According to a Thomson Reuter's study, The Ohio State University ranks 25th worldwide in innovation. The rankings are based on the universities’ published research, as well as on the quantity, impact and reach of their patenting activity. "Notable performance at the intersection of these two endeavors, as quantified by a series of specific metrics, has lifted an elite selection of universities to 'Top 100” status,' reads the organization's website.
The "Reuters Top 100: World’s Most Innovative Universities," looks exclusively at universities that have contributed the most to science and technology, leaving the greatest impact on the global economy.
The full list shows Stanford leading the pack, with a number of Big 10 universities in the rankings.