Korea Military Academy
Korea Military Academy is the leading South Korean institution for the education and training of officer cadets for the Republic of Korea Army. Along with the Korea Army Academy, it produces the largest number of senior officers in the Korean army. Referred to as Hwarangdae ) as a reference to the Hwarang, an elite organization of youth leaders which existed in Korean history, it is located in Nowon-gu, a northeast district of Seoul, South Korea; the Academy was founded on May 1, 1946, as South Joseon Defense Academy by National Defense Command, the predecessor of Ministry of National Defense of Republic of Korea, under the authority of then-U. S. military administration in South Korea. With the end of the Pacific War and the subsequent disbandment of the Imperial Japanese Army, occupying Korea since 1910, a void of indigenous security force was created, while the pool of human resource was composed of various backgrounds, including the Imperial Japanese Army, Manchurian Army, Korean Liberation Army.
As a preparatory measure, the U. S. military administration opened the Military Language School in Seoul on December 5, 1945, in order to train military interpreters as well as the new generation of commissioned officers with unified, predominantly American military doctrine. Following the establishment of the South Joseon National Defense Force, the predecessor of the Republic of Korea Army, in January 1946, the School closed down on April 30, South Joseon Defense Academy was founded the next day, taking over 60 cadets from the school and augmented by 28 new officer candidates drafted from line units. Henceforth, May 1 has been recognized as the official foundation day of KMA. Cham-ryeong Lee Hyeong-geun was appointed as the first superintendent of the Academy, Bu-wi Jang Chang-kuk was appointed as the commandant. Following the establishment of the South Korean government on August 15, 1948, the National Defense Force was renamed to'Republic of Korea Army', so was South Joseon Defense Academy to'Korea Military Academy' accordingly.
The campus is located in Gongreung 2-dong, Nowon-gu, Republic of Korea. Republic of Korea military academies Korea Air Force Academy Korea Naval Academy Korea Army Officer Candidate School History of KMA: https://web.archive.org/web/20041214232306/http://www.kma.ac.kr/open/kmaintroduction/sub2.html KMA Motto: https://web.archive.org/web/20071230012349/http://www.kma.ac.kr/english/open/sub3.html Korea Military Academy
Democratic Party of Korea
The Democratic Party known as the Minjoo Party of Korea the New Politics Alliance for Democracy, is a liberal political party in South Korea. The party was founded on 26 March 2014 as a merger of the Democratic Party and the preparatory committee of the New Political Vision Party; the former Democratic Party was absorbed into the NPAD after the latter's creation, while the preparatory committee of the NPVP was dissolved, with members who supported the merger joining the NPAD individually. The Democratic Party was formed as the New Politics Alliance for Democracy on 26 March 2014 after the independent faction led by Ahn Cheol-soo in the process of forming a party called the New Political Vision Party, merged with the main opposition Democratic Party, led by Kim Han-gil. Ahn and Kim became joint leaders of the new party; the party performed poorly in by-elections that July and both leaders stepped down, having served for three months. Leadership of the party was assumed by an emergency committee.
The next year, at a party convention on February 7, Moon Jae-in was elected the new chairman of the party. Moon, who had served as chief of staff for former president Roh Moo-hyun, was the leader of the party's "pro-Roh" faction, opposed to Ahn and Kim. Moon came under fire for imposing a "pro-Roh hegemony" in the party, as Ahn and Kim were jeered and harassed at a memorial service for Roh held in May 2015; the party hemorrhaged support as the factional conflict intensified, falling from around 40 to 30 percent in opinion polls. A survey conducted on November 12–14 showed that supporters of the party wanted Ahn and Seoul mayor Park Won-soon to assume the leadership alongside Moon. On November 29, Ahn rejected a proposal from Moon to establish a joint leadership, the next month he presented Moon with an ultimatum, demanding that he call a convention to elect a new party leader. Moon rejected the demand, Ahn left the party. Ahn was followed by a number of supportive NPAD assembly members, including his former co-leader Kim Han-gil, the group began preparations to form a new party.
