CoHE Publishes University Monitoring and Assessment Report for 2020
November 25, 2021 / Ankara
The Turkish higher education system has largely completed its quantitative
development and aims at quality-oriented structural transformation. In this
context, the principles of transparency and accountability are considered
to be one of the most essential conditions for ensuring the
quality-oriented transformation of the Turkish higher education system and
maintaining its development.
The committee has been carrying out the study on university monitoring and assessment since
2019 to contribute to the processes of higher education institutions in
their fields of activity in line with transparency and accountability and
to make evidence-based assessments of universities. In this scope, the
indicator data of the previous year is obtained from various sources,
especially Turkish universities, and shared with the public.
- Universities are assessed in 45 indicators in four main areas
were determined for the study on university monitoring and assessment in
the basic areas of "Education and Training",
"Research and Development, Projects and Publications",
, and "Community Service and Social Responsibility", which
aim to cover all the studies carried out by universities.
The study aims to reveal the strong points of universities and to support
areas open to development through indicators determined by taking into
account the unique conditions of our country. In addition, it is considered
that the study will have a key role in the creation of the big data of the
higher education system.
- The study contributes to the data-based decision-making processes of
The studies on monitoring and assessment, which the Council of Higher
Education attaches importance, are also closely monitored by universities.
In this context, we are pleased to see that the institutions carry out
studies on the indicators determined through their monitoring and
assessment units. We believe that these studies will contribute to the
data-based decision-making processes of institutions and support their
sustainable qualitative development.
- The reports are published in two categories every year
Under the Study on University Monitoring and Assessment, annual reports are
published in two categories. The first one is the "University Monitoring and Assessment Report" of each
university, and the second is the "University Monitoring and Assessment General Report"
prepared as a result of the analysis of these reports.
- The “University Monitoring and Assessment Reports for 2020” of 193
universities were published
The “University Monitoring and Assessment Reports for 2020” of
193 universities were made available to the public as of today and can be
. The “University Monitoring and Assessment General Report for 2021”, which
is prepared according to the analysis of the data in these reports, will be
shared with the public until the end of the year.
- Despite the slight decrease due to the pandemic, it is observed that
there is an increase in general
When the reports of the universities for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 are
compared, it is observed that there is a general increase in the data
regarding some of the indicators in 2020 despite the slight decrease due to
the COVID-19 pandemic.
When the data regarding some of the indicators in the main area of “Education and Training” are compared to the data for
2018, the rate of courses taken from programs other than the enrolled
programs increased steadily from 14% to 18.58%, the number of accredited
undergraduate programs increased from 420 to 689 and the number of printed
books per student increased from 6.9. to 8.2. While the number of students
graduating from doctoral programs was 7,250 in 2018, it increased to 8,275
in 2019 and became 7,525 in 2020. While the number of international
symposiums, conventions and artistic exhibitions organized by universities
was 2,222 in 2018, it increased to 3,930 in 2019 and was 2,084 in 2020. The
number of students participating in Technocity or TTO projects in 2018,
2019 and 2020 was 13,646, 24,013 and 17,294, respectively.
When the 2018, 2019 and 2020 data for some of the indicators in the main
area of "Research and Development, Projects and Publications" are
compared, the number of publications in national peer-reviewed journals per
lecturer rose from 0.05 to 0.20, and the number of publications in
international peer-reviewed journals from 0.31 to 0.40, and the number of
citations in the highest 10% slice increased from 16,256 25,620. These
increases can be considered as an indication that university
administrations have adopted a management philosophy based on academic
performance. Similarly, the number of national and international research
scholarships by TÜBİTAK increased from 5,357 to 8,087, the number of
support programs increased from 3,752 to 10,576, the number of R&D
projects supported by institutions and organizations increased from 5,770
to 9,015, the number of universities in the world rankings from 24 to 34
and the number of projects carried out jointly with the industry increased
from 3,286 to 6,218.
When the 2018, 2019 and 2020 data for some of the indicators in the main
area of "Internationalization" are compared, the number of
international students increased steadily from 126,681 to 184,046. The
number of international teaching staff with doctorate degrees in 2018, 2019
and 2020 was 1,219, 2,085 and 2,029, respectively. The COVID-19 pandemic
affected the data on international mobility the most. While the number of
incoming academic staff under international exchange programs was 1,368 in
2018, 1,585 in 2019, and 338 in 2020, the number of students was 5,609 in
2018, 6,753 in 2019 and 5,098 in 2020. On the other hand, while the number
of academic staff participating in mobility under international exchange
programs was 2,512 in 2018, 2,227 in 2019 and 568 in 2020, the number of
students was 20,917, 19,556 and 13,681. The number of internationally
funded projects increased from 1,105 to 1,563, with a steady increase
compared to 2018. The number of projects carried out jointly with
international institutions experienced a slight decrease despite the
negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, decreasing from 1,759 in 2019 to
1,724 in 2020.
The last main area is "Community Service and Social Responsibility". When the
2018, 2019 and 2020 data for some of the indicators in this category are
compared, the number of projects carried out jointly with public
institutions increased from 2,237 to 3,061, the number of activities
organized for disadvantaged groups increased from 2,798 to 4,749, the
number of Barrier-Free University Awards increased from 63 to 418, the
number of awards received in the fields of zero waste, green campus and
environmentalism from 26 to 102, the number of universities included in the
green and university indexes increased from 29 to 55, and the amount of
expenditure per student increased from 12,735 TL to 15,825 TL. The number
of social responsibility projects was 2,793, 3,850 and 3,424, and the
number of certificates awarded was 171,681, 291,024, and 281,992.
- With the transition to face-to-face education, it is predicted that
there will be a significant increase in the data for 2021
It is predicted that there will be a significant increase in the data for
2021 with the continuation of face-to-face education, which has been
suspended at universities for about 1,5 years due to the COVID-19 pandemic,
in most of the programs.
- Studies of universities on basic service areas will be closely
With the Study on University Monitoring and Assessment, the main service
areas of universities, especially "Scientific productivity of universities,
Academic performance, University-industry cooperation, R&D,
Internationalization and cooperation with international science academies
and institutions, Social responsibility and service to society" will be
closely monitored. It is considered that the studies will contribute to
higher education by providing coordination between CoHE and universities.
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