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2020-07 29

[Performance]Hanyang University Ranked 4th in Korea Economic's 2020 College of Science and Engineering Evaluation

Hanyang University Ranked 4th in Hankyung's 2020 Domestic College of Science and Engineering Evaluation. On July 5th, Hanyang University ranked 4th with a total score of 301 points on the "2020 Domestic Science and Engineering University Evaluation" conducted by the Korea Economic Daily and Global Research. KAIST ranked 1st with 334 points followed by Sungkyunkwan University and Pohang University of Science and Technology with 306 points. Hanyang University (301), Korea University (281), Seoul National University (270), Yonsei University (261), UNIST (256), Chung-Ang University (229), and Sogang University (228) were the top 10 universities on the list. The evaluation of science and engineering colleges has been ongoing since 2015 to enhance the quality of education and research in domestic university. The 2020 evaluation of science and engineering ranked 50 universities in Korea in terms of quantity and quality. The quantitative assessment analyzed 22 indicators in 4 categories: △quality of education △quality of research △industry-academic cooperation and technology practicality △support for start-ups and employment. The qualitative assessment was based on a survey of 1,051 people from public institutions, large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and university professors on organizational sociability, creative problem-solving methods, understanding of theories, and willingness to hire. Among the indicators of quantitative evaluation, Hanyang University ranked 6th (61 points) for education quality, 7th (77 points) for research study quality, 2nd (35 points) for industry-academic cooperation and technology practicalization, and 5th (94 points) for startup and employment support. In addition, Hanyang ranked 3rd (38.6 points), 5th (33.6 points), and 5th (33.1 points) for organizational sociability, creativeness, and understanding of theories, respectively, for qualitative assessment, ranking 5th overall in reputation. Meanwhile, the evaluation of Science and Engineering by Korea Economic is part of the Strong Korea Project that has been carried out since 2002 with the aim of strengthening the nation's competitiveness by fostering experts in science and engineering. The competitiveness of domestic universities is diagnosed by combining the quality of education and research studies together with industry-academic cooperation and technology practicality, support for start-ups and employment, and a survey of the reputation of business representatives. ▶Go to Korea Economic News (Click) Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 29

[Policy][COVID-19] Office of International Affairs Canceled the Selection of 2021 Spring Semester Outgoing Exchange Students

On the 3rd, the Office of International Affairs announced that they will cancel the selection of 2021 Spring Semester Outgoing Exchange Students due to the global spread of COVID-19. About 75% of outgoing exchange students have returned due to the proliferation of COVID-19, while about 93% of the expected exchange students canceled the program for the fall semester. The decisions were made due to inevitable causes such as program cancellations of exchange schools or visa issues in other countries. While such inevitable reasons are expected to continue, the Office of International Affairs decided to cancel the selection of exchange students for the 2021 spring semester. However, the exchange program is still available to those that were selected in 2020, pending the approval of the exchange schools. Also, to provide as many choices as possible to the students, the Office of International Affairs is considering easing the regulation that states that students must be registered at school one semester before the exchange program, regarding the selection for 2021 fall semester. When the decision on the matter is made, registration qualification will expand to students that have registered for 7 semesters in total. The Office of International Affairs mentioned that "we ask for your consideration since this is a matter related to the safety of the students, and we will try our best to normalize the overseas exchange program as the situation improves." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 29

[Alumni]Alumni Jeon Jun-hee Recruited as Executive Vice-President of Coupang's Rocket Delivery Development Department

▲Alumni Jeon Jun-hee (Department of Mathematics, Year 1990) Alumni Jeon Jun-hee (Department of Mathematics, 1990) was recruited as Coupang's Rocket Delivery Development Department's executive vice-president on the 20th of last month. Jeon is an expert in computer science and software engineering with global work experience at Silicon Valley startups, Google, and Uber. According to Coupang, Jeon is a first-hand witness to the rapid growth of the domestic software industry and has been working on developing innovative technologies for the past 25 years. When Jeon was still a student in the Department of Mathematics at Hanyang University in 1993, he co-founded Eastsoft, a leading Korean software company. After experiencing various startups at Silicon Valley in 1999, he joined Google as a founding member and chief engineer of the TV Advertisement Platform team in 2006. He established a Youtube TV team in 2014 and took charge of the development and showed stable but rapid growth. He moved to Uber in 2019 to design and read Uber's key projects such as "Micro Mobility," a means of single-person transportation like jump bicycles and kickboards, and "Uber Public Transportation Service" which links Uber and public transportation information in real-time. Jeon is planning to upgrade Coupang's rocket delivery service by focusing on the development of their strategies and systems for a faster and more efficient delivery process that will increase customer satisfaction. "In this pandemic, the whole world is paying attention to Coupang's fast and accurate innovative delivery system. I am pleased to be part of a company that does its utmost to make its customers' lives better," said Jeon. He added, "As one of Coupang's developers, I will continuously challenge myself to implement my vision of customer satisfaction." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 29

[Event]Hanyang University-Korea Institue of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC) Contracted MOU

On July 27, Hanyang University contracted a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Institute of Nuclear Nonproliferation and Control (KINAC) to help foster rising talents in nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security areas. In 1958 Hanyang University established a Department of Nuclear Engineering for the first time in Korea and strived to develop talented individuals in the nuclear field, while KINAC is a specialized institution for nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regulation. As much as KINAC is an institution that promises the peaceful use of nuclear energy through the construction of a security system, control of trade processes, physical protection, and cybersecurity, this contract with the university holds great meaning. Following the contract. both institutions will cooperate in the development of education infrastructure and research conduct on nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security areas by sharing related experiences and information. Through the process, students will experience and learn about the security control system in light of nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security regulation, and hopefully contribute to the peaceful use of nuclear energy in the end. Kim Suk-chul Head of KINAC commented that "through the cooperation of the two institutions, we will expand the exchange in practical dimensions so that the government's nuclear non-proliferation and nuclear security strength can increase." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 29

[Donation]ERICA Professor Choi Ji-woong's Research Team Holds Fund Delivery Ceremony

On July 27, Professor Choi Ji-woong’s marine sound engineering research team was selected as the 2020 first healthy research center and then donated its ten million won reward. The healthy research center selection is based on national universities related to science & technology research centers to create an environment that supports the growth of young scientists. By giving awards regarding research center management and discovering research culture or research centers with great research outcomes, it encourages the spread of healthy research culture and motivates researchers. The award ceremony was held at the ERICA Campus Vice-President's Office and was attended by ERICA Vice President Yang Nae-won, Professor Choi Ji-woong of the Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, ERICA faculty, and research teams in the Ocean Acoustics Laboratory (Ko Myung-kwon, Yoon Young-gle, Oh Rae-geun, Choi Kang-hoon, Lee Dae-hyuk, Kim Yong-bin, Seo Him-chan, Yang Won-joon, Hong Seok-in (Lieutenant Commander), Yoon Eui-joon (Lieutenant Captain), Seol Ho-seok, Hwang In-sung, and Kim Dong-wook). This ten million won of donation is from Professor Choi Ji-woong’s research team that were given a prize money for having been selected as the 2020 first healthy research center by the Ministry of Science and ICT in July 2020. The money will be used as a development fund for the Ocean Acoustics Laboratory. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 27

[Policy]Summer Semester Grade Evaluation During COVID-19, Same as the First Semester

The Office of Academic Affairs Academic Service Team announced the 2020 summer semester Seoul Campus course grade evaluation method on May 23. This is regarding the Infectious Disease Control Committee’s decision on COVID-19 response measures. In the summer semester, the "relative evaluation 4" grade evaluation method was applied, as it had been in the first semester. This method limits grades of A to 40%, with no limits on grades of B or below. Compared to the "relative evaluation 1" method (A 30%, A+B 70%) and "relative evaluation 2" method (A 40%, A+B 80%), the rate of As and Bs increased. An important factor to notice is that because the "relative evaluation 4" is a method of limiting grades of A to under 40% of all course-takers, it is not required for 40% receive an A. Therefore, the grade ratio may vary according to courses and instructors. Also, absolute evaluation and P/F evaluation stays the same with no alterations. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 27

[Medical Center]Hanyang University Hospital Achieves First-class Ranking on "Hemodialysis Adequacy Evaluation" Four Times in a Row

Hanyang University Hospital (Director Yoon Ho-joo) has received a first-class ranking on the Hemodialysis Adequacy Evaluation four times in a row, as announced by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service. This hemodialysis adequacy evaluation was held based on 839 national medical institutions that progressed hemodialysis at the outpatient department in 2018 May to August, through a collective evaluation of structural aspects such as labor force, facilities, and equipment, along with the process and results of medical treatment such as hemodialysis adequacy, blood vessel management, and anemia management, using a total of 13 indicators. Hanyang University received a first-class ranking by gaining full points in many categories such as the percentage of professional doctors in hemodialysis, the satisfying rate of the cycle of blood dialysis adequacy test and periodic inspection implementation period. Director Yoon Ho-joo said that “The Hanyang University Hospital Artificial Kidney Center has medical professionals, with pleasant and safe dialysis rooms, which provides high-quality medical services to hemodialysis patients” and that “we will provide the best treatments that can increase the quality of life for hemodialysis patients.” The hemodialysis adequacy evaluation has been implemented since 2009 by the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service in order to help hemodialysis patients and their families use medical services safely and to provide information on easily accessing national hospitals and clinics. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 27 Important News

