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2020-03 08

[Special]Special Graduation Ceremony that Overcame the Coronavirus

This year, Hanyang University canceled all graduation ceremonies to prevent the spread of coronavirus. This disappointed many graduates, as graduation is one of the most meaningful events of university life. Therefore, some Hanyangians had decided to personally congratulate their successful end of school. Cha Hye-jin (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year), Lee Min-yeong (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year), Shin Hae-un (Department of Cultural Anthropology, 4th year) prepared an unforgettable graduation ceremony for their friend Kim Hyo-been (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ’20). The four have been friends for four years, and they did not want Kim to graduate without any special celebration. “It felt like throwing away our memories of four years,” they said. The ceremony was held on February 19th at Hotel-Soosunhwa in Euljiro. The graduation ceremony started with a greeting, followed by the reading of the graduation letter. They also recited the speech by the dean of the department of Cultural Anthropology, Ahn Shin-won, to add a touch of formality. After that, they held the graduation cap and flowers ceremony, a photo shoot, and the after-party. Kim Hyo-been (Department of Cultural Anthropology, '20) and her friends held their own graduation ceremony on February 19. (Photo courtesy of Kim) The order of this graduation ceremony was similar to the typical graduation, but “everything else such as the place and the mood was very different." They also tried to add creative things to make the event more unique. For instance, Kim’s friends made a graduation cap in person and wrote her a heartfelt congratulatory poem. “Making the graduation cap together was also an unforgettable memory,” they said. Kim and her friends during the graduation ceremony (Photo courtesy of Kim) Although there was no official ceremony, some graduations were more meaningful and special than the yearly event. “I was so disappointed when I heard that the graduation ceremony would be cancelled,” said Kim. “But having a self-graduation ceremony with my closest friends was an unforgettable memory." Hwang Hee-won

2020-03 02

[Special]Starting a New Life as a Teacher

To become a school teacher in Korea, one needs a teacher's license and must pass the teacher qualification examination. The competition is notoriously fierce, recording around a 1-to-10 competition rate each year. Nevertheless, many Hanyangians compete their way through the hard time and achieve their dream of becoming a teacher. “A teacher who loves and communicates with students” - Yang Yun-jung Yang Yun-jung (Department of English Language Education, '20) passed this year’s teacher qualification exam and has started her life as an English teacher at a high school in Gyeonggi-do. “Becoming a teacher has been my dream since I was young,” said Yang, excited to finally realize her goal. Yang Yun-jung (Department of English Language Education, '20) is pictured with her students during her teaching practice. (Photo courtesy of Yang) As a new teacher, Yang is eager to try her own creative English teaching methods. “In reading, I plan to group students with similar reading abilities and do activities like essay-writing, discussion, and a reading contest," she explained. Also, considering the fact that Korean students are typically weak English speakers, she wants to help students overcome their fear of speaking through practical and interesting speaking practices, not only focusing on grammar. Yang thinks it is important as a teacher to communicate with her students. SNS will be her tool. She plans to hold many SNS events for students and parents. Yang also wishes she could share her hobbies with students, such as reading books and exercising. “I especially look forward to sports days and festivals when I can really get along with students.” Pictured are the teacher's guide books that Yang will need to study. To Yang, being a teacher is a career that needs to agonize constantly for the development of students. “It is challenging for one teacher to lead and communicate with the entire class of students, but it is necessary that teachers love and spare every one of their students. I’m determined to work hard for my students’ academic, as well as their emotional growth,” said Yang. She hoped that many future teachers prepare a loving and caring heart for students. “A memorable teacher” – Han Ye-jin Han Ye-jin (Department of Mathematics Education, ‘20) also passed the math teacher qualification exam this year. Despite being a new teacher, she was assigned to be a home room teacher, promising a meaningful year ahead. To make her own unique class, Han explained that she is planning to utilize the stamp activities. Students will receive small gifts according to the number of stamps they obtained as a reward for their behavior in class. Han expects the activity to encourage students to participate in the math class actively. One other thing that she looks forward to is to post her teacher’s life on SSAEMstagram (a combined word of ssaem meaning ‘teacher’ in Korean and Instagram). Han hopes to communicate with her students actively and make memories by recording her everyday life in school. “I want to post pictures with my students and make a collage of birthday letters on each student’s birthday,” said Han. “I hope that when students recall their school days as adults, they think of me as one of the good teachers.” Han Ye-jin (Department of Mathematics Education, ‘20) and her students during the teaching practice (Photo courtesy of Han) Throughout the harsh preparation and competition, Hanyang’s two alumni held onto their dream of becoming somebody’s teacher one day. This year, their hard work has borne fruit. By passing the notorious examination—they have proudly accomplished their life-long dream—and await their first classes as a new teacher. Hwang Hee-won

