According to the UK based Times Higher Education’s "Asia University Rankings 2013" list announced on April 10, 2013, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (ODTÜ) ranked in the 22nd place among the top 100 universities of the Asian continent.

Being the only Turkish university listed in the "World Reputation Rankings 2013" announced in March 2013 and placing in the 51-60 band among the top 100 institutions of the world, ODTÜ has also represented Turkey at the highest rank in Asia’s top universities list.

Covering countries like Japan, China, South Korea, Hong-Kong, Singapore, India, Israel, and Iran, the "Asia University Rankings 2013" list is based on 13 different performance criteria including educational quality, research activities, citations to scientific publications, industrial revenues and international outlook.

In the list where ODTÜ holds the highest rank among the Turkish universities, Bilkent, Koç, Boğaziçi and İstanbul Teknik Universitesi ranked in 28th, 31st, 37th and 38th places, respectively. Japan is the best represented country with 22 universities in the list where the total of 15 Asian countries has appeared in the ranking.

ODTÜ’s place in the world university rankings has been significantly rising with the demands  of international students. The number of international students at ODTÜ has increased by 30% within the last four years. Obtaining a share of 9% of the total European Union Research Funds coming to Turkey, ODTÜ proved itself in the international platforms with its strength in research.  As it may be known, ODTÜ Technopolis has been ranked as the top institution in the “Technopolis Rankings” (Teknokentler Başarı Sıralaması) announced by the Ministry of Science, Industry and Technology last week.

I congratulate and express our sincere thanks to our faculty members, administrative staff, students and alumni for their contribution to this remarkable outcome.


Prof. Dr. Ahmet Acar


Last Updated:

10/10/2013 - 14:45