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▲Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library received the first ever Korean library award at the 50th Korea Library Awards on February 22nd On February 22, the director of the Paiknam library Eom Ik-sang won the grand prize at the 50th Korea Library Awards. Hanyang was the sole recipient among the other universities. The Korean Library Awards is given by the Korean Library Association for selecting organizations and individuals who have contributed to the development of libraries nationwide. Paiknam library was recognized for its efforts on 'innovation' by remodeling libraries for user convenience and sharing their performances at seminars. ▲ Director Eom receiving the prize "I am very pleased to receive a meaningful prize in the year of the 70th anniversary of the opening of Hanyang University Library," said Professor Eom at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature. He added "We will do our best to contribute to other universities by making the Paiknam Academic Information Center a model of the nation`s university library."
For centuries, cancer has been mankind’s mulish enemy that has taken away countless lives. Scientists and researchers are unceasingly putting effort into developing a cure for cancer, including Choi Je-min (Department of Life Science) who recently paved another road to effectively treating cancer in his paper “Regulation of chitinase-3-like-1 in T cell elicits Th1 and cytotoxic responses to inhibit lung metastasis.” First, starting his research from a small curiosity for a certain component in our cell called chitinase, Choi unveiled the secret related to the immune system for cancer and accomplished the first step of creating a drug for the disease. "My research began from the question 'why?'" Chitin may sound familiar due to its presence in the exoskeletons of arthropods such as crabs, lobsters, and shrimps and some insects and molluscs. A derivative of the word is chitinase, which is a component that reshapes or dissolves and digests chitin for animals. Such a component also exists in the human body, which has no specific function of its own. Knowing this fact, Choi was eager to find out why it still exists in our body and what it does. Without a function, the component lost its name and has come to be called ‘chitinase-3-like-1.’ “If it is completely useless, why do we have it? When such a question arises, we biologists experiment in one of two ways: remove it or increase its amount. In this case, I decided to remove it to see what happens in the testing mouse. Since chitinase is used to protect the body in plants, I guessed that it would have something to do with our immune system.” After removing the component from the mouse, Choi’s discovery was surprising. The type of cell called T cell which plays a key role in cell-mediated immunity, specifically Th1 and CTL, were greatly activated. In other words, chitinase-3-like-1 were acting as the deactivator of the T cells, which play a central role in battling cancer. Choi had two model mice in his experiment, one with the component and the other without it. He inserted cancer cells in both mice and compared the outcome. Expectedly, the mouse without the component showed much lower development of cancer while the other showed the opposite. This means by removing chitinase-3-like-1, which allows the T cells to be activated, immunity for cancer considerably increases. “The experiment let me figure out that if chitinase-3-like-1 are removed from our body, it could work as an excellent anticancer treatment.” Quenchingly, his question was answered by the result of his experiment. Choi and his students are conducting their research on chitinase-3-like-1. Based on his finding, Choi took another step to develop an anticancer drug. Since it is impossible to remove DNA from the human body, there had to be another way to remove the component from our body. Therefore, he went ahead and worked to create a drug that restrains the chitinase-3-like-1-creating DNA from producing more of the component. With a technique called RNA-interference which removes the undesired or mutated RNA in the body, Choi targeted the chitinase-3-like-1 RNA after converting it to RNA from DNA and attempted to remove the undesired component to increase cancer immunity. Using a technique called peptide-based drug delivery, Choi attached the RNA version of the component with peptide bonds in the drug and aimed to spread the medicament throughout the body. This resulted in deactivation of the chitinase-3-like-1-creating DNA and thus an escalation of cancer immunity. “Although it could take about a decade before this drug becomes commercialized and widely used, it could be a breakthrough once it does. The underlying prinicple of my research is always to produce a useful outcome that could actually be put into use and not just end in the lab. I could say that our establishment philosophy ‘Love in deed’ fits well with my goal,” smiled Choi. He emphasized that it is always important to sometimes question the basic things, even the things that are already proven to be a fact. Through his research and experiments, Choi wants to discover more unknown facts. Choi will continue his research to experiment with cells and create more drugs to be used practically. "'Love in deed' in the laboratory!" Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju
Business. Theater and film. Electronics and computer engineering. Each with different majors, motives, and even nationality, one thing that ties an otherwise random group of students together is their identity as a Hanyang University student. Attending to a growing influx of students from all around the world, HYU shares the stories of three foreign students who are looking forward to and looking back on, their days in HYU. In an era of collapsing international borders, Hanyang University is serving as a major port for students looking to set foot in Korea. Korea, a country that has achieved economic development of unprecedented scale and speed, served as a benchmark case for many countries and economists. With leading manufacturers and experts in various fields such as telecommunication, semiconductors, and medicine, Korea also serves as a crucial hub for research and business. In recent years, the growth of Korean pop culture referred to as Hallyu, also known as the Korean wave, became another factor of attraction for foreigners. Among this crowd, a growing number of international students are turning to Korea as their destination for education and adventure. In turn, the role that HYU plays in catering to various academic interests and career pursuits of international students has gradually developed over the years. All Abroad Kim Yekaterina(Electronics and Computer Engineering 17) and Gustavo Kawashita(Theater and Film 17) have received their acceptance letters not much long ago. Excitement and laughter were shared as they traded stories of their initial experience in HYU. The first thing they related to was their reason for coming to Korea; extensive education. Yekaterina was from Kazakhstan, where she had already finished her bachelor program in telecommunications. The sole purpose of her decision to come to Korea was to continue her education, and Korea happened to be one of the most prominent countries in the field of telecommunications. For Gustavo, who is from Brazil, the purpose of his venture was to learn the ins and outs of Korean production. First captured by Korean culture through K-pop, Gustavo recalled that his first Korean film, Old Boy, left him mesmerized. “I felt that Korean productions had their own color, different from Japanese, American, or Brazilian productions”. As a student already deeply involved in photography, filming, and editing, he felt a strong desire to study and understand how Korean films and soap operas were created. Although their areas of interest had not much in common, Yekaterina and Gustavo both shared an urge to learn from Korea in their respective fields. They both added that Korea also offered more scholarship opportunities than most countries. Another common trait was how they decided on HYU as their destination. Having no prior knowledge of Korean universities, Yekaterina and Gustavo referred to a list of Korean university ranking. HYU had a reputable program in their respective fields, which led them to their decisions. In addition, the two students shared great empathy in their experiences learning the Korean language. Having studied in the Hanyang Institute of International Education both students recalled how difficult it was to learn Korean in the beginning. “Looking back, the language institute helped me learn Korean very efficiently within the time that I was given. However, it was often stressful at the time, as they pushed us to study a lot” Gustavo answered. Yekaterina replied that she can now verbally express 60 to 70 percent of her thoughts in Korean, and expects that it will take about two more years for her to communicate her emotions to full extent. Both students pointed out that finding the right words to express their exact feelings was the hardest barrier at the moment. Despite their similarities, the Hanyang experience that Yekaterina and Gustavo are living is quite different from one another. For one, Yekaterina is in a graduate program, where extensive research and studying is required from her. She explained that the form of education in Korea is very different from that of Kazakhstan or the United States. “The Korean way of education is stressful but very efficient. I am learning more intensively compared to my undergraduate years”. Meanwhile, Gustavo is in an undergraduate program, getting used to life as a university student in Korea in the same manner as his peers. He expressed happiness as he talked of his experiences making new friends and attending department events. The change in the perception of Korea and Koreans were also quite different. Regarding stereotypes and misconceptions, Gustavo answered that he did not have much understanding or bias about Koreans before his visit. However, he soon began observing and understanding how Koreans lived and interacted. He pointed out the language institute as having played a great role in his understanding of Korean culture, as it was his initial place of education and interaction. Although there were many similarities between Koreans and Brazilians, such as being energetic, passionate, and that Gustavo noticed was the social form of respect. Though both cultures cherish the value of respect, he pointed out that there was a stricter form of hierarchy in Korea. He confessed that he was initially very cautious about talking to professors or seniors in his department. However, he is now grateful, as it was an experience that made him more open and respectful of other cultures. Yekaterina explained that there is a stereotype in Kazakhstan that Koreans do not get angry. There is a perception that Korean people are generally kind and gentle. She laughed as she added that no one completely believes it. “It obviously couldn’t be true. How could humans not get angry?”