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Subject KIST Ranked as the World’s 6th Most Innovative Research Institute for 2 Consecutive Years (2017.03.02)
Date 2017-03-02 Read 1745
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KIST Ranked as the World’s 6th Most Innovative Research Institute for 2 Consecutive Years 

- The only Korean research institute listed two years in a row
- Ranked higher than such world-class research institutes as Japan’s RIKEN and Germany’s Max Plank Society

 


On March 1, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that, for the second year in a row, it was ranked by Reuters as the world’s 6th most innovative research institution. This ranking was based on research outcomes, scientific journal publications, and received patents.


※ Selection criteria
- Papers: The number of academic papers listed in the Clarivate Analytics Web of Science database from 2009 to 2014.
- Patents: The number of patent applications listed in the Derwent World Patents Index and the Derwent Innovations Index from 2009 to 2014.
- Patent/paper citations counted up until March 2016.
- Organizations that met the aforementioned criteria were further narrowed to ones that filed at least 70 international patents with WIPO.
- Total scores were calculated by summing up the current 50% weighting and the other 50% weighting of patent citations and patent citation impacts. 


The list was topped by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS, ranked 4th in 2016), followed by France's Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA, 1st in 2016), Germany’s Fraunhofer Society (2nd in 2016), Japan’s Science & Technology Agency (3rd in 2016) and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (7th in 2016). Coming in 6th, KIST ranked 3rd among Asian government research centers and was the only Korean research institution included on the list, ahead of such internationally renowned research institutions as the French National Center for Scientific Research (8th), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (11th), Japan’s RIKEN (13th), and Germany’s Max  Plank Society (16th).


The USA and Germany led the list with five institutions apiece, followed by France and Japan, who each had four. By continent, Europe, Asia, and North America contributed 11, 8, and 6 institutions respectively.
For its profiles of the top 25 institutions, Reuters included information on each one’s patent applications and registrations during the evaluation period, as well as its economic impact.

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