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Times Higher Education (THE) has once again revealed the Best Small Universities across the globe, and heard directly from the students at some of those institutions about what they love most about attending a small college. To be eligible for the rankings, universities must appear in Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2016-17, teach more than four subjects, and have fewer than 5,000 students.

POSTECH University, part of our iEGSEMP consortium, climbed to rank 3, just after Caltech (US) and École Normale Supériore (France). THE states:

POSTECH was founded in 1986 as the first research-oriented university in South Korea. Since its inception, it has maintained its small size and reputation by admitting only 320 students every year through a highly selective process.

The structure and operation of POSTECH was inspired by Caltech, and it seems that this system of running a small science and technology research-focused university has worked well for both universities, as both have maintained their top five positions in the 2017 World’s Best Small University ranking.

POSTECH students hail the small classes and the fact that professors know them by name as one of the main reasons why they love studying there.

 

Click here to read the whole article on THE.

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