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2020-04 27

[Performance]2020 THE World University Impact Rankings Announcement… Hanyang University Ranked 91st in the World

The 2020 THE World University Impact Ranking has been announced. Hanyang University ranked 91st in the world with a combined score of 84.1 and ranked among the top 100. It is second only to Yonsei University in Korea. The "World University Impact Rankings," which THE (Times Higher Education) has been carrying out since 2019, evaluates and ranks universities around the world every year across the 17 categories of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations. The 2020 second evaluation was conducted for 857 universities in 89 countries, with 17 domestic universities also participating. Evaluation criteria increased to 17 from 11 last year, reflecting all 17 indicators of the UN SDGs. THE World University Impact Rankings website ▲ THE World University Impact Rankings results announcement: ranking by the indicators of Hanyang University in 2019 and 2020 First of all, the University of Auckland in New Zealand has topped the list for two consecutive years. It is also notable that Sydney University, Western Sydney University, and Latrobe University of Australia ranked second to fourth, in that order. Arizona State University in the U.S. ranked fifth, and there were no Asian universities in the top 10. In terms of domestic rankings, Yonsei University ranked the highest at 47th. Hanyang University ranked 91st and Kyungpook National University ranked 99th, which put the three universities in the top 100. In the field of "industrial innovation and infrastructure," in which Korean universities show high performance, seven universities were listed in the top 100 list, including Yonsei University in 3rd, Kyungpook National University in 13th, Hanyang University in 18th, and Chungnam National University in 40th. In the field of "quality jobs and economic growth" category, some universities ranked within the top 100 list such as Yonsei University in 5th, Kyunghee University in 41st, and Hanyang University in 49th, while in the "gender equality" category, Ewha Womans University ranked 50th, and in the "clean water and sanitation" field, Kyunghee University ranked 22nd, and Hanyang University was 32nd. ▲ Checking Hanyang University by region in the THE homepage Hanyang University entered the top 100 by jumping to 91 from the previous year's 101st-200th range. Among the detailed indicators, the index ranked 92nd in ending hunger, 32nd in clean water and sanitation, 49th in quality jobs and economic growth, 18th in building infrastructure and expanding industrialization, 84th in addressing inequality, 86th in creating sustainable cities and residences, 72nd in responding to changes in donations, and 75th in protecting water resources. However, apart from the overall ranking increase, individual indicators are showing a downward trend compared to the previous year. Meanwhile, according to a Maeil Business newspaper article from April 23 reporting the results of the domestic evaluation, Phil Bati, editor of THE, said, "Universities in Iran, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Mexico are also ranked among the top 100 influential universities in the world, meaning that traditional barriers such as wealth and research reputation are not a problem when making achievements for sustainable growth for mankind." * THE World University Impact Rankings homepage * [[Hanyang Wiki]] THE World University Impact Rankings세계대학영향력순위 Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-04 21

[Performance]ERICA, selected to Join the "2020 ASEAN Countries' Invitation Program for Science and Engineering Students’

Hanyang University ERICA announced that it has been selected to join the "2020 ASEAN Countries’ Invitation Program for Science and Engineering Students" hosted by the National Institute of International Education under the Ministry of Education. The "ASEAN Countries’ Students Invitation Program" has been operating for the past three years for the purpose of helping foreign students experience Korea’s science and engineering academics and industrial development and to secure resources to attract the attention of prospective outstanding science and engineering students from abroad. ERICA Campus is hosting a training institute in the field of the 2020 ASEAN Countries’ Invitation Program for Science and Engineering Students, which will carry out its education program in July with 30~35 excellent students. The students are foreign scholoarship students (GKS·Global Korea Scholarship) who were invited to participate by ASEAN countries’ local governments. They will experience a total of more than 200 hours of education programs such as lectures and experiments, visit cooperative institutions of industries and research laboratories, and experience Korean culture and history. ERICA Campus operates an organization that is dedicated to training programs with experience running English training programs, which led to its selection for this contest thanks to the excellent performance results with other ASEAN countries’ universities through building the foundation for the transfer of outstanding students to undergraduate departments and graduate schools after completing the training program. Meanwhile, the universities selected as this year’s ASEAN Countries’ Invitation Program for Science and Engineering Students are Hanyang University ERICA, Gyeongsang National University, Kyungwoon University, Chungnam University, and Korea Maritime University. Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-04 21

