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2018-09 03

[General]New Changes for Paiknam Library & Academic Information Center

Professor Han Hyun-soo (Department of Business) began his new post as the 22nd Dean of the Paiknam Library & Academic Information Center (Paiknam) on the first of this past July. Having a long affection towards Paiknam, Han is planning to make the library into a place more contributable towards its users, while combining both digital and analogical features. A Developing Committee has already been formed with the Associate Dean, Hong Yong-pyo, and other librarians of Paiknam being the main members. Professor Han Hyun-soo (Department of Business) began his new post as the 22nd Dean of the Paiknam Library & Academic Information Center on the 1st of July, 2018. The Developing Committee has mainly set three directions for its future tasks of changing Paiknam into a speedy, highly-qualified, and healing information center for its users. According to Hong, Paiknam has formed the Developing Committee in order to predict and prepare for changes rather than to handle them. “Reacting to a ‘change’ means that the actual change has already happened. Rather than to react, the committee has the main goal of predicting any changes that might occur and make a move beforehand,” explained Hong. The Three Directions: Speed, Quality, and Healing Having mainly set three directions, Han and the Developing Committee has plans to make Paiknam provide information at a much higher speed for students. Although Paiknam already has a fast provide-time for information, Han plans to reduce the actual ‘need-time’ of users. He mentioned, "the information provision process is already fast administratively, yet it is the time that the users feel which is important. The Developing Committee is looking for ways to reduce the time the information is directly provided to the user.” Not only speed, but having a higher quality of information is also a task for the new Developing Committee. Having around 1.6 million books and a vast spectrum of digital information, Han is now preparing a system which allows Paiknam to balance that amount of information. Based on the decision that the graduate students are the most aware and in need of quality information from various fields, a student volunteer-team for collection-development is being planned for this purpose. The students would be tasked with selecting and examining the new, high-quality information that Paiknam would provide. Furthermore, Paiknam has become a more comfortable space for students. Breaking the traditional paradigm of an academic library, Han and the committee are planning to make Paiknam into a place where its users can not only study and search for information but can also rest and refresh themselves. The open space of the rooftop and the terraces on the third floor are being planned for cultural activities. A new lounge named the Lee Seung-gyu Lounge is also in the works with plans for it to be on the first floor, which provides spaces for various activities such as seminars, sleeping, and VR experiencing. Han is explaining how he and the new development committee plan to change Paiknam into a more multifaceted area that will fulfill various purposes other than simply studying and searching for information. “A university library is often considered the heart of a school. In order for Paiknam to fulfill its purpose, we are analyzing the utilization patterns of its users and changing the area into one that fully meets their needs,” maintained Hong. This goes along with Han mentioning how he wanted to further communicate with Paiknam’s users. He explained that the users are welcomed to share their opinions of Paiknam through various routes such as the Paiknam online website. (A Direct Link to Paiknam's official website) Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Kuen-hyung

2018-08 30

[Performance]Hanyang Ranked in the Top 201-300 in Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018

Hanyang University recently ranked in the top 201-300 according to the "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)", which was recently announced by Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China. Hanyang has ranked 3rd among domestic universities. The ARWU rankings are based on the Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals (30%), Highly cited researchers (20%), Papers published in Nature and Science (20%), the Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%), and Per capita academic performance of an institution(10%). For each indicator, 100 points were awarded to the highest scoring university, and the other institutions were given a percentage of the highest score. Among the top universities in Korea, Seoul University ranked in the top 101-150. It was followed by Sungkyunkwan University (151-200), Hanyang University, KAIST, Korea University (201-300), Kyunghee University, UNIST, Yonsei University (301-400) and POSTECH and Ulsan University (401-500) . Harvard University in the United States ranked first in the world. Harvard has been number one for 16 years. Stanford and Cambridge placed second and third, respectively. In addition, MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Colombia, Caltech, and Chicago made up the top ten schools. The ARWU rankings have been announced annually since 2003 by the Shanghai Jiaotong University and include all Nobel Prize winners, Fields winners, Highly Cited Researchers (HCR), and all universities with papers published in Nature Science. This includes colleges with a large number of theses in the Science Citation Index (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Last year, the list of 800 universities was released, but this year it was expanded to 1000 universities.

2018-08 27

[General]Need Help?

