India Institute of Technology (IIT’s) has made it to the Reuters list of most innovative universities in the Asia Pacific Region.
The list of universities included here contains 75 institutions across the continents. This year however the Indian Institute of Technology slipped four positions below previous years ranking.
Among the universities who made it to the list most of them were from China and South Korea. From the 75 universities, about 28 of them are from China and 19 from South Korea. The South Korean Universities which secured a position in the top three are Seoul National University. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Pohang University of Science and Technology. There is a total of 19 universities from South Korea and Japan in the Reuters list.
With regard to the Indian Institutes in the list, only the Indian Institute of Technology could make their way into the list. According to the official release, the Indian Institute of Technology is a network of 23 universities which has centralized patent administration because of which it is not always possible to identify which constituent university is responsible for which research. It is because of this factor that IIT was ranked as an entire system compared to individual universities.
World class campuses like IIT Delhi may have been ranked higher had they not been grouped with smaller and newer institutes. From the total number of universities, China holds the top position with 28 of its universities featuring in the list which include three in Hong Kong the second place is held by South Korea and Japan with 19 universities, Australia comes in next with five universities followed by Singapore with two. India and New Zealand, however, have just 1 university each in the list.
The list of universities for Asia Pacific’s was put together by Clarivate Analytics which identified more than 600 global organizations which published the most articles in academic journals after which they reduced that list to only those institutes which filed at least 50 patents with the World Intellectual Property Organization between 2012 and 2019. These institutes were also evaluated on 10 different metrics.