POSTECH was ranked 7th in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2019, in the field of metallurgical engineering. This ranking is based on a total of five indicators: Publication (PUB), Category Normalized Citation Index (CNCI), International Collaboration (IC), Top Journal Publications (TOP), and AWARD. POSTECH scored 72.6 in CNCI and 79.3 in TOP, ranking 7th with a total score of 213.3. POSTECH ranked fourth in 2018 and 7th in 2017.
The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), announced by the Shanghai Jiao Tong University's the Center for World-Class Universities, selects the top 500 universities annually based on objective methodologies and third-party data, and it is considered one of the most influential international university rankings together with the QS World University Rankings, and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. POSTECH has international competitiveness in the field of metallurgy, led by the Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), the world’s only fully accredited institute of higher education in the field of steel science and technology.