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When the IOC (International Olympic Committee) officially announced Pyeongchang, South Korea as the host of the 23rd Olympic Winter games on July 6 of 2011, the whole nation was overwhelmed with joy. However, where does the joy and glory arise from? Despite all of the positive economic effects that hosting the Olympics produces, there are also negative opportunity costs and hidden expenses. Professor Ahn Yong-do of the Division of International Studies reveals the hidden costs of hosting the Olympics that the national media do not promote through his paper: “The Leontief Matrix, the Keynesian Cross, and Economic Insensibility of Hosting the Olympics: A Survey of the Korean Experience.” Ahn analyzes the hidden opportunity costs of hosting the Olympics through his paper. There are various feasibility studies (an assessment of the practicality of a proposed national plan) to evaluate the benefits and costs of hosting mega-events like the Olympics, Asian Games, and World Cup. For example, state-run research institutes use the Leontief Matrix or Keynesian Cross models to analyze the costs and benefits of hosting such events. Leontief Matrix is an input-output model which predicts the proper level of production of goods and services while the Keynesian Cross describes the relationship between an aggregate demand and the GDP (Gross Domestic Product). However, there are extensive flaws in such research methods, which Ahn depicts. “Such research methods are extremely inappropriate for national research institutes to utilize when predicting the benefits and costs of mega-events like hosting the Olympics. These events are macroeconomic, while the methods mentioned above are a closed-system and microscopic,” explained Ahn. Along with its problems of economic scope, the data accumulated by such research is exceedingly outdated and are also exorbitant to run the test. “The best option is to utilize the holistic cost-benefit analysis as a feasibility test which discovers and calculates all the hidden opportunity costs of hosting such events,” said Ahn. The most important criteria to consider when deciding to host an event in accordance with the national budget is the long-term productivity of the social overhead capital. “Let’s assume that we have a limited budget in our nation and we can either choose to build childcare facilities in a number of companies or to host the Olympics. Unlike what the media promotes, an increase in the GDP and job creation effects are merely similar between those two activities. Then, considering the long-term effects, obviously building childcare centers would be more plausible,” explained Ahn. Hosting mega-events like this year's Olympic games is not practical in the long-run, according to Ahn. Ahn also described another real-life example from the 2002 FIFA World Cup that proves macroeconomic risks in hosting mega-events. “In order to host the World Cup, South Korea constructed 10 stadiums in Sangam-dong that still require the national budget of 5 billion won as a fixed cost annually. However, when citizens use the airport highway, we have to spend our own money at the tollgate to support its construction costs which the government must have secured as its mandate budget. Comparing these two incidents, building an airport highway is more productive than hosting the World Cup in the long-run since we do not utilize the stadium as much as we demand highway usage,” described Ahn. The journey to produce this paper was arduous according to Ahn. Because the contents of the paper criticize the media and the government and their behaviors of covering people’s eyes, the procedure to find data to disprove the governmental decision was difficult. “I had to discover evidence for this paper through sometimes unofficial, desperate ways since the national research institutes would not provide the data passively. Thus, my research began in 2002 and was finally brought to a conclusion, just recently,” reminisced Ahn. Even though Ahn’s major is business management, his passion towards economics is extensive. “I am not an economist, but an economic learner. Economics is the most logical study in political science subjects which maintains my passion to reach forward,” said Ahn. Currently, Ahn’s goal is to produce his own version of books on the principles of economics in a groundbreaking way, similar to Paul Samuelson. “Students of Hanyang University are intelligent and passionate. But, I hope they stay out of the library and experience real life, which is the source of creativity!” Kim Ju-hyun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kim Ju-hyun
“I know it’s somewhere, but where is it? I can’t remember!” “Let’s look at the campus map.” “Oh, that’s too much work. Forget it.” Have you and your friends ever had this conversation? For those who want to go to a café or a convenience store or need to find a place to study but cannot recall the exact location, then this article will be the perfect helper. Where is my caffein? All the cafes on campus are marked on the map. Everyone seems to grab a cup of coffee in the morning to wake themselves up from sleepy mornings. In Hanyang campus, caffeine and other delicious drinks are always there to rescue sleepy students. Starting from the subway station, café CNN is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. during weekends. Coming out of the Aejeemun, in Hanyang Plaza, there are four places to pick a drink from: The first is Twosome Place which opens at 7:30 in the morning and closes at 9:30 p.m. during weekdays and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during