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2019-12 04

[General]2019 Hanyang University Official Promotional Video

2019 Hanyang University Official Promotional Video English version

2019-12 03

[Policy]Hanyang University IC-PBL Center Signs an MOU with LG Electronics for "Next Generation Company-Related Education"

Hanyang University IC-PBL Center (Director Lim Gyu-geon) signed the 'Industry-University Memorandum of Understanding for IC-PBL Oriented Industry-University Educational Cooperation System Designing' with LG Electronics on November 27th. At the agreement ceremony, Executive Director Ryu Hye-jeong of LG Electronics H&A Smart Home of H&A Operation Headquarters, Director Lim Gyu-geon of Hanyang University IC-PBL Center, Professor Cha Gyeong-jin of the School of Business, and Professor Oh Hyeon-suk. Both institutions agreed on developing and operating company-oriented IC-PBL courses, human resource cultivation education with capacities that companies ask, and education to enhance capabilities of the members of the companies so that close cooperation systems can be constructed and developed via IC-PBL and the both institutions' development can be guaranteed. Following the agreement, Hanyang University IC-PBL Center will develop, with professors, problem-solving oriented courses that LG Electronics asked and will promote actual situation based courses that students can bring out practical solutions based on the understanding of technologies and customers. Director Lim Gyu-geon at Hanyang University IC-PBL Center said "The gap between university education and industry field has been problematic. University education that prepares for the Fourth Industrial Revolution should reflect the requirements of the industry field thoroughly, and this agreement will be a good case for such challenges." Also, executive director Ryu said, "Through the IC-PBL program, it is expected that while solving actual problems, not only students but also LG staffs can cultivate capacities as well." IC-PBL is an acronym for Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning, which Hanyang University operates as a next-generation industry and society related educational model. Global News Team Translation by: Seongchae Lee

2019-11 28

[Performance][Analysis Note] 2019 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings … Seoul ranked 3rd, ERICA 10th

