Best universities in Europe 2024

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Top 10 universities in Europe 2024

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Europe Rank 2024  World University Rank 2024   World University Rank 2023  University  Country/region 
1  1   1  University of Oxford United Kingdom
2  5   =3  University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3  8   10  Imperial College London United Kingdom
4  11   =11  ETH Zurich Switzerland
5  22   22  UCL United Kingdom
=6  =30   29  University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
=6  =30   30  Technical University of Munich Germany
8  33   41  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
=9  =38   35  King’s College London United Kingdom
=9  =38   33  LMU Munich Germany

European universities take just over 40 per cent of the places in the list of the best universities in the world.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 ranks 1,904 universities worldwide. More than 600 of them are in Europe.

A UK institution – the University of Oxford – takes the top spot in our Europe table (and in the overall rankings), while 102 other UK universities appear in the league table. Spain and Italy are also well represented, with 56 institutions each.

Of the universities in mainland Europe, a Swiss institution – ETH Zurich – achieves the highest rank, putting it in the top five in Europe and 11th in the THE World University Rankings 2024.

The top 10 European universities include UK, Swiss and German institutions, but UK universities take most of the top spots.


Best universities in the UK
Best universities in France
Best universities in Germany
Best universities in the Netherlands
Best universities in Italy
Best universities in Spain
Best universities in Ireland


Institutions were assessed on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook. The full methodology can be viewed here.

While Italy has 56 universities in the ranking, its top-ranked institution – the University of Bologna in joint 155th place – doesn’t make it into the top 50 in Europe.

Nordic countries also perform well, with Sweden and Finland punching above their weight relative to their population size, with 14 and 10 institutions respectively in the ranking. Sweden’s top university – Karolinska Institute – makes the top 50 of the World University Rankings. The Netherlands also performs very strongly.

In the Europe table, other strong performers relative to their population size include Denmark (seven universities – led by the University of Copenhagen) and the Republic of Ireland (nine universities in total).

Overall, more than 30 European countries are represented in the Europe 2024 ranking, including France, Greece, Poland and Portugal. 

Top 5 universities in Europe

5. UCL

UCL has its main campus in central London and has just opened a second campus at the Olympic Park in east London.

As well as being the first university to be established in London, UCL was the first in the UK to be entirely secular and admit students regardless of their religious beliefs. 

It has been a member of the League of European Research Universities since 2006 and is one of five British members (the others are the universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Oxford and Imperial College London).

4. ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university.

The institute has produced more than 20 Nobel prizewinners, including Albert Einstein. 

About 35 per cent of the institution’s students are from abroad and the university has established an International Knowledge Base to forge research and teaching relationships across the world.

3. Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the only university in the UK to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business. 

It attracts students from more than 125 countries and is considered one of the world’s most international universities.

In addition to top scientists, Fields medallists and Nobelists, Imperial also produces influential government advisers and policymakers. The author H. G. Wells and journalist and politician Sir Trevor Phillips are among Imperial’s famous alumni.

2. University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge is a public research university in the UK, established in the 13th century. 

Like other ancient institutions, Cambridge has many traditions. Until 1909, a metre-long wooden spoon was presented to the student with the lowest passing honours grade in the final examinations of the mathematical tripos (one of the courses available at the university). The spoon is now on display in St John’s College.

1. University of Oxford

There is no specific date to mark the founding of the University of Oxford, but it is thought that it was established some time in the 13th century.

The university has the largest library system in the UK, with more than 11 million volumes.

It is one of the most prestigious universities globally. However, women were not admitted until 1878, and it wasn’t until 1920 that women were awarded degrees. The last of the all-male colleges began accepting women in 1974.

It is home to a number of museums and galleries including the Ashmolean, the UK’s oldest museum and the world’s oldest university museum. It holds significant collections and works by artists such as Michelangelo, Turner and Picasso.


