Best universities in Europe

European universities take only over 40 per cent of a places in a ranking of roughly 1,000 of a best universities in a world.

The Times Higher Education‘s World University Ranking 2016-2017 ranks 980 universities around a world, and only underneath 400 are universities in Europe.

A UK university takes a tip mark in a altogether ranking for a initial time, and 90 other UK universities seem in a altogether ranking.

Germany is a subsequent many represented European country, with 41 featured institutions, many of them in a tip 100 universities.

Of universities in mainland Europe, a Swiss establishment – ETH Zurich – achieves a tip rank, creation it into a tip 10 altogether and a tip 5 within Europe.


Best European universities by country

- Best universities in a UK
- Best universities in France
- Best universities in Germany
Best universities in a Netherlands


The tip 10 European universities embody UK, Swiss, German and Swedish institutions, though UK universities take many of a spots during a really top.

Institutions were totalled on their training environment, investigate environment, citations (research influence), attention income and general opinion – a World University Ranking’s methodology audited exclusively in 2016.


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While Italy boasts 39 universities in a ranking, a top-ranked establishment – Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa – doesn’t make it into a tip 100 overall, or a tip 50 in Europe.


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Elsewhere in Europe, Scandinavian countries perform well, with Sweden and Finland punching above their weight relations to their race distance with 11 and 9 institutions respectively. Sweden’s tip university – Karolinska Institute – is in a altogether tip 30 while Finland’s University of Helsinki creates a tip 100.

Other clever performers relations to race distance embody Denmark (seven universities – led by Aarhus University in a tip 100) and a Republic of Ireland (nine universities in total).


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Overall 35 European countries are represented in a ranking, including Spain, Russia, Greece and Serbia.


