HONG KONG, June 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- KAIST, University of Tokyo and POSTECH top the Reuters 2018 ranking of Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities. The Asia Pacific ranking aims to identify and rank the educational institutions in the region doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and power new markets and industries. Compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics, a global data company providing trusted insights and analytics, the ranking is based on empirical data including patent filings from Derwent Innovation and research paper citations from the Web of Science.
The most innovative university in the region, for the third consecutive year, is South Korea'sKAIST. Formerly known as the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, it is the nation's oldest research-oriented science and engineering university, with campuses in Daejeon, Seoul and Busan. Recent KAIST research highlights include the development of a highly durable platinum-based fuel cell catalyst that removes particulate matter from the air while it is in operation, an innovation that could lead to more efficient electric vehicles that reduce pollution when driven. KAIST once again earned its first-place rank among the APAC's most innovative universities by producing a high volume of influential inventions. Its researchers submit more patents than any other university on the list, and those patents are frequently cited by outside researchers in their own patents and papers.
Japan'sUniversity of Tokyo takes the runner-up spot, moving up one rank from 2017. Korea's POSTECH takes third, also moving up one, and Seoul National University comes in fourth after dropping two. Tsinghua University (#5) is the highest-ranked university in China, up one from last year. Osaka University (#6), Kyoto University (#7), Sungkyunkwan University (#8), Tohoku University (#9) and the National University of Singapore (#10) round out the top 10.
Only three new institutions appear on the list this year, all of them based in China: The China University of Mining & Technology (#56), Shandong University (#67), and Xiamen University (#74). The region exhibits a remarkable consistency, unlike Europe and North America: In contrast, Reuters' 2018 ranking of Europe's Most Innovative Universities featured 15 new entries.
For more on the Reuters Top 75: Asia Pacific's Most Innovative Universities ranking, including a detailed methodology and profiles of the universities, visit here.
Reuters Top 75: Asia's Most Innovative Universities for 2018
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
University of Tokyo
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)
Seoul National University
National University of Singapore
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kyung Hee University
Nanyang Technological University
Huazhong University of Science & Technology
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
East China University of Science & Technology
Tokyo Medical & Dental University
University of Sydney
Ewha Womans University
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
University of Auckland
South China University of Technology
University of Queensland
China University of Petroleum
University of Melbourne
Southeast University - China
University of Hong Kong
University of Tsukuba
Catholic University of Korea
University of New South Wales Sydney
Xi'an Jiaotong University
Chonbuk National University
Chonnam National University
China University of Mining & Technology
Pusan National University
Dalian University of Technology
Kyungpook National University
Harbin Institute of Technology
Chung Ang University
Sun Yat Sen University
University of Electronic Science & Technology of China
University of Ulsan
Indian Institutes of Technology System (IIT)
Reuters Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world's largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national, and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations, and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.
Clarivate Analytics Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than 150 years, we have built some of the most established global brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. These trusted brands are focused on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property (IP) management. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company operating in more than 100 countries including the Greater China region, Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand in Asia Pacific. For more information, visit clarivate.com.