weekends. The second place is CoffeeA which is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the semester and from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during vacations. The third place, Coffee Bay is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during the semester and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during vacations. Located on the second floor is the fourth and final place, Brow Nabi which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during the semester and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. during vacations. Additionally, right behind Hanyang Plaza is the Student Union Building, harboring Café Grazie which is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. during weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays (closed on Sundays and holidays). Moving a little upward to the amphitheater, Café Tiamo gives out an aromatic coffee smell. They open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays during the semester, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the semester, and to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays during the semester. During vacation periods, Café Tiamo is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Moving a little more upwards, in front of the Paiknam Library is another Café Tiamo available from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m on weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the semester: during the vacation period, it is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays. On the outer ring of the campus, other cafes are also available: Café Dopio on the third floor of the FTC building (8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays), Café Queue on the third floor of IT/BT Building (from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 on Saturdays), Café Namu on the first floor of Student Residence Building II (8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during semesters and from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends during vacations), and Café Pandorothy on B1 floor of the Humanities Building (9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.). Getting into the inner side of the campus, another café is located on the B1 floor of Haengwon Park (open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on weekends during semesters and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays during vacations), and another is located on the first floor of the Cyber University (from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays). The Amphitheater Cafe The College of Humanities Cafe I need a quick snack! All the yellow marks represent convenience stores. The green are PC rooms. For those who study overnight on campus, CU convenience stores are open 24 hours in front of the Paiknam Library and in the Advanced Materials and Chemical Engineering Building. Other CU stores are on the first floors of the Student Residence Building I and II, both open from 8:00 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. on weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 00:30 a.m. on weekends, and from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. everyday, respectively. Another CU in Haengwon Park is open from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekends and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends during semesters and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays only during vacations. The two E-Marts on campus are located in the Humanities Building (from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during weekdays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays) and in the amphitheater (from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends). The only Seven-Eleven is on the second floor of the Cyber University II (from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday thru Saturday). On the fourth floor of the Olympic Gymnasium, there is a small store open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays during semesters only. Lastly, in the subway station, IGa Mart is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturdays. The Amphitheater Convenience Store Search and type PC rooms that students can freely use are available throughout the campus: beginning on the second floor of the IT/BT Building (from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekdays), in the Business Building, B2 floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. from Monday to Friday), in the Economics and Finance Building, third floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.), in the Engineering Building I and II, third and fourth floors, in the Natural Sciences Building, first floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), in the College of Education, second floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays), in the Humanities Building, first floor (from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), in the College of Social Sciences, second floor (from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), in the College of Human Ecology, fourth floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour clear-out time at noon), in the College of Policy Science, first floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. during semesters and from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. during vacations), in the Music Hall II, second floor (from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays during semesters and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays during vacations), and finally, in the Law Building