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2020-09 15

[Media Briefing][Seoul Economy Daily] President Kim Woo-seung, Interviews on University Innovation

On September 8th, Seoul News delivered an interview with Kim Woo-seung, the President of Hanyang University. The interview took place at the Office of the President of the Seoul Campus on the 7th, with President Kim sharing his vision on university innovation, industry-university cooperation, and start-ups. President Kim mentioned, "The attribute of a university is similar to the second rule of Newton,'F=mx a.' This is the rule of acceleration.In universities, because the professors hold some amount of mass (m) to refrain from changes, it is hard to create acceleration (a) for innovation without a substantial amount of force (F).However, COVID -19 is currently serving its role as a great force to bring changes.While there was an online lecture limit until last year, it was expanded to allow 99% of the undergraduate online lectures and 100% of graduate school online lectures." He also emphasized the importance of universities making a social impact, as much as the world university rankings. President Kim introduced the industry-university cooperation of Hanyang. He stated that the school is "conducting research that industries are interested in, with the spirit of'from lab to the market.'" President Kim also explained the Hanyang MEB Center, the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center, and the industry membership system. He also introduced the'Hanyang AI Solution Center,' which has been established with the support of the Dongwon Industry. About startups led by professors and researchers, President Kim mentioned, "when evaluating professors, startup and technology transfer should be considered as much as the SCI journals. The university should increase the extra value created within the society by operating research labs related to the market , developing good technologies, and cooperating with the startup support center, technology-based companies, or the industry-university cooperation center." See the original article (Click) Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-06 23

[Media Briefing][The Korea Herald] Hanyang University Invited by Korean Tech Firms to Reinforce AI Capabilities

On June 3, 2020, The Korea Herald released news that Korean tech firms were creating coalitions to reinforce artificial intelligence technologies with the government's initiative to make Korea an AI powerhouse. There will be two coalitions, one formed by KT, LG Electronics, and LG Uplus, and the other composed of SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, and Kakao. Hanyang University was invited by the coalition of KT, LG Electronics, and LG Uplus. Under the coalition, Hanyang University, along with other entities such as Korea Advanced Institute of Technology, Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings, and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute of the ICT Ministry, plans to seek new business opportunities by exchanging AI technologies and compatible solutions. By using each of the companies' strengths, the coalition will come up with new ways to apply KT's AI speaker GiGA Genie to LG's ThinQ smart home appliance lineup that is currently joined by foreign AI giants like Google and Amazon. The three companies, now forming one team under the name "AI One Team" also seeks to find an AI-powered solution that can reinforce the prediction of pandemics like COVID-19 through the use of KT's global pandemic prevention platform. This coalition will be competing against the coalition formed by SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, and Kakao, which aims for maximization of the involved companies' current capabilities pivoting on their voice-activated AI speakers. <Link to the article> Global News Team

2020-04 08

[Media Briefing][ETNews] Hanyang Research Team Develops Circulation Polarization for Luminance Enhancement of OLED

On December 31st, ETNews published an article about Professor Yu Chang-jae and Professor Kim Jae-hoon’s research team and their research findings. The research team announced on December 30th that they had developed a raw polarized structure that can dramatically increase the light efficiency of Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) by applying a new luminous material. Usually, to obtain circular polarized light, chiral agents or other additives that affect polarization must be included in the luminous layer. Chiral agents are substances that cause the liquid crystal molecules to twist and align. The research team has been conducting research into how high levels of circularly polarized electroluminescence is produced when a twisted structure is implemented and chiral additives are added into luminous materials that do not have any chiral properties, but are aligned and have elastic characteristics like liquid crystals. However, this time, the team came up with a method to create a twisted structure without the need for a chiral agent. Professor Yu and Professor Kim’s research team stated, “We expect the results to not only be applied to display technology but also to light-source devices for bio-sensors.” The study was published in Light: Science & Applications, a leading scientific journal in the field of optical science, published by Nature Research. <Link to Article (only in Korean)> Global News Team

2020-04 01

[Media Briefing][DongA Ilbo] Former Chairman of Televideo Hwang Kyubin, Donated 23 Billion Won to Hanyang University