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Customizing Breast Cancer Treatment through Big Data

In 2015, Professor Kong Gu (College of Medicine) was a pioneer in the field of breast cancer research and treatment, laying the foundation for web-based precision by mapping 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences. Kong is now developing a screening system for breast cancer with multiomics and big data, paving the way for customization and personalized breast cancer treatment. Professor Kong Gu (College of Medicine) developed a target gene screening system for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women, causing death to 1 out of 38 women. The cancer is classified into three subtypes, which are Estrogen Receptor (ER) positive, HER2 positive, and triple-negative. The latter two – which make up fewer than 30 percent of all cases – usually have bad prognoses. Through this research project, Kong sought to find the target gene of malignant tumors through multiomics. Multiomics is a new approach where the data sets of different omic groups, such as the genome, proteome, and transcriptome, are combined during analysis. By unpacking 41 data sets from METABRIC, TCGA, and GEO, Kong made a target gene screening system that allows researchers to customize the treatment of potential patients. “It is a platform to provide the individualized surgical target with data visualization,” explained the professor. Data visualization, survival analysis, and target gene screening are three main points in this research. (Photo courtesy of Kong) Kong, who is one of the first Korean scholars to introduce the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, said it was a challenge for him to conduct this research. “Most of what I have studied as a researcher was on biotechnology(BT),” said Kong. The latest research, however, involved informational technology (IT). He said a lot of help was given to him from Kim Hyung Yong, a Ph.D. candidate who majored in bioinformatics for his master’s degree. Kong tried to learn IT himself, as well as to pass his knowledge of breast cancer on to his doctoral student. “It was an opportunity to remind me that the path of learning is long and winding," recalled Kong. Kong said it was definitely a challenge to encounter informational technology (IT) in his research. Kong advised the members of Hanyang to be engrossed in their path. “Stay focused on your interests with constant effort,” advised the professor. “You will eventually become an expert in the field.” Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-07 26 Important News

[Academics][Excellent R&D] How to Ensure Structural Safety During Remodeling

Professor Choi Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) has developed the technology to ensure structural safety when vertically extending buildings. Unlike previous methods, Choi's method strengthens the existing wall structure without adding to or thickening of the walls; thus, it does not reduce the floor space. Out of all residential premises in South Korea, 55 percent are more than 30 years old (figure from 2018). When a building is decrepit, it can either be demolished and reconstructed or partly remodeled. Choi's research aims to deal with problems that arise while remodeling, especially when doing a vertical extension. Professor Choi-Chang-sik (Department of Architectural Engineering) is explaining the reason why shear walls are important when extending a building. To increase the number of floors of a building, many aspects must be considered. These include the vertical weight that will be put on the walls and pillars, horizontal weight which is related to wind and earthquakes, as well as the flexural strength. The taller the building, the more stress is put on the importance of the horizontal weight and flexural strength. The type of wall that is designed to support these two factors is called a shear wall. Choi's method of strengthening sheer walls differs from the previous adhesion-type method in that it does not thicken the walls or increase the number of walls. He first calculates the necessary thickness of the stiffener and cuts out the same size area from the existing wall structure. The stiffener is then applied onto the vacant area. This method gives the advantage that it will not reduce the actual floor space of the living area. Choi explained that the team has successfully finished the technology development as well as completed testing on real-scale structures. The only thing left is to test it on an actual building. "We are currently facing difficulties because there are not many complexes that are willing to try out the new technology. Furthermore, apartments in general do not prefer remodeling over reconstruction, so it is very hard to find an apartment to apply our method on," said Choi. “People feel vague anxiety about reusing an old structure as the base. However, remodeling involves as much technical verification as reconstruction. I hope people can trust the safety of our remodeling method." Hwang Hee-won whitewon99@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-07 23

[Medical Center]Hanyang University Medical Center Concludes a Contract with the Lions Clubs International