III, first floor (from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. during semesters, and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekdays during vacations). The College of Humanities PC room Work, work, work Fitness centers and study halls are marked in blue and red, respectively. Meals and coffee are important but so is exercising. Here is the list of fitness centers on campus: (1) Student Union Building’s Health and Sweat (from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays), (2) Olympic Gymnasium (from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekdays only, only available when the weight training class is not in session), (3) Haengwon Park, (4) Student Residence Hall V (from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. everyday, for dormitory residents only), (5) Student Residence Hall II (from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. everyday for dormitory residents only). In addition, the basketball court next to Haengwon Park is open to everyone, while the neighboring clayed tennis court is only for staff. The grass court may be used by students with a reservation (available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for two hours per person). Health and Sweat in the Student Union Building. Health and Sweat Last but not least Study halls are what most students should be interested in the most. There are study halls here and there, around every corner in Hanyang campus. Starting with the International Building, the IT/BT Building, the Natural Sciences Building, the Medicine Building (for the department students only), the Medicine Building II, the Engineering Building I, and the Human Ecology Building, there are many more to visit. In the Policy Science Building, the Business Building, and the Economics and Finance Building (during exam weeks only), the study halls are open 24 hours. In the College of Education, the study hall opens early in the morning until midnight (7:15 a.m. to 00:00). In the College of Social Sciences, the study hall is open from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Lastly, in the Humanities Building, the running hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Study room in the Humanities Building Study hall in the Humanities Building. Study hall in the College of Social Sciences A cup of coffee in the morning, quick snacks in between classes, the PC room in the afternoon for assignments, the fitness center in the evenings for health, and the study hall at night for studying are all important parts of a student's life here on campus. Stay convenient and academic! Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com Photos by Kang Cho-hyun Design by Cho Eun-bi
Hanyang University has made enormous accomplishment over the year 2017 in national and international university evaluations. The results of this year made by Hanyang University are provided below including ‘Nature index’, ‘QS World University Rankings’, "JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings", and ‘Dong-A Ilbo Youth Dream University Rankings’. ▶ Nature index - 1st in nation, 23rd in the world In the ‘2017 Nature Index Innovation’ announced on September by Nature Publishing Group’ (NPG), the global science publishing group, Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation and 23rd worldwide for patent cited index(Normalized Lens influence) category. ▲ ‘2017 Nature index Innovation’ (Nature index website image) The Normalized Lens Influence Metric is an indicator of institutions’ research influence on patents. The higher the score is, there is high connection between quality research and the commercialization of new products and services. Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation, with 25,633 papers published from 1980 to 2015, patent citations of 142,555 times and the Normalized Lens Influence Metric index paper, 5.56 points. ▶ QS World University Ranking 155th In last June, Hanyang University ranked 155th in 2017 QS World University Rankings announced by the UK global university evaluation institution QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), climbing 16 stairs compared to last year's performance. It is the eighth highest record among domestic universities. Hanyang University, which steadily climbed in QS world's university evaluation through the last five years, recorded its highest rank this year as well. ▲ 2017 QS World University Evaluation Rankings (QS Ranking website) 2017 QS World University Rankings evaluated 4,854 universities around the world and evaluated them in four categories of research, education, graduate reputation, internationalization with six indicators. The six evaluation indicators are as follows: △ academic evaluation (40%) △ the number of paper citations per professor (20%) △ the number of students per professor (20%) △ graduate reputation (10%) △ foreign student ratio (5%) △ foreign professor ratio (5%). According to the article of Chosun Ilbo on June 8, QS commented, “Korean universities have shown outstanding achievements in academic evaluation and graduate reputation, while its research performances remain stagnant including ‘the number of paper citations per professor’ and ‘the percentage of foreign professors and students’.” It is pointed out that many Korean professors need to publish papers in English in order to increase the number of paper citations and the research power. Meanwhile, Hanyang University received the total score of 83.8 (out of 100 points) in ‘2017 Asian University Evaluation’ announced by Q.S in October, ranked 30th in Asia and 7th in. Hanyang’s performance made headlines especially in indicators of ‘outbound exchange student ratio (99.9 points, 18th place), "inbound exchange student ratio" (96.1 points, 28th place), "graduate reputation" (94.3 points, 26th). ▶ 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings, Seoul Ranked 3rd · ERICA 9th In 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings released evaluation in 3 categories including 'Comprehensive Evaluation', 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. The ranking of Seoul campus dropped one stair from the previous year, but ranked within TOP 10 in 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. In ‘Comprehensive Evaluation’, Seoul Campus was ranked 1st in 'Student Performance' (58 points), 3rd in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' (70 points), 4th in 'Educational Conditions' (60 points), 5th in 'Reputation' (24 points), and 3rd in overall rankings with total 214 points. ERICA campus ranked 9th overall by achieving 6th (49 points) in 'Student Performance', 10th (62 points) in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' category. ▲’2017 JoongAng Ilbo Comprehensive University Rankings’ (Picture = JoongAng Ilbo) This year’s department evaluation was conducted in four categories: humanities, social science, engineering, and natural science. In 'Humanities· Social Science Department Evaluation' the Seoul campus ranked 3rd in the humanities (179 points) and 2nd in the social sciences (188 points) category. ERICA campus ranked 14th in humanities (143 points) and 20th in social science (140 points). In the evaluation of 'Natural science and engineering department', Seoul Campus ranked 5th in the natural sciences (174 points) and 3rd in the engineering field (206 points). ERICA campus recorded the ranking of 10th in engineering (176 points). According to the Joongang Ilbo article, "Seoul Campus focused on finding a job suitable for student's aptitude through field placement (field placement participation rate, Humanities 3rd·Social Science 6th)". Article added, "Professors consulted continuously with many students and connected them to the training sites, and lots of students worked for the same company after six months of employment (Maintenance employment rate; Humanities 4th·Social Science 3rd)". In addition, "the number of technology venture companies, certified by Korea Technology Finance Corporation and identified from which university the founders graduated, was 13,947. Among the founders of these companies, 498 founders are from Hanyang University Seoul Campus, second only to Seoul National University (525 people) ". The article emphasized, " Hanyang University focuses on entrepreneurship education, and the number of students who received entrepreneurship training last year was the highest (6,580, including redundancy) among the evaluated universities”. According to a reputation survey conducted together with ‘Research & Research’, Seoul Campus was ranked the 5th in natural sciences and 9th in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus occupied 4th place in natural sciences and 6th place in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus was ranked 6th and ERICA campus was the 9th for the question "university with a high potential of development." ▶Selected in the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Ilbo Hanyang University was selected in the 'Best' category for three consecutive times in the ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Korea Employment information Agency and the research firm Macromill Embrain. ▲ The result of ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ (Picture = Dong-A Ilbo) In this evaluation of how effectively and actively the finest universities offering good educations support students’ employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector. Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'. Dong-A Daily article states that Hanyang University has developed more sophisticated programs to support student’s employment and start-ups than the evaluation in 2015 by introducing HY-CDP (Career Development Program).
According to the results of analysis of 73 successful candidates of 2017 Civil Service Examinations (Technical Post), the number of graduates from Hanyang University was 15, the second highest in the nation after Seoul National University(16). In particular, Hanyang university produced 4 national top scorer in the main posts. Jeon Eui-gun (Architectural Engineering 08) in the architectural post, Kwon Yong-eun (Mechanical Engineering 13) in the mechanical engineer post, Park Seong-yeol (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 12) in the electrical post, and Jo Won-dam (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering 14) in the chemical engineering post ranked top score in each post respectively. When categorizing by post, 4 students passed in the civil engineering post, followed by the architectural post (3), communication post (2), and chemical engineering post (2). Also Hanyang University had one successful applicant in each of the machine, disaster prevention, fisheries, electrical post. The chart above shows the number of successful applicants by university. Seoul National University ranked 1st in number of successful candidates with 16 (21.9%) , followed by Hanyang University with 15 (20.5%), Korea University with 9 (12.3%), Yonsei University with 8 (10.9%), KAIST with 7 (9.5%), and Sungkyunkwan University and Inha University with 4 (5.4%) and University of Seoul of 3(4.1%). Nagoya Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk National University, Chungang University, Pohang University of Technology produced one successful candidate respectively.
