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Koç University

Koç University
Koç Üniversitesi
Seal of Koç University
Established 1993[1]
Type Private - Non-Profit[2]
Chairman Rahmi Koç[3]
President Prof. Umran Inan[4]
Vice-president

Prof. M. İrşadi Aksun (Research and Development)[5]

Prof. Barış Tan (Academic Affairs)[6]
Founder Vehbi Koç[7]
Administrative staff
312
Undergraduates 2935
Postgraduates 600
Location Sarıyer, Istanbul,  Turkey
Campus

Rumelifeneri Campus in Sarıyer[8]
West Campus in Zekeriyaköy[8]
Nişantaşı Campus in Şişli[8]
RCAC Beyoğlu Campus in İstiklal Avenue, Beyoğlu[8]

İstinye Campus in İstinye, Sarıyer[8][9]
University Press Koç University Press[10]
Affiliations

Vehbi Koç Foundation[1]
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Bologna Process[11]
EQUIS
CEMS
EFMD
AACSB
American Nurses Credentialing Center
TÜBİTAK

YÖK
Website .tr.edu.kuwww

Koç University is a private university in Istanbul, Turkey.[2] It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000.[9] University currently consists of Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine.[1] Koç University offers 22 undergraduate, 31 graduate and 16 PhD programs.[1]

Founded in 1993, Koç University became one of the top universities in Turkey.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Faculties, departments and schools 2
  • Rankings 3
  • People 4
    • Presidents 4.1
    • Notable professors 4.2
    • Campus 4.3
  • Notes and references 5
  • External links 6

History

It was founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, with the aim of creating a world-class university and stimulating modern research.[12] It is the first university in Turkey which bears a person's last name. The majority of classes (over 96%[13]) at Koç University are taught in English (few exceptions are found only in the School of Law and School of Nursing)[14] The university has about 5,500 students and charges the highest tuition amongst all universities in Turkey. It accepts international students from various countries and has an extensive network of partner-universities.[13]

Faculties, departments and schools

Koc University has the following academic units:[14]

  • College of Administrative Sciences and Economics (CASE)
  • College of Sciences (CS)
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH)
  • College of Engineering (CE)
  • Law School
  • School of Medicine (SOM)
  • School of Nursing (SON)
  • Graduate School of Business (GSB)
  • Graduate School of Sciences & Engineering (GSSE)
  • Graduate School of Social Sciences & Humanities (GSSSH)
  • Health Sciences Institute (GSHS)

Rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranked Koç University as follows:

Year Turkey In Asia In the World
2013 3rd[15] 31st[15] 226-250th[16]
2014 5th[17] 40th[17] 276-300th[18]

The same organization listed Koç among the category 100 under 50 Years as follows:

Year Turkey In the world
2013 1st[19] 31st[19]
2014 2nd[20] 41st[20]

THE powered by Thomson Reuters ranked Koç in the category BRICS & Emerging Economies as follows:

Year Turkey In the world
2014 5th[21] 20th[21]

Koç University was ranked as the 73rd best business school in Europe overall and 29th for the EMBA program in 2011 by the Financial Times.[22]

People

Presidents

  • Seha Tiniç (1993-2001) He resigned from the presidency due to a conflict with the founding Koç family about the faculty salaries.
  • Attila Aşkar (2001-2008)
  • Umran Inan (2008–present)

Notable professors

Campus

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c d "About KU/History". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b "About KU". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  3. ^ "About KU/Chairman". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  4. ^ "About KU/President". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  5. ^ "A massage from Vice President for Research and Development". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  6. ^ "VPAA Staff Directory and Contact Information". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  7. ^ "About KU/Founder". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Campus Life". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  9. ^ a b "ISTINYE CAMPUS". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  10. ^ "About Koç University Press". Koç University Press. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  11. ^ "Bologna Process". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  12. ^ "About KU/Mission". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  13. ^ a b "About/International Prestige". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  14. ^ a b "Academic Programs". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  15. ^ a b "The Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  16. ^ "The World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  17. ^ a b "The Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  18. ^ "The World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  19. ^ a b "The One Hundred Under Fifty". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  20. ^ a b "The One Hundred Under Fifty". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  21. ^ a b "The BRICS & Emerging Economies Ranking". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  22. ^ "European Business School Rankings 2011". The Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 

External links

  • Koc University homepage
  • Koc University virtual tour
  • Koc University library
  • Koc University Football Team, Koç Rams
  • Koc University Incubation Center
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