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POSTECH Ranked as Third Best Small University for 3 Years

2021-08-13 704

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POSTECH has placed third on the 2021 World’s Best Small Universities list, marking its third year to win the title. The list is announced by the Times Higher Education (THE), a London-based leading publisher of higher education analysis and world university rankings.

To be eligible for this annual ranking, universities must appear in THE’s World University Rankings 2021, teach more than four subjects, and have fewer than 5,000 students. The same 13 performance indicators across five categories are used for small-scale global university evaluations (as THE’s main global rankings) including teaching, research, citations, industry income and international outlook. To illustrate scale, the average number of students at an institution in the 2021 world’s best small universities ranking is 3,197 compared to the average number of students an institution in THE’s main global ranking is 25,000.

Caltech defended its position as the best small university in the world for six consecutive years followed by École Polytechnique which has placed second for three consecutive years. POSTECH’s ranking is the highest among Asian universities again this year, and POSTECH and UNIST are the only two universities from South Korea that placed within the top five.

THE indicated that POSTECH encourages entrepreneurship by “offering courses and opportunities for students to become entrepreneurs, such as taking part in clubs, start-up prep groups, training on patents and leaves of absence to create a new venture.”