Highest ranking university from Turkey only 190th in new list
Önder Öndeş - ISTANBUL
Universities in Turkey tumbled down the list in the latest Best Global Universities rankings, released by the U.S. News and World Report, with the highest-ranking university in Turkey once again being Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, which was ranked 190th.
Boğaziçi University’s rank dropped to 190 this year from 166 last year, while Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in the capital Ankara saw its rank slip down from 213 to 314 and Istanbul Technical University from 257 to 336.
The next Turkish university on the list was Bilkent University in Ankara with a ranking of 491, becoming the top-ranking foundation university in the country. Hacettepe University in Ankara ranked at 567 and Ankara University ranked at 590.
The Best Global Universities 2018 list includes 1,250 universities from 74 countries. The institutions were evaluated in 22 different subject areas, including the arts and humanities, medicine, computer science and social sciences. They were also ranked based on 13 indicators measuring academic research performance as well as their global and regional reputations.
The United States leads the global rankings with 221 schools on the list, including four of the top five. Harvard was ranked number one in the world, followed by MIT, Stanford, the University of California at Berkeley and Oxford University in the United Kingdom.