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S. Korean Students Lead in Math and Science, but with Little Interest

S. Korean Students Lead in Math and Science, but with Little Interest

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean students outperformed on mathematics and science tests conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in recent years, but still lack interest in the subjects due to the cramming method of teaching, a report said Thursday. South Korean students came in fifth on the science [...]

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

Korean Students Rank High in Math, Science, Despite Low Interest and Confidence

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) – The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) unveiled Tuesday the TIMSS 2015, a report highlighting international study trends for mathematics and science based on 270,000 elementary and middle school students in 49 countries.  TIMSS provides a comparative analysis of educational achievements every four years after students [...]

Korea Bets on ‘Industrial Math’ to Revive Economic Growth

Korea Bets on ‘Industrial Math’ to Revive Economic Growth

SEOUL, April 27 (Korea Bizwire) – Striving to craft a new growth strategy, South Korea said Wednesday it will pay more attention to mathematics for industrial use. In a science policy meeting, the government decided to push for the “industrial math” campaign aimed at promoting interaction between the study and businesses, according to the Ministry [...]

Samsung Group Heads Take Lecture on Mathematics

Samsung Group Heads Take Lecture on Mathematics

SEOUL, March 28 (Korea Bizwire) – On March 23, Samsung Group executives took part in a lecture given by a renowned mathematician. Park Hyung-ju, a professor at Aju University and head of the National Institute of Mathematical Sciences, was invited to Samsung’s headquarters in Seocho to present a lecture on the history and importance of mathematics. Professor [...]

Korea’s Job Market Turns Face away from Humanities Graduates

Korea’s Job Market Turns Face away from Humanities Graduates

SEOUL, Oct. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – It becomes common that humanities majors are neglected while STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) majors take center stage in job markets across the world. The Wall Street Journal reported on June 6, 2013, that the unemployment rate of graduates majoring in English among recent college graduates in the United Sates was 9.8 percent. [...]

Creative and Engineering Skills to Be Displayed for the Mind™ Showdown at 2014 FIRST® Championship

Creative and Engineering Skills to Be Displayed for the Mind™ Showdown at 2014 FIRST® Championship

MANCHESTER, N.H., April 27, 2014 (Korea Bizwire) – This week, more than 12,000 students from around the globe traveled to  St. Louis, Mo., to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST®  (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)  Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome. The three-day event came down to a [...]

Korean Statistical Office Holds 3-day Statistics Camp for Children

Korean Statistical Office Holds 3-day Statistics Camp for Children

SEOUL, Korea, Oct 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Statistical Office said on October 30 it would hold a three-day academic camp “Love Sharing Classroom for Numbers” for 35 children from 12 elementary schools near Daejeon and surrounding area in the youth camp in Mt. Bohyeon. The camp was organized as part of the government agency’s [...]