In the global ranking, KU Leuven is the highest-ranked institution outside of the United States. Stanford University, MIT, and Harvard crown the list. Ghent University, which is also based in Flanders, was ranked 98th, meaning our region has two of the top-100 most-innovative universities in the world.
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Reuters names KU Leuven 7th most innovative university
The press agency notes that KU Leuven “maintains one of the largest independent research and development organizations on the planet. KU Leuven has consistently produced a high volume of patents and papers that influenced researchers across Europe and around the world.”
Reuters refers to the hydrogen panels developed at KU Leuven's Center for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis and highlights the fact that KU Leuven Research & Development (LRD) “was one of the first tech transfer offices in Europe, and has helped the university spin off more than 124 companies across a range of industries.”
At KU Leuven, rector Luc Sels is thrilled that the research conducted at his university is receiving global recognition: “Reuters rightly praises KU Leuven Research & Development for their extensive expertise in launching new technologies. They, together with the many researchers who have laid the foundation for these technologies, are the driving forces behind this success.”