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Awards and Recognition

European University Cyprus is the first university in Cyprus and Greece to be rated by QS TOP UNIVERSITIES (QS Stars)—which ranks many of the most prestigious universities in the United States, Canada and Europe—placing EUC among the top universities in the world on the basis of its performance in several categories.

The QS Stars University Rating evaluates an institution on 50 different indicators and awards universities between one and five stars in a range of fields.

European University Cyprus has been assessed with the highest distinction of 5 Stars in Teaching, Facilities, Inclusiveness, Employability, Social Responsibility and Internationalization.

European University Cyprus is the first university in Cyprus to be rated by QS Top Universities (QS stars) with the highest distinction of five stars in Employability. Our Career Center’s strong industry links, our competitive internship programs and our self-development programs which build our students’ competencies and skills contribute to a remarkable 87% graduate employment rate in jobs related to their field of study within six months of graduation.

European University Cyprus is ranked among the world’s top 201+ universities in the 2021Times Higher Education Impact Rankings with regard to three key sectors: Innovation, Industry and Infrastructure; Actions on Climate Change and Decent Work & Economic Growth.


Using the United Nations’ criteria on Sustainable Development Goals the Times Higher Education Rankings assess universities on an annual basis in a range of categories.


European University Cyprus has excelled in these three categories, in the first, for its research on industry and innovation, the number of patents and spin-off companies and its research income from industry, in the second, for its research on climate change, its use of energy and its preparations for dealing with the consequences of climate change and in the third for its economic research, employment practices and the share of students taking work placements.


It is worth noting that for the criteria relating to the creation of spin-off companies, the capacity to generate research income from industry and the number of students securing employment placements European University Cyprus was assessed with a perfect score.


This is another great achievement of EUC that shows its commitment for innovation and long term sustainability

The European Commission’s U-Multirank ranking mechanism confirms European University Cyprus’ excellence, innovation and prestige. U-Multirank is the world’s largest independent university ranking tool, comparing more than 1,600 universities from 95 countries.

In the 2018 rankings, European University Cyprus placed among the top academic institutions, performing in the top 300 in the fields of:

  • Research (Arts Related Output – top 50)
  • Knowledge Transfer (Spin off – top 42)
  • Professional Development of Students and Staff (top 63)
  • International Orientation (International Academic Staff – top 15)
  • International Joint Academic Publications (top 68)

In the Regional Engagement Category, the University scored 82% for bachelor graduates working in the region and 95% for master graduates working in the region.

SCImago Institutions Rankings has positioned EUC in the top 786 universities worldwide, and 3rd in the Republic of Cyprus, which is the highest position among the private universities.

In addition, SCImago Institutions Rankings has placed EUC in the top

  • 807 universities worldwide in the scientific area of Medicine as well as 3 among the universities in the Republic of Cyprus
  • 860 universities worldwide in the scientific areas of Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology as well as 2 among the universities in the Republic of Cyprus.

SCImago Institutions Rankings 2021 consists of more than 7533 academic institutions and universities in Europe and across the world, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.

SC Imago Institutions Rankings Report is the work of the SCImago Research Group, a Spanish based research organization which consists of members from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and several reputable public universities in Spain.

The ranking is based on 13 carefully regulated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • International Outlook

European University Cyprus ranked among the best in the world in 2018 from the international organization “Τhe GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.” The organization aims to raise awareness of universities who display commitment and action towards environmental sustainability. Moreover, it assesses and classifies the energy and environmental policies of universities around the world. In the category of “Energy and Climate Change.” European University Cyprus received the highest ranking of all private universities in Cyprus.

All degrees awarded by European University Cyprus are fully recognized by their respective professional organizations. More particularly, the Information Technology, Computer Engineering and Electrical and Electronic Engineering programs are recognized by the Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber; the Nursing program by the European Commission; the Radiodiagnostics-Radiotherapy program by the Cyprus Council of RadiologTechnologists and Radiation Therapy Technologists; the Nutrition and Dietetics program by the Cyprus Council of Food Technologists, Nutritionists and Dieticians; the Physiotherapy program by the Cyprus Physiotherapists and Physiotherapy Establishments Registration Council; and the Speech and Language Therapy program by the Association of Registered Speech & Language Pathologists of Cyprus.

European University Cyprus has placed Cyprus on the international and European map with the establishment of the first Science Shop in the country and one of 30 operating in Europe today. The Science Shop is a member of the International Network of the Living Knowledge International Science Shop. In Cyprus, the first Science Shop was launched at EUC through the PERARES European Research Program (Public Engagement with Research and Research Engagement with Society, 7th framework program). This community-based research entity operates on the university premises benefiting from faculty, students, labs and other facilities. In collaboration with social groups, the Science Shop offers scientific solutions to problems facing the Cypriot society and economy.

The European Commission has recognized European University Cyprus’ contribution to research excellence with the prestigious international award, HR Excellence in Research. The ’HR Excellence in Research Logo’ was awarded following a thorough analysis of European University Cyprus’ HR policies. These were shown to provide and support a stimulating and favourable working environment for researchers. This distinction places the university among the leading 392 global academic institutions.

European University Cyprus has been approved by the Magna Charta Observatory Council to become a signatory university to the Magna Charta Universitatum. This is a remarkable distinction as the charter codifies the principles of academic freedom and institutional autonomy setting guidelines for good governance of universities.

European University Cyprus has five-star ratings from the reputable non-profit EFQM based on the EFQM Model of Excellence. EUC has scored more than 500 points in areas of leadership, strategy, partnerships, and resources, processes, products, and services. This accreditation affirms European University Cyprus’ sustainability and its future course as a successful organization contributing positively to education, society and the business world. The award adheres to the high quality standards that define European University Cyprus and its continuous and successful path towards excellence.

European University Cyprus is committed to internationalization and a global outlook for its people. To this end, the university has achieved full membership of the Utrecht Network—a European network of more than 30 prestigious universities in 26 countries.

EUC community members benefit from this network of universities throughout Europe in terms of academic mobility, cultural exchanges, summer schools and research opportunities.

European University Cyprus has been awarded with the Investors in People Silver accreditation in the Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to high performance through good people management. The University currently engages more than 600 employees in its academic and administrative functions.