THE KOÇ UNIVERSITY - STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION, CENTER FOR LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE STUDIES (GABAM) was established with the support of Koç University and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in January 2015 at Koç University’s Rumelifeneri Campus. GABAM is the first scientific research center dedicated to Byzantine art history and archaeology to be established in Turkey.


GABAM has been founded in Istanbul, a city with great potential in terms of Byzantine studies. Being the first research center on Byzantine studies in Turkey, GABAM aims to support scientific research projects in relevant field, provide doctoral and post doctoral scholarships, organize scientific meetings, publish scientific literature and contribute to the protection and promotion of the Byzantine cultural heritage.