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Universities to Freeze Tuition as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

Universities to Freeze Tuition as Coronavirus Pandemic Drags On

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Tuition fees at most universities are expected to remain unchanged as the coronavirus is raising prospects that online classes will continue for the new semester, frustrating both universities and students. Seoul National University recently decided to freeze tuition for both undergraduate and graduate schools for the new 2021 academic [...]

University Students with Visual Disabilities Struggle with Online Lectures

University Students with Visual Disabilities Struggle with Online Lectures

SEOUL, Dec. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Despite most of South Korea’s universities moving classes online for two straight semesters due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning infrastructure for students with visual disabilities remains inadequate. To ‘attend’ remote lectures, students need to play lecture videos, which are primarily offered through university websites. Such [...]

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

S. Korea to Allow Online Joint Degree Programs Among Universities

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will allow online joint degree programs among universities at home and abroad beginning next year, education officials said Wednesday. During an inter-ministerial meeting on social issues, the Ministry of Education presented a series of measures to promote remote learning based on digital technologies in the COVID-19 era. [...]

College Freshmen Fret as Schools Turn to Online Lectures for Fall Semester

College Freshmen Fret as Schools Turn to Online Lectures for Fall Semester

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases in South Korea, major universities in Seoul are choosing to give lectures online for the second semester, resulting in disappointment among freshmen. Following Yonsei University’s decision to hold all lectures online until October, Konkuk University and Kyunghee University also decided to hold [...]

SKT to Offer AI Courses at South Korean Universities

SKT to Offer AI Courses at South Korean Universities

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co. announced Monday that it will offer regular courses for colleges starring company staff with expertise in artificial intelligence (AI) technology teaching AI theories and business cases. Sixteen universities in South Korea, including Seoul National University and Korea University, currently incorporate AI as part of their school [...]

Universities to Hold Online Commencement Ceremony to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

Universities to Hold Online Commencement Ceremony to Prevent Coronavirus Spread

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on, universities are preparing to hold commencement ceremonies online. Seoul National University, after cancelling all commencement ceremonies in February, is preparing to hold ceremonies online in August through a series of videos . To accommodate as many students as possible, the university [...]

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

Education Ministry in Talks with Universities to Have Foreign Students Take Courses Remotely in 2nd Semester

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the education ministry has decided to encourage universities to have their foreign students take courses remotely in their home countries in the second semester. The ministry announced on Wednesday that it will carry out foreign student protection and management measures for the [...]

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

More Universities Endorse Case for Tuition Refunds for Classes Disrupted by Pandemic

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — More South Korean universities are positively responding to the demand for partial tuition refunds to compensate students for disrupted learning due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Korea Maritime & Ocean University recently became the first school in the southern port city of Busan to decide to offer refunds. [...]