Best Universities for Biology in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Biology. A graph of 130M citations received by 2.82M academic papers made by 958 universities in Europe was used to calculate publications' ratings, which then were adjusted for release dates and added to final scores.

We don't distinguish undergraduate and graduate programs nor do we adjust for current majors offered. You can find information about granted degrees on a university page but always double-check with an official site as it's constantly changing data.

  1. For Biology

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  2. For Biology

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  3. For Biology

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  4. For Biology

    Karolinska Institute logo
    Enrollment
    6,000
    Founded
    1861
  5. For Biology

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  6. For Biology

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  7. For Biology

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  8. For Biology

    University of Copenhagen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    37%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1479
  9. For Biology

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  10. For Biology

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  11. For Biology

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  12. For Biology

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  13. For Biology

    University of Helsinki logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    31,312
    Founded
    1640
  14. For Biology

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  15. For Biology

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  16. For Biology

    Heidelberg University - Germany logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    28,413
    Founded
    1386
  17. For Biology

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  18. For Biology

    Uppsala University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1477
  19. For Biology

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  20. For Biology

    University of Bristol logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    23,590
    Founded
    1909
  21. For Biology

    University of Tubingen logo
    Enrollment
    28,515
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1477
  22. For Biology

    Wageningen University logo
    Enrollment
    11,278
    Founded
    1918
  23. For Biology

    University of Nottingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    11%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1948
  24. For Biology

    University of Birmingham logo
    Acceptance Rate
    74%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1900
  25. For Biology

    Technical University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    8%
    Enrollment
    42,705
    Male:Female
    63:37
    Founded
    1868
  26. For Biology

    University of Glasgow logo
    Acceptance Rate
    70%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1451
  27. For Biology

    Erasmus University Rotterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1913
  28. For Biology

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  29. For Biology

    University of Gottingen logo
    Enrollment
    31,619
    Founded
    1734
  30. For Biology

    University of Freiburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    33%
    Enrollment
    24,391
    Founded
    1457
  31. For Biology

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  32. For Biology

    University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    170,000
    Founded
    1836
  33. For Biology

    University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    63,617
  34. For Biology

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  35. For Biology

    University of Padua logo
    Enrollment
    59,279
    Founded
    1222
  36. For Biology

    University of Wurzburg logo
    Enrollment
    28,878
    Male:Female
    41:59
    Founded
    1402
  37. For Biology

    University of Dundee logo
    Acceptance Rate
    38%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1967
  38. For Biology

    Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences logo
    Enrollment
    4,547
    Founded
    1977
  39. For Biology

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  40. For Biology

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  41. For Biology

    University of Bonn logo
    Enrollment
    38,043
    Founded
    1818
  42. For Biology

    Leiden University logo
    Enrollment
    27,713
    Founded
    1575
  43. For Biology

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  44. For Biology

    University of Oslo logo
    Acceptance Rate
    5%
    Enrollment
    27,505
    Founded
    1811
  45. For Biology

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  46. For Biology

    Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main logo
    Enrollment
    46,429
    Founded
    1914
  47. For Biology

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  48. For Biology

    University of Liege logo
    Enrollment
    17,000
    Founded
    1817
  49. For Biology

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  50. For Biology

    Radboud University logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1923
  51. For Biology

    University of Leeds logo
    Acceptance Rate
    76%
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1904
  52. For Biology

    University of Basel logo
    Enrollment
    12,811
  53. For Biology

    University of Geneva logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    17,744
  54. For Biology

    Heinrich Heine University of Dusseldorf logo
    Enrollment
    33,715
    Male:Female
    42:58
    Founded
    1965
  55. For Biology

    Cardiff University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    73%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1997
  56. For Biology

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  57. For Biology

    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz logo
    Enrollment
    33,132
    Founded
    1946
  58. For Biology

    University of Turin logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1404
  59. For Biology

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  60. For Biology

    University of Florence logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1321
  61. For Biology

    Free University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    33,000
    Founded
    1948
  62. For Biology

    University of Cologne logo
    Enrollment
    49,382
    Founded
    1388
  63. For Biology

    Charite - Medical University of Berlin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    8,077
    Founded
    1710
  64. For Biology

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  65. For Biology

    University of Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    15,868
  66. For Biology

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  67. For Biology

    Technical University of Denmark logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1829
  68. For Biology

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  69. For Biology

    Umea University logo
    Enrollment
    34,237
    Founded
    1965
  70. For Biology

    University of Gothenburg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    12%
    Enrollment
    49,150
    Founded
    1891
  71. For Biology

    Kiel University logo
    Enrollment
    25,277
    Founded
    1665
  72. For Biology

    University of Aberdeen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    78%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1495
  73. For Biology

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  74. For Biology

    University of Munster logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    44,692
    Founded
    1780
  75. For Biology

    University of Leicester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    72%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1957
  76. For Biology

    Autonomous University of Barcelona logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    26,467
  77. For Biology

    University of Giessen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    9%
    Enrollment
    27,727
    Founded
    1607
  78. For Biology

    University of Marburg logo
    Enrollment
    24,758
    Founded
    1527
  79. For Biology

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  80. For Biology

    Ruhr University Bochum logo
    Enrollment
    42,425
    Founded
    1962
  81. For Biology

    Stockholm University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    24%
    Enrollment
    33,147
    Founded
    1878
  82. For Biology

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  83. For Biology

    University of Southampton logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    21,335
    Founded
    1952
  84. For Biology

    Catholic University of Louvain logo
    Enrollment
    28,632
    Founded
    1425
  85. For Biology

    Humboldt University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    35,587
    Founded
    1809
  86. For Biology

    Queen Mary University of London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    44%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1989
  87. For Biology

    University of Reading logo
    Acceptance Rate
    58%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1892
  88. For Biology

    Federico II University of Naples logo
    Enrollment
    78,324
    Founded
    1224
  89. For Biology

    Free University of Brussels logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    24,000
    Founded
    1834
  90. For Biology

    Pierre and Marie Curie University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    35,037
    Founded
    1150
  91. For Biology

    University of Montpellier logo
    Enrollment
    49,000
    Founded
    1289
  92. For Biology

    University of Warwick logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    27,000
    Founded
    1965
  93. For Biology

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  94. For Biology

    University of Regensburg logo
    Enrollment
    21,558
    Founded
    1962
  95. For Biology

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  96. For Biology

    University of Bergen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    29%
    Enrollment
    16,900
    Founded
    1946
  97. For Biology

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  98. For Biology

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  99. For Biology

    University of Bari logo
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1924