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Auck Uni ranks high on Asian list

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 31/08/2016
The University of Auckland. © REX Features The University of Auckland.

Auckland University has been rated the most innovative university in New Zealand or Australia, according an inaugural list ranking institutions in Asia.

Auckland has placed 27th in Reuters Top 75: Asia's Most Innovative Universities.

It was the only New Zealand university included.

Acting vice-chancellor Professor Jim Metson says the ranking is a further endorsement of Auckland's on-going investment and recognition of innovation and entrepreneurship excellence.

"Research universities can be powerful forces for radical innovation and economic growth and we are delighted that this university has been recognised as a leader in this area," he said.

Reuters evaluated tertiary institutions on measures that included the number of basic and global patents filed and the percentage of all articles written in collaboration with industry.

Topping the list was the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.

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