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QS Graduate Employability Rankings (November 2016)

unnamedBilkent University has been named as one of the top-ranking universities in Turkey in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings. The QS Graduate Employability Rankings is an annual ranking of universities around the world, celebrating institutions which are committed to and effective in preparing students for the workplace. First published as a pilot edition in 2015, the ranking now features 300 institutions, providing the world’s students with a unique tool by which to compare university performance in this area. Each institution’s total score is compiled based on the following five indicators.

The methodology differs from that found in the global rankings, using different indicators and changing the weighting of existing indicators. The indicators fall into five categories: employer reputation (30%); alumni outcomes (20%), employer partnerships (25%); employer-student connections  (15%); graduate employment rate (10%); and graduate employment rate (10%).

Among the universities evaluated, Bilkent ranked in the 201+ band overall. For more information on the QS Graduate Employability Rankings: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/employability-rankings/2017

 

THE BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings (November 2016)

thebrics2017Bilkent University has been ranked 37th in the Times Higher Education (THE) “BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings” for 2017. Bilkent was ranked 41st last year.

The BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings include only institutions in countries classified as “advanced emerging,” “secondary emerging” or “frontier” by FTSE, among them the BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

The rankings use the same 13 performance indicators as the flagship THE World University Rankings to judge institutions on their teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But they are recalibrated to reflect the development priorities of universities in emerging economies.

Worldwide, Peking University ranked first. Seven universities in Turkey, including Bilkent, were listed in the top 100. The others were: Koç University (15), Sabancı University (18), Boğaziçi University (39), İstanbul Technical University (51), Atılım University (62) and Middle East Technical University (80).

For more information: Times Higher Education

 

Bilkent in Nature Index Rankings – October 2016

nature_coverBilkent University holds the position of Turkey’s top-ranking institution in the prestigious Nature Index as of 2016.

The index provides a way to rate institutions and countries according to the number and quality of research publications produced by their scientists.

In the rankings, Bilkent led in the “fractional count” (FC) and “weighted fractional count” (WFC) measures, which take into account the proportion of authors from a given institution or country who have contributed to an article. http://www.natureindex.com/country-outputs/Turkey

Institution    AC FC WFC
Bilkent University 29 11.67 11.47
İzmir Institute of Technology 22 4 4
Eastern Mediterranean University 4 4 4
Middle East Technical University 55 4.73 3.87
Başkent University 5 3.45 3.45
Boğaziçi University 110 3.68 3.16
Sabancı University 15 6.77 2.75
Ankara University 74 2.67 2.59
İstanbul University 22 4.21 2.01
Hacettepe University 33 1.60 1.60

The Nature Index is a database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 68 high-quality science journals.  The 68 journals of the Nature Index represent less than 1% of the journals covering natural sciences in the Web of Science (Thomson Reuters) but account for close to 30% of total citations to natural science journals.

 

Quacquarelli Symonds Top Universities Under 50 – September 2016

qs50Bilkent University has been named as Turkey’s highest-ranked university in the QS Top 50 Under 50 listing for 2016-2017.

The 50 Under 50 list comprises universities that were founded less than 50 years ago; in 2015 it was expanded from 50 to 100 universities with the addition of the “next 50 under 50.” In the young university rankings for 2016-2017, Bilkent is placed in the 51-60 group; Koç and Sabancı are both in the 61-70 group.

 

 

THE Ranks Bilkent Among World’s Top 400 Universities – September 2016

the201617In the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2016–17, Bilkent University has again been ranked among the top 400. The list places Bilkent in the group of universities ranked 351–400. Among Turkish universities, Bilkent ranks third.

This year’s top-ranked Turkish university, Koç, was placed in the group ranked 251–300. Sabancı was ranked in the 301–350 group; Atılım and Boğaziçi in the 401–500 group; and İTÜ in the 501-600 group. Eastern Mediterranean, Hacettepe and İstanbul universities, the İzmir Institute of Technology, METU and TOBB were listed in the 601–800 group.

The 2016-17 THE World University Rankings list the 980 top universities in the world according to results compiled from 13 performance indicators. Further information on the THE World University Rankings may be found at: https://www.timeshighereducation.com

 

Bilkent Is Top-Ranked Turkish University in QS – September 2016

qs_2016The Quacquarelli Symonds World University rankings report for 2016-17 lists Bilkent University as Turkey’s highest-ranked university.

Bilkent is placed in the group of universities ranked 411-420. Four other Turkish universities join Bilkent in the top 500: Sabancı University (in the group ranked 441-450), Koç University (in the group ranked 451-460), METU and Boğaziçi University (in the group ranked 471-480).

