Aberdeen among top 100 universities in Europe, according to new rankings

The University of Aberdeen has been named 85th best in Europe in a new list compiled by Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The UK topped the rankings of the 200 best universities in Europe, taking nearly a quarter of places, with 46.

The rankings were based on the data and methodology used to compile the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016.

Overall 22 countries are represented in the top 200 list, which draws upon data from the 800 universities from 70 countries in the overall THE World University Rankings.

Phil Baty, editor, THE World University Rankings, said: “The new Times Higher Education European University Ranking is based on the same rigorous and exacting group of 13 performance indicators used to compile the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings, so it is a great achievement to make this new, prestigious top 200 list.

“All universities in the ranking have had to demonstrate excellence across a range of measures, covering the teaching environment, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, and stand out from the thousands of universities across Europe that did not make the cut.”