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2020-08 20

[Performance]Hanyang University Selected in the National Project "Battery Specialists Training"

Hanyang University was selected for the "Industrial Innovation Talent Growth Support" Project. This is a battery-specialized human resource development project that has emerged as a generation growth engine. According to a report by the Ministry of Industry and Electronic Newspaper on August 12th, 5 universities, including Hanyang University, were selected in a national project designed to train master's and doctorate-level professionals for future businesses and major industries. This is the first time the government has taken the lead in training battery specialists. The project will last for the next 5 years with 10 billion won in state funds to be spent on the project. About 10 people per participating school, a total of 100 people will be fostered as battery professionals and will strengthen their global competitiveness. In addition, the labor shortage in the industry is expected to be solved as well. Of the 5 universities participating in the project, Hanyang University, Ulsan Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), and Chonnam National University will train in Battery Core Materials, while SungKyunKwan University and Chungnam National University will train personnel in Battery Design and Altitude Analysis. Through this training, professionals with master's and doctorate degree from LG Chem, Samsung SDI, SK Innovation, POSCO Chemical, EcoPro, and L&F will be linked to employment related to domestic batteries and materials. An association official mentioned that "while the domestic battery industry is growing rapidly, the infrastruscture for training professional human resources is by far insufficient." The association official also added that "since there have been no departments related to batteries, we plan to create a virtuous cycle supported by college students who want to get a job in the battery field by utilizing systematic curriculum for each university." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 20

[Academics]Joint Research Team of Professor Yoo Won-chul Developed High Energy Density Foldable Super Capacitor

The joint research team of Hanyang University's Professor Yoo Won-chul of the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering and Inha University's Professor Lee Keun-hyung of the Department of Chemical Engineering developed a solid supercapacitor that has high energy density. The supercapacitor is a reinforced form of capacitor, especially reinforcing the capacity of electricity among the capacities of a condenser. The electric charges are stored on the surface of porous electrodes, by absorption and desorption of electrolyte ions. This leads to having high power density and fast-changing and discharging speeds. However, the existing supercapacitor had limited applications of its use due to its low energy compared to batteries. It was mainly used as a power aid in electric vehicles. The joint research team drastically improved the energy storage characteristic of the supercapacitor by using porous carbon with three-dimensional connective structures, which was designed to facilitate the ion movement and ionic liquid-based polymeric electrolytes that have high electrochemical stability. The team also developed a foldable supercapacitor that can be adjusted to various sizes and shapes by applying polymeric electrolytes. The capacitor operates without any changes in performance even when fully folded, raising the possibility of being used as an energy storage device for wearable electronic devices that have been actively researched and developed. This research was conducted with the support of the National Research Foundation of Korea and was published on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials volume 30, issue 30, on July 23, 2020. Cover of Advanced Functional Materials Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 20

[Performance]ERICA Selected for the Gyeonggi-do GRCC Project

Hanyang University ERICA Campus has been selected as a new research center for participating in the Gyeonggi-do Regional Research Center (GRCC) Project. The local government of Gyeonggi-do announced on the 19th that a total of 2 centers, the Hydrogen Energy Core Material Research Center of Hanyang University ERICA and the Innovation Research Center for Multiple Materials Processing Techniques of Korea Polytechnic University, have been selected from the 5 universities that applied for the project. The GRCC Project is an Industry-University Cooperation Project that connects universities within the local area and supports the technology development process, while also supporting the small and medium-sized companies that lack research-based infrastructure. The project will strive to prevent the reduction of research due to COVID-19 and the ensuing economic hardships, while also supporting research development to secrure a competitive edge for the future. The two selected universities will receive full support from the government for technology development for the next 6 years, receiving a total of 3 billion won. The Hydrogen Energy Core Material Research Center of the ERICA Campus is planning to support the start-up process of junior researchers with ideas that allow the independence of companies with technologies. This is to vitalize projects related to hydrogen energy, which is a next-generation eco-friendly energy. The Innovation Research Center for Multiple Materials Processing Techniques of Korea Polytechnic University aims to lead the development of the local machine industry through the application of multi-materials for lightening transport machines and the development of additive and bonding technologies. Lim Moon-young officer of Future Development Policies of Gyeonggi-do mentioned that in order to secure a competitive edge for the future, endless research development is needed, and that they "hope that companies within the province succeed in technology development by utilizing research centers with leading technologies and research infrastructure." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 19