Hanyang University (HYU) widely opens its door to those wishing to establish one’s own organization, also referred as a ‘start-up' company. On the 12th of December, Hanyang Start-up Open Campus event was held for the building completion ceremony of Hanyang Start-up Town along with various programs related to start-ups. News H made a visit to this event and took a look around the event. A picture of the Hanyang Start-up Town that was newly built The whole event was held in the HIT building and the Start-up town from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. This comprehensive start-up-related event held various programs simultaneously throughout the day. This included open special classes, exhibitions, mentoring sessions and more. Anyone interested in start-ups could participate and not only gain knowledge, but form a culture between these aspirants and express their willingness towards start-ups. Stepping into the campus of start-up When entered into the HIT building, A photo-wall was set up, expressing the scale and the atmosphere of this event. Various banners were provided for the participants to take unique photos in front of the photo wall. Not only students but also alumnus and staff members freely wandered around this event, showing their own individual interest towards various start-up. A photo wall prepared with humerous banners such as "Start-up! Super Great!" Right behind the photo-wall, an exhibition was prepared. 14 start-up organizations exhibited their work, their own unique ideas, and programs. There were a lot of projects catching eye sights with novel ideas. Ideas varied from newly developed smart-devices and 3D printers to fashion and share houses. Participants freely shared their ideas with the people around them in front of the products. They closely observed the explanations located beside the works and voted on a board in another corner of the exhibition. Paticipants tried out a robot of "Wonderful Platform", which was a robot that could be connected with computers, smartphones, speakers and so on. Start of a Start-up Town After the exhibition, the building completion ceremony of the Start-up Town was held. An explanation of the Startup Support Foundation was given, along with congratulatory messages and a tour within the Start-up Town. This town built by the enterprisers of various companies, will now be continuously used to train outstanding individuals on start-ups. The specific programs, targets and rules have not been yet organized, but will pursue their goals of helping those trying to venture one’s own organization. (On the left) President of the school, Lee Young-moo also participated in the event. A practical help to future enterprisers After the building completion ceremony, those who were willing to had a chance to meet a mentor in the field of start-ups. They were able to receive helpful information on new market openings, marketing, attraction of investment, technical commercialization and more. As it was a 1:1 counseling session, people were able to receive practical advice solely suited for the individual. The mentees asked questions on their own ideas and products, and the mentors gave them feedback along with their suggestions for the next step. Lee So-eui, a lecturer in the Music Department, was one of the mentees in this program. “I am interested in music programs and was actually working on a project. I only had the passion to start an organization, without having any knowledge related to the field of start-ups,” explained Lee. She participated in the 10th Hanyang Start-up Academy, which is a program designed to train the people on the essential theoretical information on start-ups, such as the selection of items, commercialization, marketing, taxation, finance and so on. Anyone in HYU can take this course, and enrolled students can also receive three credits by taking this course. Lee, in this case, took the course of Hanyang Start-up Academy and had a vague idea in her mind after the completion of the lectures. She then enrolled for this mentoring and received practical advice that was specifically needed for her. “I think HYU gives us the driving force to keep reaching for our goals. They provide us with numerous chances, to better visualize my dream. Now I’m planning to put my ideas into action and achieve my dream,” said Lee. Lee wished she could achieve her dream through the programs of HYU. Reaching for my own dream The average age in our society is increasing and now we are faced with an era where we can’t depend on a single job for our whole life. Starting an organization can be a career option for general people now. HYU provides us with high quality programs and sturdy groundwork for those willing to start a new organization. Start-up is not limited only to organizations. Start-up could include simple ideas, a laboratory or more. Park Min-jung, from the Hanyang Startup Foundation also emphasized the importance of start-up. “You might have to face a venture anytime in your life. It could be right after you graduate, during your employment, or even after your retirement. The gap between those who were trained and those who weren’t will be immense. The Startup Foundation is trying our best to give as much help as possible to those willing to learn. The doors to our Foundation is always open!” On Jung-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lee Jin-myeong
Hanyang University held the Hanyang Startup Town completion ceremony on December 12 at the Seoul Campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. This Startup Town is a two-story, 231.5-square-meter container building built to nurture entrepreneurs. Startup Town is made up of idea labs for the foundation clubs, the co-working space for startup preparation, the idea factory that can make a prototype using a 3D printer, and a resting place for communicating with other founders. Choi Soo-kyu, the Deputy Minister of the Small and Medium-sized Venture Business, Kim Hyung-Young, the Director of the Small and Medium Business Administration of Seoul, Kim Chong-yang, Chairman of Board of Trustees of Hanyang Foundation, Lee Young-moo, the President of Hanyang University, and others attended the ceremony. An Hye-rin, a Hanyang University graduate and the founder of Co. T. Able, along with Kim Jae-Hyuk, the founder of LetinAr, hosted the ceremony. Yoo Hyun-oh, a professor from the Division of Industrial Convergence (The Head of the Foundation Support Center), said, "Startup town is a meaningful place that university and alumni business people have built together to foster entrepreneurs who can change the world. I hope students will be able to unfurl their creative ideas in this space." ▲The officials attending the ceremony are taking commemorative photos. ▲Startup town is a two-story, 231.5-square-meter container building built to nurture entrepreneurs.
