Hacettepe University is a world-class research university with highly competitive researches, qualified education and training practices, needs-oriented knowledge and technology transfer mechanisms, collaborations with public and industry sectors, and international institutional relations.
Our university aims to strengthen the research-oriented university identity in line with the core values such as merit, transparency, participation, society-oriented, seeking excellence and being a pioneer, to spread entrepreneurship throughout the university, to train qualified researchers, to develop the understanding and practices of social responsibility.
At Hacettepe University, research has a broad spectrum and multidisciplinary structure covering the fields of medicine-health, science-engineering and social-humanities, as well as fine arts, music and performing arts. Research is managed through a circular process with planning, policy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation components under the responsibility of a Vice Rector. Developing research policies, determining research objectives and priorities, evaluating cooperation opportunities, diversifying project supports, planning financial resources and managing university rankings are among the important objectives of this process.
Hacettepe University is one of the most competitive research universities in our country with its qualified and well-trained researchers, advanced research laboratories, budget allocated for research from its own resources and research grant sizes obtained from external sources. The presence of researchers from different disciplines offers a suitable environment for multidisciplinary studies.
Hacettepe University has competitive research opportunities with its strong technical infrastructure and research laboratories. Our university has been devoting a significant part of its own revenues to the development of the infrastructure of research laboratories for many years. Advanced researches in the fields of medicine-health, science-engineering and social-humanities are carried out in research laboratories that contribute to the scientific literature at a universal level and produce joint projects with the private sector.
Hacettepe University has research and application (UYGAR) centers that continue their activities in the fields of medicine-health, science-engineering and social-humanities in order to support the application dimension and researches of the programs applied in academic units and to differentiate from the programs and research currently carried out with multi-disciplinary approaches.
Since its establishment, Hacettepe University has been cooperating scientifically with reputable organizations from the world's leading countries in science. Among the countries with the most collaborations in research articles published by Hacettepe University are the United States of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The impact of international collaborations on the quality and quantity of Hacettepe University publications can be monitored.
Scientific publication in internationally reputable sources is an important feature that defines research universities. Hacettepe University has been in the first place in our country in terms of the number of research articles published for years. The number of publications of our university has increased steadily over the years and has exceeded 3200 per year as of 2020. Hacettepe University has made a universal contribution to science with a total of 33000+ research articles published.
Hacettepe University researchers have won 62 TUBITAK Incentives, 17 TUBITAK Sciences, 7 TUBITAK Community Service, 2 TWAS awards and a total of 88 TUBITAK awards for their contributions to science at the universal level. Our promising young researchers have been awarded 24 TB GEBİP awards and 1 BAGEP award. In addition, 50+ faculty members have been awarded national and international prestigious awards such as Unesco Goethe Medal, Vehbi Koç, Sadat Simavi, L'Oreal Scientist, Eczacıbaşı and Novartis award.
Hacetepe University was declared as a research university with the decision taken by the the Higher Education Council on September 26, 2017. Hacettepe has become one of the brand universities of our country with its unique contributions to science in the 50 years that have passed since its establishment. Hacettepe today not only in Turkey, is among the world's leading universities.