PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Reuters released its fourth annual ranking of the world's most innovative universities, compiled in partnership with Clarivate Analytics. The fourth annual list is based on empirical data including patent filings from Derwent Innovation and research paper citations from the Web of Science to identify the educational institutions most successful in advancing science, inventing new technologies, and powering new markets and industries.
North American universities continue to dominate the Reuters' ranking with 48 universities featuring in the top 100 - 46 in the USA and two from Canada. Once again, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University take the top three spots. Contributing to Stanford's solid foothold at number one is a steady stream of patents and research which are frequently cited by other academics and industrial firms around the world. Recent Stanford research highlights include several developments in the field of artificial intelligence, including a next generation of camera systems to guide self-driving cars and simulators that can predict potential drug interactions before new pharmaceuticals are ever tested on humans.
European universities take 27 places on the list, the highest ranked of which is Belgium's KU Leuven ranked #7, followed by Imperial College London (#8). Asia follows closely, with 23 universities, headed by Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), at #11 and Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH) at #13.
Germany and Japan are tied for second best-performing country, with nine universities each. South Korea has eight universities on the list; China, France and the United Kingdom each have 5; Switzerland has 3; Belgium, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands have 2, and Denmark and Singapore each have 1. Regionally, Asia has 23 institutions on the list, the Middle East has two. There are no universities in the top 100 located in Africa, South America or Oceania.
The University of Manchester, UK showed the biggest improvement in rank surging 27 places in comparison to its showing in 2017. One explanation for this rapid rise is the University's world-leading research on graphene. The University is home to the UK's National Graphene Institute, as well as graphene pioneers and 2010 Nobel Prize recipients in Physics Sir Andre Geim and Sir Konstantin Novoselov. Patents relating to graphene account for about a quarter of all filings from the University over the six-year period surveyed (2011 - 2016).
The full list:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Pennsylvania
University of Washington
University of Texas System
Imperial College London
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)
University of California System
University of Southern California
University of Cambridge
Johns Hopkins University
University of Tokyo
California Institute of Technology
University of Michigan System
University of Wisconsin System
University of Minnesota System
University of Illinois System
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Utah
University of Erlangen Nuremberg
Ohio State University
Seoul National University
University of Toronto
University of Pittsburgh
University of Oxford
University of Colorado System
Baylor College of Medicine
Technical University of Munich
Tokyo Institute of Technology
University College London
Purdue University System
University of Chicago
Oregon Health & Science University
University of Manchester
Indiana University System
Universite de Montpellier
University of Munich
Technical University of Denmark
University of British Columbia
Delft University of Technology
National University of Singapore
University of Zurich
Case Western Reserve University
Rutgers State University New Brunswick
University of Massachusetts System
Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Wake Forest University
University of Florida
University of Paris Descartes - Paris V
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Cincinnati
University of Freiburg
Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg
State University of New York (SUNY) System
University of Claude Bernard - Lyon 1
University of Virginia
Dresden University of Technology
University of Iowa
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Tel Aviv University
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
University of Miami
Arizona State University
University of Paris Sud - Paris XI
Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology
Free University of Berlin
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Clarivate Analytics is the leading global data provider and the number one choice for many prestigious ranking organizations. With our highly curated datasets, we provide the most trusted and unique data to make these rankings possible.
Our information and research analytics tools are relied upon by more than 20 million users and have been selected by the world's most influential ranking organizations such as the Academic Ranking of the World Universities (also known as Shanghai Rankings), CWTS Leiden Ranking, U.S. News Global University Rankings, U-Multirank European Ranking, University Ranking by Academic Performance â€“ URAP (Turkey), I-UGR Rankings (Spain), National Taiwan University Rankings, among many others.
Web of Science is the largest publisher-neutral citation index, powering global discovery and citation analytics across the sciences, social sciences and art & humanities. With more than 1.4 billion cited references going back to 1900 and millions of users per dayâ€”from top government and academic institutions and research-intensive corporationsâ€”the Web of Science citation network serves as the foundation for the Journal Impact Factor, InCites, and other powerful and trusted citation-impact metrics. Clarivate Analytics attaches special significance to the quality of data indexed in the Web of Science.
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For more on the Reuters Top 100: Europe's Most Innovative Universities, including a detailed methodology and profiles of the universities, visit https://www.reuters.com/innovative-universities-2018
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