Hanyang University’s Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd while ERICA Campus was ranked 10th in JoongAng Ilbo’s comprehensive university rankings for 2019. Hanyang University reaffirmed its position as one of the most prestigious universities in Korea, with both campuses placing in the top 10 for five consecutive years. On the 16th, the Joongang Ilbo, which has been evaluating the overall competitiveness of 4-year universities for the past 26 years, released the results of their university rankings for 2019. The evaluation was conducted for 56 major 4-year universities, and was divided into two types of evaluations: Comprehensive Evaluation and Department Evaluation. The Comprehensive Evaluation was conducted for 50 4-year comprehensive universities each with four or more departments, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Arts & Physical Education. Universities specializing in science and engineering, such as KAIST and POSTEC, were excluded from this comprehensive evaluation. The department evaluations were conducted across four categories: the Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. Four evaluation criteria (professors’ research, educational environment, student performance, and reputation) and 33 detailed indicators were used to assign a total of up to 300 points. (**Refer to the distribution of marks in the index below.) ▲ Top 10 JoongAng Ilbo University Ranking Distribution over the last 5 years Hanyang University Seoul Campus keeps 3rd place for 3 consecutive years… ERICA campus secures TOP 10 status In this comprehensive evaluation, Seoul National University has ranked 1st place for 5 consecutive years. This shows that there were no fluctuations in the rankings after the evaluations were divided into ‘Comprehensive Evaluation’ and ‘Department Evaluation’ in 2015. There have been no actual changes in rank for the top 5 universities for the last 5 years. Seoul National University ranked first, followed by Sungkyunkwan University in 2nd place, Hanyang University Seoul Campus in 3rd place, Yonsei University Seoul Campus in 4th place, and Korea University in 5th place. The changes during the last 5 years have mainly been between the rankings of 2nd and 3rd place between Hanyang University and Sungkyunkwan University, and between 4th and 5th place with Yonsei University and Korea University switching places. Chung-Ang University climbed to 7th place from 10th last year, which pushed the other universities down to 8~10th place. According to the JoongAng Ilbo, universities that ranked 11th-20th place showed fierce competition with only a 1 or 2 point score difference between each other. Looking back at the ranking history of Hanyang University Seoul campus, it started at 8th place in 1995, dropped down to its lowest at 9th place in 2003, 2010, 2012, but claimed its position in 2nd place in 2016 and has continued to maintain 3rd place for 3 consecutive years. ERICA campus made its grand entrance in 12th place in 2013 when the first separated evaluations began. Although it made a backward step to 17th place in 2014, ERICA campus managed to regain its position to 8th and 9th place after 2015. Although ERICA campus placed 10th this year, it has ranked firmly within the top 10 over the past 5 years. As a result, Hanyang University is the only university that has both its main and branch campuses in the top 10 and is applauded for maintaining its unwavering position. ▲ Changes in the JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation Rankings of Hanyang University Seoul Campus and ERICA Campus Hanyang University Excels in the ‘Student Education and Achievements’ Sector … Took 1st and 3rd Place Taking a look at the rankings in each sector, Hanyang University received especially high scores in the ‘student education and achievements’ category. Seoul Campus took 1st place and ERICA campus took 3rd place. JoongAng Ilbo reported that “Hanyang University (Seoul), which ranked in 3rd place, took 1st place in the Student Education and Achievements category. This shows that the university embodies its own unique features regarding real education such as student start-up support, start-up education, and field practice, compared to other leading universities.” In addition, in ‘Professors’ Research’ (100 points), ERICA Campus ranked 10th and Seoul Campus ranked 4th, behind Seoul National University, Korea University, and Sungkyunkwan University. In ‘educational environment’ (100 points), Hanyang ranked 4th, following Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Yonsei University, and 5th place in ‘Reputation,’ after Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Korea University, and Sungkyunkwan University. The ‘Reputation’ category was evaluated by collecting survey data of approximately 1,800 people, including high school teachers that advise students about university matters, human resource managers that hire university graduate students, and parents of middle and high school students. The total score of ‘Reputation’ was ranked as follows: Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Hanyang University. The rankings for “the most desirable recruits’ was as follows: Yonsei University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Hanyang University. “Hanyang University = The Best Start-Up University” Renowned … Outstanding Number of Startups Hanyang University took 1st place in the ‘Student Startup Support and Achievement’ section which is part of the ‘Student Education and Achievements’ category. Once again, Hanyang University attracted the most attention and confirmed the position of ‘Startup = Hanyang University.’ This category was evaluated based on the amount of startup monetary support per student (3 points), the number of companies established per 10,000 students (3 points), total amount of revenue per company (2 points), and the number of employees per company (2 points). Hanyang University ranked on top with a score of 7.72 points (out of a total 10 points). In detail, the monetary support of Hanyang University was 332,000 won, which is 17,000 won less than Dongguk University’s 349,000 won. However, the number of companies per 10,000 students (32.27) was higher than that of 2nd place Incheon University (27.35). ERICA Campus ranked in 8th place with 14.52 companies. ERICA Campus was ranked in 8th place for ‘total revenue per company’ with 23.15 million won. JoongAng Ilbo stated “#1 Ranked Hanyang University had a big budget for startup support and many student startup companies. In April 2018, they opened the ‘247 Startup Dorm’, an on-campus startup dormitory, which helped closely manage the qualitative growth of student startups. Students with a startup idea can receive advice and guidance from startup mentors for a year in the startup-exclusive dormitory and working place,” which helps explain the key to the university’s high performance. In addition, the number of startup companies and their total revenue estimation were based on current students and students who started and maintained their startups within a year after graduation. ▲ An Article in the JoongAng Ilbo on November 16th Announcing The JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings for 2019 An Article in the JoongAng Ilbo on November 16th Announcing The JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings for 2019 The ‘Department Evaluation’ is divided into four categories: Humanities, Social Science, Natural Science, and Engineering. In the evaluation of 'Natural science and engineering department', Hanyang University scored 153 out of the total possible of 260 in natural science, and ranked 6th place following Postech, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul National University, and UNIST. In the engineering field, Hanyang scored 179 out of 270, and ranked 6th place following Postech, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea University, and UNIST. Universities specializing in natural sciences and engineering received relatively high scores. In this category, researchers who conducted research on advanced technology were also highlighted. JoongAng Ilbo introduced in their article that Hanyang University caught people’s attention with their applied science research achievements which is necessary for the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. As representative researchers, Professor Seon Yang-guk (Energy Engineering) for lithium-ion battery research and Professor Lim Jong-woo (Software) for computer algorithm technology application, were mentioned. In the evaluation of humanities department, Hanyang University was ranked 4th with a score of 145 out of 220, following Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Korea University. There was only a four-point difference with Korea University. In the evaluation of the social science department, Hanyang was ranked 3rd among 47 evaluated universities with a score of 169 out of 240, following Seoul National University and Sungkyunkwan University. Although Hanyang University is traditionally known for its engineering department, the high rankings of the humanities and social science departments prove that Hanyang has the sustained excellence of a full collegiate university. The article mentioned that scholars who understand the current flow of our era are receiving public attention, and Professor Hyeon Seong-hyup (Tourism) was named as a representative at Hanyang who actively participates in the international field as well. * *Index and Distribution Marks for Each Category (Source: Article from JoongAng Ilbo) Professors’ Research (100 points): Research Funding (External) (15), Research Funding (Internal) (10), International Dissertation Citation Rate (20), Publication of International Dissertations (10), Domestic Dissertation Citation Rate (10), Domestic Dissertation Publications (5), Citations of Published Books/Translations (5), Publication of Books/Translations (5), Revenue from Transfer of Technology per Professor of Science and Technology (10), Industry-Academic Cooperation Revenue per Professor of Science and Technology (10) Educational Environment (100): Faculty Procurement Ratio (13), Amount of Scholarships in Relation to Tuition Fees (15), Educational Expenses in Relation to Tuition Fees (10), Class Size (5), Ratio of Donations to Revenue (5), Dormitory Acceptance Rate (8), Cost of Purchasing Books per Student (7), Ratio of External Career Faculty (5), Ratio of Foreign Professors (5), Ratio of Foreign Students (10), Diversity of Foreign Students (7), Ratio of Exchange Students (10) Student Education and Achievements (70 points): Net Employment Rate (15), Retained Employment Rate (15), Drop-out Rate (10), Student Startup Supports and Achievements (10), Participation in Start-up Education Program (10), Participation of On-the-job Training (10) Reputation (30 points): Most Favored by Companies (8), Most Likely to be Applied for Entrance (8), Most Favored by Parents (4), Most Potential to Grow (5), Most Likely to Contribute to the Nation and Local Communities (5) Global News Team

