The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (EKPA) has broken into the top 200 ranking of the world’s best universities, compiled by the global ranking system Webometrics.

EKPA was ranked 180th out of 12,000 universities worldwide. EKPA Rector Thanos Dimopoulos claimed it was the first Greek university to ever make it into the top 200.

The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is the first Greek university to be among the top 200 universities in the world. Based on the “Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities”, EKPA ranks 180th out of 12,000 universities.

– Thanos Dimopoulos (@thanosdimop) February 2, 2021

Athens University is followed by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 205, the National Technical University of Athens in 329. The top 5 are closed by the University of Patras in 205 533. and the University of Ioannina in 581.

The University of Athens also reached 73rd place in the European university rankings.

The ranking is created by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research team from the Higher Scientific Research Council of Spain. Universities are rated according to three criteria: the number of external internet links to the institution’s content, the number of quotes from other researchers on the university’s work, and the percentage of publications that make up the top 10% of those mentioned.

CONTINUE READING: The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens ranks 74th in the world and 11th in Europe

Last year the university ranked 74th worldwide based on the latest results from Webometrics’ “Top Universities by Top Google Scholar Citations”.

With over 69,000 registered students, the EKPA is one of the oldest and largest enrolled universities in Europe.

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