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2018-04 16

[General]The True Guardian of Society

In light of World Health Day on April 7th, the Korean government held One Health Forum, which had the main theme "everyone has the basic right to live a healthy life." Various programs were prepared to discuss this subject, including award ceremonies for those who have devoted themselves to the contribution of public health. Professor Je Chul-woog (Department of Law), was awarded the Third Class Order of Service Merit (Red-Stripe), for his contributions to improving the rights and interests of the mentally disabled. Working for better treatment According to Je, it is uncommon for a professor in the field of law to receive the Order of Service Merit, as it is usually bestowed upon doctors or professors in the medical field. “I believe that I was awarded the order for my contributions to helping mentally disabled patients receive better treatment in a more respectful environment,” mentioned Je, with a short laugh. Je being awarded the Third Class Order of Service Merit (Red-Stripe) (Photo courtesy of Korea Times) Je mentioned that most law professors, including him, have a large interest in the topic of human rights. It is emphasized in this field that all people should be able to make their own decisions when they reach adulthood. Yet, there are certain perceptions that view it as too hard for those with mental disabilities to make such important decisions. In order to break such prejudice, Je pursued his research in this field. He provided guardian services to mentally disabled patients to support them in the decision making process. It is hard for those who have mental disabilities to persuade others of their decisions, due to people's stubborn perceptions about them. These stigmatized members of society are in a position where they are able to make everyday choices, such as whether they want to take certain medications or not, but it is their appointed caretakers who need to abide by their decisions. “It may damage one’s dignity to helplessly follow the decisions that others make for them. Therefore, it is important that one makes his or her own decisions even if a certain level of help is involved,” commented Professor Je, arguing the importance of the guardian matching program. Implementing an appropriate decision support system First established in 2013, Je was one of the establishing members and the first president of the Korean Institute for Guardianship and Policy, serving as the president for two years and eight months until the end of 2015. He is currently the advisor of the institute, which harmoniously meets Je's aims of focusing on the guardianship policy being managed in the right direction. "It is the mental health care facilities and hospitals that provide medical services, and the guardians that help such facilities provide their service in the proper manner." According to Je, there are currently no legal policies in Korea that helps those with mental disabilities to make their own decisions. As prejudice causes mistrust of the decisions made by mentally disabled patients, guardians are appointed to support and add credibility to their choices. In short, the institution and the guardianship policy have the objective of making a system in which mentally disabled patients are given help in making their own choices that gain the full trust of other people. Je is also the research supervisor of the Korean Research Center for Guardianships and Trusts, which is registered at Hanyang University’s Center for Policy Studies and is subsidized by the National Research Foundation of Korea. The center mainly pursues its research in the field of policies related to decision making processes and targets its research towards the development of policies that provide support to the minority and improvements needed in the national decision support system itself. Difficulties and rewards Deeply enrolled in the movement of enhancing the rights and interests of the mentally disabled, Je has also met some difficulties in pursuing his activities. Considering his position as a professor at Hanyang University, Je has the burden of having to manage his time wisely between his current social activities and research as a professor. Je showed deep sorrow towards the existing negative perceptions towards mentally disabled patients. In addition, Je also mentioned the existing perceptions towards the mentally disabled as another obstacle. "Although people with mental disabilities do also have dignity, other people tend to disregard this fact. It is hard for their guardians to persuade other people to listen to the voices of the mentally disabled," remarked Je. He also added that reversing this existing trend and changing the current mind of people is a big hurdle that he finds hard to overcome. Nevertheless, Je says that it is fulfilling for him to get the opportunity to change help society make a positive change. He recalled his memory of the "Salt-Pond Slave Incident" in Shinan City. This was a case where the salt-pond owners exploited the workers with low intellectual abilities as slaves. By introducing guardians to the exploited workers, the workers were able to receive compensation for their labor as well as support for becoming full members of society through employment opportunities. This is an example that shows how the guardian policy can positively affect society. As for his future plans, Je is planning to pursue his work at the Korean Institute for Guardianship and Policy and the Research Center for Guardianships and Trusts. He will continue to conduct research on policies that benefit these neglected people. The professor ended the interview by advising Hanyangians that “Hanyang University students are excellent students who grew up in a relatively supportive environment. I hope that the students do not lose their warm attitude towards socially disadvantaged people." Choi Seo-yong Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-04 16

