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ERIC Number: EJ768962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
A Great Leap Forward to Excellence in Research at Seoul National University, 1994-2006
Kim, Ki-Seok
Asia Pacific Education Review, v8 n1 p1-11 Apr 2007
This paper addresses to the question of how to empower research competence of a kind which would lead a peripheral university like SNU to becoming a world-class university. There have been noticeable achievements in building competitive, first class universities in many developing nations, particularly in Asian countries. This paper will examine the process by which SNU can be transforming SNU into a world-class university in Korea. The analysis will focus on the internal reforms implemented at SNU over the last 10 years and the effectiveness of these policies. The main strategy undertaken to bring SNU up to the world-class level was to emphatically pursue excellence in research. Long before governmental funds were allocated for this purpose from 1999 onwards, SNU had already vigorously pursued excellence in research and teaching. The experiences of SNU in these endeavours represents an important case study that bears vital theoretical and practical implications for other Korean universities, as well as for universities in other middle-income countries. (Contains 1 table, 1 figure and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea