While a total of 381 universities appear in the QS World University rankings for 2020, a look at the top ten universities in Europe for 2020 reveals that eight of them in the UK. Here are more details.
1. University of Oxford, UK
The University of Oxford claims the number one spot in the UK this year, improving its proportion of international faculty and the number of citations being produced by those faculty members. Oxford University has four academic divisions: Humanities, Mathematical, Physical, and Life Sciences; Health, and Social Sciences. The specific strength of the university is the sciences, and it is ranked number one for medicine in the world.
2. ETH Zurich, Switzerland
ETH Zurich is one of the leading science and technology universities in the world and is known for its cutting-edge research and innovation. It was founded as the Federal Polytechnic School of Switzerland in 1855.
The university has 16 departments offering courses from engineering and architecture to chemistry and physics.
3. University of Cambridge, UK
The 800-year history of the University of Cambridge, established in 1209, makes it the world’s fourth-oldest university and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Compared to the top university in the list, the University of Oxford, Cambridge has a more globally diverse community – it has now been three years since it could claim to be the best university in the UK.
4. University College of London (UCL), UK
UCL is one of Britain’s largest and most diverse top universities, with a student population of 38,900, with about 40 percent coming from outside the UK.
UCL has 18,000 students from outside the UK, with over 150 countries represented, providing a truly global perspective.
5. Imperial College London, UK
The Imperial College at London outscores the University College of London in four of the six ranking parameters employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, percentage of international faculty, and percentage of international students.
The imperial college provides a research-led curriculum that introduces you to real-world problems with no simple solutions, teaching that opens up questions and opportunities to collaborate through multi-cultural, global teams
6. Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
The École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is a research institute and university specializing in natural sciences and engineering, based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
EPFL is one of the few universities to operate a nuclear reactor, a fusion reactor, a Gene / Q supercomputer as part of its research and teaching activities, and has bio-hazard facilities for P3s.
7. University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is the only Scottish university to feature in that top 10. Although Scottish students may study at the University of Edinburgh for free, students from other parts of the UK (i.e., England) are expected to pay fees.
8.University of Manchester,UK
Among the top universities, the University of Manchester has the largest student community with around 41,000 students, of whom nearly 11,000 are from outside the EU.
9. King’s College London (KCL), UK
It is particularly well-known for its medical education and research and is home to Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, the oldest nursing school still in existence (established in 1860).
King’s has a highly distinguished reputation in the arts, law, sciences (including a wide variety of fields of health such as psychology, pharmacy, nursing, and dentistry) and social sciences like international relations. This has been influential in many of the inventions that have shaped modern life.
10 London School of economics and political science (LSE), UK
All the programs of LSE are conducted from the viewpoint of social sciences, giving the institution a specific approach to otherwise common fields.
The School offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and more than 140 teaching and postgraduate research programs. The academic profile of LSE covers a broad variety of disciplines of the social sciences, from accounting to law, management to social policy.