US home to 8 of top 10 'most innovative universities'

The U.S. continues to dominate Reuters' annual list of the "Most Innovative Universities," claiming nearly half of the 100 institutions on the 2019 list, and eight in the top 10.

The list, which is led for the fifth year in a row by Stanford (Calif.) University, measures the impact universities around the globe have on science and technology, and what they are doing to power new markets and industries. Data used to measure this impact includes patent filings and research paper citations.

Many of the institutions highlighted by Reuters have strong ties to healthcare: Of the top 10 universities' patent filings between 2012 and 2017, an average of just over 10 percent were in medical devices and healthcare.

Here are the top 10 most innovative universities in the world, according to Reuters:

1. Stanford University

2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge)

3. Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.)

4. University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)

5. University of Washington (Seattle)

6. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

7. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)

8. University of Southern California (Los Angeles)

9. Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.)

10. Imperial College London

View the full list here.

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