Europe's tech ecosystem is fed by a strong pipeline of world-class talent

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Europe is home to half of the top 10 computer science institutions in the world

Global ranking of top-rated European computer science institutions

Global RankUniversityCity
3University of OxfordOxford
5University of CambridgeCambridge
9Imperial College LondonLondon
14University of EdinburghEdinburgh
16TU MunichMunich
36Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruhe
37RWTH AachenAachen

Europe is a leading source of doctoral-level technical talent

more PhDs in STEM subjects graduate from European universities than from those in the US

Europe is an amazing place to be a founder. There are so many incredible academic institutions across the continent with such a wealth of talent pouring out of them and producing amazing engineers; incredible market to go and build within. Europe is just a great place to build a team.

Herman Narula

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The pipeline of advanced research graduates in STEM fields has been growing consistently since 2000

Number of doctoral graduates in STEM fields per year by region


European technical talent is complemented by a hungry pool of commercial-minded talent

1 in 5
graduates of MBA programmes from Europe's leading business schools are entering the tech industry

I think the job that European policymakers have in relation to fostering entrepreneurship is primarily in building the ambition and doing so by focusing education in the STEM subjects - we have great universities, we need to encourage more of our graduates to study science, technology, engineering and maths, particularly female ones, where we have a big opportunity to increase the quality and breadth of the pool of available talent.

Robin Klein

  • LocalGlobe

Graduates from Europe's leading MBA programmes continue to join the tech industry at scale

% of MBA graduates entering tech industry from selected leading European business schools

While Europe has always had strong technical talent from world-class universities in cities like Munich, Paris and Stockholm, we’re now seeing entrepreneurs with an innovation mindset and commercial DNA as well.

Luciana Lixandru

  • Accel