Istanbul University: Statistics

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#478 of 14,160In the World
#69 of 5,829In Asia
#1 of 175In Turkey
#1 of 52In Istanbul
#55 of 1,091For Neurosurgery
Top50%For 102 other topics

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Enrollment
45,000
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Bachelor
Languages
Turkish
Acceptance rate
35%*

* Istanbul University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because a university has programs where an applicant only needs to meet admission requirements to enroll and doesn't necessarily competes with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely-ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate or recognized foreign equivalent and entrance examination
Academic CalendarOctober to June (October - February; March-June)
Enrollment45,000
Full time employee5,000
Student:staff ratio9:1

Publications & Citations

Publications
40,556
Citations
745,859

Istanbul University majors

by publication & citation count

Medicine
21,272 / 420,216
Biology
7,896 / 210,133
Surgery
4,646 / 114,693
Chemistry
4,493 / 94,624
Engineering
3,705 / 59,489
Physics
3,015 / 46,493
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
2,652 / 63,108
Environmental Science
2,497 / 55,179
Pathology
1,980 / 38,393
Materials Science
1,876 / 29,889
Psychology
1,869 / 56,772
Oncology and Cancer research
1,775 / 33,176
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1,696 / 37,009
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
1,556 / 20,200
Computer Science
1,466 / 30,709
Immunology
1,422 / 49,291
Pediatrics
1,331 / 35,932
Cardiology
1,303 / 18,387
Demography
1,292 / 50,818
Anesthesiology
1,286 / 20,833
Business
948 / 12,139
Physical Therapy
910 / 23,069
Genetics
829 / 43,689
Health Science
822 / 26,618
Anatomy and Physiology
801 / 11,571
Geology
794 / 24,112
Radiation Therapy
747 / 20,761
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN)
729 / 11,374
Dermatology
716 / 10,642
Dentistry
671 / 16,057
Mathematics
657 / 7,921
Psychiatry
634 / 28,293
Pharmacology
605 / 9,712
Botany
555 / 10,703
Biochemistry
553 / 15,612
Economics
540 / 3,221
Geography and Cartography
530 / 7,016
Urology
524 / 11,328
Inorganic Chemistry
502 / 12,830
Microbiology
487 / 9,233

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990129384
1991158422
1992177418
1993181441
1994207688
1995258779
19963461001
19973471297
19983751519
19994222196
20005532924
20016474128
20028285253
20038856856
200410288737
2005106311932
2006122015135
2007132118653
2008119122143
2009132326331
2010145330607
2011149435745
2012182841661
2013213846709
2014244051762
2015270353366
2016284052847
2017255056032
2018214151794
2019258463042
2020295382022

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Design | Arts | Humanities+
Business | Politics | Social Sciences+
Languages | Culture | Linguistics
Nursing | Health | Pharmacy | Medicine+
Engineering | IT+
Maths | Natural Sciences+

Istanbul University alumni

  1. David Ben-Gurion

    Photo
    David Ben-Gurion
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1886-1973 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politiciantrade unionist
    Biography

    David Ben-Gurion was the primary national founder of the State of Israel and the first Prime Minister of Israel. Adopting the name of Ben-Gurion in 1909, he rose to become the preeminent leader of the Jewish community in British-ruled Mandatory Palestine from 1935 until the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, which he led until 1963 with a short break in 1954–55.

  2. Orhan Pamuk

    Photo
    Orhan Pamuk
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscreenwriteressayistjournalist
    Biography

    Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over thirteen million books in sixty-three languages, making him the country's best-selling writer.

  3. Adnan Oktar

    Photo
    Adnan Oktar
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Istanbul University
    In 1986 studied philosophy
    Occupations
    interior designerwritertheologianpolitician
    Biography

    Adnan Oktar, also known as Adnan Hoca, Harun Yahya, is a Turkish religious cult leader, creationist, and conspiracy theorist sentenced to 9,803 years and 6 months in prison. In 2007, he sent thousands of unsolicited copies of his conspiracy book, The Atlas of Creation, which advocates Islamic creationism, to American scientists, members of Congress, and science museums. Oktar runs two organizations of which he is also the Honorary President: Bilim Araştırma Vakfı (BAV, literally, "Science Research Foundation", established 1990), which promotes creationism and Milli Değerleri Koruma Vakfı (literally, "National Values Preservation Foundation", established 1995) which works domestically on a variety of moral issues.

  4. Berat Albayrak

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    Berat Albayrak
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Berat Albayrak is a Turkish businessman and politician. He is the former CEO of Çalık Holding. He was a member of parliament from Istanbul in the 25th, 26th and 27th legislative sessions. He served as Minister of Energy and Natural Resources in the 64th and 65th government of Turkey and was the Minister of Finance and Treasury in the 66th government until his unexpected resignation on 8 November 2020 citing health reasons. His resignation was officially accepted on 9 November and he was succeeded by Lütfi Elvan on 10 November. In 2004, he married the daughter of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

General info

Alternative namesIstanbul Üniversitesi
Founded1933
AccreditationCouncil of Higher Education (YÖK)

Location and Contacts

AddressIstanbul Üniversitesi, Beyazit Yerleskesi
Istanbul, Istanbul, 34452
Turkey
City population14,657,000
Phone+90 (212) 528 0701
Fax+90 (212) 520 5473

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