Middle East Technical University (METU) is a public research university in Ankara, Turkey. Renewable energy is one of five research thrusts in METU’s 2011-2016 Strategic Plan. METU was established with a strong international mission, and METU is the leading university in Turkey in terms of depth and breadth of international ties and the amount of funds generated from international research projects.
In 2014 the Times Higher Education (THE) of England ranked METU as the 3rd best university in the world and the best in Turkey in the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2015, and the 85th best university in the world and the best in Turkey in the World University Rankings 2014-2015.
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Students working with faculty members from our group have gone on to the following international institutions.
As it is very well known, METU has the highest ranking among universities in Turkey in engineering field according to many rankings in terms of education and research by respected and authorized institutions. In addition, as a former B.Sc and M.Sc student, and a former Assistant in METU ME, it was an obvious and easy choice for me to continue my study in such a competitive, scientific and ethical environment, which, I think, are invaluable to have for a future academician or an engineer in the industry with desire to have a deeper understanding in a specific field to contribute the universal knowledge.
METU is the most reputable and pioneering university in Turkey with its high quality scientific education and I believe that it will take the place it deserves among the best universities in the world in the following years. Working with very successful and hardworking professors at METU is a big opportunity to gain very valuable academic abilities.
I preferred METU for my PhD study, since it has kept its contemporary and scientific character all the time and it has been improving its ranking in international education society day by day.