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Bilkent Leads Turkey’s Universities in QS Rankings

61–70 Among “Young” Universities, 251–300 in Graduate Employability Worldwide

Bilkent University has been named as Turkey’s highest-ranked university in two of the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings for 2019: the QS Top 50 Under 50 and the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

The 50 Under 50 rankings comprise leading universities founded less than 50 years ago. The latest listing includes both the “Top 50 Under 50,” and the “Next 100 Under 50,” containing in total 150 leading institutions founded after 1968.

In the 2019 rankings, Bilkent University appears in the 61–70 group, together with Koç University. Sabancı University is in the 71–80 group.

The Graduate Employability Rankings compare the employability outcomes of higher education institutions around the world, in an attempt to evaluate the institutions’ reputations among employers and the attractiveness of their recent graduates in the job market. Indicators used in these rankings fall into five categories: employer reputation (30%); partnerships with employers per faculty (25%); alumni outcomes (25%); employer/student connections (10%); and graduate employment rate (10%).

Among the universities evaluated, Bilkent ranked in the 251–300 band worldwide, together with Boğaziçi University. İTÜ, İstanbul, Koç and Middle East Technical universities ranked in the 301–500 band.

For more information on the QS Top 50 Under 50 and Graduate Employability Rankings:


https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/employability- rankings/2019