Founded in 1986 as the first research-oriented university in Korea, POSTECH is a young university with only 27 years of history. However, with the wholehearted support from POSCO and the POSTECH Foundation and the tireless efforts of our students, staff, researchers, and faculty, POSTECH has risen to become a leading Korean and Asian university in a short time, adding its name to the list of top universities in the world despite its comparative youthfulness.
High-impact research and high-quality education are at the heart of POSTECH. Our vision for tomorrow is that POSTECH becomes internationally recognized for its academic excellence and a global hub for pioneering new technological advances and scientific research. This is a special place where students can learn from inspiring professors and discover solutions to the world's most serious challenges through innovation and collaboration.
POSTECH has successfully recruited and retained world-class faculty members who are committed to increasing POSTECH's research capability and developing important research programs in science and technology. Our vigorous pursuit of excellence will allow us to make fundamental discoveries and technological breakthroughs that could change existing paradigms, ranging from healthcare and food to energy and the environment. At the same time, as an institution deeply committed to excellent education, we will carry forward our utmost efforts to help our students develop their dreams, make them grow, maximize their talents, and equip them with the proper training so that they can pursue and realize their professional goals.