Just as one can imagine, engineering courses consist of complex contents such as engineering mathematics. This not only repels liberal arts students, but also gives engineering students a hard time. Unfortunately for them, however, engineering mathematics is a mandatory course. To overcome this problem and help those who are struggling through the course, the Center for Innovation of Engineering Education came up with the “Engineering Mathematics Tutoring Program" in 2012. Cho Hee-sook, the principal researcher at the Center for Innovation of Engineering Education, is in charge of the tutoring program. The center was well aware of the struggles many students were facing with the engineering mathematics course. The gap between students in this course was wide, too, which inspired Cho to come up with a tutoring program where capable students could teach other students in need. “Usually younger students are selected as tutees and older students are selected as tutors, so tips to efficient studying of the subject can be passed on as well,” said Cho. Students participate in a a tutoring session. All engineering students can apply for this program. (Photo courtesy of Choi A-jeong) The tutoring program has been ongoing for eight years, since 2012. Engineering Mathematics I is open during the first semester, and Engineering Mathematics II is open during the second semester. Tutors and tutees are selected every February and August and are paired after considering the applicants’ major, year, and other details listed on the application. There are also orientations for tutors, and tutoring reports are written at the end of each semester. So far, there have been 144 tutors and 405 tutees in total. The program is gaining popularity as more and more students apply to participate. Some do not make the cut due to high competition. In the beginning, the program was not well-known, and booking a room for the students alone was an issue. Now, students have access to study rooms for three hours every week, and tutors also receive credits to fulfill the voluntary service curriculum. Those selected as best tutors are also awarded. “Meeting up three times a week for 10 weeks may sound like a lot of pressure, but in the end students really love it,” said Cho. Many students want the program to continue until the final week. Although the program officially ends before final exam week, students are still allowed to access study rooms. Choi (in the center) receiving an award for being selected as the best tutor, 2018 Engineering Mathematics I Tutoring Program (Photo courtesy of Choi) Choi A-jeong, a junior from the Department of Convergence Electronic Engineering, was selected as the “best tutor” for the program. According to Choi, she applied to the program as a tutor because she wanted to help those freshmen who were regretting becoming engineering majors because of the difficult courses. “I remember my own struggles and hoped to pass on some of my tips to them. When I first created our group chat, I was afraid that nobody would reply, but surprisingly they were all very eager and enthusiastic. I also learned a lot from them as they asked me a lot of sharp questions I had never thought of before.” Ahn Seong-jin, a sophomore in Earth Resources & Environment Engineering, emphasized his support for this program as a tutee. “I love this program so much that I will participate in it again next semester if I have the chance to. I also loved how the program wasn’t strictly academic, but also allowed you to get to know other people as well.” Cho hopes that more students take an interest in the program not just for academic purposes, but also to build a strong bond with fellow students. On top of that, she hopes to expand the tutoring program so that it covers other subjects based on students’ requests. Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Keun-hyung

