Europe leads top international universities ranking 2015
Updated on Jan 29, 2015 - 12:11 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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Universities from Europe lead the pack at the world’s top international universities 2015. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) of Switzerland tops the 2015 ranking, which has been brought out by major ranking platform Times Higher Education (THE).

Interestingly, universities from Switzerland occupy the first three positions among the top ten international universities. While Australia and Singapore are the only countries outside Europe to be featured in the top ten, US is represented by only two universities i.e., MIT and Rice University among the top 100  international universities ranking 2015. UK is the most represented country in the ranking.


The top international universities ranking 2015 has been compiled by THE on the basis of the “international outlook” indicator - part of the world ranking methodology, which takes into account 13 performance indicators to rank the top universities of the World. The “international outlook” indicator has three basic elements in it, namely, the proportion of international students, the proportion of international staff and the proportion of research published with an international co-author.


The ranking, however, takes into account the proportion of international students against the total number of students in the university. For example, of the 10,000 students studying at EPFL, 50 per cent are from Switzerland with the other half coming from overseas.


The table below shows the Top international universities ranking 2015

UniversityCountry2015 RankingInternational Outlook
École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland198.8
University of GenevaSwitzerland296.8
ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZürichSwitzerland396.6
National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore494.9
École PolytechniqueFrance594.5
Royal Holloway, University of LondonUK694.4
University of InnsbruckAustria793.4
Imperial College LondonUK892.7
Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore992.5
Curtin UniversityAustralia1091.3
Australian National UniversityAustralia1091.3
Universität BaselSwitzerland1291.2
University of ViennaAustria1391
University of OxfordUK1490.7
University College London (UCL)UK1590.6
University of St Andrews    UK1690.5
Maastricht University   Netherlands1789.7
Macquarie University   Australia1889.2
Brunel University London      UK1988.8
Queen’s University Belfast       UK2088.6
Queen Mary University of London  UK2088.6
University of CanterburyUK2288.2
University of Cambridge         UK2387.8
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)      UK2487.4
University of AucklandNew Zealand25     87.3
University of Western Australia    Australia2587.3
King’s College LondonUK2787.0
Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia28     86.9
University of Technology, Sydney     Australia28     86.9
University of Zürich     Germany28     86.9
University of Essex      UK31     86.7
University of Warwick UK3285.7
Murdoch University     Australia3385.3
Université de Lausanne Switzerland3485.1
University of British Columbia   Canada3584.8
Lancaster University     UK3684.7
University of Fribourg  Germany3784.4
Birkbeck, University of London      UK3784.4
University of Edinburgh         UK3984.3
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US3984.3
Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand4184.2
University of Aberdeen UK42     84.1
KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden43     84.0
University of Leicester  UK44     83.9
Trinity College Dublin  UK44     83.9
University of Sussex     UK46     83.6
University of Sydney    Australia4683.6
University of New South Wales         UK4883.5
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland       UK4982.6
University of Southampton      UK50     82.4
University of ManchesterUK51     82.0
École Normale Supérieure, Paris France52     81.9
The University of Hong KongHong Kong5281.9
University of Otago      New Zealand54     81.5
University of Melbourne         Australia5581.3
University of South Australia    Australia5680.8
University of BernGermany5780.7
University of Wollongong         Australia5880.4
Durham University       UK58     80.4
University of Queensland Australia   Australia5880.4
University of Waikato  New Zealand6180.3
University of Exeter     UK62     79.8
Aston University UK63     79.7
Technical University of Denmark    Denmark63     79.7
Monash University       Australia65     79.6
University of LiverpoolUK66     79.5
University College Dublin       UK67     79.4
Université Libre de Bruxelles   Belgium67     79.4
University of Adelaide  Australia69     79.3
McGill Universit Canada7079.0
University of Glasgow  UK7178.8
Wageningen University and Research Center     Netherlands72     78.7
Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands73     77.9
Hong Kong University of Science and TechnologyHong Kong74     77.8
University of Cape TownSouth Africa75     76.7
University of Montreal Canada75     76.7
University of Bristol     UK77     76.6
University of East Anglia        UK78     76.5
University of Bath        UK79     76.1
Vienna University of TechnologyAustria80     75.9
University of Birmingham        UK81     75.8
University of Reading   UK8275.0
University of York       UK82     75.0
University of Hertfordshire       UK84     74.9
University of Sheffield  UK8574.8
Newcastle University    UK86     73.8
University of Alberta    Canada87     73.4
University of PortsmouthUK88     73.3
University of Macau     Macau88     73.3
Bangor University        UK90     73.1
Medical University of Vienna       Austria90     73.1
Deakin University         Australia92     71.8
University of Copenhagen        Denmark92     71.8
National University of Ireland, Galway   Ireland94     71.7
Dalhousie University    Canada95     71.6
City University of Hong KongHong Kong96     71.3
University of Toronto   Canada97     71.2
University College Cork         UK98     70.8
Rice University   US98     70.8
The University of Newcastle  UK100   70.6
University of NottinghamUK100   70.6


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