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  1. 1. Magazine1 Tocreateavision forthefuture! DGFEZ,Tracesofthelast5years Dreamingofanewleap DgFEZhighlight Creative Business Hub DGFEZ MAGAZINE 2013 First Issue Vol.01
  2. 2. Contents DGFEZ 2013 First Issue Vol. 01 Publishing Date August 1, 2013 (First Issue) Publisher Byung-Rok, Choi Address Fl. 15~18, Daegu Trade Center, 489 DongDaegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea, (zip code: 701-824) Contact Tel. 82-53-550-1554     Fax. 82-53-550-1559 Inquiries Information Office, DGFEZ Editor Bom Interactive Media, Inc. Tel. 82-42-633-7800 Magazine The Korea Publication Ethics Commission: Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct No part of the DGFEZ Magazine may be reproduced in any form or by any means. 06 04 10 05 DGFEZ Highlight 2008~2013 Commissioner's Message Let’s find out the DGFEZ Districts Vision Together Mayor, Daegu Metropolitan City Government Governor, Gyeongbuk Province Government Direct General, Planning Office of Korea FEZs Special Theme Let’s Challenge A Daegu Technopolis B Yeongcheon Industry District C International Fashion District D Sinseo Meditech District E Suseong Medical District F Gyeongsan R&BD District G Yeongcheon High Tech Park 12 22 Happy Interview Lee Smathers Daegu Technopolis 12 14 Yeongcheon Industry District MAP ▶Please find out the location of the districts see pgs. 10~11
  3. 3. 34 38 42 45 48 50 Incubator of Future Talents Daegu International School at a Glance Best Partners with DGFEZ Dassault Systemes | Daicel Safety Systems Korea Inc. DGFEZ Inside Simon Hoggett Living Environment in DGFEZ Daegu Medical Tour Issue in DGFEZ Pohang 4th Generation Light Source (PLS) Festivals in DGFEZ 2013 Daegu Chicken & Beer Festival 2013 Andong International Mask Dance Festival 26 30 Classic TourⅠ Time Travel Old alleys Classic TourⅡ Conventional Street Flavor of the SeoMun and Yeongcheon Market Creative Business Hub 29 40 38 45 50 Daegu Medical Tour
  4. 4. Commissioner's Message 04 In order to create a SMART ‘Free Economic Zone’, where both ‘highly sophisticated knowledge-based manufacturing’ and ‘knowledge-based service industries’, such as IT, parts & materials for transportation, green energy as well as education, medicine and culture, are fostered organically and complexly, we have prepared medium and long term road maps that are differentiated between 10 districts in DGFEZ, and moved forward withthem. As a result, The ‘Daegu International School’, which is affiliated with the Lee Academy of the US, was opened for the first time in Korea as an international school on 23rd August, 2010, and is being operated successfully. In addition, the R&D center of Dassault Systems, a leading French software company, is locatedinDGFEZ.Recently,BoeingCompanyoftheUSisquickly preparing for a groundbreaking ceremony in DGFEZ to tap into the aviation electronics MRO business sector in Korea. Others, including Daicel Corp., Nakamura-Tome Precision Industry Co., Ltd., Pyung-Hwa Holdings & NOK Co., Ltd., Hyundai- Cummins Engine Co. and Hyundai-IHL Co., ltd., have integrated successfully into the DGFEZ, and are making their own success stories. However, there are a lot of tasks to be done and difficulties to overcome. With our determination reaffirmed and new resolutionstogetherwiththe5thanniversaryoftheinauguration, the “DGFEZ Magazine” was published with the view of investors in mind, in order to provide them with easier and more accurate information. We believe that the “DGFEZ Magazine” will be the fastest and most efficient tool for delivering general information about the living in the Daegu-Gyeongbuk region, for example, culture, tourism, transportation and food as well as providing the necessaryinvestmentinformation. We promise to put forth our best efforts with tremendous responsibility, in order for DGFEZ to become a comfortable knowledge-based industrial complex, to supply creative talents and eventually to grow into highly successful international business districts with lots of investment attraction, by providing thebestbusinessandlivingenvironmentsnowandforever. DGFEZAuthorityCommissioner Choi Byung-Rok DGFEZ MAGAZINE FOREWORD Five years have passed since the opening of DGFEZ authority. Meanwhile we have strived hard to promote DGFEZ as a new growth engine for the development of a knowledge-based economy, with thehopesof realizingthelocalpeople’swishes.
  5. 5. Magazine Vision Together05 Congratulatory Messages MayorofDaeguMetropolitanCity Kim,Bum-il On behalf of the 2.6 million residents of Daegu, I extend my heartfelt congratulations on the publication of the DGFEZ Magazine. With the hopes of realizing the local people’s wishes, Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone Authority was created in 2008 amidst changing economic environments, in order to discover new economic growth engines and become a global business hub for knowledge creation. I would especially like to thank Commissioner Choi Byung-rok and DGFEZ staffs for their dedication and hard work in successfully developing the free economic zone and attracting foreign and domestic investments, despite difficult circumstances at home and abroad during the past five years. Today, I am delighted to say that Daegu’s growthisassoundasever.Werecordedthenation’sgreatestincreaseinexportsandtwelveofourcompanies were listed as “World-class 300” businesses by the government, the largest number outside of Seoul. Against this backdrop, we are doing our utmost to build a city where the dreams and visions of Daegu’s future can be achieved and residents are happy to live. These efforts include designing a ‘high-tech medical complex (Medivalley)’ and a national industrial complex, attracting sound businesses, and creating jobs for youth employment. I am eager to see the DGFEZ play a significant role in fulfilling our vision of building “a Daegu with a solid future,” and “a Daegu for happy citizens” as our city strives to become a global city that leads the creation of wealth for Korea’s future. Once again, congratulations on the 5th anniversary of DGFEZ Authority andtheinauguralpublicationoftheDGFEZMagazine.Thankyou. I would like to join the 5.5 million residents of Gyeongsangbuk-do in congratulating you on the inaugural publication of the DGFEZ Magazine. The development of the free economic zone is equivalent to laying sturdy stepping stones for the vitalization of the local industry and economy as we are faced with the huge mission of boosting the local economy and creating jobs. In fact, with the hopes of realizing the local people’s wishes, DGFEZ Authority has been playing an important role in our local economy by successfully attracting world- class foreign companies such as Boeing from the U.S, and Daicel, NOK Corporation from Japan. For this, I am very thankful and proud of the Authority’s achievements. I expect to hear more good news of this kind as the DGFEZ develops other business districts in the days ahead. In the same way that bellows are used to grow a fire, I hope the newly published DGFEZ Magazine sparks a windfall of investments. In addition, I expect this magazine to be a world-wide public relations Magazine by providing foreign investors with accurate information as well as reliable contents, which of course, should be angled towards them. Congratulations onceagainontheinauguralpublication,andIgivemywarmestwishesfortheDGFEZ’sgreatsuccess. This is a significant year as it marks the start of a new decade since the launch of the Free Economic Zones. So far, the FEZs have made continuous efforts to carry out development projects, rectify systemic flaws, and secure foreign investments. As a result of such efforts, the FEZs were able to attract as much as $2.52 billion in investments last year, the largest ever. Last July, we released the “First Blueprint for FEZs” that revealed the new growth vision and goal for the next ten years. DGFEZ Authority in particular has worked ceaselessly since its opening in 2008 to shape a new growth hub for knowledge-based industries despite difficult economic circumstances. Should tangible outcomes be produced in the fields of IT, transport, machinery parts, and the high-tech medical industry, the DGFEZ will certainly become a new growth model for all the FEZs. Congratulations on the publication of the DGFEZ Magazine, a more strategic, more distinguished marketing tool for investment. I wish you great success as you concentrate all your capacities in winning investments. GovernorofGyeongsangbuk-do Kim,Kwan-yong FEZPlanningOfficeDirectorGeneral, MinistryofTrade,IndustryandEnergy Kim,Sung-jin
