SEOUL, Oct. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Thirty-five professors at state-run universities have been disciplined for sexual offenses in the last four years, government data showed Wednesday.
But only 11 of them received heavy punishments, such as firing or dismissal, while the rest kept their jobs, according to the education ministry data submitted to Rep. Kim Byung-wook of the ruling Democratic Party for parliamentary audit of the government.
Five professors were disciplined in 2015, 11 each in 2015 and 2016, and eight so far this year.
By school, four of the professors taught at Seoul National University followed by three each at Chonnam National University and Gyeongsang National University. Five professors were with educational universities, the data showed.
The ministry data also showed that 84 state university professors were punished for drunk driving during the same period. But most of them received light disciplinary measures, the data showed.