This paper shows maps of the web presence of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on the level of universities using
hyperlinks and analyses the topology of the European academic network. Its purpose is to combine methods from Social Network
Analysis (SNA) and cybermetric techniques in order to ask for tendencies of integration of the European universities visible
in their web presence and the role of different universities in the process of the emergence of an European Research Area.
We find as a main result that the European network is set up by the aggregation of well-defined national networks, whereby
the German and British networks are dominant. The national networks are connected to each other through outstanding national
universities in each country.