The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) has taken a bid leap ahead in global university rankings, landing at the 89th place globally and at the 16th place in Europe, as determined by the “Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations” table published by Webometrics for 2024. According to the current ranking announcement, as well as the results of recent years, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens not only consolidated but improved its position among the top 100 universities worldwide, while maintaining its top spot in the Southeastern Europe region. Among the rankings that stand out are:
Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations
NKUA ranked 89th worldwide and 16th in Europe at the “Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations,” published on January 24 2004 by Webometrics. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has consolidated and improved its position in this ranking among the top 100 Universities in the world.
The specific ranking, published twice a year (January and July), is compiled based on the number of citations of the research work of the professors and researchers of the Institutions. Cross-references are located through the most popular academic literature search engine, Google Scholar.
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
The second important distinction for the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens came based on the results of the global ranking of Universities “Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities“, which was published on 31/1/2024. According to the publication of the Ranking, the E.K.P.A. is in 247th place worldwide among 12,000 Universities, rising five places compared to last year’s corresponding ranking. Based on the results of the said ranking, the E.K.P.A. is in 55th place among the 3483 Universities of the European Union and in 1st place in Greece among the Greek Universities included in the ranking.
NTU World University Rankings
The next ranking in which the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens achieved significant distinctions is the internationally recognized ranking “NTU World University Rankings – Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities“. This is one of the most important global rankings evaluating the quality, quantity and effectiveness of the research work of Institutions worldwide. NKUA occupies the 1st position among the eight Greek Universities and the 211th position globally.
In addition to the overall ranking, this system includes rankings by 6 broader scientific fields, as well as by 27 specific scientific subjects. Here too, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens has scored significantly high, as it is among the top Universities in five of the six scientific fields; in the scientific field of Medicine, NKUA is ranked 112th in the world.
In the category of individual scientific subjects, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is ranked globally 89th in Immunology, 100th in Pharmacy – Toxicology and 106th in Clinical Medicine. Furthermore, NKUA ranks in the top 250 in the scientific subjects of Civil Engineering, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Space Sciences.
The “Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities” evaluation is based exclusively on the research work produced and published in each institution, on the impact achieved by the published works of its faculty members and researchers, as well as on the final special distinction and recognition they receive as high profile posts. In addition, this evaluation captures both the short-term and long-term performance and performance of the Universities in research, so that an Institution’s position is not affected by a single year’s good performance.
Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
Shanghai Ranking’s Academic Ranking of World Universities has been published annually since 2009 and is regarded as one of the three most influential and widely followed university classifications. The rankings for 2023 were announced on October 27, 2023 by Shanghai Jiaotong University and includes include the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, known as the “Shanghai list”. The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens excelled on this list too, as it is included in the top Universities for 15 academic subjects. NKUA’s Medical School is ranked among the top 100 Medical Schools Worldwide; it has risen to positions 76-100, from positions 101-150 in 2022 at in the scientific field of Clinical Medicine. According to this ranking, the Medical School is also in the highest position among the Medical Schools of the four Greek Universities included in this ranking.
Other NKUA Departments that stand out are: the School of Dentistry which, for the fourth time since 2017, is in the top-100 Universities Worldwide, occupying positions 76-100 in the subject “Dentistry & Oral Sciences,” the Department of Nursing, which climbed in this year’s ranking to positions 101-150 – compared to positions 151-200 in 2022, the Departments of Informatics and Telecommunications and the of Digital Industry Technologies, which rose 350 places in the subject “Electric and Electronic Engineering” and now rank at 101-150, and finally the Department of Physics which ranked 151-200 in the subject “Physics.”
These achievements by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) were further confirmed in the recent presentation of performance data of Greek universities in rankings by the President of the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA) Periklis Mitkas. The analysis conducted calculated the average positions for each institution among the institutions in Greece, in the rankings where they appear, on an annual basis.
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