Site Selection: A Leader in Medical Research

As one of the leading medical research universities in the country, Missouri has a major advantage in Washington University in St. Louis, according to a new article from the Site Selection team.

Washington University consistently ranks among the top universities as it related to medicine, entrepreneurship, business and more. U.S. News & World Report ranked the university No. 7 in medical research schools in 2017. The Princeton Review ranked it No. 10 out of the top 25 schools for entrepreneurs. The university awarded almost 5,000 degrees in 2016-17. Total enrolment for the university is 14,385.

Some of the university’s most prominent areas of study are medical, environmental, plant science and innovation and entrepreneurial research. The university has more than 3,000 research projects annually. And in 2015, the university issued 159 invention disclosures.

“We have excellent professional and undergrad education programs and research associates,” says Holden Thorp, provost of WUSTL. “And we are focused on making those programs as strong as we can make them, but also making sure that they benefit St. Louis and Missouri in whatever ways we can. We’re driving entrepreneurship and innovation in St. Louis and we’ve had a lot of success with that.”

Check out the Site Selection team’s full article on Washington University here.

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