Pitt Ranks in Top 20 Among Innovative Universities

Evan Facher in a black suit and light purple collared shirt

The University of Pittsburgh ranks no. 18 among 195 U.S. universities for creating impact through innovation, according to a new report issued by the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan policy center housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Library.

Building a robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem has been a strategic focus under the Plan for Pitt, and has resulted in significant increases in the number of patents issued and licenses of Pitt-developed technologies over the past five years.

“Pitt innovators, today more than ever, are excited to see their research translate into products and services that improve lives and make a positive economic impact,” said Evan Facher, vice chancellor for innovation and entrepreneurship and director of the University’s Innovation Institute.