2018-08 27

[General]The Power of Hanyang Changemakers

“Love in Deed and Truth” is the philosophy of Hanyang University, and as it implies, the school strives to motivate its students to take part in social volunteering. Hanyang University’s Social Innovation Center is the main hub that provides programs for this intention. The center has been well known for its volunteer programs such as a kimchi-making service. However, they have recently taken one step further to promote an educational volunteer program called the Changemakers Mentoring Program. The Changemakers Mentoring Program is a volunteer camp that is held every summer vacation. It targets middle school students who are educationally underprivileged. Those students are introduced to educational programs that aim to foster creativity, which are independently planned out by Hanyang University mentor students. This year’s program took place from July 30, 2018 and lasted roughly a week. The program had six teams assigned to five different cities across the nation: Chungju, Gimjae, Haman, Taean, and Yeongdo. 112 Hanyang University students participated in the program with approximately 200 middle school mentees. Making up each team were five disciplines: science, creativity, arts, social sciences, and physical education. For instance, the social sciences team planned activities such as mock trials and quizzes, which enabled the mentees to directly experience the subjects. The mentors and mentees during the closing ceremony (Photo courtesy of Kim Ji-min) In contrast to previous programs, the Social Innovation Center decided to take a fresh approach this year. “The center decided to fill some of the programs with activities implementing the design thinking processe, which was a new method we decided to include in the Changemakers Mentoring Program,” stated Han Ye-eun (Center for Social Innovation, staff). The design thinking process enables mentees to come up with approach methods to resolve various social issues. “It was an opportunity for the Hanyang University mentor students to exert their distinct abilities and knowledge to the fullest. I hope the program had a positive influence on the attendees,” added Han. Students creating artwork in art class (Photo courtesy of Kim Ji-min) Two of the mentoring students who participated in the Changemakers Mentoring Program in Gimjae, Lee Ji-min (Department of Bioengineering, 4th year) and Kim Ji-min (Department of Applied Art Education, 2nd year), stated that they were thoroughly satisfied with their first time participating in the camp. From left, Lee Ji-min (Department of Bioengineering, 4th year) and Kim Ji-min (Department of Applied Art Education, 2nd year) said they were able to develop through the camp. As the general team leader who was responsible for managing the overall team atmosphere, Lee commented that holding frequent meetings wih the mentor students prior to the camp was the key to the program’s success. Kim was the communications director and one of the mentors for the physical education team. “I tried very hard to capture every moment of the camp and created a video that the participants could look back on,” said Kim. She hoped the video could work as a guideline for next year’s camp. (Link to video) When asked how the Changemakers Mentoring Program could be improved, Lee stated that it would be better if there was a manual that included specific guidelines for the Hanyang University students to refer to in order to efficiently carry out future programs. “Having individual responsibility while participating is crucial for the camp to progress successfully,” Lee included. Lee and Kim (from left) stated that having a manual as a guideline for future camps will be useful. Kim further added, “I believe that the Changemakers Mentoring Program is suitable not only for those who dream of becoming educators, but also for anyone who is sincerely interested in volunteering and getting along with children.” The two “Changemakers” are still keeping in touch with their middle school mentees in Gimjae and are looking forward to meeting them again in November as plans for a reunion is in progress. Seok Ga-ram carpethediem@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Jin-myung

2018-08 27

[General]Welcome to the Self-Studio in Paiknam Library

Out of the eight currently existing self-studios in Hanyang University, the recently built one in Paiknam Library is the only one constructed to be used by students. The other seven, which are located in the buildings of Economics and Finance, Humanities, Business, Natural Science, Education, Medicine, and the detached Engineering-Center are all open to be used by faculty and have the original purpose of recording online lectures. The Self-Studio in Paiknam Library is mainy divided into three spaces: (from top-left, counter-clockwise) the Chroma-key Filming Room, the Self-Media Creation Room, and the Prop and Group Filming Room. Opened for students to use, all students of Hanyang University may make a reservation to access the studio. Constructed this February and opened in April, the self-studio in Paiknam is located on the fifth floor of the library and is divided into three spaces: the Chroma-key Filming Room, Prop and Group Filming Room, and lastly the Self-Media Creation Room. The Chroma-key Filming Room, which has a videotape-lecturing system installed, is suitable for filming lectures, whereas the Prop and Group Filming Room can be used for filming videos with a certain concept. The Self-Media Creation Room allows its users to create self-media while using the web-camera and computer installed. (A direct link to the website for online reservation of the studio) Yang Da-yeon (Department of Media and Communication, 2nd year), who recently used the studio on the 24th of August, mentioned how the studio's being equipped with the latest equipment and lighting are a great advantage for the students of Hanyang. They are currently being requested to create a video that introduces Korean culture overall and language in English, Yang explained how the studio has helped her with the creation and filming of such contents. “Having great equipment, which is available with no rental costs, is a definite advantage that Hanyang students who are interested in filming media can enjoy. Even for me, I found the Self-Media Creation Room especially helpful for creating media content that explains a particular subject,” maintained Yang during the interview. Likewise, according to Lee Byung-dae, the Manager of the Research Information Team of Paiknam Library, the self-studio is trying its best to meet its original purpose of providing an easily accessible space for students to film. Yang Da-yeon (Department of Media and Communication, 2nd year) recently used the Self-Studio on the 24th of August. Yang explained the great advantage of the studio, as it has helped her create and film some media content. Lee explained that the self-studio of Paiknam was first planned because of the increasingly frequent media and online assignments students receive. A good example would be the students from the Department of Education, who are some of the self-studio's main users. After being assigned to film online-lectures, the students find this studio greatly advantageous as they are provided with not only a suitable space but also the latest equipment. According to Cho Jin-ik, who works on the Innovative Education Team, another self-studio for students is being planned and will begin construction by next February. Already being arranged to be built in the student union building due to its easy accessibility for students, Cho ended the interview with a remark: “I hope that students of Hanyang University take full advantage of the constructed self-studios, and become freed of the excuse that they did not have a suitable place for creating media content.” Cho Jin-ik (Innovative Education Team) and Lee Byung-dae (Manager of the Paiknam Library Information Research Team) (from left) both maintained that this particular self-studio is distinct from others in that it is specially built for students. They also added that an education program for the usage of this studio is being planned on a monthly basis starting from the upcoming 10th of September. Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 27

[General]The Busy but Fulfilling Life of a Professor, Doctor, Author, and Musician.

