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George Mason Korea head sees bigger role for colleges

The general international consensus has been that modern society is transforming at an unprecedented rate, fueled by technological development and an increase in cross-cultural interactions. Despite ...

Updated : 2015.11.23 18:53

Number of kids studying abroad falls 63% in 8 years

Yoon Jeong-sik, a 30-year-old who has studied in the U.S. for half of his life, has struggled to find a job in Korea. Having graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political philosophy from a state u...

Updated : 2015.11.17 17:38

Number of overseas Korean students continues to drop

The number of young South Koreans studying abroad plunged by a third over eight years, official data showed Tuesday, apparently thanks to the nation's improved English education system. In 2014, 10,...

Updated : 2015.11.17 10:33

Seoul school accused of admissions fraud

Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education said Sunday that it found multiple cases of admissions fraud by Hana Academy Seoul in a special investigation of the school. According to the SMOE, the academy...

Updated : 2015.11.15 18:39

Ministry to punish teachers for textbook protest

The Education Ministry has requested disciplinary actions against teachers who participated in a nationwide condemnation of the recently revived state-authored history textbooks, officials said Sunda...

Updated : 2015.11.15 18:38

Test-takers embrace challenges of ‘Suneung’

Jo Myeong-ja, 79, has taken a long detour en route to higher education. As the oldest of some 630,000 students who took the annual college entrance exam Thursday morning, Jo stood outside the gates ...

Updated : 2015.11.12 19:05

Education ministry, foreign embassies ink deal on biz cooperation

The Unification Ministry and eight foreign embassies in Seoul agreed Thursday to cooperate on developing a program that will help middle school students explore their career options, government offic...

Updated : 2015.11.12 11:28

630,000 students take college entrance exam

More than 630,000 high school seniors and graduates in South Korea took the state-administered annual college entrance exam Thursday, as the government implemented various traffic control and anti-no...

Updated : 2015.11.12 08:54

Korea enters full ‘Suneung’ mode

As South Korean students across the country honed their academic skills in the final preparation for this year’s “Suneung” college entrance exam Wednesday, the authorities also prepared to support...

Updated : 2015.11.11 18:27

SNU’s LGBT group supports gay student chief candidate

A sexual minority group at Seoul National University on Friday expressed support for a female candidate running for SNU student council president who recently revealed that she is homosexual. Queer ...

Updated : 2015.11.11 17:33

Iceland president receives honorary doctorate from Kookmin University

Iceland President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson received an honorary doctorate from Kookmin University on Monday during his visit to South Korea this week. “We highly praise President Grimsson’s accompli...

Updated : 2015.11.10 19:54

History spat roils education scene

Seoul City plans to provide students in middle and high schools with books that chronicle the names of those who sympathized with imperial Japan during its colonial rule of Korea, stoking opposition ...

Updated : 2015.11.09 18:59

5 major disputes surrounding state textbooks

Last Friday, Choi Mong-lyong -- the government’s choice as one of the main authors for a new set of state-issued history textbooks -- resigned after allegations surfaced that he had sexual harassed ...

Updated : 2015.11.09 17:55

Education minister vows to protect textbook authors

Education Minister Hwang Woo-yea vowed that the government will protect the panel of authors for state history textbooks, who face criticism on the Internet. Last week, the government announced that...

Updated : 2015.11.09 13:31

Agency unveils first authors for state textbooks

The government on Wednesday revealed two of the authors for the planned state-issued history textbooks, along with a timeline for the books’ completion, but said it “might make public” the rest of th...

Updated : 2015.11.04 18:38