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World rankings - Europe

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
6 University of Oxford United Kingdom
91.2
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
91.2
9 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.6
15 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
83.4
22 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
78.4
39 École Polytechnique France
69.5
40 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
69.2
42 École Normale Supérieure France
68.6
43 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
67.0
43 Karolinska Institute Sweden
67.0
48 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
66.5
61 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
63.0
68 University of Bristol United Kingdom
61.4
76 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
60.3
77 King's College London United Kingdom
59.7
79 University of Sussex United Kingdom
59.5
81 University of York United Kingdom
59.1
83 Universität Heidelberg Germany
59.0
85 Durham University United Kingdom
58.9
86 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
58.3
87 University of Manchester United Kingdom
58.0
88 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
57.9
89 Lund University Sweden
57.8
90 University of Southampton United Kingdom
57.7
90 University of Zürich Switzerland
57.7
94 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
57.5
95 Universität Basel Switzerland
57.3
100 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
57.0
101 Technische Universität München Germany
56.9
102 University of Helsinki Finland
56.6
103 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
56.5
114 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
55.3
118 University of Geneva Switzerland
55.0
119 KU Leuven Belgium
54.8
120 Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom
54.6
122 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
54.5
124 Ghent University Belgium
54.4
124 Lancaster University United Kingdom
54.4
124 Leiden University Netherlands
54.4
128 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
54.2
129 Stockholm University Sweden
54.0
132 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
53.3
135 University of Bergen Norway
52.7
136 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
52.6
137 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
52.5
139 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
52.3
140 University of Dundee United Kingdom
52.2
140 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
52.2
142 University of Barcelona Spain
52.1
143 Utrecht University Netherlands
52.0
144 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
51.9
145 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
51.8
147 Uppsala University Sweden
51.6
149 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
51.4
151 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
51.3
152 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
51.2
152 Newcastle University United Kingdom
51.2
155 Pompeu Fabra University Spain
51.1
159 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
50.4
165 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
50.0
165 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
50.0
167 Aarhus University Denmark
49.9
168 Universität Würzburg Germany
49.8
168 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.8
170 University of Groningen Netherlands
49.7
172 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
49.4
173 Universität Bielefeld Germany
49.3
174 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
49.0
174 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
49.0
177 University of Copenhagen Denmark
48.8
178 Universität Bonn Germany
48.5
178 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
48.5
182 RWTH Aachen University Germany
48.2
184 University of Exeter United Kingdom
47.6
185 University of Twente Netherlands
47.5
186 Universität Konstanz Germany
47.3
187 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
47.2
187 University of Innsbruck Austria
47.2
189 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
47.0
193 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
46.8
195 University of Vienna Austria
46.7
199 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
46.2

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