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Best universities in Europe 2024: the results in full 

Click on each institution to view its World University Rankings 2024 result

Europe Rank 2024  World University Rank 2024   World University Rank 2023  University  Country/region 
1  1   1  University of Oxford United Kingdom
2  5   =3  University of Cambridge United Kingdom
3  8   10  Imperial College London United Kingdom
4  11   =11  ETH Zurich Switzerland
5  22   22  UCL United Kingdom
=6  =30   29  University of Edinburgh United Kingdom
=6  =30   30  Technical University of Munich Germany
8  33   41  École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland
=9  =38   35  King’s College London United Kingdom
=9  =38   33  LMU Munich Germany
11  40   47  Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University Paris France
12  45   42  KU Leuven Belgium
13  46   37  London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom
14  47   43  Universität Heidelberg Germany
15  48   70  Delft University of Technology Netherlands
16  50   49  Karolinska Institute Sweden
17  51   =54  University of Manchester United Kingdom
18  58   93  Université Paris-Saclay France
19  61   60  University of Amsterdam Netherlands
20  =64   59  Wageningen University & Research Netherlands
21  71   =95  Institut Polytechnique de Paris France
22  75   90  Sorbonne University France
23  77   77  Leiden University Netherlands
24  79   75  University of Groningen Netherlands
25  80   =82  University of Zurich Switzerland
26  81   76  University of Bristol United Kingdom
=27  =87   =82  University of Glasgow United Kingdom
=27  =87   =86  Humboldt University of Berlin Germany
29  90   =99  RWTH Aachen University Germany
30  91   89  University of Bonn Germany
31  94   73  Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany
32  =95   =86  University of Tübingen Germany
=33  =97   155  KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden
=33  =97   =108  University of Southampton United Kingdom
35  =99   80  Erasmus University Rotterdam Netherlands
36  101   =108  University of Birmingham United Kingdom
37  102   =91  Free University of Berlin Germany
38  =103   =114  University of Copenhagen Denmark
39  105   =114  University of Sheffield United Kingdom
=40  =106   =119  Lund University Sweden
=40  =106   =104  University of Warwick United Kingdom
42  =109   117  Aarhus University Denmark
43  =111   =119  University of Göttingen Germany
44  115   107  Ghent University Belgium
45  =116   94  University of Bern Switzerland
46  =119   =124  University of Vienna Austria
47  121   110  University of Helsinki Finland
48  =123   =101  University of Basel Switzerland
49  125   121  Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands
50  126   =166  Technical University of Denmark Denmark
51  127   126  University of Oslo Norway
52  128   113  University of Freiburg Germany
53  129   =128  University of Leeds United Kingdom
54  =130   130  University of Nottingham United Kingdom
55  134   =161  Trinity College Dublin Ireland
56  135   =124  Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom
=57  =136   =128  University of Hamburg Germany
=57  =136   =156  Technical University of Berlin Germany
59  =138   145  Maastricht University Netherlands
=60  =140   =189  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Germany
=60  =140   =139  Radboud University Nijmegen Netherlands
=60  =140   =148  Uppsala University Sweden
63  =143   135  University of Lausanne Switzerland
64  147   =139  University of York United Kingdom
=65  =152   182  University of Barcelona Spain
=65  =152   =114  Université Paris Cité France
=67  =155   =161  University of Bologna Italy
=67  =155   122  Lancaster University United Kingdom
69  160   146  University of Cologne Germany
=70  =161   =131  University of Antwerp Belgium
=70  =161   =156  TU Dresden Germany
=72  =168   =170  Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium
=72  =168   201–250  Eindhoven University of Technology Netherlands
=72  =168   =176  University of Liverpool United Kingdom
=72  =168   =139  Newcastle University United Kingdom
=72  =168   =183  Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa Italy
77  174   =198  Durham University United Kingdom
78  =175   =139  University of Würzburg Germany
79  =177   =137  University of Exeter United Kingdom
80  181   201–250  Sapienza University of Rome Italy
81  183   201–250  University of Geneva Switzerland
82  184   251–300  University of Twente Netherlands
83  =185   =176  Stockholm University Sweden
84  =187   179  University of Mannheim Germany
85  189   251–300  Chalmers University of Technology Sweden
86  190   =187  Cardiff University United Kingdom
=87  =193   =196  University of Erlangen-Nuremberg Germany
=87  =193   185  University of Münster Germany
=87  =193   201–250  University of St Andrews United Kingdom
=87  =193   =148  Ulm University Germany
=91  201–250   251–300  Aalborg University Denmark
=91  201–250   201–250  Aalto University Finland
=91  201–250   =192  University of Aberdeen United Kingdom
=91  201–250   =183  Autonomous University of Barcelona Spain
=91  201–250   =189  Friedrich Schiller University Jena Germany
=91  201–250   251–300  Goethe University Frankfurt Germany
=91  201–250   201–250  University of Gothenburg Sweden
=91  201–250   =163  University of Leicester United Kingdom
=91  201–250   201–250  Université Libre de Bruxelles Belgium
=91  201–250   201–250  University of Luxembourg Luxembourg
=91  201–250   =168  Medical University of Graz Austria
=91  201–250   =194  Medical University of Vienna Austria
=91  201–250   201–250  University of Padua Italy
=91  201–250   301–350  Politecnico di Milano Italy
=91  201–250   186  Pompeu Fabra University Spain
=91  201–250   201–250  University of Potsdam Germany
=91  201–250   =198  Queen’s University Belfast United Kingdom
=91  201–250   =198  University of Reading United Kingdom
=91  201–250   201–250  Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies – Pisa Italy
=91  201–250   201–250  University of Sussex United Kingdom
=91  201–250   251–300  Tilburg University Netherlands
=91  201–250   201–250  University College Dublin Ireland
=91  201–250   201–250  Vrije Universiteit Brussel Belgium
=114  251–300   251–300  University of Bath United Kingdom
=114  251–300   201–250  University of Bergen Norway
