Academic Ranking of World Universities

Koc University
English Name: Koc University
Region: Western Asia
Country/Region: Turkey
Found Year: 1993
Address: Rumelifeneri Yolu Sariyer

The principle mission of Koç University (KU) is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. Concurrently, research conducted at KU contributes to scientific development on an international scale and bolsters technological, economic and social development. KU consistently strives to advance knowledge through its efforts and to serve Turkey and humanity as a model of institutional excellence.


As a “Center of Excellence”, KU facilitates the coming together of young students who possess superior skills with its esteemed faculty. Through liberal-arts-inspired pedagogy and plethora of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, students acquire the intellectual courage to inquire and question while developing the character necessary to serve as custodians of democratic values. Guided by the highest standards of academic and interpersonal development, KU collectively imparts the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass knowledge and the curiosity for lifelong learning.


From its curricular programs to the architectural design of its buildings, KU’s student-oriented approach engenders a nurturing, yet competitive environment. Combining traditional academic paradigms with innovative programs and successfully attracting top-tier students and faculty, KU aims to “raise the bar” for higher education in Turkey.

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