The College of Pharmacy is a mystery for many Hanyang University students. It is unlikely that the next person you ask about the College of Pharmacy would know much information about it at all. Where is the building located? How do you get into the College of Pharmacy? What type of work can students majoring in the department contribute after graduation? Many of these doubts were cleared away when News H met Park Chan-woo, Seo Dong-jin, and Choi Bo-hyeon (College of Pharmacy, 3rd year) on October 10th, 2018 at one of the conference rooms in what obviously seemed like a huge, newly-built building. The Hanyang University College of Pharmacy was established in the ERICA campus in 2010. You can easily spot the building on the ERICA campus map by searching for the number 309 where it is colored in blue. There are 15 professors, about 130 undergraduates, and 50 graduate students. The admissions process for the College of Pharmacy is distinctive from other departments. Those who wish to major in pharmacy must have completed at least two years of college (minimum of 60 credits), including 3 credits in mathematics. They must also have a grade in the Pharmacy Education Eligibility Test (PEET) and are also required to submit official English examination scores such as TOFEL iBT, TOEIC, or TEPS in order to apply. A picture of a model pharmacy where 5th grade students can prepare for their real-life practice in a pharmacy to take place in their 6th year. This model pharmacy is designed in the same manner as an ordinary pharmacy. The College of Pharmacy operates a system widely known as the 'two plus four' years system. That is, pharmacy major students attend four years in the College of Pharmacy after completing a minimum of two years in a four-year university or after graduating from community college. Starting from 2019, there will be a slight change to the admissions process that potential applicants might want to be informed of. The College of Pharmacy will evaluate students who have applied in the “regular admissions (일반전형)” on factors including documents, GPA, official English test scores and PEET scores. Unlike last year, five students will be chosen foremost in their new initial selection process without undergoing an interview. The competition rate for the “regular admissions” was 2.63:1 as of 2018. The biggest difference from the 2019 admissions process is that the placement test (기초학력평가) which used to be the second step of the entry procedure, was replaced by a personality/aptitude interview. The interview will mainly evaluate students on their will to study, their qualification as a potential pharmacist, and the possibility for personal development. It was evident that students in this department shared close ties with each other as other students kept peeking through the door out of curiosity during the interview. This is natural since there are 25 people in one grade system, and every student takes classes in one classroom. They study in a family-like atmosphere that reminds them of their high school years, said the interviewees. Their age ranges from 23 to 32 among students, which makes it possible to encounter fun episodes such as one of their fellow colleagues getting married and everyone being invited to the wedding. Students also have fun with their studies. “We study fun, practical projects like analyzing the caffeine in human hair,” said Seo Dong-jin (College of Pharmacy, 3rd year). (From left) Park Chan-woo, Seo Dong-jin, and Choi Bo-hyeon (College of Pharmacy, 3rd year) wish to change negative views of pharmacists and be helpful to those in need. Hanyang University’s College of Pharmacy has been on the path to producing successful outcomes. So far, the results of the State Examination of Pharmaceutics (약사국가고시) have been flawless, with the percentage of successful applicants being 100 from the year of establishment. “We will strive to cultivate new generation of leaders in the field of pharmacy and keep up the development of new medicine so that we can contribute to the promotion of national health,” said the Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Hah Jung-mi. “Many people say that pharmacists are losing their place to stand in society due to the fourth industrial revolution. I want to create what only pharmacists can do. I think that sincere communication between a pharmacist and patients is what is truly important in this modern era,” answered Park Chan-woo (College of Pharmacy, 3rd year) when asked what type of a pharmacist he would like to become. Kim Hyun-soo firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lee Jin-myung
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- 2018.1015Let’s Explore the College of Pharmacy!
- 2018.1015Why Do You Read the Classics?