  6. 6. DGFEZ Highlight 06 2008 1 2008. 08 DGFEZInaugurationCeremony 2 2008. 12 SignedMOUforthesuccessofYeongcheonHigh-techPark 1 2 2009 1 2009. 03 DaeguTechnopolisGroundbreakingCeremony 2 2009. 06 HostedDGFEZKnowledgeForum 3 2009. 10 YeongcheonIndustryDistrictGroundbreakingCeremony 2 1 3 Creative Business Hub DGFEZ
  7. 7. Magazine07 After the designation of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone in December 2007, DGFEZ Authority was inaugurated the following August with a dream of building a hub for the knowledge-based industry in Northeast Asia. Many difficulties awaited us due to the global economic downturn and the recession of the construction industry. However, our proactive efforts to develop our business districts and find investors helped us tackle eachcrisisalongtheway.Asaresult,wehavebeenmakingremarkableprogress. We promise to make our utmost efforts to develop the DGFEZ into “a global business hub”onthefoundationof ourmajorachievementsthusfar. Special Theme DGFEZ,Tracesofthelast5years Dreaming of a new leap DGFEZ 5 YEARS 2008~2013 2010 1 2010. 03 SignedContractwithDassaultSystemes forDaeguR&DCenter 2 2010. 05 HostedDGFEZ2010Roundtable 3 2010. 12 Korea-EUIndustrialCooperationDay.DGFEZreceives “BestRegionalGovernmentAward” 2 3 1
  8. 8. DGFEZ Highlight 08 Creative Business Hub DGFEZ 2012 1 2012. 07 GroundbreakingCeremonyforDSSKinside YeongcheonIndustryDistrict 2 2012. 09 SignedBusinessAgreementwithBoeingCo. 3 2012. 10 CompletionofKNTCo.,Ltd.insideDaeguTechnopolis 4 2012. 11 GroundbreakingCeremonyforHyundai-CumminsEngineCo. 2 2011 1 2011. 02 InvestmentInformationSessionforCanadianBusinesses 2 2011. 03 SignedInvestmentAgreementwithHyundaiIHLCo.,Ltd. 3 2011. 08 InaugurationoftheDGFEZCommissioner ChoiByung-rok 1 2 1 3 4 1
  9. 9. Magazine09 Special Theme DGFEZ 5 YEARS 2008~2013 20131 2013. 02 BoardofAssociationProvisionalMeeting 2 2013. 04 GroundbreakingCeremonyforPNDTCo.,Ltd.inside YeongcheonIndustryDistrict 3 2013. 05 Korea-IsraelAutomobileIndustryCooperationForum 3 1 2 3 DGFEZ,Tracesofthelast5years Dreaming of a new leap
  10. 10. Let’s find out the DGFEZ Districts MAP Gyeongbuk B Yeongcheon Industry District F Gyeongsan R&BD District G Yeongcheon High-Tech Park I Gumi Digital District J Pohang Fusion Tech District Yeongcheon Gyeongbuk Gumi Gyeongsan Pohang Korea Seoul Gwangju Gyeongbuk Daegu About Gyeongbuk Province Gyeongsangbuk-do lies on the southeastern part of the Korean peninsula, bounded bytheEast Seatotheeast.Theextensivetransportationnetworksbyair,rapidtransit railways and expressways enable people to reach most parts of Gyeongsangbuk-do from Seoul in 50 minutes to 3 hour. Gyeongsangbuk-do is located between 35° 34E and 37° 33E north latitude, which is approximately the same latitude as Washington D.C. (U.S.), Tokyo (Japan), Lanzhou (China), Teheran (Iran) and Lisbon (Portugal). The residents of Gyeongsanbuk-do have inherited the patriotic and scholarly perspective of loyalty and perseverance, along with a strong sense of justice. Consequently, the provinceinitiatedSae-MaeulUndongMovement(newvillagemovement),andNature ConservationMovementthataidedinupholdinganationalperspective. 10 I J GB F
  11. 11. About Daegu Metropolitan City Daegu grew into one of the country’s three largest cities along with Seoul and Busan. Daegu in the 21st century is one of the most thriving metropolitan cities in the region, providing venues for some of the world’s largest cultural events, such as the 2003 Summer Universiade and the 2011 IAAF World Championships. Today,thecityiscommittedtoensuringanew,brighter future under the motto “Daegu, a Global Leader of Knowledge-Based Economy” via its systematic efforts directed at developing its knowledge industry, green growth,andeducationandculture. What is the DGFEZ Createdin2008,Daegu-GyeongbukFreeEconomicZoneAuthorityisaspecialgovernmentagencythat offers customized facilities and space (manufacturing, R&D, logistics) for companies operating in the Korea and Asia-Pacific market. The DGFEZ also provides financial incentives and relaxed government regulations for global companies. The Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone has 10 sites located in the heart of 3 major manufacturing and R&D clusters (Transportation, Green Energy, IT/ Electronics). Companies are provided with the opportunity to work in a high-quality living and working environment whilemaximizingsynergieswithknowledge-basedservicesandmanufacturingcompanies. Daegu A Daegu Techcnopolis C International Fashion District D Sinseo Meditech District E Suseong Medical District H International Culture District Dalsung-gun Nam-gu Seo-gu Buk-gu Dong-gu Suseong-gu Magazine11 A H E C D Daegu Supplying120million cellphonesannually Supplying1.4million LCDsannually Gumi Electronics Supplying31million tonsofsteelannually Pohang Steel Manufacturing Supplying1.6million automobilesannually Ulsan Automobiles Supplying240,000 automobilesannually RENAULTSAMSUNG MOTORS Busan 1500ktonContainerTerminal1500Kton Supplying240,000 automobilesannually Changwon Machinery&Automobiles Major Global Companies around the Daegu & Gyeongbuk Region I J Gyeongbuk
  12. 12. DGFEZ Highlight 글 사진 제작팀 12Let's Challenge Watch It Take Flight DGFEZ for Global Knowledge Creation A Daegu Technopolis Envisioning a Korean-style Silicon Valley Future-oriented, state of the art science city as the convergence industry hub The Daegu Technopolis is a future-oriented high-tech complex city with outstanding R&D infrastructure and a pleasant living environment. ItsinfrastructureconstructionbeganinDecember2008andland supply started in the second half of 2009. As of the first half of 2013, a variety of zone division plans, specific to the industries of greenenergy,futurevehicles,ITconvergenceandmechatronics, are taking shape. It also has a superb transportation infrastructure, making the district very accessible: adjacent to eight highways that connect to the Hyeonpung IC, only 50 minutes by plane between Daegu Airport and Incheon Airport, within a one-hour drive to and from international ports in Busan, Masan, Pohang and Ulsan, not to mention the inner- city connector that is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2013. Also, approximately 17,000 graduates with backgrounds in science and engineering from 52 colleges each year are top- notch human resources that add to the Daegu Technopolis’ competitive edge, which is serving as an important landmark openingupthefutureofDaegu. The 10 business districts within the DGFEZ, distinguished for its focus on global knowledge creation, well-equipped with knowledge-based industries and service infrastructure, are preparing to spread their wings and soar. In this inaugural issue of the DGFEZ Magazine, wewillintroducethe10districtsaccording to their distinctive features and business outlines as they are maturing into one of the best investment environments that localandforeigninvestorswillfindideal. DGFEZ
  13. 13. Magazine13 Mecca of the automotive parts and IT convergence industries The region of Daegu and Gyeongbuk has established itself as a Mecca of Korea’s motor industry, housing the largest cluster of auto parts companies (1,163) that employ 55,000 people and account for 27% of Korea’s total auto parts production. Twenty-nine of those firms amass revenues exceeding 100 billion KRW. Synergy effects are boosted due totheproximityofrelevantR&DinstitutionsincludingtheDaeguCenter of the Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), “DGIST”, ETRI’s Daegu and Gyeongbuk Regional Center for the production of embeddedsoftwareplatformforelectricdevicesandtheKITECH(Korea Institute of Industrial Technology) Daegu Gyeongbuk Headquarters. Also, the ‘Proving Ground for Intelligent Vehicle & Transportation’ will be constructed in the district for the first time in Korea. Consequently, it will not only be possible for future vehicles to enable high-speed road tests, tests for stability, and high-speed brakes as well as gas mileage, but also to confirm durability programs and adaptive cruise control systems. Such outstanding R&D infrastructure opens up great possibilities for the region to become a cluster of the robotics convergenceandmedicaldeviceindustriesaswell. Location Yuga-myeon, Hyeonpung, Dalseong-gun, Daegu Metropolitan City (7.27㎢) Business Types Green energy, future-oriented autos, IT convergence, mechatronics, etc. As a R&D hub for generic/applied/ industrial technologies in the southeastern part of Korea, we will further enhance its investment merits by offering attractive facilities for housing, business, education, culture, leisure and green parks for the members of our various research institutions, science and engineering colleges,andhigh-techbusinesses.
