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S. Korea Regains Top Spot at 2017 Math Olympiad

S. Korea Regains Top Spot at 2017 Math Olympiad

SEOUL, Jul. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea won this year’s world championship for mathematics with six gold medals, regaining the top title after five years, the event’s organizers said Sunday. The six-member South Korean delegation earned a combined 170 points at the International Mathematical Olympiad 2017 held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on July [...]

Police Probe Backdoor Deals Between Card Companies and Colleges

Police Probe Backdoor Deals Between Card Companies and Colleges

SEOUL, Jul. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean law enforcement agencies have revealed that 108 colleges entered into illicit agreements credit card companies, and received rebates for giving them exclusive rights to processing tuition payments by credit card.             Financial authorities are considering imposing administrative sanctions on the card companies for their improper transactions.   The Southern Gyeonggi Provincial [...]

Hans Christian Andersen Will Have His Own Village… In Busan

Hans Christian Andersen Will Have His Own Village… In Busan

SEOUL, Jul. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Gijang District’s ceramics village is slated to open a number of attractions based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales by the year 2020. Yesterday, Gijang District announced that it will build an Andersen Fairy Tale Village, Andersen Town, Movie Forest and Film Experience Sector. The entire establishment will be built on [...]

Samsung Electronics Most Preferred Employer among College Students

Samsung Electronics Most Preferred Employer among College Students

SEOUL, Jul. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — College students again picked Samsung Electronics as the company they most want to work for, especially males, a tally from a job portal showed Friday. Job Korea surveyed 2,571 students enrolled in universities nationwide, and the results showed 17.7 percent of them wanted employment with the tech titan. Respondents [...]

Survey Reveals Women Suffer Sexism from Colleagues, Superiors and Even Students

Survey Reveals Women Suffer Sexism from Colleagues, Superiors and Even Students

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean Teachers and Education Workers Union’s Committee of Women’s Affairs announced yesterday that it had surveyed 636 teachers from the elementary to high school level on whether they had directly or indirectly experienced misogynistic elements while working. A total of 636 school teachers were surveyed, with women making up [...]

Education Inflation is Hurting Millennials with University Degree

Education Inflation is Hurting Millennials with University Degree

SEOUL, Jul. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — If you are a millennial living in a country like South Korea, Denmark, China, or India, chances are you’re facing stiff competition in the job market despite having gone to college or university. With more young people than ever being encouraged to pursue higher education, university degrees are becoming less [...]

Video Footage of Korean Comfort Women Discovered

Video Footage of Korean Comfort Women Discovered

YouTube video courtesy of Seoul City Government & Seoul National University’s Human Rights Center/The SeoulShinmun SEOUL, Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — For the first time in the emotionally fraught history of Korean comfort women, video footage confirming their harrowing experience has been discovered, adding to the extensive amount of evidence proving their existence. Until now, historians [...]