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Successful Performances Registered with Received Awards
  • Ranked 6th in the TÜBİTAK Entrepreneurial and Innovative University Index for 2020 and 4th among state universities.
  • According to the articles Stanford University academics published in the journal Plos Biology, 14 YTU academics entered the top 2% of the world.
  • According to the IU Greenmetric 2020 data, YTU rose to the 244th place on the “Most Sustainable Universities" list.
  • 51 projects were entitled to be supported within the scope of STAR BiGG.
  • 13 domestic and 1 foreign patents were registered.
  • 1 patent was transferred.


Number of registered patents



YTU Sailing Club’s
Received in IRC1 Class
at Campus Cup'20



14 YTU Academicians’
percentile according to Stanford University
Scholars’ articles published in the Journal of
Plos Biology


Academic and Faculty Awards

  • Within the scope of the call of 'Horizon 2020-Research and Innovation Framework Program' and 'H2020-SUSEC- 2019', Professor of Map Engineering Department Dr. Füsun Balık Şanlı and her team (Prof. Dr. Ali Melih Başaraner, Associate Prof. Dr. Fatih Gülgen, Dr. Lecturer Alper Şen) won the EU Framework Programs and Horizon 2020 TÜBİTAK Above Threshold Award.
  • With his project within the scope of the Horizon 2020 call, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Sami Topçu, from the Faculty of Education, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, was awarded the TÜBİTAK Above Threshold Award for the second time on behalf of YTU.
  • The Faculty of Civil Engineering was deemed worthy of the "YÖK 2020 Barrier-Free University Spatial Accessibility (Orange Flag) Award" by YÖK.
  • Yıldız Technical University faculty members Prof. Dr. Didem Özçimen, Assoc. Dr. Aysel Kantürk Figen and Assoc. Dr. Ozan Erdinç were given TÜBA-GEBİP award and Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Beşikçi was deemed worthy of the TÜBA-TESEP Honorable Mention (Notable Copyright Award).

Student and Club Awards

  • YTU Sailing Club won the 2nd prize in the Irc1 class at the Campus Cup'20.
  • Archery Club won the 1st place in Turkey and the 4th place in Turkey at the Turkish Interuniversity Indoor Archery Championship. In the individual compound bow category, won 4th place in Turkey.
  • Due to the worldwide pandemic, the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe race was held remotely as part of the off-track awards. Just like last year, the AE2 Project team won the award in the category of Safety this year.
  • YTU AESK (Alternative Energy Systems Club) won the first prize in the "Electromobile" and "Hydromobile" categories in the TÜBİTAK Teknofest Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races. Aesk also received the Efficiency Record Award, Domestic Product Incentive Award, Technical Design Award, Promotion and Dissemination Incentive, and Robotaksi Passenger Autonomous Vehicle Second Prize.
  • Ragribot Team won the first place in the Agricultural Technologies Competition. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan presented the award to the Ragribot team, which won the first prize with its "Mobile Application Controlled Agricultural Robot"project.
  • Participating in Teknofest 2020, under the consultancy of Prof. Dr. Erhan Akdoğan the team named YTU-Biomechatronics, the department won first place in the Technologies for the Benefit of Humanity-Health Category with the “Fixed Upper Limb Exoskeleton Rehabilitation Robot” project, one of the Biomechatronics Research Laboratory projects.
  • Students of Yıldız Technical University Mechatronics Engineering Department Umut Celal Özvar, Burak Yılmaz Mart, Furkan Bekeç, and Cem Evran came second in the TUBITAK 2242 University Students Research Project Competition in Turkey with the "Multi-Axis Collaborative Robot for Industrial Applications" project they conducted with the consultancy of Dr. Ahmet Kırlı.
  • Students of YTU Mechatronics Engineering Department Alperhan Bay, İsa Karaböcek, Oğuzhan Polat, and Onur Göksun came 3rd in Turkey in the TÜBİTAK 2242 University Students Research Project Competition with the "Artificial Intelligence-Based Autonomous Driving" project they carried out under the consultancy of Assoc. Dr.  Aydın Yeşildirek.