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Pohang University of Science and Technology was founded with the purpose of contributing to the nation and humanity by conducting in-depth science and engineering research on the profound theories and wide range of applications essential to the advancement of Korea and the world, training a select pool of talented students to become future global leaders with both knowledge and honorable character through high-quality education, and translating research outcomes into real-world applications realized through close collaboration with industry, academia, and research institutions.

In order to fulfill this purpose, Pohang University of Science and Technology not only focuses on advanced research in diverse fields of basic science and engineering by cooperating closely with world-leading universities, but also strives to develop itself as a global hub for research related to the materials sector.

Pohang University of Science and Technology strives to become a world-class university by emphasizing well-rounded as well as specialized education to produce intellectuals with integrity, creativity, and challenging spirit, and by expanding the scope of industry-academia collaboration to improve human welfare.