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Koç University

Koç University
Koç Üniversitesi
Koç University Official Seal.jpg
Seal of Koç University
Type Private (non-profit)[1]
Established 1993[2]
Chairman Rahmi Koç[3]
President Prof. Umran Inan[4]
Vice-president
Founder Vehbi Koç[7]
Administrative staff
312[citation needed]
Undergraduates 2935[citation needed]
Postgraduates 600[citation needed]
Location Sarıyer, Istanbul,  Turkey
41°20′53″N 29°07′32″E / 41.34806°N 29.12556°E / 41.34806; 29.12556
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[2]
Erasmus Exchange Programme
Bologna Process[11]
EQUIS
CEMS
EFMD
AACSB
American Nurses Credentialing Center
TÜBİTAK

YÖK
Website www.ku.edu.tr

Koç University (Koç Üniversitesi) is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey.[1] It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in 1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000.[9] Koç University is ranked highest in Turkey according to the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.[12] University currently consists of Colleges of Social Sciences and Humanities, Administrative Sciences and Economics, Science, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Medicine.[2] Koç University offers 22 undergraduate, 31 graduate and 16 PhD programs.[2] The university has about 5,500 students. It accepts international students from various countries and has an extensive network of partner-universities including University of California and other universities such as Northwestern University, Cornell University and Georgetown University. [13] .[14]

Founded in 1993, Koç University has become one of the most prestigious universities in Turkey. The University attracts many of the highest scoring students from Turkey’s top high schools such as Robert College, Koç School, and Uskudar American Academy. [15] [16] The majority of classes (over 96%[14]) at Koç University are taught in English (a few exceptions are found only in the School of Law and School of Nursing)[17]

Koç University is one of the top universities in Turkey.

Faculties, departments and schools

Koc University has the following academic units:[17]

  • 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[18] 31st[18] 226-250th[19]
2014 5th[20] 40th[20] 276-300th[21]
2015 6th[22] 47th[22] 301-350th[23]
2016 1st[24] 21st[24] 251-300th[25]

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

Year Turkey In the world
2013 1st[26] 31st[26]
2014 2nd[27] 41st[27]
2015 3rd[28] 51st[28]
2016 1st[29] 36th[29]

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

Year Turkey In the world
2014 5th[30] 20th[30]

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.[31]

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People

Presidents

  • Seha Tiniç (1993-2001) He resigned from the presidency due to a conflict with the founding Koç family about the faculty salaries.[citation needed]
  • Attila Aşkar (2001-2009)
  • Umran Inan (2009–present)

Notable professors

  • Sumru Altuğ
  • Elif Batuman
  • Alphan Sennaroğlu
  • A. Murat Tekalp
  • M. Irsadi Aksun
  • Tekin Dereli
  • Yaman Arkun
  • Burak Erman
  • Can Erkey
  • Metin Türkay
  • İsmail Lazoğlu
  • Çiğdem Kağıtçıbaşı
  • Halil İbrahim Kavaklı
  • K. Aslihan Yener
  • İskender Yılgör
  • Özlem Keskin
  • Fikri Karaesmen
  • Mehmet Somer

Campus

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "About KU". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d "About KU/History". 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. ^ [www.timeshighereducation.com]
  13. ^ [oip.ku.edu.tr]
  14. ^ a b "About/International Prestige". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  15. ^ [rcwww.robcol.k12.tr]
  16. ^ [www.uaa.k12.tr]
  17. ^ a b "Academic Programs". Koç University. Archived from the original on 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  18. ^ a b "The Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  19. ^ "The World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  20. ^ a b "The Asia University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  21. ^ "The World University Rankings". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  22. ^ a b "Asia University Rankings". 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  23. ^ "World University Rankings". 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  24. ^ a b "Asia University Rankings". 2016-05-19. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  25. ^ "World University Rankings". 2015-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  26. ^ a b "The One Hundred Under Fifty". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  27. ^ a b "The One Hundred Under Fifty". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  28. ^ a b "150 Under 50 Rankings". 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  29. ^ a b "150 Under 50 Rankings". 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2016-09-20. 
  30. ^ a b "The BRICS & Emerging Economies Ranking". Times Higher Education. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 
  31. ^ "European Business School Rankings 2011". The Financial Times. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12. 

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