The research policies of Atilim University have been designated in line with its vision “ranking among the top 10 Turkish universities and top 500 universities around the world in the fields of research and education”. It is our main objective to contribute the science within the frame of the criteria determined by reputable and reliable national and international ranking organizations and accepted worldwide. Undergraduate students are also included in research activities at our University which has drawn its road map, is capable of conducting research in accordance with this plan and aiming to be recognized not only with research activities but also quality education, knowledge production and sharing.
Prepared for each calendar year, “Research Volume-Quality Criteria and Objectives” contain most of the information regarding our strategies and this document will be updated each year according to new research objectives. The criteria used by the prominent ranking organizations around the world are taken into consideration in the determination of research volume and quality criteria of our University. These criteria are included not only in the determination of research volume criteria but also the preparation of academic performance evaluation system. Publication of scientific research products in high impact journals within the scope of Web of Science, creating funds by means of externally funded projects and commercialization activities through patents and utility models are among our fundamental research volume criteria. For each research activity, Atilim University sets School-based objectives on the basis of international research potential and productivity of fields.
Atilim University has defined the procedures and supports for visiting and postdoctoral researchers to carry out joint studies with our researchers and created scholarship opportunities for the students who are registered in our master and PhD programs which are among the most important elements of research. These developments are important in terms of creating an active and dynamic research environment at our University.
In Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, our University ranked among the top 500 universities around the world and the top 4 Turkish Universities in 2016-2017 academic year, and founded its way into 601-800 range and top 4 Turkish foundation universities in 2017-2018 academic year. Ranking the universities on the basis of their research potential and contribution to a large extent, THE set forth that Atilim University is quite assertive not only in Turkey but also in international arena. Our University has always ranked among the top 50 Universities in “Entrepreneur and Innovative Universities Index” ranking of TUBITAK since 2012 and ranked 19th among all the Universities in Turkey in 2016.
Atilim University Research, Development and Counseling and Technology Transfer Office (ARGEDA-TTO) carries out Research-Development (R&D) and Technology management and coordination activities at Atilim University, taking important steps on the course for being a third generation university. The Office was founded in 2005 to
- To develop and spread R&D culture at all levels at the University;
- Plan and coordinate the research projects financed by the own sources of the University;
- Provide administrative support to researchers in the application and execution processes of externally supported grant programs;
- Develop, plan and execute applied research projects by contacting with business world and industry within the scope of university-industry cooperation;
- Take necessary steps to create added value for the outputs of projects.
ARGEDA-TTO has become one of 25 universities supported within the scope of TUBITAK 1513 Technology Transfer Office Support Program and also one of 25 universities supported within the scope of Individual Young Entrepreneurs Program (BIGG) as of 2017.