Reuters has released its Reuters Top 100 list of most innovative universities in the world. Based on academic papers and patent filings, and compiled by the Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, you may be pleasantly surprised by some on the list. Not surprisingly is the leader of the Top 100: Stanford University, which has built a reputation as a leader in innovating computer hardware and software.
The most innovative university in Europe, Imperial College London, ranked at No. 11 overall. Switzerland has three schools on the list and a population of just over 8 million people, which means it has more top 100 innovative universities per capita than any other country in the world.
Reuters says this:
Whether they’re in the top five or near the end of the list, all 100 universities in this ranking are among the best in the world. Thomson Reuters reviewed hundreds of universities to produce this ranking, and the ones that appear here are the most elite. Absence from this list does not indicate an institution is failing to innovate, however.