Sabancı University climbs four places and ranks 18th on the Times Higher Education (THE) “Top Universities in BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017"
16 Turkish universities were included in the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2017.
Times Higher Education’s BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings include the top 300 universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa and other emerging economies such as Turkey, and Sabancı University ranked 18th this year, ascending by four places.
Acting President Ayşe Kadıoğlu made a statement saying, “We are proud to have achieved sustainable progress and advanced by four positions compared to last year. We believe that we will have even better success in the future. The fact that our score in each of the 5 main criteria (Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income) has increased, with particular improvements in Citations and Industry Income, is an indicator of the importance we attach to cooperation and research."
Acting President Kadıoğlu continued: "Sabancı University owes this success to the hard work and dedication of its undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, employees, supporters and friends. It is due to the human-focused, performance- and merit-based approach to our students, faculty and employees that encourages a questioning and free spirit, and provides leading services in education and research. We are also glad to see other Turkish universities advance in the rankings."
Similar to the World University Rankings, the list uses a methodology that covers Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income using 13 performance indicators.
Together with Sabancı University in 18th place, other Turkish universities on the “BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings" are Koç University (15th), Bilkent University (37th), Boğaziçi University (39th), ITU (51st), Atılım University (62nd), METU (80th), Istanbul University (138th), Hacettepe University (164th) and Izmir Institute of Technology (193rd), while Erciyes, TOBB and Yıldız Technical Universities were in the 201st to 250th range, and Anadolu, Ankara and Gazi Universities in the 251st to 300th range.