2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Bilkent University, Turkey 5.95 11.26 17 86.4%
2 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 3.84 6.24 82 60.2%
3 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.50 4.05 131 165.4%
4 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.76 2.10 5 -24.9%
5 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 2.75 2.06 78 -26.0%
6 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.42 1.42 3 -1.5%
6 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 1.59 1.42 5 -12.1%
7 Burdur Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey 1.00 0.80 5 -21.1%
8 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 0.75 68 -33.8%
9 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.22 0.57 36 -54.4%
10 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.09 0.52 2 464.3%
11 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.05 0.51 34 822.7%
12 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.50 1 N/A
12 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.50 1 N/A
12 Uşak University, Turkey 0.50 1 N/A
13 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.11 0.38 2 237.4%
14 Uludag University, Turkey 0.17 0.35 8 106.7%
15 Giresun University, Turkey 0.00 0.34 23 7,031.0%
16 Gazi University, Turkey 0.13 0.33 1 162.7%
16 University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA), Turkey 0.25 0.33 1 31.4%
16 Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey 0.50 0.33 1 -34.3%
17 Istanbul University, Turkey 1.23 0.30 56 -76.2%
18 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 1.96 0.28 2 -86.0%
19 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
20 Ankara University, Turkey 0.29 0.24 63 -16.9%
21 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.20 0.22 108 8.5%
22 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.02 0.22 49 985.6%
23 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.08 0.20 1 136.4%
23 Inonu University, Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
24 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.03 0.18 35 578.9%
25 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.68 0.18 1 -89.3%
26 Ege University, Turkey 1.00 0.16 1 -84.4%
27 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.16 2 N/A
28 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.02 0.07 35 321.9%
29 Marmara University, Turkey 0.01 0.07 34 394.0%
30 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 0.05 0.05 86 2.8%
31 Bartin University, Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
32 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University (KMU), Turkey 0.00 0.05 33 1,120.8%
33 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.04 0.05 52 5.4%
34 Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University (ATU), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
35 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.03 0.03 17 10.7%
36 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.95 0.03 52 -97.3%
37 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.03 1 N/A
38 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.02 1 N/A
39 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.07 0.01 2 -80.6%
40 Beykent University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -30.3%
41 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.02 0.01 31 -49.9%
42 Sinop University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -44.6%
42 Bingöl University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -44.6%
42 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -45.5%
42 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -45.5%
42 Mersin University, Turkey 0.01 0.01 34 -45.5%
42 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.26 0.01 34 -97.3%
43 Sirnak University, Turkey 1.00 0.00 10 -99.8%
44 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.01 0.00 9 -79.3%
45 Istanbul Arel University, Turkey 0.00 1 N/A
46 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.01 0.00 1 -97.6%

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.