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2019-09 04

[Media Briefing][Korea Biomedical Review] Hanyang University-KAIST team discovers a new anticancer substance

A newly discovered anticancer peptide triggers cancer cells to destroy themselves. By disturbing cellular ions, major cellular functions are inhibited. This method of disturbing cellular ions is also one of the primary methods in anti-cancer treatments. However, disturbing cell ions presented major difficulties and were not applicable in clinical trials due to certain limitations -- such as low solubility. In an effort solve this limitation, the Hanyang University and KAIST based teams led by professors Yoon Chae-ok and Kim Yoo-chun respectively, worked tirelessly to discover an alpha-helical peptide-based anticancer substance. This new anticancer peptide is water-soluble but has potassium (K) ion transport capability. In addition, animal experiments have proven that the substance effectively hinders cancer growth. Cells that are now able to self-destruct are expected to replace former cancer therapies. “The new anticancer peptide lowers intracellular potassium concentration and increases intracellular calcium (Ca) concentration,” the team added. The findings by Hanyang University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) were displayed on the back cover of the July edition of Advanced Science. View full article:

2019-07 31

[Media Briefing][Korea Biomedical Review] Publishing Pre-clinical Trial Results with GC Labcell

A research team led by Professor Yoon Chae-ok (Department of Bio Engineering) of Hanyang University jointly conducted research with GC Labcell and recently published the pre-clinical trial results for a natural killer (NK) cell treatment (MG4101) for pancreatic cancer. Considering that an accumulation of extracellular fluid limits the penetration of the treatment into tumors in the case of pancreatic cancer, MG4101 provides a successful outcome in that it efficiently penetrates the tumor and rapidly removes it through cell death and reduction of immunosuppressive factors. According to the director of GC Labcell, "This study has reaffirmed the possibility of NK cell therapy treating various types of cancer." Jeon Chae-yun

2019-07 26

[Media Briefing][The Chosun Ilbo] Plant "Social Innovation DNA" in Universities

The Chosun Ilbo published an article on universities' social innovation education programs on July 9th. Social innovation education used to only be offered in master's and doctorate programs. Many institutes followed this course after the Social Entrepreneur Academy began at Sungkyunkwan University in 2010. Hanyang University triggered another change after establishing a social innovation major last year. Hanyang University has been operating the Social Innovation Convergence major as an undergraduate course since it was established last year. Hanyang is the first university in the nation to incorporate such a major into the undergraduate curriculum. Students may receive a social innovation degree as part of a multiple-major after completing 36 credits. The curriculum consists of ▲Social innovation basic theory ▲Social innovation capstone design (problem solving practice) ▲Changemaker action learning (term system field practice). First, the structure of basic theory is of learning the methodology first and then actualizing solutions in a community or social economic organization. Next, social innovation capstone design is a project course of experiencing the problems faced in practical business, and it usually consists of consulting in the field of social innovation or digital marketing class, in which social enterprises or social ventures are recruited as clients and students carry out the requested contents. Finally, changemaker action learning helps to expand the social innovation idea toward the global stage, going beyond national boundaries. Currently there are around 80 students in the Hanyang University social innovation convergence major. There were 20 students last year which was the first year of offering the major, but majoring students are increasing rapidly, with 40 students signing up during the first semester. <Article Link> Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-07 18

[Media Briefing][The JoongAng Ilbo] "'University’s Method of Passive Knowledge Transfer has Ended... Now is the Time to Integrate with Society"'

The JoongAng Ilbo published an interview with Hanyang University president Kim Woo-seung on July 2. President Kim said, “The old method of universities’ passing one way knowledge to students has come to an end, and students must be provided with more opportunities to thoroughly learn through experiences.” He went on to emphasize that, “All universities must realize that neither education nor research matters unless they are connected to society.” President Kim, who was inaugurated in February, helped Hanyang successfully achieve industry-academia cooperation as the dean of industry-academia cooperation at ERICA campus (Gyeonggi-do, Ansan-si) and introducing it as a major in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning (IC-PBL) is an innovative teaching method that he developed which reflects societal demands. During the class, students solve problems that a company or the local community has commissioned and receives feedback from the company. Regarding this method, President Kim said that “Opportunities for experiential learning are vital. We currently offer around 120 IC-PBL lectures but intend to expand the offerings.” In addition to this, President Kim plans to institute a class using the co-teaching method, which is a class run by 2 professors from different majors. President Kim said, “Co-teaching will foster students' ability to solve integrated and complex problems that actually exist in society.” President Kim anticipates that the activation of these research centers will alleviate some of the financial dificulties faced by local universities, including the freeze which has been on tuition fees for the past 11 years. He said, “Support from companies is needed as a rise in tuition fees is impossible without social consensus today.” He went on to say, “Just as soccer teams pay a transfer fee when signing Son Heung-min, I want companies who hire talented individuals fostered by the university to be more concerned with university education and to contribute to the process more.” <Article link> Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-06 07

[Media Briefing][Electronic Newspaper] Hanyang’s SW Platform Center for ICT Equipment has Supported 180 Companies Over 5 years

In the April 25 issue of the Electronic Newspaper, we published an article about the SW (Software) Platform Center for ICT Equipment at Hanyang University. Hanyang’s SW Platform Center for ICT Equipment (Professor Jeong Jae-chang, director) has provided 180 companies with industry-academic cooperation over five years, resulting in 12 billion won in savings. It was established with the support of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Information to secure the domestic ICT equipment market share. The center systematically supported ICT equipment software design, development, testing, and certification activities developed by small businesses. Also, it provided technical training and professional one-on-one technical consulting to train manpower for small and medium-sized companies who have difficulty securing professional workforces. Professor Jeong Jae-chan of the Electronic Engineering department said, "We will continue to provide corporate support by utilizing the infrastructure and experience we have gained, although the government support project is scheduled to end in April this year.” He also added, “We will help expand the competitiveness of domestic companies." <Article link> Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-06 05

[Media Briefing][University News Network] How Far did ‘Student Startup’ Go in Local Universities···Key to Top University?

On May 6th the University News Network published an article titled "Local Universities, Student Startups." Hanyang University was chosen as the school with the largest output of student founders among domestic universities. The total number of students who founded startups last year was 61. They established 53 enterprises including 18 companies on school grounds and 35 off campus and raised 905.59 million won in total sales. The secret is, as expected, investment. Starting this year, Hanyang University selects 30 students with innovative ideas and provides them with accommodations for a year, private startup activity space, and exclusive mentors . Also, the startup support fund per student is high at Hanyang University and includes arranging student founders with startup scholarships, a startup support fund, and support funding from crowd funding within the school. Hanyang University encourages students to fulfill innovative startups through abundant support like this. <Article link> Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-06 04

[Media Briefing][Hankyung] The Hanyang University Graduate School of Business, Individualized Specialization by Using 140 Subjects... Estimated 5000+ Alumni

The April 17 edition of Korean Economy published an article about the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business. The Hanyang University Graduate School of Business entered the top 100 on the QS world rankings in 2017 and rose to 86th last year. It is becoming one of the leading MBA schools in the Asia-Pacific region. Hanyang University Graduate School of Business operates three training courses subdivided into Hanyang MBA, Professional MBA, and International MBA, and its detailed major tracks has reached 18 in number, providing around 140 lectures annually. In addition, the alumni network of more than 5000 graduates is one of the attractions of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business. Recognizing the importance of MBA clubs for its alumni networks, Hanyang University Graduate School of Business is taking the initiative in the voluntary development of clubs by the alumni and supporting exchange business and activities with other universities' MBA clubs. Another strength of the Hanyang University Graduate School of Business is its accessibility which makes it stand out from other MBA graduate schools. Seoul subway line 2 lays within the campus, which enables a comfortable arrival from various places in Seoul such as Gangnam and Gangbuk within 25 minutes. <Article link> Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-05 16

[Media Briefing][Hankyong] President Kim Woo-seung: “The Membership Industry-University R&D Center will do the long-term research that corporations can’t.”

Hankyong published an interview with President Kim Woo-seung on April 4th about the new Industry-University cooperation program. President Kim spoke of the domestic industry-university cooperation as “Mostly consisting of the government’s ‘matchmaking’” and that “the cooperation will loosen between corporations and universities as soon as the medium of government is gone." He went on to say that he is planning on establishing a membership industry-university R&D center at Hanyang University for the new industry-university cooperation. In this sense, he predicted a big wave of changes, saying "The goal as a president is to break the inertia of the university community.” <Article link> Translated by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-04 13

[Media Briefing][Hankyung] Hanyang University Science and Engineering Professors Teache UAE High Schoolers

On April 10th, Hankyung published an article titled ‘Hanyang University first in the nation to participate in the UAE Ambassador Program.’ Hanyang University kicked off the advancement of Korean universities into the Middle East after providing elite UAE high school students with a short-term intensive education program. The UAE Ambassador Program is a program where the UAE Ministry of Education sends 500 students and teachers annually to countries with advanced education systems to foster their brightest students. Hanyang University began preparing this program after Hussein al-Mahadi, the UAE minister of education visited Hanyang University during a visit to Korea in May of last year at the invitation of the Korea foreign office. Hanyang University prepared a science and engineering curriculum at the request from UAE Ministry of Education. The official title of the program is ‘STEM education as hedge against the 4th industrial revolution,’ in which ‘STEM’ stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Around 40 high school students who were selected by the UAE learned about common topics in Korean science and technology including automotive engineering and semiconductors from the 30th of last month for 2 weeks. As this is the first program in the nation, Hanyang University developed a curriculum with its top teaching staff to successfully design the program. There will be time for various practice activities and presentations aside from lectures on theory. Hanyang University plans to get a head start in securing the education demands of the Middle East through the UAE Ambassador Program. Hanyang University President Kim Woo-seung, who was seen at the welcoming ceremony of the UAE Ambassador Program said, “The success of this UAE Ambassador Program is anticipated to bring about great help in attracting UAE foreign students in 2~3 years .” He went on to say, “We will actively procure the educational demands of the entire Middle East beyond the UAE by providing the highest level of curriculum.” <Article Link> Translations by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-04 11

[Media Briefing][The Korea Times] Hanyang University Graduates Make Up 4.7 percent of Executives in the Top 30 Korean Companies

Research done by Job Korea on April 4th of this year showed that men occupy 96% of executive seats at Korea’s top 30 biggest companies according to 2018 market capital. Among the 2,962 executives in the research findings, one in four holds a foreign university diploma. The rate of foreign diploma holders has increased by 3 percent since 2016. In terms of domestic degree holders, those who graduated from Hanyang University accountd for 4.7 percent of the total or 139 executives. Seoul National University graduates make up 11.1 percent or 329 executives, Yonsei University 6.9 percent or 204 executives, Korea University (6.7 percent or 198), KAIST (6.2 percent or 183), followed by Hanyang University. 73.3 percent of executives were in their 50s, and the average age was 52.9. Link to the article:

2019-03 14

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Successfully Testing an Autonomous Driving Technology with LG U+

Hanyang University, in collaboration with LG Uplus, has successfully completed the testing of a fifth-generation (5G)-powered self-driving car, named A1. According to Sunwoo Myoung-ho, the head of the Automotive Control and Electronics Laboratory (ACE Lab), it marked the first time in history that a self-driving car drove itself about eight kilometers from Gangbyeon Expressway to Seoul Forest through the congested Olympic Highway. The A1 autonomously changed lanes and appropriately kept distances with vehicles ahead without human intervention. Sunwoo mentioned that 90 percent of car accident deaths are a result of driver carelessness and by advancing the car's capability, the rate can be significantly reduced. The senior vice president who leads the Future and Converged Division at LG Uplus said that the joint research of LG Uplus and Hanyang University will continue. Click to view the article :

2019-03 04

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Hanyang Ranked 5th in the Number of CEO Graduates

Hanyang university ranked 5th in number of CEO graduates according to the survey conducted by CEO score. Recently, the trend has been that companies place more emphasis on job performance than educational background. The rate of CEOs who graduated from the so called, “SKY” universities (Seoul National, Korea, and Yonsei University) has been dropping according to a recent survey from January 23, 2019. CEOs from SKY universities made up 40.4 percent in the updated survey, down from 47.6 percent according to data from 2015. Although there was a drop in the shares for the three prestigious universities, the rankings were all the more similar with Seoul National University having the highest number of CEOs, followed by Korea, Yonsei, Sungkyunkwan, and Hanyang University. View original article: