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2017-09 13

[Performance]Two of Hanyang's Humanities·Social Science Departments Ranked in the ‘Best’ Category

Hanyang University’s department of public administration and department of Tourism ranked ‘the best’ in the ‘2017 Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings by departments for Humanities and Social Science’ published on September 7th. The Department of Economics & Finance and the Department of History were ranked as ‘good’, while the Department of Economics (Erica Campus) and Department of Philosophy were ranked as ‘fair’. To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Joongang Ilbo, a four year course on humanities · social science department evaluation was focused on department on economics, public administration, hotel management, tourism, history and philosophy in 70 major Universities in Korea. In the Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings for 2017 by departments for the department of Public Administration , Hanyang University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewha Womans University and Chungang University were evaluated as 'the best'. The department of Public Administration at Hanyang University ranked at the top of the list in first place in the evaluation index among students per faculty (17.3 students) and tuition to scholarship ratio (40.2%). In addition, the net employment rate (60.8%) and the retained employment rate (96.3%) ranked 10th. Due to most students in this department taking the public administration exam, the department conducts ‘Mock PSAT (Public Service Aptitude Test)’ for first grade students. Seokeun Kim, director of the Department of Public Administration at Hanyang University said, “We introduced mock PSAT because many students are frustrated when they take PSAT in their senior year.” In addition, students in the department of Public Administration must interview one career worker of their choice during the career development seminar. The students should research carefully from the recruitment, selection to the person’s day-to-day work, the people he/she meets for work, job station, to job turnover. According to the article of Joongang Ilbo, featured on September 7th, this is related to the fact that the employment rate and the retained employment rate of the department of Public Administration at Hanyang University were highly ranked in the evaluation index, and many excellent departments, including the department of public administration at Hanyang University, offer many opportunities to experience the public administrative field, directly. In the department of hotel management · tourism evaluation, which was conducted for the first time this year, Hanyang University (Seoul), Kyunghee University (Hospitality Management), and Pusan National University were ranked "the best". According to the article featured in Joongang Ilbo, all three universities including Hanyang University, which ranked at the top of the evaluation list, showed excellent achievements in domestic and foreign research thesis performance by professors and were awarded many research grants by the government, the local governments, and companies. Hanyang University's Department of Tourism received the highest praise in the evaluation index in terms of retained employment rate(89.2%), international dissertation per professor (3.07 theses), and research grants per faculty member (KRW 15.36 million). It also ranked in 2nd place in domestic thesis paper (3.94 pieces) per professor, 4th place in dropout rate (1.7%), and 4th in suburban research expenses (62.29 million KRW) per professor. The professor of Hanyang University’s department of tourism wrote three international papers and four domestic papers per full-time faculty member in 2015. Seong-Hyup Hyun, the professor of Hanyang University’s Department of Tourism, has made excellent achievement by publishing 12 SSCI-grade international papers in a year. The professors with excellent research achievements and those who are in charge of national research projects in the past two years get reduced lecture time and increased funding. The university also supports up to 20 million KRW ‘research fund for settlement’ for new professors who have been appointed for two years. In the evaluation for the Department of Economics, Korea University (Seoul), Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University (Economics), Sungkyunkwan University (Global Economics), and Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘best’. Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyungpook University, Dankook University, Pusan University, Sogang University, The University of Seoul, Chungang University, and Hanyang University (Seoul) ranked as ‘good’. There were 14 universities, such as Hanyang University (ERICA) ranked as ‘above good’. The department of economics and finance, which ranked ‘good’, ranked no.1 in the ratio of participating in on-the-job training (24.1%) and no.5 in the net employment rate (75.2%). The department of economics (Erica Campus), which ranked ‘Fair’, ranked no.7 in participating in on-the-job training (18.6%). In the evaluation of the Department of History · Pusan University, Sogang University · Seoul National University (Department of National History) · Seoul National University (Department of Oriental History) ranked as ‘the best’; 8 universities including Konkuk University (Seoul) · Kyungpook National University · Kyunghee University · Korea University (Seoul · Department of history) · Korea University (Seoul · Department of Korean History) · Seoul National University (Department of Western History) · The University of Seoul · Hanyang University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘good’. Hanyang University’s Department of History, which ranked as ‘good’, ranked 7th in the research funds per professor (97.44 million KRW), and 9th in the paper citation counts (1.10time). In the evaluation for the Department of Philosophy, Konkuk University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Sungkyunkwan University (Confucianism, Oriental Studies) were ranked as ‘the best’. Five universities, including Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Yeungnam University, and Chonnam University, were ranked "good"; nine universities ranked as ‘fair’ including Hanyang University (Seoul). In terms of the Department of Philosophy evaluation index, Hanyang University ranked No. 1 in retained employment (100%), No. 9 in the paper citation counts (1.52 time), No. 10 in tuition to scholarship ratio (21.5%) and No. 10 in dropout rate (2.2%). Meanwhile, the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Science, were evaluated by 14 indicators for those Social Science Departments such as Economics, Public Administration, Hotel Management, Tourism with scores on a scale of 200 points. The Department of Humanities, such as History and Philosophy were evaluated by 11 indicators with a scale of 190 points. In the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, domestic journals, books and translations were also used as key indicators. Based on the combined score of each indicator, the top 10% classified as ‘the best’, 25% as ‘good’, and 50% were classified as ‘fair’.

