Leicester ranked in Europe’s top 100 innovative universities

The ranking by Reuters identifies the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power industry.

The University of Leicester is ranked 76th in Reuters Europe’s Most Innovative Universities Ranking, equivalent to 16th in the UK.

More than 600 organisations were assessed and ranked within Europe based on an evaluation of 10 different metrics, focusing in particular on patent filings and research paper citations. The rankings were compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics.

The institutions within the Reuters Top 100 were deemed to be ones which produce original research, create useful technology and stimulate the global economy.

When introducing the institution, Reuters cite Leicester’s Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, where researchers are developing nanoparticle "smart bombs" which can detect and destroy old cells in an organism, improving tissue function. The technology could be used in the future to reduce the symptoms of ageing in humans.