Europe’s Highest Ranking Universities

Location of the 100 highest ranking universities in Europe.


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This map gives a very clear picture of where the 100 best universities of Europe are located. As you can see, almost a third of them are located in the UK and 8 of the top 10 European universities being located in the UK. Germany comes in second with 13 universities. Closely followed by the Netherlands with 12 universities.

London is the city with the highest number of universities in Europe’s top 100 (5 universities). 4 of them are even in Europe’s top 10. The other cities with more than one university in Europe’s top 100 are: Paris (4), Berlin (3), Zürich (2), Lausanne (2), Munich (2), Amsterdam (2), Copenhagen (2), Stockholm (2), Dublin (2), Gothenburg (2), Vienna (2), Barcelona (2), Madrid (2).

Highest ranking universities in Europe according to the QS World University Ranking.

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Data used for this map, comes from the QS World University Ranking. Every year QS compiles a ranking of the world’s top universities. The QS World University Ranking is one of the three most-widely read university rankings in the world. Universities are judged based on academic peer review (40%), faculty/student ratio (20%), citations per faculty (20%), employer reputation (10%), international student ratio (5%) and international staff ratio (5%).

You can find the full ranking on their website: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2021

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