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Our Founding Partners

Koç Holding Inc.

• Turkey’s largest group.

• Top patent applicant group in Turkey.

• Recorded $25.5 billion sales revenue and $2.4 billion operating profit in 2015.

• 381st in the Fortune 500 and the only company listed from Turkey.

• Active in fields of energy, automotive, consumer durables, finance, information technologies, food, tourism and retailing sectors.

• Parents Turkey’s leading companies: Tüpraş, Aygaz, Opet, Ford Otosan, Tofaş, Arçelik, Yapı Kredi Bank, Tat and Koç System.

• Holds 9% share of Turkey’s total exports.

• Listed among the world's top companies by R&D investment according to the "EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard" in 2015.

• The one and only Turkish company to place in the top ten of the "Holding" category in Boston Consulting Group's "2015 Value Creators" list.

• Ranked first in "Turkey's Most Admired Companies" survey carried out by Capital magazine.


Mitsui & Co.

• Japan’s one of the leading trading and investment group

• 139 offices in 66 countries

• 462 affiliated companies

• 43,611 employees

• $42,1 bn revenue (March 2016)

• $96,6 bn total assets (March 2016)

• Active in 6 business areas; Metals, Machinery & Infrastructure, Chemicals, Energy, Lifestyle, Innovation & Corporate Development


Koç University

• Koç University founded as a nonprofit foundation university in 1993. It has 5 campuses: Main Campus in Rumelifeneri (60 buildings, 250,000 m2 closed area), West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campuses.

• Koç University has 7 colleges, 4 institutes with 22 undergraduate, 32 graduate and 18 doctoral programs.

• Koç University currently has 491 faculty members.

• 12 faculty members of Koç University have been awarded with the Science Award by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), while one faculty member has received the TÜBİTAK Special Award. 22 faculty members have been honored with TÜBİTAK Incentive Awards, 3 faculty members were recognized with the TÜBA Incentive Award, and 46 faculty members have been awarded with the TÜBA GEBİP Award.

• 5677 students currently study at Koç University, of which 73% of the students receive scholarships.

• To date, 9320 students have graduated from Koç University.

• The university has a dormitory capacity of 2786 students.

• Koç University works in collaboration with more than 250 universities in wide range of student exchange programs.