For this edition of the QS World University Rankings over 100,000 survey responses have been collected, 4,322 universities considered, 916 evaluated. Overall, this year’s QS report ranks the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first, Stanford University second, and Harvard University third. For more information: www.topuniversities.com

 

2016 QS Emerging Europe and Central Asia Rankings – June 2016

QSEECA2016The 2016 QS University Rankings for Emerging Europe and Central Asia were released. The rankings highlight the top 200 universities in the Eastern Europe–Central Asia region.

Bilkent University is the second highest-ranked university in Turkey. Boğaziçi University is ranked 9th, Bilkent University is ranked 12th, Sabancı University 13th, METU 14th, Koç University 16th and İstanbul Technical University 23rd in the overall list.
Indicators used in calculating the rankings include academic reputation (30%), employer reputation (20%), faculty–student ratio (15%), papers per faculty (10%), web impact (10%), staff with a PhD (5%), citations per paper (5%), and percentage of international faculty and students (5%).

In the overall EECA rankings, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Novosibirsk State University were 1st and 2nd, with Saint-Petersburg State University 3rd.

 

QS 2016 Subject Rankings List – March 2016

qs_subject20162Bilkent University has been listed among the world’s elite institutions in 5 of the 42 subjects covered by this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject. The QS World University Rankings by Subject highlights the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas, covering 42 subjects as of 2016. Published annually since 2011, the rankings are based on academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

For this sixth edition of the QS subject rankings, 4,226 universities from around the world were evaluated, among which 945 received rankings. The subjects in which Bilkent was ranked are as follows:

Engineering & Technology
Computer Science & Information Systems: 301-350
Engineering – Electrical & Electronic: 151-200
Engineering – Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing: 201-250

Natural Sciences
Physics & Astronomy: 301-350

Social Science & Management
Politics & International Studies 101-150

Founded in 1990, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is a provider of higher education and career information. Its activities span 50 countries; QS works with over 2,000 universities and business schools across the globe.

For the list please visit: http://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings

 

THE BRICS & Emerging Economies University Rankings – December 2015

THE-BRICS-Emerging-Economies-620-x-290Bilkent University has been ranked 41st in the Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings for 2016.

The THE BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings include institutions from the 48 countries classified as emerging economies (advanced and secondary) or “frontier economies” by FTSE. Institutions from 35 of these countries appear among the top 200 for 2016.

The rankings use the same performance indicators as the THE World University Rankings, examining each university’s strengths in the areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. But for these rankings, the methodology is recalibrated to better reflect the characteristics and development priorities of universities in developing economies. For example, more weight is given to a university’s industry links and international outlook.

Worldwide, Peking University ranked first. Seven universities in Turkey, including Bilkent, were listed in the top 100. The others were: Koç University (13), Sabancı University (22), İstanbul University (62), Middle East Technical University (64), İstanbul Technical University (69) and Boğaziçi University (71).

For more information: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2016/brics-and-emerging-economies

 

Nature Index Rankings – November 2015

nature_indexBilkent University holds the position of Turkey’s top-ranking institution in the prestigious Nature Index as of 2015. The index provides a way to rate institutions and countries according to the number and quality of research publications produced by their scientists.

A database of author affiliation information collated from research articles published in an independently selected group of 68 high-quality science journals, Nature Index is compiled by Nature Publishing Group (whose publications include the leading scientific journal Nature) in collaboration with Digital Science.

nature_univtabloIn the rankings, Bilkent led in the “fractional count” (FC) and “weighted fractional count” (WFC) measures, which take into account the proportion of authors from a given institution or country who have contributed to an article. On this basis, Middle East Technical University placed second in Turkey, and the İzmir Institute of Technology third. Internationally, Harvard University and Stanford University topped the list.
Looking at research output by country, the United States far outranked all other nations in the Index; however, China, in second place, has surged in the rankings, followed by Germany, Japan and England. Turkey placed 38th.

The Nature Index is updated monthly, and a 12-month rolling window of data is freely accessible at www.natureindex.com, where more information regarding the index and its methodology may also be found.

 

Quacquarelli Symonds Top Universities Under 50 – November 2015

under_50Bilkent University has been named as Turkey’s highest-ranked university in the newly released QS Top Universities Under 50 listing for 2015. Based on the latest QS World University Rankings, this ranking of universities less than 50 years old places Bilkent in the 51-60 band.

