News from the UPF
Pompeu Fabra University is the only University in the Spanish State to appear in the Nature Index 2017 Innovation ranking, a rating that measures the influence of an institution’s research on patents developed by third parties. Specifically, the ranking counts the citations of an institution’s articles that appear in patents developed by other institutions.
Under this parameter (Normalized Lens Influence Metric), UPF comes in 67th place in Europe and 178th in the world, out of the 200 centres included. The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the other institution in the State listed in addition to UPF, comes 176th. The ranking is mainly composed of North American universities, headed by the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the Rockefeller University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).