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2020-02 17

[General][Global Hanyang] President Kim Woo-seung visits five universities and institutions in Ireland and Belgium

President Kim Woo-seung visited European universities and institutions from January 27th to the 30th to strengthen the ties between the institutions and Hanyang University. The visited destinations were three universities and two institutions: TU Dublin, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, IMEC, and Materialise. On February 27th, he visited TU Dublin, Ireland, to hold a general meeting. The main discussions included support of the European Scholarship Program 'Erasmus +' to activate the existing ‘Software Convergence University 3 + 1 Multi-Degree Program,’ the activation of research exchang between the two universities, and proposals to expand student exchange outside the field of computer science. Additionally, Hanyang University introduced HY-LIVE and IC-PBL education using our Telepresence and 5G technology, which garned a signficant amount of attention. President FitzPatrick stated that he would visit Hanyang University later this year to promote further cooperation. Visitation photo of their discussion with TU Dublin, Ireland On February 29th, the president visited KU Leuven, Belgium. From Hanyang University, Professor Park Jin-gu, Lee Sun-young, Choi Young-jin, Nam Hae-un, Lee Sung-on, and Kim Tae-gon were present. In addition to the meeting of the presidency, some agreements were held, concerning with ERICA Campus engineering student exchange and business of cultivating global elites. The discussions on research exchange between professors from both universities were held. Afterward, they visited the Faculty of Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Lab to discuss practical areas of joint research. Visitation Photos at KU Leuven, Belgium The president visited IMEC on the afternoon of February 29th. IMEC is a global research institute for semiconductors and healthcare, with over 4,000 researchers from over 90 countries. The presidency, who had a meeting with the IMEC research faculty, toured the inside of IMEC and was introduced to the research field to discuss the exchange. As part of Korea-Belgium's human resource development project, the two institutions discussed sending Ph.D. students from Hanyang University to KU Leuven and IMEC that carries out joint research to examine student exchange projects and discuss ways for continual operation. In particular, the proposal to attract the IMEC Korea branch to the ERICA Campus Innovation Park was discussed in-depth, as well as the exchange of research through the dispatch of doctoral and post-doctoral students. Visitation Photos at IMEC On the morning on February 30th, the president visited the headquarters of Materialise. After meeting with Stefaan Motte, the Vice President of Materialise, the group toured the facilities at the headquarter and proposed the involvement of the Korean branch in the ERICA Campus Innovation Park. Visitation Photos at Materialise Headquarters The group visited the University of Antwerp, Belgium. They went to laboratories such as IDlab and ELCAT after hosting an agreement and luncheon with the president of the University of Antwerp. The two organizations have concluded a sisterhood agreement and will carry out student exchanges in business and economics. Also, research exchange among professors was discussed. Visitation Photos at the University of Antwerp, Belgium ■ Information about the visiting institutions TU Dublin Ireland TU Dublin National University, founded in 1887 as the City of Dublin Technical Schools, is the first Technical University in Ireland. With a 2,000-member campus on 3 campuses, and the second-largest university in terms of the number of students. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked between 751 and 800. In January 2019, three Technology Institutes (Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown & Tallaght) were merged into TU Dublin. In 2014, the University, Hanyang University, Soongsil University, and Kyungpook National University signed a sisterhood agreement in the form of a consortium with the Korean Ministry of Education and the government scholarship program 'Han-EU ICI'. Five Hanyang students were dispatched each year, and five were invited to Hanyang University. In February 2019, TU Dublin signed a 3+1 double major agreement with Hanyang University's ERICA Campus Software Convergence University. In 2019, the program started with two dispatches and one invitation. In 2020, the Erasmus+ European Scholarship Program will increase the number of participants in the double major program. KU Leuven Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has a long history and consists of three groups: Biomedical Sciences Group (14 departments), Humanities and Social Sciences Group (8 departments), Science, Engineering and Technology Group (14 departments). The total number of students is over 50,000. It is also ranked 45th in 2020 THE World University Rankings. After entering into the 2013 Management / Economic Student Exchange Agreement with Hanyang University, 46 students were dispatched or invited from 2015 to last year. When the Belgian royal delegation visited Korea, an agreement was signed for further exchanges and cooperation between the two nations for further exchange and cooperation. In February 2020, an additional student exchange agreement with the ERICA College of Engineering will be concluded. University of Antwerp Founded in 1852, the University of Antwerp is a national university of more than 20,000 along with nine colleges. In 2020, it was ranked 198th in THE World University Rankings. There has been no exchange with Hanyang University so far, but through this visit and agreement, Hanyang has established a sisterhood relationship and started research and student exchange. IMEC IMEC, found in Belgium, is an international research institute established in 1984. It has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, India, and the United States, in addition to Belgium headquarters. IMEC serves as an International R & D Hub in the field of Nanoelectronics & Digital technology. It also operates a 24,400㎡ Campus with labs and clean rooms. IMEC is working on a joint research project with KU Leuven through the ‘Korea-Belgium Global Expert Training for Future Innovation Growth’ as part of the R & D project for innovative growth in 2019. Materialise Founded in 1990 in Leuven, Belgium, the company specializes in 3D printing and is one of the oldest independent companies in the field. The company employs more than 1,800 people and was listed on NASDAQ in 2014. In addition to its headquarters in Belgium, it has offices in many countries around the world, including the United States, Columbia, Brazil, Australia, and Malaysia. Global News Team Translated by Hyejeong Park