=114  251–300   201–250  University of East Anglia United Kingdom
=114  251–300   301–350  École Normale Supérieure de Lyon France
=114  251–300   251–300  Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf Germany
=114  251–300   201–250  University of Hohenheim Germany
=114  251–300   201–250  Humanitas University Italy
=114  251–300   251–300  Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Germany
=114  251–300   201–250  University of Konstanz Germany
=114  251–300   301–350  Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT Finland
=114  251–300   251–300  Linköping University Sweden
=114  251–300   351–400  Loughborough University United Kingdom
=114  251–300   201–250  Medical University of Innsbruck Austria
=114  251–300   301–350  University of Oulu Finland
=114  251–300   201–250  RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences Ireland
=114  251–300   251–300  Ruhr University Bochum Germany
=114  251–300   201–250  Semmelweis University Hungary
=114  251–300   251–300  University of Southern Denmark Denmark
=114  251–300   301–350  University of Stuttgart Germany
=114  251–300   201–250  University of Surrey United Kingdom
=114  251–300   201–250  Università della Svizzera italiana Switzerland
=114  251–300   251–300  Swansea University United Kingdom
=114  251–300   301–350  Technical University of Darmstadt Germany
=114  251–300   401–500  TU Wien Austria
=114  251–300   201–250  Vita-Salute San Raffaele University Italy
=139  301–350   351–400  University of Bremen Germany
=139  301–350   NR  Catholic University of the Sacred Heart Italy
=139  301–350   251–300  Copenhagen Business School Denmark
=139  301–350   201–250  University of Dundee United Kingdom
=139  301–350   301–350  University of Essex United Kingdom
=139  301–350   301–350  University of Galway Ireland
=139  301–350   401–500  Université Grenoble Alpes France
=139  301–350   401–500  University of Innsbruck Austria
=139  301–350   251–300  University of Kiel Germany
=139  301–350   351–400  University of Liège Belgium
=139  301–350   301–350  Montpellier University France
=139  301–350   251–300  University of Navarra Spain
=139  301–350   401–500  Norwegian University of Science and Technology Norway
=139  301–350   251–300  University of Pavia Italy
=139  301–350   351–400  University of Rome II – Tor Vergata Italy
=139  301–350   351–400  Royal Holloway, University of London United Kingdom
=139  301–350   201–250  St George’s, University of London United Kingdom
=139  301–350   401–500  University of Strathclyde United Kingdom
=139  301–350   351–400  Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Sweden
=139  301–350   301–350  Tampere University Finland
=139  301–350   201–250  University of Tartu Estonia
=139  301–350   351–400  University of Turku Finland
=139  301–350   301–350  University College Cork Ireland
=162  351–400   301–350  Aix-Marseille University France
=162  351–400   301–350  Autonomous University of Madrid Spain
=162  351–400   401–500  University of Bayreuth Germany
=162  351–400   301–350  University of Bordeaux France
=162  351–400   401–500  Brunel University London United Kingdom
=162  351–400   351–400  City, University of London United Kingdom
=162  351–400   401–500  University of Florence Italy
=162  351–400   401–500  Free University of Bozen-Bolzano Italy
=162  351–400   301–350  Hasselt University Belgium
=162  351–400   501–600  Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom
=162  351–400   401–500  Justus Liebig University Giessen Germany
=162  351–400   401–500  Leibniz University Hannover Germany
=162  351–400   301–350  University of Milan Italy
=162  351–400   301–350  University of Milan-Bicocca Italy
=162  351–400   351–400  University of Naples Federico II Italy
=162  351–400   301–350  University of St Gallen Switzerland
=162  351–400   401–500  University of Trento Italy
=179  401–500   401–500  Aston University United Kingdom
=179  401–500   401–500  Bangor University United Kingdom
=179  401–500   251–300  Bournemouth University United Kingdom
=179  401–500   351–400  University of Brescia Italy
=179  401–500   NR  Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome Italy
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Catania Italy
=179  401–500   501–600  Centrale Nantes France
=179  401–500   501–600  Charles University Czech Republic
=179  401–500   401–500  Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 France
=179  401–500   601–800  University of Coimbra Portugal
=179  401–500   501–600  Constructor University Bremen Germany
=179  401–500   401–500  Dublin City University Ireland
=179  401–500   251–300  École des Ponts ParisTech France
=179  401–500   501–600  Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées France
=179  401–500   501–600  University of Fribourg Switzerland
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Genoa Italy
=179  401–500   501–600  Goldsmiths, University of London United Kingdom
=179  401–500   351–400  University of Greifswald Germany
=179  401–500   501–600  University of Hull United Kingdom
=179  401–500   351–400  IMT Atlantique France
=179  401–500   401–500  Institut Agro France
=179  401–500   501–600  Johannes Kepler University of Linz Austria
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Jyväskylä Finland
=179  401–500   351–400  University of Kent United Kingdom
=179  401–500   601–800  University of Limerick Ireland
=179  401–500   501–600  University of Lisbon Portugal
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Marburg Germany
=179  401–500   401–500  Maynooth University Ireland
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Modena and Reggio Emilia Italy
=179  401–500   501–600  University of Neuchâtel Switzerland
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Passau Germany
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Pisa Italy
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Plymouth United Kingdom
=179  401–500   601–800  Polytechnic University of Turin Italy
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Porto Portugal
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Portsmouth United Kingdom
=179  401–500   351–400  Royal Veterinary College United Kingdom
=179  401–500   501–600  SOAS University of London United Kingdom
=179  401–500   351–400  University of Stirling United Kingdom
=179  401–500   401–500  Sumy State University Ukraine
