Why South Korean Universities Have Low International Rankings – Part II: The Student Side of the Equation
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 3 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-3-March-2006
In the first part of this essay, the reasons ‘Why South Korean Universities Have Low International
Rankings’ (Paul Z. Jambor in Academic Leadership: The Online Journal, 2009: Volume 7; first issue)
are clearly laid out from numerous points of views pertaining to two prominent international rankings;
the Times and the Shanghai rankings (QS, World & Shanghai, 2008).
Herein, different aspects involving the complex relationships between students and professors as well
as between students, administrators and the institutions are shown to account for the relative low
rankings of South Korean universities on an international scale. That is to say, South Korean
universities may very well fall low on international rankings due to the comparatively large flexibility
students are afforded during the course of their university studies.