2019-11 26

[Student]Hanyang alumni win Best Prize at the 2019 Digital Architecture Competition

According to the announcement from the Architectural Institute of Korea on November 22nd, Yang Seung-gyu (Class of 75, Urban & Real Estate Development, KEPCO) from the Graduate School of Real Estate Convergence, and Park Joo-hyung (Class of 2012) from the College of Engineering won the Best prize at the 2019 Digital Architecture Competition. Both Hanyang alumns applied for the Digital Design & Fabrication category. Yang Seung-gyu exhibited "Power Equipment BIM VR, AR," and Park Joo-hyung presented "Intensive City." Hanyang University graduates won two of the top three awards in this year's competition, where the grand prize winner is nonexistent. Yang Seung-gyu exhibited the use of digital technology, VR and AR, based on BIM technology to improve the understanding of the officials from the design and construction stages of power facilities and KEPCO office buildings. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a technology that integrates and manages all information used into 3D shapes and data throughout the life cycle of building design to demolition. Yang said, "I am honored to be awarded at this competition where outstanding works from various fields related to construction (industry, education, and research) were contested." ▲ "Power Equipment BIM VR, AR" was presented by Yang Seung-gyu, an Urban & Real Estate Development major from the Graduate School of Real Estate Convergence. Park Joo-hyung said that his work, 'Intensive City,' intended to present architecture using higher-level intelligence machinery and technology. As the subject of production shifts, from humans to machines, with higher levels of intelligence and performance, Park tried to convey a message that architecture will continue to be planned, produced and replaced in a continuous, single configuration, creating space with tight efficiency. "I am grateful for being highly appreciated, despite the lack of content," Park said. He added, "It is all thanks to Hanyang University's Architecture department, which has provided a high level of education, experience, and opportunities." ▲ Part of the "Intensive City" entry by Park Joo-hyung, an Architecture major in College of Engineering Meanwhile, the 2019 Competition in Digital Architecture (DA2019) is co-organized by the Architectural Institute of Korea, the Architecture & Urban Research Institute, the Korea Appraisal Board, and the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology. Also, sponsored by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the competition has been held every year since 2000 in order to pioneer new building information fields, promote building information infrastructure, and spread the perspective of building information. The Prizes will be released on this website: ( The Global News Team - *Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-11 25

