Reuters Top 100: South Korea’s KAIST Only Asian University In Top 10

A total of 20 universities from Asia made it into the Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities 2016 list.

AsianScientist (Sep. 29, 2016) – A total of 20 top universities from Asia have made it into the Reuters Top 100: The World’s Most Innovative Universities 2016 list.

While the United States dominates the list, Japan is once again the second best performing country with nine universities on the list and the University of Tokyo at 11th place.

Next comes South Korea, which not only has eight universities on the list, but also the best ranked Asian institution. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, more commonly known as KAIST, came in at 6th place on the list.

Singapore and China each have one entry in the list, with the National University of Singapore at 64th place and Peking University at 70th place, respectively.

The Reuters Top 100 ranking uses proprietary data and analysis tools from the Intellectual Property & Science division of Thomson Reuters to examine a series of patent and research-related metrics, and get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative.

According to Reuters, even just one highly influential paper or patent can drive a university way up the list. But consistency is key to stay at the top of the rankings, it said, with truly innovative institutions putting out groundbreaking work year after year.


Source: Thomson Reuters; Photo: Shutterstock.
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