Two of Hanyang's Engineering Departments Ranked in the ‘Best’ Category
In Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments
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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.
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