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World University Rankings 2011-12: Europe

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
4 University of Oxford United Kingdom
93.6
6 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
92.4
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.7
15 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
85.0
17 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
83.2
32 Karolinska Institute Sweden
73.1
36 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
72.0
45 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
67.6
46 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
66.3
47 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
66.0
48 University of Manchester United Kingdom
65.7
56 King's College London United Kingdom
63.2
59 École Normale Supérieure France
62.0
61 University of Zürich Switzerland
61.9
63 École Polytechnique France
61.5
66 University of Bristol United Kingdom
60.9
67 KU Leuven Belgium
60.8
68 Utrecht University Netherlands
60.4
69 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
60.3
73 Universität Heidelberg Germany
58.7
75 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
57.4
79 Leiden University Netherlands
57.0
80 Lund University Sweden
56.9
83 Durham University United Kingdom
56.4
84 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
56.0
85 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
55.7
87 Uppsala University Sweden
55.2
88 Technische Universität München Germany
55.1
91 University of Helsinki Finland
54.8
92 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
54.7
99 University of Sussex United Kingdom
53.9
101 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
53.6
102 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
53.4
104 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
53.1
106 Ghent University Belgium
53.0
107 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
52.9
109 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
52.6
111 Universität Basel Switzerland
52.2
112 University of Bern Switzerland
52.1
115 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
51.3
116 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
51.2
117 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
51.1
121 University of York United Kingdom
50.4
125 Aarhus University Denmark
50.0
127 Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom
49.9
127 University of Southampton United Kingdom
49.9
130 University of Geneva Switzerland
49.8
131 Lancaster University United Kingdom
49.7
131 Stockholm University Sweden
49.7
133 University of Leeds United Kingdom
49.5
134 University of Groningen Netherlands
49.2
135 University of Copenhagen Denmark
49.0
139 University of Vienna Austria
47.9
140 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
47.7
141 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
47.6
145 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
47.3
146 Newcastle University United Kingdom
47.0
148 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
46.9
149 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
46.8
151 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
46.6
151 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
46.6
156 University of Exeter United Kingdom
46.1
157 University of Warwick United Kingdom
46.0
157 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
46.0
159 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
45.9
159 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
45.9
159 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
45.9
164 University of Reading United Kingdom
45.7
168 RWTH Aachen University Germany
45.1
169 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
45.0
169 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
45.0
176 University of Dundee United Kingdom
44.5
178 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
44.1
181 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
43.6
181 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
43.6
181 University of Oslo Norway
43.6
186 Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain
43.1
187 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
43.0
187 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
43.0
189 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
42.9
191 University of Bergen Norway
42.8
194 Universität Konstanz Germany
42.5
196 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
41.6
197 University of Leicester United Kingdom
41.5
197 Maastricht University Netherlands
41.5
200 University of Twente Netherlands
41.4
201-225 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
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201-225 University of Barcelona Spain
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201-225 Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
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201-225 Cardiff University United Kingdom
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201-225 University of Essex United Kingdom
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201-225 University of Gothenburg Sweden
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201-225 University of Innsbruck Austria
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201-225 University of Strasbourg France
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201-225 Universität Ulm Germany
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201-225 Umeå University Sweden
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201-225 Universität Würzburg Germany
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226-250 University of Bologna Italy
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226-250 Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
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226-250 Universität Hamburg Germany
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226-250 University of Milan Italy
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226-250 University of Milan-Bicocca Italy
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226-250 University of Padua Italy
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226-250 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
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226-250 University of Trieste Italy
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251-275 Bangor University United Kingdom
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251-275 University of Bath United Kingdom
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251-275 Universität Bielefeld Germany
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251-275 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany
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251-275 Brunel University United Kingdom
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251-275 Technische Universität Dresden Germany
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251-275 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Austria
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251-275 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Germany
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251-275 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Austria
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251-275 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
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251-275 Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom
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251-275 University of Southern Denmark Denmark
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251-275 Tilburg University Netherlands
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276-300 Aberystwyth University United Kingdom
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276-300 University of Antwerp Belgium
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276-300 Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
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276-300 University of Crete Greece
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276-300 Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany
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276-300 University of Iceland Iceland
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276-300 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
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276-300 Université Montpellier 2 France
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276-300 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Germany
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276-300 University of Trento Italy
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276-300 University of Tromsø Norway
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301-350 Aalborg University Denmark
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301-350 Aalto University Finland
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301-350 Aveiro University Portugal
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301-350 University College Cork Republic of Ireland
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301-350 University of Eastern Finland Finland
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301-350 University of Ferrara Italy
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301-350 University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
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301-350 University of Hull United Kingdom
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301-350 Jagiellonian University Poland
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301-350 Keele University United Kingdom
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301-350 Université de Liège Belgium
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301-350 Linköping University Sweden
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301-350 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy
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301-350 University of Pisa Italy
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301-350 Plymouth University United Kingdom
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301-350 Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
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301-350 University of Porto Portugal
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301-350 Charles University in Prague Czech Republic
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301-350 Sapienza University of Rome Italy
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301-350 University of Stirling United Kingdom
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301-350 University of Surrey United Kingdom
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301-350 University of Tampere Finland
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301-350 University of Valencia Spain
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301-350 Vienna University of Technology Austria
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301-350 Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
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301-350 University of Warsaw Poland
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350-400 Aston University United Kingdom
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350-400 University of Bari Aldo Moro Italy
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350-400 University of Coimbra Portugal
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350-400 Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany
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350-400 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
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350-400 University of Kent United Kingdom
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350-400 Liverpool John Moores University United Kingdom
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350-400 Loughborough University United Kingdom
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350-400 National University of Ireland, Galway Republic of Ireland
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350-400 National University of Ireland, Maynooth Republic of Ireland
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350-400 New University of Lisbon Portugal
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350-400 Université Paris 13 France
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350-400 Polytechnic University of Catalonia Spain
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350-400 Polytechnic University of Turin Italy
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350-400 Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain
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350-400 Saint Petersburg State University Russian Federation
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350-400 University of Salento Italy
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350-400 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
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350-400 Swansea University United Kingdom
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350-400 University of Tartu Estonia
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350-400 University of Turku Finland
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350-400 University of Zaragoza Spain
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