They received high distinctions eight Greek universitieswhich were included in the total QS World Ranking (Quacquarelli Symonds) for 2023 -2024.

The first Greek University in classification it’s the National Technical University of Athens in 347th place and follow: the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (444th place), the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (530th place), the University of Crete (534th place), the University of Patras (positions 791-800), the (theAthens University of Economics 901-950), the University of Ioannina (positions 1001-1200) and the Technical University of Crete (1400+ seats).

It is worth noting that last year six Greek universities were included in the corresponding ranking. In the first two places of the ranking – and therefore the two best universities in the world according to QS – are the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Cambridge. The University of Oxford rose to third place, Harvard University rose to fourth, while Stanford University fell from last year to 5th place. It is worth mentioning that MIT creates an important record, being for the 11th consecutive year in the 1st place of the ranking.

The world’s top ten universities are completed by Imperial College London (6th place), the University of Zurich (7th place), the National University of Singapore (8th place and for the first time in the top 10), UCL London ( 9th place) and the University of California Berkeley (10th place).

It is noted that this particular international ranking, which was published for the 20th consecutive year, is one of the most valid and important rankings internationally. It was based on over 141.6 million cross-references identified in more than 17.5 million publications, as well as 240,000 responses to academic and employer questionnaires and interviews. More than 6,000 universities were evaluated, out of which the best 1,497 of them emerged. QS for the 2023-24 academic year included universities from 104 countries in its overall ranking, with 85 new entries.

Among the criteria, on the basis of which the ranking is derived, are academic reputation (via questionnaire survey, employer questionnaire survey of university graduates, number of citations per professor, student-to-member ratio, international research networking and results regarding with employment.

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