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The 10 most innovative universities in the world

Business Insider Logo By Abby Jackson of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 11: <p> The US university system is an innovation powerhouse, according to <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/amers-reuters-ranking-innovative-univers-idUSL2N1C406D"> Reuters' 2016 Top 100</a> list.</p><p> The US claimed 46 of the top 100 universities on the list, followed by Japan with nine and France and South Korea, both with eight universities.</p><p> While "innovation" is a ubiquitous buzzword, it can also be a bit ambiguous. Reuters, however, used objective data, like the number of patents and research papers coming out of an institution, to compile the ranking. Read the <a href="http://www.reuters.com/most-innovative-universities-2016/methodology"> full methodology here.</a></p><p><strong>See below for the 10 most innovative universities in the world:</strong></p>

The 10 most innovative universities in the world

The US university system is an innovation powerhouse, according to Reuters' 2016 Top 100 list.

The US claimed 46 of the top 100 universities on the list, followed by Japan with nine and France and South Korea, both with eight universities.

While "innovation" is a ubiquitous buzzword, it can also be a bit ambiguous. Reuters, however, used objective data, like the number of patents and research papers coming out of an institution, to compile the ranking. Read the full methodology here.

Click through to see the 10 most innovative universities in the world.

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