ITU Once More Placed at the Top of the List
Mar 22, 2016


Istanbul Technical University has been once more highly ranked in the world university rankings in the subjects of Mineral and Mining Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical and Electrical Engineering, Earth and Marine Sciences, Materials and Environmental Sciences. ITU, which succeeded to enter the 2015-2016 list of QS World University Rankings by subject, received rankings between 50 and 200 among 945 universities.

QS rankings by subject, which assess general academic success, are based on three main categories including “Academic and Employer Reputation”, “Citation and Research Impact” as well as “h-index”, measuring academic productivity. Internationally recognized and reputable academic staff turned out to be the most significant factor in the success of the Mining Faculty. By ranking among the first 51-100 universities in the subjects of Mineral and Mining Engineering and earning a place among 101-150 universities in Earth and Marine Sciences, ITU holds the first place among universities in Turkey. By earning a place among the best 101-150 universities in the subjects of Chemical, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, ITU ranks among the best two universities in Turkey.

Our Goal is To Be Among the Best 50...

As it was noted by our Rector Prof. Mehmet Karaca: “ITU is a research university, a pioneer in many fields. Our priority has always been academic and scientific development. The name of ITU is included in all best universities rankings with no exception. Primarily our Mining Faculty, which ranked among the best 50-100 universities, and ITU’s internationally recognized and reputable academic staff have undoubtedly contributed to the overall success. The world is making its way to specialised universities, and ITU puts forward its difference in engineering education not only in Turkey but all over the world. Being among the best 50 institutions in the fields of engineering and technology has been our target for 250 years. We aim at a gradual and consistent growth instead of a speedy rise. In addition, I congratulate our university on successfully entering the list of the world’s best universities. We will be very proud if more universities from Turkey appear in the similar rankings.”