Reuters ranks ASU 85th for innovation, far from the top spot

Oct 1, 2017, 7:30 AM
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PHOENIX — If you run into an Arizona State University student nowadays, you might have to sit there and listen to them boast about their No. 1 overall ranking in innovation.

At least, that’s where U.S. News and World Report ranked them for the third year in a row. Reuters didn’t share that same kind of thinking.

Reuters released its top 100 list of the world’s most innovative universities, and Arizona State University is No. 85.

U.S. News and World Report’s list was strictly based on the nation’s schools, not the world’s, but the main difference lies in the definition of innovation.

U.S. News and World Report asked college presidents, provosts and admissions deans to determine the school making the most innovative changes in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology and facilities.

Reuters’ list “identifies and ranks the educational institutions doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies and power new markets and industries.”

So if you get past the way innovation is defined by each, then you’ll see they actually agree for the most part with one another, as U.S. News and World Report gave ASU a 115th overall ranking.

ASU is the only school in Arizona to make Reuters’ top 100 ranking, the college’s first time on the list.

Stanford University was given the top spot for the third consecutive year

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Reuters ranks ASU 85th for innovation, far from the top spot