The University of Silesia reached the first place among the comprehensive universities in Poland in terms of both number of patent applications and of granted patents in the year 2016.
The University of Silesia also placed 11th among 20 most innovative higher education institutions in Poland and 14th, together with the University of Warmia and Mazury, in number of patent applications.
In the last year the University of Silesia made 36 applications, 34 of which were granted patent protection. Thus, among Polish comprehensive universities, the University of Silesia outplaced the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, University of Warsaw and University of Lodz.
Among all higher education institutions the highest positions were taken by the West Pomeranian University of Technology Szczecin, Wrocław University of Science and Technology and Poznan University of Technology. In terms of protection granted the highest-located institutions were Wrocław University of Science and Technology, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow and Lodz University of Technology.