2018 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution Share 2016 Share 2017
1 Bilkent University, Turkey 16.76 10.01
2 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 8.15 8.94
3 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 4.06 5
4 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 3.3 3.93
5 Koç University (KU), Turkey 3.02 2.71
6 Istanbul University, Turkey 1.04 2.4
7 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 5.24 2.39
8 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.94 2.12
9 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1 1.69
10 Ege University, Turkey 0.71 1.48
11 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 1.29
12 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 2.86 1.24
13 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 1.1 1.17
14 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.14 1.02
15 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 1
16 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.21 0.89
17 Ankara University, Turkey 2.43 0.78
18 Karabük University, Turkey 0 0.75
18 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.5 0.75
19 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.17 0.64
20 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.58 0.63
21 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.02 0.57
22 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 0.56
23 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.45 0.54
24 Gazi University, Turkey 0.77 0.52
25 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 0.51
26 İzmir University of Economics, Turkey 0.5
27 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.23 0.48
28 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.5 0.39
29 Başkent University, Turkey 3.45 0.33
30 Amasya University, Turkey 0.28
31 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.08 0.26
32 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.17 0.25
33 Firat University, Turkey 0.25
34 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.12 0.21
35 University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA), Turkey 0.17 0.2
36 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.06 0.14
37 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.14
38 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 0.04 0.13
39 Aksaray University, Turkey 1.37 0.12
40 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.07 0.1
41 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.01 0.09
42 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.07 0.07
42 Celal Bayar University (CBÜ), Turkey 0.07
43 Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey 0.07
44 Atilim University, Turkey 0.06
45 Cankiri Karatekin University, Turkey 0.06
45 Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey 0.06
46 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 1.06 0.06
47 Sinop University, Turkey 0.25 0.05
48 Marmara University, Turkey 0.34 0.05
49 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.06 0.04
50 Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey 0.14 0.04
51 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.02 0.04
52 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.01 0.04
53 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.04 0.04
54 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey 1 0.04
54 Bursa Technical University (BTU), Turkey 0.04
55 Bartin University, Turkey 0.17 0.03
56 Acibadem University (ACU), Turkey 0.14 0.02
57 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.28 0.02
58 Uludag University, Turkey 0.15 0.01
59 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.43 0.01
59 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.02 0.01
60 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.01 0.01
61 Çağ University, Turkey 0 0.01
61 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.01 0.01
61 Mersin University, Turkey 0.07 0.01
62 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.15 0.01
63 Giresun University, Turkey 0.1 0
64 Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey 0.26 0
65 Beykent University, Turkey 0
66 Bingöl University, Turkey 0

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