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Europe’s 100 best and most innovative universities for 2018

Belgium’s KU Leuven is the most innovative university in Europe for 2018, according to Reuters innovation ranking, which ranks higher education institutions doing the most to advance science and support new markets and industries. Imperial College London came in at No. 2, and the University of Cambridge ranked No. 3.

The Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) moved up one place to No. 4, as did the University of Erlangen Nuremberg (No. 5), and the Technical University of Munich dropped two spaces to number 6.

While, the University of Manchester moving up nine spots to No. 7, the University of Munich rising four spots to No. 8, the Technical University of Denmark moving up five to No. 9, and Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) sliding into the No. 10 spot.

In more conventional ranking, such as CEOWORLD magazine’s best universities in the world for 2018, KU Leuven was ranked 59th. it evaluates the learning environment, volume, and quality of research, internationalization, among other characteristics.

Take a look at the list of top 100 most innovative universities in Europe for 2018:

RankUniversityCountry
1KU LeuvenBelgium
2Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom
3University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom
4École Polytechnique Fédérale de LausanneSwitzerland
5University of Erlangen-NurembergGermany
6Technical University of MunichGermany
7University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom
8LMU MunichGermany
9Technical University of DenmarkDenmark
10ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologySwitzerland
11UCLUnited Kingdom
12Delft University of TechnologyNetherlands
13University of ZurichSwitzerland
14University of OxfordUnited Kingdom
15University of BaselSwitzerland
16Montpellier UniversityFrance
17Leiden UniversityNetherlands
18Pierre and Marie Curie UniversityFrance
19Paris Descartes UniversityFrance
20Heidelberg UniversityGermany
21Johannes Gutenberg University of MainzGermany
22Free University of BerlinGermany
23Eindhoven University of TechnologyNetherlands
24University of FreiburgGermany
25Paris-Sud UniversityFrance
26Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin Germany
27Humboldt University of BerlinGermany
28Grenoble Alpes UniversityFrance
29TU DresdenGermany
30University of BordeauxFrance
31Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyGermany
32University of OsloNorway
33Ghent UniversityBelgium
34University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
35Claude Bernard University Lyon 1France
36University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom
37Queen Mary University of LondonUnited Kingdom
38King's College LondonUnited Kingdom
39Technical University of BerlinGermany
40RWTH Aachen UniversityGermany
41University of StrasbourgFrance
42Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium
43University of CopenhagenDenmark
44Polytechnic University of MilanItaly
45University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom
46Grenoble Institute of TechnologyFrance
47Vrije Universiteit BrusselBelgium
48Utrecht UniversityNetherlands
49École PolytechniqueFrance
50Goethe University FrankfurtGermany
51Paris Diderot University - Paris 7France
52University of Munster - School of Business and EconomicsGermany
53Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom
54Université Catholique de LouvainBelgium
55Hannover Medical SchoolGermany
56Erasmus University RotterdamNetherlands
57University of AmsterdamNetherlands
58University of DundeeUnited Kingdom
59Aix-Marseille UniversityFrance
60University of LeicesterUnited Kingdom
61Saarland UniversityGermany
62University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom
63University of TübingenGermany
64Vienna University of TechnologyAustria 
65Trinity College DublinIreland
66University of MilanItaly
67Federal University of Toulouse Midi-PyrénéesFrance
68University of LeedsUnited Kingdom
69University of BarcelonaSpain
70University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom
71University of StuttgartGermany
72University of WürzburgGermany
73University of LorraineFrance
74University of GenevaSwitzerland
75University of TwenteNetherlands
76University of Lille 1France
77Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom
78University of GroningenNetherlands
79University of NantesFrance
80University of NottinghamUnited Kingdom
81Sapienza University of RomeItaly
82University of Rennes 1France
83University of St AndrewsUnited Kingdom
84Aarhus UniversityDenmark
85University of SurreyUnited Kingdom
86University of LiègeBelgium
87Polytechnic University of CataloniaSpain
88Friedrich-Schiller-University JenaGermany
89University College CorkIreland
90Jagiellonian UniversityPoland
91Aalto UniversityFinland
92University of BonnGermany
93Autonomous University of BarcelonaSpain
94Maastricht University Netherlands
95Technical University of DarmstadtGermany
96University of AntwerpBelgium
97University of Nice Sophia AntipolisFrance
98University of WarwickUnited Kingdom
99Polytechnic University of ValenciaSpain
100University of ValenciaSpain
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Europe’s 100 best and most innovative universities for 2018

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