Top 200 Universities in Europe

2021 European University Ranking New


What are the most popular Universities in Europe? uniRank tries to answer this question by publishing the 2021 European University Ranking of the top 200 recognized higher-education institutions in Europe meeting the following uniRank selection criteria:

  • being chartered, licensed and/or accredited by the appropriate higher education-related organization in each country
  • offering at least four-year undergraduate degrees (bachelor degrees) or postgraduate degrees (master or doctoral degrees)
  • delivering courses predominantly in a traditional, face-to-face, non-distance education format
Our aim is to provide a non-academic League Table of the top Universities in Europe based on valid, unbiased and non-influenceable web metrics provided by independent web intelligence sources rather than data submitted by the Universities themselves.

2021 Top 200 Universities in Europe

Rank University Country
1 University of Oxford United Kingdom gb
2 University of Cambridge United Kingdom gb
3 University College London United Kingdom gb
4 The University of Edinburgh United Kingdom gb
5 Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich Switzerland ch
6 University of Glasgow United Kingdom gb
7 Freie Universität Berlin Germany de
8 Universität Wien Austria at
9 The University of Manchester United Kingdom gb
10 The London School of Economics and Political Science United Kingdom gb
11 Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen Germany de
12 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Belgium be
13 Imperial College London United Kingdom gb
14 Universidad de Barcelona Spain es
15 Universidad Complutense de Madrid Spain es
16 Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz Germany de
17 Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands nl
18 Moscow State University Russia ru
19 Technische Universität München Germany de
20 Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Germany de
21 Universitetet i Oslo Norway no
22 The University of Warwick United Kingdom gb
23 Helsingin yliopisto Finland fi
24 Københavns Universitet Denmark dk
25 National Research University Higher School of Economics Russia ru
26 University of Leeds United Kingdom gb
27 University of Southampton United Kingdom gb
28 Universiteit van Amsterdam Netherlands nl
29 University of St Andrews United Kingdom gb
30 Università degli Studi di Bologna Italy it
31 Kungliga Tekniska högskolan Sweden se
32 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Germany de
33 University of Birmingham United Kingdom gb
34 King's College London United Kingdom gb
35 Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg Germany de
36 École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Switzerland ch
37 Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin Ireland ie
38 Newcastle University United Kingdom gb
39 University of Liverpool United Kingdom gb
40 Université de Lille France fr
41 The University of York United Kingdom gb
42 Technische Universiteit Delft Netherlands nl
43 Universität Hamburg Germany de
44 Technische Universität Dresden Germany de
45 Université de Genève Switzerland ch
46 The University of Nottingham United Kingdom gb
47 Universidad de Valencia Spain es
48 University of Exeter United Kingdom gb
49 University of Bristol United Kingdom gb
50 Universidad de Alicante Spain es
51 The University of Sheffield United Kingdom gb
52 Norges teknisk-naturvitenskaplige universitet Norway no
53 Univerzita Karlova Czech Republic cz
54 Universidad de Granada Spain es
55 Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Germany de
56 Technische Universität Wien Austria at
57 Universität Zürich Switzerland ch
58 Lunds Universitet Sweden se
59 Université de Strasbourg France fr
60 Lancaster University United Kingdom gb
61 Aarhus Universitet Denmark dk
62 Queen Mary University of London United Kingdom gb
63 Rijksuniversiteit Groningen Netherlands nl
64 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg Germany de
65 Technische Universität Berlin Germany de
66 Wageningen Universiteit Netherlands nl
67 Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona Spain es
68 Universität Bern Switzerland ch
69 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Germany de
70 Uppsala Universitet Sweden se
71 Universitetet i Bergen Norway no
72 Durham University United Kingdom gb
73 Leibniz Universität Hannover Germany de
74 Université de Paris France fr
75 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster Germany de
76 Universiteit Leiden Netherlands nl
77 Uniwersytet Warszawski Poland pl
78 Cardiff University United Kingdom gb
79 Karlsruher Institut für Technologie Germany de
80 Universität zu Köln Germany de
81 Aalto-yliopisto Finland fi
82 University of Bath United Kingdom gb
83 Politecnico di Milano Italy it
84 Linköpings Universitet Sweden se
85 Universiteit Gent Belgium be
86 Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Germany de
87 Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain es
88 University of East Anglia United Kingdom gb
89 Universität Leipzig Germany de
90 Universiteit Twente Netherlands nl
91 University of Reading United Kingdom gb