  14. 14. Building a transportation web and rich infrastructure for the parts and materials industry The ‘Yeongcheon High-Tech Parts and Materials Industry District’ was first designated and developed as a ‘general industrial complex’ in June 2006. In light of its geographical proximity and well-developed parts and materials industrial infrastructure however, the district was also newly designated as a free economic zone in May 2008. The objective was to enhance the industry’s competitive edge and stimulate the local economy by bringing in advanced technologies and investments from abroad. With the aim of completing site preparation by August 2013, the construction of the main inner roads and access ramps have been finished and the majority of infrastructure needed for factory operations are now well set. Currently, world-renowned auto parts companies from countries like Japan and France have either already launched operations or are preparing to move into the district by means of exclusive investments or joint venture withKoreancompanies. The highly accessible district is adjacent to the Gyeongbu Expressway Yeongcheon IC and only 15 minutes away from the Singyeongju KTX Station, which are connected with metropolitan B Yeongcheon Industry District World’s best high-tech automotive parts and materials industrial cluster Let's Challenge 14
  15. 15. areas as well as Daegu and Busan. Thanks to the Gyeongbu Expressway, Daegu-Pohang Expressway, and four-lane road network that covers the areas of Daegu, Yeongcheon and Gyeongju, the district is proud of its transportation infrastructure. Off the mainland, but less than an hour away, are located four international ports including the Yeongilman Port, while the international airports in Daegu, Gimhae and Ulsan facilitate travel to and from Japan, China, Southeast Asia, the Americas and beyond. It is safe to say that the district is a logistical hub for the export of goodsthroughairandsea. Building an automotive industrial cluster in Korea’s largest AUTOMOTIVE VALLEY In particular, the district is located at the center of the AUTOMOTIVE VALLEY, which is comprised of Gumi (electric devices), Daegu (mechatronics), Yeongcheon – Gyeongju - Ulsan (finished cars), Busan (shipbuilding), and Changwon (metal machinery). It is sure to play an important role as an intermediate supply base with global competitiveness through the technological development of the automotive parts industry in the VALLEY. Global car companies including Hyundai Motors, GM Korea, and Renault Samsung do business in the Valley, responsible for 50.5% (2.2 million cars) of automobileproductioninKorea. Neighboring cities have much to offer as well: Daegu with abundant human resources thanks to its education system; Pohang with the center of the nano, steel and new materials industries; Gyeongju, home to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.; Ulsan, the city of the automotive and shipbuilding industry; Gumi, the city of LCD and mobile electronics; and Changwon, the center of machinery parts. If you add the region’s R&D institutions like the ‘Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute’ and the ‘Gyeongbuk Research Institute of Vehicle Embedded Technology’, the Yeongcheon Industry District is sure to grow as a global industrial base for high-tech parts that creates optimal synergy effects. Location Guam-ri, Geumho-eup, Bonchon-dong, Chaesin-dong, Yeongcheon-si, Gyeongsangbukdo (1.47㎢) Business Types Metal machinery, auto parts, mechatronics, etc. Magazine15 42.5%(350firms)of theautopartsfirmsarelocated inside the Yeongnam region’s AUTOMOTIVE VALLEY, which is being recognized as a true Meccaof Korea’sautomotiveindustry.TheValleyis alsohometo77.8%of theshipbuildingequipments industry(640firms)
  16. 16. A new fashion city with its high sense of fashion culture Centered on the advanced fashion and apparel industries, the International Fashion District is an area specialized in high-tech textiles, fashion and design. It is now growing as a hub of fashion-related culture and arts. A variety of projects are being carried out in stages, such as opening an international school and college for textiles and fashion, along with designing a research complex for textile fashion design. Daegu is also well-known as a textile city, worthy of thetitle,“Korea’sFashionCity.” A future-oriented complex city with fashion as its theme The fashion industry has now become a major cultural industry. In a world where your outfit alone can send you to stardom, fashion is no longer a simple mix of cloth and thread, but a new source of power that draws attention and controls culture, as well as a culture in and of itself. For this reason, keeping in step with the trends of the advanced fashion and apparel industries will guarantee economic benefitsbeyondimagination. C International Fashion District World Fashion Gathers in Daegu, Dubbed the Milano of Asia Let's Challenge 16
  17. 17. The International Fashion District, as a special area in the fashion business, is developing concrete plans to leap as a cutting-edge textile materials complex centeredonhighvalue-addedtextileindustry,fashionservice,andsmartwear. Daegu is now well ready to emerge as one of Korea’s best fashion cities and a mecca of the fashion industry. First, fashion-related businesses have been clustered in one area, creating synergy effects. Global enterprises, R&D centers, and international educational institutions have also been integrated into the cluster. Finally, fashion-related R&D institutes have been secured one after the other, such as the Korea Research Institute for Fashion Industry and the Korea Sewing TechnologyInstitute. Expecting to leap as a global fashion city After experiencing a boom in the 1960s and ‘70s, Daegu’s textile industry fell into a recession in the years following the ‘90s. As the number of relevant businesses dropped from 1,000 to 700 between the years 2000 and 2010, concerned voices havebeenheardoverthefallofDaegu’sstatureasatextilecity. Today,Daeguhoststheinternationaltextilefair,“PreviewinDaegu”(PID),andisthe city of choice for top textile buyers in France such as Hermes etc., that are looking to purchase new materials. The International Fashion District is sure to play a vital roleforthecity. The Milano of Asia. All eyes are eager to see how the International Fashion Design Districtbecomesthecenterofworldfashion. Location Bongmu-dong, Daegu Metropolitan City (1.18㎢) Business Types Fashion design schools, fashion design research centers, shopping and leisure facilities, etc. Magazine17 The Milano of Asia. All eyes are eagertoseehowtheInternational Fashion District becomes the centerof worldfashion.
  18. 18. D Sinseo Meditech District Global leader in the medical knowledge industry Location Sinseo Innovatiion City, Sinseo-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City (1.05㎢) Business Types Medical R&D centers, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, etc. Ideal site with its optimal traffic network and medical environment ready in advance With the aim of becoming a high-tech medical complex, the Sinseo Meditech District can be said to be a “prepared environment” ready in advance. Land compensation procedures for the site to create a new ‘innovation city’ have been completed in response to the governmental policy to relocate public enterprises to non-metropolitan areas for balanced regional development. The district has great accessibility as it is a 15 minute car ride to and from downtown, 10 kilometers away from the KTX Dongdaegu Station, and 9 kilometers away from Daegu International Airport. The Sinseo Meditech District aims to design the country’s best cutting-edge medical complex that will house global research institutes for medical development. In the district’s vicinity are 227 medicine-related academic departments across eleven medical and pharmacy schools including Kyeongbuk National University(KNU), which supply 20% of Korea’s medical professionals. Clustered are 48 medical R&D institutions, one of which is the only clinical and medical facility in a non-metropolitan area. Moreover, the Cellular Immunology Laboratory (POSTECH) is one of the thirteen government-designated state of the art convergence laboratories in the region. These provide for a medical environment that helps promote a high-tech medicalindustry. Building medical clusters with excellent living conditions for foreigners The investment conditions in the Sinseo Meditech District for securing foreign and domestic private capital to develop new drugs and cutting-edge medical devices look favorable. Designated as the site reserved for the creation of an ‘innovation city’, and one of the ten business districts of the DGFEZ, the Sinseo Meditech District permits the establishment of for-profit medical corporations and guarantees the practice of non-Korean doctors and pharmacists. Foreign employees will also receive tax reductionsaswellasexemptions. Currently, the district is jointly engaged in the establishment of an international regeneration institute with Wake Forest University in the U.S. It also signed an MOU with New Jersey’s medical cluster for cooperation (2009), along with an agreement to jointly foster a U-health industry with New Zealand’s Uniservices. Additionally, it is partnering with the Kobe High-tech Medical Promotion Foundation in Japan to develop new drugs. These efforts are geared at building a network with advanced medical clusters overseas for joint research and cooperation. All eyes are on the Sinseo Meditech District, which is also equipped with the high quality and superb medical services. This makes one all the more eager to see what kind of blueprint their efforts to becomeaglobalmedi-citywillsuggest. Let's Challenge 18
  19. 19. E Suseong Medical District Medical IT complex for future creation Location Daeheung-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City (1.22㎢) Business Types Medicine, education, IT, medical tourism, etc. Concentration of excellent R&D infrastructure and high quality human resources The Suseong Medical District is being planned as a knowledge service complex encompassing medicine, education and IT. It has been designated as a special economic district designed on the foundation of advanced knowledge from abroad and of cutting-edge medical technologies. Beginning with compensation surveys in July 2012, the Daegu Urban Development Corporation is taking the necessary administrative procedurestostartconstructionofthecomplexinthesecondhalfof2013, withaplantofinishby2016.WhenlinkedwiththenearbySinseoMeditech District in the fields of new drug development and brain research, the Suseong Medical District is expected to be a new growth engine for local development. The district is located downtown, one of the most preferred educational andresidentialareasintheregion.ItsproximitytotheDaeguInternational Airport facilitates foreign and domestic demand for high-quality medical services. Another great advantage is the ease with which partners and high caliber medical personnel can be secured to establish and run the specialized hospitals, thanks to the five medical colleges, seven nursing schools,andtwopharmacyschoolsinthevicinity. Medical city specialized in alternative medicine research and high-quality medical services Another reason why the Suseong Medical District is drawing attention as a specialized medical complex lies in its potential cooperation with nearby Yakryeong, the center of Korean oriental medicine, through the combination of eastern and western medicine. To that end, the Catholic University of Daegu and Daegu Haany University are jointly building an ‘integrated medical center’ through the ‘Comprehensive & Integrative Medicine Institute (CIMI)’, adding strength to the research and development of alternative medicine. In particular, a national project to create a ‘convergence software cluster’ will produce synergies with the development of the region’smedicalindustry. Magazine19 Another reason why the Suseong Medical District is drawing attention as a specialized medical complex lies in its potential cooperation with nearby Yakryeong, the center of Koreanorientalmedicine,throughthecombinationof easternandwesternmedicine.
