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DTU among the ten most innovative universities in Europe

Thursday 26 Apr 18

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To see the entire ranking, click here  

See DTU’s standing in other rankings here  

Please read the article: ’DTU is exceptional at creating spin-outs’ 
DTU has moved up five spots on ‘Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities’ and now ranks as #9 in Europe and #1 in the Nordic Countries*

Three of DTU’s partner universities in the Eurotech Universities alliance are also listed: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is ranked #4, Technical University of Munich (TUM) is #6, and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is #23.

The two Danish universities: University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University are ranked as #43 and #84, respectively.

The list ranks institutions that have filed at least 50 patents in the period between 2011 and 2016. Other indicators used to compile the ranking are:

  • Patent Volume
  • Patent Success
  • Global Patents
  • Patent Citations
  • Patent Citation Impact
  • Percent of Patents Cited
  • Patent to Article Citation Impact
  • Industry Article Citation Impact
  • Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles
  • Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers

* The Nordic region consists of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland.


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