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
|2||University of Tokyo||Japan|
|3||Pohang University of Science And Technology (POSTECH)||South Korea|
|4||Seoul National University||South Korea|
|8||Sungkyunkwan University||South Korea|
|10||National University of Singapore||Singapore|
|11||Hanyang University||South Korea|
|13||Yonsei Universit||South Korea|
|15||Korea University||South Korea|
|16||Tokyo Institute of Technolog||Japan|
|19||Shanghai Jiao Tong Universit||China|
|20||Gwangju Institute of Science And Technology||South Korea|
|22||Chinese University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|24||Kyung Hee University||South Korea|
|26||Nanyang Technological University||Singapore|
|27||Ajou University||South Korea|
|28||Huazhong University of Science And Technology||China|
|32||Beijing University of Chemical Technology||China|
|33||East China University of Science And Technology||China|
|34||Tokyo Medical & Dental University (TMDU)||Japan|
|36||University of Sydney||Australia|
|37||Ewha Womans University||South Korea|
|38||Hong Kong University of Science And Technology||Hong Kong|
|39||University of Auckland||New Zealand|
|41||South China University of Technology||China|
|42||University of Queensland||Australia|
|44||China University of Petroleum||China|
|45||University of Melbourn||Australia|
|46||Southeast University China||China|
|47||University of Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|48||University of Tsukuba||Japan|
|49||Catholic University of Korea||South Korea|
|51||University of New South Wales Sydney||Australia|
|53||Xian Jiaotong University||China|
|54||Chonbuk National University||South Korea|
|55||Chonnam National University||South Korea|
|56||China University of Mining And Technology||China|
|57||Pusan National University||South Korea|
|58||Dalian University of Technology||China|
|60||Kyungpook National Universit||South Korea|
|61||Harbin Institute of Technology||China|
|63||Chung-Ang University||South Korea|
|64||Inha University||South Korea|
|65||Sun Yat Sen University||China|
|68||University of Electronic Science And Technology of China||China|
|69||University of Ulsan||South Korea|
|71||Indian Institutes of Technology System (IIT)||India|
|73||Konkuk University||South Korea|