26 April 2018

Reuters has published the latest edition of their “Most Innovative European Universities” ranking based on data provided by Clarivate Analytics. It attempts to identify those universities that “advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.”

Indicators used in these rankings are 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. The indicators are equally weighted except for Patent citation Impact and Percent of Patents Cited, which are given a half weighting each.

The data is derived from the Derwent World Patents Index, Derwent Innovations Index, the Patents Citation Index, and the Web of Science Core Collection.

The top university for the third year in a row is Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven. There is little change at the very top of the ranking but further down some universities have made significant advances. These include the University of Manchester, the University of Denmark and the University of Munich. Overall, Swiss and German universities have been rising while some British institutions have fallen.

The top five universities are:

  1. KU Leuven, Belgium
  2. Imperial College London, UK
  3. University of Cambridge, UK
  4. Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Switzerland
  5. University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany.

The top universities in selected counties are:

Netherlands; Delft University of Technology

France; University of Montpellier

Italy; Polytechnic University of Milan

Austria; Vienna University of Technology

Spain; University of Barcelona

Poland; Jagellionian University.

 

Source

Reuters

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