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."