Creative Gwangju Five Strengths

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Leading Gwangju to be the Cultural Hub of Asia.

Hub City of Asian Culture, Gwangju will work to promote the exchange of diverse cultures and resources of Asia, bring about the co-prosperity of Asian nations, and help make Korea a medium for communication, openness and balance between Eastern and Western cultures.

Strategic Position as the Cultural Hub of Asia

Gwangju is at the center of East Asian cultural and economic metropolises. Within a radius of 1,500 km are Tokyo, Osaka, Beijing and Shanghai. The city benefits from its excellent southwestern location and has developed into a regional hub with regard to traffic, industry, education, culture and administration.

Renowned Center for Traditional and Important Culture Content

Acknowledged for its traditional Korean poetry and Pansori (traditional Korean narrative musical), Gwangju is the proud home of great masters in traditional Korean culture. Gwangju is also the host of international festivals such as: The Gwangju Biennale, Kimchi Festival, Gwangju International Performing Arts Festival, Gwangju Jeong Yul-Seong International Music Festival and Im Bang-Ul Korean Classical Music Festival.

Excellent IT Infrastructure and Hub for Culture Industries

Gwangju provides an FTTH(Fiber to the home) facility, excellent IT infrastructure and four University Culture Technology (CT)research centers to suit all needs for converged broadcasting and communication services.
The city fosters culture driven industry as well as a special research and development area for new industries with two national and six regional industry complexes.

Outstanding Human Resources

An excellent educational environment provides access to talented and educated people. The Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, nine universities, seven junior colleges and 13 industrial high schools bring out about 30,000 people yearly.