The Universitat de València is the third most innovative university in Spain by the Reuters News ranking

  • May 19th, 2017
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The Universitat de València has moved from position sixth to the third place in terms of innovation this year. It has improved its position in the Reuters News ranking. Furthermore, on this ranking in which have participated a hundred of European universities with major contributions to science and technology, the Valencian academic institution has moved from 95th position to the 82th in 2017 at a European level.

Regarding the Spanish universities, 11 of them are among the 100 most innovative European higher education schools. There is one more than in the 2016 edition. The ranking is headed by KU Leuven University (Belgium), Imperial College London (United Kingdom) and the Cambridge University (United Kingdom). And when it comes to the Spanish ones, the first place goes to the Universitat de Barcelona in the 63th position, followed by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in the rank number 81. Then, the Universitat de València is followed by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Universitat Politècnica de València, which have the 84th and 85th place in the European ranking.

In order to establish the ranking of the most innovative European universities, Reuters News has based on the data collected by Clarivate Analytics and its several research platforms: InCites, Web of Science, Derwent Innovations Index, Derwent World Patents Index and Patents Citation Index.

The indicators used to rank the universities are the global volume, success and number of patents. As well as the number of quotes, the citation and article citations impact by the industry, and the total of articles of the Science Core Collection webpage, among others. The final punctuation is obtained by weighting equally each indicator with the exception of patent citation impact and the percentage of quoted patents, which receive the 50% of the deliberation each one. This is because they are closely related in the measuring of this phenomena.

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