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Hanyang University was the 25th ranked university in the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & the QS Asian University Rankings,” climbing 5 ranks compared to last year's performance. The domestic universities that placed within the 30th rankings in Asia were Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), and Hanyang University (25th), which was ranked fifth in the domestic universities category. ▲ Rankings of the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” (Image = capture from QS website) In collaboration with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a global university evaluation facility in the UK, the Chosun Ilbo evaluated 503 universities in 17 countries in Asia and announced the evaluation results on the 23rd of October. From this year, a new indicator, the "International Research Network (IRN),” which is an indicator for university professors to collaboratively research with researchers from other countries, was introduced so that a total of 11 Evaluation indicators were used. The indicators are as follows: ▲Academic Reputation (30%), ▲ Employer Reputation (20%), ▲ Citations per Faculty (10%), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D (5%), ▲ International Faculty (2.5%), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students (2.5%), ▲ Inbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Outbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Number of students per teacher (15%), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number (10%), ▲ International Research Network (IRN) (10%), etc. Hanyang received an average of 84.9 points in this year’s Asian University Ratings. Among all 11 indicators, Hanyang ranked high in the indicators of graduate reputation (26th in Asia, 92.6 scores), Inbound Exchange (26th, 99.6) and Outbound Exchange (28th, 99). Besides these, each ranking according to the indicators is as follows: ▲Academic Reputation, 38th (71.2 scores), ▲ International Research Cooperation, 40th (93.4 points), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students, 42nd (87.1), ▲ Citations per Faculty, 46th (89.3), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D, 68th (93), ▲ International Faculty, 79th (72.2), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number, 156th (50.7). In particular, for the Percentage of Foreign Students, Hanyang received the fourth highest score for domestic universities. The first place ranking in Asia was occupied by the National University of Singapore. Hong Kong University ranked 2nd, Nanyang Technological University and Tsinghua University were tied for 3rd place. Among the domestic universities, KAIST ranked 1st with a total of 95.5 (8th in Asia), which was followed by Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), POSTECH (24th), Hanyang University (25th), Kyung Hee University (37 Rank), Ewha Womans (50th), and Sogang (60th), etc. In this year's evaluations, the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” had evaluated 57 universities in Korea. It was the fourth largest number, followed by 112 universities in China, 89 in Japan, and 78 in India. Among the Korean universities within the 30th place in Asia, the universities that ranked 1 to 5 ranks higher than the previous year were Hanyang University (25th), Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), and Yonsei University (17th). However, both KAIST (8th) and POSTECH (24th) dropped in rankings from the previous year. According to the article by the Chosun Ilbo, Martin Ince, the chairman of the QS Advisory Committee, said, "While Asian countries intensely compete for higher education, the Korean university system is being evaluated as successful, and Korea has the largest number of power engines for higher education (finest universities) compared to the population." ▶ Go to the QS Website '2018 Asian Rankinngs' (Click)
Hanyang University's Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd while the ERICA Campus was ranked 9th in last year's JoongAng Ilbo’s comprehensive university rankings for 2018. This year, Hanyang is the only university to have two campuses ranked in the top 10 for four consecutive years from the evaluation. On October 29, the JoongAng Ilbo released the results of the ‘Comprehensive Evaluation,’ which assessed all universities on a common basis and a ‘Department Evaluation’ by using indicators according to the characteristics of each academic category. The comprehensive evaluation was conducted for 57 universities with four or more departments, including the Humanities, Sociology, the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and the Arts. The department evaluations were conducted in four categories: the Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. This