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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 [...]

Universities to Gradually Expand In-person Classes in Fall Semester

Universities to Gradually Expand In-person Classes in Fall Semester

SEOUL, June 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Universities and colleges in South Korea are planning to gradually expand in-person classes in the fall semester in line with the nation’s rising rate of vaccinations against COVID-19, officials said Saturday. The Ministry of Education recommended earlier this week that the proportion of in-person lectures be gradually increased at [...]

Universities Baffled over Google’s Decision to End Free Mail and Cloud Services

Universities Baffled over Google’s Decision to End Free Mail and Cloud Services

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Universities and students are baffled by Google Inc.’s abrupt decision to end free, unlimited mail and cloud storage service for college students and introduce paid subscription fees next year. The South Korean unit of U.S. tech giant recently sent out notices to universities in the country using Google’s cloud [...]

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. [...]