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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 [...]

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 [...]

S. Korean University Students Push for Exchanges with North

S. Korean University Students Push for Exchanges with North

SEOUL, Jun. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Students of Seoul National University (SNU) said Friday that they have asked the Ministry of Unification to approve contact with students of Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious school of higher learning, to discuss academic exchanges. The SNU students, who recently launched a promotion committee for inter-Korean [...]

Wary of Chemical Substances, Cosmetics Shoppers Prioritize Quality Ingredients

Wary of Chemical Substances, Cosmetics Shoppers Prioritize Quality Ingredients

SEOUL, April 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Shoppers with a heightened awareness of harmful chemical substances used in consumer products are driving sales of high-end skincare products that are mostly hypoallergenic and rely on naturally derived ingredients. Beautyshop-and-drugstore chain Olive Young announced Q1 revenue generated from such products was 200 percent higher than in the preceding [...]

Professor Says Men Are Rejecting Feminism Due to Victim Mentality

Professor Says Men Are Rejecting Feminism Due to Victim Mentality

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul National University professor claims men are rejecting feminism due to the idea that they are the victims. Professor Kim Soo-ah at Seoul National University said that the discourse of reverse sexism against women is dominating online communities and the comment sections of news websites during the conference on [...]