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Hanyang University's ERICA campus held a briefing session on educational innovation through PRIME and LINC+ business for the representatives of State Great Khural (Parliament) of Mongolia, visiting to benchmark the Academy-Research-Industry cluster on March 27 in Ansan, Kyeonggi Province. The representatives of the Parliament of Mongolia were Baatarbileg Yondonperenlei, the head of Mongolia's social policy, education, culture, and science committees; Tumurbaatar Yadmaa, president of the National University of Mongolia; and six other delegates. They visited the school's cluster education centers, such as the Knowledge Factory, Knowledge Studio, and Smart Manufacturing Learning Center on ERICA Campus. In addition, they toured the Korea Institute of Production Technology, which is housed within the ERICA campus. “We are grateful to promote ERICA’s innovative educational model based on Academy-Research-Industry cluster to Mongolia, following China,” said Kim Woo-seung, vice president of ERICA campus. He also added, “We will actively carry out educational research and cultural exchanges with Mongolia's universities and national institutions.” ▲ Representatives of Mongolia's parliament who visited the ERICA campus on March 27th to benchmark the industry-academic cooperation and officials from Hanyang University are taking a commeorative photo. ▲ National Assemblyman Baatarbileg Yondonperenlei (second from left), Congressman Terbishdagva Dendev (third from left), and Mongolian National University vice president (third from right) are examining the 3D Printing Training Field in the ERICA Knowledge Factory. ▲ Mongolian delegates are touring the ERICA Smart Manufacturing Learning Center. ▲ A group of Mongolian delegates is taking a commemorative photo before the ERICA Academy-Research-Industry cluster Support Center tour.
During the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Hyundai allowed free trial rides of NEXO, their new fuel cell vehicle, to twenty thousand people, deriving huge attention and public interest on the new innovation of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles. A total of 733 vehicles were reserved on the 19th of March which was the first day of sale by pre-order. This attention to fuel cell vehicles has also increased the interest in the methods the consumers can receive their fuel: hydrogen. Professor Suh Young-woong (Department of Chemical Engineering) introduced a novel method of the transfer of hydrogen through his research, "2- (N-Methylbenzyl) pyridine: A Potential Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier with Fast H2 Release and Stable Activity in Consecutive Cycles." Suh's research paper was published in the ChemSusChem journal. Hydrogen is the main fuel cars like NEXO require in order to run. However, researchers face an immense difficulty when working with this sensitive gas. Hydrogen is great when powering the car itself. However, the transport of this gas requires much pressure and delicacy. For example, if hydrogen is made in Ulsan, it needs to be transported to major cities such as Seoul, since people will need to charge their cars. In order to transport this hydrogen, the gas needs to be pressured under 700 bars (the unit of measuring pressure), with specially produced tanks. This presents the danger of enormous explosion as well as economic problems. Collaborating with three other universities to alleviate these current concerns, Suh helped introduce a new chemical substance that can store and release hydrogen safely. This new chemical material allows hydrogen to inflow and release within itself at a certain temperature. This results in a massive improvement over the current status as it can transport much more hydrogen in a single tank, with much more safety. Moreover, they can release hydrogen from the chemical at 230 degrees Celsius, while the present technology requires a temperature of 270 degrees Celsius. This chemical material can even be reused up to a hundred times, which even makes it more efficient. The image of the new chemical structure The two arrows are showing the inflow and the release of Hydrogen. (Photo courtesy of Suh) This research took each of the three teams one and a half years to finish. They had to go through endless trial and error procedures with seven different chemicals. “There wasn't any preliminary research we could have referenced. Some chemicals didn't work, and some chemicals would work but released hydrogen at the same 270 degrees Celsius,” reminisced Suh. As a result of their efforts, Suh was able to find a method that could inpour and discharge hydrogen from the chemical. This chemical is not yet fully developed in its