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Hanyang University (HYU), as a university soaring into the world, is made up of numerous international students who are not only experiencing Hanyang as exchange students, but also as degree seeking freshmen. Among these international students, Chinese students make up a high proportion. Of all the international students entering the Department of Business Administration, 90% are Chinese. These students also account for 25% of the whole department. Due to this large number, a student council for Chinese students was created in 2010 to ease the problems Chinese students face. We met seven students from this student council and asked them about their lives as students and council members. Student council? We’re here to help! Numerous international students face various difficulties when trying to live in a different culture. Their language barrier is only one of the problems they are faced with. Seven members of this student council – Ye Jie (4th year), Wu Chunnying (2nd year), Wang Jiang (1st year), Wang Yifei (1st year), Cui Xianji (2nd year), Wang Yujia (2nd year) and Du Chuanbin (1st year) – all majoring in Business Administration, gave us their individual stories of being part of the Chinese student council. Since 2010, the Chinese student council has been made to provide a welfare system for the Chinese international students facing hardships in their school lives. As the 8th student council this year, with Ye Jie leading them as president, there are 28 members making up four teams – the organization, administration, public relations, and planning teams. The student council helps Chinese students in their major with basic pre-semester information, both for academic and social purposes. The planning team first plans most of the council’s events, such as membership training, visiting enterprises and so on. The public relations team then sends out announcements through WeChat, the most famous messenger in China. They run two chat rooms, as they have so many people involved. The administration team takes care of the international students’ lounge, books, medicine, and even umbrella rentals, while the organization team works in coordination with the public relations team for all other matters. A year in the student council The student council’s year starts with inviting Chinese freshmen to their chat rooms before they officially enter the school. They hold an orientation for these students so that they can register for courses, have information pertinent to international students and receive help with academic obstacles. They explain graduation requirements, electronic attendance, and so on in Chinese so that they have a better understanding of their school before they enter. As the scale of the Chinese student council is the biggest in HYU, they are also the only department that hosts an orientation before students enter the university. Their membership training is also differentiated from other majors - not only within Chinese student councils, but also from Korean majors. The student council tries different activities within this membership training. They have visited a strawberry farm to make jam, played survival games in Gang-hwa Island, and gone to Everland, and visited the Incheon seashore. With 30 to 40 students, they have gone away for a night to do various activities, have barbeques and just to have fun. The Chinese students also visit various Korean enterprises. The administration team of the Department of Business Administration helps with organizing this event. The students and the administration team staff members guide around 80 students to these enterprises along with a cultural activity for two days. They have visited different corporations such as Kia, Hyundai, Hite and Paik Jong-won’s lunch box factories. They learn how these enterprises are run, and try out the products if they are related to food or drinks. On the second day, the students can experience cultural activities such as making Hanji, the Korean traditional paper, or visiting famous sites such as Cheonmundae, where our ancestors use to observe the stars. Lastly, they organize an alumni party twice a year – once in Korea and once in China. Current and former students get together for networking, which makes it a perfect chance for everyone to get along and make new relationships. They had their alumni party at the end of October this year, and the president of the student council and staff members from the administration office are planning to go to China next March. As a Chinese person living in Korea As international students themselves, each Chinese student council member had their own hardships and triumphs in Korea. Wang Yujia reminisced, “I didn’t know anyone when I first came to Korea. However, I made friends and families through this council and decided I should also take part in it. I also want to learn more Korean culture.” Cui Xianji also mentioned “I came to Korea relatively later than others. I had a lot of hardships in a new country with a different culture. However, I received a lot of help from the student council and decided that I could