Best Universities for Physics in Europe

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EduRank

Below is a list of best universities in Europe ranked based on their research performance in Physics. A graph of 555M citations received by 24.7M academic papers made by 1,434 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 between 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 the university website.

3. Imperial College London

For Physics

#20 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
17,565
Founded
1907

7. Delft University of Technology

For Physics

#51 in the World
Acceptance Rate
82%
Enrollment
24,703
Founded
1842

8. Technical University of Munich

For Physics

#1 in Germany
#53 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
44,000
Male:Female
63:37
Founded
1868

11. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

For Physics

#2 in Germany
#77 in the World
Acceptance Rate
26%
Enrollment
23,321
Founded
2009

12. Moscow State University

For Physics

#1 in Russia
#84 in the World
Acceptance Rate
12%
Founded
1755

13. University of Southampton

For Physics

#89 in the World
Acceptance Rate
84%
Enrollment
21,335
Founded
1952

15. Lund University

For Physics

#1 in Sweden
#98 in the World
Acceptance Rate
34%
Enrollment
40,000
Founded
1666

17. KTH Royal Institute of Technology

For Physics

#2 in Sweden
#104 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
14,278
Founded
1827

18. University of Bristol

For Physics

#105 in the World
Acceptance Rate
68%
Enrollment
27,513
Founded
1909

19. RWTH Aachen University

For Physics

#3 in Germany
#106 in the World
Acceptance Rate
10%
Enrollment
44,517
Founded
1870

20. Uppsala University

For Physics

#3 in Sweden
#107 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
35,556
Founded
1477

23. Sapienza University of Rome

For Physics

#1 in Italy
#116 in the World
Enrollment
100,155
Founded
1303

24. University of Erlangen Nuremberg

For Physics

#4 in Germany
#117 in the World
Acceptance Rate
46%
Enrollment
38,878
Founded
1743

27. Paris-Sud University

For Physics

#1 in France
#122 in the World
Enrollment
31,400
Founded
2014

28. University of Stuttgart

For Physics

#5 in Germany
#124 in the World
Acceptance Rate
71%
Enrollment
26,457
Founded
1829

31. Chalmers University of Technology

For Physics

#4 in Sweden
#133 in the World
Acceptance Rate
79%
Enrollment
10,912
Founded
1829

32. University of Bologna

For Physics

#2 in Italy
#134 in the World
Acceptance Rate
73%
Enrollment
79,999
Founded
1088

33. University of Padua

For Physics

#3 in Italy
#136 in the World
Acceptance Rate
40%
Enrollment
62,876
Founded
1222

34. Ghent University

For Physics

#2 in Belgium
#138 in the World
Enrollment
41,669
Founded
1817

35. University of Amsterdam

For Physics

#139 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
31,123
Founded
1632

37. University of Groningen

For Physics

#143 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
34,000
Founded
1614

38. University of Copenhagen

For Physics

#2 in Denmark
#146 in the World
Acceptance Rate
37%
Founded
1479

39. University of Helsinki

For Physics

#1 in Finland
#154 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
31,312
Founded
1640

40. University of Vienna

For Physics

#2 in Austria
#160 in the World
Enrollment
93,628
Founded
1365

42. University of Munich

For Physics

#7 in Germany
#163 in the World
Acceptance Rate
55%
Enrollment
50,918
Founded
1472

43. Durham University

For Physics

#165 in the World
Acceptance Rate
41%
Enrollment
19,520
Founded
1832

44. Polytechnic University of Milan

For Physics

#4 in Italy
#168 in the World
Acceptance Rate
28%
Enrollment
48,645
Male:Female
65:35
Founded
1863

45. Heidelberg University - Germany

For Physics

#8 in Germany
#169 in the World
Acceptance Rate
17%
Enrollment
28,413
Male:Female
45:55
Founded
1386

47. University of Barcelona

For Physics

#1 in Spain
#171 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
64,236
Male:Female
86:14

49. University of Bonn

For Physics

#10 in Germany
#173 in the World
Acceptance Rate
36%
Enrollment
38,043
Founded
1818

50. Technical University of Berlin

For Physics

#11 in Germany
#174 in the World
Acceptance Rate
52%
Enrollment
35,149
Founded
1946

51. Aarhus University

For Physics

#3 in Denmark
#178 in the World
Acceptance Rate
42%
Enrollment
33,020
Founded
1928

