Dear Members of the ODTÜ community,
ODTÜ has shown another strong performance in the world university rankings and ranked in the top three in the “BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015”, released by the Times Higher Education (THE) on Wednesday, December 3, 2014.
ODTÜ had ranked in the “World Top 100 Universities” list in the “World Reputation Rankings”, released by the Times Higher Education in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and also had ranked in the “World University Rankings 2014-2015”, released in October, in the 85th , among the world’s best 400 universities. ODTÜ, thus, had been accredited as the first and only university in Turkey to enter each of these lists.
The BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015 includes only institutions in countries classified as “emerging economies” by FTSE, including the “BRICS” nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The Times Higher Education ranking methodology is drawn up using different performance indicators, including “Teaching”, “Research”, “Citations-Research Influence”, “Industry Income”, and “International Outlook”. The ranking, adjusted for “emerging economies”, gives a higher weighting to the “Industry Income” and “International Outlook” categories and a lower weighting to the “Citations-Research Influence” category.
In the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015, which recognizes institutions in 18 “emerging economies”, ODTÜ is ranked 3rd , whereas China takes 1st and 2nd places. Apart from ODTÜ, seven other Turkish universities are listed in the top 100. Among those seven, Boğaziçi University was ranked 7th, ITU was ranked 8th , Sabancı University was ranked 15th , Bilkent University was ranked 19th, Koç University was ranked 29th, Istanbul University was ranked 51st, and Hacettepe University was ranked 82nd. Further details about the rankings can be found at the following link.
I would like to thank and congratulate all our students, graduates and staff, whose dedication, efforts and talents are foundation for this success of ODTÜ, which adds prestige to the name of our university and country.
Prof. Dr. Ahmet Acar