. Also, she mentioned that there is a wide belief that Koreans are quick to hide their emotions. After spending a year at HYU, Yekaterina realized that although most of the stereotypes were not true, she understood how they came to be. “Koreans are very strict about their attitude in the public and personal environment. People are very professional and strict in their workplace, but become much more expressive and friendly after work”. She jokingly added that it becomes even more so when people get together to drink after work, a gathering quite common in Korea. Kim Yekaterina Gustavo Kawashita Li Yu(李宇) "More often than not, you will discover that Korean students were eager to help you out." Bon voyage Li Yu(Business Administration 14) is a student from China, who entered Hanyang University with a dream to establish a business that connects Korea and China. Graduating this year, he plans to continue his study in HYU, pursuing a master’s degree in the Department of Strategic Management. Recalling the moment of his decision to come to Korea and Hanyang University, he began by explaining his heritage. Referred to as the Chosun race, Yu belongs to a nationality that shares its roots in both Korea and China. Therefore, the two cultures were naturally quite familiar to him, providing him with an insight in planning a business venture between the two countries. Yu’s decision to enter Hanyang University was deeply influenced by his cousin, who was himself a graduate of the Business Administrations department. He advised Yu that the Hanyang business courses revolved around the principle of entrepreneurship, supporting start-up ventures and business establishments. Recognizing a critical relation to his future goals, Yu applied to the department of Business Administrations Looking back on his years as an undergraduate, Yu expressed satisfaction and happiness. “There are hardly any negative memories that I can recall”. He confessed that it was difficult to make friends at first, as he did not share the same life experiences with his peers. “I grew up in a different environment, and it was hard to find a common trait”. However, he was approached by many friends who were interested and curious about Chinese culture. Furthermore, he was part of a start-up club in the Business Administration department, where Chinese and Korean students with similar ideas could be paired into start-up groups. There he made many friends with similar interests and hobbies. Yu also had a part-time job in the Office of International Affairs until his graduation, where he developed a sense of solidarity with the school staff. In addition, he was given a number of opportunities to travel in Korea, supported through scholarships and various programs. “I think I spent more money on travels in China than in Korea”. As a word of advice for fellow international students entering HYU, Yu emphasized the importance of approaching with a smile. “From my experience, Korean students are just as willing to become friends as we are. Most of the time, both parties just find it too awkward to talk to each other. Whether it’s getting help with something or befriending someone, just find the courage to approach with a smile. More often than not, you will discover that Korean students were eager to help you out”. By. Lee Chang-hyun(student reporter) firstname.lastname@example.org
Clothes that create electricity is not something in a movie anymore. In the midst of searching for various renewable energy, Professor Hong Jin-pyo (Department of Physics) created a new energy source that is created through friction in a single thread, as demonstrated in his research, ‘Hierarchically Nanostructured 1D Conductive Bundle Yarn-Based Triboelectric Nanogenerators.’ Hong conducted his research on energy-producing threads. When designing a wearable device, people generally think of light and slim devices attached on one’s clothes or body, usually charged by a solar heat system. This is referred as a two-dimension technology, as an object is placed upon another object. This does have its own benefits but also contains deficits such as weight and energy sources. Therefore, Hong created a one-dimension energy source – a thread that is used when weaving clothes. “Once a material is attached to clothing, the efficiency lacks uniformity,” explained Hong. He invented a thread that can produce energy itself, without having to attach anything onto a particular piece of clothing. The threads that make up the clothing could create energy itself. This thread, also named as a ‘triboelectric nanogenerator’, is a structure made from the notion of friction that we experience in our daily lives. For example, when we rub a balloon to our hair, friction occurs, resulting in a form of spiky hair. This phenomenon occurs when an electron is moved from one object to another, when these two objects continuously collide with each other. Depending on the characteristics of an object, one object would lose electrons and the other would gain electrons, meaning some sort of slight energy is formed. In this thread, polymer and aluminum are used; the former collects the electrons and the latter releases the electrons. Therefore, once the body wearing the clothing weaved from this thread moves, energy is created. The microscophic strucuture of a thread. (Photo courtesy of Hong) This triboelectric nanogenerator is still in the midst of its research. As this thread is extremely thin, Hong’s research team created a conductive bundle yarn so that they could have more strength. Moreover, he attached polymer-like nanostructures onto a single thread, so that the thread could have an increased surface area of energy production. Once energy is created through a larger surface area, bigger energy could be created within a single thread. This whole process is also known as a tribo electric effect. This one-dimension thread has a bright future in front of them, as technology closer to human are fondly being conducted on. “Once a sensor could be attached onto the thread, even more tasks could be done. This sensor could send whatever information they require to the owner’s smartphone, once the sensor adapts a Bluetooth function,” commented Hong, when asked about the future of this invention. He wished that this function would be able to let citizens to have control of