  20. 20. Let's Challenge 20 F Gyeongsan R&BD District Center of Northeast Asia’s knowledge industry Location Soweol-ri Wachon-myeon, Daehak-ri Hayang-eup, Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do (3.92㎢) Business Types Construction equipments & parts, high-tech medical devices & new medical materials, green parts materials, R&D and educational research institutions City with a highly educated workforce, knowledge-based industry hub in Northeast Asia As a rural-urban complex city adjacent to Daegu, Gyeongsan is the nation’s second largest education city after Seoul. About 70% of the Gyeongsan’s population, or 150,000 people, are affiliated with the city’s thirteen universities, of which four are technical colleges. As the numbers indicate, it has been consistently suggested that Gyeongsan has the potential location to be a special district for the internationalization of the Daegu education system and serve as an international academic belt for the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region. In 2011, as part of a national project, it was designated as a specialty complex for the next-generation of the construction equipments and parts. Plans are in place to vitalize the R&BD District and foster a high-value added industry based on knowledge services by attracting the industries of construction equipments and parts, high-tech medical devices and new medicalmaterials,greenpartsandmaterials,andinstitutionsforR&Dandeducationalresearch. International-level high-tech industry convergence district and Korea’s best knowledge industry district through industial-educational cooperation The city of Gyeongsan that houses the Gyeongsan R&BD District and Daegu Metropolitan City together boast of a highly-educated workforce and superior R&D infrastructure. Combined, the two cities have 52 colleges that produce 70,000 graduates annually. Also in the area are upwards of 200 research institutions including the ‘Gyeongbuk Research Institute of Vehicle Embedded Technology (GIVET)’ and the ‘Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)’. There are more than twenty academic departments related to medicine such as pharmacy and life sciences in the region’smedicalschoolsthatproducethousandsofmedicaltalentseachyear. Moreover, the area has a diverse R&D infrastructure spanning machinery metals and automotives that include the ‘Gyeongbuk Techno Park’, the ‘Korea Textile Machinery Research Center’, the ‘Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute (GHI)’, and the ‘Yeungnam University’s Green Car Technology Task Force’. Global anchor companies like Samsung, LG, POSCO, and Hyundai Heavy Industries are located an hour away from the neighboring cities of Gumi, Ulsan and Pohang, making Gyeongsan a great place to do business. Combined with Gyeongsan’s optimal living environment, the GyeongsanR&BDDistrictisprojectedtobeoneofthenation’sbest.
  21. 21. Magazine21 G Yeongcheon High-Tech Park Towards the world’s largest aviation hub Location Hwasan-myeon, Jungang- dong, Yeongcheon, Gyeongsangbukdo (5.40㎢) Business Types Aviation industry, intelligent/future automotive parts industry, high-tech R&D centers, logistics centers, etc. Developing as a specialty district with an optimal living environment, together with aviation electronics and future automobile industries As the Yeongcheon Industry District for automotive parts and materials is scheduled to be completed by August of this year, the Yeongcheon High-tech Park is expected to serve as the center for the aviation and future car industries. Located in Hwasan- myeon, Jungang-dong in Yeongcheon city, it is close to the North Yeongcheon IC of the Daegu-Pohang Expressway. In order to build a foundation for the high-tech industry and secure projects for future growth engines, the Yeongcheon High-tech Park aims to design specialty complexes centered on the aviation electronics and high-tech mechatronics industries. By developing it in the form of a science park where relevant R&D infrastructure is combined harmoniously with the proper industrial base, we plan to enhancesynergiesbylinkingthedistrictwiththeYeongcheonIndustryDistrict. Building a global science park centered on the world’s best aviation industry and top- notched R&D infrastructure The Yeongcheon High-Tech Park was selected by the government as a prospective hub of the aviation parts industry in 2010. In September 2012 the world’s largest aviation company, Boeing, made the decision to begin operations there due to the Park’s easy access to the aviation infrastructure such as Daegu International Airport, K-2 Air Base and Air Force Logistics Command. The first project phase for the district is underway smoothly—building the ‘Testing and Appraisal Center for the Aviation Electronic Components’andpreparingfortheestablishmentoftheBoeing’sMROCenter. Together with GIVET (Gyeongbuk Research Institute of Vehicle Embedded Technology), which entered the district in April 2012, the ‘High-tech Park’ will drive the development of the intelligent and future automotive industries by collaborating with GHI(Gyeongbuk Hybrid Technology Institute) and other R&D institutes in the region. Significant projects are already in store for the ‘High-tech Park’: the national project for the ‘Medical Mold R&BD’, the ‘Gyeongbuk Natural Color Industry Institute’, and the ‘Hyundai Glovis Logistics Center for high-tech parts’, for which an agreement was signed in April 2011. It’s safe to say that Yeongcheonwilltakeitsplaceasahighlycompetitiveaswellasaglobalhigh-techindustrial baseintheaviationandautopartsindustriesaswellasR&Dfacilitiesandmore.
  22. 22. Happy Interview 22 It was a July day in Daegu. The monsoon rains came early this year, and it was pouring outside. The raindrops dotted the ivy on the red brick walls of the College of Fine Arts building at Keimyung University, making it glisten.ItwastherethatwemetwithLeeSmathers,ProfessorofPhotographyDesign. Readaboutourinterviewwithhim,whoislivinglifetothefullestinDaegu.
  23. 23. Magazine23 Charmed by the Korean Fan Dance “The three months I spent traveling in Korea in 2000 were simply wonderful. The exotic Korean culture practicallycompelledmenottoreturntotheStates.” Mr. Smathers first encountered the traditional Korean fan dance and Korean food in 1997 at a Korean church in Savannah. He was impressed by how the dancers adorning hanboks, traditional Korean dresses, flicked open the fans so gracefully. As a graduate student, he took a short but packed three-month trip to Korea. Charmed by the country, he started to learn Korean as soon as he returned to the U.S., determined to go back after he graduated. Fortunately, Korean came easier to him than any other language. Was it fate? Well, he has already spent twelve years, or one-third of his lifetime, in the country he came to know and love through itsfandance. Destinedfor Daegu Interview with Professor Lee Smathers Blob, 2010 © Lee Smathers 因 緣
  24. 24. Happy Interview 24 Discovering passion and self in Daegu Everything was ready to leave for Korea. Then, the tragedy of September 11, 2001 happened. Friends and family tried talking him out of it, but not even a terrorist attack that shook the world could stop Mr. Smathers. Determined to come to Korea, he boarded the planetoIncheonamonthlater. With a will to “try,” he spent his first year studying Korean with his home-stay family through one-on-one tutoring sessions and language academy classes, all the while earning a living by teaching English. And though it wasn’t easy for him to position himself as a photographer in Korea, he did not give up. Then, in 2011, he earned the chance of his lifetimewhenhewasinvitedtoteachatKeimyungUniversity. Things were not always so picture-perfect, and he soon faced a tragedy of his own. His father lost his battle with cancer one year after being diagnosed in 2010. The feelings of guilt for not being able to spend time with his father during his last days and the grief of death were captured exactly as they came in his pictures. Taking pictures had helpedhimovercomethepainandgriefhefeltatthetime. “Before I came to Daegu, I had difficulty trying to finding my identity. I wasn’t passionate about my work and I barely filmed. It was when I came to Daegu that Istartedshootingagain,andpursuedmynewdream.” To Mr. Smathers, the opportunity to teach photography at the College of Fine Arts at Keimyung University came as a fortuneandinvaluablechancetofindhimselfagain. For visitors, Daegu offers the gift of Korean jeong and sense of exoticism “Ihopemoreforeignerscomeandfallinlovewiththis city. You can sense the jeong, the interpersonal affinity of theKoreanpeople,atthetraditionalmarketsnearby, while the stately churches and cathedrals display a Passion & Ego
  25. 25. Cold Classic, 2009 © Lee Smathers Magazine25 sense of exoticism. There’s always something new to capture with my camerahereinDaegu.It’sacityworthgivingashot.” Due to the attraction of foreign direct investment by the DGFEZ and promotionofmedicaltourism,Daegu’snon-Koreanpopulationhasgradually been rising. What would make the city more enjoyable for its non-Korean residents? Mr. Smathers tells us about his experience tasting sannakji (live squid) and bosintang (dog meat soup). “What about bundaegi (silk larva), the food of the future?” we ask. “Not yet.” From his comical facial expressions, one can see that the photographer truly enjoys familiarizing himself with new cultures. Perhaps the best way to adapt to life in Daegu, or any other placeforthatmatter,issimplytoenjoy. One-hundred-year-old camera capturing the past and present To Professor Smathers, happiness is nothing short of going hiking at the mountains in Daegu with his four-year old son, Noah. On weekends, you can find them at Biseulsan, Juamsan, or Palgongsan. It’s the fact that he can spend time with his son while taking pictures that makes the hike so enjoyable. Last January, he bought a 100-year-old EASTMAN VIEW CAMERA No.2-D for a very good price. After a month of outfitting it with new accessories, the large camera has since become his best friend. The 100-year-old historical treasure is now capturing images of Daegu as it is today. The significance is certainly greater than anything taken by a modern digitalcamera.Daeguisallthemorespecialformakingthatpossible. Cold, 2010 © Lee Smathers He says he prefers the traditional marketplace over large supermarkets. Not only can you find fresh produce and seafood for better prices, the market is alive with people. No matter how busy he is with church, hiking group, gym and other aspects of daily life, he always makes time for people. He believes happinessishavingsomeonethereforyou and vice versa. Lee Smathers will take his new 100-year-old friend and 4-year-old son Noah up the mountains—in pursuit of truehappinesshisownway. Past & Present
