Pohang University of Science and Technology is devoted to nurturing the leaders who make a difference globally, conducting cutting-edge research with outcomes that transform our daily lives, and directly contributing to the betterment of society through science and technology.
Situated across its verdant 1.6 million m2 campus in the city of Pohang, POSTECH has been at the vanguard of higher education in Korea since 1986. Befitting its role as a flagship institution of higher learning, POSTECH spearheaded Korea’s transition into the post-industrial era with groundbreaking initiatives. Today, as tumultuous technological disruptions sweep across the globe, POSTECH seeks to build upon its solid foundations of Human Value and Knowledge Value to create Socio-economic Value and become a Value Creating University—continuing the passionate pursuit of its Founding Tenets.
To nurture future global leaders through outstanding education, 1,400 undergraduate students and 2,100 graduate students work with 450 faculty members and 650 researchers in POSTECH’s collaborative and intimate academic community. Unlike traditional university concepts of Korea, POSTECH’s 11 undergraduate departments and 21 graduate programs have broken down arbitrary interdepartmental barriers to offer a truly cooperative and immersive experience for all its members.
78 research institutes—such as the Pohang Accelerator Laboratory and the Max Planck/Korea Research Initiative—throughout POSTECH conduct pioneering R&D in science and engineering. Strategic promotion in the fields of convergence, energy, materials, basic science, ICT and health has propelled POSTECH to become the leader of high-impact research in Asia.
To serve the nation and humanity through education, research, and industry-academia collaboration, POSTECH actively promotes the proliferation of entrepreneurism and societal good through all its members. From innovative programs such as Summer Experience in Society and Univer+City, POSTECH will uphold its responsibility as a radiant beacon to steer humanity towards a brighter future.