Stanford University for the fourth time in won the first place in the ranking of universities that make the greatest contribution to the development of science and technology, compiled by Reuters.
In the top 5 ranking includes only American universities. The second place was taken by the Massachusetts Technical University (MIT), the third place was taken by Harvard University. The top five closes the University of Pennsylvania and Washington.
First place in the ranking by the number of institutions per country was taken by the USA (49 educational institutions), second and third - by Germany and Japan (nine each).