The very first winners of the Freshmen Book Review Contest held by the Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library were announced on September 20th, 2018. The first-year students read the assigned book, Why Read the Classics?, in which the writer, Italo Calvino, introduces his reviews on 35 different classics to answer the question of why we need to read the classics. The topic of this year’s contest was to choose one of the 35 classics and exhibit the importance of the classics as well as their changes in perspectives after reading them, compared to that of Calvino's. 20 students received the prize (one grand prize, two first prizes, five second prizes, and 12 third prizes) with the prize money ranging from 600,000 won to 100,000 won. (From left) Kim Soo-ah (College of Nursing, 1st year), Han Joo-heon (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year), and Lee Su-jin (College of Economics and Finance, 1st year) at the award ceremony (Photo Courtesy of Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library) What the book had told them Lee Su-jin (College of Economics and Finance, 1st year), the grand prize winner, said she reads classics to understand and re-evaluate the current era’s problems. Lee specifically referred to the concept of a fight between ‘nothingness’ and ‘dignity’ introduced in A Clean, Well-Lighted Place by Ernest Hemingway. She explained that this fight continues to this day as a controversy over death with dignity. According to Lee, the contemporary’s attempt to solve the problems left by the classics is meaningful, which gives them their value. A first prize winner, Han Joo-heon (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year), in his review about Two Hussars by Leo Tolstoy, suggests that the significance of the classics lies in that they provide the contemporary people a more intimate understanding of the ancient days. People are able to communicate with the past generations through classics. For that, Han agrees that classics are determined not by their published date but by their impact on the people. Another first prize winner, Kim Soo-ah (College of Nursing, 1st year) explained the three beauties of the classics. Reading classics allows the taking of different perspectives, helps in reorganizing life-values, and teaches tolerance. This is exactly what her chosen book Candide, ou by Voltaire taught her: a perspective that one's beauty should not come from outside standards, a life-value to focus more on the present than worry about the future, and to tolerate different cultures in how they define good and evil. In that sense, she defined the classics as “books of contemplation, not of antique.” The three winners strongly recommend that next year's freshmen should participate in the next Freshmen Book Review Contest. Journey to be continued It seemed like the contest was an eye-opener to all. The winners remarked that they previously thought that classics were hard to read, but now each is making an effort to read more. Lee is particularly interested in the plays based on the classics and wishes to read Shakespeare's beautiful sonnets. Han says, since his major emphasizes Western philosophy, that he wants to study Eastern philosophical books. Kim, already on her journey to more classics, is reading a book from Hanyang’s 79 recommended books. The winners encouraged next-year's freshmen to join the competition as well. They stated that it is less of a burden than expected from the word ‘classic.’ They anticipate that more people will find out the true value of the classics through this contest. Lim Ji-woo email@example.com Photos by Yoo Seung-hyun Design by Kang Cho-hyun
- 2018.1014Spreading Blue Flames: 2018 Sudo Match
The first-ever joint Hanyang University and Seoul National University festival named Sudo Match (수도전) took place from October 9th to 12th, 2018. Hanyang University and Seoul National University decided to start a festival consisting of competitions in various activities such as sports, dance, band, hip hop, and knowledge contents. The meaning of Sudo Match is significant: sudo means the capital of a country in Korean. Hanyang is the old name of Seoul, which was the capital city of the Joseon Dynasty, whereas Seoul is the current capital city of South Korea. Hosted by the Sudo Match Organizing Committee, the event brought Hanyang University and Seoul National University students together from October 9th to October 12th, which lasted for four days. Sports games, which included women's football, men's football, women's volleyball, men's volleyball, and men's basketball, took place on the first and second day of the event. Women’s and men’s football matches took place on October 9th, and it was broadcasted online through a Facebook livestream. Seoul National University won the women’s football event, and Hanyang University took victory in men’s football. On October 10th, the second day of Sudo Match, Seoul National University won both women’s and men’s volleyball matches, while Hanyang University won the men’s basketball game. Kang Hyun-woo (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 1st year) (left side) and his friends thoroughly enjoyed the Room Escape experience at Hanyang University. Moreover, over the event period, various programs that enabled both universities to share their knowledge and academic depth such as a debate battle, talk concerts consisting of both professors and alumni, and the Room Escape competition were held. The Hanyang University Room Escape competition took place on the second and third day of the event, on October 10th and 11th, in the Hanyang Plaza, Seoul campus. 150 teams signed up for Room Escape, showing its high popularity. Kang Hyun-woo (Department of Korean Language and Literature, 1st year) and his friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Kang stated that the Escape Room was more complicated than he had expected and showed satisfaction towards it. (Second from far left), An Joo-yeon (Department of Financial Management, 1st year) and other staff members of the Sudo Match Event Booth were pleased with the students’ reactions to the various events. On October 10th, Hanyang University’s Sudo Match Event Booth was set up in front of Hanyang University station entrance two. There were two types of events at the booth: the Sudo Match support message event and the SNS hashtag event. Staff members from the event booth, An Ju-yeon (Department of Financial Management, 1st year), stated that she was pleased with how much attention the booth got, and she hoped for Sudo Match to thrive in the future as well. On the third day of the event (October 11th), the Blue Flame Arena took place, which was one of the most anticipated main performance events. Both Hanyang and Seoul National University students competed against each other in band, hip hop, and dance. The competing teams in each category did their best and showed off how much effort they had put in preparing for their performances. The student audience was also able to participate as well through the audience evaluation team. Approximately 250 students voted for the performing teams. The Hanyang University’s hip-hop group and Showdown’s team leader, Kim Tae-bin (Department of Korean Language Education, 1st year) stated that they prepared for the performance two months in advance and spent several consecutive nights up practicing. Their efforts were worth it as many students cheered on, and the members enjoyed the stage. After three rounds, Seoul National University was announced as the winner of the Blue Flame Arena. Sudo Match came to an end with performances by renowned artists Woo Won-jae, Simon Dominic, and Zion T. Showdown, Hanyang University's hip-hop group, perform on stage. HIS, Seoul National University's dance crew, perform on stage with the number of audience evaluation votes displayed in the background. Korean rapper, Simon Dominic performs on stage after Blue Flame Arena. Seok Ga-ram firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Park Guen-hyung and Kang Cho-hyun
