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January 2, 2019

2017 Milken Institute’s Best Universities for Technology Transfer

University of Washington


The UW was ranked No. 7 on the Milken Institute’s list of best national universities for commercializing ideas that come from students, staff and researchers and turning them into patents, licenses and startups. Source: UW News

October 11, 2018

2018 Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities

University of Washington

The University of Washington was named the No. 1 most innovative public university in the world — and the No. 5. global university — by Reuters in 2018. Source: Reuters

June 26, 2017

Number of patents with student contributors

University of Washington

Graduate and undergraduate students contributed to 41 percent of the 652 patent applications that the UW filed in academic year 2016-2017. Source: Office of Research

Number of commercialization agreements

University of Washington

The UW ranked first in commercialization agreements executed among U.S. universities, with 337 agreements in fiscal year 2015 (most recent data). Source: Office of Research

Number of technologies licensed

University of Washington

In fiscal year 2015 (most recent data available), the UW was first in technologies licensed among U.S. universities, with 642. Source: Office of Research

December 27, 2016

U.S. universities with the best coders

University of Washington

The UW was ranked sixth on Fast Company’s 2016 list of American universities with the best coders (combination of highest performers and number of participants). Source: Fast Company

August 3, 2016

UW startups launched in 2015

University of Washington

The UW’s CoMotion launched 15 startups in FY 2015. Source: CoMotion