2020-01 06

[Event][Photo] Hanyang University's Largest Scale International Winter School Opening Ceremony

Around 700 students from 23 countries participated in the Hanyang International Winter School opening ceremony, which is in its 4th year as of this year. This year’s event showed more than 5 times the growth compared to 4 years ago and the largest in scale among domestic international winter schools of foreign university students. Roughly 50 major and liberal arts courses were established at the Hanyang International Winter School. The participating students will be joining various cultural experience programs including, a winter festival, a ski camp, a Korean food cooking experience, and a viewing performance other than the classes themselves. Students who participated in the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ are taking a memorable picture together. Vice President Choi Duk-kyun is delivering the greeting to students who participated in the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ opening ceremony held in Seongdong-gu, Seoul on the 26th. The celebration performance is being held for foreign students who participated in the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ opening ceremony. The taekwondo performance for foreign students participating in the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ is taking place. Foreign students at the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ opening ceremony are watching the celebratory performances. Students who participated in the ‘2019 Hanyang International Winter School’ are taking a memorable picture together. Global News Team Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-12 30

[Event]Hanyang Global Lions 4th Completion Ceremony

On the 13th, the completion ceremony of the fourth 'Hanyang Global Lions,' a student organization that plans and holds various events for domestic and international students of Hanyang University, took place at the president's office. The ceremony was conducted with activity reports by Kim Hae-in, the fourth chairperson, and a congratulatory speech and certificate by president Kim Woo-seung. The number of students who completed the course is seven. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Seong-chae

2019-12 04

[General]2019 Hanyang University Official Promotional Video

2019 Hanyang University Official Promotional Video English version

2019-11 13

[Policy]Visit from Taiwan NTUB President

The President of the National Taipei University of Business (NTUB) paid a special visit to Hanyang University. Both universities concluded an MOU for the establishment of future cooperative relationships. ▲ The selection of photos above capture the very moments in the agreement of mutual cooperation between two universities. The Hanyang Global News Team -

2019-10 31

[Event]President Kim Woo-seung visits 4 Japanese universities to discuss exchange and cooperation

