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Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
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Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
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Volume 6, Issue 2, August 2016,
Page(s): 95-103
Literature Review
Received: May 5, 2016; Accepted: June 12, 2016; Published online: January 24, 2017
doi:10.2399/yod.16.003; Copyright © 2016, Deomed
Rankings of Turkish universities in international university ranking indexes
Gökçen Arkalı Olcay1 (E-mail), Melih Bulu2
1School of Management and Administrative Sciences, Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul; 2School of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey
Global ranking indexes measure university performances in terms of criteria such as education, resarch, publication and internationalization. While the dicsussion on the role of global ranking indexes in determining the quality of higher education is going on in the academia, such indexes have started to be taken into account seriously by the public opinion. The leading university ranking indexes share the rankings of world universities that are mostly ranked in terms of a single score based on predetermined criteria, indicators measuring the criteria, and the associated weights of the indicators annually with their stakeholders. While understanding how employed criteria and differences in methodologies influence the actual rankings has been an issue, Turkish universities' placements in such rankings make another avenue for research. This study explores Turkish universities that take place in the leading indexes including THE World, QS World, ARWU, and URAP during 2011 and 2015, their similar and different aspects, and the changes in the rankings over the given time period. Factors such as size of the university, being a state or foundation university, existence of the medical school, and long established reputation play a role in Turkish universities' placements in leading international indexes.
Keywords: Higher education, quality, Turkish universities, university, university ranking indexes.
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