Times Higher Education's 10 Best European Universities

Daniel Campos

The brand new Times Higher Education university reputation rankings have just been released. They include the top 100 universities in the world, and we’ve highlighted the 10 best European universities.

1. University of Cambridge

Best European Universities: University of Cambridge

Standing at the pinnacle of the world’s universities, the University of Cambridge is the most prestigious university in Europe — and its rich history reflects that.

2. University of Oxford

Best European Universities: University of Oxford

The oldest university in the English-speaking world and proud of it, the University of Oxford is close behind its biggest rival.

3. University College London

Best European Universities: University College London

One of the best universities in the world, UCL is a beacon for several subjects: from Medicine to Languages.

4. Imperial College London

Best European Universities: Imperial College London

Imperial College has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, attracting students from all around the world.

5. London School of Economics and Political Science

Best European Universities: London School of Economics and Political Science

LSE, as it is most commonly known, is one of the world’s best specialist universities, especially in the fields of Economics and Politics.

6. ETH Zurich

Best European Universities: ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is often considered the best university in continental Europe and is a leading institution in the Swiss world of research and education. 

7. Lomonosov Moscow State University

Best European Universities: Lomonosov Moscow State University

The imposing Moscow State University claims to have the tallest educational building in the world. We can’t really argue with them!

8. University of Edinburgh

Best European Universities: University of Edinburgh

It’s difficult to separate downtown Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. Most of the historic old town consists of the university’s buildings. Amazing!

9. Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University Paris

PSLPSL Research University is actually a collegiate university formed by 22 institutions of research and higher education in the Paris area, such as École Normale Supérieure and Collége de France, and three national research organisations.

10. King’s College London

Best European Universities: King's College London

King’s College is the largest centre for postgraduate teaching and research in the field of Medicine in Europe.

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