Representation of European Universities in the World
Universities and Higher Education in Europe
In Europe, how many universities are there? In 2020, there will be 2,725 officially accredited higher-education institutions in Europe, according to the Topuniversitieslist database. With a total of 13,723 officially accredited higher education institutions in the Topuniversitieslist database, the proportion of European Universities in the world is as follows:
19.9% in the Topuniversitieslist European Universities World Representation Index
Given that the European continent's population is expected to be about 10% of the global population (source: United Nations' World Population Prospects, 2015 Revision), the European higher education infrastructure and offerings seem to be significantly overrepresented in the world, at least in terms of the amount of higher education institutions.
Universities in Europe: Public vs. Private
In Europe, how many public and private universities are there? In the Topuniversitieslist database, there are 2,725 accredited higher education institutions in Europe, 1,922 of which are public (i.e., formally associated with or operated by central, state, or local governments) and 777 of which are private. The method of control used by the remaining European universities in the Topuniversitieslist database is unclear or unreported.
In terms of the amount of public and private universities on the European continent as a whole, the Topuniversitieslist database indicates a far larger presence of public higher education institutions. Furthermore, 194 of Europe's top 200 universities (97%) are public higher education establishments. Each European country's higher education system can also have differences and peculiarities.
Non-profit vs. for-profit organizations Europe's universities
Universities in Europe are what kind of institutions are they? There are 2,122 non-profit organizations and 171 for-profit institutions in the Topuniversitieslist database's total of 2,725 accredited higher education institutions in Europe. The form of institution used by the remaining European universities in the Topuniversitieslist database is unclear or not published. The overwhelming majority of European public higher education entities are, in general, non-for-profit organizations, not strictly legally, but definitely in terms of structure and administrative functions such as function, reach, and goal.
Europe's higher education sector faces a number of challenges.
What are the most pressing issues confronting higher education in Europe today? According to Topuniversitieslist , the most pressing problems facing Europe's higher education sector are the introduction of policies aimed at harmonizing higher education systems, which began with the Bologna Process, and the difficulties posed by the United Kingdom's higher education component's departure from the European Union.
Europe's Top 200 Universities
Topuniversitieslist publishes a non-academic list of Europe's top 200 universities twice a year, based on valid, impartial, and non-influenceable site metrics gathered from independent web intelligence outlets. For more detail, see the rating methodology on the About Us tab.
The following is a list of the top ten universities in Europe, as determined by the 2020 Topuniversitieslist University Ranking:
Top 10 Universities in Europe
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