[Event]Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation Successfully Wrapped Up the 2019 Preliminary Start-up Company Package Final Demo Day

Hanyang University's Startup Support Foundation successfully completed the "Preliminary Startup Company Package Final Demo Day" on the 7th for outstanding companies in the 2019 preliminary start-up package. In 2019, Hanyang University was selected as the organizer of the preliminary start-up package and has supported 33 outstanding start-up companies. The preliminary start-up package, which is managed by the Ministry of SMEs and Venture business, is a project to find prospective start-ups with innovative ideas. Up to 100 million won was provided for the funding of the commercialization of items, education, and expert mentoring for each team. The final demo day, which took place at the Grand Hilton Seoul Hotel on the 7th, involved 9 companies among the 33 companies that were selected in the first evaluation and mentoring from the 2019 preliminary start-up package. VC, accelerators, and officials of related organizations were invited to operate counselling booths for enhancing skills such as IR final pitching and legal investment. Solibis (Shin Dong-wook, CEO), who developed solid electrolyte materials for sulfide; Barajeong (Kim Byung-joon, CEO), who developed online and offline middle management coaching services based on rehabilitation medicine; and BUV (Seo Moon-ji, CEO), who developed a platform for the live sharing of performance videos, busking, schedules, and venue information, were selected as the best companies for Demo Day. The final winners received a small amount of money along with preferential negotiation rights with VCs, accelerators, investors, and officials for seed funding. They will also get the opportunity to participate in programs related to investments organized by Hanyang University. Ryu Chang-wan, head of Hanyang University's start-up support team, said, "We are actively supporting innovative start-ups nurtured by Hanyang University in various ways such as investment and globalization so that they can scale up." He also added, "Like Demo Day today, we will continue to provide practical help to start-up companies." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 19

[General]Major Lights of the University Will Be Turned Off on the 17th Annual Energy Day, August 22nd

Hanyang University is participating in the "Turn Off the Lights and Light up the Stars" campaign for the 17th Annual Energy Day, which is held by the Korea NGO's Energy Network and the Ministry of Environment. On August 22, starting on Saturday at 2 p.m., the university will raise air conditioner temperature settings by 2 degrees, and will also turn off the lights for 5 minutes at 9 p.m. of the same day. The Facility Maintenance Team will turn off the major lights of the university according to the time of the event, such as the front sign of Hanyang University, the lights on top of the Administration Building and Fusion Technology Center, and the lights around the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library. The maintenance team also asked for the participation of other members of the university to participate in the event, to the extent that it does not interfere with any ongoing research or experiments. Poster of the 17th Energy Day Event Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 18

[General]Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy Develops a Song for the Seongdong-gu Smart Shelter

Music that was created by the Department of Music Therapy of Hanyang University is flowing in Seongdong Smart Shelters, special bus stops introduced by Seongdong-gu on the 3rd of August. Seongdong Smart Shelters are smart bus stops equipped with cooling and heating systems with ultraviolet air sterilizers. The facilities allow residents to wait for buses pleasantly in extreme cold or extreme heat. These smart bus stops are installed at 10 different bus stops, including the one in front of the Seongdong-gu District Office. ▲The first Smart Shelter Seongdong-gu installed (Sources: Seongdong-gu) All the systems in the shelter are controlled and managed 24 hours a day at the Smart City Integrated Control Center in Seongdong-gu by utilizing internet of things technology. For residents' full safety, even at dawn or late at night, Seongdong-gu has established an artificial intelligence system that directly shares information with the Seongdong Police Station and fire station when screams or abnormal behaviour is detected. It also has various convenient functions: free public Wi-Fi and phone chargers, as well as a small table with relaxing chairs. A separate space for wheelchairs and strollers also exist. In addition, music created by Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy flows softly in the shelter. Seongdong-gu plans to further expand Seongdong Smart Shelters after examing residents' responses. "It's smart welfare to make the daily lives of our residents convenient through new technology," said Jeong Won-oh, head of Seongdong-gu District Office. He also added, "We will continue to put forth our best efforts to create a smart city that changes the lives of the residents." Meanwhile, Hanyang University's Department of Music Therapy will conduct research on human prosperity such as health, well-being, and education through a convergence approach with artificial intelligence. Lastly, it aims to lead social growth and innovation by training music rehabilitation specialists suitable for smart industries and music convergence experts who solve social problems. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 18