2020-03 02

[Special]Coronavirus Outbreak and Hanyang University

The world is at war with the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of March 1st, the novel coronavirus has infected 3736 people and killed 20 in South Korea. Following the government’s raising of the alert level to the highest, Hanyang University launched the Infectious Diseases Management Committee and started responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. What is COVID-19? Coronavirus is a group of viruses that cause diseases in mammals and birds. There have been six types of coronaviruses that have infected humans. The most typical types are Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (SARS virus) and Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS virus). Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)—previously referred to as the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)—is suggested to be a type of coronavirus which shows a resemblance of 89.2% to the SARS virus collected from an ant-eating pangolin. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. The disease was first reported from a cluster of cases of pneumonia detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. Within an incubation period of 1 to 14 days, those infected may either be asymptomatic or develop symptoms like fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Some may have sore muscles or diarrhea. The disease may eventually progress to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV2 which might lead to pneumonia, multi-organ failure, or even death. (Photo courtesy of Gettyimagebanks) Facts about COVID-19 Despite the danger, there is not much known about the new virus, and many people have been exposed to fake news. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine), recently praised for his professional prevention of the Coronavirus infection in the emergency room, spared his time to fact-check the myths on COVID-19. Compared to other epidemics, COVID-19 is reported to be highly infectious and transmissible. According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), each patient infects 2.2 people, which is nearly twice the rate of the normal flu. Kang attributes minor initial symptoms to the rapid spread of the virus. Although COVID-19 has a lower mortality rate than SARS, it is still responsible for twice the number of deaths compared to the normal flu. In addition, there is a sharp increase in the death rate with one’s age. There is still no cure for COVID-19. However, there are ways to treat the infected. “Preservation treatment is sufficient for 80% of the patients who show mild symptoms.” The critically ill are treated with intensive care, some involving negative room pressure. Other antiviral treatments such as anti-AIDS drugs are used throughout the process. A few days ago, a fully-recovered patient was rediagnosed with COVID-19. There have been speculations that there might be a mutation in the virus. However, Kang said that it is too early to say as such. "Diagnosis is done with the PCR test, which is a genetic amplification test of the virus," said Kang. The professor added that there is not enough data accumulated to determine whether it is a problem with the test or an antibody amorphous condition which leads to reinfection. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine) fact-checked various myths posed on COVID-19. The School’s Response Hanyang University made an announcement to postpone the start of the spring semester. The semester starts on March 16th, which is two weeks later than originally planned. The last day of the semester remains the same which is June 20th. However, June 22nd and 23rd have been designated as possible supplementary classes. The first two weeks of class will be conducted online. Hanyang’s Infectious Diseases Management Committee is cooperating with the KCDC, Seongdong-gu, and the Ministry of Education to prepare against the disease. The school has provided guidelines and student protection facilities to avoid community infections. “More information on COVID-19 will be provided through the official web page,” said Song. “With love in deed and truth, we ask for your understanding and cooperation in many controls and measures done to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.” Hanyang University provided guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. What You Should Do to Avoid the Infection Experts have advised the members of Hanyang to wash their hands often and thoroughly with soap and running water for 30 seconds or longer. If you show any respiratory symptoms, stay home for five days. “If fever stays at 38 degrees or higher, feel free to call the KCDC Call Center at 1339 and visit the Selective Care Center or National Safety Hospital," said Song. Experts have also suggested wearing a mask when visiting a hospital or health care center. Song advised contacting the college administration team or the Hanyang Health Care Center (02-2220-1466) if you are self-quarantined or confirmed to be infected. Kang recommended that meetings with meals and indoor religious events be suspended for the time being or restrained as much as possible. If inevitable, attendees should wear masks and arrange enough space for ventilation. “Wearing masks is critical as the virus reproduces faster in the initial stage—which is when people do not acknowledge that they are infected,” said Kang. In general, Kang advised people to keep 'social distance' to prevent the spread of the virus. People say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The members of Hanyang should be able to keep their own health by adhering to the prevention guidelines from the university and the government. Oh Kyu-jin

