Economic impact of research at UK, US and Japanese universities

This graph compares how UK, US and Japanese universities perform on measures of the economic impact of their research

September 22, 2016
Economic impact of research at UK, US and Japanese universities (22 September 2016)

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Institutions in the US are the leaders by far when it comes to winning income from intellectual property (such as technology licences), whereas Japanese universities earn almost ­nothing.

Japan also produces relatively few university spin-off companies – although the number of spin-offs says little about their success in the ­market.

UK and US universities do best at attracting money from industry for research.

“The clear picture is of the UK being globally competitive in terms of commercialising knowledge,” according to the most recent Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey, from which the data are drawn.

david.matthews@tesglobal.com

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Print headline: Commercial comparators: economic impact of research at UK, US and Japanese universities

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