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Duksung Women’s University Faces Backlash Over Department Closures Amid Humanities Crisis Concerns

Duksung Women’s University Faces Backlash Over Department Closures Amid Humanities Crisis Concerns

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Duksung Women’s University is currently facing opposition from its community members due to its plans to discontinue the German Literature and French Literature departments starting from the academic year 2025. The decision, primarily based on the departments’ waning popularity, has sparked fears of accelerating the crisis in humanities, as similar [...]

South Korea to Expand Mandatory Green Product Purchases to Private Educational Institutions and Major Institutions

South Korea to Expand Mandatory Green Product Purchases to Private Educational Institutions and Major Institutions

SEOUL, Feb. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – From next year, private educational institutions, along with the Bank of Korea, the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and broadcasters like KBS, will be mandated to purchase ‘green products’ unless there are compelling reasons not to do so. The Ministry of Environment announced that the amendment to the Enforcement [...]

South Korea’s Elementary to High School Student Population Expected to Fall Below 5 Million by 2026

South Korea’s Elementary to High School Student Population Expected to Fall Below 5 Million by 2026

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of elementary, middle and high school students in South Korea is expected to fall below the current 5-million level in the next two years, data from a state-run institute showed Monday, amid the country’s chronically low birthrates. The total number of the students is estimated to decline [...]

Surge in Inquiries About Medical School Admissions Following Announcement of Expanded Enrollment

Surge in Inquiries About Medical School Admissions Following Announcement of Expanded Enrollment

SEOUL, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – With the South Korean government’s decision to increase medical school seats by 2,000 starting from next year’s admissions, there has already been a flood of inquiries from working professionals and college students.  Top-tier universities, particularly the prestigious ‘SKY’ schools (Seoul National University, Korea University and Yonsei University), are showing signs [...]

Government’s Decision to Increase Medical School Quotas Expected to Shake Up College Admissions

Government’s Decision to Increase Medical School Quotas Expected to Shake Up College Admissions

SEOUL, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The government’s recent decision to expand medical school quotas by 2,000 spots, the first increase in 27 years, is anticipated to significantly impact the college admissions landscape, particularly among top-tier students. This expansion is expected to intensify the “medical school craze” among high-achieving students, leading to an increase in repeat [...]

Expanded Support in 2024 for Multicultural and North Korean Defector Students Through Mentoring Program

Expanded Support in 2024 for Multicultural and North Korean Defector Students Through Mentoring Program

SEJONG, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) – The Ministry of Education and the Korea Student Aid Foundation have announced plans to expand the “2024 Multicultural and North Korean Defector Student Mentoring Program.” This initiative pairs college and graduate students with multicultural and North Korean defector students to assist with Korean language education and adaptation to school life [...]

Amid Rapid Aging and Regional Disparity, South Korea Takes Initial Step to Bolster Doctor Numbers in Decades

Amid Rapid Aging and Regional Disparity, South Korea Takes Initial Step to Bolster Doctor Numbers in Decades

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The government’s first medical school enrollment quota increase in decades came out of a dire necessity to secure more doctors for ensuring basic medical services amid rapid aging and growing regional disparities, though South Korea has a long way to go before achieving the goals facing fierce opposition from [...]

Concerns Arise Over New School Violence Investigator System

Concerns Arise Over New School Violence Investigator System

JEONJU, Jan. 31 (Korea Bizwire) – With the new school year approaching, the Ministry of Education’s plan to introduce a dedicated investigator system for school violence across the nation starting in March is drawing criticism.  Critics argue that the investigators, who will be deployed at schools, may lack the emotional connection with students and the expertise [...]

Increased Digital Device Use Linked to Lower Math Scores in Students, Research Finds

Increased Digital Device Use Linked to Lower Math Scores in Students, Research Finds

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The results of a new study demonstrate a clear correlation between increased use of digital devices and lower math scores in students. The more dependent students are on digital devices, including leaving notifications on their mobile phones, the more their math scores decline. According to the ‘2023 Digital Education White [...]