their IoT (Internet of Things, a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, object, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers) through their energy producing clothes. "Keep trying! No matter what!" As Hong has not majored in clothing and textiles, he is not yet an expert of clothing, but has not been afraid of pioneering this area. “I had been proceeding my research in semiconductors at first. As new technologies evolved, I believed it was important to keep up with these changes to improve what I have been initially doing,” reminisced Hong. As he had achieved an unexpected success through his passion, he also gave the same advice to all Hanyangians. “Don’t make excuses. What really matters is whether you tried your best or not. I wish all of you can improve yourself through endless challenges!” On Jung-yun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju and Lee Jin-myung
In the society where social networking is becoming more and more inseparable from people, an ever-increasing number of users are getting involved. As a consequence, the ocean of big data in corresponding area is expanding its capacity, and there has been a need to efficiently analyze and organize the data. In his Big Data Science Laboratory, Kim Sang-wook (Department of Computer Science) has been continuously researching the topic. In his recent paper “High-performance graph data processing on a single machine,” Kim has proposed a method to increase the performance of data processing and to efficiently arrange the mass of data. A graph or a network is a complex arrangement of nods and edges, which are the components of an online world such as its users and webpages and the relationships they have, respectively. In a social network, for example, each user will be labeled as a nod and the relationships that users have with other users or webpages will be marked as edges. “Where could this graph be used? Numerous types of data could be modeled in the form of this graph. For example, Facebook users and their friends, bloggers and their neighbors, and the recommender system of search engines such as Youtube, Amazon and more are all related to the graph of nods and edges.” Depending on who views what how many times or which page receives the most views, weights could be added onto the edge between the user and the page, zooming out of which will form a complex web of a graph. Big data is usually calculated in a matrix, the process which is made more efficient by Kim. (Photo courtesy of Kim) How Kim made the graph data processing more efficient is by creating three constructive approaches. First, he made matrix multiplication of data simpler and easier by balancing the load over each thread blocks of the matrix. When there is a poor balancing of load input in each row of the matrix, the multiplication process could take a long time and the performance might not be excellent. With the balanced threads of the matrix, however, even distribution of workloads would resolve this problem and it would be much less time-consuming compared to the previous method. Second, Kim created a graph engine, which is a storing software that handles data in a productive manner. In order to analyze a graph, the data must be saved in a disc first. In doing so, the tool that helps the disc to save the data more efficiently is the graph engine, which Kim proposed in his paper. “The strength of our laboratory is that we research on two aspects of data. By researching the performance-wise aspect of the data and also the analytical aspect, we leave no chance of missing a single detail of matter.” Thirdly, Kim introduced a placement algorithm that could simplify the arrangement of nods in a graph engine. Previously, when a graph undergoes a process of analysis in a graph engine, the data was put in the exact same order as it entered. Clusters of irrelevant nods could cause a delay in the data processing, which Kim solved by discovering that by sorting the nods of similar traits together, the overall performance of graph processing could show a big difference. With the same data, different outcomes could be derived by finding out the advantageous groupings of nods. With his current research of graph engine and graph modeling, he could use them as stepping stones to move onto his next research. Kim’s future research is directed toward community detection and recommender systems. With the modeled graph of data, analysis of the data could easily be made and the members of a social community with similar interests could conveniently be detected. On a similar note, a recommender system could be improved by analyzing what a user likes, clicks, views, buys, or prefers with the graph: a more accurate recommender system could be developed. With the building blocks he has worked on, Kim will be building on more as he carries on his future research. "Characteristics of the data could be figured out by analyzing the graphs." Jeon Chae-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Have you ever lost a lawsuit? There are two ways to resolve the financial issues concerning legal costs after the resolution. The first method is called the English Rule, where the loser of a lawsuit pays the winner’s legal fees. The other one is the American Rule, where each party handles their own legal cost. Since the 1990s, there has been a general consensus among economists that the former improves the quality of a lawsuit and reduces trial costs. Yoon Jung-mo (Professor, Department of Economics & Finance) was the one to propose the question, ‘is it really?’ in his recent article, ‘Estimating the Effects of the English Rule on Litigation Outcomes.’ When asked if he has anything to tell his pupils, Yoon said, "you are all doing excellent, so I wish you can stop worrying," with a warm smile on his face. Every government aims to reduce the number of lawsuits, especially Korea and the United States. The increased number of court cases lead to increased government and societal spending on legal institutions and its personnel. The key to amend such issues is to reduce the real number of law suits to alleviate the burden of the court and increase the case quality, which is determined by the chance of a plaintiff winning the case and the amount of the settlement. Therefore, according to the long research in the economics field that concluded the English Rule, a lot of people argue for the rule. Currently, Korea is running based on the American Rule, but the law limits the amount of money that can be covered by the loser of the case. The prevalent textbook conclusion is mostly derived from the comparison of the Florida case, where they switched from the American Rule to the English Rule in 1980 and then flipped back in 1985. Because measuring the economic impact of a legal system can sometimes look like comparing apples to oranges, the case of Florida provided the perfect background for legal economists to analyze the impact. Yoon mentioned that there are two main significances that the paper proposes. First is that there are more proofs accumulated after the 1990s when the consensus was initially made. The initial paper studies the cases before 1980 and cases between 1980 to 1985. However, it neglected the cases after the second change of the rule, which could have critical impact to the interpretation. Also, Yoon and his co-author implemented a new way of making a conclusion. Traditionally, the economic impact is measured and reported as a fixed number. However, this cannot entail all the complex probabilities behind the result. Using the bound analysis method, researchers can predict the best and worse case scenarios and give a range of possible influences. The second significance is that Yoon and his co-author took the cases that were settled during the process into account. As only a few litigations continue to the very end of the judicial process, it is very important to consider the changed behavior of people according to the increased or decreased amount of pressure resulting from the verdict. Yoon is enthusiastically giving an explanation about his paper. Yoon’s scrutinized analysis, however, contradicts what has been believed for a long time. When it comes to the trial outcomes, the range derived from the bound analysis does not signify any relevance between the change of legal system and the trial cost. It does increase the amount of settlement, while decreasing the number of settled cases. “The hardest part of continuing such rigorous research was to overcome the constant skepticism,” said Yoon. According to him, it takes a long time for a researcher to complete a paper and for the paper to be accepted in a journal or presented in a conference. Believing in himself and moving forward regardless of the incredulity, Yoon will continue further to conduct research. Kim So-yun email@example.com Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Recently, Hanyang University is ranked 23rd place in Normalized Lens influence metric of Nature Index 2017 Innovation by Nature Publishing Group. This achievement is noteworthy in that Normalized Lens influence metric indicates that there is high connection between Hanyang’s high-quality research and the commercialization of new products and services. In other words, the higher the score, the more the paper is reflected in new technology development. Hanyang University not only takes an honor to be ranked 1st in nation, but also proves the world the pursuit of our founding principle ‘Application of Knowledge’. In 1970s, baby boomers in Korea went to overseas to financially support their families. The most widely known example is that they got jobs at mines and hospitals in Germany. This was the only international ties Korea has made with other countries at that moment. However, after Korea made economic growth, the way of interchange has changed. Human resources, the biggest power of development in the past, paved the new road for global interaction. So HYU’s scholarly recognition from different countries shows global aspect of both school itself and a nation. More and more international students from diverse countries choose to study at HYU and make their own global paths in Korea. Three international students of Hanyang University will share their stories. Be Special and Memorable “I liked that Hanyang University showed clear guidance for the application process and what students will learn at school.” said Julia Anna Nathalia Bärlund(Business Administration 16). Julia is from Finland, majoring in Business Administration in HYU and it is the second year now. Actually, this is not the first time for her to study in Korea. She went to Korean high school for one year as an exchange student in 2012 and that was when she learned her Korean language and culture. So during an interview for Hanyang International Scholarship Program (HISP) where she got the full scholarship, she could speak in Korean. She expressed her enthusiasm about her life in HYU saying, “I am part of Global Saranghandae and I am doing a project with other students to make a volunteer program in the Philippines this February.” “I am glad that there are programs that global students can take part in and hope to see more coming because 17% of HYU students are international students as far as I know,” added she. Sometimes she feels stressed with exams and the curved grading system, the one she can’t find in Finland, she is concentrating what she wants to do in the future. Julia is interested in environmental issues and thinking of being a social entrepreneur. “I got great ideas from a class about the new business environment. Every week, a different speaker form organizations or companies