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University of Nicosia Ranked among Top 100 Universities in the EECA Region

UNIC is the first university in Cyprus to be ranked by QS World University Rankings, placing number 91 in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region

  The 2019 “QS World University Rankings: EECA”, released on 31 October 2018, place the University of Nicosia (UNIC) in the top 100 universities in the region, in which approximately 1,800 universities operate. More specifically, UNIC was ranked number 91 in the Emerging Europe and Central Asia (EECA) Region, out of the 450 universities that had applied and were assessed (and ultimately 300 ranked) this year by the global rankings agency.

 The landmark ranking success, with UNIC being the only university based in Cyprus to be ranked by QS World University Rankings, is noteworthy in a region characterised by dynamic growth in higher education, particularly when contrasted against the large number of universities counted in the broader EECA region (which includes 26 countries, among them, Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Estonia, Lithuania, Turkey, Ukraine).

“With the 2019 QS EECA Region Ranking results, our University deservedly joins a select number of universities ranked by QS World University Rankings”, noted Professor Constantinos N. Phellas, Vice Rector for Faculty and Research at UNIC. “We are especially proud of our placement, firmly within the top 100 universities of this year’s expanded ranking, particularly after having been assessed alongside more than 450 other institutions in the region”, continued Vice Rector Phellas.

The ranking results, which form part of the most comprehensive university assessment of its kind, reinforce the University of Nicosia’s global outlook and are a testament to its broader internationalisation efforts; already awarded earlier in the year by the QS Intelligence Unit, when UNIC became the first university in the EU to achieve a 5-Star QS Rating for Online/Distance Learning.

Commenting on this development, the Rector of the University of Nicosia, Professor Philippos Pouyioutas, heralded this as an important milestone for the University and for Cyprus Higher Education more widely. “The ranking achievement is a strong testament to the quality of our faculty members; to the University’s continued focus on research and innovation; and to our growing international reputation”, concluded Rector Pouyioutas.


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