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UC honored as one of the world’s most innovative institutions

In the company of multinational titans ranging from Apple to Boeing, UC was the only university honored as a 2016 Top 100 Global Innovator by Clarivate Analytics, a data and analysis company that spun off from Thomson Reuters.

Clarivate arrived at its list by assessing the volume of patents and their quality, market reach and influence on other discoveries.

UC made the list for the first time since its inception in 2011. In its Jan. 10 report, Clarivate said UC had been particularly successful in recent years in seeing its inventions earn patents and in extending its collaborations and reach globally.

“The University of California is the world’s leading public research university system. As a newly recognized Top 100 Global Innovator with more than 3,000 patented inventions [from] 2011-2015, this is testament to the power of innovation in translating research into developing practical solutions to existing problems,” Clarivate said in its report.

Read full article about what qualified UC for this prestigious list.


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