Six Greek Universities Ranked in the 2015/2016 QS World University Rankings



greek universitiesThe QS website included six Greek Universities in its 2015/2016 World University Rankings.

These six Greek institutions ranked globally known table. Specifically, the National Technical University (NTUA) ranked 376th, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ranked 461-470th, University of Crete 501-550, National and Kapodistrian University and the University of Patra were both placed between the 601st and the 650th position, while the Athens University of Economics and Business ranked above the 701st position.

“Greece is currently in a prolonged period of systemic cuts to its higher education sector, with plans to reduce the number of higher education institutions from 520 to 350. This has led to a Greek ‘brain drain,’ as Greece’s most talented students and graduates seek their fortunes abroad. The overall effect seems to be reduced international recognition of Greek universities, amongst academics and employers alike,” Kathimerini newspaper quotes the report as saying.

Kathimerini reports that the National Technical University ranked 238th based on the “citations per faculty area” criteria. Furthermore the NTUA’s engineering technology faculty ranked within the world’s top 100 of its kind, occupying the 67th position.


3 COMMENTS

  1. Kudos to the NTUA’s engineering technology faculty, but the other figures are not very impressing, surely we can do better than that.

  2. I always say that we should compare ourselves with the best, not the worst. Indeed, many of the best universities worldwide are filled with Greeks on their staff. We must stop trying to push each other down and learn to do as well at home.

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