Best European Universities by Times Higher Education 2019-2020

This statistic provides a ranking of the top European Universities as judged by Times Higher Education in 2019-2020. The highest ranked European University in 2019-2020 according to Times Higher Education was the University of Oxford with a score of 95.4.

Top European Universities as ranked by Times Higher Education 2019-2020

Times Higher Education score
University of Oxford (UK) 95.4
University of Cambridge (UK) 94.4
Imperial College London (UK) 89.8
ETH Zürich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (CH) 88.3
University College London (UK) 87.1
London School of Economics and Political Science (UK) 81.3
University of Edinburgh (UK) 79.4
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (GE)77.8
King's College London (UK) 75.7
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH) 75.4
Karolinska Institute (SE) 74.7
Technical University of Munich (GE)74.1
Heidelberg University (GE)73.5
Paris Sciences et Lettres – PSL Research University73.2
KU Leuven (BE) 73.2
University of Manchester (UK) 69.7
Wageningen University and Research Center (NE)69.4
University of Amsterdam (NE)68.1
Delft University of Technology (NE) 66.7
Leiden University (NE)66.7
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Release date

September 2019



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Supplementary notes

The number one ranked University in the world (not seen in this list) has a score of 100 and the scores of all other institutions around the world are expressed as a percentage of the top rating university's score. In this list only European Universities are depicted.
To calculate the rankings the following criteria were considered.
Teaching (30%) - the learning environment
Research (30%) – volume income and reputation
Citations (30%) – research influence
Industry income (2.5%) – innovation
International Outlook (7.5%) staff, students and research.

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