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Foreign teachers left stranded by crackdown on visa violations

Foreigners teaching subjects other than English on E-2 visas may face eviction from South Korea, as the immigration office is cracking down on visa violations in English-only alternative schools. Four...

Updated : 2017.06.22 16:14

Ewha president vows open leadership

Newly minted Ewha Womans University President Kim Hei-sook on Thursday vowed open communication and inclusive leadership, seeking to rebuild the elite school after months of internal and external trou...

Updated : 2017.06.15 15:44

Education minister nominee stresses equal opportunity

Education Minister nominee Kim Sang-gon on Monday stressed equal opportunities for students, signaling a liberal turn in the nation’s education policy. “I will do my best to improve the welfare of c...

Updated : 2017.06.12 15:24

‘KAIST most innovative university in Asia’

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology has topped the “Asia-Pacific region’s Most Innovative Universities” list for advanced science. Located in Daejeon, Seoul and Busan, South Korea’...

Updated : 2017.06.11 13:34

Korean med professors arrested for diploma scam

Faculty members of a Korean medicine college in Seoul were arrested on allegations of selling confidential lab test data to students preparing dissertations for master’s and Ph.D. degrees, according ...

Updated : 2017.05.17 15:54

Anti-graft law causes confusion ahead of Teachers’ Day

The age-old tradition of giving gifts to teachers on Teachers Day on May 15 is now against the law in South Korea, but many parents still have no clue as to what extent the laws goes. A series of ques...

Updated : 2017.05.14 15:36

Moon Jae-in orders scrapping of state textbooks

President Moon Jae-in ordered the scrapping of the controversial state-published history textbooks, a signature project of impeached former President Park Geun-hye, Cheong Wa Dae said Friday.  The ne...

Updated : 2017.05.12 16:58

Seoul sends 58 Korean teachers to Thailand this year

About 60 South Korean teachers have been sent to Thailand this year to teach Korean to young students there, the Ministry of Education said Thursday, as demand for Korean language learning is rapidly ...

Updated : 2017.05.11 15:58

[Election 2017] Candidates give out child-, senior-friendly pledges

May is “family month” in South Korea, with the Children’s Day and Parents’ Day holidays falling on May 5 and May 8. Taking a cue from the special occasions, major presidential candidates have set ...

Updated : 2017.05.07 16:31

Korea lags far behind in education quality

South Korea is investing heavily in education, but its education quality lags far behind rich countries in nurturing talent through skills development, a report showed Sunday. According to the report ...

Updated : 2017.04.30 13:52

Education Ministry moves to shield kids from air pollution

Primary to high schools here without indoor gyms are now required to create indoor spaces for sports in preparation for days when air quality is poor, South Korea’s Ministry of Education said Thursda...

Updated : 2017.04.27 15:30

Busan to remove objective tests from elementary schools

BUSAN -- The education office of South Korea's second-largest city of Busan said Thursday it will abolish multiple-choice objective tests in elementary schools starting next year. Students from an ele...

Updated : 2017.04.27 13:38

Dwight School graduates accepted to prestigious universities

Students from Dwight School Seoul’s graduating class of 2017 have been accepted to over 85 prestigious universities worldwide, including Ivy League schools, the school said Wednesday.(Dwight School S...

Updated : 2017.04.20 14:11

Korea to nurture 'software-oriented' universities

South Korea will help more local universities provide quality education in the software sector as part of its drive to develop the industry and nurture more talent, the science minister said Monday. ...

Updated : 2017.04.17 09:48

Dankook Univ. educates design thinking for its students with diverse backgrounds

Dankook University is currently holding a hand-on workshop on “design thinking” inspired by Stanford d.school, the South Korean school said Tuesday. The weeklong program, to be held at the universit...

Updated : 2017.03.28 17:52