year's evaluation was conducted from 32 criteria (total 300 points) in four categories: a professor’s research (10 criteria, 100 points), educational conditions (12 criteria, 100 points), student education and performance (6 criteria · 70 points), and reputation (four criteria and total 300 points). The Seoul Campus ranked 1st in ‘student education and achievement’ (54 points), 3rd in ‘professor research’ (72 points), 4th in ‘educational conditions’ (62 points), and 5th in ‘reputation’ (26 points) category. In total, the results have led Hanyang to rank 3rd with 214 points. Hanyang has also stood out in terms of ‘student education and achievement,’ by presenting high employment rates (4th in the net employment rate and 6th in the maintenance rate) as well as having a good score in the dropout rate (5th). In addition, as a college advocating the founding philosophy of the ‘practice of knowledge,’ the third largest revenue was obtained by transferring technology to companies. According to an official from Hanyang, "The Seoul campus recorded 4th place in 'international research papers' and 'professor research,’ for professors publishing a large number of internationally recognized papers. Also, the second rank reflects the fact that internationalization-related indicators are excellent, and the quality of international students is high because of the high percentage of foreign students qualified for language proficiency," the official added. The ERICA Campus ranked 6th in ‘student education and achievement’ (50 points), 10th in ‘professor research’ (61 points), 14th in "educational conditions’ (50 points), and 16th in ‘reputation’ (19 points). Overall, the ERICA Campus ranked 9th with a total of 180 points. It also displayed its strength in the ‘Industry-Academic Cooperation.’ In addition, it ranked 1st in ‘the ratio of participation in on-the-job training,’ 2nd in ‘revenue of industry-academic cooperation per science-technology professors,’ and 5th in the ‘graduate students’ start-up activities.’ According to Vice President Kim Woo-seung of ERICA, "We have been rapidly accepting requests from the field through industry cooperation and creating an industry-friendly system that is more sustainable than other universities." He went on to further explain that they had also prepared a large-scale start-up space by referring to prestigious overseas universities. Meanwhile, the Seoul Campus was ranked 5th in the ‘reputation’ category, which surveyed 550 personnel managers from companies and public institutions as well as 550 high school teachers. Also, the campus was ranked within the top-ten positions upon the four questions: ‘the most desirable new recruits,’ ‘being most likely to be recommended to apply,’ ‘the greatest potential to grow,’ and the ‘university with a high contribution to the national and local community.’ Among non-Seoul universities, the ERICA Campus, Inha University, and Busan National University recorded the top three spots. SNU (242 points) tops the rankings again this year in the overall evaluation for this year. Subsequently, the following universities are listed in the top-ten positions: Sungkyunkwan University (222 points), Hanyang University, Seoul Campus (214 points), Korea University and Yonsei University (206 points), Kyung Hee University (188 points), and Ewha Womans University (181 points). The 2018 JoongAng Ilbo university assessment was conducted in four categories: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. Only universities that account for a certain percentage or number of students in each department were eligible (Humanities · Natural Science 10%, Social Science ·Engineering 20% / Humanities 1000, Social Science 2000, Natural Science 1500, and Engineering 2500 students). The Seoul Campus ranked 2nd in the ‘Humanities’ (174 points), 4th (173 points) in Social Science, 6th in Natural Science (195 points), and 4th in Engineering (195 points). The ERICA Campus ranked 16th (126 points) in ‘Humanities,’ 19th (134 points) in Social Science, and 13th (161 points) in 'Engineering.' ▶ The "2018 JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation" shortcut 1 (click) ▶ The "2018 JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation" shortcut 2 (click)
On September 12, "The 2018 Joongang Ilbo University Assessment of Humanities·Social Science Departments” announced that Hanyang’s Division of Business Administration was ranked within the ‘Best’ category. Also, the Department of Sociology was evaluated as ‘Good’, and the Division of Business Administration (ERICA), Information Sociology (ERICA), and Korean Language & Literature (Seoul) as ‘Fair’. The evaluation of Humanities and Social Studies was conducted in three departments: Business Administration, Sociology, and Korean Language & Literature departments from 63 major, four-year universities nationwide, rated by the Joongang Ilbo University Assessment (to be announced in October). According to the evaluation results, among 59 universities, Hanyang (Seoul), Korea (Seoul), SNU, Ewha Womans University, and Korea Tech (KITU) were rated as the ‘Best’ in the Business Administration department. In the ‘Good’ category, Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyungsang Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Sookmyung Women's University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chonnam Nat’l University, Chung-ang University, Hongik University, and UNIST were rated. The other category of ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA), Catholic University, Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyonggi University, Kyungnam University, Kyunghee University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sogang University, University of Seoul, SunMoon University, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chungbuk Nat’l University, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. In the Sociology Department (29 schools), Kyunghee and Seoul Nat’l University received the 'Best'. Hanyang (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), University of Seoul, Ewha Womans University and Chung-ang University were evaluated as ‘Good'. The other category ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA) and Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungbuk University, and Hallym University. Among the department of Korean Language & Literature (48 schools), the universities rated as ‘Best’ are: Korea University (Seoul), Seoul Nat’l University, University of Seoul, and Hongik University. In another category of 'Good' includes Konkuk University (Seoul), Dongguk University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Ajou University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewah Womans University, and Chung-ang University. The last category of 'Fair' is rated among Hanyang (Seoul), Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyunghee University, Kookmin University, Pukyong Nat'l University, Sogang University, Sookmyong Women's University, Soongsil University, Wonkwang University, Incheon National University, Inha University, and Chungbuk Natioanl University. Hanyang University (Seoul) received high marks by having rich support for in-school research (the third highest rate on professors’ individual research fund) and student employment rates (the fourth highest on a net employment rate). The JoongAng Ilbo introduced a project by Hanyang’s Social Innovation Lab that sells artwork from disabled artist, Tak Yong-joon, and some projects related to the sales of art. It also explained, “The Department of Business Administration at Hanyang University (Seoul) has achieved excellent results with up-to-date programs, unlike the conventional lecture style. It provides students with an opportunity to start their own business and develop marketing skills.” Meanwhile, this year's Joongang Ilbo University Assessment on the Department of Humanities and Sociology was based on 14 indicators: professors' research capability and condition (8 indicators) and educational conditions for students and achievements (6 indicators). It applied 11 to 14 indicators, having a total score calculated as 200 in the Department of Business Administration and 180 in Korean Language & Literature. By adding up the scores, it rated ▲Best (top 10%) ▲Good (top 25%) ▲Fair (top 50%). Departments that are out of top 50 percent were not rated.
On September 11, the four-year University Ranking of the Engineering Departments by the Joongang Daily announced that Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering was ranked within the 'Best' category. In addition, the Department of Nuclear Engineering (Seoul), the Department of Industrial Engineering (Seoul), and the Department of Industrial Management Engineering (ERICA) were evaluated under the 'Fair' category. This year's ranking of Engineering Departments was conducted for the Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Nursing, etc., from the 63 major domestic four-year universities, which will receive the Joongang Daily University Rankings of Comprehensive Evaluation to be announced at the end of October. According to the results of the evaluation by departments, Hanyang University (Department of Energy Engineering) and UNIST (School of Energy Engineering) were the best in the 'Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering' (22 schools). In the 'Good' category, Kyungpook University School of Energy Engineering, KAIST Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, and UNIST Department of Nuclear Engineering were ranked. Also, Hanyang University (Seoul Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Kyunghee University · Seoul National University (Department of Energy Resources Engineering) · Seoul National University (Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Inha University · Jeju University were graded in the 'Fair' category. Seoul National University (Department of Industrial Engineering), Postech (Department of Industrial Management Engineering), and KAIST (Department of Industrial and System Engineering) were ranked under the 'Department of Industrial Engineering's (34 schools) 'Best' category. Konkuk University (Seoul)·Korea University(Seoul)·Seoul National University of Science & Technology·Ajou University·Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked under the 'Good' category, and Hanyang University (Seoul)·Hanyang University (ERICA)·Dongguk University·Busan University·Sungkyunkwan University·Soongsil University·Incheon National University·Chonnam National University·Hankuk University of Foreign Studies were ranked within the 'Fair' category. For the Department of Nursing (37 schools), the Catholic University of Korea·Ajou University·Jeju University were ranked under the 'Best' category. For the 'Good' category: Kangwon National University (Samcheok)· Kyungpook National University· Kyunghee University· Seoul National University· Yonsei University· Ewha University, and for the 'Fair' category: Kyungnam University· Gyeongsang University· Korea University (Seoul)· Tongmyong University· Inha University· Jeonju University· Chungang University· Chungnam University were ranked. Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering has received the 'Best' category in this evaluation. The Joongang Daily announced that "There is a professor from Hanyang University Department of Energy Engineering who is a world-renowned authority on electric car battery research," and "Professor Sun is also one of the top 1% researchers in the world (29 in Korea), selected by 'Clarify Analytical' (global academic information analysis agency) in 2017. Additionally, they explained that "Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering received a high evaluation in research as well as student education. The highest rate of scholarship per student and employment rate (83.3%) per student was recorded." Meanwhile, the results of this year's ranking for the Engineering Deparments are as follows: ▲ 6 indicators of professors' competence and conditions ▲ The score is 200 out of the 12 indicators in the two categories of 6 indicators of student educational conditions and achievements (180 out of the nursing department) . The Joongang Daily explained, "The value of each indicator has increased accuracy through the process of confirming their indicator value to universities by using the university's leverage disclosure of (University Alert) published data and the Korea Research Foundation Professor of Research Performance Data." Based on the combined score, the evaluation's subject department is graded as ▲ Best (Top 10%) ▲ Good (Top 25%) ▲ Fair (Top 50%), and for the top 50% of the departments didn't set the grade separately.
On August 1, among the 21 newly hired law school graduates who passed the fourth bar exam, two graduates are from Hanyang University (9.5 percent), ranked to be the sixth highest among major universities in Korea. According to the analysis of newly hired prosecutor's affiliated college (who passed the 4th bar exam), 5 of them(23.8%) graduated from Korea University, 3 from Seoul National ·Sungkyunkwan·Yonsei University and Postech respectively, and 2 graduated from Hanyang University(9.5%). When it comes to its status by age, 9 of them are 31 years old (42.9 %), 4 are 32 years old(19%), 4 are 28 years old(19%), 3 are 29 years old(14.3%) and one 1 is 33 years old(4.8%). ▶ Link for the article of the law journal (only in Korean)
Hanyang University has the third largest amount of government subsidy in Korea. On January 29th, the Korea Higher Education Research Institute (KHERI) reported a list of private schools who have received large amounts of government subsidy in 2016. According to the report, Yonsei University ranked 1st receiving 315.5 billion won, followed by Korea University receiving 276.3 billion won. Hanyang University received 257.6 billion won, while Sungkyunkwan University received 220.2 billion won, followed by Kyunghee University receiving 141.7 billion won. The additional universities who had received government subsidy included POSTECH at 139.8 billion won, Konkuk University at 138 billion won, Ewha W. University at 123.9 billion, Youngnam University at 115billion won, and Chung-Ang University at 113.6 billion won. KHERI mentioned, “5 trillion, 514.7 billion won was given to private schools in 2016 as government subsidy, rating 22.6% of its