  26. 26. Classic Tour 1 26 Daegu Modern Culture Alley InSearchof LostTime Classic Part. 1
  27. 27. Magazine27 Traveling down old alleyways that give off vintage vibes is an activity that, as with most antiques, becomes rich with time. Each step takes you back into the past, so you can trace the years that have passed. As you think about the peoplewholookedaroundandwalkedalongthesamepathhundredsofyears ago, you are practically travelling through time. Daegu’s Modern Culture Alley allowsyoutodojustthis,astracesofhistorylinethealleys. •• • Course 2, Walking on the road of happiness OnerainydayinJuly,IfoundmyselfonModernCultureAlleyforCourse 2 of the Daegu Jung-gu Alley Tour. The culturally rich street has a lot to offer during its 2.5 hour travel course including hanbang (Korean herbal medicine) healing shops. The 1.5 kilometer alleyway course was dubbed a “Star of Korean Tourism” and made it on the list of “Top 99 Tourist Spots in Korea.” The course layout allows visitors to explore modern culture without getting lost. You can start at Yakryeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine, pass Gyesan Cathedral and walk down March 1st Movement Road, which will take you back to the cathedral and lead to Gyesanyega (the old houses of Lee Sang-hwa and Seo Sang-don). Across the street from Yakryeongsi Cultural Center for Oriental Medicine is the former First Presbyterian Church. Symbolizing the introduction of Protestantism in Daegu, the building has great religious and cultural significance as well as architectural value. Green ivy blankets the walls of the church, which is designated as Tangible Cultural Asset No. 30 by Daegu Metropolitan City. Built in 1902, Gyesan Cathedral serves as a “guide” for tourists in the Modern Culture Alleys much like the Big Dipper. At 111 years of age, the cathedral is the third oldestGothic-stylecathedralinallofKorea,after Seouland Pyongyang. The red-brick edifice has stood tall and proud throughout all the years of Daegu’s growth and development. Perhaps that is why looking at it is strangely reassuring. The red bricks glow ever more radiantly in the heavyrain.
  28. 28. Classic Tour 1 28 •• • The Path of the Past I crossed the main street to the First Presbyterian Church. Next to the grandiose gray church building is a charming cluster of perfectly preserved brick houses that look like they were built by the youngest of “The Three Little Pigs.” On what is called Dongsan Hill stand three former missionary’s residences along with the ninety-step staircase of March 1st Movement Road, which showcases the contrast between pre-modern and modern history like a black and white photo. Though there used to be seven residences on the hill, there now remain only those of missionariesSwitzer,Chamness,andBlair. The Switzer House, designated as Daegu Metropolitan City’s Tangible Cultural Asset No. 24, now serves as a missionary museum and is open to the public. An apple tree of more than 100 years, known as the first western tree in Daegu, sits in the garden asagentleguardianoftheoldresidence. I stepped out of the old house and onto the March 1st Movement Road. Walking down the 90-step staircase one step at a time, the voices of my ancestors crying out for independencetosaveourcountryechoedinmyimagination. Here, you learn about the sad story of how female students who took part in the March 1st Independence Movement had to keep their skirts from falling down by tying the skirt straps across their shouldersandwearinganotherwiseunnecessaryoutercoatsoas not to be a target of mockery for the Japanese policemen. On this rainy day, I felt as if the cries of injustice and indomitable will of thosetimesarepouringdownonthestreetsofDaeguDalgubeol. 1 Ninety-step staircase of the March 1st Movement Road 2 Museum of Korean Medicine’s ‘Herbal Foot Bath’ 1 2 InSearchof LostTime
  29. 29. 5 Magazine29 I headed back to the tour’s starting point, Herbal Medicine Street, and rejuvenated my body with samgyetang, chicken soup made with medicinal herbs more than twenty years old. Then, I dunked my bare feet in the Herbal Foot Bath in front of the Museum of Oriental Medicine for an exceptionally refreshing experience. The alley led me toanewroad,markingthecompletionoftheAlleysTour. •• • Daegu, History and culture alive in the land of artists With each step I take, I reflect on the stories hidden in each alley. Looking down on the quiet, rainy city from the missionary’s residence-turned-history museum, I hear whispers of the past. I sense the presence of the artists who expressed the sorrow of the times through their artwork: Park Tae-jun, the father of Korean arias who sang about the green ivy-covered Cheongra Hill in Daegu; Lee Sang-hwa, the nationalist poet who resisted Japanese colonialism; and Lee In-sung, the brilliant painter born in Daegu. Daegu’s Alleys Tour allows you to sense the fiery passion of the artists, whose spirits still live on. Thanks to their passionate souls, the Daegu Dalgubeol of todayhastakenitsplaceasacityalivewithhistoryandculture. 3 Midodahyang 4 Missionary Chamness Residence 5 Nightview of Gyesan Cathedral 6 Statue of Gilnami, the main character in the Korean novel, “The House with a Deep Yard” 3 4 6 Travel Guide Course2–DaeguModernCultureAlley(1.5㎞,app.2hrsandhalf) Dongsan Missionary Residence→March 1st Movement Road→Gyesan Cathedral→Modern Culture Center/Gyesanyega (Homes of Lee Sang- hwa, Seo Sang-don)→Mulberry Alley(Dusachung)→First Presbyterian Church→Museum of Oriental Medicine→Yeongnam Daero→Jongro→ Jin Alley→Chinese Residents Association (Primary School) Starting at the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Herbal Medicine Street - You can enjoy the course from either direction. Directions(Starting from Yakryeongsi, Daegu) Take Metro Line 1 to Jungang-ro Station (Exit 1 towards Yakryeongsi), or to Banweoldang Station (Exit 15 towards Yakryeongsi). Walk to the Modern Culture Alley (Course 2) for the tour starting point. Jung-gu Hall Website www.jung.daegu.kr (Click on the following tabs to sign up for the tour: Culture Tour → Alleys Exploration → Alleys Tour) For inquiries, call the Division of Culture & Tourism at 053)661- 2194, 661-2622
  30. 30. Classic Tour 2 Information provided by Jeong Hungyo, Seomun Market Shopkeepers Association 30 INFORMATION DaeguSeomunMarket Inquiries 053)256-6341 Address 115-378Daesin-dong,Jung-gu,DaeguMetropolitanCity GettingThere MetroLine2(SeomunMarket) ArterialRoadBus 840,300,414,600,836,425,623,724,309,508 GeneralBus 990 ExpressBus 1,3 YeongcheonPublicMarket Inquiries 054)331-1772 Address 982-3Wansan-dong,Yeongcheon-si,Gyeongbuk-do GettingThere Bus111,113,751,753,310,612,730 SeatedBus112,763,760,761,241,410,361,360,752
  31. 31. Magazine31 The Daegu, Gyeongbuk region has always been known for its good people. Accordingly, friendliness flows throughout its well-developed, bustling traditional markets. Let’s take a look around the 100-year-old Seomun Market and the Yeongcheon Public Market, which began operatingintheChoseonDynasty. Classic Part. 2 FlavorsandFlair oftheTraditionalMarkets inDaegu, Gyeongbuk
  32. 32. Classic Tour 2 32 Seomun Market: 100 years of history Daegu Seomun Market dates back to the middle of the Choseon Dynasty. Formerly known as “Daegu Market,” it was one of the three largest markets in the Choseon era along with Pyongyang Market and Ganggyeong Market. DaeguMarketcontinuedtogrowandwasrenamed“Seomun Market” in 1922 because it was situated in the western part of Daegu (“seo” means west and “mun” means gate). Covering an area of 27,062㎡ and a building area of 64,902 ㎡, the extensive market sells everything under the sun from hanboks and accessories to bedding, dishware, fresh produce, dried fish, and fresh seafood. Seomun Market has been sustaining the livelihood of the working class ever since its opening. It has been around for so long that there’s really nothing you can’t buy there. Visitors will find shopkeepers of the vast market to be extremely generous. Napjak mandu, a flat dumpling that is unique to Daegu, is the first to entice shoppers. The dish is so popular that the aroma alone has become a trademark of the market. And you can’t leave out seeded hoddeok (flat cakes), kalguksu (noodles),andhandmadesujebi (Koreandumplingsoup). Nationally famous for fabrics Unlike most traditional markets, many of Seomun Market’s customers are young people. College students pick out craft materials for accessories, engaged couples order custom-tailored hanboks for their wedding, and shopkeepers travel from far away to buy fabric. Seomun Market is truly living up to its reputation for carrying some of the best silks, linens and cottons in Korea. The 1950s saw the formation of the country’s largest fabric market, as textile wholesalers clustered in the vicinity. The advantages of belonging to a city with a tradition of textiles enabled it to grow as the largest wholesale market for apparel and fabrics. At its peak in the late 1950s, it was responsible for 40% of transactions among Daegu’s fifteen markets combined. It also played a central commercial role in the provinces of Gyeongsang, Chungcheong, and Jeolla, taking up almost half of the total transaction of textiles in the country. Fashionable clothing shops for the twenties and thirties crowd and entertainment facilities for teenagers are on the rise, attracting younger customers and shopkeepers alike to the market. There is something for everyone to enjoy at Seomun Market, the place filledwithfunstoriesateverycorner. SeomunMarket