President Kim Woo-seung and Vice President of International Affairs Yoon Jong-seung visited partner universities in Japan for three days to discuss exchange and industry-university cooperation. During this visit to Japan, Hanyang officials visited Waseda University, Osaka University, Kindai University, Tokai University to discuss the strategic topics of each university. At Waseda University, the status and management system of international students were introduced. Also, officials discussed the English track operation, benchmarking of the AI Center, and how to adapt these elements in Hanyang University. At Osaka University, they met representatives from the International and Technical Research Departments to discuss ways to promote active exchange in research between the two universities. It was agreed that both universities will conduct research cooperation through analysis of research fields from outstanding professors from both universities. At Kindai University, officials had a campus tour and reviewed the introduction of an open library book purchasing system. At Tokai University, officials gave a special lecture entitled, “Innovative Higher Education in Hanyang University” and presented the IC-PBL education of Hanyang University. The interview with the President and Chairman of Tokae University, on this day, further strengthened the educational relationship between the two universities, which dates back to 1990, and discussed ways to expand academic exchange in the future. ▲ The visit to Tokai University ▲ The visit to Osaka University ▲ The visit to Kindai University Hanyang Global News Team - *translation by Park Hye-jeong

2018-09 01

[Special][Saranghandae] Special Summer Memories

▲ HISS students celebrated their successful summer vacation through the graduation ceremony The 2018 Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) reached its successful conclusion on the 27th of July with the graduation ceremony held in the Hanyang Olympic Gymnasium. A little over 2,000 students from 49 different countries participated in this year’s HISS, the largest ever, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive from students and faculty alike. Earning credits and experiencing a range of activities in HISS’ edutainment-based program, this year’s participants expressed their overall satisfaction with many stating their desire to return. Another year of HISS After four weeks of attending intensive, 3-hours per day, 4-days a week classes and joining in a variety of offered activities, the graduation ceremony was held to celebrate not only the end of the program but also to celebrate the participants’ accomplishment of successfully completing the fast-paced, highly focused curriculum. Since the start of HISS in 1990, when HISS was originally a program for overseas, ethnic Koreans designed to introduce them to Korean language and culture, HISS has been working tirelessly to improve in both quality and quantity. As a result, HISS is now recognized as the largest summer school program in Korea. HISS still maintains its original goal of introducing Korea but is now far more inclusive and extensive, offering various activities such as the Han River Cruise Party, Boryeong Mud Festival, and a visit to SM TOWN for K-pop fans. In comparison to last year, 143 additional students from 10 different countries participated as HISS students this summer. Not only did HISS offer students opportunities to partake in fun-filled events, but additionally, 126 more classes were offered in the 9 fields of Art & Design, Communication & Media, Business & Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Korean Studies & Language, Science & Math, Social Studies, and Engineering. Wrapping up four weeks Before the ceremony, students in graduation caps and gowns were busy mingling with friends and taking photos of their last moments at HISS. A mixture of relief, sadness, excitement, and enthusiasm could be seen on their faces as many took turns snapping photos in front of the designated photo wall. Even though the program lasted four weeks, the atmosphere of the ceremony did not seem different from any other graduations. As the clock reached 2:00 pm, the students found their seats, filling up the floor of the Olympic Gymnasium. The ceremony began with a congratulatory farewell speech from the Hanyang University President, Lee Young-moo and Michael Collins, a guest professor from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Both congratulated all students for their hard work during the past four weeks and wished all students well as they returned to their home countries. Testimonials by a participating student and two international interns followed. Victoria Morrison from Wilkes University gave the first speech as the student representative. She energetically shared her own experience at HISS, describing herself as a normal university student and avid fan of K-pop and who loves to play and learn new things. Next, Beatriz Guintu from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Sylvester Sia from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), gave their speeches. They were the first international interns at HISS, working for the Office of International Affairs. As students who were able to