In Milan the most innovative universities in Europe
Milan is Italy boasts some of the most innovative and technologically-driven universities in Europe and two are based in Milan!
Out of the top 100 “most innovative universities” in a 2018 report by Thomson Reuters, three are Italian: Polytechnic University of Milan (#44), University of Milan (#66), and Sapienza University Rome (#81). The rankings are based on the institutions’ records of advancing science, inventing new technologies, and powering new markets and industries. Polytechnic University of Milan, for example, has its own startup incubator called PoliHub. It was founded in 2000 and has since incubated 100 highly innovative startups and had five major international and national acquisitions. It is ranked in the top 10 best incubators in Europe.
Students at these universities are going on to conduct great research in the sciences, the data suggests. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), in 2016, Italy was ranked fifth in world economies with the largest volume of top-cited scientific publications; and from 2005-2016, Italy has been on an upward trend of scientific excellence, based on the percentage of documents produced within the country that have attained a top 10 percent cited status.