The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg was second only to KU Leuven in the Netherland’s in a recent Reuters survey of educational institutions in Europe. It was up three spots from the previous survey.
The Technical University of Munich also made into the top ten, being ranked seventh. All told, Germany had almost a quarter of the universities on the list, 23 out of 100. By comparison Britain had 21 and France 18 institutions of higher education among Europe’s most innovative.
The ranking looked at metrics such as articles published in the world’s leading journals and the numbers of patents filed between 2012 and 2017. The institutions that made the list, according to the survey, produced original research, created useful technology and stimulated the global economy.