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2018-07 31

[Media Briefing][Korea Herald] Hanyang University aims to foster students who contribute to society

On July 30th, Korea Herald featured an interview with Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo. During the interview, President Lee highlighted Hanyang's founding philosophy of “Love in Deed and Truth” to realize social innovation. In fact, Hanyang University became the first university in East Asia to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in April. Ashoka U is an initiative that started in 2008, promoting higher education institutes to play roles in addressing social problems and drive changes. Lee also highlighted how strength in research is an important factor in strengthening the identity of a university, in the fast-changing society. Much effort on practical research area has seen its light, and the school ranked 23rd of Nature Index 2017 Innovation, which measures an institution’s influence on patents by looking at factors such as the number of references. View full article (Click)

2018-06 21

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Hanyang University Entices Foreign K-pop Fans with Summer Camp

Hanyang University will hold ERICA Summer K-POP Camp 2018 at ERICA campus in Ansan, Gyeonggi Province, from July 16th-28th, which will aim to teach foreigners basic techniques ranging from pronunciation and breathing tips to dance moves and choreography. The program, with lessons from Monday to Friday eight hours a day, will also offer tours of trendy Seoul hotspots on weekends. The camp will hold a graduation concert of the students where they will perform choreographed dances on July 27th. Students perform at 2018 Spring Festival of Hanyang University ERICA Campus. <Link to the article> http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/06/177_250772.html

2018-06 08

[Media Briefing][The Chosun Ilbo] Hanyang University Ranks 151st in 2018 QS World University Rankings, Four Steps up from Last Year

On June 7, The Chosun Ilbo published an article on the 2018 QS Global University Evaluations. On March 7th, in the 2018 World University Evaluation announced by QS, a British university evaluation agency, Hanyang University climbed four steps from last year to 151th. The QS evaluation is based on a total of six indicators, including 80% for academic reputation, citations per faculty and faculty-student ratio. One strong factor is the strength of the engineering departments; the stronger they are, the better. As a result, science and technology-specific universities have made progress. ▲June 7 <The Chosun Ilbo> ▲June 7 <The Chosun Ilbo> ▲June 7 <The Chosun Ilbo> Chosun Ilbo: 5 Korean Universities Scrape into World's Top 100

2018-05 30

[Media Briefing][The Chosun Ilbo] Hanyang University Joins Ashoka U for the First Time Among East Asian Universities

On May 29, The Chosun Ilbo published an article about Hanyang University's acceptance into Ashoka U, the network of global social innovation universities. This marks the first time an East Asian university has joined the exclusive organization, and Hanyang was selected as the group's Changemaker Campus. Hanyang University opened the first Social Innovation Convergence major in Korea, established the first Social Innovation Center among Korean universities, and has continuously been pursuing social innovation. With the joining of Ashoka U, Hanyang University has become an elite global university promoting social innovation universities. Kim Jong-geol, a professor of global social economics at Hanyang University who led the process of joining Ashoka U, said, "We presented our vision and strategy for social innovation; the systematic curriculum for social innovation talent training; and the social innovation network that links the country, Asia, the Pacific region, and the world." ▲May 29 <The Chosun Ilbo>

2018-05 14

[Media Briefing][Korea Joongang Daily] Enrico Drioli, a professor of Energy Engineering, gave a special lecture on International Italian Scientist's Day

Italian and Korean scientists celebrated the first Italian Research Day at the ambassador’s residence in central Seoul on April 12. Hosted by the Italian Embassy, the event featured achievements and supports academic research exchanges between the two countries. A number of Italian and Korean scientists at local universities attended this event. Enrico Drioli, a professor of Energy Engineering at Hanyang University, said, “Since 2003, Italy and Korea have organized Korea-Italy Science and Technology Forums in Seoul, Daegu, Pisa and Naples.” Hanyang University and the University of Calabria recently signed an agreement to offer a jount doctoral program in science. <Links of the article> http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046855 http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20180416000781#cb

