These Are The 100 Most Innovative Colleges And Universities In The World For 2017 : Stanford, MIT, Harvard, UPenn, KU Leuven Tops

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Stanford University has been named as the world’s most innovative university, according to a Reuters analysis of top 100 educational institutions around the globe. And Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was No. 2 on Reuters’ list, followed by Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, and Belgium’s KU Leuven.

The 2017 rankings placed South Korea’s KAIST in 6th ahead of the University of Washington into 7th; while University of Michigan System ranked 8th, and University of Texas System 9th.

Overall, among the top 12 universities, the 10th, 11th, and 12th positions are held by the Vanderbilt University, Duke University, and the University of California System — which has campuses in Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Davis, Irvine, Santa Cruz, Riverside, and Merced .

Here are the world’s most innovative colleges and universities in 2017:

RankUniversityCountry
1Stanford UniversityUS
2Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)US
3Harvard UniversityUS
4University of PennsylvaniaUS
5KU LeuvenBelgium
6KAISTSouth Korea
7University of WashingtonUS
8University of Michigan SystemUS
9University of Texas SystemUS
10Vanderbilt UniversityUS
11Duke UniversityUSA
12University of California SystemUSA
13Northwestern UniversityUSA
14Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)South Korea
15Imperial College LondonUK
16Cornell UniversityUSA
17California Institute of TechnologyUSA
18University of Wisconsin SystemUSA
19Federal Polytechnic School of LausanneSwitzerland
20University of Southern CaliforniaUSA
21University of TokyoJapan
22Johns Hopkins UniversityUS
23Georgia Institute of TechnologyUS
24Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
25University of Illinois SystemUS
26University of CambridgeUK
27Indiana University SystemUS
28Pierre & Marie Curie University - Paris 6France
29University of Colorado SystemUS
30University of PittsburghUS
31University of OxfordUK
32Purdue University SystemUS
33University of ChicagoUS
34Osaka UniversityJapan
35University of North Carolina SystemUS
36Princeton UniversityUS
37Ohio State UniversityUS
38Tufts UniversityUS
39Tohoku UniversityJapan
40Technical University of MunichGermany
41Columbia UniversityUS
42Kyoto UniversityJapan
43Yale UniversityUS
44Baylor College of MedicineUS
45Tokyo Institute of TechnologyJapan
46University of TorontoCanada
47University of Minnesota SystemUS
48Sungkyunkwan UniversitySouth Korea
49University of UtahUS
50University of Erlangen NurembergGermany
51Tsinghua UniversityChina
52Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaUS
53Oregon Health & Science UniversityUS
54Emory UniversityUS
55Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ZurichSwitzerland
56Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
57University of Massachusetts SystemUS
58University of British ColumbiaCanada
59University of ZurichSwitzerland
60Peking UniversityChina
61Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
62University of MontpellierFrance
63Boston UniversityUS
64University of MunichGermany
65Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
66University of FloridaUS
67University College LondonUK
68Kyushu UniversityJapan
69Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea
70National University of SingaporeSingapore
71State University of New York SystemUS
72Case Western Reserve UniversityUS
73Keio UniversityJapan
74University of CopenhagenDenmark
75Ghent UniversityBelgium
76Florida State UniversityUS
77Korea UniversitySouth Korea
78Rutgers State UniversityUS
79University of RochesterUS
80University of ManchesterUK
81University of FreiburgGermany
82Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael
83Gwangju Institute of Science & TechnologSouth Korea
84Leiden UniversityNetherlands
85Arizona State UniversityUS
86Free University of BerlinGermany
87University of Claude Bernard - Lyon 1France
88Tel Aviv UniversityIsrael
89Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael
90University of Paris Descartes - Paris 5France
91Johannes Gutenberg University of MainzGermany
92Rice UniversityUS
93University of Paris Sud - Paris 11France
94University of IowaUS
95Hokkaido UniversityJapan
96University of VirginiaUS
97Dresden University of TechnologyGermany
98Dresden University of TechnologyUS
99Wake Forest UniversityUS
100Zhejiang UniversityChina

Stanford again tops world’s most innovative universities list. The list ranks the colleges and universities doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and help drive the global economy.

The ranking comes on the heels of the Times Higher Education world university ranking, which placed the Stanford at No. 3 and CEOWORLD magazine ranked Stanford as 3rd best universities for graduate employability for 2017.

#1 in the best medical and pharmacy schools in the world, 2017.
#3 in world’s best business schools for 2017 (Stanford’s Graduate School of Business).
#21 in world’s best universities for Oil, Gas, and Petroleum engineering in 2017 (Department of Energy Resources Engineering at the Stanford University).
#2 in the 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities from the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
#5 in the 2018 National Universities by U.S. News and World Report rankings.

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
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