  33. 33. Magazine33 Yeongcheon Public Market, a Major Player inYeongnam Yeongcheon Public Market is one of the three largest in the Yeongnamregion,togetherwithDaegu SeomunMarketandAndong Market. According to records, the market opened near the end of the Choseon Dynasty and was moved from its first location by the Namcheon River to its present venue in Wansan-dong in 1955. Not only did it connect the city and the rural area, it also served as a meeting place for the residents of Yeongcheon, Daegu, Yeongnam and beyond. The market is most famous for dombaegi, which is the Gyeongsang colloquial name for “shark meat.” Dombaegi” is valued highly in Yeongcheon; it is one of the dishes served during ancestral rituals called “jaesa”. Fish was always hard to find in the inland region. Transportation to and from the East Sea was not only inconvenient, but fish also tended to spoil in transit to Yeongcheon. That is, until salt became available. Fishermen found that by cutting the shark open and pouring salt inside the shark meat could be kept from spoiling for more than two days. The difficult task of salting and airlifting the massive sharks explains why Dombaegi was so precious back then. To this day, Yeongcheon locals make sure to includethepreciousmeatatbanquetsandancestralservices. YeongcheonMarket FlavorsandFlair oftheTraditionalMarkets Open on days ending in 2 or 7 Another source of pride for Yeongcheon Public Market is Gomtang Street, an alley of restaurants specializing in beef- bone soup. The clean and orderly alley can be considered a market in and of itself. The restaurants there receive delivery orders from around the country—showing that they have won the nation’s approval. One bowl of the rich and milky soup will refresh your body during the hot summer. Countless numbers of repeat customers have been buying Gomtang from the alley formorethantwentyyears. Yeongcheon Market is divided into a section for dining and a section for dried seafood and dombaegi, making it convenient for shoppers. The market is also well-known for boddari mandu, dumplings shaped like small bundles. Each dumpling is filled with japchae, and the four sides of the flatly-rolled wrap are folded over. First-timers are sure to become devoted fans of the chewy, stuffed bundles. This is just one of the countless foods the market has to offer, so make sure to come with an empty stomach when itopenssixtimesamonthondaysendingin2or7. B
  34. 34. In this era of fierce competition, businesses prioritize the task of fostering creative, global-minded talents who can pioneer new markets and lead the knowledge-based economy. They are looking for well-rounded individuals equipped with an international outlook, a good understanding of different cultures, creativity and problem-solving skills. It is in keeping with the demand of the times that the Daegu International School (DIS) openeditsdoorsin2010toeducatefutureleadersinaglobalsociety. DaeguInternationalSchool, Gateway for Global-MindedYoung People Creative Leader 34 DIS Daegu International School C
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  36. 36. Creative Leader 36 Please introduce your school to the readers. DISwasestablishedbyLeeAcademy,acollege-preparatory high school in Maine, situated in the northeastern U.S. Established in 1845, it has a rich legacy. Currently there are around 280 students from 18 countries. Its intensive, yet individualized curriculum encourages self-initiated learning. Lee Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). As a branch campus of Lee Academy, the school offers kindergarten to highschooleducationthatfollowsanAmericancurriculum, uses American textbooks, and is taught by American teachers. Daegu City worked especially hard to open this branch school, knowing that having an international school was critical to inviting foreign businesses to its region. We negotiated with four different schools over the course of five years about the potential joint venture, but they all fell through. At long last, we held hands with Lee Academy, both committed to raising leaders in a global society. Funding to build the school came from Daegu City (12.2 billion won), the central government (9.8 billion won), and LeeAcademy(2milliondollars). What kind of students does DIS strive to raise up? As the school name suggests, we place an emphasis on fostering global leaders with a heart for their neighbors. As part of that effort, students at DIS are engaged in community volunteering such as reading English books to the neighboring Haeseo Elementary School students and partnering with the Daegu Red Cross to serve lunch to the elderlyatDuryuParkandDalseongParktwiceannually What sets DIS apart from other schools? Our school is small enough that all the students know one another. This makes for a great learning environment for students and allows us to offer customized education in accordance with the Lee Academy ideology. Our students perform well academically, too. Last year, 80% of our WespokewithExecutiveDirector DooWonKimtolearnmoreaboutthe schoolanditscharacter-filledstudents from14regionsinSouthKoreaand 16countriesaroundtheworld. I n t e r v i e w DIS Daegu International School
  37. 37. Magazine37 studentsscoredintheuppertenthpercentileoftheNWEA assessments taken by students across the U.S. Our faculty are highly qualified as well; more than 70% have received their Masters degrees in the U.S. or Canada. Unlike other schools founded by religious organizations, non-Korean individuals or Korean school foundations, DIS was established by and operates directly under an American institution. For this reason, we were fortunate that it did not take long for the ideology of an international school to take root and to achieve stability. Our greatest strength lies in the fact that we are educating future leaders that the world is looking for. A global talent is not just fluent in English, but is able to think globally. Having a global mind entails using your abilities for the social good andhavingthenegotiatingskillstowinpeopleover. At DIS, classes are designed to promote self-initiate learning. Students research topics assigned by the teacher, conduct their own discussions and present what they learned to the class. Even our gym classes are geared towards building teamwork, sportsmanship, trust andconfidence. In the process, students learn communication skills and self-control. We started a sports league with foreign schools in Busan, Jinju, Pohang and Gwangju to encourage friendly competitionanddiverseexperiences. What are your thoughts on DGFEZ? DGFEZ has brought to the Daegu and Gyeongbuk region a variety of international events as well as many global businesses. Tangible progress is being made, and companies are actually moving into the district. It brings me great pleasure that the DGFEZ is boosting the economic development of Daegu, Gyeongbuk, and throughout the nation. Taking this opportunity, I want to emphasize our commitment at DIS to address one of the most important issues parents face when working abroad—education for their children. Parents can now rest assured with Daegu International School at your service in the safe and friendly cityofDaegu,Gyeongbuk.Thankyouverymuch. D a e g u I n t e r n a t i o n a l S c h o o l HistoryofDIS 2009.02 SigningofacontracttoestablishandoperatebetweenLee AcademyandDaeguCity 2009.04 GroundbreakingCeremony 2009.12 SubmissionoftheapplicationtoestablishDIStotheMinistry ofEducation,ScienceandTechnology 2010.04 Approvaloftheestablishment(Korea’sfirstMEST-accredited foreignsecondaryinstitution) 2010.07 Completionofschoolconstruction 2010.08 Opening DaeguInternationalSchool MainOffice053)980-2100 Address 22,Palgong-ro50-gil,Dong-gu,Daegu,Korea701-170 (Bongmu-dong1555) INFORMATION
  38. 38. Best Partner 1 38 DASSAULT SYSTEMES Dassault Systémes’ Daegu R&D Center FrenchShipbuildingSolutionsProvider H
  39. 39. Developing shipbuilding solutions from France Based in Velizy, France, Dassault Systèmes was established in 1981 and has since been a leader in shipbuilding solutions development. It is a sizeable company with 153 subsidiaries and 22 R&D Centers across 27 countries, employing 7,660 people. Since its opening in 2010, the Daegu R&D center has been making rapid progress, having already hired the 33 staff ahead of its 2014 target. Eight of the 33 staff have nationalities outside of Korea, showing that Dassault Systèmes truly transcends national boundaries. The Daegu R&D Center aims to expand by hiring talented individuals with diverse backgrounds and become the best of its kind in Asia. Building a nest in Daegu The decision to open up an R&D center in Daegu was not met without opposition at first. There was concern over the inadequate protection of intellectual property rights in Korea. The opposing voices started to die down with the help of the highly supportive Daegu City and DGFEZ. Other factors that helped sway the vote in Daegu’s favor included the abundance of highly skilled researchers in Daegu and Gyeongbuk, not to mention the convenient location of the center. It is situated at the center of town, on the Keimyung University campus, providing for great accessibility and an excellent research environment. Finally, the generosity shown by both the central and local governments acceleratedthemove. Promising future for Daegu R&D Center Dassault Systèmes' Daegu R&D Center carries great significance as the first company to invest and move in to the DGFEZ. It is hoped that the research center will open up opportunities for the small and medium enterprises in Daegu to utilize Dassault Systèmes' highly-developed software. In fact, a variety of economic effects are already being created. The center also signed an MOU with Kyungpook National University and the City of Daegu about industry-university collaboration to train professionals in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) for the 3D convergence industry. An education center certified by DassaultSystèmeswasopenedinsideKeimyungUniversity’s College of Engineering. Moreover, five of the center’s 24 domestic partnering businesses have newly set up shops in Daegu,whichisexpectedtohaverippleeffects. Magazine39 DassaultSystémes’ Daegu R&DCenter 1 TheFrenchshipbuildingsolutionscompanyDassaultSystémes’ DaeguR&DCenter,andtheJapaneseautopartsproducer DaicelSafetySystemsKoreaarespecialinthattheyare DGFEZ’sfirstpartners.Hereisalookatthetwocompanies thatstriveforabettertomorrow. DassaultSystémes’DaeguR&DCenter Tel 053)660-4020 Address2139Daemyeong3-dong,Namgu,DaeguMetropolitanCity INFORMATION
