Korean University Professors Union Reports Layoffs and Protests

by E Wayne Ross on August 24, 2009

Report from Korean University Irregular Professors Union, Chairman Kim Youngkon:


Korea University laid off 88 irregular professors in July. Professors who have doctorate are except from the law that protects regular professors’ employment rights. Irregular professors lecture 4.2 hours a week average in Korea.

Korean irregular professors have no status in Korean Higher Education Law. Korean irregular professors want the Higher Education Law to be revised.