While helping a friend dealing with a professional crossroad, I started wondering which universities are considered to be the top ones nowadays. I had ran some searches about this matter some time ago, helping one of my brothers to select a school where to apply for the ERASMUS programme, but this was back in 2006, and I was hoping more reliable data would exist by now (ie, from independent parties, and using sensible criteria).

Although I still don’t blindly trust the numbers I’ve found (University of Porto isn’t on the list, so it can’t be right, can it? ;) they were the most convincing ones I came upon. They do try to explain which was the used criteria, which is a good thing.