Progress in the Reuters ranking of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities

Once again, the University of Bordeaux is moving up the Reuters ranking of Europe’s 100 most innovative universities! It now stands in 24th position, as well as in the top five universities in France.

  • 17/06/2019

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Every year, this ranking, which is drawn up by the Reuters international agency, identifies Europes’s 100 most innovative universities. In this way, Reuters aims to identify institutions driving remarkable scientific progress and new technological inventions. As such, these universities contribute to global economic growth. This eagerly awaited ranking is essentially based on empirical data, in particular the number of patent applications or research publication citations.

 “The University of Bordeaux is a key player in innovation”

Ranked 30th in 2018, the University of Bordeaux ranks 24th this year, and has also moved up from 6th to 5th place among the leading French universities (Paris Sud University, University of Montpellier, Paris Descartes University, Sorbonne University).

This notable progress is the reward for our proactive policy of supporting innovation, whether in research or training.

Éric Papon — VP for Innovation and Industrial Relations

A result that Éric Papon, Vice-president in charge of Innovation and Industrial Relations at the University of Bordeaux, is particularly pleased with: "This notable progress is the reward for our proactive policy of supporting innovation, whether in research or training.” With more and more patents filed, more than 70 per year, and thanks to its effective organization, the University of Bordeaux plays a key role in the world of innovation, “at the interface of all the entities that play a role in supporting and guiding projects which will one day be launched on the market,” says Éric Papon. A strategy that is clearly paying off.