12 October 2018

The latest list of the world’s most innovative universities has been published by Reuters. The top spots are dominated by the United States, while Germany, Japan and South Korea are well represented. There are no universities from Latin America, Africa, South Asia, Australia or the Middle East outside Israel in the top 100.

Stanford is in first place, as it was last year, followed by MIT. The best performing Asian institution is the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in eleventh place down from sixth last year. The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, is first in Europe.

Data is provided by Clativate Analytics from the following databases: InCites, Web of Science, Derwent Innovations Index, Derwent World Patents Index, and Patents Citation Index.

The metrics are Patent Volume, Patent Success, Global Patents, Patent Citations, Patent Citation Impact, Percent of Patents Cited, Patent to Article Citation Impact, Industry Article Citation Impact, Percent of Industry Collaborative Articles, and Total Web of Science Core Collection Papers.

This year’s top ten are:

  1. Stanford University
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  3. Harvard University
  4. University of Pennsylvania
  5. University of Washington
  6. University of Texas System
  7. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  8. Imperial College London
  9. University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
  10. Vanderbilt University.

Source:
Reuters

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