came and told his or her life story mostly about how he or she ended up doing the current job,” she said. She does not set her goals too specifically yet to leave the chances wide. She explained, “I even consider to become a diplomat. I am not sure what I will choose in the end but I am going to do what I want to do and make a living at the same time no matter what career path I choose.” Also, she observes the small difference in Korean society that more and more people care about their own unique life stories. Julia said, “It is very slowly and gradually changing but still it is a positive one. I think Koreans do know how to be up for themselves.” “However, I think a willingness to understand others is a key to being open. Understanding others’ opinions is more important than just having the same opinion,” she added. News Doors Open Ewout Pieter Emile de Vos(International Studies 15) is from the Netherlands and studying international relations in Department of International Studies. “As my mother was born in Korea, I wanted to know more about my Korean side. I have been really enjoying my life here and creating new opportunities,” said Emile. “When I sent an e-mail to Hanyang University, HYU was very responsive and friendly from the start. So I got a good feeling and I got accepted luckily and I am here now,” he added. Also, Emile got a full scholarship through HISP. He has had various work experience since he got into HYU in 2015. He worked in Hanyang’s Office of International Affairs and startup company and is currently doing his internship as a consultant. “If you are willing to adapt and learn, you can take a lot of opportunities. I met nice people and talking about my experience, the first impression I had towards other people was always wrong. So I think it is really important to be open-minded and have many conversations to know someone better,” said he. This is why he put emphasis on diverse discussions saying, “From an international student’s point of view, Korean students tend to form a lot of circles or friend groups and slightly feel afraid to stand out from the crowd.” He went on, “However a different individual has different qualities, so exploring yourself and focusing on what you are good at is getting really important these days.” To him being global means that people are gathering together in a harmonious way. Emile sees himself working in the consulting field after graduation because the work is suitable for him. Plus, managing a number of people and human relations is what he likes about the work. Then after five years, he hopes to do something else on his own regardless of the workplace. During his stay in Korea, however, he is going to make the most of his time. “I am used to balance my work and life since I am from the Netherlands and I try to fully spend my free time doing what I like to do. Korea is a beautiful country to go hiking and see landscapes. I can say Je-ju Island is my favorite place in Korea,” he said. Work Hard, Communicate Harder “You can call me Nina!” Nor Amanina Binti Ruslan(Industrial Engineering 15), a junior majoring in Industrial Engineering, said brightly. Nina is from Malaysia and her future goal is to become a businesswoman related to both Malaysia and Korea. Being asked why she chose Industrial Engineering as her major in HYU, she said “It is often said that engineers can do business but businessman cannot do engineering. I want to be a businesswoman who can do both so I am studying to have an insight on handling the system.” The economic and cultural growth of Korea inspired Nina with her goals. She expressed her surprise with the technology and well-organized system of Korea. “I am amazed that Korea became globally renowned country despite the geographical difficulties and lack of natural resources. Koreans are really hard-working people,” she said. She is a workaholic who feels more energetic and motivated when she is keeping herself busy. She has done a number of extracurricular activities that are directly related to communication such as Global Saranghandae, Shinhan bank ambassador, Malaysian Student Dance Crew, Malaysian Student Organization in Korea. Also, Nina could get a scholarship from Global Saranghandae and the scholarship offed by HYU for international students who get a high score from TOPIK, Test of proficiency in Korea. She said, “Studying at HYU is academically tense but I like to challenge myself and get a new experience. Going to the interviews and meeting new people taught me how to be independent.” She plans to work in Korea first and start her own business back in Malaysia. Nina sees a lot of potential in trade between Malaysia and Korea. As she set her main focus on business, she is printing some ideas on minds regarding trade plus service, specifically online service. She explained by saying, “In Malaysia, people do not really trust online service so it is not widely used yet. I want to build a platform that consumers can use without worries. Also, Malaysia is abundant with natural resources and Malaysian people love Korean products. I think I can find a network and make it productive.” Finally, Nina emphasized the importance of opening up one’s mind so that his or her capabilities can be newly found and used. “I think it is no harm to be more open-minded and speak out more. It takes courage but communicating with other people gives new thoughts and opens up new chances sometimes.” By Choi Mi-rae (Student Reporter) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanyang University has achieved remarkable results in this year's national examinations. The excellent outcome of the three examinations have been provided below for the bar exam, civil service exam (technical post), and civil service examination (administrative post). ▶ 7 Hanyang students passed the final bar exam: ranked 2nd