52. University of Munster

For Physics

#12 in Germany
#179 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
44,692
Founded
1780

53. Leiden University

For Physics

#180 in the World
Acceptance Rate
63%
Enrollment
27,713
Founded
1575

54. University of Zurich

For Physics

#182 in the World
Acceptance Rate
19%
Enrollment
25,732

55. University of Geneva

For Physics

#183 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
17,744

56. University of Liverpool

For Physics

#187 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
28,693
Founded
1881

58. Free University of Berlin

For Physics

#13 in Germany
#195 in the World
Acceptance Rate
15%
Enrollment
37,608
Founded
1948

60. Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

For Physics

#14 in Germany
#199 in the World
Acceptance Rate
35%
Enrollment
33,132
Founded
1946

61. University of Warwick

For Physics

#201 in the World
Acceptance Rate
14%
Enrollment
27,278
Founded
1965

62. University of Freiburg

For Physics

#15 in Germany
#205 in the World
Acceptance Rate
33%
Enrollment
24,391
Founded
1457

63. University of Pisa

For Physics

#5 in Italy
#208 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
49,108
Founded
1343

64. University of Liege

For Physics

#3 in Belgium
#210 in the World
Enrollment
25,421
Founded
1817

65. Norwegian University of Science and Technology

For Physics

#1 in Norway
#211 in the World
Acceptance Rate
39%
Enrollment
42,031
Founded
1996

66. University of Tubingen

For Physics

#16 in Germany
#213 in the World
Acceptance Rate
8%
Enrollment
28,515
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1477

67. Stockholm University

For Physics

#5 in Sweden
#215 in the World
Acceptance Rate
24%
Enrollment
37,484
Founded
1878

68. University of Oslo

For Physics

#2 in Norway
#220 in the World
Enrollment
26,650
Founded
1811

69. Complutense University of Madrid

For Physics

#2 in Spain
#221 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
71,806
Founded
1508

70. University of Milan

For Physics

#6 in Italy
#222 in the World
Acceptance Rate
21%
Enrollment
65,234
Founded
1924

74. Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main

For Physics

#18 in Germany
#232 in the World
Acceptance Rate
77%
Enrollment
46,429
Founded
1914

75. Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

For Physics

#19 in Germany
#237 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
18,219
Founded
1558

77. University of Hamburg

For Physics

#20 in Germany
#240 in the World
Enrollment
43,957
Founded
1919

79. University of Valencia

For Physics

#3 in Spain
#242 in the World
Acceptance Rate
51%
Enrollment
58,390

80. University of Wurzburg

For Physics

#21 in Germany
#244 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
28,878
Male:Female
41:59
Founded
1402

81. Technical University of Catalonia

For Physics

#4 in Spain
#247 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Enrollment
29,812

82. Darmstadt University of Technology

For Physics

#22 in Germany
#250 in the World
Acceptance Rate
29%
Enrollment
25,840
Founded
1877

83. Autonomous University of Madrid

For Physics

#5 in Spain
#252 in the World
Acceptance Rate
75%
Founded
1968

85. Linkoping University

For Physics

#6 in Sweden
#255 in the World
Acceptance Rate
43%
Enrollment
22,441
Founded
1975

87. University of Cologne

For Physics

#23 in Germany
#258 in the World
Acceptance Rate
20%
Enrollment
49,382
Male:Female
39:61
Founded
1388

88. Polytechnic School

For Physics

#2 in France
#259 in the World
Acceptance Rate
11%
Enrollment
2,316
Founded
1794

92. Humboldt University of Berlin

For Physics

#24 in Germany
#274 in the World
Acceptance Rate
18%
Enrollment
36,378
Founded
1809

93. University of Innsbruck

For Physics

#3 in Austria
#276 in the World
Enrollment
28,278
Male:Female
47:53
Founded
1669

95. University of Lisbon

For Physics

#1 in Portugal
#278 in the World
Enrollment
49,769
Founded
1911

97. University of Warsaw

For Physics

#1 in Poland
#283 in the World
Acceptance Rate
25%
Enrollment
42,700
Founded
1816

98. University of the Basque Country

For Physics

#6 in Spain
#284 in the World
Acceptance Rate
60%
Enrollment
63,000

99. University of Sussex

For Physics

#287 in the World
Enrollment
17,319
Male:Female
44:56
Founded
1961