According to 10 different world rankings that show 159 Turkish universities’ situation by URAP (University Ranking by Academic Performance) Laboratory, Istanbul University the only university appearing in 10 of 10 rankings.
METU Informatics Institute URAP Laboratory has prepared a report which includes 159 Turkish universities situation in 10 different “world university rankings” lists published with the purpose of helping university candidates and parents. Webometrics, SCIMago, US News and World Report, QS, THE, Leiden (CWTS), CWUR, RUR, ARWU and METU Informatics Institute URAP Laboratory was among the institutions of these 10 rankings in which Turkish universities appeared in 2016.
The only university that is among the first 500 in ARWU and SCIMago World Rankings
In the report, 17 Turkish University which appears in at least 5 of 10 institutions’ rankings was indicated. According to this, Istanbul University is the only university that is found in the all rankings.
Istanbul University is among the first 500 in Leiden, ARWU and SCIMago lists. Also, it is the only university that manage to be among the first 500 in ARWU AND SCIMago lists in 2016.
Students who want to study abroad make their choices according to World University Rankings
A research institute called Hobsons EMEA in the US published a 42-page conclusion report of a survey, which is carried out in 2015, subjecting 45,543 university candidates seeking to study in foreign countries. The study’s results revealed that students who wanted to study in universities in other countries were closely watching world university rankings.
According to the results, 43% of student candidates seeking a suitable university in foreign countries prefer ARWU listing, 33% prefer THE, 29% prefer CWUR, 29% prefer QS, 23% prefer URAP, 21% prefer US News, 7% prefer Webometrics, 4% prefer Leiden, 2% prefer U-Multirank and 2% prefer SciMago ranking systems.
Translated by İrem YAŞAR and Eda AYDEMİR
IU Department of Press and Public Relations