The QS Top Universities under 50 rankings are compiled by taking the top universities from the QS World University Rankings that have been founded or established in the last fifty years. The QS Top Universities Under 50 aims to highlight fast-developing young institutions making a rapid impact on the global ranking tables. It is designed, therefore, to highlight the performance of universities whose performances in teaching and research are increasingly impressive given their age and resources.

Two other Turkish universities join Bilkent in the top 100: Sabancı University (in the group 61-70) and Koç University (in the group 71-80).

Based on six performance indicators, the rankings are designed to assess universities in four areas:
research, teaching, employability and internationalization.

Academic reputation (40%)
Employer reputation (10%)
Student-to-faculty ratio (20%)
Citations per faculty (20%)
International faculty ratio (5%) & international student ratio (5%)

http://www.topuniversities.com/top-50-under-50/2015#sorting=rank+region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=

 

QS Graduate Employability Rankings – November 2015

QS_GERBilkent University has been named as the top-ranking university in Turkey in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

The new Graduate Employability Rankings are a pilot initiative. For this, the first edition of the rankings, over 44.000 survey responses were analyzed, 1.239 universities considered and 723 evaluated. Universities were ranked only if they elected to actively participate in QS’s data collection processes, or if enough publicly available data was available to permit their inclusion.

The methodology differs from that found in the global rankings, using different indicators and changing the weighting of existing indicators. The indicators fall into five categories: employer reputation (30%); partnerships with employers (25%); alumni outcomes (20%); employers’ presence on campus (15%); and graduate employment rate (10%).

Among the 723 universities evaluated, Bilkent ranked in the 151-200 band overall. It placed highest in the categories of employers’ presence (102nd) and partnerships with employers (130th).

For more information on the QS Graduate Employability Rankings: http://www.iu.qs.com/university-rankings/ger/

 

THE Ranks Bilkent Among the World’s Top 400 – October 2015

2015theIn the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2015–16, Bilkent University has again been ranked among the top 400. The list places Bilkent in the group of universities ranked 351–400. Among Turkish universities, Bilkent ranks second, along with Sabancı University.

This year’s top-ranked Turkish university, Koç, was placed in the group ranked 251–300. Bilkent and Sabancı were ranked in the 351–400 group; Boğaziçi, METU and İTU in the 501–600 group; and Ankara, Erciyes, Hacettepe, İstanbul and Yıldız in the 601–800 group.

In the THE rankings, only the top 200 schools receive individual rankings; the rest are listed within groups. In 2014-2015, THE ranked universities in Turkey as follows: METU 85th, Boğaziçi 139th, İTÜ 165th, Sabancı 182nd, Bilkent 201–225 and Koç 301–350.

A number of changes were incorporated into the way the rankings were compiled this year. These included:

1) Expansion of the number of universities ranked. This year, the ranking included 801 universities, as opposed to 400 the previous year. Among the newly ranked institutions, 61 entered the list above position 400. This affected the placement of many institutions already in the rankings.

2) Adjustment to country normalization of citations. In the 2014 and earlier rankings, a “regional modification” was applied to the citation scores for each university.  If a university performed above their national average, this modification would give them a boost globally. This year, THE adjusted their methodology to include a citation impact indicator that took the average score between “pure” citation impact and the country-normalized citation impact.

3) The selection of a new data source. Citation data came from Elsevier’s Scopus database, covering a much wider range of publications in terms of source language than the Thomson Reuters Web of Science, which covers mostly English-language publications. This resulted in the inclusion of many institutions that had not made it into the rankings before.

Worldwide, this year’s top-ranked universities were the California Institute of Technology (1st) the University of Oxford (2nd), Stanford University (3rd) and the University of Cambridge (4th).

Further information on the THE World University Rankings may be found at https://www.timeshighereducation.com.

 

THE Ranks Bilkent 28th Worldwide Among Universities Under 50 – May 2015

100-under-50-logoBilkent University has just been ranked 28th in the 2015 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list of the world’s best “young” universities. Bilkent has been moving up steadily, from 39th in 2013 to 31st in 2014, and now 28th this year. It is the second highest-ranked university in Turkey on the list after Sabancı University, which was ranked 13th; Koç University ranked 51st.

The THE 100 Under 50 rankings list the 100 best universities in the world among those which have been in existence for less than 50 years.

Phil Baty, editor of the Times Higher Education rankings, said: “This unique ranking is based on the same tough standards and same comprehensive range of 13 performance indicators used in the esteemed THE World University Rankings. So many universities in this ranking have shown they can match the ancient global elite and have proven that with the right drive, what others have developed over centuries can be achieved in a matter of decades.

