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2018-04 26

[Campus]Hanyang Ranks 4th in Number of CEO Alumni in Top 100 Korean Companies

According to a survey conducted by the recruitment site Saramin, among 92 CEOs of the top 100 Korean companies (excluding financial institutions) four of them are Hanyang University graduates. Among 92 CEOs, 13 of them are from Seoul National University (14.1%), 11 from Korea and Yonsei University respectively (11.9%), 4 from Hanyang University (4.3%), 3 from KAIST and George Washington Univeristy (3.2%), 2 from Kyunghee ,Pusan National, Chung-Ang, Chungnam National, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, USC, Stanford , and Columbia University respectively (2.1%). By location, 50 CEOs are from universities in Seoul (54.3%), followed by 29 from foreign universities (31.5%), 11 from universities in provinces (11.9%), and 2 from universities in metropolitan areas (2.17%)

2018-04 23

[Event]The University Museum Opens 'Hanyang Museum Academy' under the Theme of 'Seoul'

In order to raise the literary culture of the school members and the citizens of Seoul, Hanyang University Museum will run the Hanyang Museum Academy nine times this year, every Thursday at 2:00 pm from April 12 to June 7. The first Hanyang Museum Academy of the 1st semester of 2018 is being held with the theme of "Seoulite, how much do you know about Seoul? – reading Seoul through architecture." It starts with the question of how much we know about Seoul, and then guides visitors to understand the city of Seoul through architecture. The Hanyang Museum Academy special lectures will be featured as follows: Prof. Seo Hyun of the Department of Architecture (April 12), Chung Boot-Sem, curatorial researcher in Seoul (April 19), Kim So-Yeon, writer (author of Architects of Old Seoul) (April 26), Yeo Hwan-jin, CEO of Tribico (May 3), Prof. Han Dong-soo of the Department of Architecture (May 10), Research Prof. Jeon Woo-yong of the East Asian Culture Research Institute (May 17), Hwang Doo-jin, head of an architectural firm (May 24), and Prof. An Gi-hyun of the Department of Architecture (May 31). In these lectures, you will see how the city of Seoul was formed during the modern era, learn how the people's dreams and desires changed Seoul, and then chase the story of the architects who made Seoul as we know it today. Additionally, visitors will take a walk along the streets of Myeong-dong while hearing its stories being told by Yeo Hwan-jin, the CEO of Tribico and a collector of modern postcards. Applications for registration can be completed on the homepage of Hanyang University Museum (, and admission is free. For detailed inquiries, please contact the Hanyang Museum (02-2220-1394). ▼ Schedule and program No. Date Theme Imstructor 1 Apr 12 Where does Cheonggyecheon flow? Seo Hyun (Department of Architecture at Hanyang) 2 Apr 19 Look over Seoul - From the map of Old Seoul in late Joseon dynasty to an aerial view in Japnese colonial era Jung Boot-sem (Curatorial researcher in Seoul) 3 Apr 26 Architects of Ancient Seoul Kim So-yeon (Writer) 4 May 3 Story about Myeongdong by teacher Mo-bo Yeo Hwan-jin (CEO of Tribico) 5 May 10 Walk to Myeongdong with teacher Mo-bo Yeo Hwan-jin (CEO of Tribico) 6 May 17 Seoul and Beijing, cities in East Asia Han Dong-soo (Department of Architecture at Hanyang) 7 May 24 East Seoul Jeon Woo-yong (East Asian Culture Research Institute at Hanyang) 8 May 31 Architecture as rainbow rice cake Hwang Doo-jin (Head of an architectural firm) 9 June 7 Mongdang 夢堂 (Dream) - Dreaming house in Seoul An Gi-hyun (Department of Architecture at Hanyang) ▲Hanyang Museum Academy poster of "Seoulite, how much do you know about Seoul? - reading Seoul through its architecture"