[General]Hanyang University's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Signs a Business Agreement with Care Nation to Develop Wearable Devices

Hanyang University's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine signed a business agreement with Care Nation, a caregiver matching platform, on the 3rd to develop wearable devices. These two organizations are planning to lead Silver Healthcare by sharing human infrastructure and to accelerate the development of ICT wearables. Care Nation is expected to create products with ICT technologies as soon as possible. Real-time vital sign monitoring is available with the ICT wearables that Care Nation is developing. In addition, there is an AI alarm system based on big data collection from patients which provides quick medical services during emergencies. Apart from these services, other services like customizing diets, and giving medicine and healthy food recommendations will also use big data. Professor Jung Shin-ho of Hanyang University's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine said, "An ICT wearable device is a system that medical institutions and patients need," and added, "I hope that we are able to develop one as soon as possible through this MOU." Meanwhile, Care Nation is a platform that matches caregivers with the patient's carers based on big data, allowing them to conveniently check their career experience and reviews with smartphone applications. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 13

[Academics]Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center Published the "5th Industrial Revolution Prediction Report"

On the 10th, the Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center published the "Measures on Earth's Glacial Epoch and Pandemic During the 5th Industrial Revolution Era," which is a strategy report according to predictions about the 5th Industrial Revolution. The research report does not view the increase in greenhouse gases and carbon emissions as the only causes of global warming and other changes in the ecosystem. Instead, it considers the fundamental case from the view of the most recent theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It predicts the danger of glacial epoch which can bring about the extinction of the ecosystem, while also specifically presenting applicable green and environmental energy policies which will replace some renewable energy businesses that are not largely economic. The report also deals with response strategies to the COVID-19 pandemic, a platform of methods to limit the spread of epidemics in cities, an economic rescue plan through the smart city, how to carry out K-epidemics using IoT, AI robots, and blockchain technology. Professor Cho Byung-wan of the Hanyang University 4th Industrial Revolution Research Center mentioned that "the report predicts and analyzes the upcoming 5th Industrial Revolution, starting from presenting energy strategies on COVID-19 and global warming to the world's first smart city construction methods." However, the report has a total of three volumes. The first volume is "Amazing 5th Industrial Revolution," the second volume is called "Glacial Epoch and Response to a Pandemic During the 5th Industrial Revolution," and the third volume is "Changes in the Religion/Salvation of Humans." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 13

[Student]Student Jung Yeon-woo Receives the Grand Prize at the 40th National Traditional Music Competition

On August 5th, student Jung Yeon-woo of Hanyang University (Departement of Korean Traditional Music, '17) received the grand prize at the 40th National Traditional Music Competition. The competition was hosted by the National Gugak Center and the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation, sponsored by Hana Bank, and is considered a gateway for beginning Korean traditional musicians. Before the award ceremony, the competition for the grand prize was held. Jung participated in the daegeum area, finally receiving the grand prize and 10 million won. As the grand prize winner of the pipe music, string music, and vocal music areas are also given military exemption, Jung received the benefit as well. The second grand prize, which is the Prime Minister Award, was given to Hong Sae-in in the geomungo area. ▲ Jung Yeon-woo (Contributed by the National Gugak Center) In the grand prize competition, the top tiers of 11 different areas of gayageum, geomungo, daegeum, pipe, haegeum, ajaeng, jeong-ga, pansori, folk song and gayageum chorus, composition and percussion competed together. The percussion area was selected as a field for the first time this year. During the preliminary round, the finals, and the grand prize competition, a total of 154 panels participated. Among the panels were artists that hold national intangible cultural assets, professors, composers, and performing musicians. This competition was originally planned to be held between April and May this year but was postponed due to COVID-19. For this reason, strict prevention rules followed, while also keeping the grand prize competition closed to the public. A total of 390 artists registered for the competition, while 299 people participated in the preliminary round, and 6 people from each of the 11 areas participated in the finals. The total number of people that received an award was 33. During the opening remarks, Lim Jea-won, head of the National Gugak Center, said that "we thank all participants for joining the competition despite the limited amount of practice areas and adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines," and he also added that "we hope that all of the participants become the leaders of the Gugak." Jung said that "while this is my 4th time trying out for the National Traditional Music Competition, this is the first time to receive an award." He added that "the time of preparation for this competition has allowed me to progress in many ways, and I am going to continue practicing harder." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 13

