Best Global Universities in South Korea

The 10 best universities in South Korea according to the Best Global Universities rankings by US News, which take into account the schools’ research performance, as well as their ratings by members of the academic community around the world.

1. Seoul National University
2. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
3. Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)
4. Sungkyunkwan University
5. Yonsei University
6. Korea University
7. Hanyang University
8. Kyungpook National University
9. Ewha Womans University
10. Kyung Hee University

Source: Usnews

Korean universities didn’t place high in global rankings but it’s more on a flaw (disadvantage for universities that don’t use global languages, e.g. English as major communication) in the methodology instead of the quality of the institutions.

The universities in the list are well recognized in Korea so it’s still a worthy reference, although Yonsei and Korea University won’t be happy with their places.

Cherry blossoms in Kyung Hee University

Kyung Hee University in Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul, is a famous spot for cherry blossom viewing. People at the institution are familiar with the flock of tourists each spring.

Judging that the university posted a video on their official channel they probably have no problem with the “intruders”, but try not too cause too much discomfort to the students and staff there if you got the chance to visit the place.

Source: KyungHeeUniv

Idols help Korean police promote school safety

Pop group Girl’s Day participated in a school safety event on May 7th. School violence is a huge issue in Korea, earlier this month another student committed suicide because of bullies, and it’s something that happens monthly.

Korean police is trying numerous ways to handle the problem, and one of those is relying on star power to convey positive messages, as well as promoting measures to protect oneself from the danger. Pop singer IU is involved in the program as well.

Girls Day Korean school safety

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Jiyoung & Krystal SKKU Campus Event

Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) has welcomed two celebrity freshwomen Jiyoung and Krystal, members of girl groups KARA and f(x) respectively. The duo was the center of a campus event in March to greet their university mates.

Jiyoung Krystal Seoul Sungkyungkwan University

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