European Universities in 2010-2011 Rankings

According to the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2010-2011, 26 European universities are ranked in the top 100 globally, with University of Cambridge and University of Oxford tied for 1st in Europe and 6th in the world.

Imperial College London is ranked 3rd in the region and 9th internationally. It is the only other non-US institution placed in the top ten. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich is the only other European University ranked in the world top 20 (tied for 15th with University of Michigan).

France has four leading institutions ranked in the European Top 50. Ecole Polytechnic is the highest ranked institution in the country (6th in the region and 39th in the world), followed by Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (8th regionally), ENS De Lyon (28th regionally), and Pierre and Marie Curie University (47th regionally).

The Top 10 Universities in Europe are:
1 University of Cambridge
1 University of Oxford
3 Imperial College London
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
5 University College London
6 Ecole Polytechnic France
7 University of Edinburgh
8 Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
9 University of Göttingen
9 Karolinska Institute
Source: Times Higher Education

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