[General]Where All Brilliant Dreams Start

Do you have any unique ideas? Are you wishing for a company of your own? Hanyang University (HYU)’s Startup Support Foundation is up and ready to help you in all areas. On the 17th of February, the opening ceremony of the 247 Startup Dorm was held by the Startup Support Foundation. This renovated dorm on the fifth floor of the HYU’s first student resident hall is now open for those with innovative and outstanding ideas. For better preparation The opening ceremony of the 247 Startup Dorm was successfully held. (Photo courtesy of Startup Support Foundation) Until last year, the fifth floor of the first student resident hall was used for students preparing to take bar exams. However, as the law school system was implemented, this place was renovated with the intention to support the top one percent of the students who are planning start-ups, just as the top one percent of students studying for the bar exams used to reside there. Therefore, the students living in the the 247 dorm receive full scholarship to fully concentrate on their work to become global leaders. The 247 Startup Dorm is named to signify a place where dreams of startups live 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A total of 30 students are accepted to this dorm each year, through an evaluation of volition, readiness, related activities, and the exellence of their start-up ideas. The evaluators look for teams who are able to utilize high-technological skills or have ideas related to the fourth industrial revolution. After they went through the document evaluations and interviews, students started moving in at the start of this semester. These selected students go through various programs that assist them in better preparing for their startups. 10 rooms with three students in each are arranged, along with a co-working space, a coaching room, an administrative office, and a startup mentor room. Students can live with their partners for a longer time period through this dorm, and can maximize their creativity through different spaces that allow them spaces for conferences and brainstorming. Moreover, mentors and administrators are frequently standing by to help the students as much as they can. A picture of the co-working space. Students can freely use these rooms to work. Creating future CEOs Yoo Hyun-oh, the leader of the Startup Support Foundation, detailed his great expectations for this dorm. “We are planning to support the students living in the dorm as much as we can, both technically and financially,” explained Yoo. There are a few mandatory classes for the students living in this dorm to take. They can choose between different startup lectures and can receive advice from their designated mentors. Senior and junior mentors who are already in the field are also planning to help out, to help increase the students' readiness. The team members go through autonomous meetings and seminars to prepare weekly and monthly reports. "I wish a lot more students were interested in startups. We now live in an era where a person has more than one job in a lifetime." Lee Kyung-tae (Business Administration, 4th year), a student living in the dorm with two other teammates is running a service named "Kids ground." This is a platform service that provides children with various daily classes around them. “Our three teammates each live in Paju, Hanam and Nowon, which results in quite a lot of commuting time. The business's efficiency level dropped due to this factor, and we decided that 247 Dorm was the perfect solution for us,” explained Lee. Chung Koo-hyun (Polymer and Nano Science Engineering, 4th year), preparing for a customized skin care system, also had a similar thought. He explained that the biggest advantage comes from the fact that he is living with the people who create the most synergy. “I think the dorm gives stability to all teammates. Unlike normal corporations, startup companies can have an unstable sense of belonging. By having a united living space, I believe it gives motivation along with cohesion to teammates,” said Chung. The 247 Dorm is open for anyone with ideas and passion. The Startup Support Foundation is trying not only to support the students, but to also give them a visible objective that they can pursue. “I hope that the 247 Dorm can work as a milestone for better, more globalized companies that start at HYU. We plan to constantly manage and help all students with brilliant ideas,” commented Yoo. On Jung-yun Photos by Choi Min-ju

