Middle East Technical UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1956

Mission: METU’s mission is to attain excellence in research, education and public service for society, humanity and nature by nurturing creative and critical thinking, innovation and leadership within a framework of universal values.

Vision: A pioneer university at international level, which transforms its region and the world.

History: www.metu.edu.tr


Overall percentile


Research percentile


Innovation percentile


Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldMiddle EastOECDTurkey
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 722nd72nd654th26th
Arts and Humanities 493rd18th455th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 770th44th693rd7th
Business, Management and Accounting 541st21st431st1st
Chemistry 698th97th613th19th
Computer Science 464th24th367th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 534th69th466th15th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 479th27th398th4th
Energy 542nd86th427th17th
Engineering 499th44th402nd8th
Environmental Science 514th58th426th12th
Mathematics 539th58th441st15th
Medicine 726th53rd676th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 710th58th615th6th
Physics and Astronomy 559th42nd488th8th
Psychology 659th26th621st6th
Social Sciences 503rd13th428th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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