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Barrier films that have the ability to block moisture and aerial gas have long been a concern of the packaging industry, especially in the display business. The penetration of such substances leads to a degradation of display materials to protect, which is the main reason why barrier films are utilized. Song Tae-seob (Department of Energy Engineering) has provided a solution to this troublesome dilemma, by proposing the use of using organic-inorganic hybrid multi layers. The use of inorganic materials when making a barrier film is highly effective in blocking the penetration of other substances, but the heat treatment and the use of the equipment comes with a high price tag. On the other hand, organic materials have an easier production process, yet are relatively more vulnerable to penetration by moisture and air. Thus, Song has converged these two materials, which would result in a barrier film higher in both ability and cost efficiency. Song Tae-seob (Department of Energy Engineering) explained how converging organic and inorganic materials can result in the production of a barrier with higher abilities and improved cost efficiency. According to Song, there have been techniques to combine the two materials, but they have not yet been applied to the production of barrier films. Thus, the remaining task for Song was to focus upon making a convergence of the two materials and managing to evenly spread and disperse the inorganic material within the organic solution. "Inorganic materials have a tendency to crumple down within an organic solution. Therefore, finding a way to alleviate this mass and allow them to spread evenly within the solution is a key factor to our research," explained Song. Being a professor in the Department of Energy Engineering and primarily studying batteries, Song has had hardships in this relatively unfamiliar field of research. As it is applying an already existing technique, Song and his laboratory members have focused on developing their technologies while avoiding existing patents. Having the need to develop a product from a new perspective with a novel concept, while diverting from current technologies, Song had another barrier to overcome. However, once such hardships are overcome and the current research is fully conducted, the outcomes will be significant. By localizing the novel barrier film technique, the domestic industry will prosper economically. “The domestic display business will benefit from being supplied with products that are more efficient in both cost and capacity. Furthermore, the barriers can also be extended to various businesses such as solar cells, which have also been troubled with moisture and air penetration," commented Song. Song and his students showing their strong will to develop an organic-inorganic hybrid material barrier. From the left, Lee Kang-chun (Energy Engineering, PhD Degree), Song, Jo Seong-han, Kim Gae-un, and Park Sang-woo (Energy Engineering, Master's program). Choi Seo-yong firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Choi Min-ju
Hanyang University ranked fourth in number of CEO executives in the top 100 companies in Korea. In May, Hyundai Management analyzed the age and educational background of 123 CEOs, excluding foreign CEOs, among the top 100 companies (excluding financial, insurance, and public corporations). The results showed that Hanyang University has produced six CEOs, ranking 4th among major universities in Korea. Seoul National University had the largest number of CEOs (29, 23.6%), followed by Korea University (22, 17.9%), Yonsei University (17, 13.8%), Hanyang University (6, 4.9%), and Sungkyunkwan University (5, 4.1%). The Academic Backgrounds of CEOs among the Top 100 Corp. (Unit: people) Seoul National University 29 Korea University 22 Yonsei University 17 Hanyang University 6 Sungkyunkwan University 5 Yeungnam University · Inha University 4 each Kyungpook University · Kyunghee University · Pusan National University 3 each Konkuk University · Dankook University · Sogang University · Ulsan University · Chungang University · Chungnam University 2 each Kangwon National University, Dongguk University, Donga University, Myongji University, Ajou University, Jeju University, Jeju University · Korea Broadcasting Network · New York State University · Boston University · American University · Iowa State University, UCLA, Yale University 1 each Others 1 Total 123 The results of this study, in terms of their majors, are summarized as follows: Business Administration (38), Chemical Engineering (10), Economics (7), Shipbuilding Engineering (6), and Mechanical Engineering and Electronics Engineering (5 each). The average age was 59.71 years. By age group, the number of people has been indicated as follows: over 70 years (7 people), 65~69 (10 people), 60~64 (45 people), 55 ~ 59 (47 people) , and 45~49 (4 people). ▶ 'Hyundai management' research (click)
Hanyang University's Startup Support Foundation, led by Yoo Hyun-oh, the director and a professor of the Division of Industrial Convergence, recently held the Hackerton Chinese competition in which Korean and Chinese university students collaborate to experience a series of start-up programs from team building to business planning. The Korea-China Entrepreneurship Competition was hosted by Hanyang University Startup Support Foundatio, Hanyang University Confucius Institute, and Jilin University in China as part of an autonomous program for the start-up leading university support project funded by the Small Venture Business Division. About 40 people participated in the contest, including Jilin Grand Founding Club, Hanyang University Start-up Club, and Chinese students studying at Hanyang University. The participating teams strenthen their ideas through basic literacy training and close mentoring, and each team was given 5 minutes to present their pitch. The Grand Prize winner of the competition was the team Eoleun-i, which presented a healthy food offering with customized cooking and delivery systems. In addition, ideas such as a customer-designed apparel shopping mall, a customized breakfast delivery and sharing platform for Korean and Chinese recipes, an individualized personal color diagnosis app service, and a smart calling service for the elderly were all submitted for awards. Choi Yoon-hyung (Master of Business Administration, '18) who won the Grand Prize said, "It was a great opportunity for us to realize that Chinese students are tremendously passionate about entrepreneurship,” and added “If another opportunity is given, we would like to develop the awarded items with the team members.” Professor Yoo Hyun-oh (head of the Startup Support Foundation) said, "I expect the contestants to have a sense of duty to bringing out innovative items that will change the world through collaboration, and this foundation will give them full support.”