also help people through being a member myself.” The student council has become a way for Chinese students to get along and make valuable relationships, and the members of the student council are more than willing to make more of this happen. Ye Jie mentioned that there are quite a few students with whom they couldn’t get in touch before entrance, as some of them didn’t have WeChat accounts. However, now looking at these students making an account and socializing after attending the membership training, he reminisces and feels that their actions have been worthwhile. Unlike Korean student councils, the members of the Chinese student council have to take care of not only yearly events, but also come up with methods that can better help Chinese students overcome hardships related to cultural differences. Even though the number of international students is constantly increasing, the obstacles they have to face are still present. Cui Xianji explained, “I wish the prejudice towards Chinese would change. There are a lot of hardworking students, and they really work hard for their future.” Student councils that focus solely on helping international students should be more facilitated as we continue to welcome more and more international students. ▲ The Chinese student council members took a commemorative photo when visiting a corporation. ▲ They are enjoying the various activities of Korean farms. ▲ 2018 Chinese students’ Membership Training By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanyang University was the 25th ranked university in the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & the QS Asian University Rankings,” climbing 5 ranks compared to last year's performance. The domestic universities that placed within the 30th rankings in Asia were Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), and Hanyang University (25th), which was ranked fifth in the domestic universities category. ▲ Rankings of the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” (Image = capture from QS website) In collaboration with QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a global university evaluation facility in the UK, the Chosun Ilbo evaluated 503 universities in 17 countries in Asia and announced the evaluation results on the 23rd of October. From this year, a new indicator, the "International Research Network (IRN),” which is an indicator for university professors to collaboratively research with researchers from other countries, was introduced so that a total of 11 Evaluation indicators were used. The indicators are as follows: ▲Academic Reputation (30%), ▲ Employer Reputation (20%), ▲ Citations per Faculty (10%), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D (5%), ▲ International Faculty (2.5%), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students (2.5%), ▲ Inbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Outbound Exchange (2.5%), ▲ Number of students per teacher (15%), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number (10%), ▲ International Research Network (IRN) (10%), etc. Hanyang received an average of 84.9 points in this year’s Asian University Ratings. Among all 11 indicators, Hanyang ranked high in the indicators of graduate reputation (26th in Asia, 92.6 scores), Inbound Exchange (26th, 99.6) and Outbound Exchange (28th, 99). Besides these, each ranking according to the indicators is as follows: ▲Academic Reputation, 38th (71.2 scores), ▲ International Research Cooperation, 40th (93.4 points), ▲ Percentage of Foreign Students, 42nd (87.1), ▲ Citations per Faculty, 46th (89.3), ▲ Faculty Staff with Ph.D, 68th (93), ▲ International Faculty, 79th (72.2), ▲ Papers per Teacher Number, 156th (50.7). In particular, for the Percentage of Foreign Students, Hanyang received the fourth highest score for domestic universities. The first place ranking in Asia was occupied by the National University of Singapore. Hong Kong University ranked 2nd, Nanyang Technological University and Tsinghua University were tied for 3rd place. Among the domestic universities, KAIST ranked 1st with a total of 95.5 (8th in Asia), which was followed by Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), Yonsei University (17th), POSTECH (24th), Hanyang University (25th), Kyung Hee University (37 Rank), Ewha Womans (50th), and Sogang (60th), etc. In this year's evaluations, the “2018 Chosun Ilbo & QS Asian University Rankings” had evaluated 57 universities in Korea. It was the fourth largest number, followed by 112 universities in China, 89 in Japan, and 78 in India. Among the Korean universities within the 30th place in Asia, the universities that ranked 1 to 5 ranks higher than the previous year were Hanyang University (25th), Seoul National University (10th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan (15th), and Yonsei University (17th). However, both KAIST (8th) and POSTECH (24th) dropped in rankings from the previous year. According to the article by the Chosun Ilbo, Martin Ince, the chairman of the QS Advisory Committee, said, "While Asian countries intensely compete for higher education, the Korean university system is being evaluated as successful, and Korea has the largest number of power engines for higher education (finest universities) compared to the population." ▶ Go to the QS Website '2018 Asian Rankinngs' (Click)
Hanyang University's Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd while the ERICA Campus was ranked 9th in last year's JoongAng Ilbo’s comprehensive university rankings for 2018. This year, Hanyang is the only university to have two campuses ranked in the top 10 for four consecutive years from the evaluation. On October 29, the JoongAng Ilbo released the results of the ‘Comprehensive Evaluation,’ which assessed all universities on a common basis and a ‘Department Evaluation’ by using indicators according to the characteristics of each academic category. The comprehensive evaluation was conducted for 57 universities with four or more departments, including the Humanities, Sociology, the Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and the Arts. The department evaluations were conducted in four categories: the Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. This year's evaluation was conducted from 32 criteria (total 300 points) in four categories: a professor’s research (10 criteria, 100 points), educational conditions (12 criteria, 100 points), student education and performance (6 criteria · 70 points), and reputation (four criteria and total 300 points). The Seoul Campus ranked 1st in ‘student education and achievement’ (54 points), 3rd in ‘professor research’ (72 points), 4th in ‘educational conditions’ (62 points), and 5th in ‘reputation’ (26 points) category. In total, the results have led Hanyang to rank 3rd with 214 points. Hanyang has also stood out in terms of ‘student education and achievement,’ by presenting high employment rates (4th in the net employment rate and 6th in the maintenance rate) as well as having a good score in the dropout rate (5th). In addition, as a college advocating the founding philosophy of the ‘practice of knowledge,’ the third largest revenue was obtained by transferring technology to companies. According to an official from Hanyang, "The Seoul campus recorded 4th place in 'international research papers' and 'professor research,’ for professors publishing a large number of internationally recognized papers. Also, the second rank reflects the fact that internationalization-related indicators are excellent, and the quality of international students is high because of the high percentage of foreign students qualified for language proficiency," the official added. The ERICA Campus ranked 6th in ‘student education and achievement’ (50 points), 10th in ‘professor research’ (61 points), 14th in "educational conditions’ (50 points), and 16th in ‘reputation’ (19 points). Overall, the ERICA Campus ranked 9th with a total of 180 points. It also displayed its strength in the ‘Industry-Academic Cooperation.’ In addition, it ranked 1st in ‘the ratio of participation in on-the-job training,’ 2nd in ‘revenue of industry-academic cooperation per science-technology professors,’ and 5th in the ‘graduate students’ start-up activities.’ According to Vice President Kim Woo-seung of ERICA, "We have been rapidly accepting requests from the field through industry cooperation and creating an industry-friendly system that is more sustainable than other universities." He went on to further explain that they had also prepared a large-scale start-up space by referring to prestigious overseas universities. Meanwhile, the Seoul Campus was ranked 5th in the ‘reputation’ category, which surveyed 550 personnel managers from companies and public institutions as well as 550 high school teachers. Also, the campus was ranked within the top-ten positions upon the four questions: ‘the most desirable new recruits,’ ‘being most likely to be recommended to apply,’ ‘the greatest potential to grow,’ and the ‘university with a high contribution to the national and local community.’ Among non-Seoul universities, the ERICA Campus, Inha University, and Busan National University recorded the top three spots. SNU (242 points) tops the rankings again this year in the overall evaluation for this year. Subsequently, the following universities are listed in the top-ten positions: Sungkyunkwan University (222 points), Hanyang University, Seoul Campus (214 points), Korea University and Yonsei University (206 points), Kyung Hee University (188 points), and Ewha Womans University (181 points). The 2018 JoongAng Ilbo university assessment was conducted in four categories: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. Only universities that account for a certain percentage or number of students in each department were eligible (Humanities · Natural Science 10%, Social Science ·Engineering 20% / Humanities 1000, Social Science 2000, Natural Science 1500, and Engineering 2500 students). The Seoul Campus ranked 2nd in the ‘Humanities’ (174 points), 4th (173 points) in Social Science, 6th in Natural Science (195 points), and 4th in Engineering (195 points). The ERICA Campus ranked 16th (126 points) in ‘Humanities,’ 19th (134 points) in Social Science, and 13th (161 points) in 'Engineering.' ▶ The "2018 JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation" shortcut 1 (click) ▶ The "2018 JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation" shortcut 2 (click)
