In 2020, the European Commission has awarded a Twinning Action for the project “Building the Future: Excelling in Computational and Quantitative Social Sciences in Turkey” (Social ComQuant).
The project has a budget of 900,000 Euros for three years. The idea behind Twinning Actions is that an institution from a widening country is twinned with two leading institutions from Europe for the purpose of developing human capacity in proposed domains. In the case of the Social ComQuant Project, Koç University Graduate School of Social Sciences and Humanities and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be twinned with GESIS in Germany and ISI in Italy in the domains of computational social sciences and quantitative social sciences.
Social ComQuant Project will be an excellent opportunity for faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, Ph.D. students, master students, and undergraduate students from Koç University and other academic institutions in Turkey to excel in the methods of computational social sciences and quantitative social sciences. For three years, there will be a large number of summer schools, workshops, courses, training, and exchange programs at Koç, GESIS, and ISI.