[Performance]Top 1,000 Company CEO… Hanyang University Graduates Comprises 4th Place

Hanyang University produced the 4th largest number of CEOs, according to research of affiliated universities of CEOs from 1,000 local companies. Unicosearch, a global headhunting professional company, analyzed the affiliated universities of 1,328 CEOs in 1,000 top domestic companies in 2019, and CEOs who graduated from Hanyang University summed up to 80 in numbers. Seoul National University had the highest number of CEOs with 202, followed by Yonsei University (101), Korea University (88), Hanyang University (80), and Sungkyunkwan University (38). Hanyang University comprised 6% of the total. The announcement by Unicosearch has been the first since 6 years ago in 2013, and a form of escape-academic clique phenomenon has been analyzed, as the ratio of prestigious top universities has dropped. Additionally, it has been proven through statistics that the ratio of ‘origin of natural sciences and engineering’ is steadily increasing. The ratio of CEOs from the natural sciences and engineering field was 43% in 2010, 43.9% in 2011, 44.4% in 2012, 45.3% in 2013, and 51.6% in 2019, exceeding over half the percentage this year. However, the largest number from one major was still ‘business administration (21.5%), followed by mechanical engineering (6.8%), and electronic engineering (6.7%). The Global News Team - *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 25

[Academics][Excellent R&D] The Institute for Knowledge Services Selected as a Pivotal Laboratory

Each year, the National Research Foundation of Korea selects the ‘pivotal’ university laboratories to support the research of national value. This year, the Institute for Knowledge Services (IKS) of ERICA Campus was given the honor of becoming a pivotal laboratory. They will receive governmental support of 200 million won annually for three years, up to six years. IKS has conducted many notable studies on services of knowledge, and their current research topic, the ‘IC-PBL Education Method for leading consultants of middle and small-sized companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ aims to strengthen one of the primary fields of knowledge services -- business consulting. Specifically, the aim is to design an education method to grow competent consultants, targeting Korea’s middle and small-sized companies in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The head of IKS is Professor Hwang Seung-june (Division of Business Administration, ERICA Campus). Professor Hwang Seung-june (Division of Business Administration, ERICA Campus) and his Institute for Knowledge Services of Hanyang's ERICA Campus was recently selected by the National Research Foundation of Korea as a ‘pivotal' university research laboratory. “One of the weaknesses of Korea is in the service of knowledge,” said Hwang. “A prime example of that weakness shows in the domain of business consultation.” Hwang pointed out that there are critical limitations in Korea’s current education of business administration. Most case studies are based on large foreign companies. Moreover, education is theory-based and outdated. In order to address this problem, Hwang suggested IC-PBL as the most suitable education model. “We are implementing IC-PBL as the main class model.” IC-PBL (Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning) is Hanyang’s own experimentative class method which focuses on practical problem-solving exercises using real-life issues. The class will be conducted through five steps: on the first week, a company’s personnel will explain the actual problem the company is currently experiencing. Then, students will first comprehend and analyze the situation, define the problem, name the root cause, provide a solution, and implement the solution. The results will receive feedback from the company’s personnel. His proposal of such a class model is significant, not only because it addresses the problem of current Korean service of knowledge, but also because, as Hwang emphasized, there is a need to grow powerful domestic business consultants and consulting knowledge that could be implemented on Korea’s small and medium-sized companies. Also, with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new model of business consultation that handles big data and AI effectively is in demand. In order to achieve this, a practical analysis of on-site cases is necessary. The Institute for Knowledge Services has conducted many notable studies on services of knowledge. With their latest research, they aim to develop powerful Korean business consultants. Hwang said that starting next semester, this education model will be implemented on Management Consulting post graduate school. The fields of industries will vary each class and each semester, including food, automobile, and service companies. Students of each class will experiment with drawing their own solutions using big data or AI analysis, paving their way to becoming a competent business consultant. "Our ultimate goal is to come up with a new, practical Korean business consultant model for small and medium-sized companies, and disseminate that knowledge,” said Hwang. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 22

[Event]Hanyang AI Solution Center, Industrial Circles CEO Invitation Forum on 22nd

