Seoul, the capital of South Korea is a fast-moving modern metropolis and one of the largest cities in the world, home to over 10 million citizens. It is one of the world's most livable major cities, with the United Nations rating Seoul's quality of life higher than New York City, London or Melbourne in 2012. As a large concentration of Korean leading conglomerates and international companies, Seoul has become a major business hub. Although it accounts for only 0.6 percent of South Korea's land area, Seoul generates 21 percent of the country's GDP. Seoul has a very technologically advanced infrastructure. It has the world's highest fibre-optic broadband penetration; resulting in the world's fastest internet connections with speeds up to 1 Gbps. Seoul is a friendly city that is easy to get around with over 10 million international visitors every year.
Konkuk University is located in the south-eastern part of Seoul near the Han River. Konkuk University station, which is the transfer station for Subway Line 2 and 7, provides easy access to the entire Seoul, making it highly convenient for both visitors and students.