Director’s Message

As the Director of Graduate School of Health Sciences, I thank you for your interest in exploring our graduate programs and welcome you to our website.

With about 300 graduate students and 12 graduate programs, Graduate School of Health Sciences (GSHS) establishes a platform that brings together graduate students and internationally recognized faculty members to conduct innovative research in health sciences.  Located in two campuses, the main Koç University Campus at Rumelifeneri and the Health Sciences Campus at Topkapı, GSHS embraces a wide range of disciplines including Medicine, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Reproductive Medicine, Microbiology, Physiology, Immunology, Global Health and Nursing. The transfer of innovative technologies and knowledge from laboratories to clinical applications is an essential requirement in the field of health. The high-quality graduate training at GSHS serves as a significant starting point for bringing innovation from bench to bedside, and provides opportunities for both basic and translational research in a cutting-edge research environment.  Our students are encouraged to participate in research activities at Koç University Translational Medicine Research Center (KUTTAM), which offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research in life sciences, social sciences, engineering, and health sciences, with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment available from the first year of their education. Graduates of our institute secure positions in world-renowned research institutions and prestigious industrial partners, both in Türkiye and internationally.

Our primary goal is to train future leaders in health sciences by providing outstanding opportunities for professional development. Whether you are already a part of the GSHS community or are considering joining us, I am sure you’ll discover numerous opportunities at GSHS that will help you achieve your dreams. I look forward to collaborating with all of you to cultivate the vibrant intellectual and scientific environment that defines our GSHS community.

Prof. Dr. Tuğba Bağcı Önder
Graduate School of Health Sciences Director