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Universities’ Educational Spending per Student Up 5.7 pct Last Year

Universities’ Educational Spending per Student Up 5.7 pct Last Year

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Educational expenditures at South Korean universities last year increased on a per-student basis compared to a year earlier, but the actual value of scholarships and student loans disbursed declined. According to data from the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education, domestic universities’ educational expenditures per [...]

Universities Hold Offline Graduation Ceremonies For First Time in 3 yrs

Universities Hold Offline Graduation Ceremonies For First Time in 3 yrs

SEOUL, Aug. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Major universities in Seoul are bringing back offline graduation ceremonies this summer following the end of social distancing measures. The University of Seoul held its 2021 fall semester graduation ceremony on Monday, which was attended by some 1,000 people including graduates and their families. The offline graduation ceremony was [...]

Universities Restart International Exchanges After 3-year Hiatus

Universities Restart International Exchanges After 3-year Hiatus

SUWON/YONGIN, July 19 (Korea Bizwire) — More college students from overseas are entering South Korea for Korean language studies and Korean cultural programs as universities are restarting summer international exchange programs that were suspended due to the pandemic. Ajou University has been running a Summer School program for 20 college students from Uzbekistan since July [...]

SK Telecom, SK hynix to Transfer Chip and AI Know-how to Universities

SK Telecom, SK hynix to Transfer Chip and AI Know-how to Universities

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s largest wireless carrier, said Thursday that it will launch a program with its chipmaking affiliate SK hynix Inc. to share their practical knowledge and know-how in the areas of semiconductors and artificial intelligence (AI) with local universities. The two companies will establish an online [...]

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 [...]