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Go Community Expresses Concern over Shutdown of World’s Only ‘Go’ College Department

Go Community Expresses Concern over Shutdown of World’s Only ‘Go’ College Department

SEOUL, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — The world’s only college department for the game of Go, known as “baduk” in South Korea, is about to disappear, sparking a protest from the Go community. The Korea Baduk Association released a statement signed by 408 professional Go players, asking Myongji University to reconsider its plan to shut [...]

1 in 10 People with Autism Enter College: Data

1 in 10 People with Autism Enter College: Data

SEOUL, Aug. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — While the South Korean legal drama “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” is raising awareness about people with autism spectrum disorders, only a few people with autism are actually able to attend university, data showed Sunday. Rep. Lee Eun-joo of the minor opposition Justice Party quoted a report from the Ministry of [...]

Rights Watchdog Rules Requiring Students to Attend University Church Services is Violation of Freedom of Religion

Rights Watchdog Rules Requiring Students to Attend University Church Services is Violation of Freedom of Religion

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The state rights watchdog has ruled that mandatory church services at educational institutions constitute a violation of the freedom of religion. The National Human Rights Commission of Korea said Thursday it has advised a local university to add an alternative course or project to replace mandatory church service. A [...]

Only 4 in 10 Children from Multicultural Households Enter University: Survey

Only 4 in 10 Children from Multicultural Households Enter University: Survey

SEOUL, June 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Only 40 percent of teenagers from multicultural families enroll in university, raising concerns that they are falling into the ‘low-education’ trap, a survey showed Monday. The Ministry of Gender and Equality conducted a nationwide survey of 15,000 multicultural households, in which only 40.5 percent of teenagers (age 9 to [...]

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 [...]