06 Oct 2021
ITU is Turkey’s First in Computer Science
Appearing in the 251-300 range in Computer Science field according to “World University Rankings 2022” by Times Higher Education, one of the world’s most prestigious academic rating agencies, Istanbul Technical University (ITU) became Turkey’s leading university.
News: İTÜ Media and Communication Office
According to Times Higher Education “World University Rankings 2022” results, Istanbul Technical University continued to rise in international academic rankings this year.
ITU increased its score in “Computer Science” field of THE World University Rankings by Subject rankings 14 points compared to the previous year (2022 score 44.3 – 2021 score 30.3) and appeared in the 251-300 range. In the “General Engineering” field, it increased its score 16.4 points compared to the previous year (2022 score 58.7 – 2021 score 42.3) and appeared in the 401-500 range. ITU rose to a higher standing with its score in Computer Science and ranked first in this field in Turkey.
“Our upward trend in international rankings will continue”
Our Rector Prof. Dr. İsmail Koyuncu commented on the recently announced “2022 THE World University Rankings” results as follows:
“With its experience and strong tradition of nearly two and a half centuries, Istanbul Technical University continues to add new ones to its national and international achievements day by day. In the recently announced 2022 THE World University Rankings by Subject, we increased our score in Computer Science field 14 points compared to the previous year and appeared in the 251-300 range. Thus, we ranked first in this field in Turkey. In General Engineering rankings, we increased our score 16.4 points compared to the previous year and appeared in the 401-500 range. Besides Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering stood out as our strongest fields. Computer science and computer engineering, which makes a great contribution to solving challenging real-life problems, continues to be one of the most important topics of the future, thanks to developing artificial intelligence techniques and data science. In our University, within the scope of computer science and engineering, studies are carried out in a wide range of fields such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, cyber security, algorithm development, modeling and simulation, audio, image and video processing, data science and mining, software engineering, new generation mobile networks, bioinformatics. With its research outputs, publications, citations, industrial collaborations and educational quality in the field of engineering, our University holds a leading position in our country and a very important place among world universities. The rankings we achieved in subject based rankings by Times Higher Education is a result of this. ITU was in the 501-600 range in 2021 THE World University Rankings by Subject, it continued to rise in all fields in the 2022 rankings. ITU will continue to rise in the coming periods.”
THE World University Rankings 2022
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings is the only global performance chart that evaluates research-oriented universities in terms of all their core missions (education, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook). It is one of the most comprehensive analyses trusted by students, academics, university administrations, industry and governments.
The performance indicators are grouped into five areas. These are teaching (the learning environment), research (volume, income and reputation), citations (research influence), international outlook (staff, students and research), and industry income (knowledge transfer).