On December 19th, the DongA Ilbo announced news about a large donation from Hwang Kyu-bin, the former chairman of Televideo (Department of Nuclear Engineering, '58). Former chairman Hwang signed a contract to donate 2 million dollars (Approximately 23 billion, 45 million won) to his alma mater, Hanyang University, to be used toward the construction of the Electronic Building. He created the first network system of personal computers (PCs) for the first time in the world, during the 1980s. He also established Televideo, which was the first Korean-based company to be listed on the U.S. NASDAQ. The Korea Economic Daily also delivered the same news about the donation made by former chairman Hwang. <Article Address> Global News Team Translated by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 01

[Media Briefing][Seoul Economy Daily] Hanyang University, Selected as Seoul's 'Campus Town'

On December 30th, the Seoul Economy Daily announced the new selection of Seoul 'Campus Towns.' The Seoul Metropolitan Government newly selected 17 locations as 'Campus Towns,' a start-up support facility in cooperation with the area near the university. Hanyang University was selected as a unit-based campus town from this project. A unit-based project is a programmed project aiming to promote youth activities, such as start-ups, using each university's characteristics and capabilities. The duration of the project is 3 years and the university is expected to receive approximately 500 million won in support from the Seoul Metropolitan Government by the end of next year. On the same day, the Kukmin Ilbo also delivered the news of the Seoul Metropolitan Government's new selection of 'Campus Towns.' <Article Address> Global News Team Translated by: Lee Won-young

2019-12 05

[Media Briefing][Yonhap News] Thai-born Hanyang Professor Becomes 200,000th Naturalized Citizen of South Korea

The Yonhap News Agency delivered the news of Professor Krisda Chaemsaithong (English Language and Literature) being 200,000th naturalized citizen of South Korea. "While living in Korea, I got to truly love the Korena people and culture. Since I obtained citizenship in recognition of my academic achievements, I will try to contribute more to the Republic of Korea's academic development and nurturing of talents," said the professor in the event held by the Ministry of Justice. There were a few more people in the event: five from Uzbekistan, four from Armenia, and one from the United States, Mongolia, Taiwan, Russia, and China. Since the foundation of the South Korean government in 1948, it has been accepting its naturalized citizens from 1957. The number of naturalized was 33 per year until 2000, but due to increased visitation to Korea for various reasons, the number has increased sharply in the early 2000s. Around 11,000 people per year obtained South Korean nationality over the past 10 years, according to the ministry. Article Link: Global News Team Translation by: Seongchae Lee

2019-12 05

[Media Briefing][JoongAng Ilbo] Kim Woo-seung, President of Hanyang University, interviews about social influence of universities

The weekend edition of <JoongAng Ilbo> reported an interview with President Kim Woo-seung on November 23. In this interview, Kim said, “Universities should play a central role in academic-industrial cooperation by strengthening their connection with society, especially industries.” Kim also stressed the need for universities to find a path to industry-academic cooperation to overcome the financial crisis. Moreover, he cited the example of Hanyang University's energy engineering professor Seon Yang-gook and chemistry professor Sung Myung-mo earning $3.3 million in technology transfer income from overseas companies. Also, he mentioned that startups are a long tradition of Hanyang University in that 11,213 companies and 2,153 startups(operated for less than seven years) are run by Hanyang alumni. “(To the students) I will cultivate outstanding job skills related to undergraduate majors, and ultimately become a practitioner of love, Hanyang’s founding philosophy. I mean the knowledge and experience that society needs,” Kim said. Kim gave an example of IC-PBL, Industry-Coupled Project (Problem) -Based Learning. Kim also emphasized that the university should serve as a guide to arouse students' intellectual curiosity and develop their self-learning skills beyond transferring knowledge, a traditional role of universities. He also requested that university assessments not only quantitatively aggregate university capacities, but also support universities to influence society. <Article link> Global News Team Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-12 05

[Media Briefing][ETNews] Hanyang University’s Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation wins 'CES Innovation Award' for two consecutive years

On November 11, <ETNews> reported Hanyang University’s Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation won 'CES Innovation Award' for two consecutive years. CES is the world's largest electronics and information technology(IT) exhibition. The winners of the innovation award are △Pragrant, an Electronic Deodorant Device Using Bio-plasma Technology, △PLACA, Curtain Disinfection System with Air Purifier, and △Smart Cane for the Blind with Independent Power Technology. These three are all owned by Hanyang University’s Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation. Jang Gi-sool, director of the Technology Commercialization Center, said, "The fact we are awarded at CES two years in a row means that Hanyang University’s technology and products are recognized overseas.” <Article link> Global News Team Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-12 05

