Indiana University ranked among 50 most innovative universities

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana University has ranked among the world’s 50 most innovative universities, climbing 12 spots above last year’s performance in a Reuters News analysis.

The latest findings of the Reuters 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities, released Wednesday, finds IU ranked 37th worldwide and 25th among U.S. universities. Last year’s study place IU 49th worldwide and 33rd among U.S. universities.

The study identified institutions that published the most articles in scholarly journals from 2009 to 2014, and then narrowed the list by cross-referencing the number of patents each institution filed based on university inventions. Other criteria included the number of patents filed with global patent offices and local authorities, the number of patents granted, how often the patents were cited and the percentage of articles that featured a co-author from the industry, according a press release.

“Indiana University seeks to build a community of scholars that is respected worldwide across all academic disciplines and to cultivate their ability to collaborate on quality research that improves our state, nation, and world,” IU President Michael McRobbie said in press release.

To view the full study, visit Reuters.