Monash University rated by Reuters as an innovation leader

At a time when Australia is seeking to deliver on its innovation agenda, Monash University has been included on the Reuters international rankings as Australia’s second most innovative university. Six Australian universities were included in the rankings list of Asia’s most innovative universities.

The Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities, ranked universities on several key factors including the number of patents filed and the proportion of these that were granted, the volume of research papers and the extent of research collaboration with industry.

Across Asia, Monash University was ranked in thirty-second place on the Reuters list. This result follows Monash moving from 114th to 79th in the Academic Ranking of World Universities in August.

Asia’s most innovative university was judged to be South Korea’s KAIST institute (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ahead of the University of Tokyo in Japan.

The President and Vice Chancellor of Monash University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO said the Reuters ranking was testimony to Monash’s excellent research and its collaboration with industry.

“Monash is intent on developing innovative solutions to the challenges facing the communities we serve in Australia and overseas. Much of our world class research and development work is done in close collaboration with industry across multiple sectors and governments,” Professor Gardner said.

Monash University is Australia’s largest university with 70,000 students. Established in 1958, Monash is the newest of Australia’s Group of Eight universities. It is based in Melbourne’s high growth south east corridor and also has a growing global presence with campuses in Malaysia, India and China and a learning centre in Prato, Italy.