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Where Does Dongguk University Stand?
dispute over university ranking is stirring up debate both on and off campus. One daily newspaper's report on comprehensive university conditions including class environment, student welfare, information infrastructure, and professors?research activities is a hot topic among university students. It's needless to say that every School Authorities focus its attention on the report.
It is said that Dongguk University failed to keep its rising curve and even some fields dropped behind, only professors?SCI (Science Citation Index) rate figures were higher. Korean Council for University Education laid the scheme open to evaluate each university's educational system through a more detailed means in the second period of five-year evaluation. It seems inevitable to avoid university's compete to get a higher position.
Actually, Koeran university community has confessed its need for major surgery. According to annual report of International Management Development, Korean university education is struggling among low-ranking groups with 47th a ranking. That result shows the poor condition of Korean education, especially its quality.
Thus, the evaluation on Korean university education's quality is significant, even if those kinds of reports have their faults in criterion. What's more, it is important to take a good look at each university's blueprint to become an advanced university in the future. For example, Sookmyung Univ.'s "Digital Campus,?with more than 30 cyber lectures, is one paradigm and Soongsil Univ.'s cooperation with about 40 campus startups shows one of ways to be pursued in near future.
It is reported that local universities must meet their deadline in 2003. Seats at universities will soon exceed the number of high school graduates, pressuring universities to publicize and specify what fields their departments excel in.
Some universities are already specializing in the most competitive fields with the intention of being prepared for certain future competition to survive. Of course, it is true at Dongguk University.
Current university reform should not be a passing one. In order to make sure this wind of university reform is a comprehensive one, it is essential to understand the direction that today's universities are going. "What is Dongguk University's standing, and where is it heading??Now it is time to check the race. 

Lee Yong-ju  justice21@hanimail.com

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