experience something a bit more unique, they gave testimonials of what they had experienced as international students and interns at HISS. ▲ 1) Students are congratulating each other after completing their 4-week course ▲ 2) HISS students are performing a fan dance on stage ▲ 3) Graduates are taking commemorative photos against a photo wall ▲ 4) A student is receiving a certificate from his professor ▲ HISS students experienced Korean culture through various activities Goodbye for now As part of the ceremony, two students from Hanyang’s Department of Applied Music performed three dance routines from popular K-pop songs: ‘Latata’ by (G)I-DLE, ‘Playing with Fire’ by BlankPink and ‘Fake Love’ by BTS. Many of the students appeared to be familiar with these K-pop hits, and even though there may have been those who were unaware of them, the entire venue seemed filled with excitement. Many of the students could be seen singing along to the songs, brightening up the atmosphere. After the performance, some HISS students performed their own practiced routines including a traditional fan dance. Among the 126 offered classes, there was a traditional performance class in which students who signed up were able to learn the fan dance. These students practiced hard everyday for their final performance, and despite a lack of time, they performed exceptionally well to an appreciative audience. After the ceremony had ended, a lot of students remained at the stadium taking pictures to savor the moment. At HISS, new friendships were forged regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or nationality. Four weeks had come and passed, and all the organized get-togethers had finished. The relationships and memories, however, will continue. A direct experience of Korea At the 2018 International Summer School, students were able to combine their studies with entertainment aspects of Korea. These included the following: ▲ 6) Students are enjoying their time at the Han River Boat Cruise ▲ 7) Students are taking a commemorative photo at the Boryeong Mud Festival SM Town & Nanta show On July 7th, students were able to choose between a trip to SM Town or watching the Nanta show. Those who were interested in K-pop were able to take a look at some of the work behind one of Asia’s biggest entertainment companies. That day, 319 students visited and had a chance to watch an SM-Town hologram musical and visit the gallery there. The other 393 students visited the Nanta show, a kitchen-themed percussion performance. The powerful beats and the creatively improvised instruments were a delight to the audiences’ eyes and ears. Han River Boat Cruise On July 10th and 11th, a total of 1,000 students attended the Han River Boat Cruise. Starting from Jamsil Pier, the students were able to enjoy the night view of part of the central areas of Seoul along the Han River. Various snacks, activities such as face-painting, henna tattooing, and games were provided, enabling students to get better acquainted with each other in a fun atmosphere. Boryeong Mud Festival On July 13th and 14th, a total of 757 students attended the biggest mud festival in Korea. Known for its healthy soil deposits, Boryeong boasts the annual festival in which participants can get down and dirty, competing in mud wrestling contests, enjoying mudslides, and just frolicking in the soothing mud. ▲ 8) Students went on a picnic to Caribbean Bay to splash around in the pool against the scorching heat. ▲ 9) The memories of new friends in a new country will last forever. Sylvester Sia from SIM “I started working as an intern from the first week of May. I really wanted to work as an international intern, and very thankfully I found a place at HYU. I was engaged in doing work similar to what the regular interns do. Beatriz and I were assigned to make a comprehensive guidebook of Korea from our view as international students so that other international students could better understand Korea and Korean culture. All my colleagues were extremely friendly, and I learned a lot from them, watching them all working very hard. I am currently planning to build a startup company, and now, since HISS has finished, I will go back to my original life and work hard to achieve my dream. I wasn’t able to speak Korean at first, but now I can have little chats in Korean. Thank you for everyone who has helped me!” Beatriz Guintu from the New Jersey Institute of Technology “I started working from the 28th of May. My sister already had experience joining HISS last year, and I was therefore extremely interested in working with the HISS staff, as someone who wanted to help. In America, you can’t imagine really developing any friendships with your superiors. However, while I worked here, I had frequent outings and enjoyed the time with colleagues and superiors as family and friends. I was therefore able to enjoy the work I did much more than I expected. I was also able to make a lot of friends from all around the world and have a wider view of the world. I am now going back to my home country to apply for graduate school. I will miss my life and experiences in Korea. I am grateful to all the staff for their hospitality, and the memories I shared.” By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter)

