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2019-10 16

[Admission ]Freshman Recruitment for the Department of Entrepreneurship

On October 15th, Hanyang University announced the freshman student recruitment for the Department of Entrepreneurship. The entrepreneurship master's degree course was established under the goal of cultivating talent with global start-up capacity and conducting start-up-related research. The curriculum includes four systematic and professional stages, including ▲entrepreneurship cultivation ▲capturing business opportunities and establishing business plans ▲start-up management, and ▲growth and return. It is also suitable for those who wish to have practical study or entrepreneurship research since professors have a professional background in business management, experience as KOSDAQ CEOs, directors of small businesses, and Ph.D holders in venture studies. For students with high grades, research funds are being provided. Students will also have the chance to explore start-up support programs in cooperation with the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation. The Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation provides education, training, and global programs for start-up cultivation Through Uway Apply (, students can submit the application form until the 17th of October. For more information, please visit the website of the Hanyang University Graduate School ( ▲ A Recruitment Poster for the Department of Entrepreneurship Hanyang Global News Team

2019-10 14

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Technique to Improve Display Technology

In the modern world, people look, read, communicate, and even travel through the few-inch square screen. Thus, developing a better display technique has always been an aspired aim. Professor Kim Jaekyun's (Department of Photonics and Nanoelectronics) recent proposition for a better display technology with a ‘Programmable Non-Contact Assembly-based 5000ppi Micro LED Display’ suggests a new and better technology for the future of displays. Kim Jaekyun (Department of Photonics and Nanoelectronics), in his recent study proposition, suggested a better Micro LED transfer technology for the future of displays. Micro LED is an emerging display technology, consisting of an array of microscopic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) forming the individual color pixels. This particular LED is quickly becoming the “next big thing” for it outperforms, in many ways, the organic light-emitting diode (OLED), which is the current and dominant display technique used in most devices. Most importantly, Micro LED has much better energy efficiency. With the same amount of electricity, Micro LED emits light 1000 times brighter than OLED. This indicates that smaller, lesser, and more distantly arranged Micro LEDs will create the same smooth screen as the previous OLED. However, there is one big problem to solve before commercialization. For Micro LED, the Red-Green-Blue color pixels are manufactured separately, then directly transferred onto the display backplane. However, the current transfer technology, where each pixel is transferred one by one, is highly time-consuming and expensive. The result is an expensive product unfit for commercializing, such as Samsung’s new model of television, the Wall Professional, which costs up to 300 million won. A large Micro LED display in the Garosu-gil Apple store. Although the LEDs are arranged quite distantly in close view, the brighter light of Micro LED creates the illusion of a smooth surface from afar. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim proposed a technique that arranges the color pixels without any direct contact. First, the Micro LEDs dispersed in a solution will be spread on the backplane. As a result of the electric field from the sophisticatedly-designed backplane, the micro LEDs will automatically be arranged into correct position. The micro LED display made by this technique will be much cheaper, allowing a wide commercialization of the micro LED. Kim expects the technique to be implemented on all devices, including smartphones and TVs. He primarily expects its positive impact on the performance of AR glasses, which requires a small but bright display light as Micro LED. “The research will be difficult, but I have conviction that it will work,” said Kim. “When researching, one has to think less of ‘will it work?’ and more of ‘I need to make it work’; because in the end, somebody will. For the next three years, I’ll keep these words in mind and work my hardest to succeed in developing the new Micro LED technology.” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-10 13

