Nearly 75% of Busan’s Students Get Private Education


The Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education has announced that 73.3 percent of students in elementary, middle and high schools in the city receive private education. A survey on private education was conducted by the education office in April, with 62,470 parents being the respondents. According to the survey, private ...

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25 Things to do in Busan


Having friends or family coming to Busan for a visit? Or planning a visit to the city? Though it’s by no means a complete list of what the city has to offer, HAPS gives you 25 great starting options to get out and have fun.

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2015 Busan Maru International Music Festival Begins September 3

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The 6th Busan Maru International Music Festival (BMIMF), supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Busan Metropolitan City and organized by the BMIMF Organizing Committee, will be held from September 3~11 at the Busan Cultural Center, Eulsukdo Cultural Center and Busan National Gugak Center. Since its inauguration ...

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Air Busan Has Highest Percent of Aging Aircraft in Korea

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A new report shows that AirBusan, a local low-cost airline, has the highest percentage of aging aircraft in the country. An official from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said that 35 percent of the airline’s fleet is more than 15 years old, totaling 5 of the company’s 14 ...

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New International Passenger Terminal Boasts Top-tier Amenities

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The new International Passenger Terminal in Busan, Asia’s largest, just had its grand opening on Aug. 26 and began full operations from Aug. 31. The new terminal is fully outfitted, and includes an international passenger terminal, gate, warehouse, rest area and duty-free shops. The venue takes up 93,000 square meters, ...

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Catholic University of Busan Receives City’s Highest Ranking


The Catholic University of Busan was the only four-year university in Busan to receive a score of “A” given under the government’s university structural reform evaluation program. Eleven universities, including Busan National University and Dong-A University, received grades of “B” with Kyungsung University and Silla University receiving marks of “C”. ...

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