Pohang University of Science and Technology or POSTECH is a private university, based in Pohang, South Korea, which is dedicated to research and education in science and technology. In 1998, it was ranked by Asiaweek as the best science and technology university in Asia. Furthermore, from 2002 - 2006, one of Korea's most circulated daily newspapers, Joongangilbo ranked POSTECH as the leading university in Korea.
The official history of POSTECH begins on November 9, 1986. However, the school's opening is actually celebrated on December 3 (concatenating 12 from the month and 3 from the day gives 123). The full name of POSTECH at the beginning was Pohang Institute of Science and Technology.
The first students matriculated on March 2, 1987, all of whom lived in 4 dormitories in their first year.
Academics and Schools
The university has ten undergraduate departments and 15 graduate departments which includes five professional schools.
Materials Science and Engineering
Industrial and Management Engineering
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professional Graduate Schools
School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering (I-BIO)
School of Environmental Science and Engineering (SEE)
Graduate School for Information Technology (GIST)
Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT)
Technology Innovation & Management Graduate Program (TIM)
Pohang University of Science and Technology ranked 188th in the 2008 THES-QS World University Ranking
Pohang University of Science and Technology ranked 134th in the 2009 THES-QS World University Ranking
Pohang University of Science and Technology ranked 112nd in the 2010 QS World University Ranking
Pohang University of Science and Technology ranked 98th in the 2011 QS World University Ranking