According to the Webometrics Ranking of World Universities (July 2009), University of Cambridge took the top spot among the best 100 European institutions, followed by University of Oxford (2nd) and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich (3rd).
Top universities in Europe by Webometrics (the top 10 list):
1 University of Cambridge
2 University of Oxford
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich
4 University College London
5 University of Helsinki
6 Norwegian University of Science & Technology
7 University of Oslo
8 Universit├Ąt Wien
9 Universidad Complutense de Madrid
10 University of Edinburgh

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009, Cambridge is the highest ranked university in Europe (1st in the region and 4th globally). Many of the UK universities are placed among the top 100 in Europe, including University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, Cardiff University, University of Durham, University of East Anglia, etc. German institutions in the European Top 100 include University of Freiburg, University of Frankfurt, University of Mainz, University of Muenster, University of Tuebingen, University of Wuerzburg, University of Hamburg, University of Kiel, etc.

ARWU - Top institutions in Europe (the top 20 list):
1 University of Cambridge
2 University of Oxford
3 University College London
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
5 The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
6 Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris 6
7 The University of Manchester
8 University of Copenhagen
8 University of Paris Sud (Paris 11)
10 Karolinska Institute
11 Utrecht University
12 The University of Edinburgh
13 University Zurich
14 University of Munich
15 Technical University Munich
16 University of Bristol
17 University of Heidelberg
18 King's College London
18 University of Oslo
20 Ecole Normale Superieure - Paris

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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