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Two foreign universities open branch campuses in South Korea

Belgium's Ghent University opened its local branch in South Korea's Incheon free economic zone Monday, becoming the first European school to open a campus here.A ceremony that also marked the opening of a branch of the University of Utah from the United States was held in the free economic...

Updated : 2014.09.01 15:49

[Graphic News] Seoul provides most students to U.S. universities

Seoul is the top sender of foreign students to U.S. universities, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to a report by Brookings Institution released Friday. The South Korean capital sent 56,503...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:28

Prospect of state-authored textbook stirs controversy

The government-initiated drive toward reintroducing state-authored history textbooks has caused rifts within education circles over whether it is appropriate for the state to monopolize education content.Currently, Korea allows multiple publishers to author textbooks and certifies them if ...

Updated : 2014.08.31 21:27

Ministry to tighten university entrance for overseas Koreans

Qualifying for the college admission program for Korean citizens overseas will become more difficult, as authorities revealed plans on Monday to mandate at least three years of middle and high school education outside the country to apply. According to the blueprint by the Education Minist...

Updated : 2014.08.25 21:16

Lack of funding prevents teachers from retiring early

Just 1 in 3 teachers that applied for early retirement in the second half of 2014 were approved, marking the lowest approval rate of all time, the Education Ministry said Sunday.The unusually low rate of teachers granted early leave is largely due to a lack of funding earmarked for retiree...

Updated : 2014.08.24 20:37

Ewha students visit Cambodia to work as education volunteers

Students of Ewha Womans University pose with Cambodian children during their volunteering trip to Phnom Penh in July. (Ewha Womans University)Students at Ewha Womans University recently visited Cambod...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:38

Korea widens door for foreign colleges

The Education Ministry recently announced a plan to boost investment in education by lowering the threshold for foreign investors, a move widely interpreted as an open invitation for schools outside K...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:37

‘Desire to learn low among Korean adults’

Korean adults have the least desire to learn new things among all members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, according to a recent report by a state-run research body.Researchers at the Korean Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training analyzed the ...

Updated : 2014.08.21 20:37

[Newsmaker] Authorities divided over elite schools

Friction between the Education Ministry and local education offices over elite schools hinted at an escalation of conflict between Minister Hwang Woo-yea and progressive superintendents.The ministry a...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:36

ETS hosts English camp for underprivileged students

Educational Testing Services hosted a free-of-charge English camp for socially disadvantaged students last week at Seoul English Village Pungnap Camp in Songpa-gu, southern Seoul.Thirty elementary school students ― five more than last year ― were recommended by 14 district offices of the...

Updated : 2014.08.14 21:28

Education nominee hints at state-authored textbook

Hwang Woo-yea, the nominee for education minister and deputy prime minister for social affairs, said Thursday that South Korea needs to provide “consistent” history lessons for students, signaling h...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:16

[Herald Interview] ‘Alternative education teaches students to be themselves’

South Korea’s alternative education institutes are protesting the government’s push to introduce a mandatary registration system, claiming the move would extend the state’s grip on students who are...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:02

Obama, Bush first ladies press for girls’ education

WASHINGTON (AP) ― Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, first ladies from different generations and opposing political parties, spoke with one voice Wednesday on the importance of educating women and girls worldwide, saying countries will be more prosperous as a result.“You have to change attit...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:02

Number of Korean students in U.S. falls to 2005 level

WASHINGTON (Yonhap) ― The number of South Korean students studying in the United States fell sharply from the previous quarter to levels seen nine years ago, according to a report from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.As of July 8, South Korean students enrolled in U.S. schools on...

Updated : 2014.08.07 21:01

SKEC awards English contest winners

The winners of the fourth Seoul National University of Education-Korea Herald English Contest were awarded in a ceremony held Monday at the British Ambassador’s residence in central Seoul.A total of ...

Updated : 2014.08.05 20:51