earning.” It also reported that 8 out of 10 top universities receiving the most amount of government subsidy were located in the Seoul area (based on its original campus). KHERI added, excluding POSTECH, that the government subsidy was mainly given to large schools located in Seoul carrying more than 20 thousand students. For the amount of government subsidy given per student, POSTECH ranked in first place with 43.16 million won, followed by Korea University of Technology and Education (12.18 million won), Sungkyunkwan University (8.23 million won), Yonsei University (7.93 million won), Sogang University (7.9 million won), Hanyang University (7.79 million won), Korea University (7.41 million won), The Catholic University of Korea (72 million won), Ajou University (7.17 million won), and CHA University (6.71 million won). The amount of government subsidy given per student from the top 10 universities is 6.63 million won per student on average, compared to the 4.1 million won, which is the average amount given to 4 year private schools in Korea. The result is 2.53 million won higher. ▼ Government subsidy for private schools in Korea (unit: 100 million won, %) rank name amount percentage by total percentage by income amount of subsidy per student( 10 thousand won) 1 Yonsei 3105 5.6 21.0 793 2 Korea 2763 5.0 23.7 741 3 Hanyang 2576 4.7 30.2 779 4 Sungkyunkwan 2202 4.0 24.0 826 5 Kyunghee 1417 2.6 19.6 425 6 POSTECH 1398 2.5 33.1 4316 7 Konkuk 1380 2.5 22.8 481 8 Ewha Women's 1239 2.2 20.2 575 9 Young Nam 1150 2.1 24.9 458 10 Chung-Ang 1136 2.1 19.6 393
Hanyang University Office of International Affairs announced the status of its international partnership contract as of December 21, 2016. According to the announcement, Hanyang University has signed a parnerhship relationship with 730 universities in 76 countries, of which 36 were newly completed in 2016. In 2016, the number of parnership contract has reached 20 in Asia (56%), 10 in Europe (28%), 4 in English (11%) and 2 in other regions (6%). Among them, China has the largest number of universities (19%), followed by six universities in Indonesia (17%), two universities of Canada, Italy, Taiwan and Thailand (6%). ▼ Universities with parnership contract in 2016 Order Name of university Region Country Date of conclusion 1 Erasmus University Rotterdam Europe Netherlands 2016-03-09 2 Kuwait University other Kuwait 2016-03-30 3 Humanitas University Europe Italy 2016-04-08 4 Universitas Katolik Parahyangan Asia Indonesia 2016-04-08 5 Singapore University of Technology and Design Asia Singapore 2016-04-12 6 National Taiwan University of Arts Asia Taiwan 2016-04-14 7 Dhurakij Pundit University Asia Thailand 2016-04-15 8 Toulouse Business School (TBS) Europe France 2016-04-15 9 VUZF University of Finance, Business and Entrepreneurship Europe Bulgaria 2016-04-25 10 Universitas Kristen Maranatha Asia Indonesia 2016-04-26 11 Telkom University Asia Indonesia 2016-05-03 12 Gadjah Mada University Asia Indonesia 2016-05-13 13 Kathmandu University Asia Nepal 2016-05-17 14 Airlangga University Asia Indonesia 2016-05-31 15 Zhejiang Gongshang Univeristy Asia China 2016-06-08 16 chungyuan Christian University Asia Taiwan 2016-06-22 17 Czech Technical University in Prague Europe CzechRepublic 2016-06-22 18 Mudanjiang Normal University Asia China 2016-06-28 19 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University Europe Turkey 2016-06-30 20 Linnaeus University Europe Sweden 2016-06-30 21 Osh Technological University other Kyrgyzstan 2016-07-01 22 University of Science and Technology of China Asia China 2016-07-29 23 Directorate of Courses & Training Development Asia Indonesia 2016-08-02 24 King Mongkut's Universit of Techonology Thonburi Asia Thailand 2016-09-12 25 The University of Nottingham English United kingdom 2016-09-29 26 Brown University English USA 2016-10-01 27 Hangsenng Management College Asia China 2016-10-25 28 Nanjing Tech University Asia China 2016-10-26 29 University of Luxembourg Europe Luxembourg 2016-11-03 30 Howest University College West Flanders Europe Belgium 2016-11-21 31 Fukui University Asia Japan 2016-11-25 32 University of British Columbia English Canada 2016-11-29 33 University of British Columbia English Canada 2016-11-29 34 Nanjing University of Science and Technology Asia China 2016-12-09 35 Politecnico Milano Europe Italy 2016-12-13 36 Beijing Normal University Asia China 2016-12-15 ▼ Distribution by Region / Country Others Aisa English Europe Total Belgium 1 1 Bulgaria 1 1 Canada 2 2 China 7 7 CzechRepublic 1 1 France 1 1 Indonesia 6 6 Italy 2 2 Japan 1 1 Kuwait 1 1 Kyrgyzstan 1 1 Luxembourg 1 1 Nepal 1 1 Netherlands 1 1 Singapore 1 1 Sweden 1 1 Taiwan 2 2 Thailand 2 2 Turkey 1 1 United kingdom 1 1 USA 1 1 Total 2 20 4 10 36
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