Top Universities in Turkey

Following are the top ranking universities in Turkey:

Koc University
- The Global Executive MBA survey places the Koc Executive MBA program among the leading business schools around the world and as one of the top new entrants (2009).
- Koc University with its College of Administrative Sciences and Economics (CASE) and Graduate School of Business (GSB) is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System EQUIS that is given by European Foundation for Management Development EFMD.
- It is ranked among the world's top 500 universities in the THE-QS World University Rankings™ 2009.

Istanbul University
- Istanbul University is one of the oldest educational institutions in Turkey. When the Turkish Republic was founded, Istanbul University was the only institution of higher education.
- Ranked 401-500th globally according to the THE-QS World University Rankings™ 2009. In Addition it is ranked 243rd globally for Arts & Humanities.

Middle East Technical University
- METU is one of the leading R&D universities in Turkey. The overall volume of grants awarded to METU is among the highest in Turkey.
- In the Webometrics worldwide ranking among 15.000 universities (July 2009), METU is ranked at world's 435th (1st place in Turkey).
- The number of Ph.D. Students, graduated from USA universities by 1998-2003 were evaluated by the National Science Foundation. METU graduates rank 11th in all faculties and rank 6th among Engineering Faculty graduates.

Bilkent University
- It is the first private, nonprofit university in Turkey.
- It is a member of NIBES (The Network of International Business and Economic Schools).
- Ranked 360th among the world's best institutions by THE-QS World University Rankings *(2009). It is also rated highly in a number of subjects: 129th globally for Engineering & IT, 248th for Natural Sciences, 270th for Social Sciences, and 285th for Arts & Humanities.

* From Autumn 2010, Times Higher Education will publish an entirely new list of World University Rankings, using a more detailed methodology and data provided by Thomson Reuters (

* Next: Medical Schools in Turkey


Anonymous said...

This article does not reflect the reality established by statistics. Istanbul Technical University is ranked 1. in Turkey and 108. worldwide in engineering by "Times Higher Education Supplement" (2009). Moreover, ITU is Nr. 1 in terms of publications in the field of technology. Furthermore, the only university that has alumni in "Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researchers" list is ITU. Here are the names of ITU alumni, who are ISI highly cited researchers:

Fazil Erdogan
Hadis Morkoc

Also, the number of ITU alumni, who have faculty positions at top institutions, such as MIT, EPFL and Harvard are by far more than that of any other higher education and research institution in Turkey.

World of University Ranking and League Table

In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.

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