Universities studying ways to make inroads abroad

South Korean universities, which are worried about their futures due to dropping birth rates, are studying ways to make inroads abroad, reports The Korea Herald.

Ewha Womans University in Seoul recently disclosed its plan to branch out into the United States and China. National universities not in Seoul, which are dealing with an ever-falling number of entrants, are also showing deep interest in setting up schools in foreign countries.

Due to the nation's low birth rate, which was around 1.24 as of 2011, the number of students who will take college entrance tests is forecast to plummet to 470,000 in 2020, 430,000 in 2021, 410,000 in 2022 and 400,000 in 2023, according to the ministry's data. The estimate means that colleges will need to slash their current quotas by up to 110,000 overall over the next seven years.
Full report on The Korea Herald site