[Performance]Hanyang University ERICA, New AI Integrated Research Center

On the 16th, the Ministry of Science and ICT announced that a total of four universities, including Hanyang University ERICA, have been selected for the AI Integrated Research Center this year. It is a focused education and research center where the government provides intense financial support to nurture new, talented Master's and Doctoral students in areas related to artificial intelligence to conduct integrated research, according to the "Artificial Intelligence National Strategy" that the government announced last year. The AI Integrated Research Center emphasizes conducting creative integrated research and education, having an AI major at the center while cooperating with other majors. Hanyang University ERICA, which has been selected as a host of an integrated research center, will receive government funding of 1.1 billion won in the first year, and 1.5 billion won over the next three years. School is planning to nurture AI Integrated talents through University-Industry cooperation and joint research projects, connecting the medical and pharmaceutical areas, which are ERICA's strengths, and the local specialized industry. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 18

[Performance]Hanyang University, Selected as the "2020 Contents Creative Talent Partnership Project" Platform Organization

Hanyang University's Industry-University-Research (Director Ha Sung-gyu) announced on the 16th that it has been selected as the platform organization for the "2020 Contents Creative Talent Partnership Project" held by the Korea Creative Content Agency (Director Kim Young-joon). The project is designed to foster talented people in the musical industry, which currently makes up the largest part of the performing arts industry. Hanyang University, which is in charge of the project, will select a total of 30 mentees in 15 areas related to musical production and run the musical creative talent mentoring program, "Musical A to Z Mentoring Program," for six months. For the project, Hanyang University has cast △Gangnam (Writer) △Choi Jong-yoon (Composer) △Yang Ju-in (Music Director) △Jung Tae-jin (Lighting Designer) △Kim Pil-su (Audio Designer) △Oh Pil-young (Stage Designer) △Ahn Hyun-ju (Costume Designer) △Park Min-ho (Stage Director) △Jung Tae-young (Dramaturgy) △Kim Yun-hee (Photography·Video) △Lee Saem (Graphic Designer) △Jung Do-young (Choreography) △Kim Bo-ram(PR) △Kim Young-jo (Company Manager), who are the greatest mentors of each area, who will strive to foster creative people in the musical production industry. Mentees who will be selected after the final selection will receive not only the mentoring program but also other diverse exchange programs and a creative support fund of 1.2 million won per month. Mentees will be divided into two teams of 15 members each and are expected to produce and present one creative musical for each team in 6 months. "Musical A to Z" is open to people aged 18 to 34 that are soon-to-be creators and are interested in musical contents creation, possessing creative talent and knowledge. Among these people, those who meet the participation criteria of each field can apply to the program. (Refer to the website of Korea Creative Content Agency for further details on the criteria.) The document application deadline is the 21st of this month, which can be done online through the website of Korea Creative Content Agency and Korea Contents Academy, and the applicant must submit the application form, a self-introduction letter, and a portfolio. The applicants who qualify for both the document examination and interview are expected to start participating in the program starting from May 11th. Refer to [Hanyang Wiki] for specific information such as mentor list and more:콘텐츠창의인재동반사업 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 16

[Performance]118 Hanyang University Students Pass the 2020 CPA Exam During its 1st Testing Window

