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22 European Universities Among The Top 100 Research List, 2017

Twenty-two European universities have been named among the top 100 research-intensive institutions in a prestigious CWTS Leiden Ranking 2017, topped by the University of Oxford, which was ranked at thirteen globally.

Oxford was closely followed by University College London at 16, Cambridge at 18, Imperial College London at 36, and the University of Copenhagen in Denmark (39).

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (47), Ghent University (55), Utrecht University (59), University of Manchester (61), and ETH Zurich (66) rounded out the top 10.

With 22 universities in top 100, the UK is home to 6 European universities, followed by the Netherlands with 3 European institutions. In contrast, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Sweden claimed 2 universities each in the top 100.

  • United Kingdom: 6 universities
  • Netherlands: 3 universities
  • Belgium: 2 universities
  • Switzerland: 2 universities
  • Italy: 2 universities
  • Germany: 2 universities
  • Sweden: 2 universities
  • Denmark: 1 university
  • Finland: 1 university
  • France: 1 university

Overall 10 European countries are represented in the top 100 research-intensive universities in the world, including Denmark, Finland, and France.

The 2017 Ranking analyses the scientific performance of more than 900 major universities worldwide. Europe had 181 universities in the top 500 based on the quantity of research that they produce.

Harvard university takes the top spot in the overall ranking, followed by the University of Toronto in Canada, Zhejiang University (China), University of Michigan (US) and Shanghai Jaio Tong (China).

The University of Oxford tops the European rankings. Oxford is the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

22 European Universities Among The Top 100 Research List, 2017

  1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom (Global rank: 13)
  2. University College London, United Kingdom (Global rank: 16)
  3. University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (Global rank: 18)
  4. Imperial College London, United Kingdom (Global rank: 36)
  5. University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Global rank: 39)
  6. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium (Global rank: 47)
  7. Ghent University, Belgium (Global rank: 55)
  8. Utrecht University, Netherlands (Global rank: 59)
  9. University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Global rank: 61)
  10. ETH Zurich, Switzerland (Global rank: 66)
  11. Sapienza University of Rome, Italy (Global rank: 69)
  12. University of Amsterdam, Netherlands (Global rank: 74)
  13. Karolinska Institute, Sweden (Global rank: 80)
  14. Lund University, Sweden (Global rank: 84)
  15. Heidelberg University, Germany (Global rank: 85)
  16. University of Zurich, Switzerland (Global rank: 87)
  17. University Paris VI Pierre & Marie Curie, France (Global rank: 88)
  18. University of Groningen, Netherlands (Global rank: 89)
  19. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (Global rank: 90)
  20. King’s College London, United Kingdom (Global rank: 92)
  21. University of Helsinki, Finland (Global rank: 96)
  22. University of Padova, Italy (Global rank: 98)
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a media and technology executive, macro-economist, strategic thinker, chair, and chief executive officer of the CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s most influential and recognized global news publications. Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders daily. Additionally, he serves as the chair and founding member of the CEOWORLD magazine’s Inclusion Advisory Board.

In his current role, he counsels and collaborates with c-suite executives of large multinational corporations, helping them drive change in their companies to improve their competitiveness. Dr. Amarendra has extensive experience in serving on numerous boards. He leads and supports a globally dispersed team of columnists, correspondents, editors, journalists, reporters, researchers, and industry analysts.

He received his Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School, Paris, France. He also received his Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris, France, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his master’s degree in Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States.

As CEO, he transformed the CEOWORLD magazine into a highly efficient, digital-first, profitable enterprise. Today, CEOWORLD magazine is a standard bearer for modern responsible journalism. Dr. Amarendra retains a strong desire to continuously improve his skills and abilities and believes that the first step to being a true leader is to inspire others to lead with you.

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