2018-04 11

[General]Student Cafeterias on ERICA Campus

It has already been a month since the new semester began. Newbies are gradually adapting to school, and cherry blossoms are slowly blooming. But it is not only cherry blossoms that make school life enjoyable. As noon approaches, Hanyang students begin a happy worry about what to eat for lunch. Here, we introduce the student cafeterias of ERICA campus. Take a look at this article that will help you to satisfy your hunger. Along with a beautiful lake, the Student Welfare Center When you walk toward the left after coming through the main entrance, you will see the Student Welfare Center next to the 1st Engineering Science & Technology Building. The Student Welfare Center, which enhances the quality of student services, has a total of three restaurants: a student cafeteria, a faculty cafeteria, and a food court. The student cafeteria (lunch cok) The student cafeteria on the second floor of the Student Welfare Center is open for lunch from 11:30 to 13:30. There are only two places with meal coupon vending machines installed on ERICA Campus, and one is in the student restaurant. Samsung Pay is available at the cashier in front of the restaurant. ▲The student cafeteria (Lunch Cok) offers three different specialties each day, each one cost 3,500 won. You can order delicious food such as pork kimchi stew or fried shrimp teriyaki and roe over rice, at a reasonable price. The faculty cafeteria When you reach the floor above the student cafeteria (lunch cok), there is a faculty restaurant and a food court. Many of the faculty and staff are familiar with the rumor that the restaurant is one of the best on campus. This restaurant is decorated with a luxurious interior and is available to all Hanyangians as well as faculty members, so why not you pay a little more money for this high quality atmosphere? The faculty cafeteria serves lunch (11:30 ~ 14:00) and dinner (17:00 ~ 18:30), which include Lunch menus A and B and a dinner menu. Instead of a meal voucher vending machine, it is purchased from a nutritionist at the checkout counter. While lunch menu A allows you to serve yourself and choose your desired amount, lunch menu B is served by a nutritionist. All menu items cost 4500 won. ▲ The faculty cafeteria on the third floor of the Student Welfare Center is composed mainly of Korean food such as black bean rice and Doenjang soup. Food court The food court, which is located next to the faculty cafeteria, consists of various menu items ranging between 2000 won to 4000 won. It is available at the counter instead of the vending machine, and operates from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm. There are various types of tonkatsu and ramen, and the featured menu item changes daily. When choosing the daily featured menu item, which is usually a Korean-style main dish, side dishes can be freely eaten from the side dish bar. The biggest advantage of the food court is that you can eat while enjoying a view of the lake. ▲At the food court located on the third floor of the Student Welfare Center, the best selling menu item is tuna cup rice and cheese ramen. Center for Business Incubation with a nutritionist's touch When you head toward the dormitory through the Student Welfare Center, you can see the Center for Business Incubation. Meals at restaurants located on the first basement level can be purchased through a vending machine. Lunch is held from 11:30 to 13:30 and dinner starts at 17:30. Lunch is divided into a one-course dish and a Korean dish, and one dinner menu costs 4000 won. Kim Min Jung, a nutritionist at the Business Incubation Center, said, "There are about 300 regular customers in the daytime." "Instead of capsaicin, spicy peppers are used, and Korean food, which adds little seasoning, is distributed using a self-servive system. You can eat as much as you want. One-course dish is distributed face-to-face, but you still can eat as much as you like." ▲ Self-serving system of cafeteria located on the first basement of the Business Incubator Center. Dormitory students to here, Residence Hall Restaurant The cafeteria, located in the dormitory "Happiness Pavilion(Hangbokgwan)," is the busiest. This cafeteria is responsible for providing three meals each day to Hanyang students, and menu items can be purchased with regular meal tickets. Regular meal tickets can only be purchased on weekdays. The cafeteria is open Monday through Saturday. During the semester, breakfast (07:30 to 09:00) is 3,500 won for one menu, and lunch menus are 3500 won and 5000 won with a choice between 2 meals (11:40 ~ 13:20). The menu for dinner (17:30 ~ 19:00) is the same as lunch. Here, you can pay at the place where the meal is received since the meal ticket vending machine is being repaired. ▲ Cafeteria Map of ERICA Campus. More information can be found on the university homepage.

2018-04 11

[Donation]Actor Jang Geun-suk donates 100 million won to Hanyang University

▲Actor Jang Geun Suk (Theater and Film, '06) donated 100 million won for a scholarship fund to Hanyang University, which is his alma master, on April 3. (From the left) Jang Geun Suk Alumni and Lee Young-moo Actor Jang Geun Suk (Theater and Film, '06) donated 100 million won for a scholarship fund to Hanyang University, which is his alma mater, on April 3. Jang Geun-suk, a representative model of a drug company, donated 100 million won, part of his modeling fee, to the scholarship fund to support students. Jang Geun-suk has donated 1.2 billion won toward scholarships since 2011. He began studying at Hanyang in 2006, and has been working steadily since 2001 as a "sharing professor" at Hanyang in order to spread the meaning of community service and love. Jang Geun\-sSuk said, "I am proud that I have given more opportunity to my juniors who want to learn, since I have embraced Hanyang University's philiosphy, 'love in deed and truth.' I would like to do my best to help whenever the university needs it." Prior to this, Jang Geun Suk led the efforts to promote Korea as a PR ambassador for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympics, and Gangwon Province.

