Asan, is a city in South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. It borders the Seoul Metropolitan Area to the north. Asan has a population of approximately 300,000. It is known for its hot springs and is a city of spas.
The city of Asan shares a station for the KTX high speed trains with the neighbouring city of Cheonan called Cheonan-Asan Station. It takes about 30 minutes to travel from Asan to Seoul by the KTX train. It can be reached within 2 hours from Incheon International Airport by car. Seoul Metropolitan Subway extended one of its lines to service Asan on December 15, 2008. Two major highways, the Seoul-Busan and West Coast expressways, also pass through Asan city.
The Port of Pyeongtaek, closest to the east China coast among Korean ports, is nearby. Asan is the home of five universities. They are Asan Information and Technology Polytechnic College, Seonam University, Soonchunhyang University, Sun Moon University and Onyang Highschoo.
Hoseo University, is a private Christian university with two campuses; one in Asan, South Korea and the other is in Cheonan, South Korea, known for its large size, 3.471074 km2. It was the first school to establish a graduate school for venture business in South Korea.
The university has a central library, museum, broadcasting company, newspaper, continuing education and health clinic center, etc. It also has several research centers: industrial-educational cooperation research center, small and medium sized businesses research center, industrial technology research center, display technical education research center and environmental bio research center.
ITQM 2016 will be held at Heseo University, located at San 29-1 Sechul-ri, Asan, 336-795 Chungcheongnam-do, Korea.
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