Montana State University

MSU garners ranking among top technology universities

August 6, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN – The website Great Value Colleges ranked Montana State University at number 26 in list of 50 universities it sees as being on the “forefront of technological advancement.”

The website scored schools according to metrics on square footage dedicated to research, student access to technology incorporated into classrooms, awards for technology and science-related activities on campus, among other traits. MSU was the only university in Montana to make the list.

MSU was lauded for its successful technology transfer program and for its active participation in the incubation of startups in technology and bio-science: “The university’s technological advancements have successfully turned university-level innovation into local companies and jobs.”

MSU currently has 255 active licenses on technologies developed by faculty and researchers. Of those, 77 licenses are with Montana companies. MSU holds 68 issued U.S. patents, 15 issued foreign patents, and MSU has 33 pending U.S. patent applications and 20 pending foreign patent applications.

Great Value Colleges is a website dedicated to “defining value in college education.” Visit the website – www.greatvaluecolleges.net – to see the whole list. 

Contact: Sepp Jannotta, (406) 994-7371, seppjannotta@montana.edu.