Seoul 2015

The WorldMUN delegation of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, consisting of nine participants, will arrive in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of South Korea, on March […]

The WorldMUN delegation of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, consisting of nine participants, will arrive in Seoul, the capital of the Republic of South Korea, on March 13th 2015. The “Seoul Special City” is the center of the Seoul Capital Area, the second largest metropolitan area worldwide with approximately half of the South Korean population living in Seoul or its surroundings. With over 10 million inhabitants, the city of Seoul itself is the largest city proper in the OECD. The “Special City Seoul” stretches out over 605.25 km² and is geographically separated into a northern and a southern part by the Han River. The Han River has played an important role for the development of the region since the first settlements approximately 6000 years ago.

Seoul is seen as a leading global city, being the world’s 4th largest metropolitan economy. Besides information technology, electronics and assembling industries forming the main industries, printing, publishing and food or beverage production are among the central economic factors of the city’s success. Seoul also belongs to the five leading hosts of global conferences. Its “Seoul Subway” forms the world’s largest subway network and is additionally considered the world’s best subway. There is a mixture of modern and traditional architecture to be observed. On the one hand tourists will find one of the five grand palaces of Korea, “Changdeokgung”, being listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the other hand, the “Lotte World Tower” will become the tallest building throughout the OECD once it is finished in 2016. Being the center of the Republic of South Korea, Seoul offers an immensely diverse experience for culturally interested visitors.

The 24th WorldMUN will be held at the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX), a world class conference venue located in the northwest of the Seoul Capital Area. With its 108.049 m² exhibition area the three-storey building served as host to a long list of different exhibitions and conferences.