2020-03 02

[Special]Story of North Korea – Not Unlike Any Other Country

Due to the media coverage of North Korea in a popular drama named Crashing Landing On You, more attention has been garnered around the everyday lives of the North Korean citizens. The drama played a significant role in breaking the existing prejudice against the seemingly militarized country. A cultural anthropologist of Hanyang, Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus), shared the first-hand experience of his visits to North Korea, offering another unexpected insight into their lives. Jung Byung-ho (Department of Cultural Anthropology, ERICA Campus) is a cultural anthropologist from the ERICA Campus. Jung has visited North Korea 10 times over the course of 20 years. He had been strongly motivated to help the impoverished country after seeing a picture of a starving North Korean child in 1988. His research and voluntary services began around this turning point as he proceeded to direct relief groups for North Korea. When he first visited North Korea as a leader of a relief group, he admitted to being genuinely scared more than anything. Pyeongyang, as foretold by the majority, was heavily guarded with soldiers. However, his impression on them, he said, soon changed as the North Korean soldiers continuously told jokes to lighten up the mood in private situations. Jung explained that based on his experience, the North Korean people, both citizens and authorities alike, were affectionate and kind. Most presume all North Koreans live under the regime of strict policies and are totally controlled by the government. However, no matter how the system seems to the public, according to Jung, the people inside the country told a different story. "Neighbors who are supposed to watch each other for any anti-patriotic movements maintain close relations. Children play outside with traditional toys while neighbors mingle with one another like a big family." In this sense, said Jung, North Korea exhibits aspects of a ‘country’ more than any other modern countries. North Korean’s collectivistic characteristics, despite its ups and downs, define their culture as unique in the constantly modernizing world. With such stories of North Korea in mind, Jung maintained that the drama Crashing Landing On You realistically portrays the life in North Korea. He hoped for such attention on the lives of North Koreans to continue to eventually eradicate the existing prejudice against them. He has also recently written a book called A Country of Suffering and Laughter based on his visits to North Korea and the life in the said country. Lee Yoon-seo Photo by Ryu Seo-hyun

2020-02 24

[Special][HYU High] Hanyang Dreams of Becoming the First University with World-class Startup Support

