Koç University Hospital
Koç University Hospital became operational in September 2014 as a research and training hospital. As of 2016, the hospital has increased its capacity to 404 single inpatient rooms and 73 intensive care units (366 adult and 111 pediatric). With 13 Operating Rooms and 14 Intervention Rooms, more than 4000 operations have been performed. Throughout 2016, Koç University Hospital has delivered care to approximately 6000 inpatients and 65,000 outpatients, more than 1600 being international patients.
The Health Sciences Campus that spans over an area of 220.000 m2 includes the school of medicine, the school of nursing, research laboratories and the Advanced Learning Center. The Health Sciences Campus aims to contribute to the creation of qualified human capital in the healthcare sector with its innovative approach and dynamic team at North American standards.
Koç University was founded in 1993 as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey. Koç University strives to be a center of excellence, one that succeeds in providing a world-class education to its students, creating new knowledge via the research of its faculty, applying the acquired knowledge for the benefit of society, and equipping its students with the highest sense of ethics, social responsibility, and good citizenship.
Vehbi Koç Foundation
Since its inception in 1969, the Vehbi Koç Foundation has set a new standard for excellence in philanthropy. Guided by its mission to address the fundamental needs of life for a modern and developing Turkey through the promotion of education, health and culture, the foundation’s achievements include the creation of a world-class hospital, museums that preserve and highlight Turkish culture and elite academic institutions at all levels. Vehbi Koç had a passionate commitment to educating youth. In his words, "If we look around us today, we see that countries of the modern world are making rapid advances in all areas of science and are racing towards new discoveries in outer space. In order for us to close the gap and in preparation for the future, we must educate our young people in the best way possible."
In the early 1980s, the Management of the Foundation entered into an intensive working period in order to realize well-funded and well-organized projects in the areas it worked on. Experiences were showing that keeping an artwork alive is as much important as creating that artwork. Therefore, the Foundation would assume the responsibility of operation of the premises it established by planning down to the last detail, so that it maintains the quality of services rendered by these institutions at the highest level. It would act as a model for the society with its institutions, each of which has been turned into a center of excellence. Institutions of the Foundation, which were established based on this approach, continue their studies with the aim to light the way for the educational, health and cultural world in Turkey.
In addition to the institutions serving its reason of existence, Vehbi Koç Foundation provides the public with its large scale projects.
Through the institutions managed by the Foundation in the field of education, health and culture, with the projects it supports and the regular programs it carries out, Vehbi Koç Foundation aims to contribute to the rapid development of Turkey and to serve the country by setting an example for “the best” in all of its activities and via sustainable and reproducible models.