Pictured above is Hanyang student Khishgee Boldsukh. (Photo courtesy of Kyunghyang Shinmun ) Mongolian national, Khishgee Boldsukh (Physical Education 18) is currently building his hopes of becoming a national player for the basketball club of Hanyang University. He has been in Korea for 10 years and has passed the naturalization test to acquire Korean nationality under the name, "Lee Keun-hwi" at the end of this month. He was living with his grandmother in Mongolia, but when she passed away, he legally moved to Korea with an F-3 visa in 2009. He has been interested in basketball since his childhood. After entering the school in Saehwa Elementary School in Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province, that is when is initial love for basketball began on the school yard playgrounds hooping it up with friends. Afterwards, as a basketball player at Pallyong Middle School and Masan High School in Changwon, he played hard by scoring double digit points in each game. Last year, only 40 high school basketball players from Korea participated in the Korea Basketball League (KBL) Youth Elite Camp, where special training is given by outstanding coaches in Korea. However, he has also faced many hardships along the way. He could not participate on the court because he was a foreigner at the National Youth Sports Festival and the National Sports Festival because only athletes with Korean nationality can play in these competitions. Not having had physical training experience, he also had a hard time getting into a college athletic program. Also, his injuries were not covered by insurance, making it more costly to treat them. Nevertheless, Khishgee Boldsukh did not give up. To mark the Taegeuk symbol, he entered the department of physical education at Hanyang University this month through a special admission exam. Seeing the growth potential of Boldsukh, Hanyang helped him enter the university. With the height of 18cm and a weight of 87kg, he possesses quick feet and long-range shooting ability. Jung Jae-hoon, the director of the Hanyang University basketball team said, "he has range and accuracy shooting from long distances." Concluding a long journey of hoop dreams to Korean nationality, Khishgee Boldsukh stated, "I am interested in domestic basketball, and I will achieve my dream."
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- 2018.1206Hanyang University student Khishgee Boldsukh will become a Korean national
- 2018.1205[Excellent R&D] Promoting the Global Competence of Domestic Businesses
The Korea Institute of Sustainable Economy (KISE) is one of the 18 surviving teams of the Social Science Korea (SSK) business, supervised by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Being evaluated on mainly three stages, KISE has managed to surpass the former two evaluation processes by currently focusing its research upon enhancing the global competence of domestic businesses, especially from the viewpoint of distribution systems. The Social Science Korea (SSK) business refers to a research program funded by the NRF, which was first started in 2010 with the purpose of promoting research institutions that conduct research activities in the field of humanities and social science on an international basis. Whereas most research programs of the social science field are funded on a two to three year period, the SSK is a more long-term one which was targeted with ten years of research, developing into three stages: small, medium, and large-sized projects. Only the teams that pass the evaluations of the NRF upon their progress on the former stages are able to move on to the projects of the later phases. With an initial 90 teams being selected out of the 500 that applied for the small-sized studies, only 45 were able to move on to the medium-sized projects. Once again, the number was halved to 20 when advancing on to the final stage, with the current surviving teams counting up to only 18. KISE In this sense, KISE has made great progress on not only the former two phases of research, but also its current large-sized project. Professor Kim Bo-young (School of Business), the director of KISE, explained the progress that KISE has gone through the past eight years of research since 2010. Professor Kim Bo-young (School of Business), the director of the Korea Institute of Sustainable Economy (KISE), is explaining the research progress that KISE has gone through since 2010. Small-sized project When first starting the SSK project, KISE first focused upon an agenda that had both a social impact and practical implications. With a large emphasis being put on the Free Trade Agreements (FTA), especially upon the food industry at the time, KISE targeted their research towards the sustainable growth of ‘Food Security,’ ‘Food Safety,’ and ‘Global Branding Strategies.’ While giving a main focus upon China, as a major trade partner, KISE studied and compared the food safety management system of the two countries. Also giving light to the distributional process of the food industry, KISE conducted research on the strategies of marketing and positioning that the domestic businesses should implement when exporting food. KISE studied the actual products of Korea and China, and the strategies that would help them gain competence in the global market and maintain a global brand image. With the studies mainly focused upon China, during this stage, Kim and her team formed a global network with Chinese research institutions, while holding various symposiums on the subject. Medium-sized project Moving on to the medium-sized project in 2013, KISE targeted their focus more to the open global market in order to meet the goals of sustainable development. During this stage, KISE also collaborated with the Climate Change Center of Konkuk University, in order to study the steady supply and growth of food during extreme weather conditions. The studies also became more diversified with focusing on mainly four points within the global market. With health products gaining more popularity in the global markets and the industry also fiercely enhancing, KISE studied how Korean health products, such as ‘Ginseng,’ should promote themselves within this particular market. Unlike the small-sized stage, the comparatives were extended from China to other countries including the U.S., Europe, and Japan. The international consuming patterns and how Korean industries should position themselves within such global trends was also a main study of this stage. Risk communication models were also researched and compared on a global basis. With various countries all having their own model, the advantages and disadvantages of each model were given a thorough research. Cooperation with the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MOFD) was made in order to find the ideal model of handling food-related crisis. The last of the four main points, the actual infrastructure of the distribution process, was not put upon full focus during the medium phase, but was given more light in the later large-sized project. Large-sized project (Current) When entering the large-sized phase in 2016, the distribution system went through a great change under the fourth industrial revolution. For this reason, the infrastructure of the distribution process, from the former stage, became the main research in this large phase. With offline and online channels becoming united, the distribution system is going through an innovative process in which the consuming patterns are also greatly changing. Being in an early stage of adaption of such systems, KISE targeted its research towards how both consumers and industries would react to this major change. Kim is explaining how the use of big-data will be an important aspect in the new distributional system of the fourth industrial revolution. How this innovative change is being accepted in other comparative countries was a start of this particular research. Collaborating with the Japanese company ‘MUJI’ and having access to their big data on consumption patterns, KISE is further targeting their research beyond the food industry into other various consumer goods and how the domestic industries should position themselves in this rapidly changing system. With the access of big data allowing KISE to extend and deepen their research, there are still some remaining goals of the institution. According to Kim, studying the practical implications that the innovative distribution system has upon market competence, the rapidly changing consumer patterns, and the global strategies that domestic businesses should implement within this new system to maintain their global competence and brand image are the main remaining tasks that KISE should conclude during this large stage. With around two years left for the SSK project, Kim asserted that this does not designate an end to the current research that KISE is conducting. Although the SSK project did indicate a start for KISE, it does not necessarily correspond to an end. Kim also added that there will be further tasks and research that she and KISE should conduct in helping promote the global competence of domestic businesses, especially in the forms of sustainable growth. Choi Seo-yong email@example.com Photos by Park Guen-hyung
- 2018.1204Hanyang University held a fair for outbound student programs
The 'Study Abroad Fair' was held in front of the Administration Building on the Seoul Campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul on November 7th. This fair was attended by 85 parter universities from 29 different countries, including Austin University in Texas, Tübingen University in Germany, Harbin Institute of Technology in China, and Waseda University in Japan. ▲ A Hanyang University student (left) who participated in the 'Study Abroad Fair,' a fair for outbound student programs, is consulting students from overseas sister universities. ▲ Students from foreign parter universities are consulting students at Hanyang University. ▲ More students from foreign parter universities consult students at Hanyang University.
- 2018.1203Winter Fashion on the Hanyang Campuses
December is here now, and 2018 is coming to an end. As Hanyang University greets the cold winter with beautiful lighting near the lion statue and the sign that reads: “THE BEST FOR A BETTER WORLD” in front of the Administration Building (History Museum), the coming of winter and vacation is reminded to all. Students on the Seoul and Erica campuses have also been facing the chilly winter weather lately, dressing up suitably in various fashionable ways that define themselves. Seoul Campus Kang Ji-min (Division of International Studies, 1st year) is wearing a DIS 'dobba' (topper coat). Kang Ji-min (Division of International Studies, 1st year) pursued a warm, yet comfortable style wearing a ‘dobba’ (topper coat), which is arguably the representative clothing piece for Korean university students in winter. Widely known as ‘dobba’ or ‘long padding’ in Korea, it has the symbol of the university and the student's major in needlework on the back of the clothing. Fashionable styling that Xuying (Department of Media Communication, 2nd year) made on her own stood out even from a distance away. Xuying (Department of Media Communication, 2nd year) wore what she calls a warm and comfortable clothing for class time. She wore a light khaki short padding as an outer and a pair of edge split pants (pants with splits in the bottom) with eye-catching red and white stripes. Having a big interest in fashion, Kim Yoon-sub (School of Nursing, 4th year) purchased the striking shoes from Converse when they collaborated with a Japanese brand from overseas. Kim Yoon-sub (School of Nursing, 4th year) dressed down in dark overall outfits but spiced up the look with vibrant yellow shoes. “I usually wear this turquoise knit sweater on formal occasions, but I thought it would be cool to wear it casually by layering it on top of a grey shirt.” ERICA Campus The ROTC uniform must be worn without any extra outer clothing even in winter. Yoo Jin-hwan (Department of Bionano Engineering, 3rd year) Both on the Seoul and ERICA campuses, it is easy to catch sight of people wearing suits with matching hats and holding suit cases. Despite the chilly weather, Yoo Jin-hwan (Department of Bionano Engineering, 3rd year) wore an ROTC uniform to school. “We wear our uniform twice a week when we have lectures on military science. We also wear the uniform on special occasions such as the welcome party for the freshmen, the national salute (lined up soldiers welcome the audience by holding a sword above their heads), and when a special lecture on the security of North Korea is held.” “I like to mix-match my outfit. I prefer a layered look rather than wearing a single piece of clothing.” Kim Na-hee (Department of Sports and Well-being, major in Sports in Life, 4th year) Kim Na-hee (Division of Sports and Well-being, major in Sports in Life, 4th year) rocked a style that gives the vibe of both fall and winter. She layered two seperate skirts of different materials, increasing the aesthetic style of fashion. Her fashion tip is to choose a piece of clothing or accessory that you would like to wear that day, and build on the look with other items including shoes and bags. “I try to remember the fashionable style that a passerby wore on the street or search around shopping malls on the web for my inspiration on stylings.” Park Hong-seok (Department of Applied Physics, 3rd year) Park Hong-seok (Department of Applied Physics, 3rd year) canceled out the monotonous feel of the black t-shirt that he wore by slipping on a brown cardigan. He wore blue jeans and white sneakers that pair well with the jeans. There is a famous saying by the fashion stylist and designer Rachel Zoe that goes, “style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” The colorful styles that students in Hanyang University rock on a daily basis show the diverse and independent ways that each and every student chooses to walk in every day. A big encouragement to the students’ unique individuality in life and in their sense of fashion. Kim Hyun-soo firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lee Jin-myung and Kang Cho-hyun
- 2018.1202Future Mobility Idea Ad-Venture Hackathon 2018 Final Presentation Day
Following the 2018 Future Mobility Idea Ad-Venture Hackathon from November 10th to 11th, 2018 (click to read), the final idea presentation took place on November 24th, 2018 at Hanyang University Commax Startup Town. Two additional weeks were given to the final teams after the hackathon for further idea development and mentoring. Out of the seven finalist teams, a first prize team and two second prize teams were selected. The Hackathon, hosted by the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, LINC Foundation, and Hyundai NGV, focused on Hanyang University students’ ideas regarding mobility in the future. The event has its significance in that the first prize team is given the opportunity to tour the Silicon Valley in January 2019. Nano3, the first prize winning