The University of Edinburgh has been ranked the world’s sixth most influential scientific research institution in pharmaceuticals in the State of Innovation report by Clarivate Analytics. The ranking is based on more than 18,000 journals and 71 million patents over the past decade.

The only other UK institution in the top 10 in pharmaceuticals was Dundee University, which was ranked number one. MIT was placed second, while University California Berkeley was placed eight, two places below Edinburgh.

Research impact

Dr Claire Brady, Head of Technology Transfer at Edinburgh Innovations, said: “The report reflects the University of Edinburgh’s status as a world leader in the impact of its research. Edinburgh Medical School is an internationally leading force in basic-to-clinical translational research, conducting around 1,000 clinical projects every year, ranging from small pilot studies to complex interventional investigations and multi-centre international trials.

She added: “Edinburgh Innovations assesses around 100 new inventions a year and files 35 patents. We agree around 50 partnerships a year with both SME and multinational biotechnology and biopharmaceutical companies, to develop new medicines and new technologies to better diagnose patients and improve healthcare.”


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