=179  401–500   501–600  TU Dortmund University Germany
=179  401–500   401–500  University of Turin Italy
=179  401–500   401–500  Umeå University Sweden
=179  401–500   351–400  University of Vaasa Finland
=179  401–500   351–400  Verona University Italy
=224  501–600   501–600  Aberystwyth University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  Åbo Akademi University Finland
=224  501–600   301–350  Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) United Kingdom
=224  501–600   501–600  University of L’Aquila Italy
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Bradford United Kingdom
=224  501–600   251–300  Brighton and Sussex Medical School United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Italy
=224  501–600   801–1000  University of Calabria Italy
=224  501–600   401–500  Complutense University of Madrid Spain
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Côte d’Azur France
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Crete Greece
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Cyprus Cyprus
=224  501–600   601–800  University of Eastern Finland Finland
=224  501–600   401–500  Edinburgh Napier University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  ENSTA Bretagne France
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Ferrara Italy
=224  501–600   601–800  University of Granada Spain
=224  501–600   601–800  University of Graz Austria
=224  501–600   601–800  Graz University of Technology Austria
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Greenwich United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  Hamburg University of Technology Germany
=224  501–600   601–800  University of Huddersfield United Kingdom
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Iceland Iceland
=224  501–600   501–600  Keele University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Klagenfurt Austria
=224  501–600   351–400  Leuphana University of Lüneburg Germany
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Lincoln United Kingdom
=224  501–600   401–500  Liverpool John Moores University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  Manchester Metropolitan University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Messina Italy
=224  501–600   401–500  Middlesex University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Mons Belgium
=224  501–600   601–800  Nantes Université France
=224  501–600   401–500  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Nicosia Cyprus
=224  501–600   501–600  Northumbria University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   501–600  Nottingham Trent University United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  NOVA University of Lisbon Portugal
=224  501–600   601–800  Polytechnic University of Bari Italy
=224  501–600   601–800  Rovira i Virgili University Spain
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Salerno Italy
=224  501–600   501–600  Sciences Po France
=224  501–600   401–500  University of Siena Italy
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Trieste Italy
=224  501–600   601–800  TU Braunschweig Germany
=224  501–600   501–600  UiT The Arctic University of Norway Norway
=224  501–600   501–600  University of Valencia Spain
=224  501–600   401–500  University of the West of England United Kingdom
=224  501–600   601–800  University of Wuppertal Germany
=273  601–800   601–800  Amedeo Avogadro University of Eastern Piedmont Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Aveiro Portugal
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Bari Aldo Moro Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of the Basque Country Spain
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Beira Interior Portugal
=273  601–800   501–600  Birmingham City University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Córdoba Spain
=273  601–800   801–1000  Coventry University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  Cyprus University of Technology Cyprus
=273  601–800   1001–1200  University of Debrecen Hungary
=273  601–800   601–800  De Montfort University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Derby United Kingdom
=273  601–800   501–600  Eastern Mediterranean University Northern Cyprus
=273  601–800   1001–1200  École Centrale de Lyon France
=273  601–800   501–600  École des Mines de Saint-Étienne France
=273  601–800   801–1000  École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE) France
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Foggia Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  Gabriele d‘Annunzio University Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  Glasgow Caledonian University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   501–600  Harokopio University of Athens Greece
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Hertfordshire United Kingdom
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Insubria Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon Portugal
=273  601–800   601–800  Jagiellonian University Poland
=273  601–800   601–800  Jönköping University Sweden
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Kaiserslautern Germany
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Lille France
=273  601–800   601–800  London South Bank University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Lorraine France
=273  601–800   601–800  Lviv Polytechnic National University Ukraine
=273  601–800   601–800  Marche Polytechnic University Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  Masaryk University Czech Republic
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Minho Portugal
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Namur Belgium
=273  601–800   801–1000  National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA Lyon) France
=273  601–800   801–1000  National Technical University of Athens Greece
=273  601–800   601–800  Near East University Northern Cyprus
=273  601–800   601–800  Norwegian University of Life Sciences Norway
=273  601–800   601–800  The Open University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   501–600  Open University of Catalonia Spain
=273  601–800   401–500  Örebro University Sweden
=273  601–800   NR  Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg Germany
