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2017-09 29

[Performance]Hanyang Ranked 23rd Worldwide for Its Influence on Industry and Innovation

Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation and 23rd worldwide in The Nature Index 2017 Innovation table, 'Top 100 institutions by Lens score.' ▲Data from Top 100 institutions by Lens score (input data) Hanyang's 'Normalized lens influence metric' was 5.56 indicating that the ratio of 'Normalized aggregate citation' to 'Total resolved articles' is higher than other institutions. This achievement can be interpreted that there is high connection between Hanyang's high-quality research and the commercialization of new products and services, as Hanyang's founding principle 'Application of Knowledge' indicates. 8 institutions in South Korea including Hanyang University, POSTECH, KAIST, GIST, Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University and Korea University were ranked within global Top 200. Table presents data on research quality and broad influence on inventions. Institutions are ranked by normalized Lens influence metric, an indicator of an institution’s influence on patents. For further information on the normalised Lens influence metric of Hanyang University, click this link. Click to see, Top 100 institutions by Lens score (input data)

2017-09 13

[Performance]Two of Hanyang's Humanities·Social Science Departments Ranked in the ‘Best’ Category

Hanyang University’s department of public administration and department of Tourism ranked ‘the best’ in the ‘2017 Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings by departments for Humanities and Social Science’ published on September 7th. The Department of Economics & Finance and the Department of History were ranked as ‘good’, while the Department of Economics (Erica Campus) and Department of Philosophy were ranked as ‘fair’. To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Joongang Ilbo, a four year course on humanities · social science department evaluation was focused on department on economics, public administration, hotel management, tourism, history and philosophy in 70 major Universities in Korea. In the Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings for 2017 by departments for the department of Public Administration , Hanyang University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewha Womans University and Chungang University were evaluated as 'the best'. The department of Public Administration at Hanyang University ranked at the top of the list in first place in the evaluation index among students per faculty (17.3 students) and tuition to scholarship ratio (40.2%). In addition, the net employment rate (60.8%) and the retained employment rate (96.3%) ranked 10th. Due to most students in this department taking the public administration exam, the department conducts ‘Mock PSAT (Public Service Aptitude Test)’ for first grade students. Seokeun Kim, director of the Department of Public Administration at Hanyang University said, “We introduced mock PSAT because many students are frustrated when they take PSAT in their senior year.” In addition, students in the department of Public Administration must interview one career worker of their choice during the career development seminar. The students should research carefully from the recruitment, selection to the person’s day-to-day work, the people he/she meets for work, job station, to job turnover. According to the article of Joongang Ilbo, featured on September 7th, this is related to the fact that the employment rate and the retained employment rate of the department of Public Administration at Hanyang University were highly ranked in the evaluation index, and many excellent departments, including the department of public administration at Hanyang University, offer many opportunities to experience the public administrative field, directly. In the department of hotel management · tourism evaluation, which was conducted for the first time this year, Hanyang University (Seoul), Kyunghee University (Hospitality Management), and Pusan National University were ranked "the best". According to the article featured in Joongang Ilbo, all three universities including Hanyang University, which ranked at the top of the evaluation list, showed excellent achievements in domestic and foreign research thesis performance by professors and were awarded many research grants by the government, the local governments, and companies. Hanyang University's Department of Tourism received the highest praise in the evaluation index in terms of retained employment rate(89.2%), international dissertation per professor (3.07 theses), and research grants per faculty member (KRW 15.36 million). It also ranked in 2nd place in domestic thesis paper (3.94 pieces) per professor, 4th place in dropout rate (1.7%), and 4th in suburban research expenses (62.29 million KRW) per professor. The professor of Hanyang University’s department of tourism wrote three international papers and four domestic papers per full-time faculty member in 2015. Seong-Hyup Hyun, the professor of Hanyang University’s Department of Tourism, has made excellent achievement by publishing 12 SSCI-grade international papers in a year. The professors with excellent research achievements and those who are in charge of national research projects in the past two years get reduced lecture time and increased funding. The university also supports up to 20 million KRW ‘research fund for settlement’ for new professors who have been appointed for two years. In the evaluation for the Department of Economics, Korea University (Seoul), Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University (Economics), Sungkyunkwan University (Global Economics), and Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘best’. Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyungpook University, Dankook University, Pusan University, Sogang University, The University of Seoul, Chungang University, and Hanyang University (Seoul) ranked as ‘good’. There were 14 universities, such as Hanyang University (ERICA) ranked as ‘above good’. The department of economics and finance, which ranked ‘good’, ranked no.1 in the ratio of participating in on-the-job training (24.1%) and no.5 in the net employment rate (75.2%). The department of economics (Erica Campus), which ranked ‘Fair’, ranked no.7 in participating in on-the-job training (18.6%). In the evaluation of the Department of History · Pusan University, Sogang University · Seoul National University (Department of National History) · Seoul National University (Department of Oriental History) ranked as ‘the best’; 8 universities including Konkuk University (Seoul) · Kyungpook National University · Kyunghee University · Korea University (Seoul · Department of history) · Korea University (Seoul · Department of Korean History) · Seoul National University (Department of Western History) · The University of Seoul · Hanyang University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘good’. Hanyang University’s Department of History, which ranked as ‘good’, ranked 7th in the research funds per professor (97.44 million KRW), and 9th in the paper citation counts (1.10time). In the evaluation for the Department of Philosophy, Konkuk University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Sungkyunkwan University (Confucianism, Oriental Studies) were ranked as ‘the best’. Five universities, including Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Yeungnam University, and Chonnam University, were ranked "good"; nine universities ranked as ‘fair’ including Hanyang University (Seoul). In terms of the Department of Philosophy evaluation index, Hanyang University ranked No. 1 in retained employment (100%), No. 9 in the paper citation counts (1.52 time), No. 10 in tuition to scholarship ratio (21.5%) and No. 10 in dropout rate (2.2%). Meanwhile, the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Science, were evaluated by 14 indicators for those Social Science Departments such as Economics, Public Administration, Hotel Management, Tourism with scores on a scale of 200 points. The Department of Humanities, such as History and Philosophy were evaluated by 11 indicators with a scale of 190 points. In the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, domestic journals, books and translations were also used as key indicators. Based on the combined score of each indicator, the top 10% classified as ‘the best’, 25% as ‘good’, and 50% were classified as ‘fair’.

