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Greek Universities achieve High Rankings
According to a study by the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities -compiled by Cybermetrics (CCHS), a unit of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the main research body in Spain-Greek universities are among the world’s leading 3% of universities, with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki topping the Greek list in the first percentile.
Specifically, five of the listed universities are: the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, the National Technical University of Athens, the University of Crete and the University of Patras ranked in the top 3%.
Furthermore, three universities ranked in the top 5%: Universities of Aegean, Ioannina and the Democritus University of Thrace. And, for the first time, the two Technical Institutes of Thessaloniki and Patras are included in the top 10%. The list, which ranks approximately 21,250 institutions, is updated twice a year (January and July).
QS World University Rankings
One of the world’s most authoritative international organization -the QS World University Rankings by Subject- has ranked the National Technical University of Athens 25th among the top Civil and Structural Engineering universities worldwide. Another four Greek Universities have made it to the top 200 in a variety of disciplines in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2012-13.
The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ranked high in 10 subjects; the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, the University of Patras as well as the Athens University of Economics and Business are included in the top-200 list in at least two of their subjects. Launched in 2011, the annual QS World University Rankings by Subject is a comprehensive guide to a range of popular subject areas. Now in its third year, the rankings series reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 individual subjects such as economics, mathematics, physics, law and history.