The University of Oxford ranked as Europe’s top university in this year’s Times higher education world university rankings. Among the top 25 European universities, University of Cambridge is ranked 2nd, Imperial College London 3rd, Switzerland’s ETH Zurich 4th, and the University College London 5th.
Europe is one of the world’s most popular destination for overseas students. Oxford’s rise can be attributed to its growing international reach: Research funding rose 10% and total income rose to $1.83 billion.
After London School of Economics and Political Science in the No. 6 slot, the University of Edinburgh, Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, and Germany’s LMU Munich rounded out the top 10.
The publication ranked 980 of the world’s leading research universities, drawing on 150 separate data points. The survey takes into account a variety of indicators, including quality of teaching and research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.
These are the top 25 best universities in Europe:
1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
3. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
4. ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
5. University College London, United Kingdom
6. London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
7. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
8. Karolinska Institute, Sweden
9. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
10. LMU Munich, Germany
11. King’s College London, United Kingdom
12. KU Leuven, Belgium
13. Heidelberg University, Germany
14. Technical University of Munich, Germany
15. University of Manchester, United Kingdom
16. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
17. Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
18. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
19. Wageningen University & Research, Netherlands
20. École Normale Supérieure, France
21. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
22. University of Bristol, United Kingdom
23. Free University of Berlin, Germany
24. Leiden University, Netherlands
25. RWTH Aachen University, Germany