KU Leuven tops the poll as the most innovative university in Europe, earning its place by churning out a high volume of influential inventions, according to a league table published by Reuters!


  1. KU Leuven Belgium
  2. Imperial College London United Kingdom
  3. University of Cambridge United Kingdom
  4. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Switzerland
  5. Technical University of Munich Germany
  6. University of Erlangen Nuremberg Germany
  7. Delft University of Technology Netherlands
  8. University of Oxford United Kingdom
  9. University of Munich Germany
  10. University of Zurich Switzerland


KU Leuven, Imperial College London, and the University of Cambridge lead the Reuters Top 10 Europe’s Most Innovative Universities ranking.

The Reuters World Top 100 aims to identify which institutions contribute the most to science and technology, and have the greatest impact on the global economy. The ranking uses proprietary data and analysis tools from the Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters to examine a series of patent and research-related metrics, and get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.

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