Amirkabir named most innovative university of Iran

February 20, 2019

TEHRAN – Amirkabir University of Technology was named the most innovative Iranian university for the current Iranian calendar year 1397 (started on March 21, 2018), Mehr reported on Monday.

According to the statistics released by the Iran Patent Center, one third of international patents registered by the universities and research centers belonged to Amirkabir University during the Iranian calendar years 1394 (March 2015-March 2016) and 1395 (March 2016-March 2017).

During the Iranian calendar year 1396 (ended on March 20, 2018), still 31 percent of the patent registration belonged to Amirkabir University, the academic at the university Mehdi Majidpour announced.

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, incubator center at Tarbiat Modarres University and Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute follow Amirkabir University on the list, he said.

Amirkabir University applied for 28 patent registration during current year, out of which six were approved, he concluded.

According to a report released in mid-July 2018, Iran ranks second amongst 9 central and southeast Asian countries in Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018.

With score 33.44 out of 100, Iran ranks 16 in 34 upper middle income countries and with 0.82 Innovation Efficiency Ratio it ranks 11 amongst 126 countries.

In 2017, Iran ranked 75 amongst 127 countries on GII, which is published by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Cornell University, INSEAD. 

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