Best universities in Europe 2017

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Europe Rank 2017
World University Rank 2016-17
University
Country
1
1
University of Oxford
United Kingdom
2
4
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
3
8
Imperial College London
United Kingdom
4
9
ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
Switzerland
5
15
University College London
United Kingdom
6
=25
London School of Economics and Political Science
United Kingdom
7
27
University of Edinburgh
United Kingdom
8
28
Karolinska Institute
Sweden
=9
=30
LMU Munich
Germany
=9
=30
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Switzerland
11
=36
King’s College London
United Kingdom
12
40
KU Leuven
Belgium
13
=43
Heidelberg University
Germany
14
46
Technical University of Munich
Germany
15
55
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
16
=57
Humboldt University of Berlin
Germany
17
59
Delft University of Technology
Netherlands
18
63
University of Amsterdam
Netherlands
19
65
Wageningen University and Research Center
Netherlands
20
66
École Normale Supérieure
France
21
69
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Netherlands
22
71
Erasmus University Rotterdam
United Kingdom
23
75
Free University of Berlin
Germany
24
77
Leiden University
Netherlands
25
=78
RWTH Aachen University
Germany
26
=80
University of Groningen
Netherlands
=27
=82
Technical University of Berlin
Germany
=27
=82
University of Warwick
United Kingdom
29
86
Utrecht University
Netherlands
30
88
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
31
=89
University of Tübingen
Germany
32
=91
University of Helsinki
Finland
33
93
Uppsala University
Sweden
34
94
Maastricht University
Netherlands
35
95
University of Freiburg
Germany
=36
=96
Lund University
Sweden
=36
=96
Durham University
United Kingdom
=38
=98
Aarhus University
Denmark
=38
=98
University of Basel
Switzerland
40
102
University of Mannheim
Germany
41
106
University of Zurich
Switzerland
42
109
University of Sheffield
United Kingdom
=43
=110
University of Bern
Switzerland
=43
=110
University of St Andrews
United Kingdom
45
112
University of Göttingen
Germany
=46
=113
University of Bonn
Germany
=46
=113
Queen Mary University of London
United Kingdom
48
=116
École Polytechnique
France
49
118
Ghent University
Belgium
50
120
University of Copenhagen
Denmark
=51
=121
Pierre and Marie Curie University
France
=51
=121
Radboud University Nijmegen
Netherlands
=51
=121
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
54
=126
University of Exeter
United Kingdom
55
128
Université Catholique de Louvain
Belgium
56
129
University of York
United Kingdom
57
130
University of Birmingham
United Kingdom
58
132
University of Oslo
Norway
59
133
University of Leeds
United Kingdom
60
=135
Ulm University
Germany
=61
=137
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Italy
=61
=137
University of Geneva
Switzerland
=61
=137
Lancaster University
United Kingdom
=64
=144
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Germany
=64
=144
Stockholm University
Sweden
66
147
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom
67
149
University of Sussex
United Kingdom
68
=151
University of Lausanne
Switzerland
69
=153
University of Twente
Netherlands
70
=156
VU University Amsterdam
Netherlands
71
158
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom
72
159
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Sweden
73
160
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Germany
=74
=161
University of Vienna
Austria
=74
=161
University of Münster
Germany
76
163
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Spain
77
164
TU Dresden 
Germany
78
=165
University of East Anglia
United Kingdom
=79
=170
University of Cologne
Germany
=79
=170
University of Gothenburg
Sweden
81
172
University of Leicester
United Kingdom
82
=173
Royal Holloway, University of London
United Kingdom
83
175
Pompeu Fabra University
Spain
84
176
Technical University of Denmark
Denmark
85
177
Eindhoven University of Technology
Netherlands
86
178
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg
87
179
Paris-Sud University
France
=88
=180
University of Hamburg
Germany
=88
=180
University of Dundee
United Kingdom
90
=182
Cardiff University
United Kingdom
91
=186
University of Würzburg
Germany
=92
=188
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation
=92
=188
University of Aberdeen
United Kingdom
=94
=190
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna
Italy
=94
=190
Newcastle University
United Kingdom
96
=192
University of Reading
United Kingdom
97
194
University of Konstanz
Germany
98
197
University of Duisburg-Essen
Germany
99
=198
Tilburg University
Netherlands
=100
201-250
Aalborg University
Denmark
=100
201-250
Aalto University
Finland
=100
201-250
Birkbeck, University of London
United Kingdom
=100
201-250
CentraleSupélec
France
=100
201-250
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
France
=100
201-250
Goethe University Frankfurt
Germany
=100
201-250
National University of Ireland, Galway
Republic of Ireland
=100
201-250
Paris Descartes University
France
=100
201-250
Paris Diderot University – Paris 7
France
=100
201-250
Polytechnic University of Milan
Italy
=100
201-250
Queen’s University Belfast
United Kingdom
=100
201-250
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Republic of Ireland
=100
201-250
St George’s, University of London
United Kingdom
=100
201-250
Technical University of Darmstadt
Germany
=100
201-250
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
=100
201-250
University College Dublin
Republic of Ireland
=100
201-250
University of Antwerp
Belgium
=100
201-250
University of Barcelona
Spain
=100
201-250
University of Bergen
Norway
=100
201-250
University of Bologna
Italy
=100
201-250
University of Iceland
Iceland
=100
201-250
University of Kiel
Germany
=100
201-250
University of Oulu
Finland
=100
201-250
University of Stuttgart
Germany
=100
201-250
University of Trento
Italy
=126
251-300
Bayreuth University
Germany
=126
251-300
Bielefeld University
Germany
=126
251-300
Bocconi University
Italy
=126
251-300
Chalmers University of Technology
Sweden
=126
251-300
Copenhagen Business School
Denmark
=126
251-300
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Italy
=126
251-300
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Germany
=126
251-300
Mines ParisTech
France
=126
251-300
Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Norway
=126
251-300
Ruhr University Bochum
Germany
=126
251-300
Sapienza University of Rome
Italy
=126
251-300
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sweden
=126
251-300
Umeå University
Sweden
=126
251-300
University of Bath
United Kingdom
=126
251-300
University of Fribourg
Switzerland
=126
251-300
University of Hohenheim
Germany
=126
251-300
University of Marburg
Germany
=126
251-300
University of Southern Denmark
Denmark
=126
251-300
University of Surrey
United Kingdom
=126
251-300
University of Tampere
Finland
=126
251-300
Vienna University of Technology
Austria
=147
301-350
Aberystwyth University
