According to QS World University Ranking, EPFL is the 12th best university in the world, TUM is the best German university, TU/e is the fastest Dutch climber and DTU is second at Engineering and Technology in the Nordics.
This year EPFL rose by two places and is 12th in the world and second in Switzerland. For the third time in a row, TUM has topped the German table in the QS Ranking and ends up 64th on the worldwide list and among the top 25 in the world for both natural sciences and engineering. TU/e is 104th in the QS World University Rankings and the third best university in the Netherlands. Over the past five years, TU/e has risen gradually by some fifty places up this ranking and was the fastest Dutch climber this year. DTU ranks second in the Nordics, 13th in Europe and 43rd in the world on the Engineering and Technology lists.
The QS list is one of the highest regarded university rankings worldwide. The compilers examine a number of indicators, including reputation of universities in academic and business circles, the number of citations per researcher, the student-teacher ratio and the proportion of international staff and students.