Technion ranks 6th in entrepreneurship, innovationApr. 7, 2013
The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology ranked sixth in the world in a Massachusetts Institute of Technology survey released on Sunday that evaluated entrepreneurship and innovation in higher education institutions.
The ranking, which was put together by 61 experts from 20 countries, identified 120 universities that demonstrate “a decisive impact and significant contribution in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.”
While the Technion came after MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, Imperial College and Oxford, it preceded the University of San Diego, Berkeley, ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore.
The report also placed Israel, as a country, in third place in terms of entrepreneurship and innovation, after the US and the UK, but ahead of Sweden, Singapore, Germany, the Netherlands, China and Canada.
The survey, which was carried out in partnership with the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia, also placed the Technion first in the category of universities which create or support technological innovation despite the challenging environment in which they operate.
Technion president Prof. Peretz Lavie addressed the survey on Sunday and said the rankings bring the Technion “closer to achieving its dream: to be among the 10 leading universities in the world.”
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