5th in Europe & 43rd Globally ranked UOC in Natural Sciences
According to CWTS Leiden Ranking University of Crete is ranked 5th in Europe in the field of Natural sciences and 43rd globally. Additionally University Of Crete in all sciences is ranked in the 150th position within Europe and in the 333rd place worldwide
The CWTS Leiden Ranking 2014 includes the 750 universities worldwide with the largest number of publications in international scientific journals covered by the Web of Science database from the period 2009–2012. These universities are located in 49 different countries. The CWTS Leiden Ranking differs from other university rankings by focusing exclusively on measuring citation impact and scientific collaboration. The bibliometric methodology of the Leiden Ranking is considerably more advanced compared with other rankings.