2017-09 12

[Performance]Two of Hanyang's Engineering Departments Ranked in the ‘Best’ Category

On September 6, the "2017 Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments” announced that the department of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Resource and Environmental Engineering of Hanyang University were ranked within ‘Best’ category. The Department of Architectural Engineering (ERICA), the Department of Electronics Engineering (ERICA), and the Department of Chemistry were ranked within the ‘Good’ category, and the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering (ERICA) were ranked as "Fair". This year's rankings of Engineering Departments has included four departments in the Seoul campus and three departments in ERICA. This year's rankings of Engineering Departments was conducted for departments of Architectural Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Statistics and Chemistry of 70 major domestic four-year universities. They were evaluated with a total of 10 indicators on the basis of 200 points, including 4 indicators of professors’ research and 6 indicators of student education. The 6 universities ranked within the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 JoongAng Daily University Rankings of Electronic Engineering Departments’ were Hanyang University (Seoul), KAIST, UNIST, Korea University (Anam), Yonsei University (Seoul), and POSTECH. The 9 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA), Kyungpook University, Sungkyunkwan University and Chungang University were included in the 'Good' category. The Department of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University ranked 3rd in in-school research budget (per professor), 5th in out-of-school research budget (per professor), 4th in scholarship ratio compared to tuition fee, and 4th in retained employment rate. The Electronics Engineering Department has secured research capacity by winning a research center and major national projects for IT convergence technology research. Also, research on semiconductors and wireless communication is very active. In particular, Prof. Kim Jae-hoon and Yoo Chang-jae’s team developed a method to improve the light efficiency of 'Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)', which is not only a core technology of the 4th industrial revolution, but also the driving force of the next generation. They are also making progress in research which will keep Korea’s competitiveness as a leader in display technology. The Department of Electronic Engineering (ERICA), which was ranked in the 'Good' category, had the highest score of 44.4% in participation rate of field training in the evaluation index. Students can participate in field training through ‘Work Integrated Learning Center’ operated from 2011. More than 20 enterprises conducted field trainings at this center last year. According to a JoongAng Daily article, Cho Chul-hee (Electronics Systems Engineering 11), a student of Hanyang University ERICA campus said, "I worked in a company for 9 weeks and realized that developing a ‘smart home’ program fits my interest” and added, “I have decided to build my career in this field thanks to my experiences in field training.” In the evaluation of Environmental Engineering Departments, 3 universities including Hanyang University(Seoul), Seoul National University, and UNIST were graded as the ‘Best’. The Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, which was included in the ‘Best’ category, ranked 1st in retained employment rate, 2nd in field training participation rate, 3rd in number of students per professor, 4th in out-of-school research budget (per professor) and 7th in dropout rate. This department participates in a ‘resource development specialization project’ supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and conducts on-the-job training programs for students in highly relevant institutions. In addition, about 28% of the curriculum is being taught in a foreign language to enhance students' global competence. Kim Tae-hong (Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, doctorate course 14’) has signed a publishing contract with Springer, the world's third largest publisher of scientific books, and the department is nurturing students as individuals who meet the Global Standard. In addition, research is being actively carried out on 'deep geothermal power generation technology' and 'carbon dioxide underground storage technology' which are alternative renewable energy sources for base load power. For the Architectural Engineering department assessment, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungnam National University were included in the ‘Best’ category, and 7 universities including Hanyang University (both Seoul and ERICA) were ranked within the ‘Good’ category. For the assessment of the Department of Chemistry, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, POSTECH, KAIST and UNIST were included in the ‘Best’. 7 universities including Hanyang University (Seoul) were selected as ‘Good’. 13 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA) were selected in ‘Fair’ category. According to the article of the Joongang Daily on September 6th, most of the universities which received excellent evaluations in the Science and Engineering Department Evaluation are focusing on practical research to prepare for the 4th industry era, not just only in their academic conditions, which are also excellent.