2018-04 11

[Faculty]Professor Enrico Drioli, Held Special Lecture on World Italian Scientists' Day

Professor Enrico Drioli, a professor of the Energy Engineering department, will be invited to attend the 1st World Italian Scientists' Day event at the Italian Embassy in Seoul on April 12 at 11 am. This event will be held to introduce the collaborative status of Korean and Italian scientists, and Professor Drioli will present the two countries' collaboration success stories on the subject of "Tradition and Excellence in Membrane Technology." Membrane refers to a membrane of a liquid or solid capable of separating a mixture by selectively passing a specific component. On the ceremony, scientists and academics from both countries expected to attend include Marco della Seta, the Italian Ambassador; Professor Stephanos Scopel of Sogang University from Italy; Lee Young-moo, President of Hanyang University; Kim Hye-sook, President of Ewha Womans University; Won Kwang-hyun, the Director of the National Science and Technology Research Institute (NST); and Kim Doo-chul, Presidient of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). ▲Professor Enrico Drioli

2018-04 09

[General]A Different Start at Hanyang

Last year, the student president of the College of Engineering was elected to be the head of the Emergency Planning Committee at Hanyang University (HYU). However, as another election for the student body president was foundered in March, the Central Operation Committee had to hold another election to choose the first semester's head of the Emergency Planning Committee. On the 1st of April, the president of the College of Policy Science, Cho Sung-jae (Policy Studies, 2nd year), was elected as the head of the committee. Now as a new leader of HYU, News H visited him to hear more about Hanyang's current situation and its future. Becoming someone representing HYU The Central Operation Committee of HYU had a rough start this semester. Without the official student union, someone from the Central Operation Committee had to hold an additional post as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Therefore, on the 26th of March, the head of the Student Club Association held an election to determine the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. As the presidents of each college had their own plans and work to do for their department, the head of the Student Club Association willingly gave a hand to all representatives. News H met Cho in the Student Union room, where he does his work. However, a question regarding school regulation was posited, as it is policy that the president of a college must become the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Therefore, Cho was then re-elected as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. “Just like a joke, I was re-elected as the head of the Emergency Planning committee on April Fool’s Day,” laughed Cho. He now has a lot of burdens on his shoulders. “As far as I know, I don’t know a single case conducted by the HYU Emergency Planning Committee during the semester. I therefore don’t have a lot of knowledge, but will just have to try my best.” Cho was concentrating on the General Student Representatives Council when the interview took place. This council, happening on the 10th of April, would be his official start as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. Cho also showed his passion and worries towards the school festival scheduled to take place from the 23rd to 25th of May. “I have only been to one General Student Representatives Council and one school festival. I will definitely lack helping hands when preparing these events. I am, and will continue to receive advice from the people who already have more experience, and will try to give all Hanyangians satisfaction,” said Cho. Moreover, he is planning to continue working toward the construction of the new school dorm that the 45th Student Union has approved, and is also planning on helping implement more volunteer activities to benefit rural communities. 2018, as the year of the 46th Student Union, is run as the Emergency Planning Committee. (Photo courtesy of HYU Student Union Facebook page) As the head of two parties As countless incidents are rapidly taking place, Cho also expressed uneasiness towards the people around him. “As I ran for the president of the College of Policy Science, I had certain pictures drawn in my head. However, as I became the head of the Emergency Planning Committee, I realized it is inevitable that I have some deficiency. I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to my colleagues in the College of Policy Science and my fellow student council members,” said Cho. He didn’t even have enough time to consider this matter with his student council members before he became the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. He wanted to express his love and thankfulness to his executive members. Cho expressed his concerns about having become the head of the Emergency Planning Committee without much prior preparation. “The biggest hardship for me is the worry that I am not capable enough for this position. I don’t want to give inconvenience to the fellow Hanyangians, and therefore I am trying my best to become a person that can think of the overall school before myself,” said Cho. The detailed plans for the school festival and the processes for the dorm had not yet materialized as it had only been five days since his election at the time of the interview. At the same time, he showed great knowledge, thoughts, and determination even though it hadn’t even been a week since his election. "I want to leave a good precedent for potential happenings like this in the future." “Hello, I am the president of the College of Policy Science holding an additional post as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee. I think of myself as an individual that lacks the personal capacity to fulfill such a role. However, as the head of the Emergency Planning Committee, I believe I should strive for all Hanyangians’ benefits no matter what my motivations were, or how I was elected. Even though I may not be perfect, I will try to make a better environment for all my colleagues to the best of my ability. A lot of students may not know me as I have only worked in the College of Policy Science. Therefore, I believe introducing myself through my actions would be the best method. Despite my deficiencies, I would be extremely thankful for all your support and well wishes. Thank you!” On Jung-yun Photos by Lee Jin-myeong

