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Koç University

Koç University Rumelifeneri Yolu Istanbul,
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Koç University is a private, non-profit research-intensive and comprehensive institution, founded in 1993 and located in Istanbul, Turkey. 

The educational philosophy of Koç University is based on the principle of creative teaching/ participatory learning. Since its foundation, Koç 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, Koç 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 Koç University.

Recognized globally for facilitating cutting-edge research in its full collection of Colleges—including Administrative Sciences & Economics, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, Law, and Medicine—Koç University has been distinguished by its notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge, and service, both domestically and beyond. Koç University is nationally and internationally recognized for its accreditations and memberships. 

With its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment and a wide range of job opportunities upon graduation, Koç University distinctively attracts the attention of the best students in Turkey and abroad.  


    1. ·         Low student-faculty ratio (12 to 1)
    2. ·         All programs are taught in English (with the exception of Nursing and Law)
    3. ·         Faculty have advanced degrees from Ivy-League US universities and top-ranked European institutions
    4. ·         194 research laboratories with state of the art equipment and resources
    5. ·         21 Research Centers, 5 Research and Education Forums
    6. ·         270 international top-ranked partners globally for student exchange and research collaboration
    7. ·         Among the top three universities in Turkey for publications per faculty and citation record
    8. ·         801 externally funded research projects with a value of 50 million USD and hosts 8 out of 16 ERC grants in Turkey
    9. ·         16 of the 90 members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences are from Koç University
    10. ·         Scholarships are available for high caliber international students in our undergraduate and graduate programs

Learn more about our international admissions and scholarships for international students at https://international.ku.edu.tr/

University Highlights

Koç University is one of the top universities in Istanbul, Turkey. It is ranked #=465 in QS Global World University Rankings 2021.

Total students - 5,511


International students - 322


Total faculty staff - 578


Total students - 5,511


International students - 322


Total faculty staff - 578

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