The top ranking European university this year is the University of Cambridge, coming in at number 4, in the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its annual rankings for 2017.
All up, 25 made the global top 100 universities list.
Oxford and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich rounded out the top three places, followed by University College London and Imperial College London.
Based on data collected by The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), we’ve put together a list of the top 25 universities in Europe.
The best European universities can be found across the Europe, but there are clusters of high-ranking institutions in the United Kingdon, France, and Switzerland.
The 25 best universities in Europe for 2017:
1. University of Cambridge, UK (No. 4)
2. University of Oxford, UK (No. 5)
3. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (No. 24)
4. University College London, UK (No. 31)
5. Imperial College London, UK (No. 34)
6. École Polytechnique, France (No. 35)
7. École normale supérieure – Paris, France (No. 42)
8. University of Edinburgh, UK (No. 44)
9. Pierre-and-Marie-Curie University, France (No. 56)
10. University of Copenhagen, Denmark (No. 60)
11. University of Manchester, UK (No. 62)
12. University of Paris-Sud, France (No. 70)
13. Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany (No. 71)
14. Karolinska Institute, Sweden (No. 72)
15. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (No. 77)
16. King’s College London, UK (No. 78)
17. Utrecht University, Netherlands (No. 83)
18. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (No. 84)
19. Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands (No. 85)
20. Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg, Germany (No. 86)
21. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (No. 89)
22. University of Zurich, Switzerland (No. 91)
23. University of Geneva, Switzerland (No. 92)
24. University of Oslo, Norway (No. 99)
25. Ghent University, Belgium (No. 100)
*The first figure following the university is its country. The number following it in brackets is its 2017 ranking.