Host City, Daegu

Daegu is a city of living legacy and charm embracing 3,000 years of history. Located in the southeast of the peninsula, it is the third-largest city in Korea, with a population of approximately 2.5 million. Nestled within wooded mountains and the Gumhogang river flowing around it, Daegu is an ideal place to convene and relax. The city is steeped in education, art, culture, and history and has a strong drive for R&D and technological advancement. It is also located with the presence of 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, allowing the city to achieve a distinctive balance between tradition and technology.

City of Education

Daegu has a strong passion for education, earning the city’s nickname the “Capital of Korea’s Education.” Daegu is the center of the Yeongnam region, which is a cradle of the spiritual culture of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). With long-accumulated philosophy and pride in education, Daegu has lead an education project as the center of education in Korea. The project focused on establishing various support systems for the preparation and capacity development of students for their future and forming education conditions and education community culture. Through this, Daegu pursues education where students feel happy through the fulfillment that is achieved in the process. It also includes enlightened and humane education, establishing cooperative learning, and strengthening the ability of parents to educate their children.

Medi City

Daegu, Korea’s third-largest city with 2.5 million citizens, has established itself as Korea’s leader in the High-tech industry, focused on Medicine and Information technology. Known as the center of Korea’s Healthcare Industry, with five medical schools and more than 3,500 clinics, Daegu is home to the government-created Daegu High-tech Medical Cluster, which provides R&D support for cutting-edge drugs and medical devices. As the birthplace of Samsung, the city utilizes its strong Information technology industry to grow next-generation advanced industries including Robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), and Future automobiles.

Center of Korean Traditional Culture

Korea’s balance of old traditions and contemporary culture has made it a popular destination with visitors around the world. Daegu, in particular, has a special place in Korean history. The city is full of cultural assets represented by 13 UNESCO World Heritage Sites boasting the traditional beauty of Korea. Daegu is thriving today in its role as the national leader built upon a rich cultural heritage. There are various opportunities and attractions for international tourists and cultural participants.