Two universities in Cyprus have been ranked second and third among best institutions from new EU member states, with institutions from 12 out of 13 countries making the list.
The Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) and the University of Cyprus (UCY) got second and third places respectively, right behind the number one University of Tartu in Estonia.
Andreas Anayiotos, who Rector at CUT, also known as TEPAK, said that “the good image and international recognition of our university by independent, strict, international experts is reaffirmed.”
The ranking, which gives scores to research institutions in the “new Europe” – that is, member states that joined the EU since 2004, was launched last winter at the ‘Research Excellence: New Europe Summit’ held by Times Higher Education.
Even though UCY scored higher than CUT in almost all categories, the Limassol-based Tech got the highest score on the list in terms of number of academic citations
Several different scores were compiled for each institution, such as teaching, research, citations, industry, and international scores.
Even though Nicosia’s UCY scored higher than CUT in almost all categories, the Limassol-based Tech got the highest score on the list in terms of number of academic citations.
UCY Rector Constantinos Christofides wrote on Twitter “Bravo Cyprus,” adding that the Top 10 research institution of New Europe is staffing and restructuring in the fields of Human Sciences in order to go to the top.
Other Higher Ed institutions in the top 10 included universities from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Croatia, while the only country among new EU member states that did not make the list at all was Malta.