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Best Universities In Europe, Oxford And Cambridge Tops 2017 European Rankings

University of Oxford

The University of Oxford has been ranked the top institution of its kind in Europe and 6th in the world by U.S. News and World 2017 Report, while the University of Cambridge ranked second among Europe’s best universities.

The top five universities in Europe were: University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, and Switzerland’s Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich .

The United Kingdom dominated the top of the rankings for Europe, with 6 institutions being ranked in the top 10 universities in Europe, 2017 rankings. Global list of best universities for 2017 was “dominated” by US universities, but both Oxford and Cambridge made it into the top ten.

Overall, in the top 1,000 list, the US contributed 210 universities, ahead of 87 from China, 68 from the UK, 55 from Germany and 49 from France.

Best universities in Europe, 2017

1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Global rank: 6
Global Score: 88.1

2. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Global rank: 7
Global Score: 86.3

3. Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Global rank: 19
Global Score: 82.8

4. University College London, United Kingdom
Global rank: 23
Global Score: 81.7

5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Global rank: 35
Global Score: 77.7

6. University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Global rank: 36
Global Score: 77.2

7. École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne, Switzerland
Global rank: 40
Global Score: 76.1

8. King’s College London, United Kingdom
Global rank: 45
Global Score: 75.7

9. University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Global rank: 49
Global Score: 75.4

10. Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Global rank: 55
Global Score: 74.5

11. University of Munich, Germany
Global rank: 57
Global Score: 73.9

12. University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Global rank: 58
Global Score: 73.8

13. Utrecht University, Netherlands
Global rank: 59
Global Score: 73.8

14.Pierre and Marie Curie University, France
Global rank: 62
Global Score: 73.6

16. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Global rank: 63
Global Score: 73.5

17. Heidelberg University, Germany
Global rank: 68
Global Score:73.1

18. Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Global rank: 69
Global Score: 73

19. London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
Global rank: 70
Global Score: 72.9

20. University of Zurich, Switzerland
Global rank: 70
Global Score: 72.9

Criteria used to compile the rankings included publications, books, conferences, total citations, frequently cited publications, global and regional research reputation and international collaboration.

The best universities globally were:

1. Harvard University (US)

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US)

3. Stanford University (US)

4. University of California–Berkeley (US)

5. California Institute of Technology (US)

6. University of Oxford (UK)

7. University of Cambridge (US)

8. Princeton University (US)

9. Columbia University (US)

10. University of California–Los Angeles (US)

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, and high net worth individuals.