On February 3, president Kim Woo-seung and about 50 student CEOs gathered together. This meeting was held by invitation of the president in order to encourage student start-ups and to listen to their difficulties and award them with CEO business cards as well as startup scholarships. Hanyang University has shown the most enthusiasm in start-up support amongst domestic universities by winning 1st place in producing student startups for four consecutive years. Fueled by Hanyang’s practical learning, the alumni business startup network is also very strong. According to Korea’s largest business credit ratings agency, the Korea Enterprise Data, the annual sales of businesses run by CEOs from Hanyang University draws near 573 trillion won (about 482 billion USD) as of 2018. This is a figure that has reached 33.1% of Korea’s GDP. As of last December 2018, the number of companies with Hanyang alumni CEOs ranked 1st among domestic universities, with 10,213 enterprises, which is 1.8 times more than average among Korea’s top six universities (Korea University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, and KAIST). In addition, 334 enterprises were listed in the securities market including the negotiable security, KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotations), and KONEX (Korea New Exchange). ▲ (above) Pictured is the student startup business card delivery and start-up scholarship presentation ceremony on February 3rd. (below) Pictured is the Hanyang Entrepreneurship Day, a competition for the best startup items created during the first semester undergraduate startup lecture in 2019. From the startup preparation step to the exit: Establishment of the startup life cycle support system Hanyang University established the Center for Entrepreneurship (now the Startup Support Foundation) in 2009—which functions as a university startup support control tower focusing on ‘producing a prepared technical entrepreneur’ through proposals from alumni entrepreneurs. After its establishment, comprehensive startup support systems, such as startup education, startup training, networking, startup care, global support, and investments, were created, and customized startup step-by-step accelerations are provided. With the increase in life expectancy, and the fading notion of a lifetime career, a more systematic startup education is being provided to students in order to help in their active participation as well as in the wide mapping of their career paths. A systematic startup lecture that half of students take: Startup needs preparation Ryu Chang-wan, the director of the Startup Support Foundation, emphasized, “Challenge to startup is possible only through ideas and techniques, but systematic education and training is necessary for sustainable success.” Thus, by establishing undergraduate startup convergence majors and graduate school startup convergence departments, professional startup education curriculums have been provided, accelerating the production of creative and talented students who will innovate in the global economy. To solve the difficulties that students go through during the startup process, one-stop startup counseling centers which allow for both online and offline counseling as well as a mentor-on-call program that matches 1:1 with diverse experts from Hanyang University’s Startup Support Foundation on topics ranging from technology, law, finance, and foreign investment attraction are being operated. Furthermore, to decrease the burden on students from holding both academic and startup activities, diverse infrastructures and systems have been provided. The university aims to form an environment that allows students to freely participate in startups—not only establishing spaces that include the ‘247 Startup Dome,’ a startup dormitory for students wishing for a business startup, the ‘Comax Startup Town,’ a cooperative workspace space for student startups that was established by the donation from president Byun Bong-deok (Department of Mathematics, class of ‘58)—but also in establishing startup-friendly administrative systems such as the startup leave of absence and the startup alternative credit recognition system. Powered by this wholehearted support, about 150 startup clubs in Hanyang University are active every year, and about 55 student startup businesses are being produced among those clubs. 24/7 Start up Support! The ‘247 Startup Dome’ for intensively promoting innovative entrepreneurs In particular, the ‘247 Startup Dome’ (Startup Dome), which holds the meaning of supporting students’ startup for 24 hours seven days, is Hanyang’s own diversified student startup support platform that selects about 30 student entrepreneurs and provides them with dormitories, exclusive space, and mentors for one year. The Startup Dome was arranged by remodeling a 638㎡ space of one floor in the previous 1st Residence Hall that was used as a building for preparation courses for the Bar Exam, which now consists of 10 dormitories, a cooperative workspace, a project room, a startup mentor office, and a startup professor office. In fact, Hanyang University is the first domestic university ever to intensively produce student entrepreneurs through a residential startup space that not only provides dormitories but also utilizes education and exclusive experts. Lee Kyung-tae (Division of Business Administration, class of ‘10), a student who joined the 247 Startup Dome in 2018, said, “it was difficult for students living far from each other to even gather up for a meeting, but the efficiency improved drastically after joining the 247 Startup Dome,” and that they “finished the project that originally took more than a month in just two weeks.” ▲ (above) The entire view of the 247 Startup Dome’s interior (Cooperative workspace) (Below left) Students concentrating on their startups for service launching (Below right) A student writing on his board sharing his startup progress status with other participants The university’s own establishment fund supporting stable commercialization of early startup businesses Hanyang University is the first domestic university ever to hold a university technology holdings company (HYU Holdings). It was selected as the TIPS (Tech Incubator Program for Startups Korea) program operator for the government’s technology based startup team, having created funds of 8.3 billion won (about 7 million USD), such as the Ministry of Education University Startup Fund. Not only Hanyang’s Startup Support Foundation Investment Fund, organized by the university’s faculties, and the Hanyang Angel Club, which centers on alumni CEOs, but also the VC (Venture Capital) network, which is connected to the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation, is linked to create a customized investment support system that aids in the early startup commercialization of businesses. Moreover, business plan coaching and intensive mentoring programs have been enhanced to develop the strength of investment capacity for startup businesses and attract real investment to the fullest advantage. The birth of a global innovation business that will surprise the world: The start is important Hanyang University is constructing infrastructure and networks all over the world to prepare a stepping stone for student startups wishing to make headway into the global market and to develop the capacity of current students. This is because successful foreign market entry is possible through an organized preparation that keeps in mind the steps from the preliminary design of an item to the global market. Hanyang University established a Global Startup Base Center in the U.S. Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai China, Hanoi Vietnam, and appointed global startup mentors (known as the Startup Mentors) that consists of alumni members from all over the world. The Startup Mentors are active, not only in the core fields of the Fourth Industrialization such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, and Big Data, but also in other diverse fields such as investment, law, and the global network expert, which allows them to provide support to startups in need of realistic counseling to work globally. The Startup Mentors are carrying out online and offline mentoring for their juniors in school who wish to participate in the global marketplace, and regular lectures progressed through video will be opened this year. ▲U.S. Silicon Valley's 3rd Global Startup Mentors appointment ceremony ▲ Students participating in an online video lecture during a school startup lecture titled the ‘Startup Talk Concert’ Preparing a stepping stone for global market entry for startup businesses: Establishing a worldwide cooperation network With the aim of ‘fostering global innovative startups,’ Hanyang is supporting various programs to give practical help to local startups hoping to make inroads into the global market. Hanyang University provides acceleration that fits the local situation by forming a cooperative network of 50 countries such as the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. One representative example is the global accelerating program that selects promising startups and supports them by links to desired local accelerators, mentoring, and feasibility analysis. Through the mentoring and feasibility analysis by the local accelerator, outstanding startups are dispatched into the field, and can participate in business meetings and accelerating programs with local experts and VC. During the last three years, 87 businesses consolidated their foothold through this program, and 35 actual agreements were made, with 14 successfully going abroad. ▲ Global Accelerating Program Procedure Establishing faculty: Master doctorate startup support system for university technology startup vitalization Hanyang University is also supporting faculty and master·doctorate-level start-ups to boost technology start-ups originating from universities. Hanyang University was selected as the Leading University of the Laboratory Specialized Startup held by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), and allowed the sharing of vivid information of the industrial trends between faculties by managing the Faculty Startup Forum and the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Furthermore, the previous research sabbatical year system, which was limited to academic research, has been improved by establishing the industry-university (startup) research year system, and the student startup link category was included in the faculty performance evaluation domain. Hanyang University established a system that allows a step-by-step systematic startup support from the laboratory startup business preparation step of education, mentoring, prototype production, space infrastructure, global advancement, and financial support to the EXIT (investment exit) step. The establishment of the One Stop Startup Mentoring System, specializing in laboratory startup and strategic support, is expected in connection with the government support business for a phased startup research outcome, enhancing IP, and planning post R&D. Hanyang’s own startup support system: Continuing as a healthy startup ecosystem Hanyang University will keep its diverse efforts on becoming a world class university with startup support. The university will strengthen its education and support system by setting up a 'Lab to Market' incubator for the master and doctorate-level technology start-up with high success rates in starting businesses. In addition, Hanyang will strive for co-prosperity with local industries through linkage of local, specialized industries or cooperation with relevant local industry agencies. These support systems not only contributes to the buildup of a healthy startup ecosystem, but they also discover talented innovation entrepreneurs, and develop them to take a big part in creating job opportunities and revitalize the national economy. The world pays attention to the student startup business ‘LetinAR’ which created an augmented reality lens Kim Jae-hyuk (Department of Industrial Engineering), the representative of LetinAR was spotlighted by diverse global companies in the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held on January in Las Vegas, United States through his ‘Pin Mirror 2020’ lens which passed the limit of previous augmented reality and optical systems. LetinAR’s Pin Mirror Lens overcame the limits of augmented reality machines that only had 23 degrees of vertical viewing angle, which was expanded to 40 degrees, and the usability was improved so that it could be used naturally like normal glasses. Kim used the pin mirror technology that he and his colleague co-developed for startup, and later advanced startup items, attracted investment, and focused on strengthening the ability of global startups through the university’s startup support system. Of particular importance, the 247 Startup Dome and the moving in of the business incubation center later brought practical investment attraction by intensively coaching stable commercialization and investment progress. Representative Kim achieved investment attraction of 6.7 billion won (about 5.7 million USD) from Naver, DSC Investment since 2017. Afterward, he participated in worldwide exhibitions such as CES, MWC (Mobile World Congress) and gained tremendous responses and suggestions of joint business from Google, Apple, and Huawei. LetinAR is recognized for its firm technical abilities through the Prism Award from the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), which has the highest authority in the recent optical science field. Kim showed his aspiration of “bringing the third visual revolution of changing the way humans view the world in the next five years.”

