NUS is 11th most innovative university in Asia

07 June 2017 | Education , Research
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Latest Reuters Top 75 list recognises Asian universities which are doing the most in advancing science and inventing new technologies

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 11th in the latest Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities list for the second year running. The University has also maintained its position as the highest ranked educational institution outside of Northeast Asia, and the only Singapore university to be placed among Asia’s top 15 universities in the list. This prestigious list recognises Asian universities which are doing the most to advance science and invent new technologies.

The annual Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities list is compiled by Reuters in partnership with Clarivate Analytics. The ranking is based on a methodology that focuses on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution's interest in protecting and commercialising its discoveries. To compile the latest list, scientific literature and patent data across 10 criteria from 2010 to 2015 were analysed to determine which Asian academic institutions are the most innovative. 

NUS President Professor Tan Chorh Chuan said, “We are pleased that NUS has once again been recognised as the 11th most innovative university in Asia by the Reuters Top 75. This is a strong recognition of the quality of NUS’ research and the deep impact of our work towards the advancement of science and technology globally. NUS has always placed strong emphasis in enhancing the translational impact of our research. We will continue to seek novel ways to apply our expertise and scientific discoveries for the benefit of Singapore and the global community.”

About Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities

To compile the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities list, organisations are evaluated on:

  • 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
  • Total Web of Science core collection papers

These criteria contribute to the composite score, which in turn determined the ranking of the universities according to innovative capacity and achievement.

For more information on Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities, visit: Reuters.com/innovative-universities-Asia-2017.