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Inflation of School Credits in Pandemic Era Results in Scholarship Cuts

Inflation of School Credits in Pandemic Era Results in Scholarship Cuts

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Universities are cutting down on scholarships based on outstanding academic performance following the COVID-19 pandemic. As online lectures make it more difficult for professors to assess their students’ work, several universities are opting for an absolute assessment system for marking. The absolute assessment system turned out to be more [...]

Omicron Fears Grip Universities Due to Suspected Infections of Foreign Students

Omicron Fears Grip Universities Due to Suspected Infections of Foreign Students

SEOUL, Dec. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Fears of omicron are spreading on several university campuses in Seoul, school officials said Monday, as some of their foreign students are suspected of having contracted the highly contagious COVID-19 variant. One foreign student each from Seoul National University (SNU), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) and Kyunghee University [...]

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

Students from Poorer Households Less Likely to Attend Prestigious Universities: Study

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Parents’ level of education and income level have a significant impact on a child’s college entrance, a study showed Thursday. The Korea Institute of Public Finance released a report that uses the Graduates Occupational Mobility Survey (GOMS) to measure the Global Opportunity Index (GOI) and Relative Index of Inequality [...]

Samsung Joins Hands with Universities to Train Future Chip Experts

Samsung Joins Hands with Universities to Train Future Chip Experts

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. is widening investment for the future of the semiconductor industry by joining hands with universities to train experts and professionals. The global tech giant signed an agreement with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea’s top science university, on Thursday to build [...]

Academia, Businesses Join Metaverse Frenzy

Academia, Businesses Join Metaverse Frenzy

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Elite colleges and universities appear to be riding the metaverse wave as Yonsei University recently held an exotic off-campus team-building outing — commonly referred to in South Korea as “membership training” (MT) — using popular virtual platforms including Gather Town and Roblox. Over 100 college students from Global Leaders [...]

Universities Acquire Advanced Equipment for Online Lectures

Universities Acquire Advanced Equipment for Online Lectures

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — With remote lectures becoming more common in COVID-19 era, an increasing number of universities are furnishing themselves with a variety of broadcasting equipment and large-sized monitors for online lectures and meetings. At Soongsil University, a large-sized curved screen 10 meters wide and 1.5 meters tall is installed on the [...]

National Universities Used 1.8 mln Animals for Experiments Since 2018

National Universities Used 1.8 mln Animals for Experiments Since 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Eleven national universities and national university corporations in South Korea have used more than 1.8 million animals for experiments over the past three years. Rep. Lee Tan-hee of the ruling Democratic Party said Thursday that, according to reports from 10 national universities and Incheon University, a total of 1.8 [...]