Hanyang University received the highest evaluation 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 Youth Dream University evaluation was held for four consecutive year since 2013. This evaluation was converted to a biennial evaluation after its 3rd assessment in 2015, and this year marked the 4th appraisal.
Hanyang University was selected in the ‘Best’ category for three consecutive times following 2014 and 2015. The evaluation of universities focuses on how efficiently and actively the top-ranked universities with excellent educational conditions support students' employment and start-up foundation. This year, 45 universities, which had passed the first evaluation among 227 four-year universities in Korea, were evaluated in terms of the total of 30 indicators including infrastructure, curriculum, service, and network, and were divided into ‘Best’ ‘Good’ and ‘Fair’ category.
10 universities selected as the 'Best Youth Dream University' are Hanyang University, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Sunmoon University, Sungkyunkwan University, Soonchunhyang University, Soongsil University, Chungang University and Korea Technology Education University.
Among the evaluation index, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector, which evaluates university’s career, employment, start-up support plans, personnel and organization, and bachelor's system. Also, according to the evaluation of curriculum for career, employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'.
Dong-A Daily article on November 28 states that Hanyang University, which was selected as the best ‘Youth Dream University’ of this year, 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).HY-CDP is an online platform which students can manage their career from entrance to graduation. It provides all the information necessary for employment including 100,000 companies’ DB, employment information and 18,000 smart learning from job eligibility test. Based on the information, a personalized capacity report is created by combining the figures based on the big data and the combined assessment of employment counseling. The advisor introduces the types of job or companies which suit students who are be able to prepare for graduation.
A total of 15 universities were selected as ‘Good’ Category are: Gachon University, Konkuk University, Korea University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Busan Catholic University, Sangmyung University, Sookmyung Women's University, Ajou University, Ewha Womans University, Incheon University, Inha University, Korea University of Technology, Hallym University and Hoseo University .
20 universities selected for the ‘Fair’ category are Kyungsang University, Kyunghee University, Keimyung University, Kwangwoon University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University, Dongduk University, Pusan National University, Seoul National University of Technology, University of Seoul, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Woosong University, Ulsan University, Chonnam University, Jeju University, Changwon University, Chungbuk University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Hanbat University.