[General]An Alumnus of 30 Years Ago and a Freshman Meet for a Campus Tour

30 years ago, Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97) entered Hanyang University with excitement. “Being on this university campus was like a dream for me,” said Kim. “Since then, Hanyang has become a representation of my youth.” Today, 30 years after Kim's entrance into Hanyang, a freshman named Kim Seong-jun (Department of Business Administration, 1st Year) accompanied his 30 year senior on his campus tour. While Kim You-shin recollected his old memories, Kim Seong-jun made new memories on their tour together. (From left) Kim You-shin (Department of Education, ’97) and Kim Seong-jun (Department of Business Administration, 1st Year) are posing together. The Lion Statue is considered one of the best landmarks of Hanyang among students, faculty, and alumni. Where the two men first met was in front of the Lion Statue. It stands between the two Administration Buildings. “As the Lion Statue is one of the best landmarks of Hanyang, many seniors would do a traditional wedding ceremony in front of the statue,” said Kim You-shin. The alumnus continued with a myth surrounding the statue, saying that its teeth were widely known as the charm of passing the bar exam. Kim Seong-jun seemed to be astonished to hear about the myth as they headed towards the Amphitheater. The Amphitheater is considered as the symbol of Hanyang by many alumni. “It was an unforgettable experience to speak in front of a large audience,” said Kim You-shin, looking back on his public speech at a rally. “The Amphitheater is the symbol of Hanyang. Various events were held in the Amphitheater, and it will do so in the future.” The two men took a photo inside Hanyang’s major landmark and walked towards the HIT building. The Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT) Building replaced the sports field and became the hub of Industry-University Cooperation. There used to be a sports field where the Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT) Building now stands. In the old days, admissions were announced on the bulletin board on the sports field. “The sports field is where I heard my acceptance news,” said Kim You-shin, reminiscing back on the excitement. “It also used to be my workplace, as I started my job at the Industry-University Cooperation in 1997.” An old auditorium was rebuilt into a cutting-edge library as it serves as a major source of talent. On top of the hill stood Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library. The central library of Hanyang was built in 1998. “It used to be an auditorium back in the 80s,” Kim You-shin recalled. “The central library was then located nearby the main entrance, which is now the College of Medicine Building.” He did not have many memories of this library but was glad to hear that students could study in such a state-of-the-art facility. 30 years have passed and things have changed. However, the headstone remains the same. (Photo courtesy of Kim You-Shin) Kim You-shin could not keep his eyes off the College of Education Building. The former president of the college spent much of his school life at the building. Kim You-shin showed Kim Seong-jun an old photo that he took in front of the headstone. “The stone was set up to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Hanyang University, which is the same year when I started school,” said Kim You-shin who told anecdotes on his college life as they moved on to Hanmadang and the Student Union Building. With different emotions in mind, Hanmadang was the nostalgic site for Kim You-shin. Kim You-shin, who is currently the chairman of the 30th Anniversary Homecoming Day Preparation Committee, seemed to be immersed in his memories. “Hanmadang is the most memorable place for me as it presented joy, anger, sorrow, and pleasure,” said the alumnus. “The mass movement for democracy started here. It is also where I had this rare opportunity to see Kim Kwang-seok (a South Korean folk-rock singer) singing.” During the campus tour, Kim You-shin was overwhelmed to see the changes. “Hanyang has changed a lot,”he said. “Along with the new buildings, the campus has changed into a place where you can feel the richness of daily life.” Kim Seong-jun stated that he did not know much about Hanyang before the tour. “It has only been two months since I started school,” said the freshman. “I learned a lot as a member of the Hanyang community.” (From left) The reporter Oh Kyu-jin, Kim You-shin, and Kim Seong-jun are walking down the stairs next to the College of Humanities. As some people say, time changes everything except something within us, which is always surprised by that change. How is Hanyang remembered in your memories? Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 10

