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What are the best universities in Europe ?

 Learn about the best universities in Europe according to the Times World University Rankings 2021.

Universities in Europe are famous for their distinguished educational environment, superior international competitiveness, distinguished research projects, as well as their huge scientific citation rate, close relations with the labor market in all disciplines and industries, and their international appearance.

The Times World University Rankings for witnessed the dominance of European universities by 40%, as the ranking list of more than 1,500 universities from all over the world contained more than 500 universities from the continent of Europe alone.

Which European country has the best universities?

European universities are spread in the Times World University Rankings for the year 2021, even representing more than 30 European countries. But in particular, the United Kingdom has the lion's share of this ranking with about 100 universities . Then Spain follows as the second most representative European country in the ranking, with 50 universities and higher education institutes. However, the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich comes to place Switzerland in the first five positions of the 2021 classification.

Other prestigious European universities in this category are Sweden, the Netherlands, France and Germany. While Italy hosts 49 universities, institutions and institutes in the Times rankings for the year 2021, the highest-ranked Italian university is neither among the top 50 European universities nor among the top 100 universities in the world.

What is the best university in Europe?

The University of Oxford is the best university in Europe and the world, ranking first in the Times World University Rankings for the fifth consecutive year. Oxford was founded during the 13th century AD, making it the oldest English university . Since then, Oxford has become one of the most prestigious universities in the entire world. Oxford is famous for hosting the largest chain of academic and scientific libraries in England with more than 11 million volumes. Its campus is also home to a number of museums and galleries, including the Ashmolean Museum, which is the oldest museum in the United Kingdom.

Top 10 universities in Europe in the Times ranking 2021

The following table shows the 10 best universities in Europe, according to the Times World University Rankings 2021, which came as follows:

universityRanked in the Times World Ranking 2021Country
Oxford university1United kingdom
Cambridge University6United kingdom
Imperial College London11United kingdom
Federal Institute of Technology Zurich14Switzerland
University College London16United kingdom
London School of Economics and Political Science27United kingdom
University of Edinburgh30United kingdom
Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich32Germany
King's College London35United kingdom
Karolinska Institutet36Sweden

Source: Times World University Rankings 2021

How do you choose the most suitable university for you in Europe?

Your decision to choose the most suitable university for you in Europe to obtain a prestigious academic degree should be a wise and informed decision, so you have to take some factors and considerations into account, including the following: