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LMU and TUM among Top 20 European Universities

By  Friday, 11.3.2016, 19:12    News

Two Munich based universities rank amongst the top twenty in Europe according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings data, which reveals the top 200 universities and was published yesterday, March 10,2016. The Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) is ranked at 10, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is ranked as the 16th best in Europe. Other German universities that made it to the top 20 of the ranking are Heidelberg University at 13 and the Humboldt University of Berlin (15).

The universities of Oxford and Cambridge and Imperial College London achieved the highest scores of all higher education institutions in the continent, based on the data and methodology used to compile the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016. The rest of the top five is filled by Switzerland’s ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the UK’s University College London (UCL).


Top 20 European Universities

Rank      Institution          Country

1             University of Oxford      UK

2             University of Cambridge              UK

3             Imperial College London              UK

4             ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich           Switzerland

5             University College London (UCL)             UK

6             London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)                UK

7             University of Edinburgh               UK

8             King’s College London   UK

9             Karolinska Institute        Sweden

10           LMU Munich     Germany

11           École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)         Switzerland

12           KU Leuven         Belgium

13           Heidelberg University   Germany

14           Wageningen University and Research Center   Netherlands

15           Humboldt University of Berlin   Germany

16           Technical University of Munich                Germany

17           École Normale Supérieure          France

18           University of Manchester           UK

19           University of Amsterdam            Netherlands

20           Utrecht University          Netherlands

Universities were measured on their teaching environment, research environment, citations (research influence), industry income and international outlook. Germany is the second most-represented nation in the list of the top universities in Europe, with 36 institutions, almost a third of which (11) are in the top 50. The east and south of Europe generally score poorly in the ranking.

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