[General]Where the Young Men Go

As a college student studying in Korea, one would start noticing a frightening disappearance of male classmates when they become sophomores and juniors. In the name of protecting the country, young men are stripped of their civilian clothes and put into uniform. October 1st is Armed Forces Day in Korea, a day to pay tribute to those in the armed forces. In South Korea, more than 230,000 young men from 18 to 28 join the military each year. Newly enlisted recruits are sworn in during an enlistment ceremony as soldiers of the Republic of Korea Army. (Photo courtesy of MBC) Males in Korean are obligated to protect their country according the Korean Constitution, which is why South Korean male citizens who are suitable for military service must serve a compulsory term, also known as conscription. One may choose to serve 18 months in the Army, Marine Corps, or Auxiliary Police, 20 months in the Navy, or 22 months in the Air Force (the Korean military is currently shortening the service period from the original surplus of three months, which will be completely applied after 2020). Those whose physical and psychological condition is not so healthy for active training serve in supplementary services for 21 months as social work personnel in places run by the government, such as local community centers, public schools, and public facilities. Military calls When a Korean male citizen turns 18 years old, he gets his first draft letter from the military. Usually between the age of 19 and 20, one is required to undergo physical examination to determine whether one is suitable for military service. Once they are deemed eligible, one can choose from which armed forces they would like to serve in and can either enlist to be designated randomly for open spots or apply for specific jobs within the military based on one’s credentials. Training camp One joins the military by first entering a training center. A similar training period is shared by all armed forces, but the following content relates to the Repuplic of Korea Army. For those living near Hanyang University or Seoul who enlist in the army, one would most likely go to the one in Nonsan, Chungcheongnam-do Province. On the day of their enlistment, one would say their last goodbyes to their families before being herded off with new recruits. They spend five weeks in the training camp, and during this period, cell phone use is prohibited. The next two days are filled with medical checkups and vaccination. Recruits are also supplied with gear and clothes that they will be using throughout their service. When all is done and given, the real training starts. Trainees participate in combat drills. (Photo courtesy of MBC) Trainees are soon given a rifle that they will learn to shoot, dismantle, clean and reassemble. They learn to uphold strict military standards, nothing done without permission and to live by a top-down command. Training includes individual combat, grenade throwing, experiencing tear gas, first-aid, surveillance, close-order drills (formal movements and formations used in military marching), and a final 20-kilometer march in full gear amounting to 44 pounds. Daily activities start at 6:30am, and soldiers are allowed to sleep at 10pm. Weekends are spent laundering clothes, cleaning the base, and preparing for the following week with some time to write letters and read books. On Sundays, soldiers can participate in religious activities at the churches and temples within the base. Soldiers are getting on a bus that will drop them off at their next destination, whether it is for additional training or the base where they will spend the rest of their service. (Photo courtesy of GoyangTV) After basic military training is finished, soldiers spend an afternoon with their families. This is when they are notified where they will be dispatched. Most people prefer being close to home, and most dread being sent to the front lines of Gangwon. Some soldiers who will become mechanics, drivers, and communications personnel will usually receive additional training for their job. The next day, soldiers are herded into trains and buses to their next stop. Military life For those who go to their designated bases, soldiers are soon given a job to do based on job openings. For most, the remainder of their service is spent at this base doing the same job. Although military life varies depending on what kind of job and specialized base one is at, life in the military is similar. Soldiers are required to refrain from expressing their political views and participating in political movements. They are also required to stay physically fit, as they will be tested in order to be promoted. One starts out as a private and serves as private first class for two months, corporal for six months, and sergeant for the remainder of their service. This period varies on whether one can pass periodical physical tests and can memorize all duties, drills and training they receive, with the test varying from a written, oral, or physical form. Monthly wages are given to these soldiers as well, which varies based on their rank. One can receive from 306,100 won ($256) to 405,700 won as of 2019. Soldiers are also given 28 days leave throughout their service to use as they want. They are also given 10 days to use as day-leave or overnight leave that can be used on weekends or national holidays. Other than this, the only way a soldier can leave the base is if duty calls, are awarded a leave for merit, or are sick and in need of medical attention outside the base. After one's service Although a soldier regains their civilian status after completing their military service, they are still designated as reserve forces for eight years and have to participate in an annual military training session for six of those years. Then, they are designated to the Civil Defense Corps and will participate in annual education sessions and training until they are 40 years old. Since the end of the Korean War in 1953, both Koreas have been in a stalemate. As soldiers are continuously guarding the border and training for the worst, South Korea's security is striving to be ensured. Jung Myung-suk (Thumbnail Photo courtesy of edaily)

2019-10 10

[Culture]Hanyang University Museum Opens a Special Exhibition of Architectural Tools from All Ages and Countries

The Hanyang University Museum in conjunction with the Hanyang University Department of Architecture's Far East Architectural History Lab is holding an exhibition of tools in architecture from all ages and countries. This exhibition titled: 'Square, Circle, Flat, and Upright - Tailor the House' examines the aspects of transitions in the compass and ruler that artisans used and the symbolic meaning and value assigned to them. In the exhibition, various architectural tools will be shown, including ancient Tang Dynasty rulers found at Iseongsanseong Fortress, Joseon Dynasty rulers found at Cheonglyongsa, rulers that Shin Eung-soo collected and used, rulers used in China and the West, and modern rulers for tourism products. Director An Shin-won said, "Through this exhibition, we would like to provide the chance to compare wisdom and knowledge from artisans who carved with architectural tools from different ages and places." For more information about this exhibition which will last until the 31st of this month, please visit the website of Hanyang University Museum ( The entrance fee is free of charge. ▲ A Poster for the Exhibition Hanyang Global News Team

