Special Report

The Most Innovative Universities In the World


To determine the most innovative universities in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed data from the report “Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents,” published by Academy of Inventors. Universities were ranked by the most patents granted. Data on student enrollment for fall 2020, acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year, and the most popular major during the 2018-2019 academic year came from the National Center for Education Statistics. Data on enrollment, most popular major, and acceptance rate for the Regents of the University of California came from the organization’s website. Data on enrollment for the University of Tsinghua come from the university’s website. Data on enrollment and acceptance rate for King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals came from the university’s website.

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