SOUTH KOREA: Universities hire more foreign teachers

Aiming to strengthen their global competitiveness, local universities look eager to recruit more foreign professors, reports The Korea Herald. Seoul National University has hired 19 foreign professors for this autumn semester. The figure accounts for 32% of newly recruited professors at the university, which hired eight professors (21%) in the fall semester of last year.

At Yonsei University, 15 professors (44%) out of the 34 professors newly recruited for this autumn semester are foreigners. The university hired eight professors (36 percent) in the autumn semester of last year. Kyung Hee University has hired 15 foreign professors (62%) for this autumn semester, while Hankuk University of Foreign Studies has decided to keep the proportion of foreign professors at 30%.
Full report on The Korea Herald site