On January 12, Kwon Rho-kap, a former aide of President Kim Dae-jung and a popular figure in the party's traditional stronghold of Honam exited the party citing Moon's "pro-Roh hegemony". Meanwhile and Kim merged their group with that of another defector from the NPAD, Chun Jung-bae, to form the People's Party. Following the defections, the NPAD was renamed the Minjoo Party of Korea, Moon resigned on 27 January 2016. Moon handed power to Kim Chong-in, an academic and former assemblyman who had more served as economic advisor to conservative President Park Geun-hye. Kim was seen as an unexpected choice, as he had worked for the right-wing Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo administrations in the 1980s, serving as an assembly member for the ruling Democratic Justice Party and as health and welfare minister under Roh. Kim Chong-in viewed the pro–Roh Moo-hyun faction and what he considered the extremist wing of the party as responsible for the party's troubles, pledged to diminish their influence. In the lead-up to the 2016 parliamentary election he moved against key members of the pro-Roh faction in the nominations process, deselecting Lee Hae-chan, Prime Minister under Roh and was now chairman of the Roh Moo-hyun Foundation.
Lee left the party in response. Kim's moves proved controversial, many of his nominations for the party's proportional representation list were rejected by the rest of the party leadership, while favored candidates of Moon were ranked near the top of the approved list. Kim decided to stay on as leader after a personal visit from Moon. Kim affirmed that he would continue to attempt to change the party's image, stating that the events had shown the party was "still unable to move on from its old ways". Though losing votes to the People's Party formed by Ahn and Kim Han-gil—particularly in Honam—the party emerged as the overall winner of the election, garnering a plurality of seats in the National Assembly with a margin of one seat over the Saenuri Party. Lee Hae-chan returned to the Assembly as an independent representing Sejong City. Following its election victory, Kim Chong-in announced that the Minjoo Party would change its emphasis from welfare to economic growth and structural reform. Kim stated that the party would change its position to support the establishment of for-profit hospitals, in contrast to the party's earlier opposition to the policy.
After the constitutional court impeached president Park Geun-hye over bribery, the Democratic Party's Moon Jae-in won the presidential election with a 41.1% plurality of the votes, with Hong Joon-pyo of Liberty Korea coming second with 24%. The Party has a wide range of policies. Create a basis for the growth of agricultural and fisheries industries and develop agricultural and fishing villages. Promote innovation and prepare South Korea for the jobs of the future. Establish department in charge of science and technology policy. Establish innovative economy and prepare for future society. Raise minimum wage. Establish a social safety net. Guarantee healthcare and housing as a basic right. Ensure equal opportunity for all no matter background. Expand educational support for marginalized class. Bring creativity and innovation to the forefront of public schooling. Ensure fair and equal educational opportunities. Supporting gender oppose discrimination. Promote a society where the everyone lives together in peace.
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Ahn Cheol-soo is a South Korean politician and software entrepreneur. A two-time former presidential election candidate in 2012 and 2017, Ahn is the Bareunmirae Party's candidate for the Seoul mayorship, he ran as an independent candidate for the presidential election in 2012, but withdrew a month before the election took place to support Moon Jae-in whom he ran against in 2017 as the People's Party nominee. He was a founding co-leader and the party leader of the People's Party until his party and Bareun Party merged as Bareunmirae Party in February 2018. Prior to politics, Ahn founded AhnLab, Inc. an antivirus software company, in 1995. He was chairman of the board and Chief Learning Officer of AhnLab until September 2012, remains the company's largest stakeholder. Prior to entering politics, Ahn served as dean of the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University until September 2012. Ahn was born on 26 February 1962, in Miryang, South Korea, while his father was on military service there.
Ahn had number academic hobbies such as reading. He received his Doctor of Medicine, Master of Science, Doctor of Philosophy degrees in physiology from Seoul National University between 1980 and 1991, he became the youngest chief of professors at Dankook University medical college at 27 years of age, marking his first career as a medical doctor. Ahn met his wife whilst in university. Whilst working as a graduate student pursuing his MD, Ahn began to gain an interest in computer software as a hobby, in particular, antivirus software. Ahn soon began working on his own antivirus software after he was confronted with a virus, mass-infecting computers in Korea. Ahn was soon infected with the same virus and reverse engineered the virus in an attempt to erase it from his disk drive, successful; the program he wrote to help get rid of the virus was called "Vaccine" which Ahn distributed for free. After finishing military service as a medical officer in the South Korean navy, leaving behind his career in the medical profession, Cheol-soo went on to establish his venture company AhnLab, Inc in March 1995 after being advised by a software company official to do so.
