University of Cambridge is No. 4 in the world — No. 1 among European universities, according to a new list released by the Center for World University Rankings 2017. More than 27,000 higher education institutions were evaluated worldwide.
Topping the list globally is Harvard University in the US for the 6th consecutive year. Stanford and MIT rounded out the top three places. All up, 26 European higher education institutions made the global top 100 best universities in the world list.
And the top ranking European university this year is the University of Cambridge, coming in at number 4 globally.
This year, 11 European countries – including Russia – feature in the rankings for 2017 — top 100 best universities in the world.
The UK remains the dominant force in higher education in Europe, claiming 7 universities in the top 100, followed by Switzerland and France (4 institutions each); Germany, Belgium, and Netherlands (2 institutions each); and Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Russia, and Norway (1 university each).
The 26 best universities in Europe 2017
- University of Cambridge, UK (Global rank #4)
- University of Oxford, UK (Global rank #5)
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (Global rank #24)
- University College London, UK (Global rank #31)
- Imperial College London, UK (Global rank #34)
- École Polytechnique, France (Global rank #35)
- École normale supérieure – Paris, France (Global rank #42)
- University of Edinburgh, UK (Global rank #44)
- Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France (Global rank #56)
- University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Global rank #60)
- University of Manchester, UK (Global rank #62)
- University of Paris-Sud, France (Global rank #70)
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (Global rank #71)
- Karolinska Institute, Sweden (Global rank #72)
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Global rank #77)
- King’s College London, UK (Global rank #78)
- Utrecht University, Netherlands (Global rank #83)
- Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (Global rank #84)
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (Global rank #85)
- Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany (Global rank #86)
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (Global rank #89)
- University of Zurich, Switzerland (Global rank #91)
- University of Geneva, Switzerland (Global rank #92)
- Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia (Global rank #97)
- University of Oslo, Norway (Global rank #99)
- Ghent University, Belgium (Global rank #100)
*The number following in brackets is its 2017 global ranking.
Read Full List Of The 100 Best Universities In The World; CWUR Rankings 2017.