Monash Rated Australia’s Most Innovative University

As Australia continues to deliver on its innovation agenda, Monash University has achieved top spot as Australia’s most innovative university in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities, climbing from second place in 2016.

Monash jumped four places to 28th in Asia Pacific and first in Australia, ahead of the University of Sydney which ranked first in 2016. Five Australian universities ranked in the top 75 this year.

The Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities is a list that identifies and ranks the universities doing the most to advance science and invent new technologies. Universities were ranked on several key factors pertaining to patents and research papers.  Indicators include the number of patents filed and the proportion of these that were granted, the volume of journal articles, and collaboration with industry.

As in 2016, Asia’s most innovative university was judged to be South Korea’s KAIST institute (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ahead of Seoul National University.

Also announced yesterday were the 2017/2018 QS World University Rankings, in which Monash climbed five places to take 60th spot in the world. This reflects a continuing upward trend over the past three years.

Ben Ready
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