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The number of companies run by CEOs who are graduates of Hanyang University is the highest in nation with 10,213 corporations (as of December 2018). This is 1.8 times larger than the average compared to the 6 major universities (Korea University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, and KAIST). According to the 2018 Hanyang Alumni Company Achievement Survey report that Hanyang University announced on April 26th, the 10,213 corporations contributed to the employment of around 720,000 people and sales of $573 billion annually (33.1% of Korean GDP). Of those, 334 companies went public in the securities market. The report was written in order to grasp the fruit of alumni corporations and for systematic startup support with reference to KED, the biggest domestic corporate credit rating agency. Hanyang University showed strength in the field of startups (companies established within the last 7 years) as well. There were 2,153 companies with CEOS who graduated from Hanyang University (December of 2018), recording first place among domestic universities. This is 1.5 times larger than the 6 major universities, and these companies hired 20,979 people and created annual profits of over 9.2 trillion won. Meanwhile the distribution by industry of alumni companies was the largest in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail, while the ratio of machinery, equipment, and electronic components was high among manufacturing companies. In addition, the representatives' majors was significantly higher in engineering fields at about 64%. Hanyang President Kim Woo-seung said, “The results of this survey show that graduates and members of Hanyang University have been taking a core role in national economic growth and the creation of employment through challenging startups and business administration activities. We will actively provide support in order to foster many innovative startup companies with global competitiveness like Google and Apple.” Translation by Kim Hyun-soo
QS revealed the 2019 World University Rankings on February 26, 2019. Every year, QS announces five academic fields and 48 majors that rank 1st to 500th. While other universities exhibited dormancy in their upward movement, Hanyang University managed to get eight of its majors within the rank of 100. Ranking 48th on the list is the Department of Civil Engineering and 50th is the Department of Hotel Management. Six other departments that ranked between 51st and 100th are the Department of Architecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science, field of languages and Media Communication.
Hanyang University ranked 121-130th worldwide in the '2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings' announced on September 11, by QS(Quacquarelli Symonds), a British agency that conducts university evaluations. It has significant rised from 201st in 2017, to 201~250th in 2018 to 121~130th for the year of 2019. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) This year's QS Graduate Employability Rankings was ranked by evaluating five indicators of the 666 universities in the world. The five indicators are: ▲ Employer reputation (30%) ▲ Partnership with employers (25%) ▲ Alumni outcomes (25%) ▲ Partnership with employers (10%) ▲ Graduate employment rate, were found that Hanyang University was highly evaluated evenly on the five indicators. The highest ranking among domestic universities was found by Seoul National University (23rd). In addition, 12 domestic universities including KAIST (76th), Sungkyunkwan University (79th), Yonsei University (93rd), Hanyang University (121-130th) and POSTECH (251-300th) are reported to be in the rankings. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) The first place in the world is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by the Stanford University (2nd), UCLA (3rd), Harvard University (4th) and the University of Sydney (5th) were ranked as TOP5. ▶ Source: QS official website https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/employability-rankings/2019
Hanyang University recently ranked in the top 201-300 according to the "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)", which was recently announced by Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China. Hanyang has ranked 3rd among domestic universities. The ARWU rankings are based on the Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals (30%), Highly cited researchers (20%), Papers published in Nature and Science (20%), the Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%), and Per capita academic performance of an institution(10%). For each indicator, 100 points were awarded to the highest scoring university, and the other institutions were given a percentage of the highest score. Among the top universities in Korea, Seoul University ranked in the top 101-150. It was followed by Sungkyunkwan University (151-200), Hanyang University, KAIST, Korea University (201-300), Kyunghee University, UNIST, Yonsei University (301-400) and POSTECH and Ulsan University (401-500) . Harvard University in the United States ranked first in the world. Harvard has been number one for 16 years. Stanford and Cambridge placed second and third, respectively. In addition, MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Colombia, Caltech, and Chicago made up the top ten schools. The ARWU rankings have been announced annually since 2003 by the Shanghai Jiaotong University and include all Nobel Prize winners, Fields winners, Highly Cited Researchers (HCR), and all universities with papers published in Nature Science. This includes colleges with a large number of theses in the Science Citation Index (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Last year, the list of 800 universities was released, but this year it was expanded to 1000 universities.
