A ranking was recently posted at Agenda website of 26 most innovative European universities. The ranking was based on the number of patents filed by each university between 2008 and 2013, how many of those were granted (as a percentage) and the commercial impact the institution’s research has had. The top 26 universities are the following:

  1. Imperial College London
  2. KU Leuven, Belgium
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
  5. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
  6. Oxford University
  7. Technical University of Denmark
  8. Technical University of Munich
  9. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  10. University of Zurich
  11. University of Munich
  12. Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris
  13. Ghent University, Belgium
  14. University of London, England
  15. Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  16. University of Freiburg
  17. University of Paris Sud
  18. University of Paris Descartes, France
  19. Joseph Fourier University, France
  20. University of Strasbourg, Alsace, France
  21. University of Claude Bernard, part of the University of Lyon, France
  22. Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  23. University of Manchester, England
  24. Free University of Berlin, Germany
  25. University of Aix-Marseille, France
  26. The University of Montpellier, France

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