Penn: Reuters’ 2018 Most Innovative Universities List

The University of Pennsylvania ranked number 4 on the 2018 Reuters list of the 100 most innovative universities in the world, behind Stanford, MIT and Harvard. The list “identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.” This is the second consecutive year Penn earned the number 4 spot; up from number 8 in 2016.

Reuters recognized the University’s $966 million research budget; recently successful animal trials of a new drug that could serve as a universal flu vaccine; the new collaboration with Johnson & Johnson to open a hub at the Pennovation Center, where entrepreneurs will focus on developing new medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer and health technologies; 2017’s promising tests on a new single-dose Zika vaccine; and the identification of a genetic target responsible for allowing host cells to defeat the Ebola virus.