2017-09 12

[Performance]Two of Hanyang's Engineering Departments Ranked in the ‘Best’ Category

On September 6, the "2017 Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments” announced that the department of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Resource and Environmental Engineering of Hanyang University were ranked within ‘Best’ category. The Department of Architectural Engineering (ERICA), the Department of Electronics Engineering (ERICA), and the Department of Chemistry were ranked within the ‘Good’ category, and the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering (ERICA) were ranked as "Fair". This year's rankings of Engineering Departments has included four departments in the Seoul campus and three departments in ERICA. This year's rankings of Engineering Departments was conducted for departments of Architectural Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Statistics and Chemistry of 70 major domestic four-year universities. They were evaluated with a total of 10 indicators on the basis of 200 points, including 4 indicators of professors’ research and 6 indicators of student education. The 6 universities ranked within the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 JoongAng Daily University Rankings of Electronic Engineering Departments’ were Hanyang University (Seoul), KAIST, UNIST, Korea University (Anam), Yonsei University (Seoul), and POSTECH. The 9 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA), Kyungpook University, Sungkyunkwan University and Chungang University were included in the 'Good' category. The Department of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University ranked 3rd in in-school research budget (per professor), 5th in out-of-school research budget (per professor), 4th in scholarship ratio compared to tuition fee, and 4th in retained employment rate. The Electronics Engineering Department has secured research capacity by winning a research center and major national projects for IT convergence technology research. Also, research on semiconductors and wireless communication is very active. In particular, Prof. Kim Jae-hoon and Yoo Chang-jae’s team developed a method to improve the light efficiency of 'Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)', which is not only a core technology of the 4th industrial revolution, but also the driving force of the next generation. They are also making progress in research which will keep Korea’s competitiveness as a leader in display technology. The Department of Electronic Engineering (ERICA), which was ranked in the 'Good' category, had the highest score of 44.4% in participation rate of field training in the evaluation index. Students can participate in field training through ‘Work Integrated Learning Center’ operated from 2011. More than 20 enterprises conducted field trainings at this center last year. According to a JoongAng Daily article, Cho Chul-hee (Electronics Systems Engineering 11), a student of Hanyang University ERICA campus said, "I worked in a company for 9 weeks and realized that developing a ‘smart home’ program fits my interest” and added, “I have decided to build my career in this field thanks to my experiences in field training.” In the evaluation of Environmental Engineering Departments, 3 universities including Hanyang University(Seoul), Seoul National University, and UNIST were graded as the ‘Best’. The Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, which was included in the ‘Best’ category, ranked 1st in retained employment rate, 2nd in field training participation rate, 3rd in number of students per professor, 4th in out-of-school research budget (per professor) and 7th in dropout rate. This department participates in a ‘resource development specialization project’ supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and conducts on-the-job training programs for students in highly relevant institutions. In addition, about 28% of the curriculum is being taught in a foreign language to enhance students' global competence. Kim Tae-hong (Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, doctorate course 14’) has signed a publishing contract with Springer, the world's third largest publisher of scientific books, and the department is nurturing students as individuals who meet the Global Standard. In addition, research is being actively carried out on 'deep geothermal power generation technology' and 'carbon dioxide underground storage technology' which are alternative renewable energy sources for base load power. For the Architectural Engineering department assessment, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungnam National University were included in the ‘Best’ category, and 7 universities including Hanyang University (both Seoul and ERICA) were ranked within the ‘Good’ category. For the assessment of the Department of Chemistry, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, POSTECH, KAIST and UNIST were included in the ‘Best’. 7 universities including Hanyang University (Seoul) were selected as ‘Good’. 13 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA) were selected in ‘Fair’ category. According to the article of the Joongang Daily on September 6th, most of the universities which received excellent evaluations in the Science and Engineering Department Evaluation are focusing on practical research to prepare for the 4th industry era, not just only in their academic conditions, which are also excellent.

