Koç University, as a leading Research University in Turkey and a center of excellence, hosted 21 out of 37 ERC projects awarded to Turkish universities. Out of these 21 grants, 14 are on engineering topics (electrical and electronics, chemical and biological, computer, mechanical), 5 on social sciences and humanities (sociology, history, economics), and 2 are in the field of molecular biology and genetics.

Dr. Erdem Yörük is one of the ERC grantees at KU. He received the ERC Starting Grant 2016 with his project, titled Emerging Welfare Project, and ERC Proof of Concept Grant 2022, titled POLITUS : AI Based Data Platform for Fair Social Policies. Please click here for Dr. Yörük’s complete grantee profile and here to see other ERC grantees at KU.