According to the University News Network, Hanyang University has been ranked the 6th highest in terms of the number of successful candidates that passed the CPA exam during its first testing window from the university. There is a total of 118 candidates who passed the exam from Hanyang University’s Seoul campus. In 2017, Hanyang University had 83 successful candidates, 93 in 2018, and 105 in 2019. With 118 successful candidates in 2020, the university is showing a continuous incline in its number of successful candidates who pass the CPA exam during its first testing window for four consecutive years. Amongst the domestic universities, only Hanyang University and Korea University has been showing an incline in the number of students who passed the exam over four consecutive years. This year, there were 240 successful candidates from Korea University, who also had the greatest number of candidates that passed, with Sungkyunkwan University and Yonsei University right below them. Ewha Woman’s University marked an end to the Top 10 list with 78 passing candidates, and the Top 10 list released by the University News Network consisted mostly of major universities in Seoul. Out of the 9054 applicants, there were 2201 successful candidates who had passed the exam during its first testing window, with a 4.1:1 competition rate. The number of applicants had increased by 542 compared to the previous year, but its competition rate was somewhat lower as the number of successful applicants expanded by 193 people. 2 years ago, the government stated that it will gradually expand the number of successful CPA exam applicants, saying that there is a need for more accountants. Because of this, this year’s CPA exam’s minimum number of applicants who are expected to pass during its second testing window are 1100 people, which is 100 more compared to last year. Amongst the number of applicants who had passed, there were mostly university-enrolled students with 64.5%, and 25% were university graduates. This proves that out of the 10 successful candidates who had passed the CPA exam during its first testing window, 9 were very close to stepping out of their university gates and into society. Amongst the university majors, there was an overwhelming number of applicants who held business-related majors. This is because those who graduated with business degrees have strengths in certain test sections, such as but not limited to business administration, economic principles, commercial law, and accounting. As many as 77.8% of those who had passed the exam were from business-related majors. Those who passed the exam during its 1st testing window are aiming to become the final successful candidates of the CPA exam after its 2nd testing window that is planned to take place from June 27th to the 28th. Test applications will be accepted from May 14th to the 26th, and the final successful candidates will be announced on August 28th. This year, a total of 3,519 applicants are expected to take the exam during its second testing window, including those who had passed the first testing window and those who suspended. Meanwhile, Hanyang University operates a CPA exam class for those who pass the exam during its first testing window, for those who pass the class entrance exam that takes place every semester, and also for those who obtain excellent grades in the class’ mock exams. Admitted students will be exempted from dormitory fees and will be provided with scholarships and tuition fees. Hanyang University has had 275 students who had successfully passed the exam over the recent five years, with an average of 55 students every year, and 60 students last year. This ranks the university in 7th place for the number of successful applicants it had produced amongst all universities in South Korea. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-04 16

[Performance]Hanyang University Ranks 2nd Domestically and 14th Internationally in a World Intellectual Property Report

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)’s "World Intellectual Property Report 2019" released on the 7th, Hanyang University has placed 2nd domestically and 14th amongst universities around the world for its number of international patent applications. In the TOP 25 list of universities with the most international intellectual properties, four Korean universities made the list, with Hanyang University in 14th place, Seoul National University in 9th place, KAIST in 19th place, and Korea University in 22nd place. Just by examining this list, it is noticeable that Hanyang University placed 2nd amongst domestic universities. International patents are systems under the Patent Cooperative Treaty (PCT) which are used as an indicator of the technological prowess or the globalization of the state, business, and university. Hanyang University was able to show that it has gone up one rank compared to the year before and that they are a leader for technological innovations both at home and abroad. Additionally, South Korea has filed 19,085 international patent applications and ranked 5th due to it. And as its number of international patent applications has increased by 12.8% compared to 2018, South Korea was able to set a record for having the highest rate of increase amongst the top 10 countries. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Jungjoo

2020-01 21

[Performance]University Brand Reputation Analysis Has Hanyang in Second Place

Hanyang University took second place according to the university brand reputation for the January 2020 big data analysis. The Korean Enterprise Reputation Research Center analyzed 179,344,967 data from December 7th, 2019 to January 8th, 2020 to analyze brand big data from universities beloved by domestic consumers. The university brand reputation index analyzes consumers’ digital behaviors through a participation index, media index, communication index, and community index via a reputation analysis algorithm. Based on this, it measures the positive and negative analyses, media interest, the participation and communication of consumers, and the amount of communication on social media. Looking at the Top 5 in the January 2020 university brand reputation, Hanyang University took second place, following Seoul National University. Kyung Hee University, Yonsei University, and Korea University followed after Hanyang University. Ranks Brand Participation Index Media Index Communication Index Community Index Brand Index 1 Seoul National University 1,537,877 1,499,316 3,426,439 643,240 7,106,872 2 Hanyang University 2,725,847 303,463 2,808,651 251,147 6,089,108 3 Kyung Hee University 2,147,155 331,211 2,782,949 270,971 5,532,287 4 Yonsei University 1,520,748 607,635 2,623,040 331,102 5,082,526 5 Korea University 1,473,034 600,985 2,524,961 349,126 4,948,107 Hanyang University’s brand was analyzed as △participation index 2,725,847 △media index 303,463 △communication index 2,808,651 △community index 251,147 and △brand reputation index 6,089,108. Comparing the brand index of 2020 to that of 5,457,340 of 2019, it increased by 11.58%. Starting from fifth-place in the July 2017 brand reputation, it remained within the top 5 of all university brand reputations. It showed an increasing trend for three months as it ranked fourth in November 2019, third in December, and second in January 2020. It was the second time to be ranked second after October 2019. The Korean Enterprise Reputation Research Center announces brand reputation analysis data monthly. Around 100 universities were included alongside Hanyang University in this January 2020 university brand reputation. Global News Team

2020-01 13

[Performance]Hanyang University Designated as ‘Seoul City Campus Town’, Themed for Start-Up Campus

On December 29th, Hanyang University is newly designated as the ‘Seoul City Campus Town’ project, a start-up support facility in relation to universities. There are 17 newly designated campus towns, including 7 comprehensive types and 10 unit types, and Hanyang University belongs to the unit type university. Hanyang University was elected as it promoted the ‘HY-Seongdong Start-Up Campus’ at the exhibition held by the Seoul City Government. In this exhibition, 31 candidates applied and in-site survey, document review, and presentation followed. Hong Cheol-gi, the head of judges, said, “We considered the capability of forming start-up spaces that are specific and realizable so that they can help the start-ups immediately from 2020, detailed start-up cultivation plans to heighten the success rates and effects that can bring about including regional revitalization.” Campus town is divided into the comprehensive type and the unit type. The comprehensive type is to revitalize housing, cultural, commercial, and regional cooperation, based on the youth start-ups. The unit type is to promote youth activities based on university-specific characteristics and capacities. Previously selected comprehensive types were guaranteed 4 years and 3 years for unit types for the project duration. However, from these new projects, the project will be continued depending on the annual results of each campus town. Hanyang University is funded a maximum of 500 million won since it is selected as the unit type university. It will establish a detailed project plan from January and it will continue for a year. (Source: Yonhap News) Global News Team Translated by: Lee Seong-chae

2020-01 10

[Performance]Hanyang alumni established startup ‘n.thing’ awarded with Best Innovation Awards in CES 2020

On the 7th (local time), at the world’s biggest technology show, CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, a farm-tech (agriculture technology) startup n.thing's Plenty Cube was awarded the ‘CES 2020 Best Innovation Awards’ in Smart Cities topic, selected by the American Consumer Technology Association (CTA). It was the only Korean company to be awarded within the Smart City topic. n.thing’s Plenty Cube is a modular farm that grows crops in a 40 feet container. It allows for flexible management in crop variety and supply, depending on the demand. Because it perfectly controls factors such as temperature and nutrition, it allows crops to be harvested as much as 13 times a year. The characteristic of Plenty Cube lies in the fact that it uses a nutrient solution instead of soil. Kim Hyeyeon CEO emphasized that the advantages of Plenty Cube are ‘standardization’ and ‘crop competitiveness’. He explained that Plenty Cube can fast and easily construct and expand the farm complex by connecting the modules, which is differentiated from the existing factory or warehouse styled vertical farms that have large space scale, creating difficulty in area expansion or harvesting more than one crop per farm. Meanwhile, Kim Hyeyeon, the CEO of n.thing, who graduated from Electronic Engineering of Hanyang University ERICA, discovered the possibility of 4th industrial revolution in agriculture within the global market through establishing a joint venture in Uzbekistan with his uncle in 2010, which dealt with a project of setting up a vinyl greenhouse and creating tomato farm. After, he concretized the smart farming technology that can be integrated with agriculture, during the time of participating at an IoT (Internet of Things) platform development project from Korea Electronics Technology Institute in 2012, later establishing n.thing in the January of 2014. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung

2019-12 12

[Performance]Hanyang University takes 2nd place as an Outstanding University in the 'Student Support’ sector 

Hanyang University was recognized as the best university in employment, start-ups, and career guidance. The Dong-A Daily, Ministry of Employment and Labor, and Embrain, a Macromill group company, which jointly conducted the 'Youth Dream University Rankings,' announced that the 'Employment Rate,' among the other indicators for selecting a youth dream university, need to reflect the reality since it heavily influenced by the region, conditions, and recognition, besides the university's capacity. Accordingly, to see the full capacity of the university, outstanding universities were evaluated by purely screening the university's career, employment, and entrepreneurship capabilities, excluding student satisfaction, employment rate, and job retention rate. 15 universities including Hanyang, Keimyung, Soonchunhyang, Sunmoon, Dong-Eui, and Gachon University were listed. Indicators for the student support system have been scored on a scale of 100. Keimyung University had the highest score with 94.5 points and Hanyang University came in the second position with 90.26 points. The Dong-A Daily, which reported the results, described Hanyang University's unique support system by introducing cases of Hanyang start-up CEO Na Sung-soo (sophomore, Computer software) and Ryu Chang-wan (the head of the Start-up Support Team). Na Sung-soo programmed internationally renowned mobile game, and Ryu Chang-wan leads start-up policies in Hanyang university as a former representative of venture business. Particularly, various kinds of Hanyang university’s unique start-up support programs were mentioned such as start-up leave of absence, start-up training, start-up academy. Those who are benefited from these programs are not only undergraduates but also graduate students. Global News Team Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-12 11

[Performance]Hanyang University Professors Sun Yang-kook and Kim Gi-hyun Selected as the 2019 World’s Top 1% Researchers

6,216 of the world’s 1% researchers with the largest number of paper citation counts of 2019 were announced. Among them, 45 Koreans were selected, including Hanyang professor Sun Yang-kook(Department of Energy Engineering) and Kim Gi-hyun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.) On November 20th, Clarivate Analytics, a global academic information company, announced a total of 6,216 researchers (including the selection of duplicates in more than two categories) from 60 countries in 21 categories in the world through its report "Highly Cited Research (HCR).” The announcement has been ongoing for six years now. Americans accounted for the largest portion of the total 6,216 chosen, with 2,737 researcher(44%). There are 203 researchers from Harvard and 103 from Stanford. China followed with accounting for 636 researchers, which is a rise of 32 percent from 482 last year. South Korea had the 19th largest number with 45 researchers. This figure is a decrease of 13 researchers from 58 researchers of last year. 9 researchers were affiliated to Seoul National University which had the largest number in the country. The actual number of Korean researchers were 39 after excluding foreign professors and researchers who were double-selected two or more times. Of the two professors at Hanyang University, professor Sun Yang-kook is included in the material science field, while professor Kim Gi-hyun is included in the environmental and ecological field. Professor Sun Yang-kook already had his name on the list for 4 years since 2016, and professor Kim Gi-hyun newly registered his name on the list. A total of 12 professors were named for the first time this year among the 45 Koreans announced. ▲ Hanyang University Department of Energy Engineering professor Sun Yang-kook Professor Sun Yang-kook has been studying lithium-ion batteries for more than 20 years, which are used as energy storage for portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. Professor Sun's main research area is lithium-ion battery anode material, and professor Sun emphasizes that through his anode material research, he can develop economical and large-capacity batteries and ultimately speed up commercialization of electric vehicles by reducing production costs of electric vehicles. One of the most representative research findings by Professor Sun is the ‘concentration gradient’ anode material, which varies the concentration of the constituent material according to its location in one anode particle. In other words, the material has a higher content of nickel expressing high energy density in the center of a particle, and it is a material that increases stability as it becomes more into the surface as content of manganese becomes higher. This unique design has created a safe, long-lasting battery with large capacity. After developing 'core-shell' type concentration gradient anode material for the first time in 2005, it has developed 4G concentration gradient anode material through 10 years of research and succeeded in commercializing it by applying the material to Kia Motors' Niro EV, which was released in 2018. Professor Sun's constant research on battery anode materials was linked to 599 SCI-level papers and 456 domestic and foreign patents as of 1919. It was selected as the ‘17 Scientists Close to the Nobel Prize’ by the Korea Research Foundation in 2019 and was also selected as a stone academy member of the Electrochemical Society. ▲ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Kim Gi-hyun is receiving the certificate at the 2019 HCR Awards hosted on December 3rd. Professor Kim Gi-hyun has developed new materials related to improving the environmental analysis system that controls and manages VOCs (Volatile Air Pollutants) and odors. Benzene and formaldehyde are types of VOCs that are class one carcinogens produced in real life from driving, smoking, and cooking. Most of the current air cleaning technology is specialized in dust removal, which has limitations in detecting and removing such carcinogens. Professor Kim developed a metal organic framework (MOF), which combines metal with carbon organic matter, and succeeded in adsorption and removal of such harmful substances. It also proposed a new air quality diagnostic method that analyzes 22 types of odorous substances designated by the Ministry of Environment at the same time by developing a heat desorption-based pretreatment technology that effectively concentrates harmful substances and other samples. Professor Kim was also selected as the ‘national great scholar’ for his contribution to deploy a system analysis of harmful heavy metals in the atmosphere. His analysis system is widely used not only in research labs but also in industrial sites as it can be used in many areas such as bird flu syndrome, harmful substances from electronic cigarettes, and automobile odor diagnosis. Meanwhile, the methodology used by Clarivate Analytics (YSE:CCC; CCC.WS / the former Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Science Division) to select influential HCR researchers is based on the analysis carried out by the Web of Science Group's Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) data experts and metrology experts. ISI is a university established within the Web of Science Group to win the reputation of Eugene Garfield, the founder of the prestigious research journal SCI, and has worked closely with universities, businesses and public institutions around the world every year announcing HCRs and Nobel Prize-winning forecasting programs. Global News Team

