QS published the “World University Rankings: Europe 2024” list, in which it evaluated 688 universities in 42 member countries of the Council of Europe.
In the “Across Europe” ranking on the list, METU from Turkey was 124th, ITU 138th, Koç University 174th, Bilkent University 178th and Boğaziçi University 199th. Sabancı University (201), Hacettepe University (224), Istanbul University (228), Gazi University (283), Ankara University (289), Yıldız Technical University (326), Ege University (381), Istanbul Gelişim University (432), Abdullah Gül University (445), Galatasaray University (445), Marmara University (451), Çankaya University (455), Istanbul Bilgi University (488), Dokuz Eylül University (488) were also among the top 500.
QS: “Academic reputation, employee reputation, number of citations per article, number of articles per faculty member, international research communication network, employability, faculty-student ratio, international student diversity, international faculty member ratio, incoming exchange students” Turkey was included in the evaluation with 72 universities, based on criteria such as “rate, outgoing exchange student rate, sustainability score” and in areas such as “global recognition, research skills, teaching resources, internationalization and employment”.
With this number, Turkey became the second country represented by the highest number of universities after the United Kingdom.
Turkish universities most recognized by employers
In the “Employer Reputation” indicator, which reflects QS’s evaluation in terms of recognition among international employers, three universities from Turkey ranked among the top 50 universities in Europe in this field. METU ranked 34th in this list, making it the most recognized Turkish university by employers. METU was followed by Istanbul Technical University in 37th place and Boğaziçi University in 42nd place.
METU also ranked 109th in the “Academic Reputation” indicator.
Best Turkish universities in Europe for student exchange programs
Turkish universities also ranked high in the “Best student exchange programs in Europe” categories.
In the evaluation of the “Outgoing Student Exchange” indicator, Galatasaray University ranked 12th, Bilkent University ranked 31st, and METU ranked 32nd in Europe. Fırat University ranked 35th in the “Incoming Student Exchange” indicator.
Employment and sustainability indicators
In QS’s “Employment Results” indicator, Boğaziçi University ranked 33rd and became the best Turkish University in this field, while Istanbul University ranked 62nd in the same field.
In the field of “Sustainability”, METU ranked 47th.
“It is a source of happiness to see our work bear fruit.”
President of the Council of Higher Education, Erol Özvar, said, “As the Presidency of the Council of Higher Education, we are making intense efforts in line with our internationalization strategy to make our country competitive with world giants in the field of higher education and to become a center of attraction for an increasing number of students.
It is a great source of happiness for us to see that our work bears fruit.” he said.
Pointing out that many universities from Turkey are included in the ranking of QS, one of the university evaluation organizations that is well known to the public and has become a great prestige and promotion tool, Özvar said:
“In the list where universities in European countries were evaluated, Turkey was the most represented country after the United Kingdom with 72 universities. Our universities made us happy in the evaluation made according to criteria such as academic reputation, student-faculty ratio, number of articles, and number of international students.
METU, ITU, Koç, Bilkent and Boğaziçi Universities, which managed to be among the top 200; Then, I congratulate all our other universities. Not only in QS regional rankings; “I hope that the number of universities that are highly successful in world university rankings will increase in the future and that our successful universities will raise this bar even further.”