Bilkent University

Bilkent University

- Engineering and Technology Ranking

Turkey Established: 1984 Scholars: 4
Best Scientists Overview

Best scientists

Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Engineering and Technology discipline and affiliated with Bilkent University. There are a total of 4 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Bilkent University is 151 with a mean value for the h-index of 37.75. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Bilkent University is 513 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 128.25.


Bilkent University is one of the leading universities in Turkey and the first non-profit private institution for higher education in the country. While a relatively new university compared to other popular universities in the area, it has become known for the competency of its business and engineering programs as well as its high research output. In addition, the university offers plenty of scholarships, with around 63% of the student population enrolled in one.

Bilkent is organized into 10 faculties and over 30 departments across disciplines like Art, Business, Economics, Education, Engineering, and Science. It offers around 29 undergraduate and 59 graduate programs, among which the most highly regarded ones are Business Management, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering and Technology, and Economics.

Research in Bilkent is conducted in its faculties and 16 centers, covering fields like brain research, global issues, Turkish history, economics, and materials science. The university is also involved in projects funded by third-party organizations like the European Union and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey. Meanwhile, its researchers hold around 12 national and 60 international patents. Bilkent also has its own technopark, which houses more than 220 tech companies and six facilities for research.

Located in Ankara, Bilkent’s main campus features a concert hall that can accommodate around 700 people and dormitories with a collective capacity of over 4,300 students. Its library has a collection of over 1.84 million books, coursed through around 189 databases, and houses an art gallery. Learners can join any of the over 100 student organizations on campus and avail of the university’s health services, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Established in 1984, Bilkent University was founded by distinguished Turkish professor İhsan Doğramacı in an effort to build an institution that raised the academic and research standards in Ankara. Plans were made as early as the late 1960s, with many of the buildings predating the university itself. In 1986, the school admitted its first students, composed of 386 undergraduates and postgraduates.

Today, Bilkent welcomes around 12,000 students and 800 teaching staff. It has partnered with over 330 universities from all over the world for its exchange program. Meanwhile, its faculty has won numerous national awards for their research and teaching, including several winners of the TÜBİTAK Awards, Turkish Academy of Sciences Awards, and the Sedat Simavi Foundation Science Award.

Bilkent’s notable alumni include Emrah Yucel (graphic designer), Gizem Girişmen (archer), Erdem Başçı (economist), Binnur Kaya (actress), Nasuh Mahruki (mountain climber), and Hilmi Volkan Demir (scientist).

Bilkent stands as a center for learning and multidisciplinary growth, as it encourages students to become life-long learners and contributors to society’s advancement. The school also promotes extracurricular growth through its renowned programs in sports, music, and performance arts.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
812 World 4 National Ergin Atalar

Ergin Atalar

Bilkent University, Turkey
D-index 57 Citations 10,415 146
4121 World 14 National Abdullah Atalar

Abdullah Atalar

Bilkent University, Turkey
D-index 33 Citations 5,423 133
5862 World 28 National Hitay Özbay

Hitay Özbay

Bilkent University, Turkey
D-index 31 Citations 4,694 169
6955 World 33 National Ihsan Sabuncuoglu

Ihsan Sabuncuoglu

Bilkent University, Turkey
D-index 30 Citations 4,185 65

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 30 within the area of Engineering and Technology. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.