Pohang University of Science and Technology

Korea South

Private

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Pohang, Korea South

Private

77:23

Male : Female

19%

Acceptance Rate

77:23

Male : Female

19%

Acceptance Rate

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Pohang University, also known as POSTECH, is a private institution founded in 1986. It is a private South Korean university dedicated to engineering and science. It was also the first research-oriented university in Korea. The university also ranks at #81 in the QS World Ranking  (2022).

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

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. Among the most selective and highly ranked research universities in Korea, POSTECH provides a wide variety to choose from for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Some of them are Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Masters in Industrial Management Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Accomplishments & Alumni

In 1986, Pohang Institute of Science & Technology was founded (Founding Chairman: Tae-Joon Park, First President: Hogil Kim). In 1998, the university ranked 1st among Asian Science and Technology Universities by Asiaweek Magazine. In 2002, the university was selected as ‘Excellent University for Educational Reform’ for the 7th consecutive year by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. In 2012, POSTECH ranked 1st among the top 100 universities under 50 years old by The Times Higher Education and was selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators in 2012 by Thomson Reuters.  A few of the notable alumni are Hong Byung-hee, Professor, Seoul National University and Park Han-hee South, Korean lawyer, human rights activist 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Ranking at #81 in the QS World Ranking 2021, there are many renowned companies that visit POSTECH for recruitment, to inculcate new thinkers in their organisation like KPMG, Google, Accenture, WIPRO, Deloitte. 

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History, Affiliations & Rankings

Pohang University, also known as POSTECH, is a private institution founded in 1986. It is a private South Korean university dedicated to engineering and science. It was also the first research-oriented university in Korea. The university also ranks at #81 in the QS World Ranking  (2022).

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

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. Among the most selective and highly ranked research universities in Korea, POSTECH provides a wide variety to choose from for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Some of them are Bachelors in Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Masters in Industrial Management Engineering and Chemical Engineering.

Accomplishments & Alumni

In 1986, Pohang Institute of Science & Technology was founded (Founding Chairman: Tae-Joon Park, First President: Hogil Kim). In 1998, the university ranked 1st among Asian Science and Technology Universities by Asiaweek Magazine. In 2002, the university was selected as ‘Excellent University for Educational Reform’ for the 7th consecutive year by the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development. In 2012, POSTECH ranked 1st among the top 100 universities under 50 years old by The Times Higher Education and was selected as one of the Top 100 Global Innovators in 2012 by Thomson Reuters.  A few of the notable alumni are Hong Byung-hee, Professor, Seoul National University and Park Han-hee South, Korean lawyer, human rights activist 

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Ranking at #81 in the QS World Ranking 2021, there are many renowned companies that visit POSTECH for recruitment, to inculcate new thinkers in their organisation like KPMG, Google, Accenture, WIPRO, Deloitte. 

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International Students %

3%

International Students %

3%

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QS

Quacquarelli Symonds (Q.S.) is a corporation based in the United Kingdom that specialises in the analysis of higher education institutions worldwide. Nunzio Quacquarelli launched the company in 1990. It publishes the Q.S. World University Rankings every year. The Q.S. rating, which is considered one of the three most widely read university rankings globally, is approved by the International Ranking Expert Group (IREG). The institution uses six metrics, namely Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty/Student Ratio, Citations per faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Student Ratio, that effectively capture university performance. It also publishes rankings in Young universities, Graduate Employability, and Subject Rankings. Q.S. provides an auditing service to universities, which offers information on the institution's strengths and shortcomings. The Q.S. Stars audit procedure rates universities based on over 50 different indicators.

THE

The Times Higher Education, originally The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), is a British magazine that focuses on higher education news and topics. It annually publishes The Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It has received worldwide acclaim for its new and improved rating algorithm. Since 2004, it has provided students and their families, academics, university executives, governments, and businesses with reliable university performance data. The performance indicators are grouped into five areas: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer). It also produces subject rankings and rankings for Young Universities, Impact, Reputation, And Emerging Economies.

Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper that first appeared in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian and was renamed The Guardian in 1959. The Guardian University Guide is published once a year. The goal of the University Guide is to show how each university's department is likely to provide an overall beneficial experience to future students, and to do so; they look at how previous students in the department fared. A league table was created using nine performance criteria for 54 disciplines spanning all stages of the student life cycle. Entry standards, Student-staff ratios, Expenditure per student, Continuation, Student satisfaction, Value Added, Standardisation, Subject Classification, and Career Prospects are the indicators utilised by the organisation.

USN

U.S. News & World Report is American news, consumer advice, rankings, and analysis publication. It began in 1948 as a merger of the weekly newspaper U.S. News and the worldwide weekly magazine World Report. The company's rankings of Best Global universities are well-known among the wider population and significantly impact admission trends. The inaugural "America's Best Colleges" report was released by the U.S. News & World Report in 1983. Since 1985, the rankings have been produced and published annually. The magazine U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on data collected from educational institutions through an annual survey, government and third-party data sources, and school websites. It also takes into account outside opinion polls of university faculty and administrators.

Rankings

81

Global Ranking

QS-2021

81

Global Ranking

QS-2021

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FAQs

The university ranks at #397 in global university ranking and is recognized as a premier university for research.
The university ranks at #397 in global university ranking and is recognized as a premier university for research.
Every course in POSTECH is taught in English.
Every course in POSTECH is taught in English.
Pohang University of Science and Technology is located in Pohang, South Korea.
Pohang University of Science and Technology is located in Pohang, South Korea.
Yes, a freshman can also apply for the program since the professors first review all the applications and then qualifications for research.
Yes, a freshman can also apply for the program since the professors first review all the applications and then qualifications for research.

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