2018-05 09

[Special][Saranghandae] A Big Step to Promote Global Communication

Just a few years ago, the translations for the official Hanyang website were in a state of catastrophe. There was no consistency in the terminology used, and there was an overall insufficiency of contents available in foreign languages. This frail structure soon became a bigger problem as the university gradually increased its engagement in international programs, such as exchange student programs, foreign internships, and language institutes. So what changed all of this? The answer is the Global Communication Committee (GCC). First initiated to address the inconsistencies in the various English titles within the university organization, GCC has extended its role to facilitate Hanyang University’s expansion of activities on a global platform. Providing a wide array of linguistic assistance in English and Chinese, it is now considered an integral tool on Hanyang’s path to becoming a truly global institution. ▲ (from the right) professor Ben Park, Jessica Warren, student assistant Park Hye-jung, Kwon Hee-jung, Nam Hyo-jin Introducing the Global Communication Committee Established in March of 2016, GCC consists of two departments that respectively handle content in English and Chinese. The English department consists of two professors and three graduate student assistants while the Chinese department is made up of one professor with two student assistants. There is also a supervisor and a chairperson who oversee the entire project. Situated on the fourth floor of the new Administration Building, GCC engages in four main activities: 1. Translating promotional content created by the Media Strategy Center, 2. Translating and managing English/Chinese content on the official website of Hanyang University, 3. Translating and consenting of key public documents generated from other departments, 4. Serving in a committee that establishes the official names and titles that exist within Hanyang University. Delving a little deeper into what GCC does, one of their major tasks is translating news articles written by student reporters. In an effort to share recent and noteworthy news with the foreign faculty and students, GCC took special attention in making these articles available in other languages. Regarding the process of translations, much of the writings are done by the student assistants, who then send their work to the professors who work for GCC for review and editing. In addition to news articles, GCC provides English versions of various notifications and updates from the university, which foreign students had trouble comprehending in the past. Other specific tasks include revising the English versions of congratulatory remarks given in major school events such as the bi-annual Paiknam Prize ceremony, and the university’s entrance/graduation ceremonies. The last role of GCC that cannot be stressed enough is the designation of official names for school departments and various titles. In the past, when these titles were translated freely by individuals, there was major confusion among foreign students and professors when discussing certain departments or facilities. Furthermore, the lack of an official, organizational title itself was a major breach in the university’s global competency. At the end of 2017, GCC had provided official titles for all departments, facilities, and faculty positions for Hanyang University. Furthermore, throughout the year, GCC had serviced 67 requests for translation from other departments, published 7 different printed forms of magazines, brochures, and catalogues, and uploaded 285 English news articles as well as 135 in Chinese. "Providing a wide array of linguistic assistance in English and Chinese, it is now considered an integral tool on Hanyang’s path to becoming a truly global institution." The engines behind the committee Ben Park and Jessica Warren are the two professors in charge of the final editing of the various English documents that pass through GCC. Whether it is a letter to be sent to a partner university, or a compilation of a new faculty manual, it is only after Ben and Jessica give consent that they become the official work of Hanyang University. “It’s a very important job. I had often heard from my colleagues that the English translation of the website was, quite frankly, embarrassing. I feel proud of how much progress we’ve made,” commented Ben. The two professors also work for the Center for Creative Convergence Education, where they teach classes such as Professional Academic English and Presentation and Writing Skills in English. It has not been long since Ben and Jessica began working for GCC. Ben began working for GCC in the fall semester of 2017 and Jessica since March of 2018. Prior to their position with GCC, Jessica had worked extensively in the field of English editing. For her, the biggest change in her work as a member of GCC is that the result of her revisions is now much more influential in scope and depth. As she was used to instructing students on a one-on-one basis, her editing tasks for GCC involve the production of something that so many people will see and be affected by was eye awakening. “My proudest moment while working for GCC was taking part in the translation of the new attendance program and its manual,” mentioned Jessica. She explained that her participation felt like a direct and practical effort in helping her English speaking colleagues.Ben has also had extensive experience in editing from his years as an ESL teacher in the United States. As such, he places quite an emphasis on the grammatical soundness of the papers he receives. “I try as much as I can to keep to the original structure intended by the writer,” answered Ben. For him, the hardest part of the job was editing translations that still had a Korean fixture. “Direct translations are usually very dense and awkward. It takes strict mental work to figure them out.” On the other hand, Jessica confessed that she finds these pieces entertaining, in a way that is similar to a puzzle. Either way, it was clear that both professors held great pride and interest in their role with GCC. They also agreed that they were surprised at how many programs and systems the university has in place for its students, and that the thought of making these opportunities more accessible to Executive Vice President Lee Sung-chull ▲ Executive Vice President , Lee Sung-chull Executive Vice President Lee Sung-chull is the founder and current chairperson of GCC. Also having served as the first Dean of the Division of International Studies, he has dedicated his time at Hanyang University by nurturing its global capacity. According to Dr. Lee, the main motivation for the establishment of GCC was the lack of a systematic management in its English affairs, despite the significant scale of our university. “Not only were all of the names of our buildings different, but professors and students could only check school notifications in Korean, and various English publications in the university were coordinated at the individual department level.” He also added that it imposed embarrassing complications when corresponding with foreign institutions. Executive Vice President, Dr. Lee expressed his satisfaction about the progress that GCC has made so far. “Every department, building, and infrastructure now has an official name, and we have sorted out the complicated number of titles for the professors.” Furthermore, he was very content with how the university website has turned out. He felt that what had consisted of rigid, direct translations is now very smooth and natural. Moreover, he felt that the visual design and concept of the improved website went beyond the domain of words, creating a welcoming platform for everyone. Meanwhile, he desires to make GCC more widely known. Though he was happy to hear that there was a steady growth in the requests for translation from other departments, he sought to position GCC in a more integral role at Hanyang University. “We are currently catering to English and Chinese, the two most commonly used languages on our campus. But as Hanyang University grows more global, there will be further expansion of languages as well as faculties to meet this new demand.” Emphasizing the ‘Communication’ in the name, Global Communication Committee, Executive Vice President, Dr. Lee has expressed hope that the committee will not just facilitate communication with foreign institutions, but amongst ourselves as members of Hanyang. With such dedication and support from all levels of GCC, Dr. Lee’ s aspirations do not seem very far-fetched. By Lee Chang-hyun (Student Reporter)

