Top 25 Performing Universities in Co-Publications with Industrial Partners

In this list we present the U-Multirank 2018 top performers on the indicator ‘co-publications with industrial partners’.

This indicator adresses the level of collaboration between universities and industry. The more research is carried out with industrial partners, the more likely it is that knowledge transfer takes place between academia and business/industry.

The list of top performers in university – industry cooperation as measured by joint research publications is dominated by European (19) and Asian (6) institutions. Among them we find 4 French, 6 Japanese , 3 Austrian, 3 UK and 3 German universities of applied sciences. Among the top performers are many technical universities.

The 25 top performers in Co-publications with industrial partners are:

  • LUISS Guido Carli (Italy)
  • Institute of Technology Nuremberg (Germany)
  • Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria)
  • Reutlingen University of Applied Science (Germany)
  • Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University (Russian Federation)
  • The Institute of Cancer Research (United Kingdom)
  • Munich University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
  • Glyndŵr University (United Kingdom)
  • Fukuoka Women’s University (Japan)
  • Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands)
  • ENSAT, National Institute of Agronomy (France)
  • Yokohama National University (YNU) (Japan)
  • Telecom SudParis (France)
  • Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria)
  • SRUC (United Kingdom)
  • Nagoya Institute of Technology (Japan)
  • École Centrale de Lyon (France)
  • IMT Atlantique (France)
  • Graz University of Technology (Austria)
  • Osaka Prefecture University (Japan)
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (Japan)
  • Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden)
  • University of Tampere (Finland)
  • Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) (Japan)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Sweden)


The list is sorted by indicator scores in descending order; possible ties are not marked.

Information about the indicator:


Co-publications with industrial partners


Knowledge Transfer


The percentage of the university's  research publications that list an author affiliate with an address referring to a for-profit business enterprise or private sector R&D unit (excludes for-profit hospitals and education organisations).

Data source

CWTS/Thomson Reuters - Web of Science Core Collection

Time reference

period 2013 - 2016

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