  40. 40. Best Partner 40 Japanesecompany specializedinautoparts Daicel Safety Systems Korea, Inc. daicel safety systems korea Inc. B
  41. 41. Magazine41 Daicel SafetySystems Korea,Inc. First foreign investor in Gyeongbuk’s five districts Daicel Corporation established a company in South Korea— Daicel Safety Systems Korea, Inc. (DSSK) in Yeongcheon, Gyeongbuk in 2012. The Japanese automotive parts company, Daicel, has a global reputation for its meticulous management of the entire manufacturing process from conducting research prior to production to releasing the final product. Manufacturing airbag components, panel displays, ethanol chains and more, Daicel employs upwards of 2,000 workers and grosses 5.1 trillion won in annual revenues. In March 2011, the global company came to Yeongcheon, in order to construct a factory for manufacturing inflators, a gas-generating device for airbags in cars. Since the completion of the factory in April 2013, DSSK has already begun test operations of its equipment. The new factory is especially significant for being the first foreign investment companyinallfivedistrictsofGyeongbuk. Prioritizing safety and quality Most important to DSSK are safety and quality. With a motto “WeSaveLives,”thecompanyfocusesonthepeoplethatwill use their products. It embraces the philosophy of working with a heart for people and their safety, and aims to become the world’s number one leading company in safety parts. By upgrading pyrotechnics concentrating on manufacturing bettergoods,itprovidestheworldwithbetterproducts. DSSK’s care for people also extends to its employees. For example, its employees learn foreign languages through language programs and their retirement age is now extended to 60. It is maximizing the number of Korean workers by keeping dispatched Japanese workers to a minimum. Spreading its wings in DGFEZ Before selecting Yeongcheon, Gyeongbuk as its factory site, DSSK carefully considered the benefits of the DGFEZ. The incentives stood out first. In addition to cash assistance, the company would receive a 3-year exemption on corporate taxes and 50% reduction for the next 2 years; a 5-year exemption on tariffs for imported capital goods; a full exemption on acquisition taxes; and a 10-year exemption on property taxes and 50% reduction for the next 5 years. And taking into consideration its unfamiliarity of Korean geography, the DGFEZ has been providing the foreign company with professional consultation on licensing, factory establishment, operation, etc. Now all there’s left to do for DSSKistospreaditswingshere. 2 DaicelSafetySystemsKorea,Inc. Tel 054)332-4212 Address1Guam-ri,Geumho-eup,Yeongcheon-si,Gyeongbuk INFORMATION
  42. 42. 42 SimonBruceHoggettcameunderspotlight as Daegu’s first foreign public official four years ago. Beating9:1odds,hewasemployedby DGFEZasalevel6publicofficialonJuly1,2009. Wewantedtoknowhowhehasbeingdoing. BorninCanadaasasonofaminer, theformertrackathleteis alreadymarkinghis13thyearinDaegu. Readourdelightfulinterviewwithhim. Living a different life DGFEZ SimonBruceHoggett First non-Korean public official Global Meeting 1
  43. 43. Magazine43 What is your favorite Korean food and why? That’saneasyquestion! Samgyeopsal!Why?Whynot? Samgyeopsal is sliced pork (like bacon) cooked on the BBQ, then dipped in salt and wrapped in lettuce. Then you add a beer or soju to wash it down. It hasalltheelementsforaCanadiantolove! Where is your favorite place to visit in Daegu? Bongmu Park. It’s a peaceful place on the way to Palgong Mountain and behind Daegu International School. If the weather cooperates, we will go there for a walk once or twice a month. The hiking trail is about 3-4 km long and it surrounds a man-made lake, so the air is freshandtrailisrelativelyflat.SinceI’moneofthosepeoplethathate hiking up the mountains this place offers up a great compromise. People can also go water skiing or visit the butterfly museum, althoughbutIhaven’ttriedeitheryet. You are the first foreign employee of Daegu-Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone. Can you comment on your experience? I am not just the first foreign employee, but the only foreign employee in entire region. Overall, it’s been a positive experience. My co- workers have been great to work with. Some speak English better than others, but we manage to find a way to communicate. My Korean ability is not where it should be, but I can understand most conversationsifgiventhecontext. How are you? Please tell us a little bit about yourself. I’m fine thank you and you? My name is Simon Hoggett and I have been the Marketing Manager for Daegu Gyeongbuk Free Economic Zone since 2009. Originally, I am from Timmins, Ontario, Canada. Timmins is a small city of 50,000 people, located about 8 hours north of Toronto. The natural environment is great, even though it can get a little cold in the winter. I have a beautiful wife, Maria and we are about to celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary. Can you tell us about your first thoughts of Daegu and your experiences of Korean culture? My first thoughts of Daegu were… actually I don’t remember, it’s been that long! My first feeling was that the people were nice to me, so my impression was good. Daegu was a little bigger and the people a little louder than I am used to. Everything is ok now, though. In terms of culture, eating together is a way of promoting harmony and social interaction. It’s a little strange for people to eat alone and it’s also uncommon for people to eat with their left hand. Being left-handed and sometimes enjoying a lunch by myself, that part of the culture stuck out in particular Simon Bruce Hoggett
  44. 44. 44 Has it been easy for you communicate with your co-workers and maintain a smooth working relationship? Sure, it’s been relatively easy. We have an internal message system that we use to send instant messages. That program and Google Translate are very helpful. Basically, Korea is the same as other countries, except that the work is expected to be donefaster.Youknow…BaliBali! What have you been able to accomplish so far while working at DGFEZ? One of the things I’ve been able to add is an expats’ perspective in terms of branding and strategy. One example would be our internal tracking database that I suggested a few years back. Prior to that, information about our meetings and research was stored in each team’s cabinet, or individual PCs without any sort of central organization. Now, the information is stored digitally on our IAM System (Investment Attraction Management). It’s more work for initially, but over the long term it has greatly improve efficiency and strategically in regards to CRM. Another example would be the re-launch of the DGFEZ website in 2012. It was quite a long project. In simple terms, we re-organized and presented our Global Meeting 1 information to be more focused on the needs of investor and site selectors. As a result of our efforts, DGFEZ was ranked 2nd best in terms of Digital Marketing by the Financial Times. Thatwasquiterewardingforourteam. Tell us your plans for the future and any closing words that you wish. It’s the summer time and that has been traditionally a less busy time for us. Vacation is fast approaching and I’m very much looking forward to that. In the meantime, we will design our new social media plan and organize our fall activities. It’s not exactlyexciting,butitbeatsgoingoutsideintheheat! Living a different life
  45. 45. Life's Comma Information provided by Daegu Medical Tourism Marketing Support Center DaeguMedicalTour, Treatment andTourism in a Package AtatimewhenanincreasingnumberofChinesetouristscometoKoreatoreceive medicalprocedures,DaeguhasdesignedtheDaeguMedicalTourfortheinbound internationaltravelersfrommanydifferentcountriesinsearchoftreatmentand tourism.LearnmoreaboutwhereandhowtoenjoybothinDaegu. Magazine45 Medical Tourism