validity. However, this is the closet chemical that is on the verge of commercialization. "Communicate with a lot of people and practice reading and writing!" Suh is currently researching not only the storage of hydrogen, but the creation of hydrogen itself. His research team is working on producing hydrogen from biomass, which is organic matter whose residual energy can be harvested to produce consumable energy. He is trying his best to develop technology related to hydrogen, an alternative fuel the whole world is anticipating. “As a professor, I want to produce a lot of outstanding researchers to conduct better research in society,” said Suh. “And to all Hanyangians, I wish for each and every one of you to find your own unique path and to fully dedicated yourself to it!” On Jung-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
A. S. Byatt is the famous British writer known in Korea for winning the Park Kyong-ni Prize last year. Peter Mathews (English Language & Literature), who has been interested in her work for more than 15 years, recently wrote an analytical article "Dynamic tensions in A. S. Byatt’s 'A Lamia in the Cevennese'" which focuses on the pattern she often uses. “I came to Hanyang 8 years ago to balance my research and teaching,” smiled Mathews. "A Lamia in the Cevennese" (1998) is part of a short story collection named Elementals: Stories of Fire and Ice (1998). In this collection, A. S. Byatt challenges the traditionally associated negativity in "cold philosophy" or "intellect." Therefore, she creates dynamic tensions between logic and emotion, reality and myth, and so on. In many works of literature and art, passion is often referred to as the birthplace of art and motivation, while logic and intellectuality are perceived as things that deter such beauty. Byatt writes against the conventional assumptions and expectations of the readers. Specifically, in the story "A Lamia in the Cevennese" (1998), the main character, an artist named Bernard Lyccet-Kean, moves to southern France to find a lamia in his pool. Lamia here refers to a mythical creature that is half women and half snake. She tries to seduce Bernard when he shows no interest in romance but in art. In this way, Byatt associates Bernard with both "cold" and "hot," creating the dynamic tension. She uses various measures to bring such tension throughout the story. For instance, Byatt creates tension between myth and reality by portraying lamia, a mythical creature, threatening to but eventually failing to enter Bernard’s reality. Such tension persists throughout the collection. "I think of writing simply in terms of pleasure. It's the most important thing in my life, making things. Much as I love my husband and my children, I love them only because I am the person who makes these things." From the interview with The Guardians, A. S. Byatt. (Photo courtesy of British Council) Mathews aimed to “try and find a key and pattern in understanding her work.” He used Byatt’s other works at the beginning of the Elementals to build a structure that applies to the story about the lamia and Bernard, which is in the latter part of his essay. Taking the relatively short time of only four weeks to write, as he was on his sabbatical last year, he had to read all of the articles that were written on A. S. Byatt and re-read some of her writings to put this essay together. “When you are working in this field, you draw a lot from what you read along the way,” mentioned Mathews. The piles of books that filled his library-like office silently supported his statement. Mathews was inspired to become a professor in English Literature in a class that he took in his second year of university. “That was the first time I was inspired to study something in depth. From there, I followed my inclinations,” smiled the professor. Now, he is getting a step closer to his teenage dream of becoming a writer. “I just finished a story, my first serious adult story, as of this morning,” said Mathews. The title is 'Patrick White Square' , and it imagines a world where his home country of Australia is a world power, such that all British kids have to read Patrick White (a renowned Australian writer), like how in reality Australian kids currently have to read British novels. With his academic interest in literary theory, Mathews plans to keep on writing articles and essays in the field. Art collections, endless shelves of books, and guitars in his office seem to tell a lot about who Peter Mathews is: a delightful and dedicated scholar. Kim So-yun email@example.com Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
