University Rankings can be useful in seeing how the University compares with other Universities nationally and
internationally. As there is no single ‘gold standard’, there are significant differences in the methodologies used
by ranking agencies that can give rise to variation in results for the same University in different rankings.
Times Higher Education (THE)
Impact Rankings is
the fourth in this series of global
performance tables that assess universities against the United Nations’
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), using calibrated indicators for comparison across the four broad areas of
research, stewardship, outreach and teaching.
Participating for the first time in 2022
edition, University of Crete (UoC) is ranked overall 401-600 out of 1,524
universities from 110 countries and regions. UoC, together with the
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, heads the list of the 11
Greek Universities included in the 2022 ranking. The UoC is particularly proud of the efforts
of staff and students in their best practice contributions to SDG4 Quality
Education, with UoC recognized as being among the top 100 institutions globally.
information on sustainability at University of Crete see https://sdgs.uoc.gr/
University of Crete is ranked among the top 500 universities worldwide in the 2023
Times Higher Education
University Rankings. In the largest ranking ever, including 1799 institutions, University of Crete is ranked 401-500
and shares first place in Greece with the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens.
The THE World University Rankings, now in its 19th year, focus on a selected frame of the world’s research intensive
universities, rather than the total global ‘pool’ of over 20,000 Higher Education Institutions. 13 indicators are
used to measure University performance in teaching, research output and impact, knowledge transfer, and
international outlook. In one particular area, citations, used as an indicator of research impact and influence, the
UoC continues to punch above its weight – ranking #279 worldwide.
Reflecting in particular its research strengths, University of Crete is ranked 88th in the 2022
THE Young University Rankings . This is the eleventh year running that the University of Crete
has been included among the top 100 best research-intensive universities under 50 years old.
the University is also in the top 100 of the THE
Emerging Economies University
Rankings 2022. In
terms of research influence, as measured by citations, University of Crete is
in a leading position at #36 among the 906 universities included in the 2022
In the US
Best Global Universities
Rankings of 1750 research-intensive
universities powered by Clarivate Analytics (up from 1500 last year), the
University is ranked #541 worldwide, #226 in Europe and #4 of the 11
Universities ranked in Greece. In terms of research impact, as indicated
by ‘Normalized Citation Impact’, the University ranks #267 worldwide. It
is also notable, given the significance of international collaborative papers
as a marker of quality, that the UoC ranks #127 worldwide on this performance
The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2021 includes University of Crete
among the 1225 Universities from 69 countries worldwide that have produced at least 800 Web of Science indexed ‘core
publications’ in the period 2016–2019 (using fractional counting). According to the 2021 results, at 10.6% the University
of Crete has the highest proportion of its publications belonging to the top 10% of their field (PP top 10%)
of the eight Greek HEIs included and, overall, ranks #164 on this size-related research indicator among the total
423 European Universities listed.
Index also shows the University among the leading research producing organizations, at #230 by publication
share in 2020 among the 505 European Academic Institutions listed in the 2021 Nature Index tables.
University of Crete takes part in the QS World University
Rankings and was listed 591-600
overall out of the 1422 universities ranked by QS in 2023 (up from 1300 last
year), and #2 of the 6 Greek HEIs included in this ranking. Citations per faculty, at 191 globally, is the
strongest indicator for UoC and underlines the impact of UoC research.
The University also participates in U-MULTIRANK. The latter is open to all
types of higher education institutions and compares and grades HEI performance across five broad dimensions
(teaching and learning, regional engagement, knowledge transfer, international orientation and research). The Ready Made
Rankings tool again shows that the University’s primary strengths are in research and research linkages.