11 May 2017
Reuters have released the second edition of Europe’s Most Innovative Universities, a ranking of universities that have made the most significant contribution to scientific and technological development. The data is provided to Reuters from Clarivate analytics from InCites, Web of Science, Derwent Innovations Index, Derwent World Patents Index, and the Patents Citation Index.
The leading universities are overwhelmingly Western European with the largest number in the top 100 in Germany (23), the United Kingdom (17), France (17), Spain (11) and the Netherlands (8). The other countries included are Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Poland and Austria.
Altogether, ten criteria were used: Patent Volume, Patent Success, Global Patents, Patent Citations, Patent Citation Impact, Percent of Patents Cited, Patent to Article Citation Impact, Industry Article Citation Impact, Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles, and Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers. These were weighted equally except for Patent Citation Impact and percent of patents Cited, which received a half weighting each.
The top ten universities are:
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- Imperial College London
- University of Cambridge
- Technical University Munich
- Federal Polytechnic School Lausanne
- University of Erlangen Nuremberg
- Pierre & Marie Curie University Paris 6
- Delft University of Technology
- University of Zurich
- University of Oxford.