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Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech)

Ever since its establishment in 1986, POSTECH has stayed true to its role in Korean higher education as a pioneer in science and technology research. Located in the city of Pohang, the 400-acre, park-like campus is home to the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory and minutes away from POSCO, the fourth-largest steelmaking company in the world. POSTECH has come a long way in its short history to become globally recognized as one of Asia's premier universities and among the most selective, highly ranked research universities in Korea.

Bachelor's programmes

About


The founding principle behind POSTECH's establishment lies in providing a student-centered education in a highly collaborative and intimate academic community. The university is made up of 11 departments and 22 graduate programs. POSTECH's student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1, allowing students to work closely with our outstanding and award-winning faculty. POSTECH provides the highest educational investment and the most per-student scholarship support in Korea, allowing talented students from all economic backgrounds the opportunity to obtain a POSTECH education.

Maximization of the university's research capabilities has always been the utmost priority of POSTECH. Home to 64 research centers, POSTECH offers many state-of-the-art research facilities, including Korea's only synchrotron radiation facility. Support on all levels ranging from infrastructure to management and finances have resulted in many distinguished research achievements. In 2012, POSTECH was ranked first in the Times Higher Education's "100 under 50" which lists the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old. POSTECH is guided by the university's motto of Integrity, Creativity, and Aspiration as it strives to become a top 20 world university by the year 2020.

POSTECH was established with the goals to conduct in-depth and broad research in science and engineering that is keenly needed for the betterment of humanity as well as the advancement of Korea, to produce select young talents into the future global leaders with knowledge and honorable characters through excellent education and training, and to translate research results into real-world applications in order to serve the nation and humanity by building close collaboration between industry, academia, and research institutions.

To fulfill these goals, POSTECH conducts cutting-edge research in basic science and a variety of engineering fields in close collaboration with leading universities overseas. In addition, POSTECH aspires to develop itself as an international research hub for materials industry. Furthermore, we focus not only on academic education but also on whole person education to nurture well-rounded graduates with integrity, creativity, and challenging spirit. POSTECH will broaden its academia-industry collaboration beyond national borders to improve the wellbeing of the human race and become one of the world's most distinguished universities.

POSTECH’s research achievements are among the best in Asia. With the guidance and mentorship of excellent faculty, POSTECH students are inspired and trained to become future leaders in science and engineering. Through high-impact research and development in basic and engineering sciences, the university aims to become a world-class research institution.

Research

POSTECH’s research achievements are among the best in Asia. With the guidance and mentorship of excellent faculty, POSTECH students are inspired and trained to become future leaders in science and engineering. Through high-impact research and development in basic and engineering sciences, the university aims to become a world-class research institution.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
87 -4
2019
83 -12
2018
71
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
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2019
142 -5
2018
137
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
-
2018
401 -100
2017
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
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2019
322 -26
2018
296
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) is dedicated to serving POSTECH's international community and enhancing the campus globalization. Our primary mission is to assist international students and scholars in successfully accomplishing their academic and research goals that brought them to POSTECH. ISSS is committed to providing culturally sensitive services of the highest quality.

Student Life

Opened in early 2003, the Tae-Joon Park Digital Library has six floors with over 25,000 square meters of floor space and provides 1,150 seats. This new state-of-the-art facility provides seminar rooms for meetings and lectures, 50 group study rooms, reading tables and browsing sofas.

The Computing Center, located on the ground floor of the library, provides all sorts of computing services for education, research and administration of the university and operates diverse computer resources for information infrastructure such as networks and multimedia.

The POSTECH Gymnasium has various sports facilities. Most of them are available free of charge with a show of a POSTECH ID.

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