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Medical schools want annual enrollments to nearly double in 2025
Forty medical schools in Korea want the annual medical school enrollment quota to increase by nearly 3,000 in 2025 from the current 3,058 and by nearly 4,000 by 2030, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Tuesday, suggesting a justification for its move to raise the quota despite opposition from doctors.
Health & Science
| 2023-11-21 17:12
Over 500,000 students sit Korea's national college entrance exam
More than 500,000 high school seniors, graduates and other applicants took the state college entrance exam at 1,279 test sites across the country on Thursday.
| 2023-11-16 16:37
New KBS chief faces backlash from union, opposition party
The new chief of the country’s largest public broadcaster KBS has been accused of suppressing freedom of speech, as one of the first things he did on his first day in office was dismissing a presenter of the broadcaster’s main news program and removing current affairs programs criticized by the conservative ruling People’s Power Party of being biased.
| 2023-11-15 16:23
Korea Polytechnics expands vocational training for immigrants
Kim Min-ho, born in Cambodia and naturalized as a Korean citizen in 2020, works for a machinery producer, located in North Chungcheong Province, after graduating from Korea Polytechnics Dasom High School.
| 2023-11-14 08:24
Korea to maintain 52-hour workweek
The government has decided to maintain the current 52-hour workweek system. Instead, it will draw up complementary measures for some industries that need more flexibility in working hours, such as the manufacturing industry and the medical sector, the Ministry of Employment and Labor announced, Monday.
| 2023-11-13 16:17
Commuters experience delays as unionized Seoul Metro workers go on strike
Commuters in Seoul experienced partial service slowdowns on Thursday as unionized workers of Seoul Metro began their two-day strike in protest of workforce reduction plans.
| 2023-11-09 16:38
People embarrassed by government's anti-environmental policy
The government is facing criticism for taking a step backward from environmental protection and confusing many citizens, with its decision to withdraw a ban on single-use paper cups at cafes and restaurants.
| 2023-11-08 16:44
Spreading fear of bedbugs alters daily lives of Koreans
Kim Sang-hee, 32, who commutes to and from work by subway in Seoul, does not sit during her rides these days even when there is an empty seat, because of fears of bedbugs that have been spreading nationwide recently.
Health & Science
| 2023-11-07 16:48
Women's 'short hair campaign' unfolds online following assault against short-haired part-timer
Should women with short hair be labeled as feminists? And do feminists harm men?
| 2023-11-06 17:01
Minister apologizes for Jamboree controversy, but says it was not fiasco
Gender Equality and Family Minister Kim Hyun-sook made an apology, Thursday, for controversy over the mismanagement of the 25th World Scout Jamboree that took place in Korea in August.
| 2023-11-02 16:31
Korea to expand visa benefits to accelerate inbound tourism
Seoul awards honorary citizenship to outstanding foreign residents
Why Korean shoppers flock to Chinese e-commerce sites
[INTERVIEW] Ex-NIS chief urges politicians to stop misusing spy agency
Seoul-Moscow ties likely stuck in limbo amid blame game
Will Korea avoid hard landing in housing market?
Hyundai Motor hires former US Ambassador to Korea Sung Kim as adviser
Hanwha signs $2.4 bil. deal to export infantry fighting vehicles to Australia
Aging founders return to save struggling construction companies
Korea, US tighten partnerships in chip, battery, AI
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
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