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Title: Koc University


1
KOÇ UNIVERSITY General Information
2
ABOUT KOÇ UNIVERSITY
  • Founded in 1993 as a non-profit private
    university in Istanbul, Koç University
    continually strives to
  • Be a center of excellence, one that provides a
    world-class education to its students,
  • Create new knowledge via the research of its
    faculty and apply this knowledge for the benefit
    of society,  
  • Equip its students with the highest sense of
    ethics,  social awareness responsibility and
    good citizenship.     

3
OUTSTANDING FEATURES
  • Internationally renowned faculty working to
    contribute to the universal body of science
  • Composed of Turkeys most talented and
    accomplished students
  • Creative Teaching/Participatory Learning
    philosophy
  • First university in Turkey to be endowed with its
    own fund
  • Exceptionally low student-faculty ratio,
    providing an exemplary learning environment
  • One of the top three Turkish institutions for
    five consecutive years vis-à-vis faculty
    publication rate
  • Numerous faculty members elected to the Turkish
    Academy of Sciences, the countrys highest
    scholarly society
  • Lively campus life, with an abundance of social
    and cultural activities

4
KEY FIGURES
  • 4,400 Students
  • 400 Faculty
  • 7,300 Alumni
  • 13 Doctoral Degree Programs
  • 24 Masters Degree Programs
  • 22 Undergraduate Degree Programs
  • Over 190 Student Exchange Partners
  • 72 Laboratories
  • 2,200 student dormitory capacity
  • 60 of students receiving the equivalent of 40
    full scholarship

5
A LIBERAL ARTS EDUCATION
  • Guided by the educational philosophy of creative
    teaching/participatory learning, Koç University
    encourages the search for truth and promotes
    creativityit demands an inquiring mind, an
    acuity for open discussion, and involvement in
    extra-curricular activities.
  • Koç Universitys liberal arts program reflects a
    progressive, expansive, and student-oriented
    approach to education, the culmination of which
    is the creation of high-caliber graduates who are
    prepared to succeed in a multitude of competitive
    environments.
  • Students receive a diverse and comprehensive
    education while concurrently gaining expertise in
    a specific academic discipline.

6
FACULTY
  • 400 faculty
  • 95 of all full-time faculty hold doctoral
    degrees from leading universities in the United
    States and Europe, the remaining 5 from top
    Turkish universities
  • 16 faculty members in the Turkish Academy of
    Sciences (out 90 total members)
  • Most awards for research in 2010 from the Turkish
    Academy of Sciences
  • Many of the faculty members are also the
    recipients of the Science and Junior Science
    awards of the Scientific and Technological
    Research Council of Turkey, the most prestigious
    scientific awards in the country
  • Many research projects at Koç University are
    supported by The European Research Council and
    The Scientific and Technological Research Council
    of Turkey

7
ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
College of Administrative Sciences and
Economics College of Social Sciences and
Humanities College of Sciences College of
Engineering School of Law School of Nursing
School of Medicine Graduate School of Sciences
and Engineering Graduate School of
Business Graduate School of Social Sciences and
Humanities Graduate School of Health Sciences
8
UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
College of Administrative Sciences and
Economics Business Administration
Economics International Relations College of
Social Sciences and Humanities Archeology and Art
History English and Comparative Literature Media
and Visual Arts History Philosophy Psychology Soci
ology College of Sciences Chemistry Physics Mathem
atics Molecular Biology and Genetics College of
Engineering Chemical Biological
Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical
Electronics Engineering Industrial
Engineering Mechanical Engineering School of
Law Law School of Medicine Medicine School of
Nursing Nursing
9
GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • ?M.A. in Anatolian Civilizations and Cultural
    Heritage Management
  • ?M.A.in Comparative Study in History and Society
  • ?M.A.in Economics
  • ?M.A.in International Relations
  • ?M.A.in Psychology
  • ?PhD. in Political Science and International
    Relations
  • ?PhD. in Psychology
  • Graduate School of Business
  • ?Executive Master of Business Administration(EMBA)
  • ?Master of International Management(MIM)
  • ?Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • ?M.Sc. in Finance Program
  • ?PhD in Business Administration
  • Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Computational Sciences and Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. Industrial Engineering
  • ?M.Sc.in Materials Science Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Mathematics
  • ?M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Optoelectronic and Photonics
    Engineering
  • ?M.Sc. in Physics
  • ?PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • ?PhD in Computational Sciences and Engineering
  • ?PhD in Computer Engineering
  • ?PhD in Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • ?PhD in Industrial Engineering and Operations
    Management
  • ?PhD in Materials Science and Engineering
  • ?PhD in Mathematics
  • ?PhD in Mechanical Engineering

10
INTERNATIONAL PRESTIGE
  • One of 229 academic institutions worldwide to
    adopt the Principles for Responsible Management
    Education (PRME), as determined by a group of
    scholars at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit
    in July 2007
  • College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
    and Graduate School of Business accredited by the
    European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS),
    making Koç University the first and only Turkish
    university with EQUIS accreditation and one of
    the select group of 115 EQUIS accredited
    institutions in 33 countries worldwide
  • First Turkish university to be recognized in the
    Financial Times ranking of top international
    universities Executive MBA program ranked 57th
    in the world
  • Executive MBA program listed as one of Europes
    best 20 programs in Frankfurter Allgemeine
    newspaper rankings, 2004
  • Koç University selected as the CFA Institutes
    first program partner in Turkey and one of only
    24 CFA program partners in Europe, affirming that
    the university curriculum adheres to professional
    practice standards and successfully prepares
    students for the Chartered Financial Analyst
    (CFA) exams

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CAMPUS FACILITIES
  • Main Campus located on a sprawling 62-acre estate
    combining modern outdoor facilities with sixty
    academic, administrative, residential and
    recreational buildings
  • Dormitory capacity of 2,200 students
  • Library spans over 8,000 square meters,
    circulates approximately 5,500 items per month
    and collectively holds over 300,000 resources
  • 370-seat Sevgi Gönül Auditorium and 310-seat
    Engineering Auditorium used for cultural
    activities and art events throughout the year
  • Other facilities include cafeterias, canteens,
    cafes, hair dresser, full-service bank, ATM
    machines, supermarket, dry cleaning, bookstore,
    post office, and 24-hour computer labs

12
OFF-SITE CAMPUS FACILITIES
  • Nisantasi Campus downtown campus of Koç
    University that houses the School of Nursing,
    provides residential and dining facilities,
    conference halls, classrooms, group study rooms,
    as well as a library and fitness center
  • Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations
    (RCAC) located in downtown Beyoglu, currently
    houses 10 pre-doctoral and 10 post-doctoral
    fellows from around the world amenities include
    two specialized libraries, residential and dining
    facilities, conference rooms and exhibition halls
  • Istinye Campus located near the business and
    financial districts of Istanbul, serves part-time
    students enrolled in Executive Education
    Programs, the Executive MBA Program, and the
    Masters degree program in Finance will be
    expanding to offer evening and weekend courses in
    such programs as Masters of Law offers
    residential facilities, conference halls,
    classrooms and group study rooms

13
RESEARCH CENTERS
  • RESEARCH FORUMS
  • TUSIAD- Koç University Economic Research Forum
    (EAF)
  • Koç University Migros Retailing Education Forum-
    KUMPEM
  • RESEARCH CENTERS
  • Research Center for Anatolian Civilazations
    (RCAC)
  • Globalization and Democratic Governance (GLODEM)
  • Koç University Research and Applicaiton Center
    for Gender and Womens Studies (KOÇ-KAM)
  • Migration Research Program at Koç University
    (MIReKoç)
  • Dr. Nüsret- Semahat Arsel International Trade Law
    Application and Research Center
  • Social Policy Application and Research Center
  • Surface Technologies Research Center

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SUPPORTED RESEARCH PROGRAMS
  • Koç University organizes research programs for
    high school, undergraduate and graduate students
    to conduct research with Koç University Faculty
    Members.
  • SUMMER RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATES
  • This program is for motivated undergraduates
    from different universities who want to improve
    their research skills and plan to attend graduate
    school. The program offers the undergraduates the
    opportunity to gain research experience that
    helps them decide if they want to pursue graduate
    education or professional research career.
  • POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
  • Koç University Postdoctoral Fellowship program
    supports post doctoral fellows. The program is
    designed to support the scholarly development of
    all qualified candidates who are committed to
    university careers. At the same time the program
    provides an opportunity to Koç University faculty
    to work with postdoctoral fellows in research
    areas of mutual interest.

15
SPORTS AND RECREATION
  • Semahat Arsel Spots Center is a multi-purpose
    indoor facility with a capacity of 2,000
    spectators
  • Indoor sports facilities include a multi-purpose
    center used for basketball, tennis, volleyball,
    badminton, handball, squash and racquetball, a
    two-floor fitness center, an aerobics step studio
    and a jogging track of 156 meters
  • Outdoor sports facilities include an olympic-size
    soccer field, swimming pool, ice skating rink,
    tennis courts and a basketball court

16
STUDENT CLUBS
Koç University is committed to supporting social
and cultural activities that contribute to
student enrichment. There are more than 40
student clubs and associations, including
Law Club KU TV KU Volunteers Management
Club Marketing Club Media Club Mountaineering
Club Model United Nations Music Club Nursing
Club Rams American Football Team Russian Language
Club Sailing Club Social Activities Club Social
Sciences Club Spanish Club Stock Exchange
Club Student Council Underwater Research
Group World Cuisine Group Yearbook Committee
Academy Club Aikido Group Art Club Cinema
Club Cognition and History Club Communication
Club Computer Club Contemporary Art
Platform Dance Club Debate Club Drama
Club Economics Club Engineering French
Club Folklore Club Freedom of Thought Human
Rights German Club International Relations
Club International Students Society Italian
Club Industrial Engineering Club
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OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
  • Koç University values and actively pursues
    diversity, an enriched milieu where different
    thoughts, cultures, and values, not only
    co-exist, but also mutually contribute to the
    expansion of the individual and the collective
  • As an institution of excellence, Koc University
    believes it is our responsibility to serve as a
    gateway into Turkey, to help the global
    collective embrace and understand this incredible
    country, its culture and its dynamicsthe home to
    expertise, vision and innovation
  • Koç University has established international
    partnerships with over 190 reputable institutions
    around the world that include exchange,
    specialized programming and beyond. These
    partnerships give Koç University students access
    to programs in such as

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WHAT DOES KU DO FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS?
  • 1 Mentor for each 5 exchange students
  • During Orientation
  • Campus tours Getting to know the surrounding
    area by the mentors
  • Orientation Presentations
  • Survival Turkish Training
  • Authentic Turkish Brunch
  • Beach Party/Ice Skating Ice Cream/Pool Party
  • Istanbul Field Trip
  • Night out
  • Throughout the year
  • International Day/Festival
  • Halloween Party
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Cultural Dinner
  • Beach Party
  • ESN Club Party
  • Seminars
  • Forums
  • SGKM Art Events
  • Festivals

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INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXCHNAGE STUDENTS
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
  • Internship opportunities at Koc University as
    Research Assistants
  • Internships at Turkish/International Companies
    and NGOs in Istanbul
  • English Tutoring
  • Babysitting
  • Volunteering Jobs
  • Chance to be active in clubs organize events
  • Attending organizations that International
    Student Society- ISS organizes (cultural
    activities, field trips to other parts of Turkey,
    etc.)

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INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL PROGRAMS
  • ISTANBUL THROUGH THE AGES
  • (http//oip.ku.edu.tr/istanbul/home )
  • CAPPADOCIA IN CONTEXT
  • (http//oip.ku.edu.tr/cappadocia/home)
  • JOINT PROGRAM WITH SANTA CLARA LAW SCHOOL- DOING
    BUSINESS IN MIDDLE EAST
  • EUROTOUR PROGRAM
  • NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SPRING TRIP
  • KYOTO UNIVERSITY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
    CONFERENCE MANY MORE

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KOÇ ALUMNI IN THE BUSINESS ARENA
Currently, Koç University has 7,300 alumni--75
undergraduate alumni and 25 alumni from graduate
degree programs. Koç University graduates have
demonstrated success in finding employment at top
international and local firms. Employers of Koç
University alumni include
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KOÇ ALUMNI IN GRADUATE PROGRAMS
  • Over one-third of all Koç University alumni have
    enrolled in graduate programs at top academic
    institutions worldwide, with many alumni earning
    full scholarships to PhD programs. Some of the
    universities where alumni pursue graduate studies
    are

Nottingham University Oxford University Penn
State University Princeton University University
of Rotterdam Royal Institute of
Technology Rutgers University Sheffield
University Stanford University Surrey
University Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology Syracuse University Universita
Leipzig University of Berne University of
California Berkeley University of California
Los Angeles University of Chicago University of
North Carolina Chapel Hill University of
Pennsylvania University of Stuttgart University
of Sydney University of Vienna Virginia Tech
Yale University York University
Birmingham University Brown University Bocconi
University California Institute of
Technology Cambridge University Carnegie-Mellon
University Columbia University Cornell
University Duke University ESADE Business
School Emory University George Washington
University Georgia Institute of
Technology Georgetown University Harvard
University Helsinki University Imperial College
London Instituto de Microelectronica de
Madrid Johns Hopkins University Leiden
University London Business School London School
Of Economics Massachusetts Institute of
Technology Max Planck Institute McGill
University New York University
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For Additional Information Koç University
Communications Office Phone 90 212 338
1501 information_at_ku.edu.tr http//www.ku.edu.tr
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