International Rankings

University Rankings

Our School has high university-wide rankings. The three highly influential and widely observed ranking agencies rank our university among the top 500 worldwide.

International University Rankings 2020
Ranking Subject EU Rank Global Rank
TIMES Business and economics 158–204 401–500
ARWU Management 136–186 401–500
QS Economics and econometrics 173–188 451–500

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (TIMES) assesses universities based on 13 calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance in terms of teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook. The University of Cyprus is ranked among the top 204 academic institutions in the EU and in the top 500 globally in busines and economics.

The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), also known as the Shanghai Ranking, uses six objective indicators to rank world universities, including the number of papers authored, the number of citations, international research collaboration, the number of publications in top journals, and the number of institution staff winning a significant award. This ranking places the University of Cyprus in the top 186 universities in the EU and in the top 500 globally in the field of management.

The QS World University Rankings evaluates universities according to the following six metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty/student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty ratio, and international student ratio. For the year 2020, the University of Cyprus is ranked among the top 188 institutions in the EU and in the top 500 globally in economics and econometrics.


Research-Oriented Rankings

The School has also been distinguished in various research-oriented rankings, and it is placed ahead of several leading universities in the European Union and globally. Its research performance is reflected in the four global rankings listed below that the School monitors annually.

International Research-Oriented Rankings
Ranking EU Rank Global Rank
UTD Top 100 Business School Research 44 230
Arizona State University 35 192
Tilburg University 77 214
BYU Accounting Research Rankings 20 205

The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings of the University of Dallas, which ranks schools based on their faculties’ publications in the 24 leading business journals since 1990. This ranking places our School 44th in the EU and 230th in the world, taking all journals into consideration (1995–2020). The UTD Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database of the titles and author affiliations of papers published in 24 leading business journals since 1990. This information is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990, based on the total contributions of each school’s faculty.

The Arizona State University Ranking counts the number of articles published by each school’s faculty in the top finance journals. It places our School 35th in the EU and 192nd in the world (1995–2020). This ranking classifies finance departments based on the number of publications since 1990 in the top four journals in finance: The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and The Review of Financial Studies.

The Tilburg University Ranking, which counts publications in 79 leading economic journals, places our School 77th in the EU and 214th in the world for the period 1995–2020. The Tilburg University Economics Ranking, created by the CentER for Research in Economics and Business at Tilburg University, covers publications in 79 leading economics journals and ranks economics schools worldwide based on their faculty publications since 1990.

The BYU Accounting Research Rankings count research papers that address topical content in financial accounting, financial markets, and decision making based on financial accounting information, published in the highest-rated accounting journals. The ranking places our School 20th in the EU and 205th in the world for the period 1995–2020. This ranking uses four different methodologies: analytical (studies in which analyses and conclusions are based on the act of formally modeling theories or substantiating ideas in mathematical terms), archival (studies in which analyses and conclusions are based on objective data collected from repositories), experimental (studies in which analyses and conclusions are based on data the researcher gathered by administering treatments to subjects) and other (surveys, case studies, field studies, simulations, persuasive arguments, etc.).

The School is ranked ahead of several leading Universities in the EU which is astonishing, given that the above rankings count the total numbers of publications, and not per capita. The School’s target is the continuous improvement of all its rankings mentioned above.