▲ AACSB officials, President Lee Young-moo and members of Hanyang University visited ERICA campus ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics recently acquired international certificate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB). The AACSB is recognized as the highest quality certification in business education, as only about 5% of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide have acquired it. It has established 15 international standards, including research, education, budget and administration, and is awarding accreditation to universities that meet all the criteria. To meet these standards, universities must strive to achieve their vision and mission, continue to innovate, and produce results. Stephenie M. Bryant, head of AACSB Headquarters, said, "ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics has demonstrated excellence in all areas of education, research, curriculum development and student learning. I congratulate university headquarters, professors, administration teams and students who have provided their continuous support." The college received a due diligence on the final stage of the AACSB certification at the end of May this year. In the process, they were proven to possess the resources, competencies, and will to provide students with the highest level of future-oriented business education. ▲ Open space lounge at the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics AACSB official said, "ERICA College of Business and Economics has proved to be contributing to students, alumni networks, industry and university education," and added, “With their students growing into business leaders in the future, the college has a great positive effect both at home and abroad.” One of the college officials said, "The full support of Hanyang University and ERICA campus helped us to attain this certification," and added “We have organized a preparatory committee for AACSB in 2011 and started to work for the certification. Professor Won Suk-hee, Shim Won-sul, Park Kwang-ho from Division of Business Administration and professor Sa Gong-jin from Division of Economics collaborated together to accomplish this goal.” ▲Students using the open space lounge of the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics Meanwhile, the departments of ERICA campus that are included in the AACSB accreditationare as follows: Division of Business Administration, Department of Actuarial Science, Department of Accounting and Tax, Graduate School of Management Consulting, Department of Strategic Management, Department of Insurance & Finance, and Department of Business Administration in Graduate School of Industrial Convergence.
Hanyang University (HYU) boasts many talented athletes, and the volleyball team has many of them. After many years of hard work, the university volleyball team won a trophy in this year’s Cheongyang National Volleyball Competition, defeating its rival 3 to 1 in the final play-off. The competition was held in Cheongyang-gun from July 16th to 23rd, co-hosted by the Korean University Volleyball Federation (KUVF) and Cheongyang County Volleyball Federation. Among the players, the competition is commonly referred to as "the second competition." This is because there are two competitions during each summer vacation, aside from the year-round tournament during the spring and fall semesters. HYU volleyball team was not able to make it to the final round during the "first competition." Surprisingly enough, this is what has been happening with the team for several years. Director Yang Jin-woong commented, “Although their final rank was 6th, defeating last year's champions on the way boosted the team’s ego a lot.” The team captain let the director take the credit. “The training got much more organized and made it possible to win,” smiled Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th year). Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th yr), the captain of the volleyball team, commented that he wants to make it to the play-off this year and bring home a prize on August 1st. The toughest match in the competition was the final round, where HYU met Kyunghee University. “Our players couldn’t even move their legs in the first round,” reminisced Yang. That fear did not come from the loss to Kyunghee during the home-and-away matches earlier this year, but the fact that they had never made it to the final round. But with the director’s fierce encouragement, the players were able to play as well as they had during practice. The captain also revealed a secret source of encouragement from the coach. “He promised the team two more days of vacation and 1 million won prize money. That really raised the team spirit,” laughed Ryu. Both the director and the captain showed confidence for the coming home-and-away games. Ryu emphasized that although the HYU volleyball team did not make it to the play-offs for the past four years, it seems highly possible this year. “When I was on the university volleyball team, I was proud to be part of it. I will work hard to get that glory back,” said Yang with contentment. The upcoming season starts when school starts again and runs until October. Wish the team luck! Kim So-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Hanyang University has been selected as the Fourth Industrial Revolution Training Center in 2018. On July 4th, the Ministry of Employment and Labor announced that 20 training courses from 12 training institutions will participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Training program in 2018. The newly selected training center will run 20 training courses (501 people) in six areas including big data, on Hanyang University, Seoul National University, Suwon University, and multi-campus campuses. Hanyang will run the "Big Data analysis specialist course based on machine learning based on IoT application." Meanwhile, the newly selected training institutions, including Hanyang University, will start recruiting trainees in July and begin their training in August at the earliest. The detailed schedule will be announced through the Job Skills Development Network.
The Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service evaluates every hospital in Korea and rates them into six tiers, with the last one being "unscorable." Hanyang University Hospital has been rated in the top tier in four major cancer departments for three years in a row. As there are many good hospitals in Seoul, a hospital has to have almost perfect scores in every aspect in order to rank in the top tier. News H visited the director of Hanyang University Hospital, Lee Kwang-hyun to find out their secret. Lee Kwang- hyun , the hospital director, stressed that his efforts to overcome the difficult times were not futile. “There is really no secret to the gradings,” muttered Lee. He mentioned that every member of the hospital including professors', doctors', nurses', pharmacists', and interns' striving to provide better medical service to the patients made it come true. Lee especially credited the professors from each cancer department. The Health Insurance Review and Assessment service’s grading is the result of 2016’s performance. Documents and information were collected last year from September to December, assessed earlier this year, and announced this June. "Safely trustable hospital" (Is this the accepted translation of the motto? It doesn't sound very natural. If it can be changed, I would recommend, "Safe and trustworthy hospital." Hanyang University Hospital's motto. Surprisingly enough, our university hospital had a tough time just a few years ago. Rumors spread that we might have to close due to the worsening management situation. Lee mentioned that there were two things