2019 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 8.94 13.31
2 Bilkent University, Turkey 10.01 7.81
3 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 2.39 5.04
4 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.71 4.49
5 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 0.75 3.19
6 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 5 3.18
7 Istanbul University, Turkey 2.4 2.57
8 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 1.24 2.26
9 Ege University, Turkey 1.48 2
9 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 1 2
10 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.69 1.99
11 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 1.17 1.96
12 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 3.93 1.45
13 Hacettepe University, Turkey 2.12 1.28
14 Atilim University, Turkey 0.06 1.25
15 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.63 1.16
16 Başkent University, Turkey 0.33 1.05
17 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.14 1.02
18 Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey 1
18 Sirnak University, Turkey 1
19 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.02 0.95
20 Ankara University, Turkey 0.78 0.84
21 Gazi University, Turkey 0.52 0.73
22 Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey 0.07 0.63
23 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.62
24 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.48 0.6
25 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.01 0.5
25 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 0.56 0.5
25 Konya Food and Agriculture University (KFAU), Turkey 0.5
25 Kirklareli University, Turkey 0.5
26 Marmara University, Turkey 0.05 0.43
27 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.26 0.38
28 Giresun University, Turkey 0 0.34
29 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.25 0.27
30 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.01 0.26
30 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.51 0.26
31 University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA), Turkey 0.2 0.25
31 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.57 0.25
31 Kadir Has University (KHU), Turkey 0.25
32 Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU), Turkey 0.2
32 TED University, Turkey 0.2
33 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.1 0.2
34 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.89 0.17
35 Uludag University, Turkey 0.01 0.17
36 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.12 0.14
37 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.06 0.14
37 Van Yüzüncü Yıl University (YYU), Turkey 0.14
38 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.14 0.13
39 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.13
40 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.64 0.12
41 Dicle University, Turkey 0.12
42 Mersin University, Turkey 0.01 0.11
43 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.01 0.11
44 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.1
45 Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey 0.04 0.09
46 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.08
47 Firat University, Turkey 0.25 0.07
48 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.04 0.06
49 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.06
50 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.01 0.05
51 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 0.13 0.05
52 Harran University, Turkey 0.04
53 Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU), Turkey 0.03
54 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.04 0.03
55 Istanbul Bilim University, Turkey 0 0.03
56 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.04 0.03
57 Trakya University, Turkey 0.03
58 Acibadem University (ACU), Turkey 0.02 0.02
58 Yıldırım Beyazıt University (YBU), Turkey 0.02
59 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.21 0.02
60 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.04 0.02
61 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.01 0.01
61 Beykent University, Turkey 0 0.01
62 Bingöl University, Turkey 0 0.01
62 Sinop University, Turkey 0.05 0.01
63 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.09 0.01
64 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 1.29 0.01
65 Kastamonu University, Turkey 0.01
66 Çağ University, Turkey 0.01 0
67 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Turkey 0.04 0

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