A professor, doctor, author, and musician are four words that describe Professor Oh Jae-won (Department of Pediatrics) in terms of his career life. In person, he appreciates music, cares for his patients, enjoys living a busy but fulfilling life, and is very successful in his field of research. On April 30, 2018, Oh published an English textbook titled Pollen Allergy in a Changing World through the publisher Springer that was published in the prestigious periodical Nature. The book can be found in the libraries of Harvard, Oxford, Stanford and many more venerable universities today. Pollen Allergy in a Changing World is a guide to scientific understanding of and best clinical practices for a pollen allergy. It covers seven main topics which are information on allergies and pollen, the formation of pollen, pollen collection and counting, the structure of pollen, description and clinical exposure of allergenic plants, pollen and climate, and the pollen allergy. Oh emphasized the importance of knowing what kind of plant you are allergic to when you have a pollen allergy. That way, you can avoid going outside in the months that particular plant gives off high amounts of pollen. Professor Oh Jae-won (Department of Pediatrics), on August 21st, 2018 at his office in Hanyang University Guri Hospital. He talked about his daily routines, starting his day at 6 a.m. every morning by swimming 1.5 km before an 8 a.m. conference at the hospital. Oh is also the head of Hanyang University Guri Hospital Department of Pediatrics and is responsible for the medical college's Department of Pediatrics laboratory. In the laboratory, professors focus their studies on pollen allergies. Due to the abrupt progress of climate change, pollen counts are lingering in the air for longer durations, which results in longer periods of suffering for those with pollen allergies. The laboratory has set up a machine that collects pollen weekly. There is one in Hanyang University hospital located in Seoul, out of the total of 12 machines installed domestically. Oh has been collecting and deciphering pollens from those machines over the past 20 years. Furthermore, he has collaborated with the National Weather Service to create a forecast based on levels of pollen counts. Oh is also an author and a doctor who has written three books about classical music. They are named Four Seasons of the Phillharmonia, and each book represents one of the four seasons. The books connote his own thoughts and impressions on musical pieces that he recommends, and includes interesting background stories of the tunes. He has also been publishing in a newspaper called The Korean Medical Doctor’s News serially, for 10 years now. When he was asked the question of how he became interested in music, he said, “I played the violin from when I was very young. I even wanted to go to the College of Music, but I didn’t, so I have a lingering affection for music.” He has been holding concerts for patients at the Hanyang University Guri Hospital lobby for 12 years. The name of the mini concert is “Music Stroll for Patients,” encouraging patients to listen to music with ease, as if they were taking a walk. He plays with a piano and a cello professional on the last Friday evening of each month. Patients are busy getting their checkups in the morning after which dull evenings follow because they usually cannot move around or go anywhere freely. The concert is performed once every month, but performers go through heavy practice sessions each week. He plays music to communicate with his patients. The relationship between a doctor and a patient can be quite formal and uneasy. However, Oh explained that performing orchestra while wearing the doctor’s gown breaks the ice for many patients. “There are things that medicine alone cannot provide. There must be trust between the doctor and the patient. I think music helps me achieve that goal.” Oh is the current representative of the Chiron Orchestra at Hanyang University Medical College. He was part of the orchestra as the violinist for every university that he attended including Johns Hopkins and Stanford University. “A doctor is a very stressful career to pursue. People you know from giving them medical treatment do not survive in worst cases, and it can be unbearable for some doctors. This is why I feel that your major and your hobby should always go together - a hobby that works as a ventilation process in your busy daily routines. A hobby should consist of two important factors: meaning and fun. My music may heal the patients, but more importantly, it heals me.” Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun

2018-08 24

[Notice]"The 7th Hanyang Future R&D Competition" Held on August 24th.