  46. 46. 46Life's Comma Medical Tourism Daegu has been developing as a center of medicine since the Joseon Dynasty. The growth of the market for herbal medicines in Yakryeongsi attracted both merchants and practitioners of oriental medicine to Daegu. There are even recordsof medicalpublications. Nationally famous for fabrics In modern times, the city also opened western-style medical schools following Seoul and Pyongyang. Embracing western medicine on a solid foundation of eastern medicine may have been the key to the growth of medical services in this city. Currently home to five medical universities, 29 general hospitals, and 18,000 medical personnel, this medical city boasts a superb medicalinfrastructure,oneofthebestofitskind,indeed. Daegu not only offers a wide range of medical services such as health check-ups, plastic surgery, skin treatments, obstetrics, hair transplants, dentistry, and oriental medicine, it also provides all the above and more medical services at lower costs compared to Seoul and Busan. Even better, all kinds of fees and examination prices are internationally competitive: 1/9 that of the U.S., 1/4 that of Japan, and 1/2 that of Singapore. With the Daegu International Airport, KTX and two subway lines, its convenient public transportationmakesitmoreattractivefortourists. Enjoying it all at once – Part One How satisfied would you be if you traveled overseas only to receive a medical service? This is the idea behind the convergence of existingtourismwithmedicalservices. Package tours were designed for tourists to enjoy medical treatment, rest, culture and shopping all at once. Tour courses include Seomun Market, Gyodong Jewelry Town, Donghwasa Temple, Mt. Palgongsan, Guam Village, Yakryeong Market and other top tourist attractions in Daegu. Tourists who choose the three-day package have the option of sightseeing outside the city, such as Pohang’s Fireworks Festival, Gyeongju’s Silla Theme Park, Cheongdo’s Bullfighting Festival, and Andong’s Hahoe Village. M e d i c i t y D a e g u
  47. 47. Korea Japan China Jeju Daegu International Airport Gimhae International Airport Incheon International Airport Daegu M e d i c i t y Enjoying it all at once – Part Two A meditel (medical center + hotel), the largest of its kind ever in Korea, is expected to be completed by 2014, and will provide medical treatments,accommodationsandrestinthesamefacility. Located at the heart of the city, the Daegu Medicenter will service both locals and overseas travelers using a “one stop healthcare system” approach. Unlike the typical hospital experience, the center will offer entertainment as well as introduce the well-preserved localculturethathasenduredthetracesoftime. On the first three floors you will be able to find financial institutions, hair salons, coffee shops, pharmacies and other community facilities. Floors 4 to 13 will be reserved for medical treatment with 14 to 18 for the hotel. An underground jazz bar and rooftop stage will provide cultural entertainment for visitors. The Medicenter intends to incorporate the Modern Culture Alleys Tour Course developed by the city (see pgs. 26-29) into its health care system as well, so patientswillbeabletoventureoutforsomelocalsightseeing. Magazine47 GeneralInformationCenterforDaeguMedicalTourism The center was established to provide information about medical tourism in Daegu, assist visiting patients through one-stop medical services, introduce overseas tourists to the local medical institutions, and function as a hub for global medical tourismmarketing. HoursofOperation ApriltoOctober09:00-20:00 NovembertoMarch09:00-18:00 Address 588Duryu-dong,Dalseo-gu,Daegu (InsideDuryuPark) Tel 070-7006-1665 Website http://www.daegutour.or.kr Tobeabletoreceivetop-notchmedical servicesandenjoyaforeignculturewhile restingandrelaxingsoundsascharmingas itcanget.ThedaythatMedicity Daegubecomesatrulyinternational medicalcityisnotfarfromsight. DAEGU Medical Tourism
  48. 48. Trend & Issue Information provided by Pohang Accelerator Laboratory 48 Pohang’s New Light TheFourthGeneration LightSource(4GLS) The groundbreaking ceremony for the 4th generation light source (4GLS) was held at POSTECH in Pohang on May 9, 2013. When the facility is complete in 2014, Korea will become just the third country intheworldtohavea4GLS,aftertheU.S.andJapan. Pohang 4th Generation Light Source J
  49. 49. Magazine49 Adding the dimension of time to the 3rd GLS A synchrotron light source is an electromagnetic radiation emitted when charged particles are accelerated in a vacuum at nearly the speed of light in either a circular or spiral direction by the magnetic field. Think about it as an enormous high power microscope. The microscopic structure of matter can be observed and analyzed by speeding up electrons until radiation is emitted. Though the third-generation accelerator in Pohang emits X-rays, it is not bright enough to allow the observation of atoms or molecules in motion. In contrast, the 4GLSemitsX-rayfreeelectronlasers(XFEL)whoselightisten billiontimesbrighteranddoesnotdisperse. Entering a new world through light Faster than the speed of light, the 4GLS will enable researchers to instantaneously capture processes that the third-generation light source was unable to catch. This makes it possible to observe various types of ultra-fast natural phenomena such as chemical catalytic reactions, molecular binding, and biological responses. Since the 4GLS functions like a camera, filming atomic movement and capturing the internal structure of cells, it can even be used to identify the cause of diseases at the cellular level. The 4GLS also has the ability to see substances with sizes at the nano and femto level, which is not possible while using microscopes, sheds a new ray of hope for the development of next-generation nano- materials. Instantaneous structural analysis of proteins and other microscopic substances can help scientists make new protein-based drugs. The 4GLS will have the added benefit of being cost-effective for researchers because test samples will no longer have to be damaged by X-rays after multiple exposures and desirable results can be attained in just one trial. Pohang, now ready to soar with 4GLS The fourth-generation light source user facility is located in close proximity to the Pohang Fusion Tech District, a district of DGFEZ. Seeking to become the Silicon Valley of Korea in the 21st century, the district will be comprised of R&D institutions that develop and commercialize new technologies and products through industrial convergence. More specifically, the District will focus ongreenenergy,biotech,partsandmaterialstobuild itself as a global hub for convergence technology. Projects to build social-based facilities in the district will likely receive a boost thanks to the 4GLS project, whichwasabletosecure105billionwon(95.3million USD) in funding in 2013. The 4GLS is expected to receive more support, as a project that will make a significant contribution to employment and the economy, not to mention its huge contribution to the advancement of Korea’s high-tech industries. When the advantages of Pohang’s logistics environment are combined with the new technologies of the 4GLS;the4GLSwillprovetobeahugeadvantage for the companies that choose to locate in the Pohang FusionTechDistrict. 1)“Femto” is a prefix that denotes a factor of 10-15 . It is attached in front of measuring units (e.g. 1 femtometer = 10-15 meters). Pohang 4th Generation Light Source
  50. 50. The 1st Chimek (Chicken Beer) Festival took place at the Duryu Baseball Field from July 18-21. Thanks to social network services on the internet, people were pretty hyped up for the festival by the time it began. There, you could sample chimek, which is slang for chicken and beer, at no cost while enjoying a variety of events. July in Daegu this year was unbearably hot, but the festival was as refreshing as a nice glass of cold beer. People already cannot wait for the fun- filledfestivaltoreturnnextyear! Delicious Mid-summer Nights July18~21,2013(Thurs-Sun) DaeguDuryuPark,BaseballField 658-1Duryu-dong,Dalseo-gi,Daegu-si KolonOpenAirMusicHall Festival Information provided by Korea Foods Industry Development Association and Andong Festival Tourism Foundation 50 Daegu Chimek (Chicken Beer) Festival Chicken Beer Festival Flavorful
  51. 51. Andong Internaitonal Maskdance Festival Meeting “Another Me” Behind the Mask Most of those superheroes made their own masks. At least once in your lifetime, you’ve also probably dreamed about becoming “another me” that people don’t know. Come to the Andong International Mask-dance Festival, where you can try on masks of all sorts and jump into the world of freedom and imagination you’ve dreamed about. Each year, countries around the world are invited to display their own folk masks at the World Mask Culture Exhibition that runs throughout the duration of the festival. Also in the spirit of being a truly international festival, modern mask- dance performers from outside of Korea were invited for the first timein2012,infusingmodernwithtraditionalforanewtwist. You and I, Becoming One in the Excitement The highlight of the festival filled with sights and entertainment is without a doubt the Daedong Nanjang Parade (literally, disorderly mix-up parade). At the front strides the first group of local participants, which is followed by the foreign performers who competed in that day’s mask-dance and folk music events. As the parade progresses, however, the two groups get mixed up and the excitement of the moment takes control. Come to the Andong International Maskdance Festival in October, when everyoneunitesasone. Sept. 27(Fri.)~Oct.6(Sun.), 2013 TalchumPark 239Yuksa-ro,Andong-si,Gyeongbuk HahoeFolkVillage Hahoe-ri,Puncheon-myeon,Andong-si,Gyeongbuk Exotic What do Spiderman, Batman, Ironman and Gaksital(Korean traditional mask) have in common? They all wear masks. Hiding their identities behind the mask allows them to completely immerse into their hero roles. How would you like to escape from reality and become a hero? “A Dreaming World, The Birth of a Hero” is this year’s theme for the AndongInternationalMaskdanceFestival.Let’stakealook. Where Everyone Becomes a Hero
  52. 52. Address Fl. 15~18, Daegu Trade Center, 489 DongDaegu-ro, Dong-gu, Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea, (zip code:701-824) Contact Tel 82-53-550-1554 FAX 82-53-550-1559 www.dgfez.go.kr To create a vision for the future! To create synergy effects through ideas and infrastructure To create a new next-generation of free economic zones To assure Korea’s economic future with DGFEZ’s creative ideas Creative Business Hub DGFEZ