Ahn had attempted to distribute V3 via Samsung's brand though Samsung rejected Ahn's offer. Ahn, not knowing, struggled for the first several years. Whilst managing the company, Ahn was attempting to get a master's degree in engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1997. Ahn received a $10 million offer from US software giant, McAfee and Ahn met with John McAfee personally. McAfee was struggling to expand into South Korea due to AhnLab and wanted to purchase the company in an attempt to monopolize the anti-virus software market in South Korea. Ahn rejected the offer because, despite the AhnLab, Inc struggling, selling the company would lead to widespread redundancies. In 1999, the company began to run a surplus after the CIH virus became widespread in Korea and people needed to buy V3 to protect against it. By the end of 1999, AhnLab, Inc became the second biggest computer security company in South Korea; the same company became the largest computer security company in South Korea, was included in annual lists of Korea's most admired companies by Korea Management Association Consulting between 2004 and 2008.
He resigned as CEO in 2005 and served as chairman of the board until 2012. Ahn revealed that John McAfee once suggested it would acquire AhnLab for $10,000,000 but rejected the offer, he mentioned patriotic reasons about the decision saying that selling AhnLab might allow a foreign firm to dominate the Korean market. Ahn became an outside director of POSCO in 2005, from 2010 to 2011 was chairman of the company. Ahn was awarded an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School in 2008, he became a professor at KAIST in 2008, in the beginning of 2011 became the Dean of the Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology at Seoul National University. Since 2006, Ahn had been offered places in the main political parties but was denied any chance to run as an independent due to opposing factions. In early September 2011, speculation spread that Ahn would enter politics by competing in the 26 October Seoul mayoral by-election; the Democratic Party and Liberty Korea Party attempted to recruit Ahn for the mayoral by-election though they failed due to Ahn feeling like he, many other voters, had become disenfranchised with the main two choices.
Ahn made an announcement, denouncing the opposition and ruling party and saying he was not sure on his candidacy, deciding to watch the polls before making a choice though he shared the sentiment that he felt like it'd take a lot of work to help Seoul, saying "ten years of work" would be needed to help the city. Analysts stated that if positioned as an independent, Ahn would attract a degree of support from those disaffected by mainstream political parties in the wake of corruption allegations and continuing policy failures. Ahn's polling was higher than other potential candidates, at 35% with second place coming in at 17%, his approval rating was subsequently polled afterwards, reaching over 50%. Ahn didn't run despite his positive poll ratings instead endorsing Park Won-soon who went on to win the by-election. Park's win has been attributed to Ahn's endorsement due to centrist voters moving to Park's side after the endorsement, he alluded to standing as a presidential candidate in his 2012 book Thoughts of Ahn Cheol-Soo.
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Seocho District is one of the 25 gu which make up the city of Seoul, South Korea. Seocho is referred to as a part of Greater Gangnam Area, along with Gangnam District and Songpa District. Seocho District is served by the Seoul Subway Line 2, Line 3, Line 4, Line 7, Bundang Line, Line 9. South Korea's longest highway, Gyeongbu Expressway, ends here. In South Korea, there are two types of dong or neighborhoods, one of, called Beopjeong-dong denoting "dong designated by law"; the other is called Haengjeong-dong referring to "dong assigned for administrative purpose". Beopjeong-dong has a long history, tradition or convention of each place, while as a population of residents in beopjeong-dong increases or decreases, the administration in charge divides one dong to several haengjeong-dong or integrates several beopjeong-dong to one haengjeong-dong such as the following example. Wonji-dong is administered by the Yangjae 2-dong office. Seocho 1-dong is one of hangjeong-dongs of Seocho-dong; the below are beopjeong-dong.
