Koc University

Koc University

The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. 

Top reasons to study here

  • Koç University consistently strives to advance knowledge through its efforts and to serve Turkey and humanity as a model of institutional excellence.
  • Research conducted at Koç University contributes to scientific development on an international scale
  • Koç University’s commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs attract world-class academicians.

About

History

Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Since its establishment, Koç University has become one of the leading universities in Turkey, distinguished by notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.

Education

Koç University’s strong academic offerings are further bolstered by a vivid social environment and dynamic campus life, including regular social activities, student clubs, sports teams and voluntary organizations. 

The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.

Research

The purpose of research programs at Koç University is to make qualified and genuine contributions to universal science and to positively influence the intellectual, technological, economic and social development of Turkey. 

The academic members recognize the value of interdisciplinary collaboration and work as a team while also sustaining their independent research.

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GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
465 -14
2020
451 -3
2019
448
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
-
2020
501 -100
2019
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
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2020
747 -44
2019
703
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Library services

Suna Kıraç Library was established on 12 October 1993. Its initial collection of 1590 volumes was located on the İstinye Campus, built on the site of a former match factory. Dr. Ahmet Şimşek, Director of the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) Office, held the additional charge of Director of the Library until December 1993.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities.
  • Koç University is a non-profit university in İstanbul, Turkey. It started education in İstinye in 1993 and moved to its current Rumelifeneri Campus near Sarıyer in 2000. 
  • Koç University has other campus locations: West Campus, İstinye Campus, Koç University Hospital, Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Entrepreneurship Research Center (KWorks) which are located in İstanbul and Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) located in Antalya and Vehbi Koç and Ankara Research Center (VEKAM) in Ankara.

Student Reviews

Life in Koc University
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a little bit far away from the central Istanbul but it is located inside a forest which creates a spectacular atmosphere. Also, the communication between people including reserahers is great because there is fewer people than any other university in turkey.

Hello thesis bodies!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Koc University is a research-based university where you have many resources and lectures that aim to develop skills for research and thesis writing.

Decent
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I had a good experience in my current school. We have a beautiful campus which is located inside a forest. I enjoyed the classes i have taken and learned 2 extra languages with credits (italian and chinese). However, the only obstacle was the population of the school, which is mostly composed of rich students with different mentality than students with scholarship, like...

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