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Fostering social innovation through education, research and collaboration to create social impact. KOÇ UNIVERSITY SOCIAL IMPACT FORUM


Koç University Social Impact Forum was founded in November 2012 and it aims to foster social innovation through education, research and collaboration. Social impact, social impact measurement, sustainability, community engagement projects, curriculum development and capacity building are the priorities of KUSIF. 

Theory of Change (ToC) is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy, not-for-profit and government sectors to promote socialchangeTheory of Change defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions

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Discount tickets on SGKM events for teachers from Sarıyer!

Teachers from Sariyer who wish to attend events in the Sevgi Gonul Cultural Center are entitled to the same discount as members of Koc University.  The discount and availability will be determined according to the event.  For those who want to take advantage of this offer, should send an email to before 12pm on the day of the event, and the tickets will be booked by Koc on behalf of the teac MORE

Social Impact Digest

Event: "Interdisciplinary PhD Research Seminar" will take place on May 8 and May 9 and the theme is going to be sustainability from multiple perspectives.

The Keynote speaker, Leyla Acaroğlu, who is a  New York based Australian designer, social scientist, sustainability provocateur and entrepreneur will be giving a very interesting talk on sustainability from multiple perspectives.  You can find Leyla Acaroğlu’s recent TED talk enclosed.!talks/c14o2

Leyla Acaroğlu is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design, and two design agencies; New York based Disrupt Design and Melbourne based Eco Innovators, both multidisciplinary studios focused on pioneering social and environmental change by and through design.

Following Leyla Acaroğlu’s talk we will continue with 15-minutes presentations of PhD students/candidates from each Graduate School.

You can find more details about the event at:

This is a great opportunity for us to get to know each other and learn about our research. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!