Top 80 Universities in Europe 2010-2011

This is the top 80 European universities list and the six subject tables published in 2010-2011 by Times Higher Education.

5 headline categories are:

  • Teaching — the learning environment (worth 30 per cent of the overall ranking score)
  • Research — volume, income and reputation (worth 30 per cent)
  • Citations — research influence (worth 32.5 per cent)
  • Industry income — innovation (worth 2.5 per cent)
  • International mix — staff and students (worth 5 per cent).
Rank Institution Country / Region Overall score Teaching International mix Industry income Research Citations
1 University of Cambridge United Kingdom 91.2 90.5 77.7 57.0 94.1 94.0
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom 91.2 88.2 77.2 73.5 93.9 95.1
3 Imperial College London United Kingdom 90.6 89.2 90.0 92.9 94.5 88.3
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland 83.4 77.5 93.7 Data not supplied 87.8 83.1
5 University College London United Kingdom 78.4 74.0 90.8 39.0 81.6 80.6
6 Ecole Polytechnique France 69.5 57.9 77.9 Data not supplied 56.1 91.4
7 University of Edinburgh United Kingdom 69.2 59.9 67.3 42.2 61.9 86.8
8 Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris France 68.6 66.8 44.9 30.7 48.2 95.7
9 University of Göttingen Germany 67.0 57.3 44.5 31.7 55.9 92.5
9 Karolinska Institute Sweden 67.0 65.8 Data not supplied 73.3 72.7 62.3
11 École Polytechnique Federale of Lausanne Switzerland 66.5 55.0 100.0 38.0 56.1 83.8
12 University of Munich Germany 63.0 59.1 43.1 40.4 57.5 76.4
13 University of Bristol United Kingdom 61.4 49.6 67.2 36.2 53.1 80.9
14 Trinity College Dublin Ireland 60.3 47.7 84.2 31.6 45.3 84.4
15 King’s College London United Kingdom 59.7 48.5 85.9 44.1 54.5 72.1
16 University of Sussex United Kingdom 59.5 42.4 72.8 29.1 42.4 91.6
17 University of York United Kingdom 59.1 47.9 66.6 36.2 46.2 81.9
18 Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg Germany 59.0 59.2 63.4 39.1 47.5 70.3
19 Durham University United Kingdom 58.9 39.8 65.7 33.9 44.1 91.0
20 London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom 58.3 62.4 99.5 38.4 56.2 51.6
21 University of Manchester United Kingdom 58.0 56.5 79.1 39.0 56.2 59.2
22 Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom 57.9 37.7 92.9 30.5 36.2 93.2
23 Lund University Sweden 57.8 46.3 56.8 33.2 60.8 67.6
24 University of Zurich Switzerland 57.7 56.6 87.9 43.8 47.0 65.0
24 University of Southampton United Kingdom 57.7 50.8 69.0 37.7 47.8 72.9
26 University College Dublin Ireland 57.5 42.4 87.0 Data not supplied 36.6 86.3
27 University of Basel Switzerland 57.3 50.2 91.3 45.8 37.1 78.3
28 ENS de Lyon France 57.0 51.1 37.6 26.1 34.4 88.8
29 Technical University of Munich Germany 56.9 50.4 85.3 Data not supplied 43.2 71.2
30 University of Helsinki Finland 56.6 49.0 24.2 30.2 51.4 75.4
31 University of St. Andrews United Kingdom 56.5 44.8 85.7 32.6 47.7 72.9
32 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands 55.3 55.4 44.9 99.8 51.7 56.9
33 University of Geneva Switzerland 55.0 46.6 95.7 32.7 49.7 63.1
34 Catholic University of Leuven Belgium 54.8 57.7 29.6 97.7 62.9 45.2
35 Queen Mary, University of London United Kingdom 54.6 39.7 91.0 38.9 44.1 73.5
36 Technical University of Denmark Denmark 54.5 46.2 64.0 95.5 46.9 64.6