team of the Future Mobility Idea Ad-Venture Hackatho, presented an idea of a passenger notification device utilizing a thermopile sensor and IoT technology called T-Saver, which can save lives in automobiles. The first prize went to the NaNo3 team, which consists of three 3rd year students from the Department of Organic and Nano Engineering: Kim Do-hyung, Choi Jae-young, and Kwon Tae-young. The team approached the field of mobility with the idea of a passenger notification device combined with a thermopile sensor and IoT technology. The team was inspired by the issue of child deaths inside automobiles during the scorching summer. If the thermopile sensor senses any vital signs in the automobile, it directly notifies connected devices. NaNo3’s team leader, Kim Do-hyung, believes that the team was able to get good evaluations because they took real issues into consideration. Prior to the final presentation day, the team had periodically received mentoring from the Center for Global Entrepreneurship and Hyundai NGV. “The additional two weeks of idea development and market realization was both mentally and physically tiring. However, receiving first prize made it all worth it,” said Kim. When asked about future plans preparing for the Silicon Valley tour in January 2019, the team answered that they consider this opportunity as an extension of the chance to learn. NaNo3 is planning to apply for a patent with T-Saver and make sales in the near future. Quickick, one of the second prize winning teams, proposed the idea of an autonomous self-driving electric kickboard rental platform. The team hopes this can become a base to transport people to a specific destination from bus and subway stations. The second prize went to two teams: Quickick and AngelsSoft. the Quickick team consists of Kim Han-bin (Division of Economics and Finance, 4th year), Choi Young-chul (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 4th year), and Kim Han-bom (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year). The team designed the idea of a self-driving electric kickboard rental platform to develop the idea of autonomously transporting people to desired locations from bus or subway stations. In order to prove its market availability and commercialization, the members rented electric kickboards on campus. “Our main goal during the hackathon was solely to learn. We did not expect to win but feel very fortunate that we did,” said Kim Han-bin. The members of Quickick also added that it would have been better if there were some subsidies from the school to prove commercialization. Quickick is planning to officially start their startup in winter vacation. AngelsSoft, the other second prize winning team of the 2018 Future Mobility Idea Ad-Venture Hackathon, presented the idea focusing on a drone with artificial intelligence to predict road accidents in advance. (Photo Courtesy of AngelsSoft team) The other second prize winning team, AngelsSoft, consists of four members, who became a team after taking a course together prior to the competition: Shin Kang-soo (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year), Lee Jung-woo (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 2nd year), Lee Jun-ho (Department of Physics, 2nd year), and Lee Chang-jun (Major in Bioengineering, 2nd year). AngelsSoft’s future mobility idea focuses on an artificial intelligence drone called ‘Driving Angel’ to predict road accidents and detect any road hazards that are out of the driver's sight. According to the team members, the hackathon was not only about strict competition, but also about producing ideas together on the same topic. AngelsSoft will further study the development of autonomous drones utilizing artificial intelligence. With three winning teams, the 2018 Future Mobility Idea Final Pitching Presentation Day came to an end, and two more additional weeks of idea development and mentoring proved to be effective. The competition challenged the students’ ideas in the field of future mobility and hopes to be one of the many startup idea competitions hosted by Hanyang University’s Center for Global Entrepreneurship. Seok Ga-ram email@example.com Photos by O Chae-won
- 2018.1121Hanyang University ranked 25th in the QS Asian University Rankings and claimed 5th in the domestic universities
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)
- 2018.11212018 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings: Seoul Ranked 3rd · ERICA 9th
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)
- 2018.1116[Card News] Happy Howl-oween!
▲ 카드뉴스의 한글 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 - 깊어 가는 한양의 가을 밤, 해피 핼러윈! ▲ Click to read the English article - Happy Howl-oween!
- 2018.0917[Card News] Setting a Good Example of Cooperation
▲ Click to read the English article - Setting a Good Example of Cooperation ▲ 카드뉴스의 원본 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 - 글로벌 한양, 중국유학생들을 위한 '맞춤형 지원' 노력
- 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.