NUS is 10th most innovative university in Asia Pacific

The National University of Singapore (NUS) has been placed 10th in the latest Reuters Top 75: Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities rankings, moving up one place from last year. This prestigious list recognises educational institutions in the Asia Pacific region which are doing the most to advance science, invent new technologies, and power new markets and industries. NUS is the highest ranked educational institution outside of Northeast Asia on the list, and it is also the only Singapore university to be placed among the top 10 universities in the list.

The annual Reuters ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities is compiled by Reuters in partnership with Clarivate Analytics, a global data company that provides insights and analytics. The ranking is based on empirical data including patent filings, journal articles published and research paper citations. To compile the latest list, scientific literature and patent data across 10 criteria from 2011 to 2016 were analysed to determine the most innovative academic institutions in the Asia Pacific.

NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye said, “We are delighted that NUS is among Asia Pacific’s top 10 most innovative universities in the latest Reuters Top 75 rankings. Over the last decade, NUS had actively fostered innovation by driving multidisciplinary research and strengthening international linkages with leading laboratories around the world. The relentless pursuit of research excellence by our dedicated faculty members, researchers, staff and students has significantly broadened and deepened the impact of NUS’ high quality research. We will continue to advance science and technology with novel discoveries and accelerate their translation into innovative solutions that could benefit Singaporeans and the global community.”

About Reuters Top 75: Asia Pacific’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.

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