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George Mason Korea names new president

George Mason University has named Steven K. Lee the new president for its Korean campus, school officials said.Lee will replace Joy Hughes, who served as the institution’s interim president. Steven K...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:40

Education Ministry snubs call to allow tuition fee hikes

South Korea’s Education Ministry reiterated last week its intention to continue curbs tuition fees for universities and colleges, despite calls by local universities to allow tuition hikes.As part of President Park Geun-hye’s “half-price tuition” policy, the ministry has been pressurin...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:38

Korea to let colleges swap quotas

South Korean universities will be allowed to adjust their student quotas for each department in partnership with nearby colleges, as part of efforts to boost expertise in higher education, the Educati...

Updated : 2015.06.29 18:38

[Best Brand] Dwight School stresses personalized learning

Since arriving in Seoul three years ago, Dwight School Seoul has been emphasizing the importance of personalized learning by recognizing individual students’ talents to ensure that they develop their...

Updated : 2015.06.25 21:14

Four elite schools fail assessments

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Monday that four of the city’s de facto elite schools would face public hearings for failing to meet standards in this year’s evaluation.The autonomous private high schools, introduced during the previous Lee Myung-bak administration, are i...

Updated : 2015.06.22 21:32

Schools reopen after flawed MERS closures

A classroom at an elementary school in Yongsan-gu, Seoul is empty Thursday after the school decided to cancel classes in light of MERS outbreak. (Yonhap)Educational institutions across the country res...

Updated : 2015.06.15 14:59

Korean companies should commit to support education

Marcio Barbosa (EAA)At the end of May, over 130 education ministers and more than 1500 participants adopted the Incheon Declaration in culmination of the World Education Forum held in the Republic of ...

Updated : 2015.06.15 13:43

Ecuador seeks ‘binational school’ with Korea

Ecuador is seeking to expand its education partnership with South Korea to help translate educational improvements into national growth, the country’s Education Minster said.Augusto Espinosa told The...

Updated : 2015.06.15 13:28

Gov't revises rules to invite more foreign teachers

The government announced Sunday plans soon to revise regulations allowing easier access for foreign part-time instructors at primary and secondary schools to teaching jobs at higher educational facilities.Under the proposed plans by the Ministry of Education, foreign part-time teachers at ...

Updated : 2015.06.14 10:21

Seoul City lifts school closure over MERS

The top educator in Seoul City lifted the weeklong school shutdown Friday as fears over the MERS virus have subsided.  On Monday, the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education imposed a blanket ban on classes at kindergartens and elementary schools in two southern Seoul districts, effective...

Updated : 2015.06.12 15:39

Education officials to lift blanket closure of schools over MERS

The education office in the province where the MERS outbreak in South Korea began said Thursday classes will resume next week at schools it had ordered to shut down temporarily.  The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education said schools in the seven areas it has asked to cancel classes st...

Updated : 2015.06.11 17:59

WHO experts say schools not source of MERS infection

Experts from the World Health Organization researching the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome confirmed Wednesday that all transmissions so far have been limited to hospitals, advising the country to reopen schools closed as a precautionary measure.  A joint investigation team ...

Updated : 2015.06.10 17:50

S. Korea confirms 1st student MERS patient

South Korea on Monday confirmed a male high school student was diagnosed with Middle East respiratory syndrome, the first time for a minor to be infected in the nationwide outbreak. The 16-year-old started showing symptoms of MERS last Monday and was diagnosed with the disease on Sunday, t...

Updated : 2015.06.08 11:29

[Herald Interview] Norway stresses state-funded education

Providing selective or comprehensive education benefits has long been a topic of discussion in South Korea. Some say the welfare system should cater to those in need, while others say it should extend...

Updated : 2015.06.01 20:02

[Herald Interview] ‘High payoffs both driving factor, risk in education’

“No pain, no gain” has long been the mindset of students walking down the grueling path of college and university admission in South Korea. With one’s education status still accounting for much of ...

Updated : 2015.06.01 20:01