In total, 56 of the 100 are EIT Community partners.
According to Reuters, the top ten most innovative universities in Europe are:
- KU Leuven, Belgium
- University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
- Imperial College London, United Kingdom
- University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
- EPFL - Swiss Federal lnstitute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland
- University College London, United Kingdom
- Technical University of Munich, Germany
- University of Manchester, United Kingdom
- University of Zurich, Switzerland
- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Of the top 20 universities in the list, 15, including the top seven, are EIT Community partners.
The Reuters Top 100 is based on 10 different metrics, focusing in particular on patent filings and research paper citations, and ranked universities within the region based on their performance. The three countries with the most universities on the list are Germany, the United Kingdom and France. The only entirely new university in the top 100 is The Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTSU), which is also a partner of EIT RawMaterials.
For the fourth year in a row, KU Leuven tops the list. The Belgian university is the lead of the Western Innovation Hub of EIT RawMaterials, a core partner in the Belgium-Netherlands Innovation Hub of EIT Health, and a core partner in the Benelux Innovation Hub of EIT InnoEnergy.
How is the EIT Community involved with universities?
The EIT's Innovation Communities offer EIT-label degree programmes through their partnerships with major universities. These programmes are held at Master and PhD levels.
The EIT’s Innovation Communities are partnerships that bring together businesses, research centres and universities; their partners include some of the biggest names in the world. They allow:
- innovative products and services to be developed in every area imaginable, including climate change, healthy living and active ageing
- new companies to be started
- a new generation of entrepreneurs to be trained