A new school, a new country, and a new environment are things that could definitely make an individual anxious. As international exchange students arrive and face these situations, Hanyang University (HYU) lends them a big hand. For those international students Hanyang University (HYU) Office of International Affairs newly organized a student group called ‘Hanyang Global Lions’ that consists of existing students of Hanyang Univeristy. Even though this is their first try, their passion is being delivered to this semester’s international students. Not just lions, but global The 25 members of the Hanyang Global Lions are trying their best to help exchange students from around the world feel comfortable in their new Hanyangian environment. Lim Chan-ho (Mechanical Engineering, 4th year), President of the Hanyang Global Lions, explained,“Hanyang Global Lions are the representative student group belong to Office of International Affairs.” As most of exchange students are very new to Korea and begin their semester at HYU without enough knowledge, ‘Hanyang Global Lions’ manages various programs and events for them to feel get to know more about Korea during their stay in Korea here. "I wanted to help exchange students to feel that they belong to HYU while they are staying here during their the semester." ‘Hanyang Global Lions’ is a newly organized student group covering existing volunteer group ‘Hanmile’, which was a buddy-matching program. Now Hanmile has changed its name to HY-BUDDY program and it aimed to help exchange students to begin their semester with friends. Not only matching exchange students with buddies, ‘Hanyang Global Lions’ manages various events and planning many others. February – International students’ orientation. Hanyang campus tour March – A welcoming party in Seong-su, Seoul tour in six different areas April – Rice cake making experience. Watching a baseball game. Field trip to Gyeong-ju May – Running a booth in the school festival June – Farewell party To make unforgettable memories Even though it’s the Hanyang Global Lions's first year, they are running and planning successful events. First of all, the regular HY-Buddy program allows international students to have a Korean friend they can directly talk to. This allows international students to make Korean friends, along with receiving help in adapting to a new environment. Manuel Kubach (Business Administration, 3rd year), a buddy of Lim’s, also showed satisfaction in what he was able to experience in Korea. “My buddy is doing a great job and is helping me anytime I need him. We are not only meeting up at official buddy events but also personally. I once went to a Korean barbeque with him which was a good opportunity to make other Korean friends,” said Kubach. They successfully held a welcoming party with around 160 guests and are proceeding with other events. “Except for one region, all 5 regions of the Seoul tour application are already full. Our members and I are boosted through this level of participation,” explained Lim. The Hanyang Global Lions are already contacting baseball clubs and accommodations in Gyeong-ju to provide them with a safe trip that will leave the international students with lasting memories. “The executives had eight to nine hours of meetings during the vacation to make great events, and I want to give extra thanks to them,” said Lim. A photo of international students at the welcoming party (photo courtesy of Lim) The Hanyang Global Lions are now searching for more enthusiastic students willing to help out friends from other countries. The second recruitment is going to take place in May, after advertising throughout April. The second team of Hanyang Global Lions will start their work for next semester in June. A lot of international exchange students are waiting for their help! On Jung-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Choi Min-ju
China's education minister, Chen Baosheng, received an honorary economics doctorate from Hanyang University on March 26th. Hanyang granted a degree to Minister Chen in recognition of his contributions to active educational exchanges between Korea and China. Kim Jong-ryang, president of Hanyang Foundation and President Lee Young-moo attended the ceremony, which was held on the Seoul campus. After the conferment ceremony, Chen delivered a special lecture to the students on the topic of "Writing a New History of Korea-China Educational Exchanges." China's education minister, Chen Baosheng (right), is taking a commemorative photo with Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo (left), after receiving an honorary doctorate degree in economics. Chinese education minister Chen Baosheng is delivering a special lecture to students of Hanyang University. Chinese education minister Chen Baosheng is delivering a special lecture to students of Hanyang University.
