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. 

Master's Programmes

About

History

POSTECH is Korea’s first research university, established in a period when Korea was still chasing after advanced technologies of developed nations. It was founded on the belief that Korea needed a university that could spearhead the global science and technology community.

Education

POSTECH’s founding tenets bid us to ultimately serve the nation and humanity through education and research. Continuing our tradition of excellence, I will do my utmost to lead POSTECH into a global research university that will brighten the future of Korea.

Research

 In research, we led technological innovation demanded by the times with superb research results.

Career

Several choices of career…all graduates were accepted in the fields that they desired. Since the first graduation in 1991, as of February 2013, the number of alumni was 633 undergraduates, 415 master, 122 doctor, and 1,170 in total (883 alumni, considering the number of affiliated students).

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
81 -4
2021
77 10
2020
87
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
2022
185 -34
2021
151 -5
2020
146
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
2021
401 -100
2020
301 100
2019
401
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
2022
-
2021
367 -32
2020
335
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

Housing services

All international students will automatically be assigned to the on-campus accommodation upon meeting Buddies on campus, the first place they should go to is the Housing Office located on the first floor of the Dormitory Bldg. No. 13.

Library services

The Library provides traditional functions that collect paper materials and multifaceted functions that prepare ever changing digital world i.e. IT, computer, edcation development, and special research information center.

ICT services

You will have an access to computers at: 1. Internet Book Cafe (first floor, Student Union Building) 2. Tae-Joon Park Digital Library (computers located on every floor including Cyber Cafe on the sixth floor) 3. Computer labs in individual department buildings

Medical services

POSTECH runs a free-of-charge campus clinic on the 2nd floor of the Student Union Building, where a nurse provides primary medical consultations and treatments for faculty, staff, and students. The clinic is only for primary medical treatment.

Student Life

Campus life

With a 400-acre campus, POSTECH is fully equipped with the latest facilities. It is home to the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory and over 73 research centres.

Sports facilities

Most of the facilities in the Gymnasium are free of charge for students.The gym is open every day from 6:30 am to 12:00 midnight, and closed every third Sunday.

Student clubs

Graduate Admissions and Students Affairs hosts international events and programs throughout the year; it ranges from Korean movie nights to field trips, and many other cultural activities. 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation: Ministry of Education of Korea

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations: Korean Council for University Education (KCUE)

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