Six Turkish universities ranked among world’s top 400
ISTANBULSix Turkish universities were listed this year among the 400 top universities in the world, while Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) entered the top 100, in the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
ODTÜ was named as the world’s 85th best university this year, climbing up from its spot in the 201-250 place category in the 2013-14 results.
Boğaziçi University followed ODTÜ, finishing in 139th spot. Istanbul Technical University was 165th, while Sabancı University was 182th.
Bilkent University was ranked in the 201-250 category while Koç University was placed in the 301-350 bracket, increasing the number of Turkish universities in the top 400 to six.
Bilkent and Koç universities were also ranked 31st and 41st, respectively, in the list of the "world’s best young universities."
The California Institute for Technology (Caltech) was named the world’s best institution in the annual league table for the fourth consecutive year. Harvard and Oxford followed in second and third place, respectively.
The United States continues to dominate the list, taking seven of the top 10 positions and 45 of the top 100. The United Kingdom was second, with 11 universities in the top 100.
The other countries that took places in the list’s top 100 were the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Canada, Switzerland, Sweden, South Korea, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, France, China, Belgium and Italy.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 evaluates world-class universities across all of their core missions, including teaching (worth 30 percent of the overall ranking score), research (30 percent), knowledge transfer (30 percent), industry income (2.5 percent) and international outlook (7.5 percent).