2017-09 12

[Performance]This year Hanyang University taking 351-400th place in 'THE world university ranking'

This year Hanyang University takes 351-400th place by the total 42.3 points in THE world university ranking. It is ranked eighth among domestic universities. According to 2018 THE World University Rankings announced by THE (Times Higher Education in the UK) on the 5th of September, Hanyang has a 35.6 on educational environments (35.0 last year), 38.1 points on research achievement (35.6 points), 41.9 points on article citation degree (35.6 points), 84.7 points on the industry-university cooperation import (81.8 points), and 56.4 points on the internationalization (51.5 points). Especially, the educational environment and papers citations, imports of industry-university cooperation, internationalization scores has increased year-by-year. ▲ Score Details of Hanyang University (captured on THE official homepage) In this evaluation, the university which occupied the first overall place is Oxford University, UK, followed by Cambridge University, UK, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University in the United States, and MIT in the United States ranked into the top 5. Among the domestic universities, Seoul National University occupied the first place by 69.3 points (74th place). Next, ▲ KAIST (60.9 points, 95th place) ▲ Sungkyunkwan (59.3 points, 111th place) ▲ POSTECH (57.3 points, 137th place) ▲ UNIST (50.1 points), Yonsei University (50 points), Korea University (48.5 points ) (201-250) ▲ Hanyang University · GIST (42.3 points, 351 - 400th place) ▲ Chung-Ang University and Kyung Hee University. (39.9 points, 401-500) and so on. In this evaluation, domestic universities named within the top 1000 universities in the world are 27 Universities including Seoul National University, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, POSTECH, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hanyang University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Chung-Ang University, Ewha Womans University, Kunkuk University, Sejong University, Ulsan University, Chonbuk National University, Chonnam National University, Inha University, Kyungbook University, Busan University, University of Seoul, Sogang University, Yeungnam University, Ajou University, Chungnam National University, Hallym University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, etc. According to an article of Maeil Economy on the 6th of September, said Phil Beatie, an editor-in-chief of THE, "Although the overall ranking of Korean universities has declined in this evaluation, Korea is one of the most outstanding countries in the investment for industry-academia cooperation and higher education." Meanwhile, the ranking of the world university utilizes five indicators to determine the ranking as follows: ▲ Teaching: the learning environment 30% ▲ Research: volume, income and reputation 30% ▲ Citation: research influence 30% ▲International outlook: staff, students and research 7.5% ▲ Industry income: Knowledge transfer 2.5% and so on. Teaching has five indicators, Research has three ones, and International outlook has three ones. Including specific indicators. The ranking is calculated based on thirteen indicators in total. ▶ Go to see THE 2018 world university rankings (click) ▶ Go to see Individual Hanyang ranking and scores of THE 2018 World University Ranking (Click)

2017-09 11

[Event]Find Your Perfect Job, Bright Future!

"The desire of Columbus for the discovery of the world is reenacted through Hanyangians!” Here is the ambitious motto of the Job Discovery Festival of Hanyang University (HYU) in the era of exacerbating unemployment. Every September, the Career Development Center (CDC) and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) design and host the Job Discovery Festival to provide students of HYU a chance to seek information and real life stories on 154 companies and occupations in South Korea. News H visited the event held on the 5th and 6th of September to become a Columbus of the job market. Both local and international students are zealously paying attention to the recruiters and their consultation. Discovery of occupation, summary of information This year, 154 companies have participated in the career fair, which was a 23 percent increase compared to last year. The most intricate part of the fair was that it prevented any exclusion of students in employment as its theme this year was ‘diversity.’ Along with the booths for Korean students, designated booths for the handicapped students and foreigners were also prepared. The fair included individual consultation with the recruiters, providing truthful information that cannot be found on official reference. Professional advice for employment documentation that many students find difficult to prepare was also given. “The Job Discovery Festival has always provided great opportunities for students to comprehend more specific information on companies while recruiters can meet their possible candidates through the fair,” said Shin Yong-jin of the CDC. The fair is hosted every September, considering the primary employment season of South Korea. “The main reason to hold the festival in September is because of two reasons. First, majority of Korean firms recruit personnel in the second semester, and second, the CDC believes that this fair will arouse students’ attention on the beginning of term,” reminded Shin. Out of the 154 firms who participated, 12 of them were active in recruiting handicapped students. The booth for the disabled students was arranged to explain to them the spectrum and the process of employment. Also, several Japanese companies also took part in the fair to employ Korean students due to the aging population. “The place, exclusively prepared by the OIA for foreign students, provides them deeper information on careers they could pursue in South Korea with all the information translated in various languages for their convenience,” explained Park Jin-ju of the OIA. Advice from the bottom of alumni’s heart The recruiters of the fair from each company were mostly graduates of HYU. As the Job Discovery Festival was gaining momentum, juniors and seniors flocked together to hear sincere advice from the alumni. “It was a great experience for me to learn about the plethora of firms in Korea. Also, information that cannot be found online was provided by our alumni recruiters along with their heartfelt encouragements,” said Hwang Jong-min (Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, 4th year). Also, Umeh Zeno from Nigeria (Economics and Finance, 1st year) remarked, “even though I was only a freshman, I could learn a lot about employment and its process here in South Korea. I was impressed with the fair’s scale and I wish to visit here again annually.” Umeh is meticulously observing the employment process of the LG Company. Numbers of alumni gladly welcomed their juniors to their career booth. Kang Min-chang (Department of Mechanical Engineering, ‘14), currently working at SK Plant-Mechanical Team, has also disclosed his sincere advice to his juniors. “I remember wandering around at this festival, desperately looking for where I wanted to be employed two years ago. I am happy to be here now, helping my juniors with their career, and I’ve been advising them to apply their full strength at the interview to make a good impression on employers,” said Kang. Kang wishes that Hanyangians who successfully obtain employment will gladly help their own juniors for their future. The Job Discovery Festival of 2017 was packed with students, revealing the reality of the high unemployment rate. South Korean and foreign Hanyangians willing to be employed locally may have to be faced with moments of failure. However, numbers of frustration cannot defeat the sense of accomplishments in further life. Just like, after the storm--comes calm. The future of Hanyangians will shine bright despite the hard times of this era! Kim Ju-hyun kimster9421@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-09 11

[Academics]Making a Better Environment to Live In

Until the 21st century, the world has gone through excessive amounts of civilization. People were able to make various visible developments while failing to keep the environment without pollution. Professor Kim Ki-hyun of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, therefore, focused on the environmental problems through his paper, “Biochar as a Catalyst”. Through the paper, he introduced a new material that could better purify various impurities. Biochar is a compound word of ‘bio’ and ‘char’, which is biology and charcoal. This material is a type of waste that is produced when you burn any biological materials that possess carbon. Just as charcoal is made when you burn trees, biochar is made when you burn biological materials. Through this not-so-helpful looking waste, people can purify the environment. When soil is polluted with something, such as oil, pesticides or heavy metal, biochar can be effectively used to absorb these contaminations. They combine well with toxic substances; therefore, it allows purification of soil only though scattering these materials in the soil and skimming them out again. The picture of the process of making biochar. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim introduced his overall research related to biochar. He studies various metal organic frameworks, which are much like biochars, used to purify polluted environments. “There are over 20 thousand types of metal organic frameworks, and I am currently working on which framework will be the most effective when purifying pollution,” explained Kim. Moreover, he talked about electronic cigarettes which are a relatively newly introduced invention. As there isn’t a proven result of the components within the electronic cigarette, Kim is working on the methods to discover the dangers of them. Kim said, “There isn’t a precise database related to electronic cigarettes. They could also consist of numerous cancer-causing agents and harm, just as original cigarettes does. I intend on discovering these substances and, furthermore, purify them.” Kim, however, does not solely research on this one material. He pays attention to the general issues within the society. His main interest lies on various aerial issues such as air pollution, fine dust, indoor pollution and stenches. Kim said, “There, indeed, are a lot of problems regarding pollution related issues. However, there are also a lot of methods that can be used to solve these problems. My goal is to make effective solutions through comprehensive research.” He explained that the biochar mentioned in his paper is only a small example of his overall goal. He intends to research on more new materials and solve various social issues. Kim hopes people could have correct information on the environment. Kim hopes that people would have a better understanding of environmental pollution. “When the dust level exceeds 100 microgram per 1 cubic meter, the Ministry of Environment suggests to refrain from going out. However, when people wear masks right after they smoke to protect themselves from fine dust, they breathe in eight hundred to nine hundred micrograms of dust. Due to excessive amounts of information, people sometimes make contradictory actions,” explained Kim. He wished that more environmental education would be made in the pursuit of proper knowledge. He added that Hanyang University students should give more interest towards the environment. “Let’s keep the air clean, with correct information!” On Jung-yun jessica0818@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Park Young-min

2017-09 06

[Event]Hanyang University Held Entrance Ceremony for International Students

Hanyang University held “2017 Entrance Ceremony for international students” at Paiknam Concert Hall, Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul on August 31st. Over 400 students from 43 countries attended the ceremony. ▲Foreign students who attended the entrance ceremony taking a commemorative photo ▲Students from College of Music are performing Korean traditional music. ▲Freshmen are watching the celebration performance ▲Students are taking a commemorative photo ▲ Students are participating in entrance ceremony ▲ Students are participating in entrance ceremony ▲ Taekwondo performance is being held ▲ Students are being informed about the event