37 Ghent University Belgium 54.4 52.8 24.7 97.1 59.1 52.8
37 Leiden University Netherlands 54.4 47.3 40.0 100.0 54.9 59.3
37 Lancaster University United Kingdom 54.4 43.5 73.8 28.8 41.9 74.9
40 University of Glasgow United Kingdom 54.2 45.6 55.1 61.0 50.3 65.1
41 Stockholm University Sweden 54.0 36.9 Data not supplied 31.7 49.2 75.9
42 University of Freiburg Germany 53.3 52.4 46.2 79.8 41.4 64.3
43 University of Bergen Norway 52.7 39.9 66.6 41.5 42.1 73.1
44 University of Lausanne Switzerland 52.6 43.1 84.1 42.5 50.5 59.1
45 University of Sheffield United Kingdom 52.5 48.9 62.7 40.3 49.2 58.4
46 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands 52.3 47.6 30.6 81.4 51.6 58.5
47 Pierre and Marie Curie University France 52.2 51.9 30.7 26.4 37.2 71.5
47 University of Dundee United Kingdom 52.2 34.1 54.4 49.3 41.0 79.3
49 University of Barcelona Spain 52.1 34.1 22.3 30.0 33.7 91.9
50 Utrecht University Netherlands 52.0 43.4 52.6 55.3 53.0 58.8
51 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands 51.9 58.5 24.3 Data not supplied 48.8 53.0
52 University of Birmingham United Kingdom 51.8 50.3 73.8 34.8 50.7 52.1
53 Uppsala University Sweden 51.6 49.6 77.9 39.5 62.2 40.7
54 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom 51.4 37.8 86.1 47.0 45.2 64.6
55 Delft University of Technology Netherlands 51.3 55.5 47.4 99.4 67.7 29.0
56 Birkbeck, University of London United Kingdom 51.2 41.2 88.5 27.4 35.8 70.6
56 Newcastle University United Kingdom 51.2 42.7 80.5 31.1 42.8 63.6
58 Pompeu Fabra University Spain 51.1 35.0 44.1 40.0 33.0 84.7
59 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands 50.4 39.4 58.6 Data not supplied 43.6 65.5
60 University of Amsterdam Netherlands 50.0 42.5 38.2 38.8 49.2 60.2
60 University of Liverpool United Kingdom 50.0 40.8 59.8 40.6 47.8 59.6
62 Aarhus University Denmark 49.9 38.1 33.4 61.5 55.6 57.3
63 University of Würzburg Germany 49.8 48.7 40.3 Data not supplied 40.9 60.4
63 University of Leeds United Kingdom 49.8 46.2 50.0 38.3 48.0 55.6
65 University of Groningen Netherlands 49.7 41.7 35.5 34.2 56.4 54.1
66 Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main Germany 49.4 39.2 56.1 41.6 37.3 69.5
67 Bielefeld University Germany 49.3 39.9 Data not supplied Data not supplied 35.7 70.4
68 University of East Anglia United Kingdom 49.0 42.1 62.8 29.7 40.4 62.8
68 University of Nottingham United Kingdom 49.0 46.8 74.8 38.4 44.1 52.5
70 University of Copenhagen Denmark 48.8 44.1 45.8 26.1 45.7 58.3
71 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany 48.5 50.9 46.1 27.8 44.5 52.0
71 University of Bonn Germany 48.5 46.8 46.8 29.4 33.8 65.3
73 RWTH Aachen University Germany 48.2 50.0 63.8 56.6 42.5 48.9
74 University of Exeter United Kingdom 47.6 40.4 62.8 32.2 42.5 57.9
75 University of Twente Netherlands 47.5 49.9 62.4 49.8 48.3 42.0
76 University of Konstanz Germany 47.3 42.7 93.6 Data not supplied 40.1 51.3
77 University of Innsbruck Austria 47.2 37.9 99.5 35.0 34.8 60.2
77 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany 47.2 45.0 47.3 40.0 35.4 60.7
79 Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen Germany 47.0 45.9 57.8 32.3 36.3 57.3
80 Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 46.8 49.1 64.2 100.0 56.2 29.2

 

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