The ranking is based on alumni making a difference in the technology industries.
With headquarters for Qualcomm, Sony Electronics and dozens of biotechnology companies, is it any wonder that San Diego State University is among the top universities in the country for turning out leaders in the technology industries?
SDSU ranks No. 21 on The Daily Beast’s “Tech's 29 Most Powerful Colleges” list, published this week.
According to the site, “The Daily Beast tabulated alma maters of more than 250 industry tycoons and execs to determine which colleges turn out greatness.”
Among SDSU alumni cited are Norm Fjeldheim, chief information officer of Qualcomm and Greg Young, chief executive officer of Luxtera, a Silicon Valley-based fibert optics company.
Making technology commercially viable
The ranking also takes into account SDSU’s Technology Transfer Office, which facilitates and enhances the transfer of intellectual property, resources and information between SDSU and the business community.
“The San Diego State University Research Foundation takes the school's creative intellectual property and makes it publicly available and commercially viable,” the site said.
The Daily Beast is a news reporting and opinion website published by the former editor of Vanity Fair and The New Yorker.