Hanyang Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation held "The 7th Hanyang Future R&D Competition" on Friday, August 24th. This competition was planned to find outstanding researchers at Hanyang campus and to win government funded-projects by promoting interdisciplinary convergence research among researchers Participants are in-school researchers (full-time faculty members, research faculty members, and postdoctoral fellows), companies run by Hanyang graduates, enterprises which signed MOU with Hanyang. Participating fields include medicine, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, life sciences, and arts & sports. Applications can be received through e-mail(rsdcenter@hanyang.ac.kr) Research incentives are given to researchers who are selected for outstanding tasks. For more information, please contact the Center for Industry-University Research & Development on Seoul campus (02-2220-2502) or the Center for Business Cooperation on ERICA campus (031-400-4947). ▲ Poster of "The 7th Hanyang Future R&D Competition"

2018-08 23

[Performance]ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics Acquired AACSB International Certificate

▲ AACSB officials, President Lee Young-moo and members of Hanyang University visited ERICA campus ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics recently acquired international certificate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB). The AACSB is recognized as the highest quality certification in business education, as only about 5% of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide have acquired it. It has established 15 international standards, including research, education, budget and administration, and is awarding accreditation to universities that meet all the criteria. To meet these standards, universities must strive to achieve their vision and mission, continue to innovate, and produce results. Stephenie M. Bryant, head of AACSB Headquarters, said, "ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics has demonstrated excellence in all areas of education, research, curriculum development and student learning. I congratulate university headquarters, professors, administration teams and students who have provided their continuous support." The college received a due diligence on the final stage of the AACSB certification at the end of May this year. In the process, they were proven to possess the resources, competencies, and will to provide students with the highest level of future-oriented business education. ▲ Open space lounge at the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics AACSB official said, "ERICA College of Business and Economics has proved to be contributing to students, alumni networks, industry and university education," and added, “With their students growing into business leaders in the future, the college has a great positive effect both at home and abroad.” One of the college officials said, "The full support of Hanyang University and ERICA campus helped us to attain this certification," and added “We have organized a preparatory committee for AACSB in 2011 and started to work for the certification. Professor Won Suk-hee, Shim Won-sul, Park Kwang-ho from Division of Business Administration and professor Sa Gong-jin from Division of Economics collaborated together to accomplish this goal.” ▲Students using the open space lounge of the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics Meanwhile, the departments of ERICA campus that are included in the AACSB accreditationare as follows: Division of Business Administration, Department of Actuarial Science, Department of Accounting and Tax, Graduate School of Management Consulting, Department of Strategic Management, Department of Insurance & Finance, and Department of Business Administration in Graduate School of Industrial Convergence.

