Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne is ranked No. 1 in Europe for its science output, according to the Leiden University World Rankings, which provide a measurement of the scientific impact and performance of 500 major universities worldwide and their involvement in scientific collaboration.

The University of St Andrews is ranked top in Scotland and 8th in Europe in the Leiden Ranking 2013. Overall, the University is ranked 47th in the world, up 24 places on last year and fifth in the UK.

Trinity College Dublin has jumped into the top 50 of the 2013 Leiden Rankings, taking 48th place in the world and 9th in Europe. This is a marked increase of 15 places from 63rd place in the world last year.

The University of Exeter is ranked 49th in the world and 10th in Europe for its science output. In addition, the University of Exeter is: ranked: 26th in the world in life and earth sciences (4th in the UK); 41st in the world in natural sciences and engineering (1st in the UK); 74th in the world in bio-medical and health sciences (14th in the UK); and 92nd in the world in social sciences and humanities (10th in the UK).

Top 10 science universities in Europe:
1 Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
2 University of Cambridge
3 ETH Zurich
4 University of Oxford
5 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
6 Imperial College London
7 Technical University Denmark
8 University of St Andrews
9 University of Dublin, Trinity College
10 University of Exeter
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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