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Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

Stress Among College Students Differs by Gender and Parents’ Income

SEOUL, March 23 (Korea Bizwire) — Although South Korean university students are experiencing various difficulties due to employment struggles and expensive college tuition, their stress level is different by gender and their parents’ income and academic level, a study showed Monday. A research team from Korea University carried out a latent profile analysis based on [...]

Spy Agency Partners with University for Counterespionage, Security Education Program

Spy Agency Partners with University for Counterespionage, Security Education Program

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state intelligence agency said Thursday it has agreed to cooperate with a local university to support education programs in the counterespionage and security fields in a bid to help train skilled manpower. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with [...]

University’s Written Exam for Sanitation Workers Qualifies as ‘Harassment’: Ministry

University’s Written Exam for Sanitation Workers Qualifies as ‘Harassment’: Ministry

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The labor ministry said Friday that Seoul National University harassed its sanitation workers by requiring them to take written exams that were largely unrelated to their work. The ministry carried out an investigation into allegations of workplace harassment after a sanitation worker at one of the university’s dormitories was [...]

University Holds Online Matriculation Ceremony with Avatars

University Holds Online Matriculation Ceremony with Avatars

SEOUL, March 2 (Korea Bizwire) — Universities are witnessing a wide range of ideas for online matriculation ceremonies as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on. Soonchunhyang University held a virtual matriculation ceremony on Tuesday where students were able to participate as avatars. The school created a virtual space designed after the campus’s main sports [...]

Hongik University and KT Hold Drive-in Graduation Ceremony

Hongik University and KT Hold Drive-in Graduation Ceremony

SEOUL, Aug. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – With a surge in confirmed coronavirus cases across South Korea, universities are holding drive-in graduation ceremonies to keep their students safe. Hongik University, in tandem with telecom giant KT Corp., held a drive-in graduation ceremony at the school’s Seoul campus on Aug. 21, which student representatives, award winners, graduates [...]

S. Korean Universities Seek to Ensure Both Academic Integrity and Anti-virus Measures

S. Korean Universities Seek to Ensure Both Academic Integrity and Anti-virus Measures

SEOUL, June 16 (Korea Bizwire) — As campuses have transitioned to online institutions due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools are left with an agonizing question: Should students be trusted to take online exams and not cheat? While most students uphold academic honesty, some care more about receiving better grades by looking up answers online or [...]

University Rejects Permit for Banner with “Sexual Minority”

University Rejects Permit for Banner with “Sexual Minority”

SEOUL, April 29 (Korea Bizwire) — At Soongsil University, another school conflict is brewing, this time over the installation of a banner with the phrase “sexual minority.” The university did not follow the recommendation of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK), South Korea’s human rights watchdog, to correct an earlier decision and allow students [...]