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Zahin Hussain Piao JinLan Hanyang University (HYU) is spreading its competence not only within Korea but towards the whole world. HYU receives thousands of international students each semester and even the university’s employees consists of international staff members. We met two of these hard-working staffs, Zahin Hussain (Social Innovation Center) and Piao JinLan (Hanyang Happiness-Dream Center), to overlook the lives of international staff members. “For a better Hanyang, for a better world!” Zahin Hussain, from Canada, currently works in the Social Innovation Center, trying to strengthen international exchange and social venture programs. Even though Hussain is Canadian, she has worked in Asia for the past five years, including the Philippines and Vietnam, and has worked in Hanyang University since 2017. Hussain started her career in Asia in the Asian Development Bank. “I had great interest in Asian countries’ development, culture and their potential and this motivated me to engage in programs that support development not only in Asia, but the whole world,” reminisced Hussain. Throughout her numerous workplaces, she first came across HYU as she was working in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange. HYU had a partnership with this program, which lead Hussain to be scouted to the Social Innovation Center after the program had come to an end. She still proceeds with the similar work she has been doing so far, trying to promote and advertise social ventures. “My first impression of Korea was indeed positive,” Hussain started off. She complimented that every aspect of Korea was significant, including people’s kindness and well developed telecommunication and transportation systems. As she complimented the various factors of Korea being the front-runner of Asia, she also expressed her surprise on the excessive meat consumption of Korea. “I actually became a vegetarian after I came to Korea. I was overwhelmed with the meat consumption of citizens here and wanted to be conscious of what I eat.” She now therefore works not only for social ventures, but also gives lectures on being a vegetarian. Hussain is currently active in supporting social innovation and the startup community. She gives lectures and have mentorship programs both inside and outside HYU, for startups and venture teams. Moreover, starting from this year, Hussain is studying for her MBA majoring in Korean and Asian Business Studies. She is currently preparing for a mentorship in Citypreneurs, organized by WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations). She also expressed her thrill when students surprise her. “A lot of students show great improvement in their capability. However, students tend to surprise me when they make an achievement within the community or develop something by themselves. As I am supporting students to have better ideas, my heart fills with pride when they do something beyond what I could imagine,” explained Hussain. She thoroughly emphasized the current status of rapid changes – not only in Hanyang University, but Korea as a whole. In this dynamic environment, she wished all Hanyangians wouldn’t be afraid of it. “It’s natural to feel lost in the process of searching for your aptitude, but try hard to find what you love, especially in a university like Hanyang. “Making a bridge between Chinese and Korean students” Piao JinLan, working in the Office of International Affairs Hanyang Happiness Dream Center is the first foreign staff among Korean universities hired for counselling international students. As a Chinese herself, she thoroughly understands the situation of Chinese students and endeavors day and night to help them in all aspects. She has worked in HYU from 2013 to 2015, took a rest for a year and is continuing her work from 2017. Piao not only counsels Chinese students, but also manages student administration programs and university satisfaction surveys. Piao was initially interested in psychology and counselling since she was a university student, back in China. She first visited Korea as an exchange student in her third year for a semester Piao thoroughly enjoyed and received help from her psychology lectures, and therefore came back to Korea for her master’s degree, to learn psychology in depth. After her degree, Piao started working here right away. “I started with a wish to help Chinese students better adapt to Korean culture, as I have gone through the same concerns as a Chinese living in Korea,” expressed Piao. HYU is the outset in Korea to hire a staff for the counselling of international students. This shows how much HYU cares for all students, regardless of nationalities. It has already been almost ten years since Piao first came to Korea. For her, Korea is now just as comfortable as her home country. Piao reminisced her first impression of Korea as a small country that was extremely developed. “People work very hard but have great