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Universities in Istanbul, Turkey - Rankings & Reviews

Istanbul
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27
Universities in Istanbul
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199,978
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11,175,000
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  • 27 universities in Istanbul are listed in 24 different university rankings (by institution) as well as 3 different subject specific rankings. 25 of these universities are listed in at least one institution or subject specific ranking.
  • Most comprehensive collection of university ranking scores worldwide. We monitor continuously 103 different university and subject rankings so that you can conveniently compare all rankings in one place.

Oldest university in Istanbul: Istanbul Üniversitesi was founded in 1453

Highest subject rankings of universities in Istanbul:

#1

Mining, Oil & Gas #36  #1  Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

#2

Physics #151  #1  Bogaziçi Üniversitesi

#3

Archaelogy #151  #1  Koç Üniversitesi

#4

Nursing & Health Care #201  #3  Istanbul Üniversitesi

#5

Agriculture (general) #262  #3  Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi

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Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.0 / 5.0 (4 reviews)
#451  #1  QS World University Rankings
#401  #1  THE World University Rankings
#937  #8  Webometrics
#633  #8  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#61  #1  QS 50 under 50
#12  #3  QS EECA University Rankings
#40  #1  Young University Rankings
#47  #1  THE Asia University Ranking
#26  #1  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#64  #1  Financial Times - Executive MBA
#65  #1  European Business School Rankings
#302  #9  RUR Reputation Ranking
#433  #9  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#460  #6  RUR World University Rankings
#1088  #16  URAP World Ranking
#17  #16  URAP Turkey
#2522  #52  Webometrics
#747  #54  Scimago Institutions Ranking
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.8 / 5.0 (408 reviews)
#3096  #58  Webometrics
#791  #68  Scimago Institutions Ranking
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.3 / 5.0 (168 reviews)
#3399  #62  Webometrics
#749  #55  Scimago Institutions Ranking
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.0 / 5.0 (51 reviews)
#3270  #61  Webometrics
#823  #71  Scimago Institutions Ranking
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.8 / 5.0 (45 reviews)
#2601  #54  Webometrics
#796  #69  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#201  #30  QS EECA University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.6 / 5.0 (736 reviews)
#651  #5  QS World University Rankings
#501  #2  THE World University Rankings
#624  #3  Webometrics
#647  #10  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#10  #2  QS EECA University Rankings
#88  #3  THE Asia University Ranking
#71  #3  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#211  #7  RUR Reputation Ranking
#287  #1  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#404  #2  RUR World University Rankings
#809  #8  URAP World Ranking
#8  #8  URAP Turkey
#701  #6  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#740  #8  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.6 / 5.0 (297 reviews)
#651  #6  QS World University Rankings
#601  #6  THE World University Rankings
#801  #10  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#621  #2  Webometrics
#631  #7  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#21  #6  QS EECA University Rankings
#115  #4  THE Asia University Ranking
#74  #4  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#165  #3  RUR Reputation Ranking
#302  #2  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#458  #5  RUR World University Rankings
#556  #3  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#619  #3  URAP World Ranking
#3  #3  URAP Turkey
#651  #4  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#648  #6  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.0 / 5.0 (40 reviews)
#2058  #37  Webometrics
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.4 / 5.0 (452 reviews)
#801  #9  QS World University Rankings
#801  #7  THE World University Rankings
#401  #1  ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities
#747  #6  Webometrics
#597  #3  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#28  #7  QS EECA University Rankings
#201  #10  THE Asia University Ranking
#201  #8  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#210  #6  RUR Reputation Ranking
#432  #8  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#529  #8  RUR World University Rankings
#334  #1  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#579  #2  URAP World Ranking
#2  #2  URAP Turkey
#551  #2  NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers
#560  #2  CWUR Center for World University Rankings
#521  #3  QS World University Rankings
#1073  #10  Webometrics
#694  #20  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#71  #3  QS 50 under 50
#18  #5  QS EECA University Rankings
#43  #2  Young University Rankings
#58  #1  Executive Education - Customised
#71  #2  European Business School Rankings
#384  #10  RUR Reputation Ranking
#357  #6  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#413  #3  RUR World University Rankings
#1331  #23  URAP World Ranking
#25  #23  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.7 / 5.0 (92 reviews)
#3478  #63  Webometrics
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.2 / 5.0 (47 reviews)
#3496  #64  Webometrics
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.2 / 5.0 (592 reviews)
#3248  #60  Webometrics
#251  #35  QS EECA University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.3 / 5.0 (35 reviews)
#5697  #68  Webometrics
#1785  #28  Webometrics
#659  #12  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#161  #17  QS EECA University Rankings
#1561  #34  URAP World Ranking
#37  #34  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.3 / 5.0 (110 reviews)
#1632  #25  Webometrics
#753  #62  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#136  #15  QS EECA University Rankings
#2170  #61  URAP World Ranking
#79  #61  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.2 / 5.0 (240 reviews)
#1001  #95  THE World University Rankings
#1934  #30  Webometrics
#724  #35  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#251  #11  THE Asia University Ranking
#251  #12  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#1811  #46  URAP World Ranking
#53  #46  URAP Turkey
#1001  #99  THE World University Rankings
#1151  #14  Webometrics
#678  #16  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#351  #19  THE Asia University Ranking
#351  #19  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#851  #11  CWTS Leiden Ranking
#946  #10  URAP World Ranking
#11  #10  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.6 / 5.0 (187 reviews)
#1140  #13  Webometrics
#710  #26  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#438  #11  RUR Reputation Ranking
#613  #12  RUR Research Performance Ranking
#660  #12  RUR World University Rankings
#868  #9  URAP World Ranking
#10  #9  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.1 / 5.0 (175 reviews)
#1001  #101  THE World University Rankings
#1951  #34  Webometrics
#686  #17  Scimago Institutions Ranking
#351  #20  THE Asia University Ranking
#351  #21  BRICS & Emerging Economies University Ranking
#1859  #49  URAP World Ranking
#57  #49  URAP Turkey
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.8 / 5.0 (90 reviews)
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.1 / 5.0 (5 reviews)
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.6 / 5.0 (85 reviews)
#191  #23  QS EECA University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

