07 June 2018
Reuters has published the latest edition of their ranking of Asia’s innovative universities. The leader for the third year in succession is KAIST (formerly the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) of South Korea.
The ranking assesses contributions to applied science and technology and collaboration with industry.It is based on data provided by Clarivate Analytics and includes those institutions in East Asia, South Asia and Oceania with the most publications in academic journals and with at least 50 patents filed at the World intellectual property Organisation between 2011 and 2016.
The indicators used for these rankings are Patent Volume, Patent Success, Global Patents, Patent Citations, Patent Citation Impact, Patent to Article Citation Impact, Industry Article Citation Impact, Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles, and Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers. All indicators are weighted equally except for Patent Citations Impact and Percent of Patents Cited which have a half weighting each.
The most innovative universities are in East Asia with South Korea and Japan leading the field. The best performing Indian institution is the Indian Institutes of Technology system in 71st place while the leading Australian university is Monash University in 25th.
The top ten universities are:
- KAIST, South Korea
- University of Tokyo, Japan
- Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea
- Seoul National University, South Korea
- Tsinghua University, China
- Osaka University, Japan
- Kyoto University, Japan
- Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea
- Tohoku University, Japan
- National University of Singapore.