Hanyang University was ranked 151st, up four notches from last year in the 2018 World University Evaluation, announced on June 7th by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British agency that conducts university evaluations. Hanyang University has been on the rise for the past nine years, from 354th in 2010, to 219th in 2014, 193rd in 2015, 171st in 2016, and 155th in 2017. This year, QS World University ranked 4,848 universities in 85 countries by evaluating the four fields of research, education, graduates, and globalization. There were six indicators: ▲ Employer Reputation (score 40%), ▲ Citations per Faculty (20%), ▲ Faculty Student Ratio (20%), ▲Employer Reputation (10%), and ▲ International Faculty (5%,), ▲ International Students (5%). Among the six evaluation criteria, Hanyang University acheived the best results in the catogories of ▲Employer Reputation (103rd) and ▲Faculty Student Ratio (155th). The other rankings were as follows: ▲Academic Reputation (178th), ▲International Students (370th), ▲Citations per Faculty (421st), and ▲International Faculty (470th). The highest ranked among Korean universities was Seoul National University (36th). It was followed by ▲KAIST (40th), ▲POSTECH (83rd), ▲Korea University (86th), ▲Sungkyunkwan University (100th), ▲Yonsei University (107th), ▲Hanyang University (151st), ▲Kyunghee University (264th), ▲GIST (315th), ▲Ewha Womans University (319th), ▲Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (397th), and ▲ Chung Ang University (397th), along with 12 other domestic universities ranked among the top 400 in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first in the world after also achieving first place last year. Stanford University came in second, Harvard University third, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fourth, and Oxford University and Cambridge University tied for fifth place. According to a June 7th article by the Chosun Ilbo, "Universities that are strong in science and technology, not only in Korea but around the world, also have a favorable trend in evaluation rankings." The Chosun Ilbo said that the QS World University Rankings evaluated universities that were strong in science and technology as a whole, and the engineering colleges that have abundant new technology-related research have an advantage in the sector of publications per faculty member since they support the quality of studies. ▶ Source: QS official website Direct Link to: Hanyang Univerisy QS Ranking
Paiknam Library, commonly known as the central library, won the Chairman of the National Assembly Award on May 24th. The prize was awarded by the Korean Association for Research Information (KARI). This meaningful milestone is the biggest award given by KARI, and Paiknam Library is the only university library to have received the prize this year. Our beloved library is 70 years old as of 2018, and the Chairman of the National Assembly Award is not the only award Paiknam has received. It also received the Korean Library Association Award this February. News H interviewed the Dean and the Associate Dean of the library to find out more about these events. From the left, Hong Yong-pyo (Associate Dean) and Eom Ik-sang (Dean of the University Library) are enthusiastically explaining the history and the future of Paiknam Library on June 8th. According to the Associate Dean, the university library was able to win the award from KARI thanks to the usage of the National Assembly library’s electronic resources by Hanyang members. In fact, Paiknam Library is one of the top five libraries in the nation to possess the most books. However, the percentage of books on loan is not as high. “We looked into the issue and discovered that Hanyang members actively download and borrow online resources,” mentioned the Dean. Paiknam Library is also sharing our resources with the National Assembly Library, too. Looking back on the 70 years of the Paiknam Library, there have been a lot of changes going on the past couple of years. The library was remodeled so that more students can enjoy the place more comfortably, and exciting programs such as debate competitions and coffee sessions on how to write good articles were created. Eom smiled and said, “I want the library to be a place students all love, like a second home.” He plans to nurture the place so that students can not only study in the library but also exchange ideas, be entertained, and even take a nap. Hong also mentioned that "The library is heart of the university," and that he will do his best to keep it up. Fifth from the left, Chung Sye-kyun (former Chairman of the National Assembly) is standing next to Hong at the May 24th KARI assembly. The Paiknam Library was awarded the prize on the same day. (Photo courtesy of Paiknam Library) Kim So-yun