Guided by the educational philosophy of “creative teaching/participatory learning”, Koç University supports academic and interpersonal development, while concurrently imparting the critical thinking necessary to analyze knowledge, the creativity to nurture and surpass this knowledge, and stimulating the curiosity for lifelong learning. Koç University takes a student-oriented approach to education and provides its students the necessary support mechanisms for learning and development. The Koç Office of Learning and Teaching (KOLT), Academic and Life Skills class (ALIS) and Guidance and Counseling Services are just a few of examples of it does this.