UW System (and Madison) ranked in world top 10 for innovation


The news agency Reuters has ranked the University of Wisconsin System eighth on its list of the world’s 100 most innovative universities. The rankings measured such things as academic papers, patent filings and discoveries that have been commercialized. In its analysis, Reuters lauded UW-Madison, in particular, for establishing the nation’s first genetics department in 1910, performing the earliest bone marrow transplant and achieving the first cultivation of human embryonic stem cells in a lab.