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‘KAIST the Most Innovative University in Asia-Pacific Region’

Writer : PR Office Date : 2017-06-12 Hit : 406 Email : kaistpr@kaist.ac.kr




KAIST topped the most innovative universities ranking in the Asia and Pacific region for the second year in a row in 2017. Thomson Reuters released the second annual ranking of the Asia Pacific regions’ most innovative universities, a list that ranks the top 75 educational institutions doing the most to advance science and invent new technologies.

KAIST earned first place by producing a high volume of influential inventions. KAIST researchers submitted 923 patent filings from 2010 to 2015 and was the most cited in research papers, taking first place out of 75 top-ranked universities in the Asia and Pacific region.  Those are key criteria in the rankings compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics. The Clarivate Analytics evaluates the institutions on 10 different metrics, focusing on academic paper citations and patent filings.

South Korean universities filled four out of the top five spots in the rankings and eight of the top 20 on the 2017 list. A total of 22 Korean universities were on the list of the top 75. Meanwhile 25 Chinese universities including Hong Kong, and 18 Japanese universities were listed in the rankings.  

(Photo caption: Dr. Justin Kim (right), regional director of Clarivate Analytics Korea presents the plaque of the Most Innovative Univerisites in 2017 in Asia-Pacific region to President Sung-Chul Shin on June 15.)

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