2018-04 03

[General]Facebook Data Breach

You might have noticed that when logging onto a social networking service(SNS) app for the first time, it requires you to agree to a lot of personal information collection. Normally, people simply skim through it before pressing the agree button to move onto the next page as quickly as possible. However, especially with the sophisticatedly intertwined information and data network among various apps, that lighthearted consent can lead to vast data exposure, like the recent Facebook data breach scandal, which outraged many around the world. What happened In 2014, a Cambridge professor Aleksandr Kogan launched an app called “This is Your Digital Life” through Facebook. Any Facebook user could easily log onto the app through “social login.” Social login is a form of sign-on using existing information from a social networking service like Facebook or Twitter to sign into a third party website instead of creating a new login account specifically for that website. In other words, it is a simplified login method for apps with linked accounts. This is in a useful way for users as it becomes unnecessary to remember multiple login IDs and passwords for different websites. Those who do not have accounts with compatible SNS are then provided with a more traditional online registration option. Naturally, this method was utilized by users of all kinds of SNS such as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Youtube, Instagram, Naver Band, Kakaotalk, and many others. Social login and traditional login options (Photo courtesy of However, it all came under fire when Facebook recently admitted its data breach of approximately 50 million users, who had their personal information sold to Cambridge Analytica (CA), a British consulting company which used the data to supposedly help get then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump elected. This information had actually been collected by the “This is Your Digital Life” app, which had access to personal data and liked-contents of not only the app's users but also of their friends through the social login service. CA simply made a deal with Kogan’s company, Global Science Research, to share the info from the app. How the scandal affected Korea When news broke out that Facebook has also had access to call and text records of a number of Android users, the Korean government decided to investigate not only Facebook's, but also Korea’s leading SNS platforms like Kakaotalk and Naver Band’s personal information protection policies. The investigation’s focus is to make sure the companies have clearly received consent from users to have access to their personal information, and if they have actually collected the aforementioned data. While the investigation is still in progress, Korean SNS companies such as Naver Band and Kakaotalk stated that their scale of collecting personal data is quite limited compared to Facebook's. For example, when we use social login with our Kakaotalk account, Kakaotalk only provides the third party with our Kakao nickname and profile picture. Other activities done within the app are not part of the social login data exchange system. Luckily, Korea has a more distinct policy when it comes to personal information. According to Korean law, the Telecommunications Act specifically imposes that personal information must be collected and used under the user's consent, and cannot be shared with the third party without further consent of the user, or special legal situations. Those who have gotten access to such data illegally will be sentenced to up to five years in prison or fined up to 50 million Korean won. Due to such strict laws, the social login and personal data usage issue is dealt with more sensitively among both SNS companies and their users. “So this was a major breach of trust and I'm really sorry that this happened," said Mark Zuckerber, CEO of Facebook. (Photo courtesy of In the current era where the spread and usage of information data is no longer something that can easily be controlled, people must instead be aware of how important it is to keep track of how it may be used. Take Facebook for example. Facebook alone has approximately 2.1 billlion active users who share photos, videos, and other life events on the platform. The option to “like” photos, videos, and posted articles alone can provide the vast media and market with not only information about the current trend, but can also help them predict or form new trends. Because it is so valuable, there must be detailed regulations to protect and somewhat regulate the flow of our personal information. However, we ourselves must also be aware of what we are signing up for in order to prevent data breaches like the recent Facebook scandal. Park Joo-hyun

