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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 [...]

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

Transgender Student Withdraws University Application, Still Faces Discrimination

SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — A transgender individual who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University’s Law School after undergoing sex change surgery last year has decided to withdraw her application after being subjected to a torrent of hate speech from some students. In the meantime, some students’ ridicule and accusations against the transgender student [...]

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

Continuing Debate over Transgender Student Enrolling at Women’s University

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is heating up on university campuses over a transgender student who was accepted to Sookmyung Women’s University (SWU) after undergoing sex-change surgery from male to female. There are claims that gender changes threaten women’s rights and safety, while signatures “welcoming” the transgender student are continuing among the alumni [...]

Study Tracks Evolution in Priorities for University Freshmen from 1999 to 2019

Study Tracks Evolution in Priorities for University Freshmen from 1999 to 2019

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Students who started their undergraduate degree in 1999 consist mainly of those born in the 1980s. while undergrads who started university in 2019 were born in 2000s. How different are the views of college life between these two generations? Daehak Naeil, a weekly magazine for college students, surveyed 150 [...]

University Administrators, Students Butt Heads over Campus Posters

University Administrators, Students Butt Heads over Campus Posters

SEOUL, Dec. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy looms over university authorities requiring students to obtain ‘pre-authorization’ for putting up posters on university campuses or taking them down arbitrarily. Recently, students at Dongduk Women’s University put up posters throughout the campus criticizing professors and instructors who made sexist remarks, as well as the school’s ‘repression of [...]

University Introduces AR and VR Technology in Classroom

University Introduces AR and VR Technology in Classroom

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A local university in Gyeonggi Province has introduced augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology in classrooms, receiving a positive response from the students. Gachon University Medical Campus, located in the city of Incheon, introduced AR and VR technology in exercise physiology course. Students listen to the lecture [...]