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Korea to cut class size of high schools

South Korea will reduce the size of high school classes to match international standards as part of an effort to provide a better educational environment, the government said Monday.Under the envisioned plan, the class size of an average high school will be reduced to an average of 24 stud...

Updated : 2016.04.25 15:08

[HERALD INTERVIEW] 'Industries of the future require endeavors across disciplines'

Research institutes should provide opportunities to complement traditional department-based structures with multidisciplinary institutes to better tackle societal challenges amid the rapid growth of n...

Updated : 2016.04.12 16:55

[HERALD INTERVIEW] 'State's role crucial for ecosystem of innovative entrepreneurship

The government’s support plays a crucial role in building an innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem in the science technology industry, said a head of Israel’s leading college and an expert in psycho...

Updated : 2016.04.12 16:51

College chiefs explore future of innovation

More than 120 university leaders from around the world gathered for an annual forum in Seoul on Monday to promote better mutual cooperation on research and to look for new innovative roles of educatio...

Updated : 2016.04.11 17:11

[HERALD INTERVIEW] Balanced education helps liberal arts students thrive

Located east of downtown Los Angeles -- widely considered a liberal stronghold -- Claremont Mckenna College is often considered more conservative than its neighbors, given its middle-of-the road facul...

Updated : 2016.04.04 17:02

Korea’s top university lags behind in global indicators

Seoul National University, one of Korea‘s leading universities, needs to spur efforts to further internationalize if it wants to rise in global rankings, the SNU board of trustees said Monday. On Mon...

Updated : 2016.04.04 13:14

Herald Edu launches English study service

Herald Corp.’s education subsidiary Herald Edu has launched an English study service that aims to provide an enhanced platform for teenagers to study English, company officials said Wednesday.Launche...

Updated : 2016.03.30 17:50

Korea to dispatch 300 teachers, students overseas to share

South Korea on Wednesday announced its plan to dispatch a total of 300 teachers and university students overseas this year to share the experience of Korea's educational development.The education ministry and the National Institute for International Education (NIIED) said that 140 teachers...

Updated : 2016.03.23 17:39

School smoking test breaches students' rights, watchdog says

Schools should refrain from the excessive survey of students who are suspected of smoking to protect the human rights of teenagers, a local watchdog said Thursday.The National Human Rights Commission ...

Updated : 2016.03.17 15:57

Seoul education office to audit Dulwich

Seoul education office to audit DulwichSeoul City will audit an international school facing allegations of accounting fraud, the authorities announced Monday.“We will begin an audit of the Seoul branch of British international school Dulwich College (from Tuesday) on its enrollment criter...

Updated : 2016.03.14 14:19

Gov't to beef up education for multicultural students

The government announced a set of educational support measures for children of multicultural families on Tuesday, as part of efforts to help them better adapt to school and eventually better assimilate into mainstream Korean society.During a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hwang Ky...

Updated : 2016.03.09 15:35

University students borrow less books for 5 straight years

South Korean university students have borrowed less books from libraries for five straight years, due mainly to the increase of electronic data and decline in general book readership, a statistical data said Monday.Each student borrowed an average of 7.4 books last year from 409 school lib...

Updated : 2016.03.07 14:59

Court rules ban against English immersion education is constitutional

The Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the government's prohibition against intensive English education for children in the first few grades of elementary schools is constitutional.In 2013, students and their parents at Young Hoon Elementary School in northern Seoul challenged the ed...

Updated : 2016.02.25 16:41

Seoul mulls abolishing ‘elite’ high schools

The Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Wednesday it recently conducted a study on possibly abolishing the high school pecking order, which Seoul’s education chief Cho Hi-yeon has pointed to...

Updated : 2016.02.24 15:04

INU launches global integrated college

Incheon National University on Tuesday launched the College of Law, Commerce and Public Affairs, which encompasses various disciplines in its humanities program.According to officials, the integrated ...

Updated : 2016.02.23 18:37