that brought about the betterment of such a dire situation. First was the cooperation between the labor and the management. “Communication is the key. Without it, suspicion and misunderstandings pile up and can cause disasters,” said Lee. Although it is very difficult for two groups with conflicting interests to work harmoniously with each other, through their efforts to be transparent for the workers and members of the hospital, the labor force and the management came to understand each other and worked towards the growth of the hospital. The second aspect was for the hospital to “really work as a hospital” through a “sensible system." Lee acknowledged that in the past, there were some systemic failures where the hospital was not serving the patients but rather focusing on its own interests. For example, the reception desk used to close at 7 p.m. sharp even if there were some patients still in the doctors' office. After the acknowledgment of this shortcoming in service, the hospital tried to amend the system to work for the patients and to provide as high a quality of service as possible. Thanks to the efforts of every member from every corner of the hospital, our university hospital was able to receive not only receive a top-tier rating in the four major cancer departments, but we also scored high on other indexes such as for treating rheumatism, caring for patients who have had a stroke, the use of antibiotics for infants, and more. Lee was confident that the hospital will be ranked in the top tier again next year as well. He commented that the motto of Hanyang University Hospital is to become “safely trustworthy hospital," smiling. Kim So-yun email@example.com Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Hanyang University was ranked 151st, up four notches from last year in the 2018 World University Evaluation, announced on June 7th by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British agency that conducts university evaluations. Hanyang University has been on the rise for the past nine years, from 354th in 2010, to 219th in 2014, 193rd in 2015, 171st in 2016, and 155th in 2017. This year, QS World University ranked 4,848 universities in 85 countries by evaluating the four fields of research, education, graduates, and globalization. There were six indicators: ▲ Employer Reputation (score 40%), ▲ Citations per Faculty (20%), ▲ Faculty Student Ratio (20%), ▲Employer Reputation (10%), and ▲ International Faculty (5%,), ▲ International Students (5%). Among the six evaluation criteria, Hanyang University acheived the best results in the catogories of ▲Employer Reputation (103rd) and ▲Faculty Student Ratio (155th). The other rankings were as follows: ▲Academic Reputation (178th), ▲International Students (370th), ▲Citations per Faculty (421st), and ▲International Faculty (470th). The highest ranked among Korean universities was Seoul National University (36th). It was followed by ▲KAIST (40th), ▲POSTECH (83rd), ▲Korea University (86th), ▲Sungkyunkwan University (100th), ▲Yonsei University (107th), ▲Hanyang University (151st), ▲Kyunghee University (264th), ▲GIST (315th), ▲Ewha Womans University (319th), ▲Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (397th), and ▲ Chung Ang University (397th), along with 12 other domestic universities ranked among the top 400 in the world. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) ranked first in the world after also achieving first place last year. Stanford University came in second, Harvard University third, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) fourth, and Oxford University and Cambridge University tied for fifth place. According to a June 7th article by the Chosun Ilbo, "Universities that are strong in science and technology, not only in Korea but around the world, also have a favorable trend in evaluation rankings." The Chosun Ilbo said that the QS World University Rankings evaluated universities that were strong in science and technology as a whole, and the engineering colleges that have abundant new technology-related research have an advantage in the sector of publications per faculty member since they support the quality of studies. ▶ Source: QS official website Direct Link to: Hanyang Univerisy QS Ranking
In "2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry (산업계관점 대학평가)," announced by the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education on April 18, Hanyang University participated in four out of the five fields and selected for ‘excellence’ in three fields including software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. To apply the demand of the industry to the curriculum, Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry enables head of the industrial division to propose key competences and related subjects in each field, evaluate the level of cohesiveness with the curriculum, and provide information. Korean Council for University Education has been organizing this evaluation since 2008 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and five economic organizations. This year's university evaluation was conducted for five departments of software, electronics, semiconductors, information communication, refining & petrochemical and cosmetics and 160 departments of 75 universities who wanted to participate became subject of this evaluation. 44 departments of 31 universities were selected as the ‘best’ category. 2027 companies, executives and staff members of 39 companies including Kakao, LG Electronics, and COSON and university assessment experts participated in this survey. In the field of software, 16 universities including Hanyang, Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil university received the best rating. The best universities in the field of electronic semiconductors are 11 universities including Hanyang, Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Honam University, and in refining & petrochemical fields, Hanyang, Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk University were selected. Major in Software, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering of Hanyang University were evaluated that they reflect the opinions of the industry from the stage of designing and operating an industry-based curriculum to the performance inspection process, and provide the best education courses the industry wants, thus selected for the ‘best’ category in three fields of software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. An official from Korean Council for University Education said, " We will lay the foundation to nurture talented individuals with creative convergence mindset who will lead the fourth industrial revolution through the evaluation of industrial universities and will also make efforts to establish and expand intergovernmental communication channels. " ▶ 2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry Industrial fields Name of universities Software Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo University, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil, Woosuk, Chung-Ang, Hanlim, Hanyang (Selection of 16 universities/ participated by 55 universities) Electronic Semiconductor Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Hanyang, Honam (Selection of 11 universities/ participated by 38 universities) Information Communications Gangwon, Dongguk, Dongseo, Dongshin, Dong-Eui, Chung-Ang (Selection of 6 universities/ participated by 33 universities) Refining and Petrochemical Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk, Hanyang (Selection of 8 universities/ participated by 25 universities) Cosmetics Gangwon, Dankook, and Joongbu (Selection of 83universities/ participated by 9 universities)
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