Low birth rate catches up with universities

The number of university students in South Korea has dropped for the first time in six years, while the number of elementary school children, which has been declining for the past 10 years, dipped below three million for the first time, reports The Chosunilbo.

According to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, a total of 3.73 million students are enrolled in two-year colleges and four-year universities, 0.2% or 6,094 fewer than last year.

According to ministry projections, the number of places available in colleges and universities, currently at 560,000, will outstrip demand by 2017.
Full report on The Chosunilbo site