TU/e and DTU lead in world ranking on joint university-industry publications

DTU-TUeEindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) takes the world number one place for the seventh year running in the ranking for scientific co-publications with industry. Technical University of Denmark (DTU) has been ranked sixth university in the world. This is shown by the 2015 CWTS Leiden Ranking, which was published last week.

The CWTS Leiden Ranking covers the period from 2010 and 2013. TU/e completed 5,774 scientific publications in that period, of which 14.5% were in collaboration with industry. This is a slight decline of 1% compared with last year, but is still the highest percentage of all universities in the world. Over the same period, DTU published 8575 articles, of which more than 12% were publications of the university co-authored with one or more industrial partners. The CWTS Leiden Ranking measures the scientific performance of 750 universities worldwide on measurable indicators, both in terms of the impact of publications and on the level of collaboration with other universities and industry.

TU/e Executive Board president Jan Mengelers is proud of the fact that the university again takes first place in the CWTS Leiden Ranking. This result underlines the university’s strong links with industry. “The ties between TU/e and industry in the Brainport region and beyond have long been a unique feature of this university. We have a clear ambition for excellence in both education and research, with a strong added value for society at large. For a university of technology this quite simply cannot be achieved without the role of industry. As well as that, we strongly advocate keeping up of our research capacity, for example by maintaining the Impuls program to recruit additional PhD candidates in co-financing with industry.”

The importance of collaboration with industry has long been recognized and is in the DNA of Universities of Science and Technology. The EuroTech Universities have made significant progress in providing technical solutions which directly address societal challenges and which have entailed close collaboration with industry, from SMEs to large multi­nationals. In 2013, the EuroTech Universities organized a High Level Event on Strategic University-Business Partnerships. This year’s High Level Event will focus on the central role of universities in nurturing the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The High Level Event will take place on 29 June 2015 in Brussels. You can find more information about the event, including registration here: http://eurotech-universities.eu/event-29-june-2015/