email@example.com Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Hanyang University ranked third place in number of CEOs of KOSDAQ listed company. On May 23, the KOSDAQ-Listed Companies Association surveyed and compiled statistics of 1,550 CEOs' major, age, and gender in 1,269 KOSDAQ-listed companies. Among the CEOs of KOSDAQ-listed companies, 300 (19.4%) of them are graduates of Seoul National University, 160 (10.3%) are from Yonsei University, 126 (8.1%) are from Hanyang University, and 109 (7.0%) from Korea University. By majors, 723 CEOs(46.6%) majored in Science and Technology, 578 of them (37.3%) in Business, 137 (8.8%) in Social Sciences. The CEO's average age was 55.7, and there are 43 female CEOs (2.8 %) while 1,507 of them are male (97.2 %).
From May 21st to May 31st, 2018-1 HISA’s Meet-up with Seniors was held for the first time at the Engineering Center. Hanyang College of Engineering International Students Ambassador (HISA) was formed in 2018 in order to support and connect the Hanyang international students within the engineering field. The group plans to host various programs such as the Welcoming Party, Buddy Program, Meet-up with Seniors, and Cultural Activity. Meet-up with Seniors was a program carried out for the first time ever as well. According to Chung Ye-won (Department of Information Systems), vice president of HISA, the meet-up program itself is to be held once every semester for two weeks. “There are a variety of events and programs about job-seeking or the graduate school application process, but none of them are for foreign students. We thought hosting informative programs such as the meet-up with seniors, where the presenters are all fellow HYU foreign engineering students, would be helpful,” said Chung. The main topic of the 2018-1 meet-up was focused on learning the experiences of seniors who went to graduate schools in Korea. “Within the two weeks, there will be 7 meet-up sessions, each of them lasting for about an hour where the senior would present his topic of the day followed by a 10-minute Q & A session," said Chung Ye-won at the Engineering Center. One of the presenters of the day was a Chinese student An, who graduated from HYU’s Department of Electronic Engineering. He also finished his Masters at HYU and is now on his way to receiving his Doctorate as well. An talked about his personal experiences studying in Korea, the importance of maintaining relationships with both students and professors, having the courage to try different things, and going on vacations to enrich your life. Both Korean and foreign students attended the session. Lee Su-min, an Electronic Engineering student said, “I’m a Korean student and I attended this session because I wanted to find out detailed information about studying as a foreign student. I learned a lot today as the presenter gave me an idea of how to overcome my slump period and coping with stress and difficulties while studying my major.” An giving his presentation at the Engineering Center, May 31st. Tao Rui, an Electrical and Biomedical Engineering major said, “Today’s presentation was quite interesting because it was focused more on how to deal with relationships, challenging myself, going on vacations, and other ideological concepts, unlike other similar programs. I would love to attend events like this again in the future.” Sakib, a Computer Science major, is one of the foreign students who is a member of HISA. When asked why he decided to join the group he replied, “When I first came to HYU as an engineering student, there were no student associations or programs such as this to help us out. I always felt the need for an organization that is informative and can actually help the foreign students connect with various opportunities in Korea.” According to Chung, surveys are sent out through email to all students who attend their programs for feedback. Their second theme of the Meet-up with Seniors program, which is to be held next semester, will be on job-seeking as a foreign student in Korea. “We hope that as time passes, more students will become aware of our programs and participate. We are trying our best to provide them with a better study environment and to help them build the best experiences and memories they can here at HYU,” said Chung. Park Joo-hyun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lee Jin-myung
