Koç University is a private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in 1993 and moved to its current campus which is 30 km north of the city centre, near Sarıyer in 2000. With Colleges of Engineering, Law, Nursing, Medicine, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities, Koç University offers 22 undergraduate, 30 master's degrees and 15 PhD programs.
It was founded in 1993 by the Vehbi Koç Foundation, with the aim of creating a world-class university and stimulating modern research. It is the first university in Turkey which bears a person's last name. Koç University has a four year long education system and students have to take core lessons. The language of education is almosty exclusively English. 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.
Faculties, departments and schools
Koc University has the following academic units:
- College of Administrative Sciences and Economics
- College of Sciences
- College of Engineering
- College of Social Sciences and Humanities
- Law School
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- Graduate School of Business
- Graduate School of Sciences & Engineering
- Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities
- Health Sciences Institute
- English Language Center