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Encyclopedia > Pohang University of Science and Technology

Logo of POSTECH Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1011x922, 321 KB) Official logo of Postech, a university in South Korea. ...

Motto Integrity, Creativity, and Aspiration
Established 1986
Type Private
President Dr Chan-Mo Park
Faculty 225
Undergraduates 1,300
Postgraduates 1,700
Location Pohang, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Campus Urban
Mascot Poscat (Unofficial)
Website www.postech.edu
Pohang University of Science and Technology
포항공과대학교 (포항공대) or 포스텍
浦項工科大學校 (浦項工大) or 포스텍
Revised Romanization: Pohang Gonggwa Daehakgyo (Pohang Gongdae) or Poseutek
McCune-Reischauer: P'ohang Kongkwa Taehakkyo (P'ohang Kongdae) or P'osŭt'ek

POSTECH or Pohang University of Science and Technology is one of the most recognized private universities in Korea, which campus is based in Pohang, South Korea 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. [1] A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. ... Gyeongsangnam-do (South Gyeongsang) is a province in the southeast of South Korea. ... An urban area is a term used to define an area where there is an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... A mascot, originally a fetish-like term for any person, animal, or thing supposed to bring luck, is now something—typically an animal or human character—used to represent a group with a common public identity, such as a school, professional sports team (the name often corresponds with the mascot... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... Jamo redirects here. ... It has been suggested that Sino-Korean be merged into this article or section. ... The Revised Romanization of Korean (Korean: 국어의 로마자 표기법; 國語의 로마字 表記法) is the official Korean language romanization system in South Korea. ... McCune-Reischauer romanization is one of the two most widely used Korean language romanization systems, along with the Revised Romanization of Korean, which replaced (a modified) McCune-Reischauer as the official romanization system in South Korea in 2000. ... Pohang is a city in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... By the mid 20th century humans had achieved a level of technological mastery sufficient to leave the surface of the planet for the first time and explore space. ... Asiaweek, the English edition, was a news magazine focusing on Asia, published weekly by Asiaweek Limited, a subsidiary of Time Inc. ...



The official history of POSTECH begins on November 9th, 1986. However, the school's opening is actually celebrated on December 3rd (notice the number 12 3).

The first students matriculated on 2nd March 1987, all of them lived in 4 dorms in their first year. The full name of POSTECH at the beginning was Pohang Institute of Science and Technology.


The university comprises ten undergraduate faculties and eleven graduate schools. Faculties include physics, mathematics, chemistry, life science, material science & engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial and management science & engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science & engineering, chemical engineering, and humanities and social science.


  1. ^ Ahead of the curve: Asia's science and technology institutes mix students and success. Asiaweek May 15, 1998. Retrieved on July 6, 2005.

July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official site
  • Official site in English
  • Library (POSTECH Tae-Joon Park Digital Library)
  • Pohang Accelerator Laboratory
  • POSTECH Information Research Laboratories
  • POSTECH Biotech Center

  • Dept. of Mathematics
  • Dept. of Physics
  • Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dept. of Life Science
  • Dept. of Material Sciences and Engineering
  • Dept. of Mechnical Engineering
  • Dept. of Industrial and Management Engineering
  • Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
  • Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  • Division of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • School of Environmental Science and Engineering
  • Graduate School of Iron and Steel Technology

  • POSTECH Newspaper
  • POSTECH Language Education Center

  • Pohang Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology, RIST
  • Asia Pacific Center for the Theoretical Physics, APCTP

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