The results of the “Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index - 2021”, prepared under the leadership of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), have been announced by Mustafa Varank, the Minister of Industry and Technology. With a total score of 75.72, Sabancı University has been ranked as the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university.
The top ten universities in the "Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index - 2021" and their scores were: Middle East Technical University (METU) 83.70, Sabancı University 75.72, İstanbul Technical University (ITU) 72.52, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University 68.35, Yıldız Technical University 66.97, Koç University 65.50, Gebze Technical University 62.71, Boğaziçi University 62.34, İzmir Institute of Technology 59.74 and Özyeğin University 58.18.
The index includes 23 indicators under four dimensions, namely “Scientific and Technological Research Competency”, “Intellectual Property Pool”, “Collaboration and Interaction” and “Economic and Social Contribution”. Sabancı University was the top performer in the “Intellectual Property Pool” and “Collaboration and Interaction” dimensions.
The 23 indicators in the ranking are as follows: Number of scientific publications, number of citations, number of projects, amount of project funds, number of awards, number of alumni of doctoral programs, number of national patent certificates, number of national utility model certificates, number of international patent applications, number of international patent certificates, collaboration and interaction dimension, amount of funds of projects with industry collaboration, number of international projects, amount of funds for projects with international cooperation, number of circulations, number of TÜBİTAK Industry PhD Program Students, number of companies with faculty members as shareholders, number of companies with students/alumni as shareholders, and net sales revenues of companies with faculty members as shareholders.
Yusuf Leblebici, President of Sabancı University, said he was very happy to see Sabancı University ranked first among the foundation universities in Turkey in the “Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index - 2021”. He continued as follows: “As Sabancı University, we are ranked at the top of world university rankings and national and international success indices. We continue to break new ground through the successful work of our faculty members, researchers, alumni and students in addition to our research projects, initiatives, and collaborations with industrial and public organizations. The fact that we have been ranked once again the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university according to the Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index – 2021 is the result of our mission of “creating and developing together”. We are proud to see that our university, which places research in its focus with the strategy of resolving selected global and regional problems and raising individuals towards this goal, has become the most entrepreneurial and innovative foundation university in Turkey”.
You can reach the top 50 universities in the 2021 Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index from this link: https://www.tubitak.gov.tr/tr/icerik-2021-girisimci-ve-yenilikci-universite-endeksi.