Creative Teaching and Participatory Learning
Koç University greatly values the interaction between its students and academicians. To that end, Koç University maintains a low student-faculty ratio at an average of ten to one. Faculty members closely follow the academic development of students and provide guidance at an individual level. All academic programs encourage an active and participatory learning environment.
Guided by the educational philosophy of “creative teaching/participatory learning”, Koç University supports academic and interpersonal development, while concurrently imparting the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge, and stimulating the curiosity for lifelong learning. Koç University takes a student-oriented approach to education and provides its students the necessary support mechanisms for learning and development.
Policies and Procedures
Academic life at Koç University is governed by rules, guidelines, delegation and procedures in accordance with universal academic standards.
- Faculty Handbook
- Sabbatical Leaves
- Conflict of Interest in Teaching
- Medium of Instruction
- Joint Appointments
- Faculty Leave Policy
- Student Code of Conduct
- Classroom Code of Conduct
- Academic Grievance Procedure
Koç University’s research mission is to contribute to the universal body of knowledge and influence intellectual, technological, economic and social developments on a global scale. Faculty members contribute to their fields both individually and in strategically designed cross-disciplinary teams. The institution collaborates domestically and internationally with public and private institutions (universities, European Commission, public institutions, research and development institutions, corporate and industrial organizations) on various research projects
Life at KU
Campus life at the university offers a lively environment with an abundance of social and cultural activities. The classrooms and laboratories are equipped with the latest technological infrastructure and support systems. Additionally, excellent athletic and recreational facilities are available to all members of the Koç University family.