Diamond League
Pohang University of Science and Technology

Republic of Korea

Pohang University of Science and Technology, Mountain 31, Hyoja-dong, Nam-gu, Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea

39 World
rank
2 Country
rank
Foundation year:
1986
Short name:
POSTECH
Type:
Private
Students:
3060
Faculty:
270
Faculty/Students Ratio:
11
:
1
Web-site:
www.postech.ac.kr
Region:
Asia
Location:
Pohang, Gyeongbuk
  Dimension Rank Score
Overall 39 83.676
Teaching 17 93.012
Research 123 78.745
International Diversity 494 35.848
Financial Sustainability 4 95.77
Additional Rankings Rank Score
Reputation Rankings 93 85.571
Research Perfomance Rankings 135 76.842
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TEACHING
World Rank: 17
Country rank: 2
Score: 93.012
League: Diamond League
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40 %
Academic staff per students 20 %
Academic staff per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per academic staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per bachelor degrees awarded 20 %
World teaching reputation 20 %
RESEARCH
World Rank: 123
Country rank: 1
Score: 78.745
League: Golden League
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40 %
Citations per academic and research staff 20 %
Doctoral degrees awarded per admitted PhD 20 %
Normalized citation impact 20 %
Papers per academic and research staff 20 %
World research reputation 20 %
INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY
World Rank: 494
Country rank: 9
Score: 35.848
League: Copper League
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10 %
Share of international academic staff 20 %
Share of international students 20 %
Share of international co-authored papers 20 %
Reputation outside region 20 %
International level 20 %
FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
World Rank: 4
Country rank: 1
Score: 95.77
League: Diamond League
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Institutional income per academic staff 20 %
Institutional income per students 20 %
Papers per research income 20 %
Research income per academic and research staff 20 %
Research income per institutional income 20 %

Overview

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. 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.

Mission Statement

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.