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Aix-Marseille University
France
=147
301-350
Anglia Ruskin University
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Bangor University
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Central European University
Hungary
=147
301-350
Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
France
=147
301-350
Goldsmiths, University of London
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Justus Liebig University Giessen
Germany
=147
301-350
Linköping University
Sweden
=147
301-350
Loughborough University
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
Russian Federation
=147
301-350
Royal Veterinary College
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Swansea University
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
Technical University of Dortmund
Germany
=147
301-350
University of Bordeaux
France
=147
301-350
University of Bremen
Germany
=147
301-350
University of Crete
Greece
=147
301-350
University of Essex
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
University of Innsbruck
Austria
=147
301-350
University of Kent
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
University of Liège
Belgium
=147
301-350
University of Milan
Italy
=147
301-350
University of Navarra
Spain
=147
301-350
University of Padua
Italy
=147
301-350
University of Pavia
Italy
=147
301-350
University of Stirling
United Kingdom
=147
301-350
University of Strasbourg
France
=147
301-350
University of Tartu
Estonia
=147
301-350
University of Turku
Finland
=147
301-350
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Belgium
=178
351-400
Aston University
United Kingdom
=178
351-400
Autonomous University of Madrid
Spain
=178
351-400
City University London
United Kingdom
=178
351-400
Claude Bernard University Lyon 1
France
=178
351-400
École des Ponts ParisTech 
France
=178
351-400
Graz University of Technology
Austria
=178
351-400
ITMO University
Russian Federation
=178
351-400
Leibniz University of Hanover
Germany
=178
351-400
Montpellier University
France
=178
351-400
National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Republic of Ireland
=178
351-400
Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Norway
=178
351-400
Örebro University
Sweden
=178
351-400
Paris-Sorbonne University – Paris 4
France
=178
351-400
Plymouth University
United Kingdom
=178
351-400
Polytechnic University of Turin
Italy
=178
351-400
University College Cork
Republic of Ireland
=178
351-400
University of Calabria
Italy
=178
351-400
University of Cyprus
Cyprus
=178
351-400
University of Eastern Finland
Finland
=178
351-400
University of Kaiserslautern
Germany
=178
351-400
University of Milan-Bicocca
Italy
=178
351-400
University of Salerno
Italy
=178
351-400
University of Trieste
Italy
=178
351-400
University of Turin
Italy
=202
401-500
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Greece
=202
401-500
Charles University in Prague
Czech Republic
=202
401-500
Cyprus University of Technology
Cyprus
=202
401-500
Dublin City University
Republic of Ireland
=202
401-500
École Normale Supérieure de Cachan
France
=202
401-500
Hasselt University
Belgium
=202
401-500
Heriot-Watt University
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
Higher School of Economics
Russian Federation
=202
401-500
Johannes Kepler University of Linz
Austria
=202
401-500
Kazan Federal University
Russian Federation
=202
401-500
Keele University
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
Marche Polytechnic University
Italy
=202
401-500
National Research Nuclear University MePhI
Russian Federation
=202
401-500
Novosibirsk State University
Russian Federation
=202
401-500
Oxford Brookes University
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1
France
=202
401-500
Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Spain
=202
401-500
Saint Petersburg State University
Russian Federation
=202
401-500
Soas, University of London
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
The Open University
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Norway
=202
401-500
University of Aveiro
Portugal
=202
401-500
University of Bari Aldo Moro
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Bergamo
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Brescia
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Coimbra
Portugal
=202
401-500
University of Ferrara
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Florence
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Genoa
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Graz
Austria
=202
401-500
University of Greifswald
Germany
=202
401-500
University of Jyväskylä
Finland
=202
401-500
University of Lille
France
=202
401-500
University of Lisbon
Portugal
=202
401-500
University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Nantes
France
=202
401-500
University of Naples Federico II
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Neuchâtel
Switzerland
=202
401-500
University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
France
=202
401-500
University of Pisa
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Porto
Portugal
=202
401-500
University of Portsmouth
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
University of Rome II – Tor Vergata
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Rome III
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Rovira i Virgili
Spain
=202
401-500
University of Salento
Italy
=202
401-500
University of Siegen
Germany
=202
401-500
University of St Gallen
Switzerland
=202
401-500
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom
=202
401-500
Verona University
Italy
=252
501-600
Athens University of Economics and Business
Greece
=252
501-600
Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
Italy
=252
501-600
Catholic University of a Sacred Heart
Italy
=252
501-600
Complutense University of Madrid
Spain
=252
501-600
Lappeenranta University of Technology
Finland
=252
501-600
Liverpool John Moores University
United Kingdom
=252
501-600
Middlesex University
United Kingdom
=252
501-600
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Greece
=252
501-600
National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon)
France
=252
501-600
Nova University of Lisbon
Portugal
=252
501-600
Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg
Germany
=252
501-600
Polytechnic University of Valencia
Spain
=252
501-600
Roskilde University
Denmark
=252
501-600
Semmelweis University
Hungary
=252
501-600
Tampere University of Technology
Finland
=252
501-600
Tomsk Polytechnic University
Russian Federation
=252
501-600
Tomsk State University
Russian Federation
=252
501-600
Ulster University
United Kingdom
=252
501-600
Université Bourgogne Franche-Comté (UBFC)
France
=252
501-600
University of Cagliari
Italy
=252
501-600
University of Catania
Italy
=252
501-600
University of Granada
Spain
=252
501-600
University of Hertfordshire
United Kingdom
=252
501-600
University of Hull
United Kingdom
=252
501-600
University of Ioannina
Greece
=252
501-600
