The principle mission of Koç University is to cultivate Turkey’s most competent graduates, well-rounded adults who are internationally qualified; who can think creatively, independently and objectively; and who are confident leaders. Concurrently, research conducted at Koç University contributes to scientific development on an international scale and bolsters technological, economic and social development. Koç University consistently strives to advance knowledge through its efforts and to serve Turkey and humanity as a model of institutional excellence.
As a “Center of Excellence”, Koç University facilitates the coming together of young students who possess superior skills with esteemed faculty members who possess superior knowledge and experience. Through Koç University’s liberal-arts-inspired pedagogy and plethora of extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, students acquire the intellectual courage to inquire and question while developing the character necessary to serve as custodians of democratic values and freedom. Guided by the highest standards of academic and interpersonal development, the institution collectively imparts the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge and the curiosity for lifelong learning.
From its curricular programs to the architectural design of its buildings, Koç University’s student-oriented approach engenders a uniquely nurturing, yet competitive, environment. Graduates of Koç University become leaders in their professions and, true to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s principles, contribute to the betterment of society. Combining traditional academic paradigms with innovative programming and successfully attracting top-tier students, faculty members and research programs, Koç University aims to “raise the bar” for higher education in Turkey.