Turkish
p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Editors
Yunus Söylet,
Recep Öztürk,
Salih Murat Akkın,
Süphan Nasır
2018 Volume 8
 
 
Deomed Publishing
 
Çevrimiçi Erken Baskı / Online Preprint Issue
Original Empirical Research
Received: March 1, 2017; Accepted: August 5, 2017; Published online: April 25, 2018
doi:10.2399/yod.17.019; Copyright © 2018, Deomed
Ranking Chemical Engineering Departments in Turkey Based on Academic Performance
Başar Uyar (E-mail)
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey
Abstract
This study ranks the chemical engineering departments in Turkey based on their academic performances during the past five years. This is the first and only study that assesses and ranks the universities of Turkey at departmental level. Published international articles, completed TÜBİTAK research projects and graduate theses were used to calculate the academic performances. The departments are ranked based on both the total number of activities and the number of activities per academician; the ranking of total activities has been found to be a better reflection of public and scientific community perception. The results show that the highest ranked chemical engineering department in Turkey is in Istanbul University, and the top ten departments are located in the leading three cities (Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir). Only the top three departments in Turkey had comparable publication outputs compared to their international counterparts. The number of departments and academicians which are virtually unproductive in terms of academic output is also significant; one fifth of the academics did not publish any article in a journal that is indexed in the WoS database within the last five years, no graduate theses were produced in four departments, and eight departments did not have any completed projects. Even though more departments and academicians are added to the academic pool every year, total academic output does not increase in parallel.
Keywords: Academic performance, bibliometrics, chemical engineering, ranking, research evaluation
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