Research Funding

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. Our 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. 

Conducting scientific and applied research, proposing policies in various arenas and disseminating academic knowledge in social, economic and legal spheres, Koç University’s research centers are a uniquely powerful dimension of the institution’s emphasis on research. 

Among the active research centers within Koç University are the Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Migration Research Center, Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Photonics Research Center, Archeological Research Center, Center for Research on Globalization and Democratic Governance, Center for Gender Studies, Dr. Nusret-Semahat Arsel Commercial Law Research Center, Semahat Arsel Nursing Education and Research Center and Social Policy Implementation and Research Center.

Along wih TÜSİAD, Koç University hosts and co-sponsors the Economic Research Forum, which is devoted to promoting independent and objective analysis on economic growth and discussing the implications of different economic policy options.

 Koç University is committed to maintaining close collaboration with the industry in reaching excellence in research and teaching.  The Office of the Vice President for Research and Development  is ready to engage in dialogue with Institutions willing to explore funding opportunities for research initiatives at Koç University.

Contact us;

Office of the Vice President for Research and Development

Ebru Tan, Associate Vice President for Research and Development


Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate