Pohang University of Science and Technology
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Continente: Asia

Country: Korea

Address: 77 Cheongam-Ro Nam-Gu, Pohang, Gyeongbuk, 790-784, South Korea

Web Site: www.postech.ac.kr



About Pohang University of Science and Technology:

With a founding vision to advance the development of the nation and pursue the betterment of humanity, POSTECH first opened its doors in December 1986 as the first research-oriented university in Korea. After 28 years of its short history, POSTECH today has established itself as one of the top research universities in Asia with global competitiveness and prominent growth potential. POSTECH was ranked 28th among universities in the world in 2012 and no. 1 in the world’s top 100 universities under 50 years old by Times Higher Education for three consecutive years from 2012 to 2014. The global academic community has been astounded by the rapid rise of this young, private university established in a rural area of a non-English speaking country. POSTECH defied the odds by blazing new trails in higher education and research by placing a strong focus on student-centered learning, excellent research, and well-oiled academia-industry collaboration. POSTECH has strategically maintained its small size and excellence in quality by admitting only 320 top-notch students each year to the undergraduate programs through a highly selective process. It is currently home to about 1,400 undergraduate students and 2,100 graduate students. POSTECH provides customized education for the selected few and nurture them to become well-rounded future global leaders who can find solutions to grand challenges and drive humanity’s sustainable development. The University offers academic and research programs in four departments of science, seven departments of engineering, and interdisciplinary programs in related academic fields. As a pioneering research oriented university in Korea, POSTECH has consistently strived to raise the bar higher for advanced research. Home to more than 70 research institutes, POSTECH offers many state-of-art research facilities, including the nation’s only synchrotron radiation facility. In 2016, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory will start operation of the 4th generation light source, which produces lights 10 billion times brighter than the existing 3rd generation light source. POSTECH is a stronghold of cutting-edge research where graduate students, researchers, and faculty members are driven to conduct groundbreaking research.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
World University Rankings 370 341 350 329 316 325 325 331 335 332 323 356

ByField

Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - 231 204 172 184 - 294 277 269 293 301-350 300
Engineering - 105 81 68 58 69 64 76 66 73 74 88
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - 209 207 192 175 171 194 207 201 156 188 205
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 80 82 86 89 99 112 106 126 139
Chemistry - - - 77 76 67 66 77 73 63 71 78
Civil Engineering - - - 100 86 131 152 247 233 205 275 212
Computer Science - - - 196 161 245 214 212 256 253 301-350 301-350
Electrical Engineering - - - 83 82 95 96 130 143 164 122 147
Environment / Ecology - - - - 273 - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - 42 30 32 32 35 32 31 42 51
Mathematics - - - - - - - 280 300 - 283 301-350
Mechanical Engineering - - - 213 224 148 118 129 142 170 212 235
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Physics - - - 205 177 148 195 197 174 154 171 198
Plant & Animal Science - - - - 125 194 191 180 206 206 230 228