Koç University is a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. It started education in temporary buildings in İstinye in .1993, and moved to its current Rumeli Feneri campus near Sarıyer in 2000. Koç University is ranked highest in Turkey according to the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
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.