affection and care towards each other at the same time. This affection helped me a lot when I was tired or depressed. You can’t expect warm, private conversations in a workplace other than Korea,” smiled Piao. As counseling is her main duty, she puts her utmost effort to her field. As she meets each student face to face, she can realize the changes the students go through better than any other professors. Piao explained that she feels the most worthwhile when she notices the students have overcome their hardships and challenges. “Deciding to study overseas is a hard decision for everyone. There are culture and language barriers blocking them, and adapting to a completely new country requires excessive time and exertion. Looking at the students going through this tiresome process and overcoming themselves makes me proud of myself,” said Piao. Majoring in psychology itself requires endless training and studying. Since HYU is the first university in Korea to operate counseling program for international students, she had to study even more excessively. Now, as few more schools operate this program, a network between the teachers and students are forming. Through the counselling academy, they have discussions twice a month, and work on guidebooks for counselling international students. As the number of international students is drastically increasing, universities require more teachers who can take care of these students. Not only do they need more personnel, but they also need to improve the quality of their service. As a counselor for international students within Korea, Piao tries to be the ‘bridge’ to connect international students with Korean students. International students face hardships living in an unfamiliar environment, whereas Korean students also need to learn the way to coexist with students with diverse backgrounds. “I hope I would be able to give a hand for this situation to help students better understand each other.” expressed Piao. She sincerely thanked for the numerous students who were willing to help international students. “It is inevitably hard, especially when they take the same lectures, to work as a team. Despite these hardships, however, their intentions and actions are truly heartwarming. The fact that our university has a counselling program for international students shows how much the school cares for all students, in the students’ perspectives. This is definitely HYU’s strength and I am sure the students can feel it too. I hope, and I am sure that all students would remember this.” Being a foreign staff at HYU didn’t draw a conclusion of hardships and challenges. Instead, the staff members were able to spread their wings and truly perform what they excel at. With these young leaders who sincerely wishe for the development of the university Hanyang will continue on its upturn unceasingly. 1 Zahin Hussain is delivering various kinds of lectures 2 Hussain is mentoring her students at HYU Seventeen Hearts Festival 3 Piao is delivering speeches for international students, to better adapt to Korean culture 4 Piao enjoys working with her colleagues By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter) email@example.com
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On September 12, "The 2018 Joongang Ilbo University Assessment of Humanities·Social Science Departments” announced that Hanyang’s Division of Business Administration was ranked within the ‘Best’ category. Also, the Department of Sociology was evaluated as ‘Good’, and the Division of Business Administration (ERICA), Information Sociology (ERICA), and Korean Language & Literature (Seoul) as ‘Fair’. The evaluation of Humanities and Social Studies was conducted in three departments: Business Administration, Sociology, and Korean Language & Literature departments from 63 major, four-year universities nationwide, rated by the Joongang Ilbo University Assessment (to be announced in October). According to the evaluation results, among 59 universities, Hanyang (Seoul), Korea (Seoul), SNU, Ewha Womans University, and Korea Tech (KITU) were rated as the ‘Best’ in the Business Administration department. In the ‘Good’ category, Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyungsang Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Sookmyung Women's University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chonnam Nat’l University, Chung-ang University, Hongik University, and UNIST were rated. The other category of ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA), Catholic University, Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyonggi University, Kyungnam University, Kyunghee University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sogang University, University of Seoul, SunMoon University, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chungbuk Nat’l University, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. In the Sociology Department (29 schools), Kyunghee and Seoul Nat’l University received the 'Best'. Hanyang (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), University of Seoul, Ewha Womans University and Chung-ang University were evaluated as ‘Good'. The