2016 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Bilkent University, Turkey 14.13 36
2 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 9.44 61
3 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 8.37 63
4 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 5.68 127
5 Ankara University, Turkey 2.73 80
6 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.23 13
7 Istanbul University, Turkey 2.12 23
8 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.94 5
9 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 1.90 6
10 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.83 21
11 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 1.50 2
12 Gazi University, Turkey 1.30 34
13 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 1.28 4
14 Atilim University, Turkey 1.17 2
15 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 43
16 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.12 20
17 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 1.05 63
18 Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey 1.00 3
18 Başkent University, Turkey 1.00 1
18 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 2
19 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.93 2
20 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.86 83
21 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.83 22
22 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2
23 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.70 2
24 Marmara University, Turkey 0.68 23
25 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.67 1
26 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.57 3
27 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.50 19
28 İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ), Turkey 0.50 1
28 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.50 1
29 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.48 3
30 Osmaniye Korkut Ata University (OKU), Turkey 0.46 2
31 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.38 1
32 Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey 0.33 2
33 Uludag University, Turkey 0.30 14
34 Bingöl University, Turkey 0.30 2
35 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.25 10
36 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.25 1
36 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.25 1
36 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.25 1
36 Işık University, Turkey 0.25 1
36 Tunceli Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.25 1
37 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.24 4
38 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 5
39 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.22 72
40 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.20 2
41 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 3
42 Mersin University, Turkey 0.15 16
43 MEF University, Turkey 0.13 1
44 Ege University, Turkey 0.12 2
45 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.11 1
46 Giresun University, Turkey 0.10 1
47 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1
47 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.08 1
48 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.08 72
49 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.07 1
49 Turkish Military Academy (TMA), Turkey 0.07 1
50 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 0.06 1
51 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 1
52 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.05 10
53 Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey 0.05 1
54 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 3
55 Bursa Orhangazi University (BOU), Turkey 0.04 1
56 Firat University, Turkey 0.04 1
57 Biruni Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.03 1
57 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.03 1
58 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.03 13
59 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi (FSMVU), Turkey 0.03 1
60 Celal Bayar University (CBÜ), Turkey 0.02 16
61 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.02 2
62 Meliksah University, Turkey 0.02 1
62 Dicle University, Turkey 0.02 1
62 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.02 1
63 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.01 18
64 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.01 18
65 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 18
66 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.00 18
66 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.00 18
67 Çağ University, Turkey 0.00 17
68 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.00 12
69 Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University (KSU), Turkey 0.00 5

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