- 2018.1011Hanyang Ranked 5th in '2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings'
Hanyang University ranked 121-130th worldwide in the '2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings' announced on September 11, by QS(Quacquarelli Symonds), a British agency that conducts university evaluations. It has significant rised from 201st in 2017, to 201~250th in 2018 to 121~130th for the year of 2019. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) This year's QS Graduate Employability Rankings was ranked by evaluating five indicators of the 666 universities in the world. The five indicators are: ▲ Employer reputation (30%) ▲ Partnership with employers (25%) ▲ Alumni outcomes (25%) ▲ Partnership with employers (10%) ▲ Graduate employment rate, were found that Hanyang University was highly evaluated evenly on the five indicators. The highest ranking among domestic universities was found by Seoul National University (23rd). In addition, 12 domestic universities including KAIST (76th), Sungkyunkwan University (79th), Yonsei University (93rd), Hanyang University (121-130th) and POSTECH (251-300th) are reported to be in the rankings. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) The first place in the world is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by the Stanford University (2nd), UCLA (3rd), Harvard University (4th) and the University of Sydney (5th) were ranked as TOP5. ▶ Source: QS official website https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/employability-rankings/2019
- 2018.1010Hanchelin, the Effort to Improve School Food
Hanchelin(한슐랭), which is an unfamiliar name for many Hanyang students, is a project held to improve school cafeteria facilities and food. Members of Hanchelin are striving to promote students’ rights to have tasty and yet affordable lunch on-campus. Q: What is Hanchelin? Hanchelin stands for Michelin Guide of Hanyang. Members of Hanchelin evaluate the food at the school cafeterias for the purpose of improving the quality of on-campus food. The Hanchelin project was implemented this year in the beginning of the second semester by the Students’ Rights Welfare Committee(학생인권복지위원회). The number one priority of Hanchelin is not only to eat food and score the cafeterias, but to find out the factors in need of improvement by being in the shoes of an actual costumer, according to Kim Yeong-ung, the chairman of the Students’ Rights Welfare Committee who provided much information on the Hanchelin project. Q: How do you join Hanchelin? The key prerequisite to join the team is to have a schedule that allows for evaluation of campus food during lunch time. Hanchelin consists of 20 male and 20 female students who are grouped into teams of four. They meet up to have lunch together and share their thoughts on school food. In return for the hard work that these first rounds of members in the Hanchelin projects engage in, they receive a meal ticket which allows them to freely enjoy their lunch. Q: How do Hanchelin evaluate the school cafeterias and food? Hanchelin members have the duty to fill out an evaluation form after their meal. The online form must be submitted by the end of the day so that their memories are still fresh and ready for objective evaluation of on-campus food and restaurants. The evaluation form consists of the following criteria: taste, cost-effectiveness, sanitation, and the amount of food. Hanchelin members visit one school cafeteria a week, and 5 in total. While each Hanchelin team must gather up at least 3 times a week, they must also visit the same cafeteria for 3 times in a row. They seemed to have sufficient knowledge of the place that they ate in that week, due to this reason. Sarangbang Review Four menus filled the table as members of Hanchelin and NewsH reporters gathered around for a meal together on Friday Cotober 5th at Sarangbang. On October 5th, 2018, NewsH reporters joined Choi Chang-min (Division of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th year) and Choi Young-jun (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) for their lunch evaluation session at Sarangbang. The Sarangbang menu on Friday was bibimbap with bulgogi, hashed rice with sausage, noodle soup with kimchi and beef brisket, and tonkatsu(port cutlet) with beef steak and rice. “I love the fresh salad that is free for boundless refill. Also I highly encourage you to try the soup or the noodle at Sarangbang. They are tasty and come in big bowls that ought to make you feel pleasantly full.” said Choi. “I personally like food that taste great, but at the same time looks great. In that sense, Sarangbang food always meet my needs,” added Choi Chang-min (Division of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th year). Q: Any last thoughts? “I believe that cost-effectiveness is the most important factor to look for in school food. In that sense, cafeterias for students at Hanyang plaza 3rd floor has tasty food compared to the cheap price that they offer. Sanitary factors including the sanitation of cups, tables, and tableware also seemed to be sincerely taken care of.” said Choi. “Hanchelin is the only channel that deliver opinions from students, whom are the main customers of school cafeterias. At the end of the day, indirectly promoting the best student cafeteria chosen by Hanchelin members by continuously exposing the promotion quote, “the best student cafeteria chosen by Hanchelin” will help bring about improved school food, for the better,” said Kim Yeong-ung, the chairman of the Students’ Rights Welfare Committee. (From left) Choi Chang-min (Division of Materials Science and Engineering, 4th year) and Choi Young-jun (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) spoke about their hopes for Hanchelin project to persist so others get a chance to participate in this fun project. Kim Hyun-soo email@example.com Photos by Lee Jin-myung
- 2018.0917[Card News] Setting a Good Example of Cooperation
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- 2018.0916Hanyang’s Division of Business Administration ranked as in the ‘Best' Category
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.
- 2018.09142018 Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments
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.
- 2018.08242 Hanyang graduates became prosecutor through the Korean bar examination
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)
- 2018.0626[Card News] [Excellent R&D] Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Multi Layers
▲ Click to read the English article - [Excellent R&D] Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Multi Layers