On the night of December 19th at 6pm, a farewell party for foreign friends will be conducted by the Office of International Affairs and will be held on the 5th floor of Grace Hall in the Alumni Association Building. In the International Building, room 218, any foreign students from Hanyang University can buy tickets. Only 150 tickets will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. * A graduate-to-be can receieve a free ticket.
Cardiovascular disorder is one of the world’s most prominent causes of death. In Korea, it is only second in line to the most lethal disease, cancer. Naturally, its treatment has been a target of research for a wide scope of experts. To this pursuit, a proud achievement was made by Professor Yoo Hong-ki (Division of Electrical & Bioengineering), who worked with a group of researchers from related fields to devise a new method for treating a major, pervasive threat to human lives. Yoo explained the concepts of his research with great enthusiasm. Key concept: Theranostics A crucial terminology that effectively grasps the concept of this research is “theranostics”. This is a combination of two words: therapy and diagnostics. It refers to the simultaneous process of diagnosis and therapy. Despite the complicated terminology used in the title of the research, it can be simply explained as a new method of treating vascular disorders. An effective illustration could be made by looking at how this applies to heart attacks--the most representative case of cardiovascular disorders. A heart attack is caused by plaques in the coronary arteries or blood vessels around the heart. When solid substances, such as cholesterol, pile up in the vessels, they trigger inflammations that eventually create a tear. Through this rupture, external substances flow in in the blood vessels, creating blood clots that prevent the supply of air. Consequently, the heart muscles die of suffocation. The aim of this research is to locate dangerous inflammations in the overall blood vessels, and treat them at the same time. An illustration on inflammation of the tissues The means to visualize and treat inflammation in blood vessels started from the development of a bio-compatible nanocarrier. These nanoscale agents, equipped with inflammation-fighting drugs and fluorescent matter, were created to carry out two tasks: highlight inflamed areas and deliver the drug. The results were promising, as the carriers effectively produced accurate images of vascular inflammation. Furthermore, they could be maneuvered to target specific areas of inflammation, which minimized any undesired systemic effects of the drug. The success of the experiments showed a big progess in humanity’s efforts to visualize and treat vascular diseases. So far, the subjects of the experiments were laboratory mice, but when this could be applied to humans, it could finally mean the overcoming of one of the deadliest disorders on earth. The beginning and end This research first began as a joint study with a cardiologist from a fellow prestigious university, who also happened to be a close acquaintance of Yoo. In the initial stages, the target of the research was the accurate diagnosis of vascular disorders through the use of molecular imaging, which expanded to include treatment as well. The two brilliant minds saw the possibility for targeted treatment in the same manner of the diagnosis. Afterwards, more experts from a number of fields, from nanotechnology, imaging, to biochemistry, became a part of the research team. Yoo explained that good research requires expertise from a wide scope of related fields. Based on the published research, Yoo hopes to continue the study into clinical experiments, ultimately making it compatible to humans. In this pursuit, there are countless obstacles, with even the approval for experimentation on slightly larger animals requiring strict demands. Yoo looks forward to the application of his findings into clinical trials His personal journey throughout the research The presented research took approximately four years to conduct, and with so many members from different areas of expertise as well as interests, the research was a constant process of discussion and debate, as much as the study itself. Yoo recalled that it was like each person basically speaking different languages. Although this process of synchronizing a common goal was difficult, Yoo answered that it was also fulfilling and exciting, largely due to the expectation of what it could do for humanity in the future. His main priority throughout the research was to help people. What he did wasn’t for the purpose of making people’s lives more entertaining or comfortable; it was rather, about actually keeping them alive. Yoo’s reply for a word of advice for students of Hanyang was largely an extension of his attitude towards his research--to find an underlying passion. For the students insecure about their abilities and decisions regarding career and life, he would like to remind them that being a student of Hanyang itself is an indicator of their great potential. He feared to sound too cliché when he added, “Find what you want to do, and believe in yourself.” Lee Chang-hyunn email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju
Christmas carols are already playing and the Salvation Army’s bells are ringing in the streets. Holiday season is coming and it is warming up people’s hearts as well. Volunteers and donations are increasing, and ‘HY Global Market’ in Hanyang University, last Monday, was also one of the ways to give a hand to the community. Hanyangsians are taking a look at the items sold in the market. On an extraordinarily cold Monday morning recording -6.1℃, a number of students from WE-HY (Women in Engineering at Hanyang Center) supporters and engineering international student body was setting up the flea market in front of the Engineering Building 1. Newly established this year, WE-HY center aims to provide adequate programs and support for female students in engineering to get a head start into the world. The HY Global Market is one of the events organized by the center and planned out by the supporters. “We were worried that there might not be many donations made because people have to look for what they don’t use, clean it, and carry it all the way to school,” smiled Jung Yewon (Chemical Engineering, 2nd year), a member of the WE-HY supporters. Despite the concerns, there were more than 300 items listed on the market that day. “We spent more than half a day sorting the donated goods. We are so grateful for all the donors,” said Jung. Left: Jung Yewon (Chemical Engineering, 2nd year), right: Choi A-jung (Electronic Engineering, 2nd year). "We never knew such events in school take so much time and effort. Still, We want to participate more in other events, too." A passerby is taking a look at the items. People were peeking around the marketplace even before the official opening, which was at 11 am. Most of the products were second-hand from the dolls and clothes section, but many were new from cosmetics and accessories. One of the specialties of HY Global Market was that all of the accessories were hand-made by one of the supporters, Choi A-jung (Electronic Engineering, 2nd year). String-bracelets were also made by the organizers, stitch by stitch. All of the accessories in the market were hand made by the orginazers. The red tag means they are 5,000won each. Most items were sold at a very affordable price. One student who bought some makeup mentioned "the itmes were so cheap, and the fact that my money is donated to a good cause made me feel really good." Another specialty was that the products were sold at an unbelievable price. For example, a brand-new hand lotion was sold at 1,000won, and a 100% cashmere muffler was sold at 20,000won. When asked who donated the most, Kim Sung-ha (WE-HY center, researcher) answered “the executive president donated a lot. The mufflers that sold out within the first five minutes of the opening were also donated by the president.” Bila and a student from WE-HY supporters are making dalgona. A dalgona was given to people who purchased anything in the market. Just like the traditional way, every dalgona was stamped with a shape. If one manages to break the candy without hurting the shape, they are given a pair of 'night time socks'. 'Night time socks' are also part of a Korean culture where we heat the floor. The socks are made of soft and cozy cloth that warms up your feet when sleeping. The board on the right explains the string bracelets: they are hand-made by students and sold for 1,000won. It also mentions that all profits have been donated. The WE-HY center hosts lots of events such as ‘gender sensibility episode contest’ or ‘female engineer seminar’, but HY Global Market is the first one to engage international students. Recruited by friends, acquaintances and official posters, international students also had a lot of fun preparing and carrying out this event. Bila (Chemistry, 2nd year), making and tasting the Korean traditional candy dalgona, mentioned: “I expect people to engage in some more charity work through this flea market.” Mohd Khairil Rajaie Mohd Khairon (Electric Engineering, 3rd year) is posing infront of the dolls, some of which he donated. The market was crowded with students and passersby trying to purchase items at a good price. Because the organizers are composed of international students and domestic female students, all of the profit earned in the flea market will be donated to the Women Migrants Human Rights Center after the semester is over. The flea market raised 700,000won this year. Choi mentioned, “as I major in engineering, there is not much chance for me to organize events and host them. I think WE-HY supporter is a place where imaginations come true. I wish more students interested in such issues can participate in the supporters’ activity,” smiling. To discover more about WE-HY, click HERE. Kim So-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Choi Min-ju
On December 2, a 2018 essay entrance exam on science & engineering department was conducted at Seoul campus of Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Hanyang conducted the 2018 susi essay test for two days from December 2. 34,710 students applied for the exam and the competition rate for the admission is 87.65: 1. ▲ Applicants are making the final review on 2018 essay entrance exam conducted at Seoul campus, Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. ▲ The supervisor is confirming student's identity on the 2018 essay exam for science & engieering departments. ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seou ▲ Students who took the 2018 essay exam are passing through the campus in Seongdong-gu, Seou
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