2017-09 04

[Academics]Chlor-alkali Electrolysis in Use

Professor Park Joo-yang of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is an expert in the field of engineering. His paper, “SWRO brine reuse by diaphragm-type chlor-alkali electrolysis to produce alkali-activated slag” discusses a novel method of breaking down the brine after the desalination process. After the desalination process, what is left over is the brine (salt water with twice the concentration) and fresh water. Letting the brine out back into the ocean would cause a destruction of the ocean life cycle because thousands of tons of water is desalinated everyday and the concentration of salt would cause trouble for ocean farms. Through electrolysis process of the brine, chlorine gas and hydrogen gas are produced and this would be reused in diverse ways such as tap water. Park is explaining about the break down of brine process. Electrolysis process would leave chlor-alkali which would be used to produce alkali-activated slag used for pavements. Through the activation process of the alkali with the slag, it would turn into hard substance which is then processed to make pavement blocks. Since it is produced out of what should be discarded, it is economically efficient and is very durable, and also environmentally friendly. Some of the problems that Park is facing is that the research studies regarding this plant is almost reaching the developed level but has difficulty in terms of industrialization. Since brine has been let out into the ocean until nowadays which resulted in low handling expenses. For Park’s team to collect the brine and run the electrolysis process costs way too much even considering the fact that the slags would be produced at a reasonable cost. Handling costs outweigh the expenses of economic and environmental costs which makes it reluctant for companies to invest in producing such power plants. Park is continuously working to produce more environmentally friendly and cost efficient products through electrolysis processes although it may be a hard task to implement it. “I believe that continuously working in a field of expertise would open the doors for many opportunities,” concluded Park. “Continuously working in a field of expertise would open the doors for many opportunities.” Kim Seung-jun nzdave94@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-08 31

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] What Makes People Pro-Environment?

“Whenever I go on a trip or big festivals, I always worry about all the trashes people throw away. It’s just too much.” Professor Hyun Sung-hyup of the Division of Tourism recently published his paper, "Fostering customers’ pro-environmental behavior at museum". The paper thoroughly investigates the affective and cognitive factors of individuals visiting museums and analyzes which factor has the most impact on their pro-environmental intentions. Hyun emphasized that most people are very environmentally friendly in their house. They recycle well, try not to waste food or water. However, the point is that the very same people behave entirely differently from the moment they leave their house. Trashes are disposed not separately, which then has to be combusted, letting carbon into the air. Tissues, water, food and all kinds of resources are wasted. Hyun wondered what is behind the people’s paradoxical behavior. He also wanted to figure out what needs to be triggered in order to resolve such paradox and to motivate eco-friendly behavior from the general public. A table showing relations of each factor and their effects (Photo courtesy of Hyun) Over the course of a year, Hyun went to a broad range of museums which deal with themes like art, war, and tradition to interview, survey and observe the visitors. From the data collected from 321 tourists, he ran statistical analysis simulation program to construct a conceptual framework that can predict people’s behavior in public spaces. He also sought for professional advice from other fields such as environmental specialists or professors in engineering for further insight. Based on his field research with dozens and hundreds of related papers he studied, Hyun found out that ‘Environmental Knowledge (EK)’ out of five cognitive factors, was the most significant factor in determining one’s environmentally responsible decision-making process. Hyun is explaining the process of his research. Hyun asserted that environmental education on a regular basis is essential. People with more professional knowledge on the vulnerability of the environment or the impact of their action is more inclined to show consistent behavior both in and outside of their home. "It seems like a lot of people lack education regarding the environment in both public and private sectors," said Hyun. Lamenting at such reality, Hyun wishes environmental education to be part of the public education curriculum in the near future. When asked what inspired him to become a researcher in Tourism, Hyun smiled and answered that his professors during college years influenced him a lot. “Hanyang University offers the best curriculum on Tourism, with respectful professors. I always looked up to them.” Hyun said he decided to study further because there are so much intriguing topics to research in the field of Tourism. He encourages future researchers in the field to boldly try out, because tourism is very future oriented, interdisciplinary and economically significant field of study. Hyun himself plans to vigorously research further on issues related with environment and tourism. “Researching while lecturing, mentoring and living personal life is tough but I still enjoy it,” said Hyun, with affection to his work. Kim So-yun dash070@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-08 29

[Event][채널H] Hanyang International Summer School 2017 opening ceremony

■ Date : July 3rd 2017 ■ Location : Hanyang University Paiknam Concert Hall Although spring semester ended two weeks ago, our university’s summer is just getting started with Hanyang International Summer School. Let’s take a closer look at the opening ceremony and find out what kind of events took place. On July 3rd, 2017, the opening ceremony in Paiknam Concert Hall marked the beginning of this year’s Hanyang International Summer School. Hanyang International Summer School, which was established 20 years ago, offers over 70 courses that are taught in English to international students from around the glove every summer. The number of students who apply for the program has been constantly increasing. This year, more than 2,000 students from 54 countries have come to our school.