=273  601–800   601–800  Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Palermo Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Parma Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  Parthenope University of Naples Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Spain
=273  601–800   801–1000  Polytechnic University of Valencia Spain
=273  601–800   501–600  Universitat Ramon Llull Spain
=273  601–800   301–350  Reykjavík University Iceland
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Rome III Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  Roskilde University Denmark
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Salento Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Sannio Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Santiago de Compostela Spain
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Sassari Italy
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Siegen Germany
=273  601–800   401–500  SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) United Kingdom
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Stavanger Norway
=273  601–800   601–800  Tallinn University of Technology Estonia
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Tuscia Italy
=273  601–800   501–600  University of Udine Italy
=273  601–800   601–800  Ulster University United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  Paris Lodron Universität Salzburg Austria
=273  601–800   801–1000  University of Warsaw Poland
=273  601–800   601–800  University of the West of Scotland United Kingdom
=273  601–800   601–800  University of Wolverhampton United Kingdom
=273  601–800   351–400  Wroclaw Medical University Poland
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of the Aegean Greece
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Alcalá Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Algarve Portugal
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Arts et Métiers France
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Athens University of Economics and Business Greece
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of the Balearic Islands Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Belgrade Serbia
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Bergamo Italy
=342  801–1000   NR  Université de Bretagne Occidentale France
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Brighton United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   501–600  Bucharest University of Economic Studies Romania
=342  801–1000   601–800  University of Camerino (Unicam) Italy
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Carlos III University of Madrid Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Castilla-La Mancha Spain
=342  801–1000   351–400  Catholic University of Portugal Portugal
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Clermont Auvergne France
=342  801–1000   801–1000  CY Cergy Paris University France
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU) Czech Republic
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Deusto Spain
=342  801–1000   601–800  Eötvös Loránd University Hungary
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Girona Spain
=342  801–1000   NR  University of Gloucestershire United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Universitat Internacional de Catalunya Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Jaén Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Jaume I University Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Kingston University United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   601–800  Kore University of Enna Italy
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Leeds Beckett University United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Lithuania
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Ljubljana Slovenia
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Lleida Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Malta Malta
=342  801–1000   601–800  Medical University of Lodz Poland
=342  801–1000   NR  University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila Romania
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Murcia Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Oviedo Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Pablo de Olavide University Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Palacký University Olomouc Czech Republic
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Panthéon-Sorbonne University – Paris 1 France
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Patras Greece
=342  801–1000   NR  Université de Poitiers France
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Rennes 1 France
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Robert Gordon University United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Roehampton United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Salamanca Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  University of Salford United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Seville Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  Technical University of Madrid Spain
=342  801–1000   NR  University of Tours France
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro Portugal
=342  801–1000   501–600  University of Vic – Central University of Catalonia Spain
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Vigo Spain
=342  801–1000   801–1000  Vilnius University Lithuania
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Westminster United Kingdom
=342  801–1000   1001–1200  University of Zaragoza Spain
=342  801–1000   NR  ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of A Coruña Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań Poland
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  AGH University of Krakow Poland
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Alicante Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Almería Spain
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland Switzerland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Babeş-Bolyai University Romania
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Bedfordshire United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Brno University of Technology Czech Republic
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Bucharest Romania
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Cadiz Spain
