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Hanyang University’s Institute for Health and Society (IHA), formerly called as Institute for Community Health, is a research center that practices comprehensive study regarding public health issues in general. Established in Jan. 1st, 1998, it consists of the Center for Mind-Body Research (focusing on specific diseases and their exposures, including mental health), the Center for Community Health Research (studying health promotion, development of healthy community, workforce and policies), and the Center for Transnational Health Research (focusing on global public health). IHA was previously selected and worked as the participant of Korea-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / United Nations Office for South- South Cooperation (UNOSSC) Cooperation program Phase 1. Recently, IHA was again chosen for Phase 2 from 2017 to 2019 due to its exemplary performance. Dr. Lee Eun-young, the research professor of the center who took responsibility of the center's project of the program, kindly explained about its work in Phase 1, called the ‘Healthy Schools Development Project 1’, and its future plans for Phase 2. Improving the health and environment of developing nations Dr. Lee of Institute for Health and Society. The Korea-UNDP/UNOSSC Cooperation Program is a project aimed to improve the capabilities of developing countries led by UNDP with Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea in Phase 1, and Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning in Phase 2. Its goal is to identify each nation's problems in the areas of education, science, technology, and ICT, and to seek their solutions in order to lower the country's poverty level. The two phases of the program have some dissimilarities due to the different ministries that took responsibility. In the first phase, each institute worked individually in separate countries. IHA focused on improving school health of Laos, Nepal, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka. The latter stage’s obligation was that the institutes should cooperate with each other and develop the school health and environment of Indonesia and Cambodia. The reason to the application to the Korea-UNDP/UNOSSC Cooperation Program of IHA traces back to its former project. It was held in Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do with the goal of improving the health of local residents, students, and educational faculty, centered around schools. It showed how changing the perspectives of the public officials can lead to improved health of the students in schools with decreasing number of students and lacking resources. Dr. Lee decided to take part in the Korea-UNDP/UNOSSC Cooperation Program with the anticipation that similar project might also work in the developing countries as well. Teaching to fish, instead of giving one What differed from other institutes in Phase 1 was that IHA did not give out specific plans in advance to the schools. “What we tried to do is to give the schools the strength to develop their facilities or environment by themselves,” Dr. Lee said. This was done by giving opportunity to the schools to find out the problems and carry out their plans to solve them, by conducting surveys and letting them to assess and prioritize important health issues from the results. According to Dr. Lee, persuading the school’s staff members including the principal and the teachers, about the importance of health was the difficult part. However, once persuaded, the school’s staff was passionate to alleviate the quality of school health in their own ways. Dr. Lee is explaining about the stories of the schools she had experienced and helped to change during 'Healthy Schools Development Project 1'. Mongolia had a severe problem of tooth decay, due to the culture of treating their guests with assortments of sweets. The teachers and the principal of Darkhan’s School No.9 tackled the issue by making educational materials for students, and meeting local dentists in person to ask them to give their students check-ups. In addition, even though Mongolia’s schools have a school nurse and health education teachers, there was no standardized textbook for teaching. So the school teachers came up with a supplement textbook for hygiene and sanitation, allowing for some uniformity in education. In Nepal, menstruation periods of female students made them to skip schools due to the lack of disposable sanitary pads and proper treatments. During the process of IHA’s project, the principal and the teachers of Basu Higher Secondary School decided to make the pads out of fabric together with the students, listening to their stories of hardships at the same time. The results were worthwhile, leading to higher attendance with no hygiene or cost issues in the process. Now Dr. Lee and IHA is preparing for ‘Healthy Schools Development Project 2’. The project is incorporating water purification technology of Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) to schools. Simultaneously, the Canaan Global Leadership Center and Sookmyung Women’s University are working for improving income with farmers who are living around the schools. “We believe that cooperating with other institutes matches with our research philosophy and will amplify our scope of research,” Dr. Lee said. IHA participated in the first workshop for ‘Programme for Capacity Development for Poverty Reduction through South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Science and Technology’ in Cambodia on June 12th and going to join the same workshop in Indonesia. Jang Soo-hyun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju
