Europe’s most innovative universities by Reuters
At first glance, the most innovative universities in Europe don’t appear to have much in common. Some are Catholic schools, some are secular, others are state-run and some are private. They’re scattered across the continent, some in large cities, others in rural areas.The single unifier: Nearly all of them emphasize practical research and applied science, as opposed to pure academics. Technical universities and colleges dominate Reuters’ first-ever ranking of Europe’s top 100 innovative universities, a list that identifies the educational institutions that are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy. Ranked in the top 10, you can find the KU Leuven (Belgium) ; Imperial College London (UK) ; University of Cambridge (UK) ; École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) ; Technical University of Munich (Germany) ; University of Erlangen Nuremberg (Germany) ; Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) ; University of Oxford (UK) ; University of Munich (Germany) University of Zurich (Switzerland). All those universities count among the world’s best. They produce original research, create useful technology and stimulate the global economy.