Sabancı University rises five places among the best Asian universities and ranks 33rd

Sabancı University advanced five places on the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings this year and ranked 33rd.


Seventeen universities from Turkey were included among the 300 top institutions on the Times Higher Education (THE) Asian University Rankings this year. Among the top three Turkish universities, only Sabancı University improved its standing.

Similar to the World University Rankings, the THE Asian University Rankings list uses a methodology that covers Teaching, Research, Citations, International Outlook and Industry Income using 13 performance indicators. The weights of the categories and their respective indicators are unique to the Asian University Rankings.

THE Chief Editor Phil Baty said the following about the rankings: “It is great to see 17 Turkish universities in the rankings. There are six institutions in the top 100 this year, compared to last year's seven. Many universities improved their positions. For example, Sabancı University advanced five places and ranked 33rd. They had considerable improvement in research impact and industry income in particular. The Asian University Rankings reveals the dynamism, diversity and competition in higher education in Asia. And Turkey is one of the cornerstones of this development.”

The Turkish universities on the Asian University Rankings and their positions are: Koç University 27th (21st last year), Bilkent University 46th (45th last year), Boğaziçi University 52nd (64th last year), Atılım University 64th, ITU 79th (91st last year), METU 101-110 (94th last year), Hacettepe University 161-170 (171-180 last year), Istanbul University 161-170 (99th last year), Izmir Institute of Technology 191-200, Erciyes University 201-250 (191-200 last year), TOBB Economics and Technology University 201-250, Yıldız Technical University 201-250 (191-200 last year), Anadolu University 251+ (131-140 last year), Ankara, Gazi and Marmara Universities 251+.