Finding Aid & Box Contents

Koç University Collection of Institutional Memory Records, 1993-present 

Descriptive Summary


Koç University, 1993-present


Koç University, Collection of Institutional Memory


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Koç University Collection of Institutional Memory (KU-CIM) was established in 2016 by the Suna Kıraç Library Archives to preserve the history of Koç University since its foundation. The collection consists of photographs, slides and videos that record and document student life, academics, graduation ceremonies, constructions, Board of Trustees and Supervisors, award ceremonies, exhibitions, celebrations, campus buildings and other important events of campus life since establishment.

Collection Arrangement

Regardless of any chronological or alphabetical arrangement, the records are arranged according to material types.

Administrative Information

Access Restriction

This collection is open for research.

Copyright notice

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to Turkish law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Koç University provides access to the digital materials on the website for educational and research purposes only. Any other use of these materials without written permission, including but not limited to commercial or scholarly reproductions, redistributions, publication, or transmission, is strictly prohibited.

The unique materials have been digitized and placed online with the exception of published works that are not currently in the public domain, having copyright restrictions. Some materials are available only within the confines of Koç University campus, and some are not currently available online at all. These materials may be made publicly available online at the expiration of their copyright terms, subject to international and domestic copyright laws. Information about the works in question is available for all items, even those to which online access is restricted.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], KU-CIM, KU 01, Suna Kıraç Library Archive, Koç University.

Acquisitions Information

The collection project was established in 1993 to preserve the intellectual records of Koç University and its institutional identity, as well as memory records related to campus life.

Processing Information

Processed by University Archive Staff.




Eğitim, Yüksek–Türkiye–20. yüzyıl.

Education, Higher–Türkiye–20th century.

Collective memory–Türkiye.

Koç University.

Institutional collections.

Academic life.




Archival materials.


Biographical Note

Koç University was established as a non-profit institution in 1993 and moved to its permanent campus in Rumeli Feneri in 2000.

Since its foundation in 1969, Vehbi Koç Foundation (VKV), actively involved in education, health and culture as the most basic requirements of life, has started to take initiative to realize the university dream of the late Vehbi Koç after important investments such as Sadberk Hanım Museum, Atatürk Library and Koç Private High School.

Koç University has become one of Türkiye’s most popular universities in the last twenty years since its opening. Today with its academic programs in the Humanities and Literature, Economics and Administrative Sciences, Sciences, Engineering, Law and Medicine along with its Nursing School, Koç University serves with 22 undergraduate, 29 master’s and 30 doctoral programs and contribute to the scientific developments with its worldwide academicians.

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