Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations

The Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) was founded on 18 May 1996 as the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) by the Vehbi Koç Foundation.

The Centre is located in a complex of buildings and an old church in Kaleiçi of Antalya, owned by the Suna and İnan Kıraç family and restored meticulously between the dates 1993 to 1995. In 1999 another old house under protection was restored and became operational. In 2014 a house adjoining the main building was restored and now serves as AKMED library.

Since 1996 AKMED hasbeen functioning as a center of science, culture and research implementing hundreds of projects, preparing publications focusing on the Mediterranean and offering grants and scholarships. In 2016 the center merged with Koç University to continue to serve as the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations.

The Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) was founded on 18 May 1996 as the Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Institute on Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) by the Vehbi Koç Foundation.

The Centre is located in a complex of buildings and an old church in Kaleiçi of Antalya, owned by the Suna and İnan Kıraç family and restored meticulously between the dates 1993 to 1995. In 1999 another old house under protection was restored and became operational. In 2014 a house adjoining the main building was restored and now serves as AKMED library.

Since 1996 AKMED hasbeen functioning as a center of science, culture and research implementing hundreds of projects, preparing publications focusing on the Mediterranean and offering grants and scholarships. In 2016 the center merged with Koç University to continue to serve as the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Research Centre for Mediterranean Civilizations.