The Times Higher Education announced the results for The World University Rankings 2023, with the University of Cyprus (UCY) ranking among the top 401-500 Universities worldwide.
According to a University of Cyprus press release, it is the eighth consecutive year that the University of Cyprus has been included in The World University Rankings, "which is a huge success and proof of the constant quality and excellence of the institution".
According to UCY, this success follows the recent inclusion of the University of Cyprus in the most demanding University ranking, the Shanghai List where it was ranked among the top 501-600 universities worldwide, for the fifth consecutive year. It is added that the University of Cyprus, for another year, has ranked among the top universities in the world in all three main ranking lists, since in June the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings ranked the University in the 473rd place worldwide.
UCY improved its performance score in four of the five categories evaluated by Times Higher Education, while in the "teaching" category its performance remained stable.
The aim of the University, by participating in international evaluations, is its continuous improvement in all scientific fields and for this, notes the press release. It is added that the University consciously chooses to have all its Faculties and Departments evaluated, even though this fact does not favor the achievement of the best possible score in the evaluations.
Commenting on the results, University of Cyprus Rector Tasos Christofides noted that the rankings are an important self-evaluation and reflection tool for the universities and that it was important to focus on the international orientation of the institution. He called on the Parliament to discuss immediately and to decide on the regulations for offering foreign language undergraduate programs.
He added that "we should be able to offer foreign language undergraduate programmes if the real goal is to promote Cyprus as a regional and international centre of higher education, research and innovation."