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QS Best Student Cities ranking: Joint 89th

Although not as well-known as capital city Seoul, South Korea’s fifth-largest metropolis has grown from humble origins to become a major science and research center, known for its focus on innovation. Daejeon is home to several of the leading universities in South Korea, including KAIST – Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

You’re never far from inspiration or technology here; as well as a whole host of research labs, Daejeon is home to Expo Park – a science and technology theme park which includes various simulations and exhibitions and an IMAX dome cinema nearly 90 feet high. Nearby are the National Science Museum and Daedeok Science Town – a site devoted to the research and development of more than 200 institutes (including LG and Samsung), which is known as the ‘brain’ of South Korea.

Away from all the science, the Yuseong Hot Springs in the city center can help if you need to unwind, and the city is also a short distance from the Daecheong Dam. And for those with graduate prospects on their mind, you’ll be pleased to learn that Daejeon achieves its strongest score for employer activity, showing that it’s a highly sought-after recruiting ground for graduate employers.

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Written by Sabrina Collier
The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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