2017-09 12

[Performance]This year Hanyang University taking 351-400th place in 'THE world university ranking'

This year Hanyang University takes 351-400th place by the total 42.3 points in THE world university ranking. It is ranked eighth among domestic universities. According to 2018 THE World University Rankings announced by THE (Times Higher Education in the UK) on the 5th of September, Hanyang has a 35.6 on educational environments (35.0 last year), 38.1 points on research achievement (35.6 points), 41.9 points on article citation degree (35.6 points), 84.7 points on the industry-university cooperation import (81.8 points), and 56.4 points on the internationalization (51.5 points). Especially, the educational environment and papers citations, imports of industry-university cooperation, internationalization scores has increased year-by-year. ▲ Score Details of Hanyang University (captured on THE official homepage) In this evaluation, the university which occupied the first overall place is Oxford University, UK, followed by Cambridge University, UK, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University in the United States, and MIT in the United States ranked into the top 5. Among the domestic universities, Seoul National University occupied the first place by 69.3 points (74th place). Next, ▲ KAIST (60.9 points, 95th place) ▲ Sungkyunkwan (59.3 points, 111th place) ▲ POSTECH (57.3 points, 137th place) ▲ UNIST (50.1 points), Yonsei University (50 points), Korea University (48.5 points ) (201-250) ▲ Hanyang University · GIST (42.3 points, 351 - 400th place) ▲ Chung-Ang University and Kyung Hee University. (39.9 points, 401-500) and so on. In this evaluation, domestic universities named within the top 1000 universities in the world are 27 Universities including Seoul National University, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, POSTECH, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hanyang University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Chung-Ang University, Ewha Womans University, Kunkuk University, Sejong University, Ulsan University, Chonbuk National University, Chonnam National University, Inha University, Kyungbook University, Busan University, University of Seoul, Sogang University, Yeungnam University, Ajou University, Chungnam National University, Hallym University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, etc. According to an article of Maeil Economy on the 6th of September, said Phil Beatie, an editor-in-chief of THE, "Although the overall ranking of Korean universities has declined in this evaluation, Korea is one of the most outstanding countries in the investment for industry-academia cooperation and higher education." Meanwhile, the ranking of the world university utilizes five indicators to determine the ranking as follows: ▲ Teaching: the learning environment 30% ▲ Research: volume, income and reputation 30% ▲ Citation: research influence 30% ▲International outlook: staff, students and research 7.5% ▲ Industry income: Knowledge transfer 2.5% and so on. Teaching has five indicators, Research has three ones, and International outlook has three ones. Including specific indicators. The ranking is calculated based on thirteen indicators in total. ▶ Go to see THE 2018 world university rankings (click) ▶ Go to see Individual Hanyang ranking and scores of THE 2018 World University Ranking (Click)

2017-07 03

[Performance]Participant of the Korea-United Nations Development Programme

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 Photos by Choi Min-ju

2017-06 09

[Performance]Hanyang ranked 10th in Asia’s Most Innovative Universities

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:

2017-06 09

[Performance]Hanyang University ranked 155th in QS World University Rankings

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:

2017-06 07

[Performance]Hanyang University is Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents

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

2017-04 05

[Performance]Hanyang University ranked 1st in the nation, 10th worldwide

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: ▶ 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

2017-03 20

[Performance]Hanyang University ranked 34th in THE 'Industry Collaboration'

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.