Koç University is committed to open, transparent and merit-based recruitment policies through fair processes and highly values a diverse working environment, with the focus on continuous development, diversity, interdisciplinary research, collaborative environment, well-being, mobility and equality in the workplace.

Wellbeing and satisfaction are surveyed annually and there are annual performance and development reviews, to ensure the right balance between the goals of the unit (Section/Department, etc) and the skills development of individual staff and the way they work.

We believe that our ethical values are crucial for maintaining a success-focused and peaceful working environment in the University. “Rules of Ethical Behavior and Implementation Principles” has been prepared to ensure that these values are equally widespread among all academic and administrative staff and transmitted to future generations.


In 2020 Koç University was granted with HR Excellence in Research Award.

As a holder of the HR Excellence in Research Award, the University is committed to participating in both national and European evaluation and benchmarking exercises to ensure that faculty, students, researchers and administrative are recruited through a transparent application, evaluation and selection cycle.