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Canterbury Christ Church University United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Central Lancashire United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague Czech Republic
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Comenius University in Bratislava Slovakia
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Czech Technical University in Prague Czech Republic
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Democritus University of Thrace Greece
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of East London United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  Edge Hill University United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  European University of Madrid Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Extremadura Spain
=400  1001–1200   NR  University of Franche-Comté France
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Gdańsk University of Technology Poland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Ilmenau University of Technology Germany
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  IMT Nord Europe France
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Ioannina Greece
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca Romania
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  Karlstad University Sweden
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics Ukraine
=400  1001–1200   501–600  University of Kragujevac Serbia
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of La Laguna Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Latvia Latvia
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Leoben Austria
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of León Spain
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Malaga Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Medical University of Bialystok Poland
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  Medical University of Gdańsk Poland
=400  1001–1200   NR  Medical University of Warsaw Poland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Miguel Hernández University of Elche Spain
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń Poland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Óbuda University Hungary
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Pécs Hungary
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Poznan University of Medical Sciences Poland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Public University of Navarre Spain
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Riga Technical University Latvia
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice Czech Republic
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of South Wales United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  Staffordshire University United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Poland
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Szeged Hungary
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Tallinn University Estonia
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Technical University of Cartagena Spain
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Technological University Dublin Ireland
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Technology of Troyes France
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  Teesside University United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Urbino Carlo Bo Italy
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  USAMV Cluj-Napoca Romania
=400  1001–1200   NR  University of West London United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   801–1000  University of Winchester United Kingdom
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Wrocław Poland
=400  1001–1200   1201–1500  University of Zagreb Croatia
=400  1001–1200   1001–1200  University of Žilina Slovakia
=463  1201–1500   1501+  Belarusian State University Belarus
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Instituto Politécnico de Bragança Portugal
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  University of Burgos Spain
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Cardiff Metropolitan University United Kingdom
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM) Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Chester United Kingdom
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Gdańsk Poland
=463  1201–1500   1501+  George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures Romania
=463  1201–1500   NR  Halmstad University Sweden
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France France
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Hradec Králové Czech Republic
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences Hungary
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Ilia State University Georgia
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Ivan Franko National University of Lviv Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Kaunas University of Technology Lithuania
=463  1201–1500   NR  Kharkiv Aviation Institute Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1501+  Lodz University of Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   NR  Universidad Loyola Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Lumière University, Lyon 2 France
=463  1201–1500   NR  Universidade Lusófona Portugal
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Maribor Slovenia
=463  1201–1500   NR  Medical University of Lublin Poland
=463  1201–1500   1501+  Medical University of Silesia in Katowice Poland
=463  1201–1500   NR  Medical University of Sofia Bulgaria
=463  1201–1500   NR  University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova Romania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Mendel University in Brno Czech Republic
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  National University of Distance Education (UNED) Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  National Technical University of Ukraine – Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Oles Honchar Dnipro National University Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Opole University of Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   1501+  University of Oradea Romania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Paris Nanterre University France
