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2018-05 14

[Media Briefing][Korea Joongang Daily] Enrico Drioli, a professor of Energy Engineering, gave a special lecture on International Italian Scientist's Day

Italian and Korean scientists celebrated the first Italian Research Day at the ambassador’s residence in central Seoul on April 12. Hosted by the Italian Embassy, the event featured achievements and supports academic research exchanges between the two countries. A number of Italian and Korean scientists at local universities attended this event. Enrico Drioli, a professor of Energy Engineering at Hanyang University, said, “Since 2003, Italy and Korea have organized Korea-Italy Science and Technology Forums in Seoul, Daegu, Pisa and Naples.” Hanyang University and the University of Calabria recently signed an agreement to offer a jount doctoral program in science. <Links of the article>

2018-05 14

[Media Briefing][Korea Joongang Daily] Hanyang, the University with the Fourth Highest Number of Alumni Working as Independent Directors at the Top 30 Conglomerates

According to a report released by the Daishin Economic Research Institute, about a third of independent directors at Korea’s chaebol are from law enforcement agencies and prestigious universities. Hanyang ranked fourth among the top universities with 5 graduates in top positions. 66.6 per cent of 54 professors who double as independent directors for the top 30 conglomerates belong to four universities: Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University, and Hanyang University. Daishin Securities researcher Ahn Sang-hee stated that “Companies tend to pick such officials due to the belief that they will help expedite and smooth the administrative process for the business by maximizing their experiences and personal connections with colleagues.” He also added, “But these biased choices can prevent firms from securing the expertise required for effective management in the long run.” <Link of the article>|home|newslist1

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Ex-deputy Finance Minister Named as Korea Investment Corp’s CEO

Choi Hee-nam, Hanyang University alumni (Division of Economics) an executive director of the International Monetary Fund and former South Korean deputy finance minister, was appointed as chief executive officer of the Korea Investment Corporation (KIC) on March 28. After majoring in economics at Hanyang University, he took master’s degree in business administration at Hanyang as well. A Korean executive board member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected to lead the nation's sovereign wealth fund managing assets worth $130 billion, according to the Ministry of Strategy and Finance. If the finance minister recommends the nominee for KIC CEO, and the recommendation committee accepts and he passes by the operating committee's examination, the President should finally decide whether to appoint the nominee. <Links of the article>

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Korea Times] Universities Go Beyond Limit to Attract Foreigners

The Korea Times featured increasing rate of incoming foreign students to Korean universities, on April 3rd. Hanyang ranked the fifth largest number with 1,907 international students. More than 1,000 overseas students are enrolled in seventeen four-year institutions; over the half were from China. The article illustrates a few issues that is considered to be advantageous for foreign students: scholarship program and low acceptance standard. Yet, the article points out that attracting international students has become crucial part of survival for universities in rural areas since enrollment rates in four year universities have continued to drop due to low birth rate, according to data from the Ministry of Education. <Link of the article>

2018-04 17

[Media Briefing][Joongang Daily] Korea and Italy Celebrate Ties in Field of Science

On April 13th, The Joongang Daily, posted an article on Korean and Italian scientists celebrating the first Italian Research Day at the ambassador’s residence in central Seoul on Thursday, the 12th. The event featured long-established academic exchanges between the two countries. According to Enrico Drioli, a professor of energy engineering at Hanyang University, the Italian Minitry of Foreign Affairs and Korean government have been sponsoring joint research since late 1990s. The Italian Embassy addressed that there are 15 Italian scientists currently doing research in Korea, hoping to put mutual effort in field of science. While the Italian Foreign Ministry has dispatched scores of science attaches for academic exchanges around the world, the embassy also plans to promote Italian post-doctoral students to visit Korea for seminars and connections between the researchers. <Link of the article>

2018-03 12

[Employee Briefing][ETnews] Team of Prof. Choi Jae-min, study and development of targeted immunotherapy against cancer

In the 14th edition of ETNews, the results of Professor Choi Jae-min's team on their study and development of "targeted immunotherapy against cancer" was published. Professor Choi Jae-min has elucidated the function of the "Chi 311" gene which regulates the T cell immune system response and developed an immunotherapy against cancer which targets this function. Immunotherapy against cancer is a therapy that enhances one's own immune system against cancer. Meanwhile, Professor Choi said, we “identified an immunomodulatory function of an evolutionarily conserved chitin, enzyme-like protein which confirmed the possibility of developing a targeted immunotherapy against cancer. It is expected that subsequent research will be conducted to investigate the role of the primary defense substances in our immune system.” <Link of the article> (only in Korean)

2018-03 05

[Media Briefing][Munhwa Daily] "Campus remodeling .... a complete change of Hanyang"

On February 21st., in the Munhwa Daily, an article was posted regarding the "Hanyang campus remodeling." The newly renovated Hanyang Library, not only puts round tables with the concept of an "open library for conversation,” it also attracts attention by making movie theaters. It was constructed with bright colors in order to suit the convenience of students and the flow of human traffic. The ERICA Campus, decorated with a cool, wide skylight, was renovated, considerably. In addition, the University’s will was considered to foster creativity in the open space by putting up comfortable chairs and computers, so as to promote free discussion in addition to taking a break. ▲2월 21일 <문화일보> ▲ February 21 <Munhwa Daily>

2018-02 27

[Media Briefing]Hanyang ranked 8th, ERICA at 9th on CEO curriculum evaluation

On February 22, <Korea Economic Daily> released the 'Evaluation of Business Management Course for Executives' Hanyang University ranked 8th (Graduate School of Business, business management course for executives) and ERICA ranked 9th (Graduate School of Industrial Convergence). Hanyang's CEO course ranked 11th in 2016, 10th in 2017 and 8th in 2018. In addition, Hanyang was ranked 4th in the 'future reputation' sector (2.26 points). link of the relevant articles (only in Korean):

2018-01 08

[Media Briefing]【Joongang Daily】 University tour program for middle school students "Middle school students, going to university"

On January 8th, the Joongang Daily, posted an article in the university tour program for middle school students titled: "Middle school students, going to university - Department of Automotive Engineering, Hanyang." Eight middle school students rode autonomous vehicles and talked with professors and researchers about future cars. There are only three universities possessing autonomous vehicles in Korea, including Hanyang University, Seoul National University, and KAIST. Professor Sunwoo Myeong-ho, from the Department of Automotive Engineering, explained, "of the world's population, 1.2 billion people own cars, and 1.3 million people die as a result of them, while 50 million people are injured each year because of traffic accidents. The Department of Automotive Engineering tries to reduce the risk of death and injury through the extensive research and development of automobiles in order to make life more prosperous and convenient." In addition, a student remarked, "after I saw autonomous vehicles directly and listened to the explanation by a professor, I decided to study eagerly and become a knowledgeable developer in the future." ▲ January 8 <Joon-Ang Daily> ▲ January 8 <Joongang Daily>

2017-12 07

[Media Briefing]<Dong-A Daily> Hanyang selected as one of the 'Best Youth Dream Colleges'

On November 28th, the Dong-A Daily announced 10 selected universities, including Hanyang University, for the 'Best Youth Dream Colleges'. This year, the Youth Dream Colleges were selected jointly by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment, and the Macromill Embrain. It has developed a more sophisticated program which supports students' employment and supporting start-ups than the evaluation in 2015. Hanyang University has HY-CDP, an online platform which can manage their career from entrance to graduation. In addition, HY-CDP produces a personalized employment capability report based on Big Data and results for employment counseling. Based on this, advising professors introduce students to proper jobs or companies, and the students can be prepared for their careers. ▲November, 28 <Dong-A Daily>