Where Are The Best Education Systems In Europe To Start Your College Career?

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Europe is famous for colleges and universities whose degree adds credibility to graduates looking for jobs and it also helps teachers in career advancement. According to ReviewsBird USA a teacher who has taught in university having a reputation of providing world class education is often considered to be hired for the position of principals or deans in colleges and universities offering specialized courses about specific streams of whose knowledge, these teachers are experts.

Successful education systems in Europe

Reputed colleges are always affiliated with reputed universities. On a regular basis, there are surveys, researches and online schools reviews about which universities are best in Europe. Usually, the criteria under which universities are rated include the teaching environment of a university, the institutional research as well as influence, the industry income (along with the revenue contribution by that university to the teaching industry), and internationality. Speaking of the last factor, students from all continents go to Europe to study as the list of best universities in the world is always dominated by European universities (with exception to some American universities).

Based on quality public education, countries are also given ratings in the Human Development Index (HDI) and Quality of Life Index (QLI). Quality education in a country ensures higher number of people getting jobs and it reduces income inequality. To rate the Opportunity Index of a country, the factors that are checked include adult literacy rates, graduation rates, primary school completion rate, secondary school completion rate, high school completion rate, and collegiate-level school completion rate, government expenditure on education with regards to total percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) spent on education by the government. In all of these aspects, most of the European countries have higher ratings due to high level of economic growth, higher standard of living, technological advancement, and more investment from the government into the education sector.

With more students pursuing Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters of Business Administration (MBA), most of the best schools of business are also in Europe. Such schools include IMD Business School (Switzerland), INSEAD (France), London Business School (UK), and more.

Top 20 educational systems in Europe

The World University Rankings compiles the list of 200 best universities. Overall, 22 countries (most of them in Europe) are represented in the top 200 list. However, the Rankings collect data from 800 universities from 70 countries in the overall and all of these countries may not necessarily be in Europe. Today there are 44 countries in Europe and 22 countries have universities that form the cream of the teaching profession due to the presence of best universities. The bottom-line is that even if the universities all over the world are being surveyed, the top spots in the list of best universities are occupied by European universities.

Among all the recent surveys about best universities in Europe, following are the universities that were on top in most of the lists. The most recent list was published on 29 SEP 2020.

  1. University of Oxford in United Kingdom/UK.
  2. University of Cambridge in UK.
  3. Imperial College London in the UK.
  4. Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich in Switzerland. English translation of this name is Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
  5. University College London (UCL) in UK.
  6. London School of Economics and Political Science in UK.
  7. University of Edinburgh in UK.
  8. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich in Germany/Deutscheland.
  9. King’s College London in the UK.
  10. École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland.
  11. Karolinska Institute in Sweden.
  12. Technische Universität München in Germany.
  13. University of Heidelberg in Germany.
  14. Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven in Belgium.
  15. Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) University in France. It is commonly known as PSL Research University Paris.
  16. University of Manchester in UK.
  17. Wageningen University and Research Center in The Netherlands.
  18. University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
  19. Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands.
  20. Leiden University in The Netherlands.

In most of the lists similar to this one, The University of Oxford has been number one for the past four years as the criteria and data collection methods to select the university and rate it among best ten or best twenty is more or less the same for every research team. After UK, Germany has the highest number of best universities in Europe.

Why choose a school in Europe?

Higher education institutes in Europe offer world-class education with high-quality Master’s programmes in basically every field. Another research report published in USA Today rated the entire education of different European countries in which the presence of reputed universities was only one aspect to rank the countries, though it was not the primary one. In this list, the education system of Germany was rated as the best one. UK which is mostly number one in most of the lists due to the University of Oxford was surprisingly rated as number four in this list. This survey primarily sought the opinion of people regarding the quality of education.

So if you want to study in a European college or teach the subject of your expertise in one of the best colleges in Europe, then, the UK, Germany or France is where you need to look.