NeighborhoodSeocho-dong Jamwon-dong Banpo-dong Bangbae-dong Yangjae-dong Umyeon-dong Wonji-dong Naegok-dong Yeomgok-dong Sinwon-dong The area is home to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Prosecutors' Office. Seocho Samsung Town in Seocho-dong, near Gangnam Station, is the headquarters of several corporations of the Samsung Group including Samsung Electronics. In DaeRyung Scecho Tower is the headquarters of South Korean skincare and cosmetics manufacturer Skin Food, it is the location of the infamous Sampoong Department Store collapse of 1995. K-pop label Starship Entertainment is located in the area. Seorae Village in Banpo-dong, is a small French enclave, with a large concentration of French residents and European-style restaurants, dessert cafes, as well as wineries and cafes stand along its main street. Umyeonsan Guryongsan Cheonggyesan Yangjaecheon, a stream Supreme Court of South Korea National Library of Korea Seoul Art Center National Gugak Center Citizen Park Heonin Tomb Seoul MetroSeoul Subway Line 2 Circle Line ← Seoul National Univ. of Education - Seocho - Bangbae → Seoul Subway Line 3 ← Jamwon - Express Bus Terminal - Seoul National Univ. of Education - Nambu Bus Terminal - Yangjae → Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit CorporationSeoul Subway Line 7 ← Banpo - Express Bus Terminal - Naebang → Seoul Metro Line 9 CorporationSeoul Subway Line 9 ← Gubanpo - Sinbanpo - Express Bus Terminal - Sapyeong → Torch Trinity Graduate University is located in Yangjae-dong, Seocho District.
International schools in the district: French School of Seoul Dulwich College Seoul Rainbow International School Suginami, Japan Hongkou District, China Laoshan District, China Çankaya District, Turkey Irvine, United States Gangnam District List of Korea-related topics Geography of South Korea Media related to Seocho-gu, Seoul at Wikimedia Commons Seocho-gu website Seocho-gu website
Sejong Science High School
Sejong Science High School is a science high school located in Guro-gu, South Korea. It was founded in 2008 to develop and nurture the intellectual potential of Korea's most talented high school students in science and technology. Along with Hansung Science High School and Seoul Science High School, Sejong Science High School make up the three science high schools of Seoul. In November 3, 2005, the project about establishing new science high school in Seoul was approved by Ministry of Education and Science Technology; the name of the school, Sejong Science High School, is named after Sejong the Great, the king who created the Korean alphabet. In March 24, 2009, the school signed in the friendship exchange with DDG-991 Aegis Combat System called "Sejong the Great Combat System". Friendly Math Festival, held in mid-July annually since 2008, is local science/math festival managed by Sejong Science High School. Local residents, public as well as students can participate in the festival; the main purpose of this festival is to enlighten and educate "science-apathetic, technology-apathetic public" with various activities, including exhibitions, live demonstrations of experiments and user created contents.
Although the name of the festival is Friendly "Math" Festival, participants can experience not only mathematical activities but science and technological events. Each booth provides entertainment in different topic such as game theory, geometry, graph theory and sequence. Scientific Development Class/Inventor Class is an education project for all of middle school students in Seoul, including educationally disadvantaged student in local society in Guro-gu. Since Guro-gu is educationally disadvantaged district compare to other part of Seoul, Sejong Science High School provide advantage to middle school students in Guro-gu when they apply to Scientific Development Class/Inventor Class. List of Korean Science High Schools Gyeonggi Science High School Seoul Science High School Sejong Science High School website Sejong Science High School website
The Jungnangcheon is a tributary of Seoul's Han River. It is generated in the valley of Dorak Mountain of Gyeonggi-do. Cheonggyecheon is a tributary of Jungnangcheon, its whole river basin extends to 299.9 km². Most of the stream is located in Seoul. Citizens enjoy cycling near the river; the cycling track links to other tracks on both the Han river. Seoul Selection reports that there are some areas alongside the stream where rape flowers are visible in May; the river contains a large amount of pollutants from domestic pollution. Experts have pointed out. In summer 2007, more than 200 fish died after a heavy rain. Pollutants at the bottom of the riverbed contaminated the stream after a storm, citizens called environmental authorities. Uijeongbu city government reported its plan to build more ecologically-friendly sewage disposal plants. Despite the likelihood that the water is not clean, many people fish in the river downstream from Uijeongbu. Rivers of Korea
Wolgye Station is a metro station on Seoul Subway Line 1. In the northern part of the city, it lies on the line connecting Seoul's city centre with the cities to the north in Gyeonggi-do. Station information from Korail