Johns Hopkins ranks among world's leaders in industry funded research

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Johns Hopkins University ranks among the world's top universities when it comes to securing funding for research from private businesses, according to new rankings released today by Times Higher Education.

JHU is listed fourth in the London-based publication's first-ever Funding for Innovation ranking, which assesses universities worldwide based on the amount of private sector investment received to support research and innovation. Hopkins receives just less than $250,000 per academic staff member, THE reported.

Johns Hopkins is one of two U.S. universities among the top 20—Duke ranks second. Germany's LMU Munich tops the list, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology is third, and Turkey's Anadolu University rounds out the top five.

In THE's annual World University Rankings, released in September, JHU ranks 11th.

Johns Hopkins has also led U.S. higher education in research and development spending for 36 consecutive years, with a record $2.242 billion spent in fiscal 2014, according to an annual National Science Foundation report.

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