Hanyang University Medical Center (Executive Vice President and Head of the Medical Center, Choi Ho-soon) signed a contract of cooperation with the Lions Clubs International 354-C District (President Heo Jea-gap) on July 21, in the 1st conference room on the 8th floor of the East Wing of Hanyang University Seoul Hospital. Choi Ho-soon Executive Vice President and Head of the Medical Center, Yoon Ho-ju President of Hanyang University Hospital, Lee Oh-young President of Hanyang University International Hospital, Lee Hang-rak Head of the Office of External Affairs and Development, Cho Young-wan Head of the Management Support Team, Jun Hun-hyo Head of the Operation Support Team, and more attended the contract signing ceremony. From the Lions Clubs International 354-C District, personnel from major executive branches came, including President Heo Jea-gap, Shin Hyun-jong First Vice President, Goh Suk-bong Head of the Volunteer Group, and Jo Heung-sik Secretary-General. With the contract as its beginning, both institutions promised to build a close relationship by having amity and trust as its basis, for the promotion of health and cooperation. Choi Ho-soon Executive Vice President and Head of the Medical Center commented that "we are happy to conclude a contract with the Lions Clubs International, an institution that donated protective clothing to us last month for the prevention of COVID-19 infection," and added that "we hope that this contract becomes a milestone of development for both Hanyang University Medical Center and the Lions Clubs International, as much as Hanyang University holds "Love in Deed and Truth" as its founding principle, and the Lions Clubs International conducts various volunteer work both domestically and internationally." President Heo Jea-gap mentioned that "the Lions Clubs International 354-C District is currently conducting various volunteer work through 100 clubs and about 2,000 lions, having the 9 gu administrative districts of Gangbuk area as its starting point," and added, "we hope that this contract encourages a close relationship with Hanyang University Medical Center; we thank the medical faculty again for helping to prevent COVID-19 infection throughout the day and night." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 23

[Faculty]Hanyang University Professor Kim Bong-young Selected as Goodwill Ambassador for The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Professor Kim Bong-young Hanyang University Hospital division of infectious diseases Professor Kim Bong-young was recently selected for the 2020 International Ambassador Program of the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America. He was recognized for his expertise and research regarding management activities of antibiotic usage inside hospitals (antibiotics stewardship program) and is the third national division of infectious diseases doctor to be selected. The Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America is an academy with the highest authority worldwide in the medical infection-related field, which has selected about 10 medical related infection experts as international goodwill ambassadors every year starting in 2009. The international goodwill ambassador is a title given to a nation’s representative infection management expert by a comprehensive evaluation including research paper records, research achievements, and future activity plans. It is a program that forms a worldwide researcher network and supports mutual exchange. This award ceremony was planned to be held from May 26 to 30 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA at Decennial 2020, but it was canceled due to the impact of COVID-19. Professor Kim said that “although the national interest in antibiotic stewardship program is increasing due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the legislative support of local society and the government in dealing with the problem is only minimal compared to that of other developed countries.” He also revealed his strong ambition that “through this opportunity, I will cooperate with world-class experts and bring up the level of antibiotics stewardship programs inside hospitals at national medical institutions and the establishment of infection response related systems to a world-level.” After graduating from Hanyang University College of Medicine and receiving a doctoral degree in the Graduate School of Medicine, Professor Kim has actively been making good results in his academic field such as winning the Korean Society of Infectious Diseases Academic Research Fund Award, the Korean Society of Infectious Diseases·Journal of the Korean Society for Antibacterial Medicine 『Infection & Chemotherapy』 excellent reviewer award, 2019 Korean Society for Antibacterial Medicine· Korean Society of Infectious Diseases excellent lecture award. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 23

[Policy]Hanyang University Provides Admission Information for Visually-impaired Students

There have been many cases where students with serious and mild visual impairments have been marginalized due to the lack of braille or audio support resources on admission information. Especially this year, where the breakout of COVID-19 has caused all lectures to be held online, it has become harder for students with such disabilities to receive proper admission information. With this issue considered, Hanyang University has published the Talking Braille Admission Book for institutions such as schools and welfare centers for students with disabilities. The admission book is divided into two parts. One is the braille booklet that holds information such as Hanyang University's admission types, majors, and guide on the support services for disabled students. The other part is a USB with an audio file of the booklet. Hanyang University also conducts visiting 1 on 1 admissions consultation for students who are physically challenged by an admissions officer who has received education for the blind and students with disabilities. The visitations started on the 21st with the Seoul National School for the Blind,and individual consultations will be held both online and offline with the Hanbit School and the Areum School. The Head of the Office of Admissions, Lee Jea-jin mentioned that "Hanyang University does not limit the admission registration of students with disabilities from a certain major or admission type. This is to ensure that students with disabilities have a fair chance." There is also a special admission type for those in need of special education." He also added that "Hanyang University will work harder to create "The kinder admission" by maintaining communication with visually disabled students that have been marginalized and helping them receive admission information." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young