Top Universities in France

Following is the ranking of world top leading universities in France according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2010-2011:

French universities in global top 200 list:
Rank, Institution, (World Rank)
1 Ecole Polytechnique (39)
2 Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (42)
3 ENS de Lyon (100)
4 Pierre and Marie Curie University (140)

According to the QS World University Rankings 2010, ENS Paris is ranked 1st in France and 33rd in the world. It is also ranked highly for the following subjects:
- Natural Sciences (12th)
- Arts & Humanities (41st)
- Life Sciences (61st)
- Engineering & IT (78th)
- Social Sciences (96th)

According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2010, a total of 22 French institutions ranked in the global top 500, with Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6 rated 1st nationally and 39th globally.

THES 2006 Subject League Tables:

- Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris lV) is rated 16th in the world for Humanities.

- Ecole Normal Superieure is rated 17th for Natural Sciences.

- Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris lV) is 52nd for Social Sciences.

- Universite Louis Pasteur – Strasbourg 1 is ranked 45th for Life Sciences & Bio Medicine.

- Ecole Polytechnique is ranked 26th for Engineering & IT.

Source: THES 2006

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