Koç University
Institution Description
Koç University is a leading research and liberal arts university located in Istanbul, Turkey.  Recognized globally 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, in the twenty years since its establishment, has been distinguished by its notable contributions to the elevation of education, knowledge and service both domestically and beyond.
With its strong academic structure, research opportunities, international achievements, vivid social environment and wide range of job opportunities upon graduation, Koç University distinctively attracts attention. Koç University’s commitment to excellence and its well-resourced programs attract prestigious international academicians. 

Highlights about Koç University
Low student-faculty ratio (10 to 1)
Over 96% of the classes are taught in English
77 laboratories 
9 Research Center, 1 Research and Education Forum
More than 300 Publications in the most prestigious international journals (2012-2013) 
409 outsourced active research project
16 of the 90 members of the Turkish Academy of Sciences are from Koç University
95% of our Faculty have advanced degrees from top-tier US and European institutions and have implemented 
         parallel pedagogical paradigms at Koc University
Scholarships are available for high caliber students 
More than 250 international partners globally
24/7 Open Library – 220,000 printed, 45,000 audio-visual source, more than 92,000 e-book, more than 64,000 e-magazine.

Research Opportunities with Top-Tier Faculty 
Koç University’s Graduate Programs have a powerful research component, interweaving superior academics with required research experience. Similarly, undergraduate students work alongside faculty members on research projects. These research activities enhance their creativity and acuity for research. 

Conducting scientific and applied research, proposing policies in various arenas and disseminating academic knowledge in social, economic and legal spheres, Koç University’s research centers are a uniquely powerful dimension of the institution’s emphasis on research.

Among the active research centers within Koç University are:
Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations: History, art, architecture and archaeology of civilizations in Turkey
Migration Research Program: International migration, transnationalism, forced migration, brain drain, migration citizenship 
Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics: Protein folding dynamics, structure and functions, protein-interactions
Photonics Research Center: Fiber-optic communication systems, micro-electro-mechanical systems, micro/nano   
        photonics, modeling of noise, nonlinear optics, solid-state lasers, quantum optics, spectroscopy, and ultrafast optics.
Tupras Energy Center/KUTEM: Fossil Fuels, biofuels, solar fuels
Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center: Guidance and counseling services for the hospitals, patient
         safety, management and organization of nursing services.  
Globalization and Democratic Governance Center: Global Political Economy, Democratic Governance, Foreign Policy Analysis
Surface Technologies Research Center: Surface chemistry, physics and engineering
Koç University Research and Application Center For Gender and Women’s Studies: Gender in work, gender in science and arts, women rights
Dr. Nüsret-Semahat Arsel International Trade Law Application and Research Center 
Social Policy Application and Research Center: Youth studies and education-employment transition, socio-economic
         exclusion, urban sociology, social policy studies 
Koç University-TUSIAD Economic Research Forum:Economic growth, global economics and development strategies

Koç University is positioned as an excellent research partner in terms of funding research projects in collaboration with national and international public and private institutions (universities, European Commission, public agencies, research and development agencies, business world, and industrial corporations) for miscellaneous research projects. The total number of externally funded projects has increased over the years at Koç University and as of May 2013, total number of funded projects is 409 and the total granted amount has exceeded $ 51,000,000. Regarding research income, the total amount in 2010-2011 has been $7,500,000.  

International Prestige and Collaborations 
Koç University is national and internationally recognized through its accreditations and memberships. The network of 250+ well known partners around the globe reveals the international positioning and quality of the education as well as the vast range of opportunities for faculty and students. 

In addition to the agreements of cooperation, Koç University is glad to be part of the following Networks, memberships and international accreditations
EFMD (College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and Graduate School of Business have 5 year EQUIS accreditation)
DS (Diploma Supplement) Label
CEMS (One of the 28 full academic partner in CEMS MIM Program)
GNAM (One of the 23 leading business schools around the world)
UN Global Compact
UNAOC (Alliance of Civilizations)
Financial Times Business School Ranking (Executive MBA Program’s 3 year average ranking is 66)

Scholarship opportunities for high caliber students at graduate level
Qualifying students will be eligible to receive the following offer when admitted to specific graduate programs:
- Tuition waiver
- Accommodation
- Health Insurance
- Working place and laptop
- Monthly stipend