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Hanyang University will establish the Global Intelligence Department, the first of its kind among Korean universities, this coming September. With what some refer to as the “information war”, this department aims to train information specialists to have an accurate and scientific analysis mindset amid the flood of information that overflows domestically and from overseas. Professor Kim Yu-eun, from the Graduate School of International Studies, has been appointed as the first Dean. Hanyang University has developed a specialized major in the field of information analysis by providing premium global intelligence education program and benchmarking leading international intelligence academic degree courses at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University.Based on the latest theories and case studies of information analysis, this specialized department is expected to cultivate experts by providing them with effective education. Graduates are expected to enter into fields such as the National Intelligence Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and other governmental agencies that require information analysis. Kim Yu-eun, Dean of the department, said, "We established this department to train global information analysts." He added, "It will be helpful not only for students who need systematic learning about information analysis but also for those working in the field of national and corporate information sector." Application period is from May 8th to 22nd at Uwayapply (http://www.uwayapply.com). Detailed information can be found on the homepage of the Graduate School of Hanyang University (http://gsis.hanyang.ac.kr/).
Hanyang University will be the first ‘Unlosable Smart Campus’ in Korea since March. A smart device that prevents the loss of items ‘Wichi’ (photo) will be provided free of charge to all freshmen students at Seoul Campus in 2017. Wichi looks similar to that of a car remote control, and it is composed of only one button so that it can be attached to any items such as a smart phone, bag, and laptop that are likely to be easily lost. It works through the Bluetooth function. If an item is lost, the smartphone application, designed to generate sound and light from the device, will be activated so that the item can be easily found. If the item is at a long distance (10 meters or more), it displays the last place where the item was placed on the map on smartphones. Wichi is a device developed by Hanyang University in cooperation with Wooyang Corporation, a subsidiary company of a technology holdings company established by Hanyang University. Wichi is particularly effective in preventing the loss of smartphones. This is because the device was designed that an alarm goes on when the button is pressed even at an silent mode in order to find where the smartphone is. An official at Hanyang University said, “Wichi will help students solve concerns of losing their items in libraries and classes’. Hanyang University recently announced that it has already passed the performance test done on a sample of students and gotten satisfactory results. Kim Jin-hong, the representative of Wooyang Corporation, said, "We will improve the functions after receiving feedbacks from freshmen for one year. If the satisfaction of Seoul campus students is high enough, we will expand the service to ERICA campus in the future. " ▲ Smart Device ‘Wichi’
▲From left are Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo, People's Committee Chairman Ngo Hoang Nam, and Chief of Yongsan-gu office Sung Jang-hyun. Hanyang University’s President Lee Young-moo taking steps to support fostering Vietnam’s human resources in natural science and engineering. The university will conclude a trilateral organization agreement on scholarship and education cooperation on Seoul campus along with the Yongsan-gu office of Seoul and Binh Dinh Province of Vietnam on the 13th. According to the agreement, the university will provide an exemption of tuition fees to Vietnamese students from Binh Dinh Province applying for Graduate School programs in natural science and engineering for the first two years and reduce their tuition fees by 50 percent after that period. In addition, as stated in the MOU, the University will jointly establish and manage a Korea-Vietnam fellowship. This is to ensure a lasting commitment to provide students in Vietnam access to scholarships and opportunities to study in Korea. The fellowship program is anticipated to launch at the end of November or at the beginning of December. President Lee Young-moo said, “Since 2014, Hanyang’s Volunteer Corps has been engaged in various volunteer activities in Vietnam. I am delighted that such connections has led to yet another valuable collaborative project to foster Vietnam’s future leaders in science and engineering. I hope this new project will continue to serve as a cornerstone of a dynamic partnership between Korea and Vietnam.”
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