Fewer University Students Rely On Parents For Tuition

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Fewer University Students Rely on Parents for Tuition
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Fewer University Students Rely on Parents for Tuition

The portion of university students who rely on their parents for tuitions has fallen sharply over the last 10 years, while more and more humanities and social sciences majors take time out from school to prepare for viable jobs.

The Korea Research Institute for Vocational Education and Training analyzed data from the Korea Employment Information Service on 25,987 university graduates in 2005 and 2014.

It finds that the proportion of university students who relied on their parents for tuitions fell 17.2 points from 75.3 percent in 2005 to 58.1 percent in 2014. Instead, those who relied on loans increased 11.3 points from 5.1 to 16.4 percent.

Korea's University Tuition Among Most Expensive in OECD
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Korea's University Tuition Among Most Expensive in OECD

Tuition fees at Korea's state-run universities are the sixth most expensive in the OECD and at private universities the fourth most expensive even though few feature prominently in global rankings.

According to the latest OECD educational index published Tuesday, the U.S., Chile, Japan, Canada and Australia are the only other member nations of the club of rich countries where fees are higher. The U.S., Australia and Japan had the most expensive private university fees, but they also have vastly more prestigious schools.

Students from Korea University and Yonsei University hold a heated dance battle
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Students from Korea University and Yonsei University hold a heated dance battle

Students from two prestigious universities recently held a heated dance battle.

Two videos were recently revealed on YouTube Channel 'Wonderwood' featuring dancers from Korea University and Yonsei University respectively. These videos were uploaded online as a teaser of sorts before the real face to face competition.

Korea University's KUDTteam danced to Caro Emerald's "Back It Up" and Caravan Palace's "Lone Digger", taking on a vintage, groovy vibe as if performing for a musical.

Why did Kim Woo-bin hide his cancer from his parents?
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Why did Kim Woo-bin hide his cancer from his parents?

Kim Woo-bin has nasopharyngeal carcinoma.

Sidus HQ released a report on the 24th, but it wasn't like the media reported it first. The reason why the management released news about Kim Woo-bin's health is because the actor, his parents and the management thought it'd be best that they told the public about it first rather than have misinterpretations later.

Sidus HQ said, "Kim Woo-bin felt something wrong with his body with him having been so busy lately and he was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Thankfully, he can still get it treated and he's started medicinal and radiation therapy".

Remains found in Sewol Ferry identified as one of the missing students from Danwon High School
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Remains found in Sewol Ferry identified as one of the missing students from Danwon High School

The third set of human remains found on the Sewol Ferry has been identified.

According to the officials on May 25, the remains found on the recovered Sewol Ferry has been identified as Cho Eun Hwa, a 17-year-old student from Danwon High School.

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Back in March, the wrecked ship was retrieved and towed to the port of Mokpo. So far, three sets of human remains have been discovered during the investigation of the wrecked ship. The first has been identified as a female student from Danwon High School while the second revealed to be a teacher namedKo Chang Seok.