From the 23rd to the 25th of May, Hanyang University's (HYU's) spring festival Rachios: Bisang successfully took place with a few major changes compared to previous years. Every university received an official document from the Ministry of Education regarding the sale of alcohol during school festivals. With diverse opinions on this issue, unique scenes were seen during the festival period. On the 1st of May, the Ministry of Education sent an official document making reference to licensing laws. One that sells liquor without a seller's license could be imprisoned up to 3 years or be fined up to 30 million won, according to the Law of Punishment on Tax Criminals. Therefore, the ministry recommended all universities to cooperate with this law. The official document given by the Ministry of Education, on the 1st of May. This sudden announcement just before the festival blocked all students from selling alcohol and created a great confusion, especially for the executives of the student council. Most departments had begun planning out their own events for the upcoming spring festival at the beginning of the year, including the plans of raising profits they make through selling liquor in this festival period. They were suddenly faced with an abrupt change to their plans for the festival and were forced to come up with alternatives, along with other events programed for the rest of the year. On the other hand, some students criticized the existing culture for heavily and solely depending on alcohol to the extent that without it, the whole event falls apart. As a result, no one sold alcohol on campus but instead allowed students to bring their own drinks and arranged numerous food trucks. Other schools provided free drinks when students bought food from their outdoor pubs or gave out free drinks when students paid for the the table. HYU had a preorganization with the convenience store in the subway station so that students could easily purchase alcohol as they wished. Consequently, the drinking culture during school festivals did not disappear. The difference was that the benefit of the selling went to the merchants nearby, instead of the students who held the pubs. A picture of a booth run by the Division of International Studies. A lot of people still enjoyed HYU's festival by bringing their own drinks. The students’ desire to sell alcohol was not for the purpose of an individual’s profit, but to be used for all students in the major. However, in the name of a healthy university culture, the same amount of money was transferred to the owners of stores nearby. Instead of unilateral oppression, an explanation and a mutual agreement that everyone could understand should have been made. Festivals are held every semester, and therefore the Ministry of Education and all students should both strive for better procedures to reach for a healthy university culture. On Jung-yun email@example.com Photos by On Jung-yun
On May 24, Hanyang University hosted the awards ceremony to present the Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award at the Seoul Campus. This award is presented to alumni of Hanyang University's College of Engineering who have contributed greatly to society and have made excellent achievements. HDX President Jung Sang-Jin (Electronics Engineering, '71) and Chairman of Cleantopia Lee Bum-taek (Fiber Engineering, '72), won the award this year. ▲ President Lee Young-moo (from left), Chairman Jung Sang-Jin of HDX, Chairman Lee Bum-taek of Cleantopia, and President Chung Seong-hoon of the College of Engineering are taking a commemorative photo at the award ceremony of the Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award. ▲ The officials are taking a commemorative photo at the unveiling ceremony followed by the awards ceremony. ▲ At the unveiling ceremony following the awards ceremony, Chairman Jung Sang-jin of HDX (left) and Chairman Lee Bum-taek of Cleantopia are taking a commemorative phoro.
Hanyang University held a ceremony to celebrate Hanyang University's 79th Anniversary at Paiknam Music Hall, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, at 10:30 am on May 15th. President Lee Young-moo, in his speech, said "Let's make the best university for a better world." On this day, Professor Kim Ki-hyun, a professor of the department of civil and environmental engineering, was the recipient of the Paiknam Award for Great Scholars. Professor Kim was recognized for developing mechanisms that can detect and efficiently remove odors and volatile organic compounds using environmentally friendly materials. The prize money was 30 million won. An official of Hanyang University said, "We have selected scholars who have shown outstanding achievements in the field of education and research with the award named in honor of Dr. Paiknam Kim Lyun-joon (1914 ~ 2008) who founded Hanyang University and devoted himself to education." ▲ Professor Kang Yong-soo (right), who is the recipient of the Paiknam Award for Great Scholars, is taking a commemorative photo with Kim Chong-yang, the Chairman of Hanyang Foundation. ▲ President Lee Young-moo is addressing the participants. ▲ Tenor and professor Lee Won-joon (center) and a chorus from the college of music college are performing a concert for the audience.
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