For the 3rd straight year, Stanford University is number one on the Reuters’ 2017 list of the 100 most innovative colleges and universities in the world. The 2nd and 3rd highest-ranked institutions are Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard.
In 4th place is the University of Pennsylvania, which climbed 4 spots from number 8 last year.
Only 2 of the top 10 are outside the U.S. Belgium’s KU Leuven (at NO. 5) and South Korea’s KAIST, comes next at NO. 6.
US universities continue to stand out as the 100 most innovative universities list – 8 of the top 10 on the newly released 2017 list- and 49 of the top 100 – are located in the US.
- Singapore (1 university)
- Belgium, Canada, Denmark, and Netherlands (2 universities each)
- China, Israel, and Switzerland (3 universities each)
- France and UK (5 universities each)
- Germany (7 universities)
- Japan and South Korea (8 universities each)
- US (49 universities)
Here are the world’s top 10 most innovative universities in 2017, as ranked by Reuters.
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Harvard University
- University of Pennsylvania
- KU Leuven (Belgium)
- KAIST (South Korea)
- University of Washington
- University of Michigan System
- University of Texas System
- Vanderbilt University
The 7 most innovative universities in Germany:
- Technical University of Munich (global rank: 40)
- University of Erlangen Nuremberg (global rank: 50)
- University of Munich (global rank: 64)
- University of Freiburg (global rank: 81)
- Free University of Berlin (global rank: 86)
- Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (global rank: 91)
- Dresden University of Technology (global rank: 97)
Here are the 5 most innovative universities in France:
- Pierre & Marie Curie University – Paris 6 (global rank: 28)
- University of Montpellier (global rank: 62)
- University of Claude Bernard – Lyon 1 (global rank: 87)
- University of Paris Descartes – Paris 5 (global rank: 90)
- University of Paris Sud – Paris 11 (global rank: 93)