Open to the World,
Inside and Out
Welcome to POSTECH.
POSTECH was founded in 1986 at a time when the primary role of Korean universities was to educate and supply human resources to build the nation. Established as Korea’s first research university in Korea, POSTECH has grown into a world-class institution in an impressively short period of time with outstanding leaders who had an incredible foresight, strong support from POSCO and its subsidiaries, and extraordinary passion from our members. The World Bank has even issued a special report on POSTECH’s rapid growth.
However, the waves and tides of change today are undeniably big and steep. Amidst this chaos, I have found the spirit of POSTECH in the pedestal reserved for the first Korean winner of Nobel Prize for Science laying at the center of campus.
The value that the Nobel Prize seeks to honor is not merely academic success, but rather the adventurous spirit of going where no one has gone before. What we need is a trailblazer who cuts a trail in the dense jungle, rather than a racer who races on a road well paved by others. This is the POSTECH spirit.
As we look forward to our 40th anniversary, POSTECH will embark on our voyage for a second leap onto the world stage from Pohang, the center of the pioneering spirit of Korea.