23 Turkish universities rank on Times Higher Education’s list

23 Turkish universities rank on Times Higher Education’s list

23 Turkish universities rank on Times Higher Education’s list

Twenty-three Turkish universities have entered the 2019 Times Higher Education world university rankings, with two making the top 500 on the list.

Istanbul-based Sabancı University has found itself in the range ranking from 351-400, whereas Koç University entered the list in the range ranking 401-500 globally.

In the top 1,000 on the list are 12 Turkish universities: Bilkent University, Boğaziçi University and Hacettepe University in the range ranking from 501-600, whereas Istanbul Technical University and Middle East Technical University were in the range ranking from 601-800.

On the other hand, in the range ranking from 801-1,000 are: Anadolu University, Atılım University, Erciyes University, Gebze Technical University and Istanbul University.

The rankings, which were unveiled on Sept. 26 at the World Academic Summit in Singapore, include more than 1,250 universities.

The Times ranking—now in its 15th year—lists more universities from 86 countries this year. It uses 13 indicators—including research, knowledge transfer to industry and international outlook—to assess a university.

Oxford University claimed the first position for the third consecutive year, while Cambridge retained its second position and Stanford in the United States held steady in third place.

“It is the only global university performance table to judge research-intensive universities across all of their core missions: Teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. We use 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparisons, trusted by students, academics, university leaders, industry and governments,” the Times Higher Education magazine said on its website.

“The calculation of the rankings for 2019 has been audited by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers [PwC], making these the only global university rankings to be subjected to full, independent scrutiny of this nature,” it also added.