Research at a Glance

Facts and figures about research at Koç University

The University

There are currently

Over 300

world-renowned faculty members

 

And over

1300

graduate students at Koç University

1st

İn Turkey 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.

Funding

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 Turkey There are almost

200

ongoing R&D projects as of 2016

Partnership

The university works with over 50 industrial partners in Turkey 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

…filed

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

40%

above the world average (SCOPUS FWCT 1,40)

 

 

Almost

2000 publications

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

1st

in Turkey 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

16

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

Neuroscience

Creative design Human-machine interaction

Creative industries

Social policy research

Psychology of children and family

Archaeology

Art-history

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 Turkey to inform the public about scientific and technological breakthroughs taking place in the university, within Turkey and abroad – KURIOUS has over 100,000 users Over 1000 high school and undergraduate students from Turkey and abroad have participated in the popular Koç University Summer Research Program