2019-12 11

[Performance]2019 Announcement of 'Youth Dream University' Evaluation, Hanyang Named As the "Best University" for Four Consecutive Times

The results of the ‘Youth Dream University’ evaluation were released on the 9th of the day, which comprehensively analyzed the ability to support employment and start-ups. Hanyang University has been listed as the best university in four consecutive years, making it the top university in the list of the best ‘Youth Dream University’. The evaluation of the 2019 ‘Youth Dream University’, conducted by the Dong-A Ilbo, the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Korea Employment Information Service together with research firm Macromill Embrain, is being announced every other year, and the list of 46 universities, divided into 10 best universities, 15 excellent universities and 21 youth dream universities, has been announced. Hanyang University, Kyungwoon University, Dongguk University, Dongmyeong University, Sunmoon University, Sungkyunkwan University, Suncheonhyang University, Ajou University, Inha University and Korea University of Technology and Education were named the "best" youth Dream universities. Among them, Hanyang University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Suncheonhyang University both maintained their positions as best universities for four consecutive years (released in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019). Dongguk University, Sunmoon University and Korea University of Technology and Education have been selected for the third consecutive round of awards as best universities, while Ajou University and Inha University joined the best group this year after leaving the group last year. Kyungwoon University and Dongmyeong University immediately joined the best group as they first appeared in the selection evaluation. Excellent universities, next to best universities, included Gachon University, Konkuk University, Kyung Hee University and Korea University, while Catholic University, Catholic University of Korea, Kyungil University and Gwangju University were listed as Youth Dream University. Yonsei University, Korea Aerospace University, Hannam University, and Hansae University were selected as Youth Dream College for the first time this year, and 12 of the 21 Youth Dream Universities first appeared this year. The Dong-A Ilbo on the 10th, which delivered the announcement, said in an article that Hanyang University is running a ‘Hanyang Experience Development System’ that systematically manages students' careers until they graduate. The system is developed and applied for the first time by a domestic university to diagnose ‘employment readiness’ and provide information such as how to be prepared to find a job and what level has it reached. It stressed that the database and recruitment information of some 100,000 companies, as well as all job information of seniors, including post-employment thoughts and application letters, are covered. This year, it also emphasized that it is providing personalized solutions based on big data that have been collected. Although the overall detailed scores and other details have yet to be disclosed, Hanyang University scored 83.3 points in education, the highest among the 10 best universities. The infrastructure score was also 81.9 points, the highest after Sunmoon University and Korea Advanced Institute of Technology and Education. The Youth Dream University, which first started the announcement in 2013, had made the announcement every year until 2015, but later changed to a biennial one, followed by one in 2017. Therefore, it is the fifth time this year. No university has been named the best university for five consecutive times. The Dong-A Ilbo said the assessment was conducted through the ‘university allimi,’ public information of 224 four-year universities nationwide and focused on how actively universities support students' employment and start-ups and how efficiently they operate career guidance systems. The evaluation index is comprised of four areas: infrastructure, education, service, and network, and all 17 index scores that are subdivided were added together to calculate a total score of 1,000 points. In particular, the second-phase assessment was conducted in-depth on the students and a satisfaction survey was conducted to reflect the opinions of the actual students. Global News Team Translation by: Seongchae Lee