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Koç University Press

Koç University Press, academic publisher based at Koç University (KU). Established in 2010, the publishing house aims to fill the gaps in academic publishing in Turkey and the intellectual world at large.

Koç University Press (KUP) books are published as part of five different series. The “Burasının Bilgisi” (Knowledge From Here) series consists of books written about the geography of the Middle East, including Turkey, and/or by researchers from this area; these include works which contribute significantly to their field, question or change the paradigms, and adopt previously unused findings or methods of analysis which have yet to be applied. The series features research on history, art history, politics, sociology, archeology, gender studies and cultural studies. The “Uçbeyleri” (“Frontiers”) series is aimed at the general reader, featuring interesting, pioneering and seminal studies on fields such as positive science, humanities, literary theory, art, law, medicine and ethics. The “Maddiyat” (“Materiality”) series adopts the “Uçbeyleri” approach to finance, economics, business, innovation and entrepreneurship. The “Tuhaf Etki” (Strange Feeling) series began in 2017 and features local Turkish fiction, arousing a “strange feeling” when read; the series aims to bring together previously published, forgotten works, as well as eccentric texts published for the first time. In 2017, the press began a new series, “Tefrika Dizisi”, publishing works of fiction serialized between 1831 and 1928 but not previously published in book form.

The revenue from sales of KUY books is used to fund scholarships for students at KU.

KUP books challenge approaches towards democracy, the problems of the modern art world, whether we can survive without property, the fundamental principles of a society shared by animals and human beings, how we can start from scratch if what we call “civilization” collapses, the supply equilibrium of global warming, how social justice should be established, the results of the obsession with youth, the history of pain, and what kind of a genetic future awaits humanity.
Abadan Unat, Nermin

Political scientist who received the Vehbi Koç Award for education in 2012.