Koc University is a private, nonprofit institution, founded in 1993 and located in Istanbul. The medium of instruction is English. The University is supported by the financial resources of the Vehbi Koc Foundation, set up by Vehbi Koc, a leading Turkish businessman, to serve humanity by increasing the number of people who can be of service to the Turkish nation, and is committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research.
Koc University's mission is to produce the most capable graduates by providing a world-class education, to advance the frontiers of knowledge and to contribute to the benefit of Turkey and humanity at large.
The educational philosophy of Koc University is based on the principle of creative teaching/ participatory learning. Since its foundation, Koc University has taken a progressive, expansive, and student-oriented view.
It encourages the search for truth through research, criticism, and creativity.
An inquiring mind, a tradition of discussion, and involvement in extra-curricular activities are also part of this quest. Accordingly, Koc University considers a liberal arts education imperative.
Cooperation with international institutions, as well as lectures by internationally renowned academics and business leaders, also contribute to the quality of education at Koc University.