My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
NewsLetter DailyWeekly

Seoul Ranked World's 23rd Best Student City

2012/02/18 | 614 views |  | Permalink | Source

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

Paris topped a list of best student cities by Quacquarelli Symonds, the British global university ranking agency, on Tuesday. Seoul came 23rd out of 98.

The Best Student Cities Ranking 2012 is the first of its kind. When choosing a university, students take into account factors such as the quality of living, consumer prices and job environment as well as the university itself, it said.

It assessed 98 cities which satisfied two criteria -- a population of over 250,000 being home to at least two institutions among the top 700 universities in the QS World University Rankings.

It considered five categories: rankings (a collective performance of a city's universities in the QS World University Rankings); student mix (number of students and proportion of foreign students); quality of living (based on the Mercer Quality of Living 2011); employer activity (measurement of domestic and international employer popularity); and affordability (measurement of tuition fees, retail prices and living costs).

Seoul ranked higher than Beijing (28th) or Shanghai (39th), mainly because 10 universities here are listed in the QS World University Rankings 2011. Singapore (12th) has two top universities while Hong Kong (19th) has six.

Seoul received a high 82 points out of 100 in the category of employer activity because many big conglomerates have their headquarters here, but it scored as poorly with 50 points as Beijing and Taipei in terms of quality of living.

European cities ranked high, with London second, Vienna fifth and Zurich seventh. Paris scored 96 points for employer activity, where London scored 89 points. London also has 12 highly ranked universities and colleges, including Imperial College. / Feb. 15, 2012 10:00 KST

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss


Comment Policy

- Stay on topic and do not spam.
- Post only in English, as this is an English language community.
- Do not request or mention illegal download/streaming services.
- Do not post sexist, racist, homophobic or other hateful and discriminatory content.
- Refrain from abusive language.
- No graphic content allowed.
- Respect the right of other users to share their opinion. Arguments are welcome, fights are not.

Comments which break the rules will be moderated or erased. Repeated rule breaking will result in warnings followed by blacklisting upon non-compliance.

 Previous news

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide
Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

By Cédric Collemine | Privacy policy | Contact | Partners

Mobile version