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Incheon National University looks to connect Korea to world

In 2009, Incheon National University moved from its old home in Nam-gu, Incheon, to Songdo International City, located in the city often cited as the “doorsteps to Korea.” It was a move in keeping w...

Updated : 2014.11.26 20:52

Exam agency admits errors, will accept multiple answers

South Korea’s education authorities decided to accept multiple answers for two questions in this year’s college entrance exam, officials said Monday, a move expected to alter the scores of thousands...

Updated : 2014.11.24 21:40

S. Korea exam chief resigns over errors in high-stakes college test

South Korea's education minister apologised and the head of the national exam board resigned Monday after accepting that there were errors in two questions in the country's cutthroat college entrance test.   The acknowledgement that mistakes were made followed a flood of complaints to t...

Updated : 2014.11.24 13:56

Exam agency admits errors, will accept multiple answers

South Korea’s education authorities decided to accept multiple answers for two questions in this year’s college entrance exam, officials said Monday, a move expected to alter the scores of thousands...

Updated : 2014.11.24 11:06

Agency to decide on disputed college exam questions

South Korea’s education authorities will decide on Monday whether to award credit to students who wrongly marked two disputed multiple-answer questions in this year’s college entrance exam, a move that could tweak scores for thousands of students and affect the college admission process....

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:25

Learning to fail before reaping success

Korea’s rapid economic rise from the ashes of Korean War spawned a culture that regards failure as a social ill and source of humiliation. But Nigel Carrington, vice chancellor of the University of t...

Updated : 2014.11.23 21:24

Ministry announces plan to offset 2013 exam error

The Education Ministry on Thursday said it would apply the existing cutoff score in deciding who would be qualified for admission to the colleges they had failed to enter due to a flawed question in l...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:43

Incheon Global Campus aims to be ‘best global education hub in Northeast Asia’

As the gateway to Korea, it appears fitting that Incheon is taking the lead in attracting reputed foreign universities seeking to take root in the country.As prestigious universities turn their eyes t...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:30

Women speak English better than men: survey

Women are generally more proficient than men in learning English as a foreign language, a global education firm said Tuesday.In English First’s “EF EPI: English Proficiency Index,” which surveyed 750,000 adults across 63 countries and territories, women from nearly every country scored ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:29

[Herald Interview] Proficient process to get linguistic edge

Living in the land of the oft-touted “English fever,” Koreans are no strangers to working hard to achieve their academic goals. They try a number of techniques ranging from eating pages off English ...

Updated : 2014.11.20 21:26

Government overrides Seoul’s decision to cancel elite schools

The Education Ministry has overturned Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education’s decision to revoke six elite high schools of their privileges, officials said Tuesday.It marked the latest move in a recent standoff between the ministry and the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education over auto...

Updated : 2014.11.18 21:48

Students challenge college entrance exam questions

South Korea’s crucial college entrance exam is now engulfed in another dispute over the accuracy of its questions, after both students and experts criticized this year’s exam for being “too easy.”...

Updated : 2014.11.17 21:44

Easy exam adds to confusion in college admission

Striking a balance in the difficulty level of the university entrance exam is no easy task and has always led to controversies. This year too, a dispute has arisen. However, unlike in the past, this time the College Scholastic Aptitude Test, which took place Thursday, is faulted for being ...

Updated : 2014.11.14 21:32

Students go through grueling rite of passage to enter college

A raucous crowd of well-wishers on Thursday surrounded the gates of Yongsan High School in Seoul, one of 1,216 venues for this year’s college entrance exam. The parents, teachers and high school stud...

Updated : 2014.11.13 21:31

S. Korean students take college entrance exam

More than half a million high school seniors and graduates took the annual national college entrance exam on Thursday with government measures to control traffic and muffle noise near nationwide testing sites in place.A total of 640,621 people, down about 10,000 from last year, have regist...

Updated : 2014.11.13 09:47