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Spate of Suicides Roils University, Jeopardizing Academic Reforms

Science  22 Apr 2011:
Vol. 332, Issue 6028, pp. 410
DOI: 10.1126/science.332.6028.410

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A student's suicide is a tragedy for any university. But the death of a sophomore at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon on 7 April was the fourth suicide of a KAIST student in 4 months. Observers are placing a share of the blame on aggressive measures to improve education quality at KAIST, South Korea's equivalent of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • * With reporting by Ahn Mi-Young in Seoul.

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