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Seoul education chief to retain his seat

Seoul education chief Cho Hi-yeon (left) embraces his supporter outside Seoul High Court in Seocho-gu, southern Seoul. (Yonhap)Seoul High Court on Friday suspended the sentence of Seoul education supe...

Updated : 2015.09.04 17:57

Ministry to reduce funding for 66 colleges

The Education Ministry will cut its financial subsidies for 66 colleges and universities that scored poorly in its evaluation on their reform efforts, officials said Monday.The college evaluation, initiated by the ministry in April 2014, aims to reduce the number of student openings at hig...

Updated : 2015.08.31 20:18

Korea to stress safety in new school curriculum

South Korea’s Education Ministry will introduce a new subject in elementary schools on how to deal with various safety hazards including traffic and maritime accidents, officials said Monday.The ministry announced that the new safety program ― conducted for an hour each week for first- a...

Updated : 2015.08.31 20:18

The irony of plagiarized ‘self-introductions’

“I’m a talented individual who is very diligent.”“From a very young age, I was very interested in cars. I wish to become a car engineer.”Bluntly praising one’s qualities and telling life experie...

Updated : 2015.08.30 17:02

Seoul to fund N. Korean scholars' studies in Germany

 Seoul plans to provide funding for North Korean forestry specialists to study in Germany, a U.S. news report said Saturday, in its latest effort to restore deforested mountains in the North.  Under the plan, South Korea will help around 30 North Korean experts study in Germany by provi...

Updated : 2015.08.29 16:56

University enrollment decreases for first time

The number of South Korean undergraduate students in four-year colleges and universities decreased for the first time since the government started tallying educational statistics, officials said Thurs...

Updated : 2015.08.27 21:05

International schools filled with local students

A stroll through the beautiful campus of Chadwick International in Songdo, Incheon, is nearly enough to make a visitor forget this is a Korea-based school: Posters on the wall are in English, teachers...

Updated : 2015.08.24 18:19

Korea University recruiting for journalism program

Korea University’s graduate school of journalism and mass communications is recruiting a new batch of students for the fall semester of its advanced media program, university officials said.The program, which will welcome its 44th intake in September, will help students learn about differ...

Updated : 2015.08.24 18:17

Korea University, KOICA to train officials from developing states

Korea University, in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency, said Monday it will begin a business training program for 39 government officials from 23 developing states around the...

Updated : 2015.08.24 18:01

Female students dominate college exam

Female students who took the college entrance exam ― known here as the “Suneung” ― last year garnered higher scores in all major subjects compared to their male counterparts, the state-run Korea I...

Updated : 2015.08.18 18:28

Professor commits suicide over college voting system

A professor at a Busan-based university was found dead Monday in what appears to be a suicide, after protesting the university’s decision to abolish direct election of its president.The 54-year-old professor of Pusan National University, identified by his surname Goh, jumped from the four...

Updated : 2015.08.17 18:10

Education underpins Korea’s rapid growth

South Korea’s education system played a pivotal role in its improbable transformation from one of the poorest countries in the world to the fourth-largest economy in Asia. The country’s series of tr...

Updated : 2015.08.16 18:04

What they don't teach you at school

On Monday, local rights groups the Korea Sexual Violence Relief Center and Korean Women’s Hotline jointly made a statement condemning the Education Ministry’s guidelines on sexual education, pointin...

Updated : 2015.08.12 17:37

[Weekender] Winds of change sweep universities, student life

Like almost everything else in Korea, universities here have seen dramatic changes over the past few decades. In the years immediately following the 1950-1953 Korean War, universities were home to th...

Updated : 2015.08.07 17:46

[Weekender] Graduation albums a rite of passage

College seniors have many things on their minds.  From midterm grades and postgraduate plans to love interests, twentysomethings go through some busy years. In Korea, taking graduation album photos a...

Updated : 2015.08.07 17:38