Yeungnam University received a Grade A (the highest grade obtainable)
in the '2015 University Structural Reform Appraisal' by the Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education announced the results of the University
Structural Reform Appraisal for 163 Korean universities on August 31th.
According to the report, universities were divided into six grades.
Notably, Yeungnam University received over 97 points of 100 points and
was assigned to highest class among the Grade A group universities. Specifically,
it received close to perfect scores during 12 evaluative items such as the
professors securing rate, the educational restitution rate, the student recruitment
rate and the graduate employment rate.
The Ministry of Education systematically evaluated 12 items for 5 months
from last April to August. The Ministry classified universities in six different groups.
The Ministry prepared for future reduction in student numbers through
a fixed reduction according to this University Structural Reform Appraisal.
Thus, universities that got a Grade A can adjust their student numbers without
governmental compulsory adjustment. Except for the group receiving a Grade A, universities who received grade between B to E are recommended to reduce their student enrollments by 4% to 15%. In addition, universities that received a Grade D or E will have some additional penalties that contain suspension or reduction of scholarship support and cancellation of their national supporting services.
YU’s president, No Seok-Kyun, said that this great evaluation is a result
of all YU members’ cooperation to enhance the competitive power of our
university. Also, I am not entirely satisfied with these results and will keep
doing my best until YU becomes a prestigious university to the rest of the