Hanyang University was selected as one of the Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities by Reuters. Hanyang ranked 10th in Asia, and 5th in nation climbing 5 and 2 spots respectively compared to the last year's performance. Reuters, in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property and Scientific Div.), analyzed the top 75 innovative educational institutions in Asia, based on proprietary data and analysis of patent applications and research paper citations. KAIST ranked first for the second consecutive year followed by Seoul National University (2nd) Tokyo University (3rd), POSTECH (4th), Sungkyunkwan University (5th), Tsinghua University (6th), Tohoku University (7th), Kyoto University (8th), Osaka University (9th) and Hanyang University (10th). National universities ranked within the top 75 are △KAIST (1st) △Seoul National University (2nd) △Postech (4th) △Sungkyunkwan University (5th) △Hanyang University (10th) △Yonsei University (14th) △Korea University (15th) △GIST (18th) △Ajou University (21st) △Kyunghee University (23rd) △Ewha Womans University (42nd) △Jeonnam University (51st) △Inha University (54th) △Catholic University (55th) △Kyungpook National University(56th) △Pusan National University (58th) △Jeonbuk National University (60th) △Chung Ang University (64th) △Konkuk University (68th) △Ulsan University (69th) △Yeungnam University (73nd) and Gyeongsang University (74th). 22 universities in Korea ranked within the top 75 followed by 21 universities in China, 19 in Japan, 5 in Australia, 4 in Hong Kong, 2 in Singapore, 1 in New Zealand and India. Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-asiapac-reuters-ranking-innovative-un-idUSKBN18Y24R
Hanyang University ranked 155th in 2017 QS World University Rankings, climbing 16 stairs compared to last year's performance. Hanyang has continued its upward trend since ranking 354th in 2010. The highest ranking among domestic universities was Seoul National University (36th), followed by KAIST (41st), POSTECH (71st), Korea University (90th), Yonsei University (106th), Sungkyunkwan University (108th), Hanyang University(155th), Kyunghee University (256th), Ewha Womans University (299th), GIST(339th), and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (397th). These 11 universities ranked among the top 400 in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first in the world, followed by Stanford University (2nd), Harvard University (3rd), California Institute of Technology (Caltech, 4th) and Cambridge University (5th). ▶ Source: https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018
Hanyang University ranked 72nd in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016. Hanyang has moved up 20 spots from last year’s ranking of 92nd, thus, has shown outstanding progress this year. The report, which is published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), utilizes data acquired from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to highlight the important role patents play in university research and innovation. The full report of the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents in 2016 can be found at http://www.academyofinventors.com/pdf/top-100-universities-2016.pdf
Hanyang University scored within the world’s top 10 in Electrochemistry in the ‘2017 CWUR Rankings by Subject (2017). This field achieved first place in national rank. The CWUR (Center for World University Rankings), the largest academic ranking organization that rates universities around the world, unveiled the top 10 list of 227 subjects on April 3. Hanyang University ranked 10th in the field of Electrochemistry, an energy-related field where Hanyang University’s Department of Energy Engineering received numerous positive reviews in major scholarly journals. The CWUR Rankings by Subject 2017 highlights the world’s elite universities in the sciences and the social sciences, based on the number of research articles in top-tier journals. Data is obtained from Clarivate Analytics (previously the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters). More information about the methodology is available at: cwur.org/methodology/subject-rankings.php ▶ ELECTROCHEMISTRY World Rank University Score 1 Tsinghua University (CH)) 100.00 2 Central South University (CH) 99.37 3 China Harbin Institute of Technology (CH) 99.20 4 University of Science and Technology of China (CH) 97.28 5 Zhejiang University (CH) 94.95 6 China University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CH) 94.44 7 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (CH) 93.97 7 Tianjin University (CH) 93.97 9 South China University of Technology (CH) 92.62 10 Hanyang University (KR) 91.15
