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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:

1

Stanford University

USA

2

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

USA

3

Harvard University

USA

4

University of Pennsylvania

USA

5

University of Washington

USA

6

University of Texas System

USA

7

KU Leuven

Belgium

8

Imperial College London

United Kingdom

9

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

USA

10

Vanderbilt University

USA

11

Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST)

South Korea

12

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Switzerland

13

Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

South Korea

14

University of California System

USA

15

University of Southern California

USA

16

Cornell University

USA

17

Duke University

USA

18

University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

19

Johns Hopkins University

USA

20

University of Tokyo

Japan

21

California Institute of Technology

USA

22

Osaka University

Japan

23

University of Michigan System

USA

24

Northwestern University

USA

25

University of Wisconsin System

USA

26

Kyoto University

Japan

27

University of Minnesota System

USA

28

University of Illinois System

USA

29

Georgia Institute of Technology

USA

30

University of Utah

USA

31

University of Erlangen Nuremberg

Germany

32

Ohio State University

USA

33

Columbia University

USA

34

Seoul National University

South Korea

35

University of Toronto

Canada

36

Tohoku University

Japan

37

University of Pittsburgh

USA

38

Yale University

USA

39

Sungkyunkwan University

South Korea

40

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

41

University of Colorado System

USA

42

Tufts University

USA

43

Baylor College of Medicine

USA

44

Tsinghua University

China

45

Technical University of Munich

Germany

46

Kyushu University

Japan

47

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Japan

48

University College London

United Kingdom

49

ETH Zurich

Switzerland

50

Purdue University System

USA

51

University of Chicago

USA

52

Oregon Health & Science University

USA

53

University of Manchester

United Kingdom

54

Indiana University System

USA

55

Universite de Montpellier

France

56

University of Munich

Germany

57

Technical University of Denmark

Denmark

58

Emory University

USA

59

Peking University

China

60

Sorbonne University

France

61

University of British Columbia

Canada

62

Delft University of Technology

Netherlands

63

National University of Singapore

Singapore

64

Princeton University

USA

65

University of Zurich

Switzerland

66

Hanyang University

South Korea

67

Case Western Reserve University

USA

68

Yonsei University

South Korea

69

Rutgers State University New Brunswick

USA

70

Boston University

USA

71

University of Massachusetts System

USA

72

Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Germany

73

Wake Forest University

USA

74

Keio University

Japan

75

Korea University

South Korea

76

University of Florida

USA

77

Leiden University

Netherlands

78

University of Paris Descartes - Paris V

France

79

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

80

University of Cincinnati

USA

81

University of Freiburg

Germany

82

Ruprecht Karl University Heidelberg

Germany

83

State University of New York (SUNY) System

USA

84

University of Claude Bernard - Lyon 1

France

85

University of Virginia

USA

86

Dresden University of Technology

Germany

87

University of Iowa

USA

88

Ghent University

Belgium

89

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

China

90

Hokkaido University

Japan

91

Tel Aviv University

Israel

92

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Germany

93

Zhejiang University

China

94

Fudan University

China

95

University of Miami

USA

96

Arizona State University

USA

97

University of Paris Sud - Paris XI

France

98

Gwangju Institute of Science & Technology

South Korea

99

Nagoya University

Japan

100

Free University of Berlin

Germany

How #Clarivatedata powers the #ReutersRankings

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 – 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 day—from top government and academic institutions and research-intensive corporations—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.

Derwent Innovation, the flagship patent research platform from Clarivate Analytics, provides access to the most trusted global patent data and scientific literature with powerful capabilities to perform analysis and collaborate efficiently. Powered by the Derwent World Patents Index, Derwent Innovation provides users with the most comprehensive patent solution offering editorially enhanced, authoritative and accurate patent data covering more than 50 patent-issuing authorities.

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

About Reuters: Reuters, the news and media division of Thomson Reuters, is the world's largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day. Reuters provides trusted business, financial, national and international news to professionals via Thomson Reuters desktops, the world's media organizations and directly to consumers at Reuters.com and via Reuters TV. Follow news about Reuters at @ReutersPR.

About Clarivate Analytics: Clarivate Analytics is the global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation. Building on a heritage going back more than a century and a half, we have built some of the most trusted brands across the innovation lifecycle, including Web of Science, Cortellis, Derwent, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet. Today, Clarivate Analytics is a new and independent company on a bold entrepreneurial mission to help our clients radically reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing innovations. For more information, please visit clarivate.com.

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