2018-04 23

[Event]Opened 247 Start-Up Dome at Hanyang University

▲ Hanyang University opened its 247 Startup Dorm on April 17th, where young people who dream of starting a business can concentrate on their business all day long. Officials attending the opening ceremony are taking commemorative photos. Hanyang University opened the 247 Startup Dorm (Startup Dorm), an entrepreneurial dormitory for young people who want to start their own business. The name 247 is meant to help young people start their business 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The startup dorm is a space to support the discovery and development of outstanding student startup companies. Each year, it selects 30 students who have innovative ideas. It is Hanyang’s own differentiated platform to provide a year of dormitory housing, a private entrepreneurial activity space, and a dedicated mentor for the selected students. The startup dorm consists of 10 dorm rooms, a co-working space, a project room, a startup mentor room, and a startup professor room. They remodeled 638 square meters of one floor of the existing dormitory. For a more effective education, a group of business mentors (senior mentors, junior mentors, and dedicated professors) will closely manage the prospective entrepreneurs. Hanyang's President Lee Young-moo, the student founder, and related officials attended the opening ceremony of the startup dorm. Choi Mun-jo (Physics Department, 4th year), who started his career as the founder of the startup dorm, said, "When we work together on a regular basis, sometimes we can depend on each other.” He also added, “It is not only a place for business startups but also a regular training and exclusive mentor system that can be very helpful in growing the capabilities of startups. “ "The Startup Dorm is a part of Hanyang University 3S (Startup, Smart, Social Innovation) Innovation Strategy. We will nurture new entrepreneurs who will contribute to the nation's development," said President Lee Young-moo.

2018-04 23

[Faculty]Professor Yoon Young-june, Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

▲ Professor Yoon Young-june Yoon Young-joon, a professor at the Graduate School of Creative Convergence Education, won the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who. Marquis Who's Who selects achievers who have accomplished success in the fields of medicine, science, politics, economics, social science, and the arts every year. It gives lifetime achievement awards by selecting the most outstanding figures among them. Professor Yoon Young-joon has been recognized for his outstanding research, academic, and educational achievements in the field of theoretical biomechanics.

2018-04 23

[Academics]Flexible Cell Phones Possible Through Silver Nanowire on Graphene on a PET

Imagine your smartphone expanding up to twice its size if you unfold it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful? There is a researcher and a professor at Hanyang University who brought this world a step closer to such technology. Kim Hak-sung (Mechanical Engineering)’s recent paper “UV-assisted flashlight welding process to fabricate silver nanowire/graphene on a PET substrate for transparent electrodes” revealed a new progress in technology to weld silver nanowire onto PET (polyethylene terephthalate, a thermoplastic polymer) substrates. When asked about his future academic plans, Kim answered it was to follow his interest and have fun. “I had this ‘idea storm’ while studying for my doctorate degree. At that time, I bought three monitors and wrote three articles simultaneously. I lamented at the fact that I have only two hands,” laughed Kim. In order to actualize a foldable smartphone and commercialize it, the flexible part must be both transparent and durable. Although there has been a decade of research in the field to discover such technology, one has yet to be found. The two main obstacles were, first, to keep the wires laid in a knit-like organization without raising the electronic resistance through time. The issue here was while the flexible display is folded and unfolded repeatedly, mechanically placed silver nanowires are slowly detached from the substrate. A substrate is a substance or layer that underlies something, or on which some process occurs. This leads to bigger resistance, as the road of a same amount of electricity can move is technically reduced. If resistance increases more than a certain level, the display malfunctions, making the entire device useless. Another obstacle was not being able to weld the nanowires to the substrate. This is because silver nanowire melts at 300 degrees Celsius while the PET substrate melts at 150 degrees. “Not even experts in the fields believed me when I told them I could weld silver nanowire onto the PET substrate,” chuckled Kim. Using PET substrate is also the key to manufacturing cheap and flexible displays, as a thin ceramic substrate, no matter how thin they are, inevitably cracks after repeated use. Welding silver nanowire and graphene on PET substrate. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim solved both dilemmas by welding silver nanowires onto PET substrate, using flashlight sintering. Flashlight sintering uses a lamp filled with Xenon gas, a highly inert gas due to its structure. Kim drew this idea from skin care technology called Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) where they use a flashlight instead of a laser to burn moles or wrinkles without damaging the skin. “I wondered, Can the polymer substrate and the nanowire work as the skin and the mole?” mentioned Kim. With academic interest, Kim researched further during his post-doctorate degree at UCLA. By welding the silver nanowire instantly with the light, it reduces tech-time and therefore reduces the manufacturing price. Moreover, Kim added a layer of graphene to the network of wires to further enhance the conductivity. Graphene is a form of carbon, consisting of a single layer of carbon atoms in a hexagonal lattice. Although it is a form of carbon, the thickness being one atom makes it look transparent. Welded silver nanowire with a layer of graphene prevents the resistance from raising even more, extending the lifetime of the display. Kim emphasized that students in Hanyang are better than most students in other schools. “I was in the so called "elite" group, so I can tell our students are much better!” said Kim. The hardest part of wielding such results was the skepticism. “Because the IPL technology did not exist in Korea, I was often scoffed at by others. So, I had to make my own devices as there were no research funds,” reminisced Kim. For about two years after Kim started making progress and received a big government project, not a lot of people believed that silver nanowire welding was even possible. Now, thanks to Kim, we will soon be able to see foldable smartphones. Kim So-yun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-04 23

