Best Universities for Software Engineering in Europe

Below is the list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Software Engineering. A graph of 1.18M citations received by 51.9K academic papers made by 391 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 Software Engineering

    Eindhoven University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    7,500
    Founded
    1956
  2. For Software Engineering

    University of York logo
    Acceptance Rate
    79%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1963
  3. For Software Engineering

    Imperial College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    15%
    Enrollment
    17,565
    Founded
    1907
  4. For Software Engineering

    Vienna University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    29,341
    Founded
    1872
  5. For Software Engineering

    Polytechnic University of Milan logo
    Enrollment
    43,965
    Male:Female
    66:34
    Founded
    1863
  6. For Software Engineering

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

    University of Twente logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1961
  8. For Software Engineering

    Delft University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    24,703
    Founded
    1842
  9. For Software Engineering

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    25,892
    Founded
    2009
  10. For Software Engineering

    University of Stuttgart logo
    Acceptance Rate
    71%
    Enrollment
    26,457
    Founded
    1829
  11. For Software Engineering

    University of Manchester logo
    Acceptance Rate
    59%
    Enrollment
    42,500
    Founded
    1824
  12. For Software Engineering

    RWTH Aachen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    10%
    Enrollment
    44,517
    Founded
    1870
  13. For Software Engineering

    Utrecht University logo
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1636
  14. For Software Engineering

    Lancaster University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    64%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1964
  15. For Software Engineering

    University of Cambridge logo
    Acceptance Rate
    21%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1209
  16. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Madrid logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1971
  17. For Software Engineering

    University College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    63%
    Enrollment
    42,000
    Founded
    1826
  18. For Software Engineering

    Lund University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    40,000
    Founded
    1666
  19. For Software Engineering

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    27%
    Enrollment
    19,233
  20. For Software Engineering

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

    University of Amsterdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    4%
    Enrollment
    31,123
    Founded
    1632
  22. For Software Engineering

    Catholic University of Leuven logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1425
  23. For Software Engineering

    Norwegian University of Science and Technology logo
    Enrollment
    42,031
    Founded
    1996
  24. For Software Engineering

    Blekinge Institute of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    5,400
    Founded
    1989
  25. For Software Engineering

    Free University Amsterdam logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1880
  26. For Software Engineering

    Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne logo
    Enrollment
    11,449
  27. For Software Engineering

    University of Edinburgh logo
    Acceptance Rate
    51%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1583
  28. For Software Engineering

    University of Paderborn logo
    Acceptance Rate
    50%
    Enrollment
    20,316
    Founded
    1972
  29. For Software Engineering

    Catholic University of Louvain logo
    Enrollment
    28,632
    Founded
    1425
  30. For Software Engineering

    Durham University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    41%
    Enrollment
    17,707
    Founded
    1832
  31. For Software Engineering

    Johannes Kepler University Linz logo
    Enrollment
    20,544
    Founded
    1966
  32. For Software Engineering

    Darmstadt University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    25,840
    Founded
    1877
  33. For Software Engineering

    University of Castilla La Mancha logo
    Acceptance Rate
    75%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1982
  34. For Software Engineering

    Free University of Brussels - VUB logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    11,101
    Founded
    1970
  35. For Software Engineering

    University of Oxford logo
    Acceptance Rate
    18%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1096
  36. For Software Engineering

    University of Groningen logo
    Enrollment
    32,700
    Founded
    1614
  37. For Software Engineering

    Newcastle University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    87%
    Enrollment
    27,500
    Founded
    1963
  38. For Software Engineering

    University of Bologna logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    79,999
    Founded
    1088
  39. For Software Engineering

    University of Vienna logo
    Enrollment
    93,628
    Founded
    1365
  40. For Software Engineering

    City, University of London logo
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1966
  41. For Software Engineering

    University of Zurich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    19%
    Enrollment
    25,732
  42. For Software Engineering

    University of Sheffield logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1905
  43. For Software Engineering

    Polytechnic University of Valencia logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    30,317
    Founded
    1968
  44. For Software Engineering

    University of Limerick logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1972
  45. For Software Engineering

    Chalmers University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    85%
    Enrollment
    10,300
    Founded
    1829
  46. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Kaiserslautern logo
    Enrollment
    14,493
    Male:Female
    60:40
    Founded
    1970
  47. For Software Engineering

    University of Ulm logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    10,747
    Founded
    1967
  48. For Software Engineering

    Complutense University of Madrid logo
    Acceptance Rate
    77%
    Enrollment
    71,806
    Founded
    1508
  49. For Software Engineering

    University of Bern logo
    Enrollment
    18,576
  50. For Software Engineering

    University of Italian-speaking Switzerland logo
    Enrollment
    3,017
  51. For Software Engineering

    Keele University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1962
  52. For Software Engineering

    University of Seville logo
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1505
  53. For Software Engineering

