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S. Korean Students Propose Talks with Students of Top N. Korean School on Exchanges

S. Korean Students Propose Talks with Students of Top N. Korean School on Exchanges

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — A student committee at Seoul National University (SNU) on Friday proposed holding talks with its counterpart at Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious school of higher learning, in Pyongyang this year to promote exchanges between students of the two schools. The committee seeking inter-Korean exchanges in cooperation [...]

S. Korea Approves SNU Students’ Exchanges with North

S. Korea Approves SNU Students’ Exchanges with North

SEOUL, Jun. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Unification Ministry on Tuesday gave the green light for students of Seoul National University to contact students of Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious school of higher learning, to discuss academic exchanges, the South Korean university’s students said. The approval, coming amid increasingly warming ties between [...]

Education Ministry to Propose Revamp of School Grading System

Education Ministry to Propose Revamp of School Grading System

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Newly proposed measures by the government to improve the current student grading system in South Korean high schools will be revealed in July by the Ministry of Education. Although high school transcripts are as important as the college scholastic test in the college entrance process, there is lack of [...]

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

Historic Text to be Recreated as Part of 3D Database

CHEONGJU, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’ Zen Teachings” (also known as “Jikji”), the world’s oldest existing book printed with moveable metal type, will be re-created and incorporated into a 3D database. The Korea Culture Information Service Agency has selected the Goryeo Virtual Reality Program proposed by the Jikji Korea [...]

French Student Clinches Top Prize at Korean Speech Contest

French Student Clinches Top Prize at Korean Speech Contest

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — A Korean speaking contest for foreigners was held at Kyung Hee University’s Crown Concert Hall yesterday. Competition was fierce at the 21st “World Korean Language Speech Contest for Foreigners” co-hosted by Kyung Hee University and Yonhap News Agency, in which 16 contestants from 12 countries vied for the top [...]

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

Educational Websites Contain Flawed History Maps

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The Voluntary Agency Network of Korea (VANK), an internet-based organization, stated yesterday that 16 well-known educational websites such as Britannica and Wikipedia have included the area of the former Korean kingdom Goguryeo as part of China’s Han Dynasty on their websites. On Britannica’s official website (www.britannica.com/topic/Xiongnu), the area denoted [...]