2020-02 10

[Special]As You Are the Flower of Today

Literature appeals to modern people who suffer from constant fatigue and stress, as it provides a healing experience with empathy. Here is Kim Ye-won (Department of English Education, '18) who recently published her book of essays, You Are the Flower of Today, which builds upon the famous poet Na T’ae-ju’s poetry. Kim Ye-won (Department of English Education, '18) recently published her first book of essays, You Are the Flower of Today. You Are the Flower of Today is a book that consists of Kim’s essays along with Na’s literary work and illustration. Na is a poet who is well-known for his poem Flower. The essayist delineated Na’s poems through her lens, expressing her own emotions and experiences. “Literature is always there whenever you need it,” stated Kim. The essayist wrote down her experience of consolation after appreciating Na’s poems. “I wanted to deliver a positive impact to my readers,” said Kim. “Just like what I received from Na’s poems.” The collaboration of the two co-authors gives a sense of kinship beyond the age gap of 50 years. You Are the Flower of Today is a collection of poems and essays which provide a sense of kinship between the two co-authors. (Photo courtesy of Sigongsa) Kim’s works are mostly based on her experiences as a Hanyang student. “Hanyang is where I cultivated my set of values,” recalled Kim. In particular, what the English Education graduate learned in her English literature courses has influenced her response to literature. “I went beyond understanding meaning, associating literature to my life,” said the author. People have no choice but to live in the wheel of everyday life. Kim flashed back to her experience when preparing for the teacher certification examination. What Kim did was to make a slight change. “A shift of viewpoint provided new value to the obvious,” said Kim. “It was an opportunity to realize the importance of things that we take for granted.” “Although a literary work is written by a certain author,” said the essayist, “what the piece reflects is everyone’s story.” Kim stated that every life deserves respect and acceptance. The co-writer added that everyone is doing a big job as they influence one another. Kim seeks to encourage everyone who is living their today through You Are the Flower of Today. Kim stated that You Are the Flower of Today reflects everyone's story. She added that every life deserves respect and acceptance. The essayist—who has just finished her maiden work—admitted that it is not an easy job to publish a book of her own. However, Kim stated that she received more energy by communicating with the readers through SNS. The writer showed her will to publish a new book in the future. Kim stated that she earned energy from her readers' feedback. It will be a driving force for her next piece of writing. Youth is not a time of life, but a state of mind. Kim's essays are providing value in everyday life overcoming the agony of youth. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2020-02 01

[Special]Startup Support Foundation Hosts 247 Startup Dome Demo Day

Hanyang University’s Startup Support Foundation hosted its biannual 247 Startup Dome Demo Day on January 31st at the Di Nozze Convention Center in Wangsimni. This year, 19 teams presented their startup’s progress during the past year and their business strategy for the future in front of professors and fellow dorm mates. Startups of various fields attended the day’s event including apparel, education, healthcare, and mobile applications. Teams were given ten minutes to pitch and answer questions from the audience during the 247 Startup Dorm Demo Day. The 247 Startup Dorm is a dormitory for young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business located on the fifth floor of the first Student Residence Hall in Hanyang University’s Seoul Campus. The dormitory is managed by the Startup Support Foundation and is comprised of three-person dormitories, a co-working space, and meeting rooms. Students selected by the foundation get to reside in the dormitory as they are offered a room, a chance to attend startup classes, and receive exclusive mentoring by specialists. Teams can stay in the dormitory for a period of two years. The name 247 symbolizes the 24 hours a day, seven days a week spent by young entrepreneurs in order to build their businesses. Choi Jong-bong (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Doctoral Program) is the CEO of AIMD (Artificial Intelligence Medical Device) Inc., a startup that designs medical equipment. “Being in an environment surrounded by people building startups creates synergy in itself,” said Choi Jong-bong (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Doctoral Program), the CEO of AIMD (Artificial Intelligence Medical Device) Inc., a medical equipment startup that designs a laryngoscope which uses artificial intelligence to assist in the process of respiratory tract insertion within patients. “The dormitory also allows us to save time on traveling, allowing us to take systematic action.” AIMD has already developed its product and is waiting to introduce it to the market. The company’s initial goal of achieving sales of eight billion won still stands, and AIMD seeks to sell its product in the global market in the future. Choi Moon-jo (Department of Physics, 4th year) is the CEO of Maronmav, an online education platform that offers computer coding classes. On the other hand, Choi Moon-jo (Department of Physics, 4th year), the CEO of Maronmav, an online education platform that offers computer coding classes, said that the mentoring support offered by the 247 Startup Dorm was important in that there were designated professors who would be in charge of their business who were able to have a deep understanding of the startup. “It is important to get a chance to be absorbed in one’s work,” said Choi. “I liked the fact that we were able to work even after a day’s work at the office. We didn’t have an office at first, and the dorm became our office, a garage for our garage startup.” Maronmav has met its 2019 goal of capturing 8 percent of the engineering education maker market and offers its platform to around 300 schools. Today's pitch was Maronmav’s last presentation as a member of the 247 Startup Dorm because the company’s two-year contract is near its end. The company plans on expanding its business to three additional developing countries and raise its market dominance in Korea's education sector to 20 percent. “Other than the 247 Startup Dorm, there are programs within the school for improving students’ competence in the startup environment like systematic startup education, various training and networking programs, and infrastructures,” said Ryoo Chang-wan, the head of the Startup Support Foundation. “We would like for individuals to actively use these programs according to their current situation and goals.” The Startup Support Foundation plans on promoting autonomous student councils to create seminars and special lectures by former dorm residents that have graduated. The foundation also plans on expanding its global startup mentoring group that was limited to the Silicon Valley in California, United States, to China and Vietnam starting in February. This expansion will allow students to get hands-on experience in locations regarded as startup hotspots. Jung Myung-suk Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2020-01 23

