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Balancing skills, responsibility for future leaders

Traveling in the outskirts of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam, one can find the small but peaceful town of Breukelen adjacent to the river Vecht.This is where Nyenrode Business Universiteit, the countr...

Updated : 2015.04.20 19:20

Obama says teachers in S. Korea paid as much as doctors

U.S. President Barack Obama has praised South Korea's education system again, saying teachers in Korea are paid as much as doctors and engineers.  "My sister was a teacher, and so I know how little she got paid. It's hard to support a family. And there are a lot of young people who are r...

Updated : 2015.04.17 09:18

Half-price college tuition is hardly complete

The Education Ministry and Rep. Kim Sang-min of the ruling Saenuri Party held a forum on Tuesday on the Park Geun-hye administration’s “half-price” college tuition policy. In a self-styled pat on the back, they deemed it a “mission accomplished” and talked about future challenges. The...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:51

Industries pick top technology universities

The Education Ministry on Thursday announced the top-ranking local universities with respect to their compatibility with the corporate sector. The list was released as part of the government’s efforts to establish a closer link between higher education and businesses.Inha University was p...

Updated : 2015.04.09 20:17

Teaching aids on Japan's wartime sex slavery due

The government said Wednesday it will soon release teaching aids for school children on Japan's wartime sex slavery.   The move is aimed at properly dealing with the Japanese government's attempt to whitewash its wartime misdeeds and help Korean students better understand the issue of th...

Updated : 2015.04.08 10:47

Elite school protests status downgrade

Parents of students from a special purpose school held a protest Monday, denouncing Seoul education authorities’ recent announcement that its status may be stripped due to poor performance.Last Thurs...

Updated : 2015.04.06 19:00

Court backs state order to alter history textbooks

A Seoul court ruled Thursday in favor of the government’s 2013 decision to revise all high school Korean history textbooks.“(The revision orders) are aimed at correcting or getting rid of expressions that are susceptible to misinterpretation, and to deliver correct information to student...

Updated : 2015.04.02 19:56

Intercultural understanding key to resolving conflicts

With the fall of the iron curtain followed by technological development, the world has become a more connected place than ever before.But as the world strode through the process of “globalization,” ...

Updated : 2015.03.30 18:51

30 Korean universities provide multicultural studies programs

A total of 30 universities in South Korea currently offer diverse undergraduate and graduate programs which focus on nurturing multicultural specialists, according to recent figures from the Ministry of Justice.Nine universities including Sun Moon University, Chongshin University and Konya...

Updated : 2015.03.25 19:13

Court rules against foreign professor for mocking students

A Seoul court on Sunday ruled in favor of a university’s decision not to renew the contract of a foreign professor, after she was found to have ridiculed her students’ English essays on social media.The Seoul Administrative Court recognized Ewha Womans University’s refusal to rehire its...

Updated : 2015.03.22 18:35

Opposition leader, governor clash over free school meals

The main opposition party's leader exchanged barbs with a ruling party governor Wednesday after the provincial government announced an end to universal free school meals.  The free meal program, which has been adopted in most parts of the nation, has been a constant source of tension bet...

Updated : 2015.03.18 16:00

Dispute brews over calculators in math classes

Korea will now allow the use of calculators in math classes, a plan that has come under scrutiny for whether it will affect students’ mathematic skills.The Education Ministry’s five-year plan on mat...

Updated : 2015.03.17 21:31

Ministry’s plan to curb student suicide slammed

The government’s plan released Friday to prevent suicides such as by monitoring their student social media messages sparked controversy in Korea for being ineffective and unrealistic.The Education Ministry said it would work on introducing an application and software that would alert the ...

Updated : 2015.03.15 18:42

SNU falls out of top 50 in world reputation ranking

Seoul National University, widely considered the most prestigious higher education institute in Korea, dropped out of the top 50 on Times Higher Education’s world reputation ranking for the first time since 2012.The school plummeted to the 51-60 group this year from No. 26 a year ago on t...

Updated : 2015.03.12 09:30

Korean students suffer from all work and no play

A preteen boy with glasses gets off a minibus operated by a local private institute. With his shoulders slumped under the weight of his backpack, he heads toward yet another institute in his hectic da...

Updated : 2015.03.11 19:58