[General]Hanyang University Medical Center and MediBloc

On April 9th, Hanyang University Medical Center (HYUMC) signed an MOU with MediBloc, taking its first step to creating a more patient-oriented medical environment. MediBloc is a company that uses Blockchain technology to create a decentralized (meaning it doesn’t rely on a single computer or server to function) personal health record (PHR) platform. In other words, it is creating a new platform where each patient can keep track of and have control over their own health record instead of relying on the government to keep the information for them. Kim Hyuk (vice president of HYUMC), strongly believes that this new patient-oriented system will certainly create an environment that all hospitals should provide, and also add efficiency to the flow of information that can benefit both the patients and the hospital. How does Blockchain technology work? Originally, Blockchain technology is a digitized, decentralized, public ledger of cryptocurrency transactions. Constantly growing as completed blocks, the most recent transactions are recorded and added in a chronological order, allowing market participants to keep track of digital currency transactions without central recordkeeping. If you own any cryptocurrency, what you basically have is a private key (or a long password) to its address on the blockchain. With this key you can withdraw currency to spend. That is why it was originally developed as the accounting method for the virtual currency Bitcoin. HYUMC and MediBloc signed an MOU on April 9th. However with Blockchain technology applied to medical health records, it creates a platform where the patient himself can collect all his personal health records from the different hospitals he went to, allowing him to have better access to and control over his own health records. You can simply download an app to see all the accumulated medical data yourself, and even provide some of the information to hospitals or research institutes that need the data. On top of that, whenever a patient receives treatment from a hospital that uses this technology, he will receive a bit of virtual money that can be used as a discount on his medical bills. Of course, all the flow and usage of information requires the patient’s consent. This is much more efficient than the current centralized PHR system, which means that it relies on a single computer or server to function. Kim also mentions how difficult it is for a hospital to receive a patient’s health record from another hospital. Current situation According to Kim, all PHR in HYUMC will become digitalized by next year, which is why cooperating with MediBloc and adapting its new Blockchain system now is crucial. Through collaboration, both the hospital and MediBloc can figure out how to best provide a medical environment that the patient can benefit from. Since HYUMC treats specialized areas such as rheumatism, using MediBloc allows the hospital to easily reach out to the patients who’ve already given their consent and can provide them with personalized consultation and treatments matching their needs. The patient can also make his own requests after looking over his accumulated PHR in the app. Currently, HYUMC is still in the process of practicalizing the newly adopted system. After HYUMC fully adopts the electronic medical record (EMR) system by next year, Kim foresees that within two years, it will be able to successfully develop the new PHR system with MediBloc. "We hope to have a better flow of information that can benefit both patients and hospitals in the future." Park Joo-hyun Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-04 19

[Performance]Selected for Excellence in University Evaluation on the Perspective of Industry

