Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Pohang University of Science and Technology have been rated in the top 5 in global rankings of universities under 50 years.
The 46-year-old KAIST came third in this year's tally by U.K. ranking firm Quacquarelli Symonds published Thursday. The 31-year-old POSTECH finished fifth.
QS has published rankings of universities under 50 separately since 2013.
Three other Korean universities were also in the top 100 -- Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (opened in 1993), the University of Ulsan (opened in 1970), and Ajou University (opened in 1973).