[Alumni]Alumni Yoon Dong-chun, Inaugurated as the 33rd Commissioner of the Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency

Hanyang University alumni Yoon Dong-chun (School of Law) has been inaugurated as the 33rd Commissioner of the Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency. Mr. Yoon emphasized during his inauguration ceremony that with all of the Gyeongbuk police officers, he will "try [his] best so that the people can respect and love the Gyeongbuk police, making the region the safest area." He also mentioned that he will "become the Gyeongbuk police and will be the one to take the initiative and pursue fairness and impartiality when carrying out his tasks." ▲ Alumni Yoon Dong-chun (Contributed by: Gyeongbuk Provisional Police Agency) He chose visions and missions that Gyeongbuk police should pursue for the following years, some of which are △protecting socially disadvantaged citizens that need help from the police such as women, children, the disabled, and the elderly △changing the focus of work tasks to seek prevention such as preemptively eliminating crime possibilities and enthusiastically solving for dangerous factors △carrying out fair and consistent laws △creating an active atmosphere between the field and departments through communication. Mr. Yoon graduated from Dongguk University, Department of Korean Literature, and received a master's degree at Hanyang University's School of Law. He became a police officer by first entering the 7th Military Academy and then becoming the 41st Candidate for Police Executive. Afterwards, he served as the head of the Hwaseong Eastern Police Station in the Gyeonggi region, the head of the Gangseo Police Station of Seoul, the public order officer of the Seoul Metropolitan Agency, the security manager of Seoul Police Agency, and the director of the National Police Agency's security bureau. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-08 12

[Performance]ERICA Selected in Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Preliminary Selection

On the 6th, the Ministry of Education and the Korea Research Foundation released the preliminary selection results of the fourth-phase of the Brain Korea 21 (BK21) project. Phase 4 of Brain Korea 21 (BK21) is a follow-up project of the phase 3 BK21 Plus project, which aimed to train about 19,000 master and doctoral level research personnel annually from September 2020, for seven years, by providing graduate students with research scholarships and labor costs so that follow-up generations can focus on their studies and research. A total of 695 education research foundations and 634 education research teams from 93 universities applied for the project. A total of 562 education research foundations(teams)(268 education research foundations and 176 education research teams) from 68 universities were selected in advance after going through a strict evaluation (based on innovative talent development projects, convergence research, and industry-academic cooperation plans). The selected education research teams will receive annual support of 408 billion won, which will help them train 19,000 master's and doctoral degree students while helping them to focus on their studies and research. In addition, unlike the previous Brain Korea 21 project, 19 universities that are selected by more than 5 educational research groups will be funded for graduate innovation. Hanyang University ERICA was selected by 1 education research team and 7 education research groups during the preliminary selection. More than 5 education research groups were listed and will be receiving funding for graduate innovation support. ▼ Hanyang Univerisity ERICA's selection ▼Universities selected by more than 5 education research groups The final selection of the education research groups (teams) and the budget distribution will be finalized during the objection period (~8.14), and the follow-up on-site inspection (August 31 to September 1, two days of progress). Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-08 11

[Alumni]Alumna Ko Kyung-soon Appointed the Director of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office… The Fourth Female Chief Prosecutor

On August 7, the Ministry of Justice announced through the chief prosecutor level high authority executive personnel affairs that Hanyang University alumna Ko Kyung-soon (Department of Law, Class of ’90) has been appointed as the director of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office. Ms. Ko made a name for herself as the fourth female prosecutor through regular prosecutor personnel affairs. The Ministry of Justice said that “we have promoted indiscriminate personnel recruitment through selecting a female prosecutor who possesses great abilities and potential, which is also an important position placement, and showed expectations for her future activities." Meanwhile, Ms. Ko graduated from Hanyang University's Department of Law, passed the 28th judicial examination in 1996, and completed the Judicial Research and Training Institute in 1999. Afterwards, she worked as a prosecutor in the Seongnam Branch of the Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office in 2001, Changwon District Public Prosecutor’s Office in 2003, and at the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office in 2005. Starting in 2016, she successively worked as a director of the department of women’s and children’s rights in the Ministry of Justice, in 2018 at the Seoul Northern District Prosecutor’s Office as a chief prosecutor of the Criminal Division 2, and as an assistant prosecutor general in the Seoul Southern District Prosecutor Office in 2020. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min