Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) of the UK published their 2013 ranking of “World's Top 800 Universities” at http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2013. This year's ranking saw ODTÜ rise to the 431-440 band, up from the 451-500 band of last year.
In the QS 2013 list, Bilkent University is ranked in the 431-440 band, Boğaziçi University in the 461-470 band, Koç and Sabancı Universities in the 501-550 band, İTÜ in the 551-600 band, Hacettepe University in the 601-650 band, İstanbul University in the 651-700 band, and Çukurova University in the 701-800 band.
Rankings by Faculty Areas
ODTÜ is ranked higher than any other Turkish university in all the areas of education and research we are involved in.
QS published separate 2013 university rankings in 5 different faculty areas as well. Listing world's top 400 universities, the ranking is based on survey data on the following set of indicators obtained from world renowned academics and employers: “academic reputation and employer reputation”, “citations per paper”, “number of staff members per student” and “international student-academic staff ratio”.
The 5 faculty areas listed by QS and the ranking of Turkish universities are as follows (http://www.topuniversities.com/faculty-rankings):
Engineering and Technology – The only Turkish university listed among the top 200 universities in all faculty areas, ODTÜ ranked 177 in the area of Engineering and Technology. The ranking of other Turkish universities in this area is as follows: İTÜ-209; Boğaziçi University-291; Bilkent University-301.
Arts and Humanities – Ranking 295, ODTÜ is the only Turkish university in the top 400.
Natural Sciences – Being the best placed Turkish university, ODTÜ ranked 251 in this faculty area, followed by İTÜ (298).
Social Sciences and Management – ODTÜ ranked 294, best place among Turkish universities, followed by Bilkent (297) and Boğaziçi Universities (344).
Life Sciences and Medicine – As ODTÜ does not have a medical school, we were not ranked in this faculty area. The Turkish universities listed in this area were İstanbul (328) and Hacettepe (377) Universities.
I would like to congratulate our academic and administrative staff, graduates, and students, and extend my heartfelt thanks to everybody who contributed to our success.
Prof. Ahmet Acar