The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013 powered by Thomson Reuters are the only global university performance tables to judge world class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. The top universities rankings employ 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons available, which are trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments.

OUT NOW: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014

World University Rankings 2012-13: Europe

Rank Institution Location Overall score change criteria
2 University of Oxford United Kingdom
93.7
7 University of Cambridge United Kingdom
92.6
8 Imperial College London United Kingdom
90.6
12 ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich Switzerland
87.8
17 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom
85.5
32 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
76.1
39 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom
73.1
40 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
73.0
42 Karolinska Institute Sweden
72.4
48 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany
70.4
49 University of Manchester United Kingdom
70.1
57 King's College London United Kingdom
66.2
58 KU Leuven Belgium
66.1
59 École Normale Supérieure France
65.9
62 École Polytechnique France
65.7
64 Leiden University Netherlands
65.1
67 Utrecht University Netherlands
64.1
70 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands
63.2
70 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany
63.2
72 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
62.9
74 University of Bristol United Kingdom
62.5
77 Delft University of Technology Netherlands
61.6
78 Universität Heidelberg Germany
61.4
80 Durham University United Kingdom
60.7
81 Université Pierre et Marie Curie France
60.5
82 Lund University Sweden
60.3
83 University of Amsterdam Netherlands
60.1
89 University of Zürich Switzerland
58.8
89 University of Groningen Netherlands
58.8
92 Université Paris-Sud France
58.6
93 Ghent University Belgium
58.4
99 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany
57.5
103 University of York United Kingdom
57.1
105 Technische Universität München Germany
56.8
106 Uppsala University Sweden
56.6
108 University of St Andrews United Kingdom
56.5
109 University of Helsinki Finland
56.4
110 University of Sussex United Kingdom
56.2
110 University of Sheffield United Kingdom
56.2
110 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland
56.2
114 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
55.6
115 Maastricht University Netherlands
55.5
116 Aarhus University Denmark
55.3
117 Stockholm University Sweden
55.2
119 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
54.9
120 University of Nottingham United Kingdom
54.8
124 University of Warwick United Kingdom
54.4
127 Radboud University Netherlands
54.0
128 Freie Universität Berlin Germany
53.7
130 University of Southampton United Kingdom
53.6
130 University of Copenhagen Denmark
53.6
130 Université de Lausanne Switzerland
53.6
133 University of Geneva Switzerland
53.5
139 University of Glasgow United Kingdom
53.0
140 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands
52.9
140 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
52.9
142 Universität Basel Switzerland
52.8
142 University of Leeds United Kingdom
52.8
144 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany
52.3
145 Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
52.1
145 Lancaster University United Kingdom
52.1
149 Technical University of Denmark Denmark
51.7
151 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
51.5
151 University of Bern Switzerland
51.5
153 University of Exeter United Kingdom
51.3
154 RWTH Aachen University Germany
51.1
158 University of Birmingham United Kingdom
50.5
162 University of Vienna Austria
50.2
164 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
50.0
166 Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7 France
49.6
170 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
49.2
171 University of Liverpool United Kingdom
49.0
171 Universität Bonn Germany
49.0
176 University of East Anglia United Kingdom
48.8
176 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
48.8
176 University of Reading United Kingdom
48.8
180 Newcastle University United Kingdom
48.6
180 Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble France
48.6
187 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland
47.9
187 University of Twente Netherlands
47.9
192 University of Antwerp Belgium
47.1
196 University of Leicester United Kingdom
46.7
199 Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany
46.4
200 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom
46.2
201-225 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Barcelona Spain
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Cardiff University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Dundee United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Gothenburg Sweden
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Innsbruck Austria
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Universität Konstanz Germany
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Germany
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Oslo Norway
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Pompeu Fabra University - Barcelona Spain
Data withheld by THE
201-225 St George's, University of London United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
201-225 University of Strasbourg France
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Tilburg University Netherlands
Data withheld by THE
201-225 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany
Data withheld by THE
226-250 University of Bergen Norway
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Mines ParisTech France
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Moscow State Engineering Physics Institute Russian Federation
Data withheld by THE
226-250 Universität Würzburg Germany
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Aalto University Finland
Data withheld by THE
251-275 University of Essex United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
251-275 University of Iceland Iceland
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Germany
Data withheld by THE
251-275 University of Milan Italy
Data withheld by THE
251-275 University of Milan-Bicocca Italy
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Germany
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
Data withheld by THE
251-275 University of Trieste Italy
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Umeå University Sweden
Data withheld by THE
251-275 Vienna University of Technology Austria
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Aberystwyth University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Bangor University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
276-300 University of Bath United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Universität Bayreuth Germany
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Universität Bielefeld Germany
Data withheld by THE
276-300 University of Bologna Italy
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Technische Universität Dresden Germany
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Université Montpellier 2 France
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany
Data withheld by THE
276-300 University of Southern Denmark Denmark
Data withheld by THE
276-300 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
Data withheld by THE
276-300 University of Trento Italy
Data withheld by THE
276-300 University of Turin Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Brunel University London United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Charles University in Prague Czech Republic
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University College Cork Republic of Ireland
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Crete Greece
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Eastern Finland Finland
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Fribourg Switzerland
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz Austria
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Johannes Kepler Universität Linz Austria
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Linköping University Sweden
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Medical University of Vienna Austria
Data withheld by THE
301-350 National University of Ireland, Galway Republic of Ireland
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Padua Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Pavia Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Pisa Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Polytechnic University of Milan Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
301-350 Sapienza University of Rome Italy
Data withheld by THE
301-350 University of Tampere Finland
Data withheld by THE
301-350 UiT The Arctic University of Norway Norway
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Aalborg University Denmark
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Aveiro University Portugal
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Ferrara Italy
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 National University of Ireland, Maynooth Republic of Ireland
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Jagiellonian University Poland
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Jyväskylä Finland
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Keele University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Université de Liège Belgium
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Loughborough University United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Minho Portugal
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Université Paris Dauphine France
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Porto Portugal
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Salento Italy
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Stirling United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Surrey United Kingdom
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Tartu Estonia
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Valencia Spain
Data withheld by THE
351-400 Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Vigo Spain
Data withheld by THE
351-400 University of Warsaw Poland
Data withheld by THE