Top 75 Asia's Most Innovative Universities By Reuters

Recently, the Reuters released a list of 75 universities in the continent of Asia which are known for their innovation. The list features Asia's most innovative universities, which identifies the educational institutions that are ar doing the most advance science, invent new technologies and help drive the global economy.


Of the 75 elite universities of the Asian continent, only 2 Indian institutions have made it to the list. 22 Chinese universities are in the list. Out of the top 20, 17 institutions are in Japan and South Korea.

The only 2 Indian universities appearing in the top 75 are the Indian Institutes of Technologies and the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

The below list features the top 75 most innovative universities in Asia:

Rank by Reuters Name of the Institution Country
1 Korea Advanced Institute of
Science & Technology (KAIST)
South Korea
2 University of Tokyo Japan
3 Seoul National University South Korea
4 Osaka University Japan
5 Pohang University of Science
& Technology (POSTECH)
South Korea
6 Tohoku University Japan
7 Kyoto University Japan
8 Sungkyunkwan University South Korea
9 Yonsei University South Korea
10 Keio University Japan
11 National University of
12 Tokyo Institute of Technology Japan
13 Tsinghua University China
14 Korea University South Korea
15 Hanyang University South Korea
16 Peking University China
17 Gwangju Institute of Science
& Technology
South Korea
18 Kyushu University Japan
19 Nagoya University Japan
20 Hokkaido University Japan
21 Chinese University of Hong
22 Ajou University South Korea
23 Zhejiang University China
24 Shanghai Jiao Tong University China
25 Kyung Hee University South Korea
26 Hiroshima University Japan
27 University of Auckland New Zealand
28 University of Sydney Australia
29 University of Tsukuba Japan
30 Hong Kong University of
Science & Technology
31 Tokyo Medical & Dental
32 Monash University Australia
33 University of Queensland Australia
34 University of Melbourne Australia
35 Nanyang Technological
36 Fudan University China
37 Chonnam National University South Korea
38 Okayama University Japan
39 Shinshu University Japan
40 Kumamoto University Japan
41 Tianjin University China
42 Kanazawa University Japan
43 Ewha Womans University South Korea
44 Inha University South Korea
45 East China University of
Science & Technology
46 Chiba University
47 Beijing University of
Chemical Technology
48 Waseda University Japan
49 South China University of
50 Kyungpook National University South Korea
51 Chonbuk National University South Korea
52 University of New South Wales Australia
53 Catholic University of Korea
South Korea
54 Pusan National University South Korea
55 Nanjing University China
56 University of Hong Kong China
57 Huazhong University of Science & Technology China
58 Southeast University China
59 Konkuk University South Korea
60 Kobe University Japan
61 Dalian University of Technology China
62 Nankai University China
63 Harbin Institute of Technology China
64 Xian Jiaotong University China
65 Chung Ang University South Korea
66 Hong Kong Polytechnic University China
67 Sichuan University China
68 Sun Yat-sen University China
69 Gyeongsang National
South Korea
70 Nihon University Japan
71 Indian Institute of
Technology (IIT)
72 Indian Institute of Science
(IISC) - Bangalore
73 Putra University Malaysia Malaysia
74 University of South Australia Australia
75 University of Malaya Malaysia
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