Everyone has a certain image of a location, whether they received this image directly or passively. In the study of tourism, this image is also a field that needs to be studied in order to understand the behavior of tourists. Professor Kim Nam-jo (Division of Tourism), showed this relativeness through his article "Destination Personality, Destination Image, and Intent to Recommend: The Role of Gender, Age, Cultural Background, and Prior Experiences." Kim developed the research with his student, Kim Woo-hyuk. “This research started with the popularity of ‘Gangnam Style,’ when the location Gangnam caught the world’s attention,” Kim started off. "Gangnam Style," a popular song by Korean artist Psy, was a big hit, ranking second on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. Along with the popularity of the song, the interest towards this particular location named Gangnam also drew interest from foreign tourists. Therefore, Kim and his student, Kim Woo-hyuk, started research on the interpretation and the image of this particular area. Kim's research attempted to comprehend the characteristics of this area and the image tourists have of it. “There are two types of images tourists receive,” explained Kim. An organic image is an image a particular individual receives without intention. For example, people living in or around Seoul are mostly familiar with Gangnam through their everyday experiences such as interactions with the news, transportation, or the people around them. This allows a natural formation of an image of Gangnam. In contrast, an induced image is made through the opposite manner. It is created when an individual intentionally seeks out information about a particular region. “When these two images combine, the image of the region Gangnam could be strengthened and lead to the creation of a destination personality. This destination personality can lead to an actual effect of visiting the region,” said Kim. As tourism is not a study that has direct cause-and-effect relationships, they had to spend additional time and effort verifying the existing logical structure. They re-examined and demonstrated the structure based on standards such as the destination personality, image, and intention of the tourists. Moreover, they connected their proven logical structure to satisfaction and loyalty, to search for a point to emphasize when promoting Gangnam. This type of research required actual responses from tourists, which were collected though surveys and in-person interviews. Kim had surveyed 20 questions and interviewed around 320 people. Kim enjoys his busy, everyday life. Through this research, Kim was able to prove the logical structure they had initially started with, through the example of Gangnam, known to foreigners through the song "Gangnam Style." Currently, Kim is conducting research on Gyeong-ju. Due to the recent earthquake that occurred, Kim is studying the changes in the area's image after the incident. “It’s only a small region of Gyeong-ju that was damaged from the earthquake. However, the overall image of Gyeong-ju has become negative,” explained Kim. Seen through this example, Kim is working on a strategy that could be made to solve this kind of prejudice. Kim is not only conducting research, but he is also actively working as the President of the Tourism Sciences Society of Korea. He is enjoying every project he is involved in, and is planning on continuing to do so. “A lot of students aren’t sure of their passion or their future career in our school. Even though you aren't sure, there is definitely something inside you that makes your heart pound. I hope every Hanyangian can find and specify their dreams and bring them out to the bigger world. Widen the prospects of your thinking skills!” On Jung-yun email@example.com Photos by Lee Jin-myeong
The month of March was quite a spectacle. The weather caused massive hysteria, with sunlight shining one day and snow falling the next. We all experienced confusion while preparing our wardrobe for the following day. Korea is known as a country of four distinct seasons, but an amusing post that cynically noted that all four seasons were packed into the month of March captured the empathy of many people on social media. Despite the side effects of global warming, which make summer hotter and winter colder, we have maintained our four seasons. Among these seasons, the Korean spring has peculiar attributes worth keeping in mind. Morning frosts often occur during periods of cold spells in spring. (Photo courtesy of Koreadaily) One traditional attribute of Korean spring is a phenomenon known as "the jealousy of the bloom." Roughly translated as the "last cold snap," it refers to a period of extreme cold prior to the full transition to spring. This phenomenon was named by Korean ancestors, who believed that the chill was caused by the gusts of winter, which envied the blooming flowers of the coming season. Indeed, a large proportion of the flowers end up freezing to death in this period, with the surviving flowers serving as a metaphor for persistence in many inspirational quotes. The scientific explanation for this phenomenon is the temporary strengthening of the Siberian Air Mass, which is responsible for the cold, arid winter in Korea. Spring approaches as the Siberian Air Mass moves out of the