University of Limerick
Republic of Ireland
=252
501-600
University of Maribor
Slovenia
=252
501-600
University of Minho
Portugal
=252
501-600
University of Paderborn
Germany
=252
501-600
University of Palermo
Italy
=252
501-600
University of Parma
Italy
=252
501-600
University of Rennes 1
France
=252
501-600
University of Siena
Italy
=252
501-600
University of a Basque Country
Spain
=252
501-600
University of Urbino Carlo Bo
Italy
=252
501-600
University of Valencia
Spain
=252
501-600
University of Warsaw
Poland
=252
501-600
University of Zaragoza
Spain
=252
501-600
Warsaw University of Technology
Poland
=291
601-800
AGH University of Science and Technology
Poland
=291
601-800
Babe?-Bolyai University
Romania
=291
601-800
Bauman Moscow State Technical University
Russian Federation
=291
601-800
Bournemouth University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Brno University of Technology
Czech Republic
=291
601-800
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Hungary
=291
601-800
Carlos III University of Madrid
Spain
=291
601-800
Comenius University in Bratislava
Slovakia
=291
601-800
Coventry University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Czech Technical University in Prague
Czech Republic
=291
601-800
De Montfort University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Dublin Institute of Technology
Republic of Ireland
=291
601-800
École Centrale de Lyon
France
=291
601-800
Edinburgh Napier University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Eötvös Loránd University
Hungary
=291
601-800
Glasgow Caledonian University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon
Portugal
=291
601-800
Jagiellonian University
Poland
=291
601-800
King Juan Carlos University
Spain
=291
601-800
Kingston University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Leeds Beckett University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
London Metropolitan University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Masaryk University
Czech Republic
=291
601-800
Northumbria University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Palacký University in Olomouc
Czech Republic
=291
601-800
Peter a Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University
Russian Federation
=291
601-800
Tallinn University of Technology
Estonia
=291
601-800
Technical University of Madrid
Spain
=291
601-800
Teesside University
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of A Coruña
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Alcalá
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Bedfordshire
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Beira Interior
Portugal
=291
601-800
University of Bradford
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Brighton
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Castilla-La Mancha
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Central Lancashire
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Czech Republic
=291
601-800
University of East London
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Greenwich
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Huddersfield
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Jaén
Spain
=291
601-800
University of La Laguna
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Lincoln
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Ljubljana
Slovenia
=291
601-800
University of Murcia
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Oviedo
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Patras
Greece
=291
601-800
University of Pécs
Hungary
=291
601-800
University of Roehampton
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Salamanca
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Salford
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Santiago de Compostela
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Seville
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Szeged
Hungary
=291
601-800
University of a West of England
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of a West of Scotland
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
University of Vigo
Spain
=291
601-800
University of Westminster
United Kingdom
=291
601-800
Vilnius University
Lithuania
=291
601-800
West University of Timi?oara
Romania
=354
801+
Adam Mickiewicz University
Poland
=354
801+
Alexandru Ioan Cuza University
Romania
=354
801+
Belarusian State University
Belarus
=354
801+
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)
Czech Republic
=354
801+
Gda?sk University of Technology
Poland
=354
801+
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Georgia
=354
801+
Kaunas University of Technology
Lithuania
=354
801+
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod
Russian Federation
=354
801+
London South Bank University
United Kingdom
=354
801+
Lviv Polytechnic National University
Ukraine
=354
801+
National Research Saratov State University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET)
Russian Federation
=354
801+
National Technical University of Ukraine – Kyiv Polytechnic Institute
Ukraine
=354
801+
National University of Science and Technology (MISiS)
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toru?
Poland
=354
801+
Novosibirsk State Technical University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Riga Technical University
Latvia
=354
801+
Robert Gordon University
United Kingdom
=354
801+
Samara State Aerospace University 
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Sheffield Hallam University
United Kingdom
=354
801+
Siberian Federal University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Slovakia
=354
801+
Sofia University
Bulgaria
=354
801+
Southern Federal University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Ukraine
=354
801+
Technical University of Liberec
Czech Republic
=354
801+
Tomas Bata University in Zlín
Czech Republic
=354
801+
University of Belgrade
Serbia
=354
801+
University of Bucharest
Romania
=354
801+
University of Cergy-Pontoise
France
=354
801+
University of Debrecen
Hungary
=354
801+
University of Latvia
Latvia
=354
801+
University of ?ód?
Poland
=354
801+
University of Pardubice
Czech Republic
=354
801+
University of Silesia in Katowice
Poland
=354
801+
University of West Bohemia
Czech Republic
=354
801+
University of Zagreb
Croatia
=354
801+
Ural Federal University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Ukraine
=354
801+
Voronezh State University
Russian Federation
=354
801+
VŠB – Technical University of Ostrava
Czech Republic

Note: Data are drawn from a World University Rankings 2015-2016 © THE data@timeshighereducation.com. For a tip 100 institutions we have supposing minute scores to one decimal place. For those ranked 101-200 we have banded universities in ventiles (5 percentile groups) and supposing a scores as a operation for that group, inventory a universities in alphabetical sequence within ranges. View a full formula of a Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016

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