2017 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Bilkent University, Turkey 14.13 16.76 36 21.7%
2 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 9.44 8.15 70 -11.4%
3 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 8.37 5.24 71 -35.8%
4 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 5.68 4.06 134 -26.6%
5 Başkent University, Turkey 1.00 3.45 5 253.9%
6 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.12 3.30 34 203.7%
7 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.23 3.02 11 39.1%
8 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2.86 6 269.7%
9 Ankara University, Turkey 2.73 2.43 86 -8.7%
10 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.83 1.94 47 8.7%
11 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.94 1.50 2 -20.6%
12 Aksaray University, Turkey 1.37 4 N/A
13 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.86 1.10 35 31.2%
14 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1.06 3 1,204.1%
15 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi (YYÜ), Turkey 1.05 2 N/A
16 Istanbul University, Turkey 2.12 1.04 11 -49.6%
17 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 1.00 1 2.6%
17 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University (KMU), Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
17 İstanbul Yeni Yüzyıl Üniversitesi, Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
18 Yeditepe University, Turkey 0.90 2 N/A
19 Gazi University, Turkey 1.30 0.77 4 -38.8%
20 Ege University, Turkey 0.12 0.71 3 490.9%
21 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 0.58 52 -46.8%
22 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.25 0.50 3 106.7%
23 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.48 0.50 1 6.4%
24 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.20 0.45 2 134.7%
25 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.25 0.43 3 74.4%
26 Marmara University, Turkey 0.68 0.34 33 -48.6%
27 Yalova University, Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
27 Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey 1.00 0.33 1 -65.8%
28 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.22 0.28 70 33.0%
29 Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey 0.26 4 N/A
30 Sinop University, Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
31 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.93 0.23 2 -75.3%
31 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 1.90 0.23 2 -87.9%
32 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.08 0.21 2 159.7%
33 Zirve University (Zirve), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
34 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.83 0.17 30 -78.7%
35 Bartin University, Turkey 0.17 2 N/A
36 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.38 0.17 1 -54.4%
36 University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA), Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
37 Uludag University, Turkey 0.30 0.15 13 -48.3%
38 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.50 0.15 30 -69.7%
39 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.57 0.14 3 -74.6%
40 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 1.28 0.14 2 -88.8%
41 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 0.14 2 -36.0%
42 Adana Science and Technology University (ADANA STU), Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
43 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.07 0.12 39 76.7%
44 Giresun University, Turkey 0.10 0.10 1 2.6%
45 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.02 0.09 2 480.0%
46 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.24 0.08 2 -66.9%
47 Mersin University, Turkey 0.15 0.07 31 -48.7%
48 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 0.07 2 90.4%
49 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.02 0.07 62 279.6%
50 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.08 0.06 69 -13.3%
51 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.70 0.06 1 -90.8%
52 Kilis 7 Aralık Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
52 Yaşar University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
53 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 0.05 1 -74.2%
54 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.03 0.04 15 55.0%
55 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 1.05 0.04 69 -96.2%
56 Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey 0.33 0.04 1 -88.2%
57 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.11 0.04 1 -65.8%
58 Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University (KSU), Turkey 0.00 0.04 2 3,259.8%
59 Trakya University, Turkey 0.03 1 N/A
60 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.25 0.03 1 -88.9%
61 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.01 0.02 30 171.2%
62 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.67 0.02 2 -96.6%
63 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.02 1 N/A
64 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 0.01 1 -80.6%
65 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 27 19.2%
66 Kırıkkale University, Turkey 0.01 1 N/A
67 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 29 7.9%
68 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.00 0.01 29 141.4%
68 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.00 0.01 29 59.8%
68 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.00 0.01 29 59.8%
69 Çağ University, Turkey 0.00 0.00 23 34.0%
70 Karabük University, Turkey 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.