Best Universities in Europe 2017

The Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking 2016-2017 ranks universities around the world, taking into account teaching, research, and citations of every university.

A UK university tops not only the European ranking, but also the global list for the first time.

Here are the top 10 universities in Europe:

1. University of Oxford, United Kingdom 

The oldest university in the English-speaking world tops the list for the first time. It has numerous strength but cites particular prowess in the sciences. Students number around 22,000 in total, with the university comprising 44 colleges and halls,

The university offers a number of joint honours programmes that combine two subjects at undergraduate level. In total, there are 250 different undergraduate degree combinations.

There are more than 100 libraries in Oxford, the most famous of which is the Bodleian, built in 1602. The small town also boasts a number of museums, including the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, which houses the remains of a dodo, and the Museum of the History of Science, which displays a blackboard used by Albert Einstein.

More than 30 world leaders, 26 British prime ministers, 26 Nobel prizewinners and more than 120 Olympic medallists were educated at Oxford. Stephen Hawking, Hugh Grant and Indira Gandhi are among the most famous alumni.