in nation. On the 7th of November, the Ministry of Justice announced 55 finalists for the 2017 59th Bar Examination. Hanyang University produced seven successful applicants: 12.7% of the total of the applicants and ranked second, trailing only Seoul National University (13 applicants). Hanyang, which occupied fifth place last year with 6 successful applicants (5.5%), jumped to a double-digit percentage this year and rose to 2nd place, showing the most notable results in this last bar exam. Most notably, the oldest candidate, Park Jung Hyun, who is a 45-year-old graduate (Laws 92), gained public attention. ▶ 15 Hanyang students passed civil service exam (technical post): ranked 2nd in nation. Of the 73 people who passed the 2017 civil service exam (technical post), which was announced on the 13th of December, 15 successful applicants are from Hanyang, ranking in 2nd place. There were 16 applicants (21.9%) from Seoul National University, followed by Hanyang University with 15 applicants (20.5%). Last year, the number was 19 candidates and occupied first place with Seoul National University. Most notably in this year's civil service exam (technical post), Hanyang proudly displayed the "Hanyang University of Engineering" with immense pride and distinction by producing the most successful applicants with four parts such as chemistry, machinery, architecture, electricity, etc., excluding civil engineering. The best students from each part are as follows: Jeon Eui-gun (Building Engineering 08) in architecture, Kwon Young-eun (Mechanical Engineering 13) in machinery, Park Sung-yeol (Electricity and Bio Engineering 12) in electricity, Jo Won-dam (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology 14). ▶ 16 Hanyang students passed the civil service examination (administrative post): ranked 5th in the nation. Of the 275 final successful applicants (247 nationwide recruitment, 28 local recruitment) from the 2017 civil service examination (administrative post), published on the 7th of November, 16 candidates were from Hanyang University, ranking 5th. According to the results analyzed by the Law Journal, the number of successful applicants from Seoul National University were 100 (36.4%), followed by 36 from Yonsei University (13.1%), 35 from Korea (12.7%), 26 from Sungkyunkwan University (9.5%), 16 from Hanyang University (5.8%), each 8 applicant (2.9% each ) from Sogang · Ewha Womans University, 7 from Kukuk universities (2.5%), 6 from Kyung Hee University (2.1%), JoonAng University · KAIST (1.8% each), etc, in order. Looking at the applicants in each part, Hanyang University was the largest in the national general administration (8 people), and the local general administration (5 people) was also a large number. In addition, 1 applicant each was passed in parts, including international trade, legal administration and prosecutors, etc. Notably, Kang Hye-rim (Policy Studies 11) was the most successful applicant, displaying Hanyang University's excellence through her achievement.
Hanyang University has made enormous accomplishment over the year 2017 in national and international university evaluations. The results of this year made by Hanyang University are provided below including ‘Nature index’, ‘QS World University Rankings’, "JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings", and ‘Dong-A Ilbo Youth Dream University Rankings’. ▶ Nature index - 1st in nation, 23rd in the world In the ‘2017 Nature Index Innovation’ announced on September by Nature Publishing Group’ (NPG), the global science publishing group, Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation and 23rd worldwide for patent cited index(Normalized Lens influence) category. ▲ ‘2017 Nature index Innovation’ (Nature index website image) The Normalized Lens Influence Metric is an indicator of institutions’ research influence on patents. The higher the score is, there is high connection between quality research and the commercialization of new products and services. Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation, with 25,633 papers published from 1980 to 2015, patent citations of 142,555 times and the Normalized Lens Influence Metric index paper, 5.56 points. ▶ QS World University Ranking 155th In last June, Hanyang University ranked 155th in 2017 QS World University Rankings announced by the UK global university evaluation institution QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), climbing 16 stairs compared to last year's performance. It is the eighth highest record among domestic universities. Hanyang University, which steadily climbed in QS world's university evaluation through the last five years, recorded its highest rank this year as well. ▲ 2017 QS World University Evaluation Rankings (QS Ranking website) 2017 QS World University Rankings evaluated 4,854 universities around the world and evaluated them in four categories of research, education, graduate reputation, internationalization with six indicators. The six evaluation indicators are as follows: △ academic evaluation (40%) △ the number of paper citations per professor (20%) △ the number of students per professor (20%) △ graduate reputation (10%) △ foreign student ratio (5%) △ foreign professor ratio (5%). According to the article of Chosun Ilbo on June 8, QS commented, “Korean universities have shown outstanding achievements in academic evaluation and graduate reputation, while its research performances remain stagnant including ‘the number of paper citations per professor’ and ‘the percentage of foreign professors and students’.” It is pointed out that many Korean professors need to publish papers in English in order to increase the number of paper citations and the research power. Meanwhile, Hanyang University received the total score of 83.8 (out of 100 points) in ‘2017 Asian University Evaluation’ announced