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Foreign students at Hanyang Universtiy hold mugs they wrote their wishes on at Banggok Pottery Village in Danyang, North Chungcheong Province, Sunday. The university said it organized a two-day field trip to rural areas fro foreign students to help them better understand Korean culture and to boost tourism there. ▲ June 7th <Korea Times>
Twenty-three-year-old Kim Eun-jin, a student of Hanyang University, is involved in developing a program to help potential small-business owners identify the best storefront locations. Entering the program was a win-win for Kim. Not only is she engaging in practical study, she will receive 15 credits from the universtiy following her project's conclusion. "learning through practice is more effective than for professors to lecture and the students to listen in a one-way street," said Chang Suk-gwon, Kim's adviser and the president of the College of Business. Hanyang Universtiy is not alone, as universities all over Korea are introducing similar programs where students receive credit for carrying out independent projects. ▲ March 30th <Korea Joongang Daily> Page 8
According to the JoonAng Ilbo 2016 University Rankings, Hanyang University Seoul campus has moved up one spot to be ranked #2 in the nation, a historic milestone for the university. At the same time, Hanyang University ERICA campus firmly maintains the same position as last year at #8. Among 10,712 founders of venture firms, 503 founders are from Seoul National University, followed by 409 founders from Hanyang University. (Undergraduate, as of June this year). Programs supporting entrepreneurs stood out at Hanyang University where more than half of enrolled students, 8,008 out of 15,269 (52.4%), were or had taken a class on entrepreneurship education . Hanyang University is ahead of any other universities at founding firms, employment, and entrepreneurship education. In ‘Joongang Ilbo comprehensive university assessment ranking for 2016’, based on four-year colleges with four or more faculty departments among 6 departments, including humanities, social science, engineering, natural science, medicine, art, music and physical education, Hanyang University’s ranking (2nd) has gone up a notch in this year. It is the highest ranking Hanyang University ever had since the newspaper started conducting University assessment survey. This year JoongAng Ilbo has placed more importance on efforts of university for students’ employment and founding firms. ▲ October 17th <JoongAng Ilbo> ▲ October 17th <JoongAng Ilbo> ▲ October 17th <JoongAng Ilbo>
On September 20th, <Korea Times> publishes an interview of Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo. At a recent interview at his office on the university's campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, President Lee has committed to beefing up academic-industrial cooperation to develop technologies and transfer them to businesses. In fact, Hanyang has earned a combined total 27.6 billion won ($25 million) over the last decade in technology transfers, which is the highest among local universities. Also, President Lee has mentioned that university should serve the community and contribute to social welfare besides playing a role of higher education institute that teaches students and conducts researches. ▲ September 29th <Korea Times> Page 14 ▲ September 29th <Korea Times> Page 15
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