NUS has snagged the 11th spot in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities ranking, which recognises schools doing their utmost in furthering the advancement of science, developing new technologies and powering the economy globally. NUS is the highest ranked educational institution, outside of Northeast Asia, on the list.
Speaking of the ranking, NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “At NUS, we place strong emphasis on pioneering innovations and enhancing the translational impact of our research for the benefit of Singapore and beyond. To be named as the 11th most innovative university in Asia by the inaugural Reuters Top 75 is a strong endorsement of NUS as a research powerhouse and a centre of innovation in Asia.
“This achievement is also a recognition of the dedication and commitment of NUS’ talented faculty members, researchers, staff and students, who work tirelessly to achieve research excellence and pursue its innovative application.”
This accomplishment is the latest feather in the cap for NUS, having recently broken into the world’s Top 100 universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities compiled by the independent Shanghai Ranking Consultancy, as well as having been named Asia’s top university in the Asia University Rankings 2016 published by Times Higher Education magazine and the Quacquarelli Symonds University Rankings: Asia this year.
The list was developed based on data compiled by the IP & Science division of Thomson Reuters. The division identified some 150 Asian academic and government agencies which published the most number of scholarly articles from 2009 to 2014 and cross-referenced them against the number of patents filed by these organisations.
Reuters used the following 10 metrics in deriving the composite score that determined the position of each educational institution: 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.