University of Illinois System among world’s ‘most innovative’
The University of Illinois System—which includes the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois Chicago and University of Illinois Springfield—came in at No. 22 in Reuter’s 2016 Most Innovative Universities list. The rankings are based on ten metrics that center on patents (including patent applications, citations and success) and academic papers (including industry article citation impact and percent of industry collaborative articles). And it appears Illinois university researchers are among the most active and influential innovators.