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1827
  54. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Catalonia logo
    Enrollment
    27,966
  55. For Software Engineering

    University of Kent logo
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1965
  56. For Software Engineering

    Technical University of Berlin logo
    Enrollment
    33,577
    Founded
    1946
  57. For Software Engineering

    Dresden University of Technology logo
    Enrollment
    36,962
    Founded
    1828
  58. For Software Engineering

    Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg logo
    Enrollment
    14,427
    Founded
    1993
  59. For Software Engineering

    University of Duisburg - Essen logo
    Enrollment
    43,281
    Founded
    2003
  60. For Software Engineering

    University of Trento logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1962
  61. For Software Engineering

    Normal Superior School logo
    Enrollment
    2,400
    Founded
    1794
  62. For Software Engineering

    University of Munich logo
    Acceptance Rate
    55%
    Enrollment
    50,918
    Founded
    1472
  63. For Software Engineering

    Malardalen University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,000
    Founded
    1977
  64. For Software Engineering

    University of Sannio logo
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1998
  65. For Software Engineering

    Linkoping University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    32,000
    Founded
    1975
  66. For Software Engineering

    Polytechnic University of Turin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    100%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1859
  67. For Software Engineering

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

    University of Hamburg logo
    Enrollment
    42,023
    Founded
    1919
  69. For Software Engineering

    University of Malaga logo
    Enrollment
    36,054
    Founded
    1972
  70. For Software Engineering

    Loughborough University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    68%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1966
  71. For Software Engineering

    Saarland University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    35%
    Enrollment
    16,837
    Founded
    1948
  72. For Software Engineering

    Aarhus University logo
    Enrollment
    37,500
    Founded
    1928
  73. For Software Engineering

    University of Milan logo
    Acceptance Rate
    90%
    Enrollment
    45,000
    Founded
    1924
  74. For Software Engineering

    Tilburg University logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    17,378
    Founded
    1927
  75. For Software Engineering

    University of Mannheim logo
    Enrollment
    11,800
    Founded
    1907
  76. For Software Engineering

    University of Aquila logo
    Enrollment
    26,266
    Founded
    1596
  77. For Software Engineering

    University of Strathclyde logo
    Acceptance Rate
    42%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1964
  78. For Software Engineering

    King's College London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    13%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1829
  79. For Software Engineering

    Brunel University London logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1966
  80. For Software Engineering

    University of Erlangen Nuremberg logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    39,868
    Founded
    1743
  81. For Software Engineering

    Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    34%
    Enrollment
    17,500
    Founded
    1592
  82. For Software Engineering

    University King Juan Carlos logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    22,500
    Founded
    1996
  83. For Software Engineering

    Free University of Bozen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    3,886
    Founded
    1997
  84. For Software Engineering

    Braunschweig University of Technology logo
    Acceptance Rate
    45%
    Enrollment
    20,037
    Founded
    1745
  85. For Software Engineering

    University of Minho logo
    Enrollment
    19,077
    Founded
    1973
  86. For Software Engineering

    University of Pisa logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    49,108
    Founded
    1343
  87. For Software Engineering

    • #87 in Europe
    • #1 in Luxembourg
    • #187 in the World
    University of Luxembourg logo
    Enrollment
    5,500
    Founded
    2003
  88. For Software Engineering

    Sapienza University of Rome logo
    Enrollment
    100,155
    Founded
    1303
  89. For Software Engineering

    University of Bremen logo
    Acceptance Rate
    17%
    Enrollment
    19,234
    Founded
    1971
  90. For Software Engineering

    University of Antwerp logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    2003
  91. For Software Engineering

    University of Potsdam logo
    Acceptance Rate
    65%
    Enrollment
    20,878
    Founded
    1991
  92. For Software Engineering

    University College Dublin logo
    Acceptance Rate
    25%
    Enrollment
    32,500
    Founded
    1854
  93. For Software Engineering

    Dublin City University logo
    Enrollment
    12,500
    Founded
    1989
  94. For Software Engineering

    University of Liverpool logo
    Acceptance Rate
    14%
    Enrollment
    28,693
    Founded
    1881
  95. For Software Engineering

    University of Namur logo
    Acceptance Rate
    82%
    Enrollment
    4,500
    Founded
    1849
  96. For Software Engineering

    University of Nantes logo
    Enrollment
    36,948
    Founded
    1460
  97. For Software Engineering

    Ghent University logo
    Enrollment
    41,669
    Founded
    1817
  98. For Software Engineering

    New University of Lisbon logo
    Enrollment
    20,077
    Founded
    1973
  99. For Software Engineering

    Aalborg University logo
    Enrollment
    20,353
    Founded
    1974
  100. For Software Engineering

    University of Oulu logo
    Acceptance Rate
    20%
    Enrollment
    2,900
    Founded
    1958