Koreas University Tuition Among Most Expensive In Oecd

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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.

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.

CNBLUEs Kang Min Hyuk Shares Story Of How He Accidentally Drank Incredibly Expensive Champagne With Apinks Son Naeun
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CNBLUEs Kang Min Hyuk Shares Story Of How He Accidentally Drank Incredibly Expensive Champagne With Apinks Son Naeun

On the July 11 episode of MBCs Video Star, Park Soo Hong, Don Spike, CNBLUEs Kang Min Hyuk, DinDin, and Parc Jae Jung appeared as guests on the YOLO Life special.

During the show, the MCs asked about the rumor that Kang Min Hyuk once drank expensive champagne at a rooftop bar in Thailand with a female idol named S. To everyones surprise, he said that it was true and that the idol in question was Apinks Son Naeun.

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KAIST, POSTECH Fare Well in Young University Rankings
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KAIST, POSTECH Fare Well in Young University Rankings

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and Pohang University of Science and Technology have been rated in the top 5 in global rankings of universities under 50 years.

The 46-year-old KAIST came third in this year's tally by U.K. ranking firm Quacquarelli Symonds published Thursday. The 31-year-old POSTECH finished fifth.

QS has published rankings of universities under 50 separately since 2013.

Three other Korean universities were also in the top 100 -- Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (opened in 1993), the University of Ulsan (opened in 1970), and Ajou University (opened in 1973).

Park Bo Gum Revealed To Have Taken On Unexpected Role In University Musical Production
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Park Bo Gum Revealed To Have Taken On Unexpected Role In University Musical Production

It was recently revealed that actor Park Bo Gum, who is currently attending Myongji University as a musical theatre major, took on the role of music director for his classs graduation performance.

Ahead of their graduation next year, Park Bo Gum and his classmates put on a performance of the American Broadway musical Hairspray. Although Park Bo Gum did not take on a role as an actor in the musical, he contributed through his role as music director by controlling the audio system for the entire musical backstage.