2017-08 28

[Alumni]The Master of Go

Currently a professional player and a professor of the game Go, Jeong Soo-hyun (English Language and Literature, ’83) dreamed of becoming a professional Go player since he was in high school. Jeong learned to play Go as a student and was charmed by the joy until he eventually decided that he wanted to be a master of it. As a professional player, Jeong has written about 40 books, has been teaching Go for more than 20 years, and has telecasted on numerous TV programs. Go and life Jeong navigated his life toward the world of Go and sought his career in that field at first because he was purely attracted by its joy. It all began as an interest and a passion, after which he grew to be more enthusiastic and ambitious. To Jeong, Go is not just a job but rather something that links to his mind and thoughts. “I found another world studying Go. I might call it a world of Go culture,” laughed Jeong. “I often refer to Go as a panacea, which is the cure for all ills. I sometimes get amazed by how extensive Go can reach in our daily lives. It teaches us so much!” exclaimed Jeong. After graduating from high school, he entered the Korea Baduk (game of Go) Association as a researcher, which is the first and indispensable step of becoming a professional. He had about 40 Go matches every year, through which Jeong studied and accumulated his skills and knowledge. “It’s not through practice that you improve yourself in Go, but it is rather through analyzing other players’ games. So I made several small groups and focused on growing insights and developing my own mastery.” Jeong read books about Go in order to get the holistic picture of the game and to master the theory of it. The more he studied, the more he was absorbed into the game. Jeong reached the highest level of 9th grader in Go after countless matches starting from level one when he was 41. Higher levels could be achieved through gaining points by winning Go matches. “I highly recommend learning or practicing Go as a hobby. It is not only fascinating itself but also extremely lesson-full and wisdom-giving at the same time. Recently, Go has become a global mind-sport, meaning being good at it will enable you to be good at communicating with people.” After becoming a professional Go player and entering Hanyang University, Jeong has established a club named “Hanyang Giwoohui”, which has become more active even after Jeong’s graduation. "Go is full of lessons!" (Photo courtesy of heraldcorp) As a professional and a professor It has been more than 20 years since Jeong became a professor of Go at a Korean university. He spent the longer part of his Go life as a professor than as a professional. With his life motto “no pain no gain”, he has been teaching his students that where there is no effort, there is no outcome. “What I’ve learned through my life as a Go player is that it feels more worthwhile to do something for the others than for just yourself and that the ultimate result will be in your favor. I believe doing what you love with passion will beget meaningful outcomes,” manifested Jeong. Winning the second place in both KBS Baduk Match and SBS Baduk Match, and being the first winner of the Professional Baduk Match, Jeong’s name is mentioned in lists of the winners of many professional Go matches. “I only won the second place because my rival was mighty. I can still recall the bitterness,” reminisced Jeong. Currently taking the role of the president of Korea Professional Baduk Association and Korean Society for Baduk Studies, Jeong is continuting his studies of Go. “No pain no gain is my life philosophy. If you don’t work, there will be no award.” Having published about 40 books of baduk (Go), Jeong’s recommendations for beginners are ‘Introduction to Baduk’, ‘Master of Management’, and ‘CEO Who Reads Baduk’, all of which are perfect for baduk beginners to read. He first wrote a book due to a request of learners, after which Jeong got a number of requests from other publishing companies to publish more books. Thanks to all his publications, he acquired the nickname “baduk professor” even before he became one. His achievements all together as a professional Go player spotlights him as one of the most prominent players. "I believe hard work always pays off. There awaits rewarads for those who work hard." (Photo courtesy of heraldcorp) Jeon Chae-yun chaeyun111@hanyang.ac.kr