2017-11 01

[Special][Saranghandae] Oasis Full of Information and Opportunities for Startup Nomads

“I fear someone in a garage who is devising something completely new.” This is what Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corporation answered when asked his competitive foe. It implies how crucial a new idea is to success. No matter how innovative the ideas are, however, making them into real businesses is not easy without any help. Hanyang University launched a global startup mentor group to support globalizing promising startup companies of HYU students. The opening ceremony took place on July 31st at Silicon Valley, and Global Start-Up Lab was open the day after the ceremony in San Jose, California. Support Younger Generation to Survive in Business Jungle Global startup mentor group was devised for students who need more systematic aid about globalizing their new companies. “HYU is one and only university that has well-managed systems and programs for incubating startup companies. Since Center for Global Entrepreneurship started off in 2009, Hanyang University has made remarkable progress expanding its area in education, funding and so on,” said Professor Yoo Hyun-oh, Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship. The mentor group consists of 30 HYU alumni as mentors who have had successful careers in Silicon Valley. The mentoring is planned to be conducted for a year and during its preparation mentors went through training for mentoring to give advice more effectively to mentees. This was why Global Startup Lab was necessary. It is going to be the space where the mentors have meetings for the program. Both undergraduates and graduates including international students who are willing to take part in the mentoring program as mentees can freely check the information about not only the program but also the mentors on global startup lounge website. Then one to one coaching begins through e-mails and video conversation after more specific matching. If the mentoring proceeds well and the mentees are expected to gain achievements, mentees can visit Global Startup Lab in San Jose. Depending on the outcome, other working places will be arranged as the mentoring continues. The main focus of this program is to guide students who run startup companies but those who are willing to map out their startups will also be welcomed. Also, further plans are in progress to make mentoring about global employment. Yoo said, “So-called stable jobs do not exist anymore. Getting a job and starting a business are not totally different things. You can get employed first and then start your own company later if you are prepared and know how to do so.” As this is the common career path that most of the mentors had, development of the program is positively expected. Find the Signs and Follow Your Heart It is unprecedented among national universities to make these efforts to help its students with founding startups. In addition to this mentoring program, more information is available by adding Hanyang Startup TalkTalk on KakaoTalk app. Various events or lectures that are useful for starting businesses are informed and users can also freely ask questions. Yoo put emphasis on efforts to get information by saying, “I wish more students could get informed using this system. Hanyang Startup TalkTalk has been promoted by supporters on campus and also banners can be easily found. Considering the time and money put into university life, students can never be more eager enough for productive information.” It is said that young generation is having the toughest time regarding employment. No matter how impressive resumés they have, the number of available jobs for them is unbelievably few. This situation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution made more and more people realize startup can bring a huge change. For HYU students who were not sure what kind of job they should have among the present ones, it might be a blessing in disguise in that they can create the jobs they want. Others who have had passion for making their own companies, it is such a great time to go for it with more support from their attending university. ▲ Professor Yoo Hyun-oh, Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship Do Not Be Afraid to Fail “There are more learning opportunities around than you actually think, especially for HYU students. Find out what you want to do with your life first. Stay alert and make the most of it. It is helpful to experience failures as soon as possible. When you are young, you can overcome obstacles faster. Do not be afraid to fail.” By Choi Mi-rae (Student Reporter)

2017-03 06

[Student]Experiences at Hanyang, Francesca's story

Francesca Barbieri, the student from Humanitas University, the private university at Italy dedicated to the medical sciences, participated Hanyang summer program for her medical training. She shared her remarkable experiences and memories here at Hanyang University. Prescription For Growing: Learn Skills But Especially Make Friends I would have never imagined to realize such a big project in such a short time. I found myself on the other side of the world just after a few months I started thinking about it. As I knew about the possibility of obtaining a travel grant, I applied and was then accepted by the cardiology Professor Kyung -Soo KIM. Humanitas therefore gave me the opportunity to spend more than 40 days at the Hanyang University Medical Centre, in Seoul. There, I attended the cardiology wards, outpatient visits and the cardiology research laboratory. To tell the truth, the difficulties of such an experience can be many and discouraging. But everything becomes so pleasant and worthy when you meet the right group of people. Professor Kim and his group of physicians, residents, laboratory members and students accepted me as if I had always been one of them. My family and friends were definitely far away, but I found myself in an environment in which I never felt alone, I could ask anything I needed and was given all the possible help. Trying to follow them during the working day was though, with no doubt. I used to spend between 12 and 13 hours per day in the hospital, some in the clinic, some in the laboratories. As a second year student, I felt to have a solid theoretical knowledge but it was the first time for me to approach the practical clinical environment or research designs and laboratory protocols. I arrived as a very worried student, concerned about what to expect. I came out after 40 days with a basic knowledge of the main heart diseases, how to use the laboratory equipment, how to follow an experimental research design. This was achieved thanks to the constant, careful and personal tutoring I was provided, I always had at least one physician or one researcher on my side. I came out as part of a group of friends, and this was the most surprising and precious aspect. The attention they paid to the success and profit of my experience was invaluable. As invaluable is what I have learnt. Sometimes it is unbelievable how much we can grow in such a short time. * Original article at (link)