2018-04 02

[General]Faster and More Accurate Attendance Management System

The scene of naming students one by one may soon remain only in memories of the distant past. That is because it is possible to manage attendance quickly and accurately in a short time via the current smartphone application. The Smart Attendance Management System, introduced simultaneously on both campuses, can be accessed completely through smartphones. It is part of the effort to create a better learning environment for the students. Smart Attendance Management System Hanyang University introduced an attendance management system based on smartphones from this semester. In order to use it, we must prepare for an environment where we can log in to the official smartphone application of Hanyang University. If it is difficult to use a smartphone, one can use the web page ( on any computer. Thereafter, there are two attendance processing methods according to the preference of the instructor: a teacher-directed method and a student-directed method. ▲ How to use the Smart Attendance Management System (Source: Academic Service Team of Hanyang University) The teacher-directed method is for the instructor to only check students who are absent by calling roll from the electronic attendance book. It is the same method as the existing paper-based attendance management system. However, as a full-color photograph of students is presented in the electronic attendance book, it is possible to prevent proxy attendance. In addition, it is possible to directly enter attendance data using the electronic attendance book, which takes less time and effort to enter electronically. The student-directed method is simpler. The instructor notifies students of the authentication number in advance, and the students must input the authentication code via the application or the website. The authentication code is a random 4-digit number that the instructor can generate by pressing a single button. After the students complete their attendance certification, the instructor closes the attendance system. It only takes a couple of minutes to generate an authentication code, announce it, wait for the students to enter it, and then close the system. It is far faster than the existing attendance process which can take 10 minutes or more. Students who missed the code inputting deadline due to techincal errors can request a correction by confirmation with the instructor. Students who are late can also can be changed from "absent" to "late" by the instructor. ▲ After logging into the Hanyang University smartphone application, enter the electronic attendance at the lower right (left). Touch the attendance check of the class attended (right). (Source: Screenshot of Hanyang University Application) ▲ Enter the certification number announced by the instructor and touch attendance registration (left). The attendance confirmation message is shown here (right). (Source: Screenshot of Hanyang University Application) Positive on-site reaction With the introduction of a new attendance system, the current electronic attendance system services were interrupted. There were a lot of existing problems with the previous system where students tagged their ID card over the terminal. The required time was shorter than calling directly by the instructor, but it was difficult to prevent proxy attendance, and many electronic errors happened. Here, aging system equipment and terminal discontinuation were added, so it became difficult to operate them any longer. Under these circumstances, students and instructors have had generally positive reactions since the Smart Attendance Management System was implemented a month ago. That’s because it has increased fairness of attendance management and made attendance management easier. ▲ After the introduction of a new attendance system, operation of the previous electronic attendance system was suspended. In addition to electronic attendance, the existing attendance process was troublesome because it was necessary to computerize each class's attendance manually. The Smart Attendance Management System is computerized immediately through the electronic attendance book in the classroom, so there is no such inconvenience. Prof. Shin Hyun-san (Division of Business Administration) will be able to improve the quality of the lesson thanks to the new attendance system. "It has become very convenient. I put more effort into lessons because it takes less time checking attendance, which used to take 10 minutes each time." It is said to maximize lecture time and enhance the quality of the lecture. For a better educational environment On the other hand, there are instructors who are not used to the new attendance system. Academic Service Team is focusing on some countermeasures. Early in March, the team finished up tutorial sessions for instructors and faculty related to lectures. Also, the team has made it easy to access the attendance system by showing the system on the desktop screen of each classroom PC. "The current usage rate has exceeded 50% of the total, by targeting a 100% increase in the second semester by further improving the system," explained Hwang, Soo-mi, a staff member of the Academic Service Team. Currently, the Academic Service Team is preparing English translations for the convenience of foreign instructors. Also, in an effort to alleviate the ongoing concern over the problem of proxy attendance, the team is spurring the improvement of a location-based technology system. In the current system, you can check a student's device's log in location by using the location-based technology in the electronic attendance book. The rise of the Wi-Fi signal detects the radius of students and classrooms. When the distance is far from the classroom radius, and the Wi-Fi signal is weak, it is possible to confirm whether the student has committed proxy attendance or left the classroom. In addition, students' attendance data analysis has become possible in real time, and a consultation system using this has been developed. The absence frequency is shown on the electronic attendance book so that the instructor can easily grasp students who need consultation. This is to support not only students who leave class early, but also for helping all students consult with professors. In the future, the ultimate goal of the Academic Service Team is to make a better educational environment through the Smart Attendance Management System. Text/ Hwang, Yoo-jin, reporter Photo/ Lee Jin-myeong, reporter Design/ Choi Min-joo, reporter

2018-04 02

[General]Mongolian Delegations Benchmarking ERICA’s Industry-University Cooperation

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.

2018-04 02

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Controlling Hydrogen in a Chemical

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 Photos by Kang Cho-hyun