Recognized as Turkey's most entrepreneurial and innovative university once again, Sabancı ranked between 441th and 450th place in the QS World University Rankings of the most prestigious institutions in the world.
According to a statement by QS, Sabancı was the only Turkish university in the QS World University Rankings that improved its research performance over the last year. Sabancı also advanced one place among Turkish universities in the rankings, coming second.
Sabancı University ranked between 441th and 450th on the QS World University Rankings, one of the world's most prestigious university rankings. QS World University Rankings evaluates more than 900 universities worldwide on six indicators based on four criteria determined to be relevant to prospective students, namely research, teaching, employability and international outlook.
Four of the indicators are based on “hard” data, and the remaining two on major global surveys – one of academics and another of employers. The weight of the indicators based on hard data are 20% for student-to-faculty ratio; 20% for citations per faculty; 5% for international faculty ratio and 5% for international student ratio. The weight of the survey indicators are 40% academic reputation and 10% for employer reputation.
Turkish universities featured in the top 500 of the QS World University Rankings 2016/17 were Bilkent University, Sabancı University, Koç University, Middle East Technical University and Boğaziçi University.