In "2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry (산업계관점 대학평가)," announced by the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education on April 18, Hanyang University participated in four out of the five fields and selected for ‘excellence’ in three fields including software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. To apply the demand of the industry to the curriculum, Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry enables head of the industrial division to propose key competences and related subjects in each field, evaluate the level of cohesiveness with the curriculum, and provide information. Korean Council for University Education has been organizing this evaluation since 2008 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and five economic organizations. This year's university evaluation was conducted for five departments of software, electronics, semiconductors, information communication, refining & petrochemical and cosmetics and 160 departments of 75 universities who wanted to participate became subject of this evaluation. 44 departments of 31 universities were selected as the ‘best’ category. 2027 companies, executives and staff members of 39 companies including Kakao, LG Electronics, and COSON and university assessment experts participated in this survey. In the field of software, 16 universities including Hanyang, Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil university received the best rating. The best universities in the field of electronic semiconductors are 11 universities including Hanyang, Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Honam University, and in refining & petrochemical fields, Hanyang, Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk University were selected. Major in Software, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering of Hanyang University were evaluated that they reflect the opinions of the industry from the stage of designing and operating an industry-based curriculum to the performance inspection process, and provide the best education courses the industry wants, thus selected for the ‘best’ category in three fields of software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. An official from Korean Council for University Education said, " We will lay the foundation to nurture talented individuals with creative convergence mindset who will lead the fourth industrial revolution through the evaluation of industrial universities and will also make efforts to establish and expand intergovernmental communication channels. " ▶ 2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry Industrial fields Name of universities Software Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo University, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil, Woosuk, Chung-Ang, Hanlim, Hanyang (Selection of 16 universities/ participated by 55 universities) Electronic Semiconductor Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Hanyang, Honam (Selection of 11 universities/ participated by 38 universities) Information Communications Gangwon, Dongguk, Dongseo, Dongshin, Dong-Eui, Chung-Ang (Selection of 6 universities/ participated by 33 universities) Refining and Petrochemical Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk, Hanyang (Selection of 8 universities/ participated by 25 universities) Cosmetics Gangwon, Dankook, and Joongbu (Selection of 83universities/ participated by 9 universities)

2018-04 19

[Academics]Architecture as the Outcome of Thought Towards the Truth

As structures are among the chief artifacts that any civil society leaves behind, the history of architecture reflects the story of human civilizations in many different ways. Jeong Jin-kouk (Deparment of Architecture), who mainly deals with modern architecture, finds the understanding and study of architecture crucial as it is a way of enriching human lives. Greatly influenced by Hubert Damisch, Jeong began his study of modern architecture which led him to focus on the works of Le Corbusier. Le Corbusier is considered one of the pioneers of modern architecture, and 17 of his projects have become UNESCO World Heritage Sites. When Jeong encountered his first Le Corbusier building, he was overwhelmed with shock and awe, which intrigued him to the point of wanting to understand how the building alone could have left him in such an emotional state. Along with many other reasons, this was the beginning of his studies and the creation of his academic paper titled “The ‘New Type of Church’: From Le Corbusier’s Church at Firminy” which focuses on three significant religious building conceptualized by the renowned modern architect in 1950s and 1960s, particularly on the last one - the Church at Firminy, after Chapel of Ronchamp and Monastery of La Tourette. “Architectural promenade is the observer’s pathway through the built space and is the central element of Le Corbusier’s architectural and city planning designs. In short, it is the sequence of images that unfolds before the eyes of the observer as he or she gradually advances through the structure.” (Photo courtesy of One interesting fact about the paper is that the content is laid out following Jeong’s perspective as he takes his first few steps along the architectural promenade. In this way, Jeong tried to truly understand and match his flow of consciousness along with that of Le Corbusier’s by doing an in-depth analysis from the structure itself, rather than simply applying external theories to explain the new type of church. This flow is conveyed through different concepts of the church’s worship space, ecstasy, the site, box of miracles, and spontaneity. Worship space & ecstasy Shaped in the form of a truncated cone, the Church at Firminy is a structure that is only made out of concrete with four different, precisely calculated facades that change according to different orientations. The shape of the natural sunlight coming through the openings on the walls is manipulated both quantitatively and qualitatively to maximize special effect. The light reflection of the Orion constellation on one of the walls also adds to the visual delight, leaving its visitors lost in an indescribable mix of senses. Many have suggested that this comes from religious factors as it is a religious space, whereas Le Corbusier himself simply tried to explain it in terms of plastic arts by referring to it as an "ineffable space." An ineffable space is a space that cannot be explained with any verbal terms. In other words, an “ineffable space aims to reach a high emotional state, in which the spirit can develop feelings such as ‘the joy of getting outside myself.' ” According to Jeong, the concept of “the joy of getting outside of myself” “can be defined as an ecstatic state in terms of Sergei Eisenstein’s developed theory of Montage.” Here, ecstasy is based on geometry of vision, rather than any religious symbols or theological emblems. As Le Corbusier said, “The human head … is a box into which one can pour pell-mell the bits of a problem. Let it ‘float,’ ‘marinate,’ ‘ferment.’ Then one day, out of a spontaneous burst of inner being the click is produced. … It is born.” (Photo courtesy of The site & the box of miracles Another factor that contributes to the state of ecstasy is the “floating Box of Miracles.” Here, the Box of Miracles is an empty concrete square like the worship space of the Church at Firminy. Jeong simply added floating, because Le Corbusier, who emphasized the importance of the harmony and balance between structure and its surrounding environment, as well as the right angles of the two, “lifted up the Box of Miracles from the ground in order to make it to float for the religious building in Firminy.” “The Box of Miracles was originally invented at the beginning of 1950s as a Spontaneous Theatre, and was considered of equal value to the space of worship in a religious building.” In other words, the key point of a Box of Miracles is at spontaneity itself which, according to Le Corbusier, defines the nature of creativity. The Worship Space of the Church at Firminy (Photo courtesy of Spontaneity The term spontaneity here must be distinguished from improvisation, as the latter literally does not require any form of prior contemplation. The Spontaneous Theatre has meaning in the sense that it is an area where people can truly express their feelings through creative acts and inspiration. Le Corbusier’s conceptualism of spontaneity which is the core essence of creativity, is based on patient search for the maturity of an idea. “Once idea becomes fully mature and reaches its perfect point, the solution emerges ‘at one time’ and ‘at a stroke,’ so to speak, spontaneously.” Hence, without thought and patient search, spontaneity simply becomes meaningless. According to Jeong, the Box of Miracles, also known as the Spontaneous Theatre, works as both a common denominator and point of uniqueness for the Church at Firminy when comparing it to the other two final works of Le Corbusier. It is because although the Box of Miracles are present in all structures, the one at the Church at Firminy is floating, and the architect’s constant contemplation on how to integrate the structure into the site gives up different geometry of vision and system of expression, making it a "new type of church." Park Joo-hyun

