March 17, 2006
South Korea Overhauls Higher Education
Government and university officials clash over the future of universities
During the past decade, South Korea has transformed itself from a developing nation into the world's 11th largest economy, putting tremendous pressure on industry and the government to ensure that its workers can handle increasingly sophisticated jobs. But universities tied to tradition, and a dwindling number of young people, are hampering that effort.
Fed up with the resistance of academics, the