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UA Climbs to 39 in Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents

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UA Climbs to 39 in Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents

June 25, 2020
The University of Arizona ranks No. 39 among the top 100 worldwide universities with the most U.S. patents granted for inventions in 2019.

The University of Arizona ranks No. 39 among the top 100 worldwide universities with the most U.S. patents granted for inventions in 2019, according to a list (PDF) released by the National Academy of Inventors. This represents a 27-spot increase over the previous year's ranking.

The UA ranks No. 34 among U.S. universities and No. 18 among public U.S. institutions.

The National Academy of Inventors -- a member organization composed of U.S. and international universities, and governmental and nonprofit research institutes -- has more than 4,000 individual inventor members and fellows spanning more than 250 institutions worldwide.

"As a highly interdisciplinary land-grant institution, the University of Arizona has a long tradition of innovation and applying research to solve real-world problems," said University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins. "While you can see that happening in real time with our all-hands-on-deck response to the COVID-19 crisis, this kind of translational work is making an impact all across our academic landscape in every field, from life sciences to optics to materials to chemical engineering and beyond. I am incredibly proud to see the breadth of our researchers' real-world solutions reflected in this ranking."