Two Turkish universities make top 200 of Times Higher Education’s list
Two universities from Turkey, Koç University in Istanbul and Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in Ankara, have made it to the top 200 of the Times Higher Education’s (THE) first set of subject rankings releases for 2019.
Koç University found itself in the range ranking from 176-200 in social sciences, while ODTÜ entered the same range ranking in the education subject.
In the top 500 on the social sciences list are three more Turkish universities apart from Koç University: Boğaziçi University was in the range ranking from 301-400, whereas Bilkent University and ODTÜ were in the range ranking from 401-500.
In the top 500 on the education list on the other hand are seven more Turkish universities apart from ODTÜ: Boğaziçi University was in the range ranking from 201-250; Gazi University and Hacettepe University in the range from 301-400; and Anadolu University, Ankara University, Dokuz Eylül University, and Marmara University were represented in the 401-500 range.
The rankings have been so far released for four subjects: Social sciences, education, business and economics, and law. Other subject announcements are set to be made on Oct. 31 (Arts and Humanities), Nov. 7 (Life Sciences; Physical Sciences; Psychology; Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health), and Nov. 29 (Engineering and Technology and Computer Science).
Stanford University in the U.S. topped both the education and law tables, while the University of Oxford in the U.K. is number one in the social sciences ranking, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has claimed first place in the business and economics table.
In the business and economics table, three universities from Turkey entered the top 500 list: Bilkent University, Boğaziçi University, and ODTÜ. No Turkish university on the other hand made the 2019 law ranking.
The subject-specific tables follow the publication of the overall THE World University Rankings 2019, which was revealed on Sept. 26.
The latest ratings are based on the same 13 indicators as for the overall rankings. Grouped in five categories, the methodology is recalibrated to suit the individual fields.
Across all fields, however, the most heavily weighted indicators are teaching (the learning environment) and research (volume, income and reputation), following by citations (a measure of research influence), international outlook (referring to staff, students and research), and industry income (as a measure of innovation).