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour France
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice Slovakia
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Polytechnic Institute of Porto Portugal
=463  1201–1500   NR  Poznań University of Life Sciences Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Poznan University of Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  University Rey Juan Carlos Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Silesian University of Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra Slovakia
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Université Sorbonne Nouvelle France
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  University of Split Croatia
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Ştefan cel Mare University of Suceava Romania
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  University of Sunderland United Kingdom
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1501+  Technical University of Cluj-Napoca Romania
=463  1201–1500   1001–1200  Technical University of Crete Greece
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Technical University of Košice Slovakia
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Technology of Compiègne France
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Tomas Bata University in Zlín Czech Republic
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Transilvania University of Brașov Romania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  UNIR – International University of La Rioja Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Valladolid Spain
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (Vilnius Tech) Lithuania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Ukraine
=463  1201–1500   1501+  VSB - Technical University of Ostrava Czech Republic
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Vytautas Magnus University Lithuania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Warsaw University of Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of West Bohemia Czech Republic
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  University of Western Macedonia Greece
=463  1201–1500   1501+  West University of Timişoara Romania
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences Poland
=463  1201–1500   1501+  Wrocław University of Science and Technology Poland
=463  1201–1500   1201–1500  Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University Ukraine
=531  1501+   1501+  Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Bialystok University of Technology Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  Comillas Pontifical University Spain
=531  1501+   1501+  Cracow University of Technology Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Craiova Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Dunarea de Jos University of Galati Romania
=531  1501+   NR  Georgian Technical University Georgia
=531  1501+   1501+  Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iaşi Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Hellenic Open University Greece
=531  1501+   1201–1500  International Hellenic University Greece
=531  1501+   1501+  Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Georgia
=531  1501+   1501+  Jan Evangelista Purkyně University Czech Republic
=531  1501+   NR  Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  Jean Moulin University – Lyon 3 France
=531  1501+   1501+  Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies Latvia
=531  1501+   NR  University of Life Sciences in Lublin Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Łódź Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Macerata (UNIMC) Italy
=531  1501+   1501+  Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS) Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  Matej Bel University Slovakia
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Miskolc Hungary
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Montenegro Montenegro
=531  1501+   NR  National Aviation University Ukraine
=531  1501+   NR  National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine Ukraine
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Novi Sad Serbia
=531  1501+   1201–1500  University of Ostrava Czech Republic
=531  1501+   1501+  Ovidius University of Constanța Romania
=531  1501+   1201–1500  University of Pannonia Hungary
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Pardubice Czech Republic
=531  1501+   NR  University of the Peloponnese Greece
=531  1501+   1501+  Polytechnic University of Bucharest Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Polytechnic University of Timişoara Romania
=531  1501+   1501+  Prague University of Economics and Business Czech Republic
=531  1501+   1201–1500  University of Primorska Slovenia
=531  1501+   NR  University of Prishtina Kosovo
=531  1501+   601–800  Riga Stradiņš University Latvia
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Rijeka Croatia
=531  1501+   1501+  Rzeszów University of Technology Poland
=531  1501+   NR  University of Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
=531  1501+   1501+  SGH Warsaw School of Economics Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Silesia in Katowice Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Slovakia
=531  1501+   1201–1500  Sofia University Bulgaria
=531  1501+   NR  Saints Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje North Macedonia
=531  1501+   NR  Széchenyi István University Hungary
=531  1501+   1501+  Technical University of Liberec Czech Republic
=531  1501+   1501+  Technical University of Sofia Bulgaria
=531  1501+   NR  Uzhhorod National University Ukraine
=531  1501+   NR  Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo Portugal
=531  1501+   1501+  V.I. Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (Vernadsky CFU) Ukraine
=531  1501+   1501+  University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Poland
=531  1501+   1501+  University of West Attica Greece

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Editors note: As part of our THE statement on Ukraine published on 2 March 2022, Russian universities have been given less prominence in our rankings. Russian and Belarusian universities that met the criteria for this ranking are not displayed in the table above.

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