2018-08 21

[General]Your Earth, My Earth

So far, South Korea’s spring and summer have been a continuous cycle of fine dust and scorching heat. As weather is closely related to and heavily influential to human life, the problems of environmental pollution and global warming are once again rising to the surface with many organizations putting forth efforts to alleviate them. Hanyang University’s Research Institute of Traditional Dance has also emphasized the need for recycling and protecting the environment by collaborating with Seongdong district office to hold the recycle dance program as part of the third “Dreaming Summer Dance Class.” The class was held for three days starting from August 11th, that was successfully concluded with the final performance at the completion ceremony on the 19th. Professors, student staff from Hanyang University's Department of Dance, and elementary school students who received certificates for attending the 2018 "Dreaming Summer Dance Class" are posing after the completion ceremony. The Hanyang University Research Institute of Traditional Dance is the first Korean traditional dance research institute affiliated with a university, and was established in 2005. The institute executes interdisciplinary research, training, and presentations for the development of Korean traditional dance. The purpose of its establishment was to look into Korea's identity through analyzing our dance and to spread its value worldwide. During the recycle dance program, children fully participated in the whole procedure from making costumes and instruments out of recycled goods to practicing a dance performance using what they made. Professors from Hanyang University's Department of Dance mapped out the dance routines and taught children the recycle dance with the help of graduate students and students attending the Department of Dance. Through the performance at the completion ceremony, the professors tried to convey the idea to the children that recycled goods can be interesting tools that have different uses outside of being thrown away. The performance at the completion ceremony implied the importance of nature and the environment. In a generation where the terms “nuclear family” and “one-child generation” prevail, it is important to teach children who are individualistic about community spirit through the idea of environmental protection. In their dance, they used recycled products that children were already familiar with such as plastic water bottles and instant cup ramen bowls in order to familiarize children with ideas about environmental protection. When asked about the best part of holding the event, Professor Lee Hyun-ju from the Department of Dance described the event as a place where education, activity, and safety coexist. She said that the reason that this event was able to continue for the third time now was due to the safety of holding activities inside Hanyang University. Professor Seo Yeon-soo (Department of Dance), on the other hand emphasized the quality of education that children can receive with all the teachers having more than the doctor’s course of Korean dances to lead them through many important lessons like filial duty and proprieties, which was the theme of the event the last time it was held. Professors Lee Hyun-ju, Seo Yeon-soo, and Moon Hee-chul from the Department of Dance (from left) joined NewsH for an interview on August 19th, 2018. Communication with the residents of Seongdong-gu, where Hanyang University is located, and contribution to the development of the local community were the purposes of holding this event. The “Dreaming Summer Dance Class” aimed to provide elementary school students in Seongdong district with emotional cultivation, development in creativity, and enhancement of their quality of life through community spirit. "Environment is a birthright that we must pass on to the next generation, and it seems crucial that we make sure children acknowledge this reality. To make this happen, support from not only the Research Institute of Traditional Dance, but also from the whole of Hanyang University and Seongdong district is vital,” said Professor Moon Hee-chul (Department of Dance). Professor Kim Un-mi (in the center) from the Department of Dance and her students who are now professors have worked together to successfully finish the third "Dreaming Summer Dance Class." The Ministry of Environment has recently made an agreement with many franchise cafes to ban the use of plastic cups in their stores. Such movements may seem small, but they are definitely making us think again about the environment by enforcing a change in our daily lives. “Students will be responsible for nature and the environment in the future. They must look at nature and care for it as if it were one of their own precious belongings. In the future, how close we are to nature will decide the status of the nation,” said Professor Lee Hyun-ju (Department of Dance). Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Geun-hyung

2018-08 20

[Event]An Economic Conference for High-School Students

On the 18th of August, a conference for high-school students was held by the Department of Economics and Finance, by Professor Kim Yung-san (Department of Economics and Finance). The conference targeted surrounding high-school students of mainly Seongdong and Jungang-gu. According to Kim the conference had the main purpose of making a contribution to the local community of Hanyang University. Divided into three parts, the conference started with Kim explaining the overall field of economics to the students. He illustrated basic economic theories from the level of high-school students. As for the second part, the professor introduced the department of economics and finance and described how the department has its strength in converging financial management with economics. He went on to introduce the renowned professors of the department and the various career paths that the graduates of the department have taken. Professor Kim Yung-san (Economic and Finance) is providing examples of the 'Game Theory' in order to help the understanding of participating students during an ecomonics conference on August 18th. Kim ended the conference with game theory, which refers to an economics study where situational results are calculated from the strategic interaction of rational decision makers. He used various games as examples, such as the prisoner's dilemma and the public goods game, in order to help the students understand. Kim explained that, he "was careful with selecting a theme that would be helpful to the students, yet not so difficult for their understanding. Preparing the lecture from their perspective was considered most important." Kim's efforts were met with high levels of satisfaction from the students. Ko Su-yeon, a first year student from Hanyang University High School (HUHS), mentioned how she found the lecture interesting, especially the helpful theory examples. Other students also agreed that they learnt notably from the conference. Yoon Hee-jae and Jin Hae-min, first year students of HUHS, showed great interest in the professor’s explanation of how economics and finance are closely interrelated. Kim mentioned that he has future plans for continuing this conference. He wants to introduce various subjects in a more fun and easy manner which would help the students' understanding. According to Kim, this is the second conference he has held for high-school students so far, with the first one being held last year. First planned during his years as the dean of the Department of Economics and Finance, his purpose was to help surrounding high-school students. Kim has also managed to provide certificates of participation for those who took part in the conference while collaborating with surrounding schools in the district. With plans for future conferences, Kim mentioned that he wants to introduce other various subjects to young learners in a more fun and easy manner. The professor ended the interview with providing advice to both future and current Hanyang University students: “During your undergraduate studies, it is crucial not to be too absorbed with your major studies only, but also try to keep a wide perspective and have various experiences." Choi Seo-yong tjdyd1@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kang Cho-hyun