“They are a truly exciting and dynamic group of institutions which should serve as a lesson to the rest of the world—that the traditional global world order is not unassailable and visionary young universities can break through.”

THE’s five performance categories are:
1. Research: volume, income and reputation (30%)
2. Citations: research influence (30%)
3. Teaching: the learning environment (30%)
4. International outlook: people and research (7.5%)
5. Industry income: innovation (2.5%)

For the full list of the 2015 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50: www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/

 

Bilkent Is Top-Ranked Turkish University in QS – September 2015

qs2015The Quacquarelli Symonds World University rankings report for 2015-16, released on September 15, lists Bilkent University among the top 400 universities in the world.

qstabloen2015Bilkent, which ranks 394th (up from 399th last year), is the only Turkish university to make the top 400 in the QS global rankings. Four other Turkish universities join Bilkent in the top 500: METU (in the group ranked 431-440), Boğaziçi University and Sabancı University (441-450) and Koç University (481-490).

Overall, this year’s QS report ranks the Massachusetts Institute of Technology first, Harvard University second, the University of Cambridge third, Stanford University fourth and the California Institute of Technology fifth. For more information: www.topuniversities.com

 

QS 2015 Emerging Europe and Central Asia Rankings – November 2015

QS_EECAThe 2015 QS University Rankings for Emerging Europe and Central Asia were released. The rankings highlight the top 150 universities in the Eastern Europe–Central Asia region.

Bilkent and METU are the highest-ranked universities in Turkey, sharing 11th place in the listing. Sabancı University is ranked 14th and Koç University 15th, with Boğaziçi University and İstanbul University both ranked 17th.

Indicators used in calculating the rankings include academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty–student ratio, papers per faculty member, citations per paper and percentage of international faculty and students. Bilkent is ranked among the top 10 in the EECA in the categories of academic reputation, papers per faculty, citations per paper and international faculty, and first in Turkey in the latter two categories.

In terms of faculty areas, Bilkent ranks 3rd in the EECA in the natural sciences, 9th in engineering and technology, 10th in the life sciences and medicine, 15th in the social sciences and management and 16th in the arts and humanities.

In the overall EECA rankings, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Novosibirsk State University (both in Russia) were 1st and 2nd, with Charles University (Czech Republic) 3rd.

 

Bilkent University Ranks 28th in the 2014 Times Higher Education World’s Best 100 Universities Under the Age of 50 Years

the_100_under_50Bilkent University has been ranked 28th in the 2015 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 list of the world’s best young universities. Bilkent has moved up from its 31st
-place ranking in 2014, and is the highest-ranked university in Turkey on the list.

The THE 100 Under 50 rankings list the 100 best universities in the world among those which have been in existence for less than 50 years. This listing complements the annual THE World University Rankings, which will be released in October this year, and the THE World Reputation Rankings, which are published in March.

THE’s five performance categories are:

1. Research: volume, income and reputation (30%)
2. Citations: research influence (30%)
3. Teaching: the learning environment (30%)
4. International outlook: people and research (7.5%)
5. Industry income: innovation (2.5%)

For the full list of the 2014 Times Higher Education 100 Under 50:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2014/one-hundred-under-fifty

 

Bilkent 31st in Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings

Bilkent University has recently been ranked 31st in the 2014 inaugural Times Higher Education Asia University Rankthe_asiaings.

Like the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the Asia University Rankings are based on 13 separate performance indicators that examine each university’s strengths vis-à-vis its core missions and teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. All data are collected, analyzed and verified by global data provider Thomson Reuters.

For the full list of Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/regional-ranking/region/asia

 

Times Higher Education Ranks Bilkent Among the World’s Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology

Bilkent University has been named among the World’s Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings for 2013-14. Bilkent is ranked 98th and is the only Turkish university on the list.the_2013

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology ranked first, Stanford University second and the University of California, Berkeley, third in the THE university rankings for engineering and technology.

Bilkent’s ranking among the top 100 universities for engineering and technology is in addition to its again being ranked among the top 400 in the overall THE World University Rankings for 2013-14. The list places Bilkent in the group of universities ranked 226-250.

The four other Turkish universities to be included in the top 400 list are Boğaziçi University, which is in the group of universities ranked 1-200, İstanbul Technical University and Middle East Technical University, which are in the group of universities ranked 201-225, and Koç University, which is in the group of universities ranked 276-300.

For more information and the rankings: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/world-ranking