Hanyang University ranked 34th in the world rankings of universities that publish the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry as announced by the Times Higher Education (THE). The UK's Times Higher Education announced the rankings of universities that publish the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry from the recent article entitled "South Korean universities lead way on industry collaboration." According to the article, Hanyang University has published 4.06 percent of its total 22,424 publications via collaboration with industry. <The rakings of unversities that show the highest proportions of research output in collaboration with industry (Korean universities)> Ranking (World rankings) University The proportions of collaboration with industry (the number of total publications) 1(1) POSTECH 22.98(13,545) 2(8) Sungkyunkwan University (SSKU) 8.84(30,406) 3(11) KAIST 6.05(20,768) 4(32) GIST 4.11(5,833) 5(34) Hanyang University 4.06(22,424) 6(37) Seoul National University 4(61,449) Among Korean universities, POSTECH was selected as the top university to publish the highest proportions of their research output in collaboration with industry with 22.9 percent of its total 13,545 publications via such links. It was followed by SKKU with 8.84 percent of its total 406 publications, KAIST with 6.058 percent of 20,768, GIST with 4.11 percent of 5,833, Hanyang University with 4.06 percent of 22,424, and Seoul National University with 4 percent of 61,449. UK's Times Higher Education is an university evaluation agency which announces THE world university rankings every year. Unlike world university rankings, Asian University rankings, small universitiy rankings, and emerging university rankings, which are announced by the agency every year, the rankings of universities in collaboration with industry were announced this year for the first time based on data from 2007 to 2016.
The QS announced the 2017 World University Rankings By Subject in 46 different subject areas on March 8th on www.topuniversities.com. Hanyang University ranked within the top 200 in 20 different subjects areas including 5 more subjects than last year. Hanyang University has shown a large improvement this year. 12 out of 20 subject areas within the top 200 climbed its rank. Civil and Structural Engineering, in particular, has ranked within the top 50 (43rd) for the first time. Social Policy and Administration, previously outside the 200 ranking, has climbed 3 ranks to the 51~100 range, and Linguistics moved up 2 ranks to the 51~100 range showing a strong upward trend. In addition, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics and Astronomy, Business and Management, Communication & Media Studies, Politics & International Studies, and Sociology moved up a rank. . Hanyang’s ranking are as follows: Civil and Structural Engineering (total 1 subject) ranked within 1~50 range; Architecture, Linguistic, Chemical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Mechanical·Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Social Policy & Administration, and Sports-Related Subjects (total 9 subjects) ranked within top 51~100; Computer Science, Pharmacy & Pharmacology, Environmental Science, Business and Management, and Politics & International Studies (total 5 subjects) ranked within the top 101~150; Physics & Astronomy, Accounting & Finance, Communication & Media Studies, Law, and Sociology (total 5 subjects) ranked within the top 151~200. Four new subjects were included in the QS World University Rankings By Subject to the 42 existing ones making 46 subjects in total. The subject rankings were classified into four categories: ① academic evaluation ② alumni reputation ③ paper quotation ④ H index. The evaluation method was the same as last year. 1-50 are ranked individually, but rankings after 50 are grouped by a 50 ranking range. The Chosun Ilbo reported that 14 departments in Korean universities were ranked in the top 20, twice as high as last year, but not in the top 10, meaning that they did not succeed in entering the top level. The article stated: “Korean universities stand out when it comes to engineering...Hanyang University has entered the top 50 ranks for Civil and Structural Engineering (43rd)”. ▶The QS World University Rankings homepage- Rankings by subjects: www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2017
Hanyang University has produced largest number of CEO alumni of venture companies among Korean universities. The total number of venture CEO alumni of Hanyang University over the past five years amounts to 2087, which is far ahead of Seoul National University, which is ranked second with 1619 venture CEO alumni. According to the university survey conducted by Korea Economic Daily, Hanyang University is followed by Seoul National University, Yonsei University (1370), Korea University (1288), Inha University (1127), Young-nam University (1093), Busan National University (1033), Sungkyunkwan University (954), Dong-a University (918), and Kyongpook National University (846). This survey proves that Hanyang University is most advanced in the fostering and funding of venture companies in Korea by analyzing that Hanyang’s start-up support culture has come to fruition. ▲October 26th <Korea Economic Daily>
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