by Q.S in October, ranked 30th in Asia and 7th in. Hanyang’s performance made headlines especially in indicators of ‘outbound exchange student ratio (99.9 points, 18th place), "inbound exchange student ratio" (96.1 points, 28th place), "graduate reputation" (94.3 points, 26th). ▶ 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings, Seoul Ranked 3rd · ERICA 9th In 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings released evaluation in 3 categories including 'Comprehensive Evaluation', 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. The ranking of Seoul campus dropped one stair from the previous year, but ranked within TOP 10 in 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. In ‘Comprehensive Evaluation’, Seoul Campus was ranked 1st in 'Student Performance' (58 points), 3rd in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' (70 points), 4th in 'Educational Conditions' (60 points), 5th in 'Reputation' (24 points), and 3rd in overall rankings with total 214 points. ERICA campus ranked 9th overall by achieving 6th (49 points) in 'Student Performance', 10th (62 points) in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' category. ▲’2017 JoongAng Ilbo Comprehensive University Rankings’ (Picture = JoongAng Ilbo) This year’s department evaluation was conducted in four categories: humanities, social science, engineering, and natural science. In 'Humanities· Social Science Department Evaluation' the Seoul campus ranked 3rd in the humanities (179 points) and 2nd in the social sciences (188 points) category. ERICA campus ranked 14th in humanities (143 points) and 20th in social science (140 points). In the evaluation of 'Natural science and engineering department', Seoul Campus ranked 5th in the natural sciences (174 points) and 3rd in the engineering field (206 points). ERICA campus recorded the ranking of 10th in engineering (176 points). According to the Joongang Ilbo article, "Seoul Campus focused on finding a job suitable for student's aptitude through field placement (field placement participation rate, Humanities 3rd·Social Science 6th)". Article added, "Professors consulted continuously with many students and connected them to the training sites, and lots of students worked for the same company after six months of employment (Maintenance employment rate; Humanities 4th·Social Science 3rd)". In addition, "the number of technology venture companies, certified by Korea Technology Finance Corporation and identified from which university the founders graduated, was 13,947. Among the founders of these companies, 498 founders are from Hanyang University Seoul Campus, second only to Seoul National University (525 people) ". The article emphasized, " Hanyang University focuses on entrepreneurship education, and the number of students who received entrepreneurship training last year was the highest (6,580, including redundancy) among the evaluated universities”. According to a reputation survey conducted together with ‘Research & Research’, Seoul Campus was ranked the 5th in natural sciences and 9th in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus occupied 4th place in natural sciences and 6th place in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus was ranked 6th and ERICA campus was the 9th for the question "university with a high potential of development." ▶Selected in the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Ilbo Hanyang University was selected in the 'Best' category for three consecutive times in the ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Korea Employment information Agency and the research firm Macromill Embrain. ▲ The result of ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ (Picture = Dong-A Ilbo) In this evaluation of how effectively and actively the finest universities offering good educations support students’ employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector. Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'. Dong-A Daily article states that Hanyang University has developed more sophisticated programs to support student’s employment and start-ups than the evaluation in 2015 by introducing HY-CDP (Career Development Program).
According to the results of analysis of 73 successful candidates of 2017 Civil Service Examinations (Technical Post), the number of graduates from Hanyang University was 15, the second highest in the nation after Seoul National University(16). In particular, Hanyang university produced 4 national top scorer in the main posts. Jeon Eui-gun (Architectural Engineering 08) in the architectural post, Kwon Yong-eun (Mechanical Engineering 13) in the mechanical engineer post, Park Seong-yeol (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 12) in the electrical post, and Jo Won-dam (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering 14) in the chemical engineering post ranked top score in each post respectively. When categorizing by post, 4 students passed in the civil engineering post, followed by the architectural post (3), communication post (2), and chemical engineering post (2). Also Hanyang University had one successful applicant in each of the machine, disaster prevention, fisheries, electrical post. The chart above shows the number of successful applicants by university. Seoul National University ranked 1st in number of successful candidates with 16 (21.9%) , followed by Hanyang University with 15 (20.5%), Korea University with 9 (12.3%), Yonsei University with 8 (10.9%), KAIST with 7 (9.5%), and Sungkyunkwan University and Inha University with 4 (5.4%) and University of Seoul of 3(4.1%). Nagoya Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk National University, Chungang University, Pohang University of Technology produced one successful candidate respectively.
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