Europe claims a total of 492 schools in this year’s QS World University Rankings.
The majority of these are found in Western Europe, which counts 251 universities including the highest-ranked European school, the UK’s University of Oxford, ranking second globally.
Eastern Europe has 134 schools in the index. Most of these are in Russia, including the highest-ranked school in Eastern Europe, Lomonosov Moscow State University ranking 78th. Southern Europe claims 81 institutions, led by Italy’s Politecnico di Milanoin 142nd place.
Scandinavia is home to 26 ranked universities this year, led by Denmark’s University of Copenhagen in joint 79th.
Master’s in Legal Theory student, Jim Onyemenam, attends the global top 10 UK school, UCL. He said: “UCL is a very international university and I met people from all over the world which really broadened my perspective on life. I also developed my hobbies and passions a lot more through the student societies which made my experience well-rounded.”