other category ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA) and Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungbuk University, and Hallym University. Among the department of Korean Language & Literature (48 schools), the universities rated as ‘Best’ are: Korea University (Seoul), Seoul Nat’l University, University of Seoul, and Hongik University. In another category of 'Good' includes Konkuk University (Seoul), Dongguk University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Ajou University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewah Womans University, and Chung-ang University. The last category of 'Fair' is rated among Hanyang (Seoul), Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyunghee University, Kookmin University, Pukyong Nat'l University, Sogang University, Sookmyong Women's University, Soongsil University, Wonkwang University, Incheon National University, Inha University, and Chungbuk Natioanl University. Hanyang University (Seoul) received high marks by having rich support for in-school research (the third highest rate on professors’ individual research fund) and student employment rates (the fourth highest on a net employment rate). The JoongAng Ilbo introduced a project by Hanyang’s Social Innovation Lab that sells artwork from disabled artist, Tak Yong-joon, and some projects related to the sales of art. It also explained, “The Department of Business Administration at Hanyang University (Seoul) has achieved excellent results with up-to-date programs, unlike the conventional lecture style. It provides students with an opportunity to start their own business and develop marketing skills.” Meanwhile, this year's Joongang Ilbo University Assessment on the Department of Humanities and Sociology was based on 14 indicators: professors' research capability and condition (8 indicators) and educational conditions for students and achievements (6 indicators). It applied 11 to 14 indicators, having a total score calculated as 200 in the Department of Business Administration and 180 in Korean Language & Literature. By adding up the scores, it rated ▲Best (top 10%) ▲Good (top 25%) ▲Fair (top 50%). Departments that are out of top 50 percent were not rated.
On September 11, the four-year University Ranking of the Engineering Departments by the Joongang Daily announced that Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering was ranked within the 'Best' category. In addition, the Department of Nuclear Engineering (Seoul), the Department of Industrial Engineering (Seoul), and the Department of Industrial Management Engineering (ERICA) were evaluated under the 'Fair' category. This year's ranking of Engineering Departments was conducted for the Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Nursing, etc., from the 63 major domestic four-year universities, which will receive the Joongang Daily University Rankings of Comprehensive Evaluation to be announced at the end of October. According to the results of the evaluation by departments, Hanyang University (Department of Energy Engineering) and UNIST (School of Energy Engineering) were the best in the 'Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering' (22 schools). In the 'Good' category, Kyungpook University School of Energy Engineering, KAIST Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, and UNIST Department of Nuclear Engineering were ranked. Also, Hanyang University (Seoul Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Kyunghee University · Seoul National University (Department of Energy Resources Engineering) · Seoul National University (Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Inha University · Jeju University were graded in the 'Fair' category. Seoul National University (Department of Industrial Engineering), Postech (Department of Industrial Management Engineering), and KAIST (Department of Industrial and System Engineering) were ranked under the 'Department of Industrial Engineering's (34 schools) 'Best' category. Konkuk University (Seoul)·Korea University(Seoul)·Seoul National University of Science & Technology·Ajou University·Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked under the 'Good' category, and Hanyang University (Seoul)·Hanyang University (ERICA)·Dongguk University·Busan University·Sungkyunkwan University·Soongsil University·Incheon National University·Chonnam National University·Hankuk University of Foreign Studies were ranked within the 'Fair' category. For the Department of Nursing (37 schools), the Catholic University of Korea·Ajou University·Jeju University were ranked under the 'Best' category. For the 'Good' category: Kangwon National University (Samcheok)· Kyungpook National University· Kyunghee University· Seoul National University· Yonsei University· Ewha University, and for the 'Fair' category: Kyungnam University· Gyeongsang University· Korea University (Seoul)· Tongmyong University· Inha University· Jeonju University· Chungang University· Chungnam University were ranked. Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering has received the 'Best' category in this evaluation. The Joongang Daily announced that "There is a professor from Hanyang University Department of Energy Engineering who is a world-renowned authority on electric car battery research," and "Professor Sun is also one of the top 1% researchers in the world (29 in Korea), selected by 'Clarify Analytical' (global academic information analysis agency) in 2017. Additionally, they explained that "Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering received a high evaluation in research as well as student education. The highest rate of scholarship per student and employment rate (83.3%) per student was recorded." Meanwhile, the results of this year's ranking for the Engineering Deparments are as follows: ▲ 6 indicators of professors' competence and conditions ▲ The score is 200 out of the 12 indicators in the two categories of 6 indicators of student educational conditions and achievements (180 out of the nursing department) . The Joongang Daily explained, "The value of each indicator has increased accuracy through the process of confirming their indicator value to universities by using the university's leverage disclosure of (University Alert) published data and the Korea Research Foundation Professor of Research Performance Data." Based on the combined score, the evaluation's subject department is graded as ▲ Best (Top 10%) ▲ Good (Top 25%) ▲ Fair (Top 50%), and for the top 50% of the departments didn't set the grade separately.
▲ HISS students celebrated their successful summer vacation through the graduation ceremony The 2018 Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) reached its successful conclusion on the 27th of July with the graduation ceremony held in the Hanyang Olympic Gymnasium. A little over 2,000 students from 49 different countries participated in this year’s HISS, the largest ever, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive from students and faculty alike. Earning credits and experiencing a range of activities in HISS’ edutainment-based program, this year’s participants expressed their overall satisfaction with many stating their desire to return. Another year of HISS After four weeks of attending intensive, 3-hours per day, 4-days a week classes and joining in a variety of offered activities, the graduation ceremony was held to celebrate not only the end of the program but also to celebrate the participants’ accomplishment of successfully completing the fast-paced, highly focused curriculum. Since the start of HISS in 1990, when HISS was originally a program for overseas, ethnic Koreans designed to introduce them to Korean language and culture, HISS has been working tirelessly to improve in both quality and quantity. As a result, HISS is now recognized as the largest summer school program in Korea. HISS still maintains its original goal of introducing Korea but is now far more inclusive and extensive, offering various activities such as the Han River Cruise Party, Boryeong Mud Festival, and a visit to SM TOWN for K-pop fans. In comparison to last year, 143 additional students from 10 different countries participated as HISS students this summer. Not only did HISS offer students opportunities to partake in fun-filled events, but additionally, 126 more classes were offered in the 9 fields of Art & Design, Communication & Media, Business & Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Korean Studies & Language, Science & Math, Social Studies, and Engineering. Wrapping up four weeks Before the ceremony, students in graduation caps and gowns were busy mingling with friends and taking photos of their last moments at HISS. A mixture of relief, sadness, excitement, and enthusiasm could be seen on their faces as many took turns snapping photos in front of the designated photo wall. Even though the program lasted four weeks, the atmosphere of the ceremony did not seem different from any other graduations. As the clock reached 2:00 pm, the students found their seats, filling up the floor of the Olympic Gymnasium. The ceremony began with a congratulatory farewell speech from the Hanyang University President, Lee Young-moo and Michael Collins, a guest professor from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Both congratulated all students for their hard work during the past four weeks and wished all students well as they returned to their home countries. Testimonials by a participating student and two international interns followed. Victoria Morrison from Wilkes University gave the first speech as the student representative. She energetically shared her own experience at HISS, describing herself as a normal university student and avid fan of K-pop and who loves to play and learn new things. Next, Beatriz Guintu from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Sylvester Sia from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), gave their speeches. They were the first international interns at HISS, working for the Office of International Affairs. As students who were able to experience something a bit more unique, they gave testimonials of what they had experienced as international students and interns at HISS. ▲ 1) Students are congratulating each other after completing their 4-week course ▲ 2) HISS students are performing a fan dance on stage ▲ 3) Graduates are taking commemorative photos against a photo wall ▲ 4) A student is receiving a certificate from his professor ▲ HISS students experienced Korean culture through various activities Goodbye for now As part of the ceremony, two students from Hanyang’s Department of Applied Music performed three dance routines from popular K-pop songs: ‘Latata’ by (G)I-DLE, ‘Playing with Fire’ by BlankPink and ‘Fake Love’ by BTS. Many of the students appeared to be familiar with these K-pop hits, and even though there may have been those who were unaware of them, the entire venue seemed filled with excitement. Many of the students could be seen singing along to the songs, brightening up the atmosphere. After the performance, some HISS students performed their own practiced routines including a traditional fan dance. Among the 126 offered classes, there was a traditional performance class in which students who signed up were able to learn the fan dance. These students practiced hard everyday for their final performance, and despite a lack of time, they performed exceptionally well to an appreciative audience. After the ceremony had ended, a lot of students remained at the stadium taking pictures to savor the moment. At HISS, new friendships were forged regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Four weeks had come and passed, and all the organized get-togethers had finished. The relationships and memories, however, will continue. A direct experience of Korea At the 2018 International Summer School, students were able to combine their studies with entertainment aspects of Korea. These included the following: ▲ 6) Students are enjoying their time at the Han River Boat Cruise ▲ 7) Students are taking a commemorative photo at the Boryeong Mud Festival SM Town & Nanta show On July 7th, students were able to choose between a trip to SM Town or watching the Nanta show. Those who were interested in K-pop were able to take a look at some of the work behind one of Asia’s biggest entertainment companies. That day, 319 students visited and had a chance to watch an SM-Town hologram musical and visit the gallery there. The other 393 students visited the Nanta show, a kitchen-themed percussion performance. The powerful beats and the creatively improvised instruments were a delight to the audiences’ eyes and ears. Han River Boat Cruise On July 10th and 11th, a total of 1,000 students attended the Han River Boat Cruise. Starting from Jamsil Pier, the students were able to enjoy the night view of part of the central areas of Seoul along the Han River. Various snacks, activities such as face-painting, henna tattooing, and games were provided, enabling students to get better acquainted with each other in a fun atmosphere. Boryeong Mud Festival On July 13th and 14th, a total of 757 students attended the biggest mud festival in Korea. Known for its healthy soil deposits, Boryeong boasts the annual festival in which participants can get down and dirty, competing in mud wrestling contests, enjoying mudslides, and just frolicking in the soothing mud. ▲ 8) Students went on a picnic to Caribbean Bay to splash around in the pool against the scorching heat. ▲ 9) The memories of new friends in a new country will last forever. Sylvester Sia from SIM “I started working as an intern from the first week of May. I really wanted to work as an international intern, and very thankfully I found a place at HYU. I was engaged in doing work similar to what the regular interns do. Beatriz and I were assigned to make a comprehensive guidebook of Korea from our view as international students so that other international students could better understand Korea and Korean culture. All my colleagues were extremely friendly, and I learned a lot from them, watching them all working very hard. I am currently planning to build a startup company, and now, since HISS has finished, I will go back to my original life and work hard to achieve my dream. I wasn’t able to speak Korean at first, but now I can have little chats in Korean. Thank you for everyone who has helped me!” Beatriz Guintu from the New Jersey Institute of Technology “I started working from the 28th of May. My sister already had experience joining HISS last year, and I was therefore extremely interested in working with the HISS staff, as someone who wanted to help. In America, you can’t imagine really developing any friendships with your superiors. However, while I worked here, I had frequent outings and enjoyed the time with colleagues and superiors as family and friends. I was therefore able to enjoy the work I did much more than I expected. I was also able to make a lot of friends from all around the world and have a wider view of the world. I am now going back to my home country to apply for graduate school. I will miss my life and experiences in Korea. I am grateful to all the staff for their hospitality, and the memories I shared.” By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter) firstname.lastname@example.org
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