peninsula, and the sudden cold spell occurs when the air mass temporarily regains strength during the transition. The cold lasts an average of 7 to 9 days in total, and is widely experienced between March and May. According to records, the level of yellow dust gets worse every year. (Photo courtesy of Chosun) Another phenomenon experienced in the spring of Korea is the yellow dust. During this period, the air is tainted with dust and sand particles, literally leaving yellow traces on the surface of everything it passes. Records of this phenomenon can be dated back as far as 379 BC. Since it also affects China and Japan, it gained the international name of Asian dust. The conditions of yellow dust are quite simple; all it takes is light sand-dust particles and strong winds to carry it. Traditionally, the dust has originated in either the Gobi Desert or the Taklimakan Desert. However, the rapid desertification of the meadows in Mongolia have brought about a gust of sand much more significant in density, and thus, damage. Yellow dust has a great impact on the country including all facets of society. The most obvious influence is regarding health and sanitation, as yellow dust damages the respiratory health of all citizens in a silent manner. Furthermore, the state of the atmosphere that follows this phenomenon interferes with the functioning of a wide array of manufacturing businesses and even the airline industry. With the damage of yellow dust expected to gradually increase, the issue of desertification in China is becoming a heated issue. Finally, there is the issue of ultrafine dust in the atmosphere. Although not exclusive to spring, the approach of the warm weather sheds new light on this phenomenon. The conditions of ultrafine dust fluctuate year-round in Korea, just as in other countries. However, as the season of spring sees an especially high level of outdoor activities, people must be attentive to ultrafine dust levels prior to going outside. In the worst cases, lung cancer can be caused as the ultrafine dust induces inflammatory disorders in various parts of the body. Side by side with yellow dust, spring could possibly be the most hazardous season of the year. Wearing high-performance masks and avoiding outdoor activities during these conditions is strongly advised. Cherry blossoms are a celebrated symbol of spring in Korea. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia) Despite the frequent health risks of the cold, dust, and atmospheric conditions, Korean springs are nevertheless worth the wait. People are already crowding around various parks by the Han River, eager to enjoy the warmth and sunlight. A distinctive attraction of Korea is the food delivery service in the parks of the Han River, where menus such as fried chicken, pizza, and Chinese-styled noodles are available by delivery order. Korean ramen is also a widely loved dish enjoyed by the visitors. Another long awaited tradition is the blooming of cherry blossoms, their short life span adding value to their beauty. Various festivals and events quickly take place to celebrate the bloom, rushed before the spring showers take them down. As long as proper health precautions are taken, do indulge in the festivities of Korean spring. Lee Chang-Hyun firstname.lastname@example.org
HISA, HYCE International Student Ambassador, holds a 'Welcoming Party-HISA Info Night' for Engineering International Students on Friday, March 26th at 6 p.m. at Engineering Building2 FAB LAB. This event will host a variety of programs including orientation, HISA Supporters introduction, games and food, to share HISA with international students and to promote friendship among them. For more information about the event, contact HISA Supporters at 010-9467-5215.
Hanyang University Department of Applied Arts Education invited Professor Martin Conreen of Department Design of Goldsmith University, London, UK on March 13 (Wed.) and held a lecture on 'Materials, Making and Learning'. In this special lecture, Professor Martin Conreen explored how materials and making are related to our lives and how they can be linked to lifelong education. ▲Poster for special lecture by Professor Martin Conreen of Goldsmith, UK
A Korean businessman living in America, Kim Dong-koo, Chairman of the D. K. Kim Foundation, donated 1 billion Korean won to the development fund of Hanyang University on the 13th of March. Having moved to the United States in 1989, Kim Dong-koo founded an import and distribution company and achieved success in the distribution industry. In 2003, he founded the D. K. Kim Foundation and provided scholarships to students in the United States as well as in underprivileged countries. In 2017, the D. K. Kim Korea Foundation was established by President Lee Jong-hyun to assist Korean students and support cultural and artistic fields. With this donation, Chairman Kim announced, "We wish to cultivate a global leader who can lead the development of underprivileged countries. I will support international students at Hanyang University." ▲ Kim Dong-koo, chairman of the D.K.Kim Foundation (left) and Lee Young-moo, President of Hanyang University (right), are taking a commemorative photo after the Development Fund Donation Ceremony at the Seoul Campus in Seongdong- gu, Seoul.
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