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Intercultural understanding key to resolving conflicts

With the fall of the iron curtain followed by technological development, the world has become a more connected place than ever before.But as the world strode through the process of “globalization,” ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:51

30 Korean universities provide multicultural studies programs

A total of 30 universities in South Korea currently offer diverse undergraduate and graduate programs which focus on nurturing multicultural specialists, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice.Nine universities including Sun Moon University, Chongshin University and Konya...

Updated : 2015.03.25 19:13

Court rules against foreign professor for mocking students

A Seoul court on Sunday ruled in favor of a university’s decision not to renew the contract of a foreign professor, after she was found to have ridiculed her students’ English essays on social media.The Seoul Administrative Court recognized Ewha Womans University’s refusal to rehire its...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:35

Opposition leader, governor clash over free school meals

The main opposition party's leader exchanged barbs with a ruling party governor Wednesday after the provincial government announced an end to universal free school meals.  The free meal program, which has been adopted in most parts of the nation, has been a constant source of tension bet...

Updated : 2015.03.18 16:00

Dispute brews over calculators in math classes

Korea will now allow the use of calculators in math classes, a plan that has come under scrutiny for whether it will affect students’ mathematic skills.The Education Ministry’s five-year plan on mat...

Updated : 2015.03.17 21:31

Ministry’s plan to curb student suicide slammed

The government’s plan released Friday to prevent suicides such as by monitoring their student social media messages sparked controversy in Korea for being ineffective and unrealistic.The Education Ministry said it would work on introducing an application and software that would alert the ...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:42

SNU falls out of top 50 in world reputation ranking

Seoul National University, widely considered the most prestigious higher education institute in Korea, dropped out of the top 50 on Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking for the first time since 2012.The school plummeted to the 51-60 group this year from No. 26 a year ago on t...

Updated : 2015.03.12 09:30

Korean students suffer from all work and no play

A preteen boy with glasses gets off a minibus operated by a local private institute. With his shoulders slumped under the weight of his backpack, he heads toward yet another institute in his hectic da...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:58

Seoul, Beijing, Tokyo vow to strengthen 3-way cooperation

South Korea, China and Japan vowed Wednesday to try to restore stagnant trilateral cooperation as they prepare for a meeting of their foreign ministers slated for late March.South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Lee Kyung-soo met with his Chinese and Japanese counterpa...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:55

[Graphic News] Higher education linked to more happiness

South Koreans who received higher levels of education are happier than those who did not attend university, a study showed Tuesday.The report, released by the Korea Institute for Health and Social Aff...

Updated : 2015.03.03 19:26

Technology upends higher education paradigm

The technological advances in education ― such as open online courses ― preludes the extinction of conventional higher education models, said Tim Blackman, acting vice chancellor of the Open Univers...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:20

ETS holds leadership training courses

Educational Testing Service held the 2015 TOEIC Global Leadership Program for college students from Feb. 27-28, providing them consultations and lectures on business skills, officials said Monday.A total of 42 students ― who were picked based on their school grades, TOEIC scores and an es...

Updated : 2015.03.02 20:19

Spending on private tutoring inches up 1.1% in 2014

South Korea's private education spending per child edged up in 2014 from a year earlier, led by increased expenditures for music, art and physical education, a government survey showed Thursday.  Local parents spent an average of 242,000 won ($220) a month per child on private education ...

Updated : 2015.02.26 10:40

W1tr set to aid poorer kids’ education

The government said Monday it was planning to infuse 963 billion won ($867 million) to assist low-income families with education-related costs.According to the Education Ministry and the Welfare Ministry, low-income families with children attending elementary, middle and high school can ap...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:48

Absolute grading for English tests may fail to stem cost burden

The government’s policy to reduce English-language education costs by introducing absolute grading for the national college entrance exam may not be as effective as anticipated, a survey has showed. The survey released Monday by Yoon’s English School found that more than 90 percent of pa...

Updated : 2015.02.23 19:47