92 Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen Germany de
93 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Germany de
94 Université de Lorraine France fr
95 University of Sussex United Kingdom gb
96 Universidad Politécnica de València Spain es
97 Università degli Studi di Padova Italy it
98 Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña Spain es
99 Universidad del País Vasco Spain es
100 Université Catholique de Louvain Belgium be
101 Université de Liège Belgium be
102 Universidad de Sevilla Spain es
103 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Germany de
104 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Netherlands nl
105 University of Aberdeen United Kingdom gb
106 Heriot-Watt University United Kingdom gb
107 Tampereen yliopisto Finland fi
108 St. Petersburg State University Russia ru
109 Masarykova univerzita Czech Republic cz
110 Queen's University Belfast United Kingdom gb
111 University of Leicester United Kingdom gb
112 Sapienza Università di Roma Italy it
113 Universidade do Porto Portugal pt
114 Universidade de Lisboa Portugal pt
115 Göteborgs universitet Sweden se
116 University of Surrey United Kingdom gb
117 National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Greece gr
118 Philipps-Universität Marburg Germany de
119 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid Spain es
120 Universität Bremen Germany de
121 Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Germany de
122 Université de Lausanne Switzerland ch
123 Universidad de Salamanca Spain es
124 Stockholms universitet Sweden se
125 Università degli Studi di Milano Italy it
126 University of Strathclyde United Kingdom gb
127 University of Dundee United Kingdom gb
128 Universität Innsbruck Austria at
129 Universität Stuttgart Germany de
130 Universidad de Murcia Spain es
131 Universität Basel Switzerland ch
132 Universidad Pompeu Fabra Spain es
133 University College Dublin Ireland ie
134 Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Netherlands nl
135 Università degli Studi di Torino Italy it
136 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Russia ru
137 Danmarks Tekniske Universitet Denmark dk
138 University of Essex United Kingdom gb
139 Loughborough University United Kingdom gb
140 Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Germany de
141 City, University of London United Kingdom gb
142 Chalmers tekniska högskola Sweden se
143 Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg Germany de
144 Universidade de Coimbra Portugal pt
145 University of Kent United Kingdom gb
146 Umeå universitet Sweden se
147 Uniwersytet Jagiellonski Poland pl
148 University College Cork Ireland ie
149 Swansea University United Kingdom gb
150 École Normale Supérieure France fr
151 Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 France fr
152 Université Grenoble Alpes France fr
153 Università degli Studi di Pisa Italy it
154 Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece gr
155 Technische Universität Darmstadt Germany de
156 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain es
157 Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Germany de
158 Universität Bielefeld Germany de
159 Sorbonne Université France fr
160 Università degli Studi di Genova Italy it
161 Université Paris-Saclay France fr
162 De Montfort University United Kingdom gb
163 University of the Arts London United Kingdom gb
164 Aberystwyth University United Kingdom gb
165 Universidad de Málaga Spain es
166 University of the West of England United Kingdom gb
167 Kazan Federal University Russia ru
168 Technische Universität Kaiserslautern Germany de
169 Université de Caen Normandie France fr
170 Radboud Universiteit Netherlands nl
171 CentraleSupélec France fr
172 Univerza v Ljubljani Slovenia si
173 Jyväskylän yliopisto Finland fi
174 Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena Germany de
175 Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne France fr
176 Karolinska Institutet Sweden se
177 Université Clermont Auvergne France fr
178 Universidad de Navarra Spain es
179 Universität des Saarlandes Germany de
180 Ceské vysoké ucení technické v Praze Czech Republic cz
181 Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Hungary hu
182 Universidad de La Rioja Spain es
183 Universität Kassel Germany de
184 Universität Potsdam Germany de
185 Universidad de Zaragoza Spain es
186 Universität Osnabrück Germany de
187 Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II Italy it
188 University of Portsmouth United Kingdom gb
189 Middlesex University United Kingdom gb
190 Syddansk Universitet Denmark dk
191 Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia Italy it
192 Bangor University United Kingdom gb
193 Universität Regensburg Germany de
194 Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany de
195 Sveucilište u Zagrebu Croatia hr
196 Université Paris 8 Vincennes-Saint-Denis France fr
197 Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany de
198 Technische Universität Chemnitz Germany de
199 Universiteit Antwerpen Belgium be
200 Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Germany de

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