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:
|2||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)||US|
|4||University of Pennsylvania||US|
|7||University of Washington||US|
|8||University of Michigan System||US|
|9||University of Texas System||US|
|12||University of California System||USA|
|14||Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)||South Korea|
|15||Imperial College London||UK|
|17||California Institute of Technology||USA|
|18||University of Wisconsin System||USA|
|19||Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne||Switzerland|
|20||University of Southern California||USA|
|21||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|22||Johns Hopkins University||US|
|23||Georgia Institute of Technology||US|
|24||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|25||University of Illinois System||US|
|26||University of Cambridge||UK|
|27||Indiana University System||US|
|28||Pierre & Marie Curie University - Paris 6||France|
|29||University of Colorado System||US|
|30||University of Pittsburgh||US|
|31||University of Oxford||UK|
|32||Purdue University System||US|
|33||University of Chicago||US|
|35||University of North Carolina System||US|
|37||Ohio State University||US|
|40||Technical University of Munich||Germany|
|44||Baylor College of Medicine||US|
|45||Tokyo Institute of Technology||Japan|
|46||University of Toronto||Canada|
|47||University of Minnesota System||US|
|48||Sungkyunkwan University||South Korea|
|49||University of Utah||US|
|50||University of Erlangen Nuremberg||Germany|
|52||Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sina||US|
|53||Oregon Health & Science University||US|
|55||Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich||Switzerland|
|56||Delft University of Technology||Netherlands|
|57||University of Massachusetts System||US|
|58||University of British Columbia||Canada|
|59||University of Zurich||Switzerland|
|61||Hanyang University||South Korea|
|62||University of Montpellier||France|
|64||University of Munich||Germany|
|65||Technical University of Denmark||Denmark|
|66||University of Florida||US|
|67||University College London||UK|
|69||Yonsei University||South Korea|
|70||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|71||State University of New York System||US|
|72||Case Western Reserve University||US|
|74||University of Copenhagen||Denmark|
|76||Florida State University||US|
|77||Korea University||South Korea|
|78||Rutgers State University||US|
|79||University of Rochester||US|
|80||University of Manchester||UK|
|81||University of Freiburg||Germany|
|82||Hebrew University of Jerusalem||Israel|
|83||Gwangju Institute of Science & Technolog||South Korea|
|85||Arizona State University||US|
|86||Free University of Berlin||Germany|
|87||University of Claude Bernard - Lyon 1||France|
|88||Tel Aviv University||Israel|
|89||Technion Israel Institute of Technology||Israel|
|90||University of Paris Descartes - Paris 5||France|
|91||Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz||Germany|
|93||University of Paris Sud - Paris 11||France|
|94||University of Iowa||US|
|96||University of Virginia||US|
|97||Dresden University of Technology||Germany|
|98||Dresden University of Technology||US|
|99||Wake Forest University||US|
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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