The Achievement of Our University in TÜBİTAK Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index
Mustafa VARANK, Minister of Industry and Technology, announced the results of the “2020 Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index”, which was created by The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK).
In the ranking in which 185 universities with more than 50 faculty members are taken into account, universities were ranked according to 22 performance indicators in 4 fields including Competence in Scientific and Technological Research, Existing Intellectual Property Rights, Cooperation and Interaction Efforts, and Economic Contribution and Commercialization and ranked as to the total score.
Among the top 50 universities in the list, 34 are public and 16 are private universities. In this context, Erciyes University was ranked in the 15th place among all universities and the 11th among the public universities.
According to this index, 282 institutions including the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Council of Higher Education (YÖK), Presidency of Defense Industries, Ministry of Treasury and Finance, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Organization (KOSGEB), Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TÜRKPATENT), General Directorate of Agricultural Research and Policies (TAGEM), Technology Development Foundation of Turkey (TTGV), Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Directorate of Center for EU Education and Youth Programmes and our universities contributed to this study conducted by TÜBİTAK, our university was ranked 5th among all universities and 4th among public universities in the field of Economic Contribution and Commercialization.
When the performance indicators were analyzed, the ranking results of our university were as follows:
12th among all universities and 9th among public universities in the Number of Registered Students to TUBITAK Industrial PhD Programme;
8th among all universities and 6th among public universities in the Number of Academic Firms;
4th among all universities in the Number of Student/Graduate Firms;
5th among all universities and 3rd among public universities in the Net Sales Revenue of Student/Graduate Firms;
6th among all universities and 4th among public universities in the Number of Licensed Patents and Utility Models.
We would like to thank to all our members, students and stakeholders who have contributed
to the development and success of our university.