2019-10 09

[General]HOW (Hanyang One World) to Connect the Cultural Bridges in Hanyang

Hanyang One World (HOW) is an international exchange committee and one of the central Student Union affiliated special committees. Located in the international lounge on the first floor of the Student Union building, this friendly organization strives to support foreign students adapt to Hanyang University and to life in Korea, as well as to help voice the rights and opinions of foreign students and to act as the heart of interchange between Korean and foreign students. The international lounge is always open and crowded with HOW members. HOW was first established in the beginning of 2000. Currently, there are eight students organizers. Students of any nationality or age can become a staff of HOW, as long as they attend the school for four years. If one decides to join the organization, they can choose to engage in executive duties, the planning, foreign cooperation, or the promotion team. All staff members divide their duties during the break, but everyone joins together to help when an event is being planned at HOW. In order to inform foreign students of HOW, staff members introduce the organization and recruit members at the student exchange orientation. It has been effective so far in attracting many interested students and other exchange students to go on a tour together around Korea and have fun at the many arranged parties. HOW staff pose for a photo at the orientation for exchange students. (Photo courtesy of Nam) In addition, a language exchange program is planned at the international lounge once a month. The program matches those who wish to learn certain languages with each other. By filling out a google form which requires information on a language that one desires to learn, anyone can join this approachable language learning program. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) is the current, 32nd committee president of HOW. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) has been the committee president since the 31st. year of HOW. Participation was lower during the first semester due to a lack of promotion, but they stepped up their game by sharing Korean traditional lucky bags to celebrate Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day). “Our goal is to create events that can bring us a step closer to Hanyang students,” Nam said, while emphasizing the family-like atmosphere of HOW. Speaking of a friendly atmosphere, HOW Friends is a mentor-mentee program with Korean course students from the Institute of International Education and Hanyang University undergraduates. On October 5th, HOW Friends went on a tour to the Gyeongbokgung Palace with support from Office of International Affairs. Many more exciting events are planned for those who wish to join HOW, including the Jeolla-do fall tour on October 12th, which is being funded by the Korea Tourism Organization and the farewell party, where foreign exchange students will receive a certificate for their participation with HOW. HOW Friends pose at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Photo courtesy of Nam) Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) is in the planning team of HOW and has been an active member for almost a year. He points out that his favorite part about HOW is that he can meet diverse friends and learn English along the way. He mainly participates in planning the whole trip or tour and undertakes the role of chairperson at most events. “Not many Korean students know about our organization, or the international lounge," he said, while mentioning the increasing burden ensued by a lack of staff due to frequent and large scale events hosted by HOW. “I find Hanyang One World to be a very meaningful and fun activity. I hope more Korean students can become aware and join our party,” Lee said hopefully. Field trip to Gyeoungju Donggung and Wolji (Photo courtesy of Nam) (From left) Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year), Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) are chatting at the international lounge. Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) joined HOW this fall semester. They both picked the welcoming party as their favorite experience at HOW. “I loved playing drinking games and singing karaoke,” said Larry with much excitement. Suarez added his affection for the organization by saying, “I come to the international lounge at least once a week. In HOW, you get to meet various people, learn new languages, and simply have a good experience!” HOW is open for recruitment at all times. Just visit the 1st. floor of the Student Union building, International lounge, or fill out a google form from Facebook or Instagram. Both foreign and Korean students are welcome to join. The staff of HOW is recruited about three weeks before the final exam of each semester, through various SNS accounts. HOW can help familiarize you with the Korean language, the culture, and college life. As an added bonus, the many friends you will make will join you on your journey! Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 08

[Notice]An 'Invitation Lecture on Environmental Protection’ by Hanyang University

Hanyang University will open an ‘Invitation lecture on environmental protection’ in the international conference room (6th floor) of the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library (Seoul Campus) on Friday, October 25th at 2 p.m. Hosted by the Hanyang University Environmental Foundation and the Office of Student Affairs, this invitational lecture is being held for the purpose of improving awareness of environmental issues for students and members of the school. In this lecture, the board president of the Environmental Foundation, Choi Yeol will be lecturing on the theme, ‘From carbon economy to economic circulation.’ Professor of special affairs, Cho Chun-ho will lecture on the theme, ‘The turning point of change for the climate crisis generation,’ and ‘The new relationship’ by an architect Cho Jin-man. Hanyang Global News Team

2019-10 06

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] A New Association Between Muscle and Metabolic Syndrome

According to the National Institution of Health (NIH), metabolic syndrome is the name for a group of risk factors that raises your risk for heart disease and other health problems, such as diabetes and stroke. As metabolic diseases become more prevalent over the past few decades, researchers have been working to figure out the underlying cause. Professor Jun Dae-won (College of Medicine) has made a breakthrough over this field by discovering its association with muscle health. Professor Jun Dae-won (College of Medicine) discovered the link between muscle and metabolic diseases. “As people get older, they tend to lose muscle mass. This increases the risk of falls, which might cause the death of the elderly,” said Jun. “However, most of the researchers did not acknowledge why muscular issues lead to the aggravation of metabolic diseases.” Jun’s team, in collaboration with Professor Kim Ji-young’s team, made progress on finding the links between muscle and metabolic syndrome. What caught Jun's eyes was psoas muscle, which is an internal muscle of the loin. Jun made use of this muscle, as it is widely known to be proportional to the total muscle mass. Jun collected 1000 PET-CT (Positron emission tomography–computed tomography) images on psoas muscle and kept an eye on glucose inside the muscle. Jun found out that Fluorine‐18‐labelled fluoro‐2‐deoxy‐d‐glucose (18F‐FDG) uptake of psoas muscle is a promising surrogate marker for existing and incipient metabolic derangement. Jun's team identified Fluorine‐18‐labelled fluoro‐2‐deoxy‐d‐glucose (18F‐FDG) uptake through PET-CT as it provides a clear picture of psoas muscle. (Photo courtesy of Jun) Jun admitted that he could not eliminate all confounding variables, despite endless efforts to minimize them. "There are limitations in clinical trials, as it is not easy to find action mechanisms through these tests. That is the reason why we went abreast with animal testing and cell experiment,” explained Jun. “There may be some hindrance in interpretation due to differences between human and laboratory animals. But they still provide clues to action mechanisms.” Thus, he stated his plans to work on the revalidation of the research, digging deeper into the degree of association. Jun underlined the need for continued endeavor, as it eventually pays off, in an unexpected way at times. Jun highlighted the importance of being industrious and strong-minded. “My original research intended to find the relation between liver function and metabolic syndrome,” said Jun. “Unfortunately, I could not draw meaningful results.” Jun was on the verge of giving up the research. It was his continuous subgroup analysis that led to eureka. Just as what people say, sometimes coincidence is a plan in disguise. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 04

[Faculty]Professor Han Myung-hoon Receives the ‘2019 Asia Brain Tumor Society Symposium’ Education Foundation Award

▲Professor Han Myung-hoon Han Myung-hoon, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery (Hanyang University Guri Hospital Neurosurgery) was awarded the ‘Den-Mei Brain Tumor Education Foundation’ award at the ‘2019 Asia Brain Tumor Society Symposium’ held in Taiwan on September 28th. The title of this presentation was ‘LGR5 and downstream intracellular signaling proteins which play critical roles in the cell proliferation of neuroblastoma, meningioma, and pituitary adenoma.’ The contents of the presentation included the discovery in the connection between Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) and human neuroblastoma, intracranial meningioma, and pituitary tumors. In regards to the new findings, Professor Han said, “The possibility that LGR5, which is a receptor protein related to stem cells, could have a connection with the production and proliferation of human neuroblastoma, intracranial meningioma, and pituitary tumors was confirmed. Professor Han graduated from Hanyang University College of Medicine and acquired a master’s degree and Ph.D. at the corresponding graduate school. He is also actively engaged in societies, being a regular member of the Korean Society for Neurosurgery, a regular member of the Korean Brain Tumor Society, a regular member of the Korean Society for Neuro-Oncology, a regular member of the Korean society of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and a regular member of the Korean Society of Endoscopic Neurosurgery. Hanyang Global News Team

2019-10 04

[Policy]Hanyang University LINC+ and Korea IT Business Promotion Association Sign an MOU

On October 1st, the Hanyang University LINC+ organization and the Korea IT Business Promotion Association (IPA) entered into a business agreement for the promotion of IT commerce and future projects. According to the October 2nd article of Electronic News, Jeon Byung-hoon, the head of LINC+, said, "We expect the IPA, which cultivates human resources and supports core technologies of Industry 4.0, such as artificial intelligence, big data, and blockchain, to promote industry-based business cooperation with Hanyang University LINC+, which is hard to experience at universities." Both organizations have agreed to carry forward various business and education related-projects, such as special lectures, the co-development of educational courses for artificial intelligence and big data, as well as participation in the new-industry creation, the ChangeMakers Group. ▲(from left) Park Shin-ae (researcher), Baek Pil-ho (director), Choi Jae-in (director), Kim Sun-jung (full-time vice president) from the Korea IT Business Promotion Association, Park Sung-wook (deputy director), Kim Dong-lip (professor), Choi Yoon-ha (team manager), Kim Tae-shik (professor), Park Sung-soo (professor), and Song Joon-ho (professor) of Hanyang University. Hanyang Global News Team Photo courtesy of Electronic News