[Media Briefing][Korea Joongang Daily] President Kim Woo-seung Stresses Industry-Academic Cooperation to Cope with Financial Hardships

The president of Hanyang University Kim Woo-seung recently revealed through the JoongAng Sunday his thoughts on how schools can overcome the burden of financial difficulties. He emphasized the concept of technology transfer income, which highlights the beneficial relationship of how universities can also profit through cooperation with industries. The company adopts useful information from school to their product or service and the earned profits are partially given to universities. He picked Princeton University as the perfect example, as it earned about 156 billion won in 2015 through technology transfer income. At Hanyang University, energy engineering professor Sun Yang-kook and chemistry professor Sung Myung-mo earned about $3.3 million worth of technology transfer income through cooperation with a foreign company. Hanyang University is known for its success with start-ups that graduates have put their hands on. According to President Kim in his interview, a total of 10,213 companies have been founded and run by our graduates. The 720,000 employees that these companies hired created a total annual value of 573 trillion won last year, amounting to 33.1 percent of Korea’s GDP. “Start-up is our tradition,” President Kim said. President Kim also stressed the implementation of “Industry-Coupled Project (Problem)-Based Learning (IC-PBL)” courses to foster students’ job performance abilities that align with the desired talents from industries and the society. He created the IC-PBL courses in Erica campus, back in 2017 when he was the vice president of the university. This was to help students develop four professional abilities key to adapt in the fourth industrial revolution period: critical thinking, creativity, cooperation and communication. President Kim commented that along with IC-PBL courses, more teachings that are closely related to social problems will be provided from next year. Original article: Global News Team Translated by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 20

[Media Briefing][The Korea Economic Daily] Hanyang University Opens the First Enterprise Customized 'AI Solution Center' in Korea

The Korea Economic Daily delivered the opening of Hanyang 'AI Solution Center' on October 10th. Hanyang University opened the 'AI Solution Center' where an integrated solution is provided for all areas that AI technology can be applied, from the manufacturing sector to the market analysis sector. Director Gang Sang-gi, the director of the AI Development Group at Samsung Electronics, was named as the first director. The AI Solution Center will develop technologies asked for by companies. In opening the AI Solution Center, support from President Kim Jae-cheol of the Dongwon Group was substantial. Following his words of "The 20th century was for those who ruled the ocean, and the 21st century is for those who rule AI," the Dongwon Group donated 3 billion won. The AI Solution Center will not only develop technologies but also provide seminars for entrepreneurs. For those who want to learn about AI, practical educational programs will be provided, and the same applies to graduate school students who want to learn AI. The Hanyang Global News Team - *With translation by Seongchae Lee

2019-10 22

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Shinhan Card to introduce facial recognition payment service

Shinhan Card announced a facial recognition payment service set to be launched in November, according to the Financial Services Commission (FSC). While this service will be introduced nationwide soon, Hanyang University is expected to be the first organization in which the facial recognition payment service is to be available. After Shinhan Card cardholders register an image of their facial features through a 3D-sensing camera with the credit card firm’s certification management center, shoppers can then purchase goods simply by posing in front of a camera at any affiliate stores. Through this service, shoppers no longer need to carry a credit card or smartphone app to make a purchase. Along with the facial recognition service, the FSC also introduced 11 innovative sandbox services in a press release, including the Korea Credit Bureau's (KCB) anti-voice-phishing wire transfer service and a new foreign exchange service. Likewise, the nation’s fintech firms are expected to develop various financial services such as blockchain and big data, which are exempt from tight regulations. Hanyang Global News Team

2019-10 01

[Media Briefing][University News Network] 'The 2019 Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award

On September 2nd, the University News Network wrote about the '2019 Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award,' which was held on August 29th. 'The Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award' is awarded to Department of Engineering alumni who have contributed to national industry development and who have also practiced the university's philosophy of 'love in deed and truth.' For this year's award, Lee Jung-a of Daedong Systems and Han Sang-jun of Gumsung Electric & Controls were recipients of the '2019 Outstanding Hanyang Engineers Award.' <Article Link>