We Rose in the THE Asia University Rankings
Mar 16, 2017

Our university has been ranked among the best universities in Asia. ITU ranked among the top 100 world's best technical universities, alongside Japan, Hong Kong, China and Singapore, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) 2017 Times Asia University ranking, one of the world's leading university ranking organizations. Singapore State University ranked first, China Peking University second and our university 79th among 300 universities evaluated in Asia. In the same order last year, our university ranked 91st rising 12 places and coming in first among the technical universities that entered the list from Turkey.

THE Asia University Rankings, rank 300 universities across Asia, using the same criteria as the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, with a focus on teaching, research, transferring knowledge and international visibility among 13 different performance indicators in order to reflect the characteristics of universities in Asia.


We were in the top 50 in 2017 for the “QS World University Rankings by Subject”, which was announced last week and is one of the world's most respected university rankings. Thus, our university continued its rise in international rankings, proving its success.

"ITU is making itself heard with its success in the world university rankings”

Our Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca explained his views on the rise in the rankings noting that the evaluation of achievement in world university ranking should be considered from different angles. Our Rector pointed out the importance of the success that our university has achieved in the THE ranking, saying that ITU should continue to rise, in line with its potential. Our Rector underlined the fact that the rise of our university among Asian universities is particularly important, highlighting the fact that the axis of science and technology in the world is shifting to the Far East.

Turkey has a key role in the Asian region

Phil Baty, spokesman for Times Higher Education (THE), who does the ranking, stated that the number of universities entering the list from Turkey increases every year and emphasized that universities that have achieved international standards have risen in the success rankings. Baty summarized: "Turkey has a key role in the Asian region and is among the seven potential educational destinations of the future. This year we see that the research budgets of universities are increasing. Underlying the success of Asian universities is diversity and competitive structure. Turkey is continuing to work in these fields and trying to make this success permanent. "