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Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

Seoul National University Creates New Major in Peace and Unification Studies

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University will open a new graduate major in peace and unification studies that specializes in peace, unification, and North Korean society to foster experts that can effectively address unification as well as post-unification outcomes. The university is planning to create a master’s course on peace and unification [...]

Cheong Wa Dae to Respond to Petition Calling for the Rescue of Retired Working Dogs Used in Lab Experiments

Cheong Wa Dae to Respond to Petition Calling for the Rescue of Retired Working Dogs Used in Lab Experiments

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — A Cheong Wa Dae petition calling on authorities to rescue retired detection dogs being used for experiments at the Seoul National University (SNU) has collected more than 200,000 signatures, reaching the minimum requirement to receive an official response from the presidential office. More than 212,000 people had signed the [...]

Animal Advocacy Group Calls on Government to Save Beagles from Lab Experiments

Animal Advocacy Group Calls on Government to Save Beagles from Lab Experiments

SEOUL, Apr. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A non-profit organization for animal rescue, the Beagle Rescue Network (BRN), has urged the government to rescue the beagles “Feb” and “Cheonwangi” who are being used in experiments at Seoul National University (SNU)’s veterinary college after having completed their duty as detection dogs. Roughly 150 activists from the BRN [...]

Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

Ongoing Controversy over Animal Abuse at Seoul National University

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation amid allegations that veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun abused retired working dogs. Amid the investigation, it came to light that a cloned beagle known as “Mei,” a retired working dog that has touched many hearts after related reports of animal abuse, had [...]

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SNU Ethics Committee Launches Probe into Professor’s Alleged Mistreatment of a Dog

SEOUL, Apr. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul National University (SNU) has launched an investigation into veterinary professor Lee Byeong-chun, who has been accused of abusing a working dog, which is mobilized for quarantines and other work, in the course of testing. It was announced on Tuesday that the Special Committee on Animal Testing Ethics is [...]

Student Club Criticized for Trying to Sell ‘Pens Used by Students at a Prestigious University’

Student Club Criticized for Trying to Sell ‘Pens Used by Students at a Prestigious University’

SEOUL, Mar. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — A student club for startups at Seoul National University (SNU), the nation’s top-ranked school, brought controversy after attempting to sell letters of encouragement written by SNU students to high school seniors and their parents. The club posted an article on social networks on Sunday “offering” to sell letters of encouragement [...]

Seoul National University Develops Eco-friendly Restrooms

Seoul National University Develops Eco-friendly Restrooms

SEOUL, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — A research team at Seoul National University (SNU) combined technology with a traditional Korean toilet ‘haeuso’ to develop an eco-friendly restroom. Prof. Han Moo-young and his research team at SNU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering designed the Tori restroom, which automatically recycles human waste into fertilizer without requiring [...]

BTS Founder Delivers Commencement Address at Alma Mater, Seoul National University

BTS Founder Delivers Commencement Address at Alma Mater, Seoul National University

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — Bang Si-hyuk, the creator of BTS and CEO of the band’s management agency Big Hit Entertainment, gave a congratulatory address at the 73rd commencement ceremony at Seoul National University (SNU), his alma mater on Tuesday. During his speech, Bang explained that he did not have a dream, rather he [...]