4.0 / 5.0 (53 reviews)
#201  #29  QS EECA University Rankings
Student satisfaction:

Student satisfaction

3.7 / 5.0 (31 reviews)
#251  #34  QS EECA University Rankings
#6097  #71  Webometrics
#2124  #60  URAP World Ranking
#77  #60  URAP Turkey

Key Facts about Istanbul

Population: 11,175,000

Time zone: +12h. (GMT +2)

Region: Istanbul,

Currency: TRY (1 TRY = 0.1499 USD)

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Turkey average):16.28 TRY (57% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 220 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Ranking publishers

 British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

  • Universities: 1017
  • Universities: 136

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Based on the QS World University rankings methodology, the top 50 universities that are under 50 years old.

    Academic Reputation 40%
    Employer Reputation 10%
    Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
    Citations per faculty 20%
    International Faculty Ratio 5%
    International Student Ratio 5%

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  • Universities: 243

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Academic reputation 30%
    Employer reputation 20%
    Faculty/student ratio 10%
    Papers per faculty 10%
    International research network 10%

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  • Universities: 938

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Academic Reputation 40%
    Employer Reputation 10%
    Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
    Citations per faculty 20%
    International Faculty Ratio 5%
    International Student Ratio 5%

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 CWUR Center for World University Rankings

  • Universities: 916

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Research Performance 40%
    Quality of Education 25%
    Alumni Employment 25%
    Quality of Faculty 10%

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 Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

  • Universities: 368

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Academic research publication

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 NTU ranking

  • Universities: 725

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Research excellence 40%
    Research impact 35%
    Research productivity 25%

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  • Universities: 885

 RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

  • Universities: 767

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Teaching Reputation 50%
    Research Reputation 50%

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  • Universities: 767

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
    Citation per papers 20%
    Papers per academic and research staff 20%
    International research reputation 20%
    Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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  • Universities: 778

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Teaching 40%
    Research 40%
    International Diversity 10%
    Financial Sustainability 10%

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 Scimago Institutions

  • Universities: 2916

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Research 50%
    Innovation 30%
    Societal 20%

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 ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

  • Universities: 938

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Alumni winning research prizes 10%
    Staff winning research prizes 20%
    Research paper publications 20%
    Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
    Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
    Per capita academic performance 10%

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  • Universities: 1478

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 THE Times Higher Education, UK

  • Universities: 238

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Teaching 30%
    Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
    Citations 30%
    International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
    Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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  • Universities: 1170

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Teaching 30%
    Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
    Citations 30%
    International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
    Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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  • Universities: 397

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
    Citations 30%
    Teaching 25%
    International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
    Industry income (knowledge transfer) 7.5%

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  • Universities: 414

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Teaching 30%
    Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
    Citations 20%
    International outlook (staff, students, research) 10%
    Industry income (knowledge transfer) 10%

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 The Financial Times Limited, UK

  • Universities: 91

    Criteria used in ranking:
    MBA European rank 25%
    EMBA European rank 25%
    Masters in Management European rank 25%
    Executive Education open programmes 12.5%
    Executive Education custom programmes 12.5%

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  • Universities: 81

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Salary today 20%
    Salary increase 20%
    FT research rank 10%

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  • Universities: 61

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Faculty 8.4%
    Programme design 8.4%
    Preparation 8.3%
    Aims achieved 8.3%
    New skills and learning 8.3%
    Future use 8%

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 Urap

  • Universities: 1947

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  • Universities: 69

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Article 21%
    Citation 21 %
    Article impact total (AIT) 18%
    Citation impact total (CIT) 15%
    International Collaboration 15%

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 Webometrics

  • Universities: 5119

    Criteria used in ranking:
    Visibility 50%
    Excellence 35%
    Transparency 10%
    Presence 5%

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