2018-05 14

[Media Briefing][Korea Joongang Daily] Hanyang, the University with the Fourth Highest Number of Alumni Working as Independent Directors at the Top 30 Conglomerates

According to a report released by the Daishin Economic Research Institute, about a third of independent directors at Korea’s chaebol are from law enforcement agencies and prestigious universities. Hanyang ranked fourth among the top universities with 5 graduates in top positions. 66.6 per cent of 54 professors who double as independent directors for the top 30 conglomerates belong to four universities: Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University, and Hanyang University. Daishin Securities researcher Ahn Sang-hee stated that “Companies tend to pick such officials due to the belief that they will help expedite and smooth the administrative process for the business by maximizing their experiences and personal connections with colleagues.” He also added, “But these biased choices can prevent firms from securing the expertise required for effective management in the long run.” <Link of the article> http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3047068&cloc=joongangdaily|home|newslist1

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Ex-deputy Finance Minister Named as Korea Investment Corp’s CEO

Choi Hee-nam, Hanyang University alumni (Division of Economics) an executive director of the International Monetary Fund and former South Korean deputy finance minister, was appointed as chief executive officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) on March 28. After majoring in economics at Hanyang University, he took master’s degree in business administration at Hanyang as well. A Korean executive board member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to lead the nation's sovereign wealth fund managing assets worth $130 billion, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. If the finance minister recommends the nominee for KIC CEO, and the recommendation committee accepts and he passes by the operating committee's examination, the President should finally decide whether to appoint the nominee. <Links of the article> http://www.koreaninvestors.com/?p=4243 http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/biz/2018/03/488_246406.html

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Universities Go Beyond Limit to Attract Foreigners

The Korea Times featured increasing rate of incoming foreign students to Korean universities, on April 3rd. Hanyang ranked the fifth largest number with 1,907 international students. More than 1,000 overseas students are enrolled in seventeen four-year institutions; over the half were from China. The article illustrates a few issues that is considered to be advantageous for foreign students: scholarship program and low acceptance standard. Yet, the article points out that attracting international students has become crucial part of survival for universities in rural areas since enrollment rates in four year universities have continued to drop due to low birth rate, according to data from the Ministry of Education. <Link of the article> https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/nation/2018/04/181_246329.html

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Joongang Daily] Korea and Italy Celebrate Ties in Field of Science

On April 13th, The Joongang Daily, posted an article on Korean and Italian scientists celebrating the first Italian Research Day at the ambassador’s residence in central Seoul on Thursday, the 12th. The event featured long-established academic exchanges between the two countries. According to Enrico Drioli, a professor of energy engineering at Hanyang University, the Italian Minitry of Foreign Affairs and Korean government have been sponsoring joint research since late 1990s. The Italian Embassy addressed that there are 15 Italian scientists currently doing research in Korea, hoping to put mutual effort in field of science. While the Italian Foreign Ministry has dispatched scores of science attaches for academic exchanges around the world, the embassy also plans to promote Italian post-doctoral students to visit Korea for seminars and connections between the researchers. <Link of the article> http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=3046855

2018-03 12

[Employee Briefing][ETnews] Team of Prof. Choi Jae-min, study and development of targeted immunotherapy against cancer

In the 14th edition of ETNews, the results of Professor Choi Jae-min's team on their study and development of "targeted immunotherapy against cancer" was published. Professor Choi Jae-min has elucidated the function of the "Chi 311" gene which regulates the T cell immune system response and developed an immunotherapy against cancer which targets this function. Immunotherapy against cancer is a therapy that enhances one's own immune system against cancer. Meanwhile, Professor Choi said, we “identified an immunomodulatory function of an evolutionarily conserved chitin, enzyme-like protein which confirmed the possibility of developing a targeted immunotherapy against cancer. It is expected that subsequent research will be conducted to investigate the role of the primary defense substances in our immune system.” <Link of the article> http://www.etnews.com/20180213000170 (only in Korean)