Facts and figures about research at Koç University

The University

There are currently


Over 300

world-renowned faculty members


And over


graduate students at Koç University


İn Türkiye in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 and

36th in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 Ranking 2016

The university’s teaching and research is organized into 7 undergraduate colleges and 4  graduate schools There is research conducted in law, business, social sciences, engineering, sciences, life sciences and medicine We are training the next generation of scientists through 32 master’s degree (thesis and non-thesis) and 22 doctoral programs
There are 112 research laboratories 16 Research Centers and 4 Research and Education Forums contribute to interdisciplinary research 95% of our faculty members have received their PhD degrees from the top universities of Europe and US.


Most of them worked as faculty members in leading American and European universities before coming to Koç University.




Between 2004-2016 the university received

228 MM Turkish Lira

in research grants and contracts

9  Starting Grants, Consolidator and Advance Grants from the European Research Council – more than any other university in Türkiye There are almost


ongoing R&D projects as of 2016




The university works with over 50 industrial partners in Türkiye and abroad

And over 200 academic organizations overseas for research collaboration

As a result of its research, the university has signed

2 licensed IP patents


45 new patents and received 7 granted patents

…and supported

50 startups and new businesses in our incubation center

raising over $2.6 million dollars in funding rounds since 2015




Research in action


Citation impact


above the world average (SCOPUS FWCT 1,40)




2000 publications

in the last five years and amongst top 3 universities in Türkiye for publicaton output per faculty


in Türkiye for number of Turkish Academy of Sciences Young Scientists Awards (TUBA GEBIP Awards)


In 2015 faculty members published 27 books and nearly 55 chapters and presented papers at over 200 conferences


Koç University press published 27 books in 2015 has published almost 100 books since it started in 2010


faculty members of Koç University have been elected to the Turkish Academy of Sciences

Every year Koç University organizes over 10 research summer schools and intensive programs for Turkish and international participants


Research excellence


Molecular Medicine Molecular Biology and Genetics Nanomedicine

ar Biology and Genetics Nanome

on of scientists through Biomedical visualization


Computational biology Bioinformatics

Photonics / Optics

Optical microsystems ICT

Broadband and wireless networking


Energy / clean energy

Cognitive pschology


Creative design Human-machine interaction

Creative industries

Social policy research

Psychology of children and family



International relations

Migration research



Public engagement with research


Over 300 academic events hosted at Koç University each year Koç University launched in 2014 the 1st popular science website in Türkiye to inform the public about scientific and technological breakthroughs taking place in the university, within Türkiye and abroad – KURIOUS has over 100,000 users Over 1000 high school and undergraduate students from Türkiye and abroad have participated in the popular Koç University Summer Research Program