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South Korea: Four Students Committed Suicides in KAIST

Categories: East Asia, South Korea, Digital Activism, Education, Protest, Youth

Four students at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(KAIST), South Korea's one of prestigious universities, have committed suicides this semester, reportedly because of the pressure of competition and KAIST's penalty system which charges students extra fee for underachievement. Net users have filed an online petition [1][ko] urging the KAIST president to step down.