International Partnerships & Ranking

The University’s Internationalization Strategy focuses on enhancing our global presence, profile, and esteem through a wide range of activities which encompass student/staff exchanges, enterprise activities, visiting faculty, joint research. Moreover, we are constantly seeking to improve our national and international ranking.


The National Valuation Agency (ANVUR) has introduced the Higher Education Quality Assurance system called AVA (Autovalutazione, Valutazione periodica, Accreditamento – Self-assessment, Periodic Evaluation, Accreditation) that has been introduced in Italy by Law n. 240/2010 and Legislative Decree n.19/2012. Following this legislation, ANVUR has developed its own assessment criteria, methodologies and procedures to fulfill its tasks, in strict adherence to Standards and Guidelines for Quality Assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG). In 2019 ANVUR assessed our Institution with a rank of B (the range is: A –E ), confirming our success in improving the quality of education, research, and services.


The University of Naples Parthenope has been named as one of the world’s top 1,000 universities according to the 2022 edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on 9th June 2021.

The rankings, compiled by global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), examined about 1,300 universities worldwide. Each institution has been assessed according to five key metrics (you can look at the QS methodology here). The best performance was in “Citations per Faculty” indicator, where the University of Naples Parthenope was ranked 342st in the world. 


The University of Naples Parthenope ranks in the top 5% out of twenty thousand universities worldwide according to the Center for World University Rankings’ (CWUR) new list for 2020-21. The ranking uses objective indicators that assess the quality of education, alumni employment, research output, and citations without relying on surveys and university data submissions.


Furthermore, the University of Naples Parthenope has also been ranked by the global university ranking program U-Multirank,  an independent consortium wanted and funded by the European Commission, that uses an innovative approach to the international ranking of universities on a like-with-like basis, scoring all results into one out of five tiers. The last year’s results indicate that Parthenope has been ranked 37 out of 81 among Italian universities and 8 out of 81 for international co-autorships.


In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking, the University of Naples Parthenope is ranked in the 601-800 band. Times Higher Education is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world; it represents one of the world’s most influential university ranking (with almost five decades of experience). The Times Higher Education World University Rankings judges research-intensive universities across their core missions: teaching, research, research influence, international outlook, and knowledge transfer. They use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry, and governments.