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YouTuber Now Among Top 10 Occupations Desired by Elementary Students: Survey

YouTuber Now Among Top 10 Occupations Desired by Elementary Students: Survey

SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — YouTuber is now one of the 10 occupations most desired by South Korean elementary school students, while scientist has been pushed out of the top 10, a government survey showed Thursday. In the survey of thousands of young students by government agencies earlier this year, professional athlete replaced teacher [...]

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

Korean Third Most Popular Foreign Language in Russia

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean has become the third most popular foreign language in Russia following English and Chinese. Kazan Federal University’s Center of Korean Studies announced on Tuesday that it will host the first National Korean Olympiad. The center has been holding annual competitions on the Korean language for the past nine [...]

Study Shows Parents Give Smartphones to Children to Being Distracted During Work

Study Shows Parents Give Smartphones to Children to Being Distracted During Work

SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — While 6 out of 10 parents with infant children recognize the educational potential of smartphones, only 1 out of 10 parents actually used mobile educational applications for children. Roughly 60 percent of parents said they let their children play with smartphones to entertain them or so that they could [...]

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

EBS Under Fire for Selling Paper Dolls of Kim Jong-un

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Paper dolls of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sold by EBS Media, an affiliate of the Educational Broadcasting System (EBS), are stirring up controversy in South Korea. With the public outcry continuing to grow, the distributor of the products that signed an agreement with EBS Media has decided to [...]

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Schoolyard Redesign Project

Gyeonggi Province Moves Forward with Schoolyard Redesign Project

SUWON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The Gyeonggi Provincial Office of Education plans to break past practices in the design of schoolyards at public schools to establish a new standard of design that will maximize the use of space for a variety of sports activities. The office announced on Monday the so-called ‘innovation project for [...]

Vietnamese Scientists with S. Korean Degrees Establish Joint Alumni Association

Vietnamese Scientists with S. Korean Degrees Establish Joint Alumni Association

DAEJEON, Nov. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of Vietnamese scientists who studied at science and technology institutions in South Korea have established a joint alumni association. Korea University of Science and Technology (UST) said that Vietnamese scientists held an inauguration ceremony for the KOREA S&T (Science and Technology) Joint Alumni Association last Saturday in [...]