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Subject : KAIST Ranks as No. 1 Korean Patent University   
Date 2011-07-29 Visit 3128

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) was ranked first among Korean universities for its patent filings and registrations. It registered 4,403 patents between 2006 and 2010, coming in first in this category among all Korean universities, the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO).
Over this five-year period, 12 out of 216 universities registered more than 1,000 patents but none could rival the achievements of Korea’s top science and technology institute. Seoul National University came in second with 3,536 patents, followed by Yonsei university with 2,160 patents, Korea University with 2,516 patents, Hanyang University with 2,274 patents, Sungkyunkwan University with 1,880 patents, Inha University with 1,374 patents, Kyunghee University with 1,274 patents, Pohang University of Science and Technology with 1,223 patents, Konkuk University with 1,080 patents, Kyungpook National University with 1,074 patents, and Pusan National University with 1,006 patents.

KAIST surpassed the other universities by ranking first in nine sectors including information technology, semiconductors, and automobiles, while Seoul National University stole the lead in seven sectors including medicine, veterinary medicine, and nanotechnology. Other universities stood out in certain technology areas, with Kangwon University coming in first in agriculture and fishery with 49 patents, Kunkuk University leading the charge in food with 85 patents, and Chunbuk National University topping the list in the field of optics with 93 patents.



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