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These Are The 75 Most Innovative Universities In The Asia-Pacific, 2018

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) been named the most innovative university in the Asia Pacific, while the University of Tokyo was at the 2nd slot out of 75.

A total of twenty-four universities from China have been listed on this year’s Reuters most innovative universities in the Asia-Pacific – four more than South Korea in second place. Japan was third, with 19 spots on the list and Australia followed on forth with five universities.

The list, comprised of 75 institutions in total, included three institutions from Hong Kong; 2 from Singapore; and one from India and New Zealand.

Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH) takes third, and Seoul National University comes in fourth). Tsinghua University is fifth, meaning it is China’s highest ranking university.

Osaka University (#6), Kyoto University (#7), Sungkyunkwan University (#8), Tohoku University (#9) and the National University of Singapore (#10) – round out the top 10.

The institutions are measured by multiple indexes, including the number of patent applications from Derwent Innovation and academic paper quotation data from the Web of Science.

KAIST is also ranked second in South Korea and 135th in the world by the CEOWORLD magazine’s Best Universities In The World Rankings, 2018. It also is 295th in the world by the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) and is 71-80 in THE Reputation Rankings.

Universities were ranked by mostly quantitative indicators such as the number of patents filed and academic papers published.

These are the 75 most innovative universities in the Asia-Pacific, 2018

RankUniversityCountry
1KAISTSouth Korea
2University of TokyoJapan
3Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)South Korea
4Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea
5Tsinghua UniversityChina
6Osaka UniversityJapan
7Kyoto UniversityJapan
8Sungkyunkwan UniversitySouth Korea
9Tohoku UniversityJapan
10National University of SingaporeSingapore
11Hanyang UniversitySouth Korea
12Peking UniversitChina
13Yonsei UniversitSouth Korea
14Kyushu UniversityJapan
15Korea UniversitySouth Korea
16Tokyo Institute of TechnologJapan
17Fudan UniversitChina
18Keio UniversitJapan
19Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversitChina
20Gwangju Institute of Science And TechnologySouth Korea
21Zhejiang UniversityChina
22Chinese University of Hong KongHong Kong
23Hokkaido UniversityJapan
24Kyung Hee UniversitySouth Korea
25Monash UniversityAustralia
26Nanyang Technological UniversitySingapore
27Ajou UniversitySouth Korea
28Huazhong University of Science And TechnologyChina
29Hiroshima UniversitJapan
30Kumamoto UniversityJapan
31Nagoya UniversityJapan
32Beijing University of Chemical TechnologyChina
33East China University of Science And TechnologyChina
34Tokyo Medical & Dental University (TMDU)Japan
35Tianjin UniversityChina
36University of SydneyAustralia
37Ewha Womans UniversitySouth Korea
38Hong Kong University of Science And TechnologyHong Kong
39University of AucklandNew Zealand
40Shinshu UniversityJapan
41South China University of TechnologyChina
42University of QueenslandAustralia
43Kanazawa UniversityJapan
44China University of PetroleumChina
45University of MelbournAustralia
46Southeast University ChinaChina
47University of Hong KongHong Kong
48University of TsukubaJapan
49Catholic University of KoreaSouth Korea
50Nanjing UniversityChina
51University of New South Wales SydneyAustralia
52Chiba UniversityJapan
53Xian Jiaotong UniversityChina
54Chonbuk National UniversitySouth Korea
55Chonnam National UniversitySouth Korea
56China University of Mining And TechnologyChina
57Pusan National UniversitySouth Korea
58Dalian University of TechnologyChina
59kayama UniversityJapan
60Kyungpook National UniversitSouth Korea
61Harbin Institute of TechnologyChina
62Nankai UniversityChina
63Chung-Ang UniversitySouth Korea
64Inha UniversitySouth Korea
65Sun Yat Sen UniversityChina
66Sichuan UniversityChina
67Shandong UniversityChina
68University of Electronic Science And Technology of ChinaChina
69University of UlsanSouth Korea
70Waseda UniversityJapan
71Indian Institutes of Technology System (IIT)India
72Kobe UniversityJapan
73Konkuk UniversitySouth Korea
74Xiamen UniversityChina
75Tongji UniversityChina
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD Magazine
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is the CEO and editorial director at CEOWORLD magazine, the leading global business magazine written strictly for CEOs, CFOs, top managers, company directors, investors, senior executives, business leaders, high net worth individuals, and the most globally powerful men and women.
Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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