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20 July, 2024
 
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Frederick University is once again the best performing University in Cyprus in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

It is the only University in Cyprus to be ranked among the top 201-300 Universities in the world, being recognised for its impact on the world through research, teaching, outreach and stewardship

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With a total of 2,152 institutions from all over the world participating in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024, Frederick University has been placed among the top 201-300 universities for the second consecutive year. It is the only university in Cyprus to achieve this rank. Among a total of 21 institutions from Cyprus and Greece that participated in these rankings, Frederick University and the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens achieved the highest rankings.

This ranking is a strong recognition of the University’s commitment and progress in making a positive impact on the world through its research, teaching, policies, and collaborations, all aimed at achieving a better future for all.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings is the only global performance system that assesses Universities against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which +are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy health, justice and prosperity, thus recognizing the Universities’ impact on society and the world at large. The rankings use indicators providing comparisons across four broad areas:

• Research: Research output in topics related to SDGs and the world’s major issues, measured by the faculty’s academic publications in reputable scientific journals.
• Teaching: Incorporating the SDGs in programs of study and assisting students to develop the necessary skills to help solve the world’s problems.
• Stewardship: Policies, actions, and governance strategies involving the Universities’ employees, faculty and students.
• Outreach: The work that Universities do with their local, regional, national and international communities.
In particular, academic institutions are invited to submit metrics for SDG17 (Partnership for the Goals) and at least three other SDGs of their choice.

Frederick University ranked among the top 101-200 universities in the world in:
• SDG 4: Quality Education,
• SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy,
• SDG 10: Reducing Inequalities,
• SDG 17: Partnership for the goals

"I am particularly pleased to see Frederick University ranked among the top 201-300 Universities in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024. These rankings align with the mission of our University, as we are a value-driven institution that aims to have a real impact on both the local and global communities. This significant achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire university community. Congratulations to everyone!” says Ms Natassa Frederickou, President of the Council of Frederick University.

Frederick University’s Rector, Professor George Demosthenous, also notes: "We remain dedicated to continuous development and will strive to further enhance our impact in the coming years. This important achievement reinforces our commitment to contributing meaningfully to a sustainable future, and creating a better world through education, research, and community engagement. It would not have been possible without the collective efforts of our faculty, staff, students, and partners, who have all played a crucial role in driving our sustainability strategy, which has been an integral part of the identity and daily operations of our university."

Frederick University is a member of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and among the founding members of SDSN Cyprus, which works closely with all sectors of society to improve Cyprus’ performance in the implementation of the SDGs.

The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024 is the sixth edition, and 2,152 universities from 125 countries/regions (USA, the European Union, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, and many other countries) participated this year. The Impact Rankings are growing rapidly each year as many more universities seek to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the SDGs by joining the database.

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