Europe's top 200 universities revealed - did your university make the list?

46 UK institutions in the top 200

The University of Oxford is the best university in Europe, according to Times Higher Education’s latest world university rankings.

The list ranks 46 UK institutions in the top 200 including the University of Cambridge in second place followed by Imperial College London in the third.

Scandinavian countries performed well in the rankings with Sweden and Finland snapping up sixth and eleventh spots respectively in the list.

According to Phil Baty, Times Higher Education’s rankings editor, UK universities face serious competition from German universities which took 36 places on the list. This is because Germany abolished tuition fees last year and universities have started teaching degrees in English.

Baty said: “International students are hugely important to the health of the UK higher education system and the wider economy. They spend about £4.5bn on tuition fees and accommodation alone, but they also add much to the overall student experience by supporting a rich, multicultural campus life for all students. But this vital lifeline is increasingly at risk – for the first time this year the UK saw international student numbers stagnate, with significant drops from some countries.”

“Not only are our restrictive immigration policies and the noisy rhetoric surrounding the issue leading many students to perceive that they are not welcome in the UK, we are also seeing the increasing popularity of European universities which are often just as highly ranked as their UK competitors but also much, much cheaper to study with.”

Take a look at Europe’s top 100 universities:

1 University of Oxford UK

2 University of Cambridge UK

3 Imperial College London UK

4 ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich Switzerland

5 University College London (UCL) UK

6 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) UK

7 University of Edinburgh UK

8 King’s College London UK

9 Karolinska Institute Sweden

10 LMU Munich Germany

11 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland

12 KU Leuven Belgium

13 Heidelberg University Germany

14 Wageningen University and Research Center Netherlands

15 Humboldt University of Berlin Germany

16 Technical University of Munich Germany

17 École Normale Supérieure France

18 University of Manchester UK

19 University of Amsterdam Netherlands

20 Utrecht University Netherlands

21 Delft University of Technology Netherlands

22 Leiden University Netherlands

23 University of Bristol UK

24 Durham University UK

25 Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands

26 Free University of Berlin Germany

27 University of Groningen Netherlands

=28 University of Glasgow UK

=28 University of Helsinki Finland

30 University of Tübingen Germany

31 University of Warwick UK

32 Uppsala University Sweden

33 University of Copenhagen Denmark

34 University of Freiburg Germany

35 University of St Andrews UK

36 Maastricht University Netherlands

37 Lund University Sweden

38 University of Exeter UK

39 University of Bonn Germany

40University of Sheffield UK

41 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) UK

42 University of Göttingen Germany

=43 École Polytechnique France

=43 University of Basel Switzerland

45 University of Zurich Switzerland

=46 Aarhus University Denmark

=46 University of Mannheim Germany

=48 RWTH Aachen University Germany

=48 University of Southampton UK

50 Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Italy

51 Pierre and Marie Curie University France

52 Ghent University Belgium

53 University of Birmingham UK

54 University of Bern Switzerland

55 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany

=56 Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands

=56 University of Münster Germany

58 Royal Holloway, University of London UK

59 Lancaster University UK

=60 University of Geneva Switzerland

=60 University of York UK

62 University of Leeds UK

63 University of Oslo Norway

64 Stockholm University Sweden

65 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany

66 University of Sussex UK

67 University of Vienna Austria

68 University of Nottingham UK

69 University of Lausanne Switzerland

70 Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain

=71 University of East Anglia UK

=71 University of Twente Netherlands

73 VU University Amsterdam Netherlands

74 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden

75 University of Cologne Germany

76 University of Liverpool UK

77 TU Dresden Germany

78 Trinity College Dublin Republic of Ireland

79 Lomonosov Moscow State University Russian Federation

=80 Pompeu Fabra University Spain

=80 University of Reading UK

=82 Technical University of Denmark Denmark

=82 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium

=82 University of Leicester UK

85 University of Aberdeen UK

86 University of Barcelona Spain

87 University of Konstanz Germany

=88 Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands

=88 University College Dublin Republic of Ireland

=90 Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Italy

=90 University of Gothenburg Sweden

=92 Cardiff University UK

=92 University of Bergen Norway

=94 University of Dundee UK

=94 University of Würzburg Germany

96 Paris-Sud University France

97 University of Antwerp Belgium

98 Ulm University Germany

99 University of Luxembourg Luxembourg

100 Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany

Full list here.

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