072 students according to the rankings with an 18.7 student to staff ratio.
The ratio of females to males is 57:43 with eight per cent are international students.
The University of Cyprus was placed in the 401 – 500th rank.