2017-01 16 Important News

[Student]Hanbok Beloved Worldwide

From 4th of January to 9th of January, hanbok making class was held in Human Ecology Building by Won Young. She has studied about hanbok and designing at Hanyang University (HYU) while attending Department of Clothing and Textile. The classes were held two hours everyday excluding the weekends, for four times. How it all started Won Young is Malaysian Chinese and also a Korean gyopo. While she was living in China, she says that there used to be a lot of tribes wearing different types of traditional clothes which is when she first encountered hanbok. “I have seen hanbok a lot on the television but once I came to Korea, I couldn’t see anyone wearing it in real life,” Won said. In order to make up for the discomfort of the hanbok, she started studying about life hanbok and became interested in the designs. Won (right) teaches Helene (left) how to use the sewing machine. She has created a startup team called TS (Time and Space) which consists of two people at the moment. Since she has studied in the field of fashion, Won thought of creating a brand of her own or creating a platform. Although there used to be websites where flower printings were available, it seemed to be a waste to cut out the pieces while designing her own patterns. This is how Won came up with the idea of DIY fabric in which she designs her own patterns and inserts the prints within the patterns. While attending at HYU, Won has participated in diverse programs created for international students but she felt that something was missing. “It seems like I was just looking around rather than doing something at the complete experiencing level. I think there are a lot of foreigners who would think like me,” said Won. This is how she came up with the idea of hanbok making class. Reactions towards the program A total number of fourteen students from diverse countries have participated in this program. Cho Yu-jin (faculty at Department of Clothing and Textile) and Lee Ye-jin (acquaintance of Won) have helped out with this event. Cho has helped out with the over lock while Lee has helped with the translation with the foreign students. Since the students participating in this program did not have any experiences or were not related major to fashion or designing, they had a hard time putting this together and one of them had to do all the sewing all over again from the sketch. Renu (left) and Azira (right) enjoys the program. Most of the students who have participated in the program had a similar idea in a sense that they were not aware of hanbok and how it could be utilized in daily life as well. Hwang An-ki (Media Communication, 2nd yr) said, “I was not well aware of Hanbok in the first place but as I was making it, it came to me as a beautiful traditional clothing.” Since foreign students who do not return to their home countries have not much to experience, they all claim that it has been a great experience for them. “I think it’s quite interesting that some people still wear traditional clothes since we don’t have them in Denmark. I think hanbok is very beautiful costume,” claimed Helene (Korean Studies, Master’s program). Although it has been a short period of time, all the students were able to finish their hanboks. After the session has finished, participants have matched their casual clothes along with hanbok and had photo session afterwards. “Through making the hanbok, foreign students would have been able to have the sense of achievement and feel the traditional culture of Korean costume. Also, by being able to have felt a new type of experience of making clothes, some people would have found a new hobby as well,” added Won. The students who have participated will keep in contact with each other and exchange information on hanbok flea markets or Korean culture experiences. Through this program, foreign students now understand Korean culture a little more. Since it has been a greatly developed program where it has been a talent donation of Won, students from diverse countries were able to experience the beauty of hanbok. Won hopes that she could carry out more programs related to hanbok in the future as well and provide lessons as part of the Korean wave towards foreigners. Kim Seung-jun Photo by Kim Sang-yeon Photo by Moon Hana

2016-12 15

[Donation]'Hanyang Harmony' Supports Bicycle Donation Project in Vietnam

‘Hanyang Harmony’, the alumni volunteers of Hanyang University, provides bicycles to Binh Dinh Province in Vietnam as a donation project. Hanyang Harmony signed a business agreement with Seongsu Community Center, along with Seoul Bicycle Network and Seoul Province Self-sufficiency Center at Hanyang University Seoul Campus in Seongdong-Gu on the 15th. Four organizations will jointly ship second-hand bicycles that have been repaired at local self support centers in Seoul, and provide them to students in need at Tây Sơn District. Director Kim Yong-soo said, “the Binh Dinh Province is a deeply wounded area due to the Vietnam War. Following the various activities that have been started since 2014, we hope that this bicycle support project will convey the spirit of reconciliation, love and sharing to local residents.” ※Hanyang Harmony is a volunteer corps made by Hanyang university alumni in order to live up to its founding philosophy: ‘Love in Deed and Truth’. It was established in 2012 and was reorganized into a corporation entity in 2015. ▲From left, Executive Secretary of Seoul Province Self-sufficiency Center, Park Jin-soo, Manager of Seoul Bicycle Network Kim Kyung-mi, Director of Hanyang Harmony, Kim Yong-soo and Manager of Seongsu Community Center, Park Eul-jong