The Hanyang AI Solution Center (Director Kang Sang-gi) invited the CEOs of industrial circles to host a forum themed: ‘Strengthening business competitiveness and AI’ at Seongdong-gu, Seoul Campus on the 22nd at 3 p.m. This forum will begin with the introduction of the AI center by Kang Sang-gi, the director of the center, and will further be discussing ‘AI technology and trend,’ ‘4th industrial revolution generation AI platform,’ ‘AI based image processing and its application in industries,’ and ‘industrial intelligence development and cases of application.’ The Hanyang AI Solution Center is the first AI solution center in Korea that was established last October to support the continuous growth of small and medium sized businesses and indendent, medium-sized operators. The Global News Team -

2019-11 22

[Event]Special Lecture: Invitation of Zellweger, the Former Switzerland development cooperation division, Pyeongyang head of office

The Hanyang University's Hanyang Peace Institute, headed by Head Choi Jin-woo, invited visiting scholar from Stanford University, Catrina Zellweger, who was also the Pyeongyang head of office for the Switzerland development cooperation division. Chief Choi Jin-woo stated, “I hope this special lecture creates a place for debate on deliberating new ways for North Korea, humanitarian assistance that contributes to improving the quality of life for North Korean citizens.” The Global News Team -

2019-11 21

[Event]Completion of the 80 Years Anniversary IC-PBL International Conference: “Towards IC-PBL Centered Hyper-Linked Education”

The international conference on the 80th Anniversary of the school which was held at the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library by the Hanyang University IC-PBL (Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning) was completed with great success. Under the theme of 「IC-PBL-oriented university education innovation and hyper-connected education with industry」 the event was organized to realize student value-oriented education connected to real society and to set the direction for innovation in college education through it. Around 180 experts from various institutions and universities interested in education innovation and industry-connected education participated in the event. In particular, the event consisted of a case presentation from Dr. Kin Leong Pei, the vice administrator of academic affairs at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and Professor Lee Dong-wook, an action-learning subdirector at the Asia School of Business, which has been highlighted as examples of innovation in university education. For the local case, the presentation was made by Department of Architectural Engineering professor Bae Sung-chul and Division of Business Administration professor Shin Hyun-sang, who developed and operated the IC-PBL classes last semester at Hanyang University Seoul campus, shared the actual learning operation process and outcomes associated with the industry. The conference started with president Kim Woo-seung's welcoming speech, "We hope that the focus of student values will be on the front line and that universities at home and abroad will be in a place to evolve and develop together." In addition to the presentation of overseas and domestic cases, various panel discussions of education professionals were discussing the current status of linked education of domestic, foreign industries and universities and the solutions to pending issues. Diverse discussions in regards to future education including setting the direction for the future were debated. ▲ Images from the conference The Global News Team -

2019-11 21

[Faculty]Noted as the 20,000th Nationalized Citizen of Korea: Professor Krisda Chaemsaithong

The number of people who have become naturalized as Korean citizens has surpassed 200,000 after 62 years since the establishment of the Korean government. The Ministry of Justice invited 15 newly naturalized citizens to government office buildings for a certificate of nationality conferment ceremony. Among them, professor Krisda Chaemsaithong(Department of English Language & Literature) from Thailand received attention by attending the ceremony as the 200,000th nationalized citizen of Korea. ▲ Professor Krisda Professor Krisda is affiliated with College of Humanities Department of English Language & Literature, and he settled in Korea 7 years ago after working as an English literature professor at the University of Houston in the U.S. Professor Krisda is renown as a worldwide expert in the field of court language, and went through a special promotion in the second half of the year in 2018 by being recognized for his contributions to the university. Professor Krisda shared his thoughts through Yonhap News by saying, “I really like the Korean people and the Korean culture after living in Korea.” He continued by saying, “Now that I have acquired citizenship by being recognized for my academic achievements, I will further contribute to Korea’s development through my studies and strive to cultivate young scholars.” Meanwhile, the initial nationalized person after the establishment of the Korean government was Son Il-seung with Taiwan nationality on February 8th of 1957, and since then, until the year 2000, naturalized persons were limited to 33 people annually. The numbers have gradually increased, and recently, roughly 11,000 people have become nationalized. The Global News Team - *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo