Office of Vice President for Research and Development

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 Vice President for Research and Development (VPRD) is responsible for Koç University’s research policies, with a specific goal to significantly increase externally sponsored research and strenghten Koç University’s position in research. In this capacity, the VPRD has the following responsibilities:

  • Recommendation of new research policies, and oversight of its implementation and exceptions to research policy
  • Representing Koç University to external R&D funding agencies and other research institutions throughout the world
  • Representing the faculty's broad research interests in interactions with the University's administration
  • Providing oversight and assurances to outside regulatory agencies of Koç University’s compliance to academic research policies and regulations
  • Overseeing reseearch centers and graduate institutes of Koç University
  • Providing oversight to Koç University’s panels dealing with protecting the University from research risks (panels include human subjects and ethics)

The following units/offices report to the Vice President for Research and Development at Koç University:

Research, Project Development and Technology Transfer Directorate
Research Centers
Graduate Schools