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Hanyang University (HYU) widely opens its door to those wishing to establish one’s own organization, also referred as a ‘start-up' company. On the 12th of December, Hanyang Start-up Open Campus event was held for the building completion ceremony of Hanyang Start-up Town along with various programs related to start-ups. News H made a visit to this event and took a look around the event. A picture of the Hanyang Start-up Town that was newly built The whole event was held in the HIT building and the Start-up town from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. This comprehensive start-up-related event held various programs simultaneously throughout the day. This included open special classes, exhibitions, mentoring sessions and more. Anyone interested in start-ups could participate and not only gain knowledge, but form a culture between these aspirants and express their willingness towards start-ups. Stepping into the campus of start-up When entered into the HIT building, A photo-wall was set up, expressing the scale and the atmosphere of this event. Various banners were provided for the participants to take unique photos in front of the photo wall. Not only students but also alumnus and staff members freely wandered around this event, showing their own individual interest towards various start-up. A photo wall prepared with humerous banners such as "Start-up! Super Great!" Right behind the photo-wall, an exhibition was prepared. 14 start-up organizations exhibited their work, their own unique ideas, and programs. There were a lot of projects catching eye sights with novel ideas. Ideas varied from newly developed smart-devices and 3D printers to fashion and share houses. Participants freely shared their ideas with the people around them in front of the products. They closely observed the explanations located beside the works and voted on a board in another corner of the exhibition. Paticipants tried out a robot of "Wonderful Platform", which was a robot that could be connected with computers, smartphones, speakers and so on. Start of a Start-up Town After the exhibition, the building completion ceremony of the Start-up Town was held. An explanation of the Startup Support Foundation was given, along with congratulatory messages and a tour within the Start-up Town. This town built by the enterprisers of various companies, will now be continuously used to train outstanding individuals on start-ups. The specific programs, targets and rules have not been yet organized, but will pursue their goals of helping those trying to venture one’s own organization. (On the left) President of the school, Lee Young-moo also participated in the event. A practical help to future enterprisers After the building completion ceremony, those who were willing to had a chance to meet a mentor in the field of start-ups. They were able to receive helpful information on new market openings, marketing, attraction of investment, technical commercialization and more. As it was a 1:1 counseling session, people were able to receive practical advice solely suited for the individual. The mentees asked questions on their own ideas and products, and the mentors gave them feedback along with their suggestions for the next step. Lee So-eui, a lecturer in the Music Department, was one of the mentees in this program. “I am interested in music programs and was actually working on a project. I only had the passion to start an organization, without having any knowledge related to the field of start-ups,” explained Lee. She participated in the 10th Hanyang Start-up Academy, which is a program designed to train the people on the essential theoretical information on start-ups, such as the selection of items, commercialization, marketing, taxation, finance and so on. Anyone in HYU can take this course, and enrolled students can also receive three credits by taking this course. Lee, in this case, took the course of Hanyang Start-up Academy and had a vague idea in her mind after the completion of the lectures. She then enrolled for this mentoring and received practical advice that was specifically needed for her. “I think HYU gives us the driving force to keep reaching for our goals. They provide us with numerous chances, to better visualize my dream. Now I’m planning to put my ideas into action and achieve my dream,” said Lee. Lee wished she could achieve her dream through the programs of HYU. Reaching for my own dream The average age in our society is increasing and now we are faced with an era where we can’t depend on a single job for our whole life. Starting an organization can be a career option for general people now. HYU provides us with high quality programs and sturdy groundwork for those willing to start a new organization. Start-up is not limited only to organizations. Start-up could include simple ideas, a laboratory or more. Park Min-jung, from the Hanyang Startup Foundation also emphasized the importance of start-up. “You might have to face a venture anytime in your life. It could be right after you graduate, during your employment, or even after your retirement. The gap between those who were trained and those who weren’t will be immense. The Startup Foundation is trying our best to give as much help as possible to those willing to learn. The doors to our Foundation is always open!” On Jung-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Lee Jin-myeong
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.
The term ‘crowdfunding’, which refers to the practice of funding a project or venture by raising a small amount of money from a large number of individuals, typically via the Internet, has become one of daily vocabularies. This year, Hanyang university’s Startup Support Foundation has collaborated with a global crowdfunding online platform to provide fund raising opportunities for growing ventures in Korea. The Indiegogo Pilot Program started on the 8th of August, and the duration is approximately four months, having the product launching in early November. Poster informing applications for the Indiegogo Pilot Program, details are written below. (Photo courtesy of Center for Business Incubation) “Indiegogo runs this program every quarter, and Hanyang applied this time,” said the manager in charge, Joe Jong-hyuk. Five companies chosen by HYU were provided with online crowdfunding coach programs made by Indiegogo. Then, their business items were analyzed thoroughly to decide which companies should be in the final list of support. Two promising companies survived this process: Zero Founders and Brilliant & Company. Portable fine dust measuring device, Brilliant & Company Founded in 2015, Brilliant & Company developed a portable fine dust measuring device that can be linked to mobile phones. The company successfully raised funds through Wadiz (a Korean crowdfunding online platform) and Kakao story funding in 2016. Based on such know-hows and technological experiences, the firm created a new device called ‘PiCO’. PiCO is a living environment monitor that detects not only fine dust but also temperature, humidity, and CO2 level around the user. PiCo from Brilliant & Company. It also has it's own mobile application that can be paired with cellphones. (Photo courtesy of Brilliant & Company) “We applied to this program thanks to the manager Joe,” mentioned Yoon Jung-yoon, CEO of Brilliant & Company. According to Yoon, Hanyang Startup Support Foundation provided a lot of support and help to the ventures occupying the building. For example, whenever the Brilliant & Company had issues on their prototype, the center would suggest solutions based on their abundant experiences, or even introduce consulting firms when it comes to financial issues. Yoon ambitiously said that they are aiming to raise a million dollars through Indiegogo pilot program. “You always have to aim high, don’t you?” chuckled Yoon. Nevertheless, capital is not the only thing a venture can acquire through this program. The business can also find global IT retail partners such as Home-Bau in Germany. Check how your skin is today with Zerofounders The other company which made it to the final Indiegogo support venture is Zerofounders. This global beauty technology company has two main products related to the pilot program. The first one is INCO which measures body fat from the user’s abdominal thickness. ECLAIR measures one’s skin condition, especially the balance of oil and moisture based on the user’s biological cycle such as sleep time and work out regularity. Zerofounders aims to make the betterment of women’s lives. Therefore, they research and develop devices that can help women manage their outer beauty whenever needed. Zerofounder's products, INCO (left) and ECLAIR (right). (Photo courtesy of Zerofounders) Jung Hannah, CEO of Zerofounders said, “crowdfunding is a platform where early adopters looking for innovative products are concentrated.” Jung was planning to promote their new ECLAIR through such a platform when she received an email from HYU. One of the many benefits of participating in the Indiegogo Pilot Program is that the venture companies can acquire deep insight in the whole process of crowdfunding, from making promotion videos to the actual launching of the product. Joe mentioned, “Hanyang Startup Support Foundation is supporting the financials of the video making and marketing for now, and we plan to provide more aid when needed.” With the help of Hanyang and Indiegogo, Zerofounders targets North American and European markets. Specifically, they aim to collaborate with cosmetic brands or to have offline stores. Startup Support Foundation operates and organizes numerous programs like this to support growing ventures and start-up businesses regardless of the CEO's school backgroud. For more information, anyone may visit the Center for Business Incubation's website (click). Kim So-yun email@example.com
Hanyang University ranked 3rd (ERICA 9th) in '2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings'. On October 23, Joongang Ilbo released the results of 'Comprehensive Evaluation', which evaluates the comprehensive competitiveness of 4-year universities, 'Department Evaluation', which assesses the competitiveness of departments and 'Reputation Survey', which is conducted by human resources managers of various companies and institutions. This comprehensive evaluation was conducted for 61 4-year comprehensive universities with four or more departments among humanities, social science, engineering, natural science, medicine, arts and physical education. Four evaluation criteria (professor's research, educational conditions, student performance, and reputation) and 33 detailed indicators (professor's research achievement, educational conditions, student education, etc.) are evaluated out of 300 points. Universities specialized in science and engineering, such as KAIST and POSTEC, were excluded from this comprehensive evaluation. Hanyang University showed strengths in student education and performance. Seoul Campus is ranked 1st in 'Student Performance' (58 points), 3rd in 'Professor's Research' (70 points), 4th in 'Educational Conditions' (60 points), 5th in 'Reputation' (24 points), and 3rd in overall rankings with total 214 points. ERICA campus ranked 9th overall by achieving 6th (49 points) in 'Student Performance', 10th (62 points) in 'Professor's Research' category. The rankings of Seoul and ERICA campus dropped one stair from the previous year. On this comprehensive evaluation, Seoul National University (237 points) ranked the first this year as well as last year, followed by Sungkyunkwan (222 points), Hanyang (214 points), Korea (205 points), Yonsei (202 points), Sogang (189 points), Chung-Ang (184 points), Inha (182 points), Hanyang University ERICA (181 points), Kyunghee (180 points). This year’s department evaluation was divided into four categories: humanities, social science, engineering, and natural sciences. The evaluation index and score were applied differently based on the characteristics of the departments. In 'Humanities·Social Science Department Evaluation' the Seoul campus ranked 3rd in the humanities(179 points) and 2nd in the social sciences (188 points) category. ERICA campus ranked 14th in humanities (143 points) and 20th in social science (140 points). According to the Joongang Ilbo article, "Seoul Campus focused on finding a job suitable for student's aptitude through field placement (field placement participation rate, Humanities 3rd·Social Science 6th)". "Professors consulted continuously with many students and connected them to the training sites, and lots of students worked for the same company after six months of employment (Maintenance employment rate; Humanities 4th·Social Science 3rd)". Article added, "Hanyang University also established Industry Advisory Board (IAB) composed of incumbent workers including entrepreneurs, politicians, and civil servants and had a meeting with them twice each year to propose necessary training courses on the spot and participate in job mentoring." This evaluation was conducted for 50 universities in the humanities department, 57 universities in social science. In the evaluation of the humanities department, Seoul National University was ranked in the first, Sungkyunkwan University was ranked in the second, and Korea University (Seoul) was ranked in the third. In social science department, Seoul National University ranked the 1st, followed by Hanyang University (Seoul) and Korea University (Seoul). In the evaluation of 'Natural science and engineering department', Seoul Campus ranked 5th in the natural sciences (174 points) and 3rd in the engineering field (206 points). ERICA campus recorded the ranking of 10th in engineering (176 points). This year, Seoul Campus showed strengths in ‘startup support’ in the natural science and engineering sector. According to the Joongang Ilbo article, "the number of technology venture companies, certified by Technology Guarantee Fund and identified from which university the founders graduated, was 13,947. Among the founders of these companies, 498 people are from Hanyang University in Seoul Campus, second only to Seoul National University (525 people) ". The article emphasized, " Hanyang University focuses on entrepreneurship education, and the number of students who received entrepreneurship training last year was the highest (6580, including redundancy) among the evaluated universities”. In addition, 'Hanyang Startup Academy' was introduced as a program to support this. This program selects students and alumni with entrepreneurial items and develop this into a profitable model and support the cost (30 million ~ 150 million won). It has been running twice a year since 2012. "Half of the 500 start-up academy graduates have succeeded in establishing their business and their annual sales reach 150 billion won," said Kwon Tae-yeong, a team leader at Hanyang University. KAIST occupied the 1st place of the evaluation of natural science department among 49 universities. 2nd place is POSTECH, 3rd place is Seoul National University. 58 colleges were evaluated for engineering department with Sungkyunkwan University and POSTECH jointly ranked first and Hanyang University (Seoul) ranked third. In addition, Hanyang University received a good score in the 'reputation survey’ conducted by the JoongAng Ilbo with 61 research universities surveyed by the research institute ‘Research & Research’. First, according to a survey of "University you wish to recommend for admission" conducted by 550 human resource managers in companies and public institutions, Seoul Campus was ranked the 5th in natural sciences and 9th in liberal arts field. Seoul Campus occupied 4th place in natural sciences and 6th place in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission", surveyed by 550 high school teachers. Seoul Campus was ranked 6th and ERICA campus was the 9th for the question "university with a high potential of development." ▶ 2017 Joongang Ilbo University Rankings- Comprehensive Evaluation (only in Korean) ▶ 2017 Joongang Ilbo University Rankings- Liberal and Social Science (only in Korean) ▶ 2017 Joongang Ilbo University Rankings - Natural Science and Engineering (only in Korean)
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)
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’.
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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