The University of Thessaly now holds the 3rd place among Greek Universities and ranks in the top 800 Universities internationally, according to World University Rankings, one of the best-known university ranking lists in the world, published by Times Higher Education. The University of Thessaly has accomplished top performances in research and interconnection with the local society and businesses.

The University of Thessaly belongs to the top 5% of European Universities according to University Ranking of Academic Performance (URAP) which compares the performances of approximately 2500 Higher Education Institutes globally, including 820 European universities.

There is significant improvement in the international and European ranking of the position of specific schools and departments of the University of Thessaly. Indicatively:

Department of Veterinary Medicine

The Department of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Thessaly holds the 88th place in the list of top veterinary schools globally according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (‘Shanghai list’) for the year 2020. The Department ranks 45th among European veterinary schools and number 1 among southeastern European veterinary schools. Furthermore, the Department has the best ranking by scientific field in all departments of the University of Thessaly and is the 5th best in rankings by scientific field among all departments of Greek Universities.

Department of Physical Education and Sport Science

The Department of Physical Education and Sport Science is in the 100-150 section of the popular Shanghai ranking list – Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) for the year 2020, which makes it number 1 among the rest Greek Departments of the same field.

Department of Economics

The Department of Economics of the University of Thessaly ranks among the 320 top economic departments in the world, according to IDEAS-RePeC.

The University of Thessaly also steadily holds a good place in the most recognized international university ranking lists, such as SCImago Institutions Rankings (SIR), Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) and Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)-Leiden Ranking.