2018-04 16

[Event]Hanyang University Hosts Startup Boot Camp with U.S. Draper College

Hanyang University will hold a startup boot camp with Draper College in Silicon Valley from May 2 to 4 in Seoul's Commax Startup Town. Draper College is a specialized university for start-up foundation, established by Tim Draper, founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a primary venture capital city in Silicon Valley. Draper is also known for investing in leading companies such as Skype, Tesla, and Baidu. The boot camp will be held in conjunction with the faculty at Draper College, which summarizes Draper's regular program (seven weeks) into a three-day camp course. The boot camp is designed to experience the entire process, ranging from designing products to marketing, customer management and attracting investment. Any prospective startup founder who wants to enter the global market can participate in this program, and applications can be submitted on the website of Hanyang University's Startup Support Foundation ( or on the application page of Draper College ( until October 15. Boot camp participants must be able to communicate and run business in English. The selected team will receive a scholarship to attend the Draper College for its regular curriculum. Yoo Hyun-oh, professor at the Graduate School of Division of Industrial Convergence Department(Director of Startup Support Foundation), said, " This camp is a good opportunity for prospective startup founders to experience the startup management system in Silicon Valley and to successfully advance into the global market."

2018-04 16

[Performance]ERICA Campus Named "4th Industrial Revolution Innovative University"

ERICA Campus of Hanyang University was selected as the "4th Industrial Revolution Innovative University" (hereafter refered to as "Leading Innovative University") by the Ministry of Education. The Leading Innovative University Project, which was launched for the first time this year, received applications from LINC+ universities and 10 selected universities including Hanyang. ERICA will receive annual funding in the amount of 1 billion KRW and plans to cultivate practical talents in the field of cooperative robots with artificial intelligence by building a multi-disciplinary innovation education model (Collaborative AI-Robotics in Engineering). Kim Young-gon, direct general for vocational education at the Ministry of Education, said, "I hope that the 10 selected leading innovative universities will become the main players in creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem of university based on cooperation with local communities and prospective businesses." Meanwhile, the final 10 selected universities were Kangwon National University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Pukyong University, Jeonju University, Korea Technology Education University, Korea Industrial Technology University, Hanbat National University, and Honam University, and the ERICA campus of Hanyang University.