The Jagiellonian University has advanced in the ranking of the 100 most innovative European universities prepared by Reuters.
The university in Kraków, southern Poland, is the only representative of higher education institutions in Central and Eastern Europe in the ranking.
The university advanced two places in comparison with last year’s ranking and ranked 90th.
The “Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2017” ranking is based on an analysis of scientific publications and patent data from 2010-2015.
The Jagiellonian University said on its website that the presence of the university in the ranking is largely a result of the activities of the Centre for Technology Transfer (CITTRU) of the Jagiellonian University, responsible for patent applications.
The winner of the Reuters ranking was retained by KU Leuven, a Belgian university, whose research spending in 2015 exceeded EUR 454 million.