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Daedeok Science town
The Korean Government began the construction of Daedeok Science Town in 1973, On an area of 27.8 km², at the cost of 30 trillion Korean won funded by the national government and private businesses. Currently, it is famous for many world-class research results, registering around 30,000 patens in korea and abroad.


There are 232 research and educational research institutes including 18 government supported research institutes, private research institutes of 29 big business, and government supported research institutes.


Around 18,000 researchers are working in Daedeok Science Town, with 5,000 researchers holding doctorate degrees(as of June 2003). This town is dubbed as the "town of doctors"


Educational institutes located in Daedeok Science Town including the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), Information and communications University(ICU), and Chungnam National University supply highly-qualified research work force to Daedeok Valley.


• Commercial introduction of CDMA
The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute(ETRI) commercially introduced Code Division Multiple Access(CDMA), one of the two wireless telecommunication technologies.

• Hanaro Reactor Development
Korean standard-set reactor developed by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI)

Successful launching of the liquid-propellant scientific rocket KSR-Ⅲ, independently developed b the Korea Aerospace Research Institute(KARI), and a multipurpose practical satellite KOMSAT-1.

The Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology(KRIBB) completed the chimpanzee genome mapping and has found 14,000 human genes.

* The Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science developed a world-class technology of thin film interface analysis, setting a new standard in this field.