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    The Hebrew University and Tel Aviv are ranked among the 100 most innovative institutions in the world, and the Technion is outside
    The two institutions re-entered the Reuters index, which examines patent registration, research in the exact sciences and commercial impact of patents, which reached 89 last year,


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    Two Israeli universities appear on the list of the 100 most innovative academic institutions in the world by Reuters in 2018. Only 14 countries were represented on the list.

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is ranked 79 th in the ranking - an increase of three places, while Tel Aviv University is ranked 91 th, down 3 places. The Technion, which reached 89 last year, is not on the list. In 2016 it was ranked 59th.

    The Reuters index focuses on the ranking of academic institutions according to studies in the exact sciences, the development of new technologies and assistance in "moving the global economy". The index is based on empirical data only, in contrast to the rankings of universities such as Shanghai, QS, or Times, which combine empirical data with survey data from academics who were asked to evaluate other academic institutions.

    As part of Reuters' work method, 600 academic institutions and government organizations have been mapped by researchers who have published the largest number of articles in scientific journals between 2011 and 2016. The list was filled with the highest number of patent applications in the years to come, according to Darwent's innovation rating. Later on, the list was reduced to institutions that submitted at least 70 patent applications.

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, last June
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, last June Olivier Fitoussi
    The next step in preparing the index was to examine the frequency of submission of patent applications by the universities and some references to registered patents, how many patent applications were approved, how the patents affected research according to the average of its citations in other studies, cooperation with industry and commercial success of the patent. Thus, the final score of the academic index was determined.

    According to the index, the Hebrew University submitted 280 patent applications in the years 2010-2015. With two-thirds of the applications being submitted in the fields of agriculture and food, pharma and biotech and chemicals. 31.1% of the applications were approved and the commercial impact of the patents, ie, the manner in which a patent was registered affected commercial R & D activity, the Hebrew University scored 39.14 points, compared to 48.7 points on the average.

    Tel Aviv University submitted 266 patent applications, mainly in the areas of agriculture and food, medical equipment, chemicals and pharma and biotech. 45.9% of the applications were approved, and their commercial impact equipment was 29.79.

    The first place in the ranking is located in recent years Stanford University American. The institute submitted 691 patent applications, of which 41.5% were approved. The commercial impact score was 72.51. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) followed by Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Washington, University of Texas (8 academic institutions in Texas), the Belgian KU Leuven Institute, Imperial College London and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill . Vanderbilt University in the US closes the first ten.

    In total, the United States dominated the list with 46 universities, Japan and Germany holding second place with 9 universities, South Korea represented by eight universities, China, France and Britain with 5, Switzerland with 3, Belgium, Canada, Israel and the Netherlands with 2 universities and Singapore And Denmark with one university.