FAU is the most innovative university in Germany in 2019

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A major success for Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU): In the recently published Reuters ranking of the most innovative European universities, FAU is listed in second place, moving up three places compared to the previous year. The list is topped by the Belgian university KU Leuven.

FAU president Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger welcomes the news: ‘The ranking demonstrates once again how strong we are when it comes to innovation. It shows that we successfully manage to bridge the gap between fundamental research and knowledge transfer, a characteristic which is shared by the entire metropolitan region of Nuremberg.’ Only last year, the University was listed top in Germany. ‘We are proud that we were able to continue this trend, becoming even more successful in the process.’

FAU is one of two universities in Germany to reach the Top 10 in the Reuters ranking of the most innovative European universities, the other university is TU München. Also included in the Top 10 are the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and École Polytechnique de Lausanne.

Reuters Top 10: Europe’s most innovative universities

  1. KU Leuven
  2. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  3. Imperial College London
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. EPFL – Swiss Federal lnstitute of Technology Lausanne
  6. University College London
  7. Technical University of Munich
  8. University of Manchester
  9.  University of Zurich
  10. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich