Research Support

The Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate is responsible for supporting faculty members so that they can benefit most effectively from national and international R&D funding.

It provides the following services:

  • Awareness Building, Training and Seminars
  • Sponsored Research Support Services
  • University-Industry Relations, Project Development and Management Services
  • IP Rights, Management and Licencing Services
  • Entrepreneurship and New Venture Development Services

University-industry collaboration has increased, technology transfer and commercialization and effective management of intellectual priority has become a priority since Koç University was elected among the top ten universities in Turkey to benefit from the TÜBİTAK Support Program for Technology Transfer Offices in 2013

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The Office of the Vice-President for Research and Developement is responsible for Koç University’s research policies, with a specific goal to significantly increase externally sponsored research and strengthen Koç University’s position in research.

The following offices report to the VPRD:

  • Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate
  • Research Centers
  • Graduate Schools

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Koç University’s Ethics Committees serve to design, conduct, record, and report scientific and ethical standards and protect the rights of volunteers and related issues in the research process. This is done in the framework of universal ethical principles of all research conducted by members of Koç University research community.

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Ethics Committees