Japan and South Korea lead the 2018 Reuter’s ranking of the Asia Pacific’s most innovative universities, with Monash U leading the five Australian unis, at 25 (28 in 2017). Japan and South Korea have four institutions each in the top ten, with China and Singapore having one each. The ranking is based on Web of Science research citations plus other data sources including patent filings. The top five are Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, University of Tokyo, Pohang University (SK), Seoul Uni, and Tsinghua Uni.
Australian universities following Monash, are UniSyd at 36 (31 in ’17), UoQ at 42 (41 in ’17), UniMelb at 45 (46 in ’17) and UNSW at 51 (50 in’17).