[Special][HYU High] Hanyang’s 2019 Achievements and Issues

Since its inception, Hanyang University has established itself as one of Korea’s most prestigious private universities by overcoming constant challenges. Under the recent slogan, ‘The Best for a Better World,’ Hanyang has continued its challenge of becoming a university that ‘serves to make the world a better place,’ and, to become ‘a prestigious university in the world.’ In the face of new challenges in 2020, we would like to take a look back at the 2019 year of Hanyang University to share in its achievements and key issues. The 80th Anniversary of Hanyang University Hanyang University, which was established in 1939 as the Dong-A Engineering Institute under the philosophy of ‘Love in Deed and Truth,’ celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Under the founder’s will of ‘serving the nation through technology,’ the 330,000 alumni that Hanyang University has fostered played a key role in the Miracle on the Han River and has served as the engine of Korea’s growth. Today, we are making efforts to make the world a better place across the world, beyond the borders of this country. To celebrate the 80th anniversary, Hanyang University held various events, such as the outdoor performance La Traviata opera at the Amphitheater in Seoul Campus and an exhibition at Hanyang University Museum which presented the 80 year story of the university’s development. In addition, in order to transform the Hanyang University campus into an international academic exchange venue, Hanyang opened international academic conferences during the past year, such as the 80th Anniversary International Academic Event Promoting the Voice-Language Recognition Science Lab, The Global Symposium on Population Aging and Low Fertility, The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering, The International Conference for Advanced Cathodes in Lithium & Sodium-Ion Batteries, and more.These conferences were a great opportunity for many prominent scholars at home and abroad to visit Hanyang University, freely discuss academic issues, and witness the developments that Hanyang has made. ▲ Outdoor Opera La Traviata ▲ The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering The Inauguration of the 15th President Kim Woo-Seung In February of 2019, Professor Kim Woo-Seung (College of Engineering Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering) was inaugurated as the 15th President of Hanyang University, creating a great change in the leadership of Hanyang University. In his inauguration speech, President Kim Woo-Seung expressed his intention “to establish a foundation for a new leap forward by inheriting the tradition of Hanyang University,” while emphasizing that he will “achieve innovation in the education·research·academic·industrial cooperation cluster that will lead global competition through the pragmatic academics of Hanyang University.” Awarded the Hongjo Order of Service Merit in 2011 for suggesting research·academic·industrial cooperation campus model, President Kim Woo-Seung, a specialist in Korea’s academic-intellectual cooperation, played a major role in Hanyang University ERICA Campus becoming the center of industry university cooperation in Korea. His inauguration as president is an opportunity for Hanyang to reach sustainable development through cooperation with corporations. ▲ The Inauguration of the 15th President Improvement in External Evaluations Hanyang University was ranked 150th in the 2019 QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings organized by the British university evaluation QS, from which Hanyang was able to reaffirm its reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world by continuing its upward trend in the external evaluation. ▲ QS World University Rankings: Hanyang University’s upward trend in rankings In addition, Hanyang University ranked 24th on the 2019 QS University Rankings for Asian Universities, confirming its status as one of the highest-ranking universities in Asia. In the specific fields of study, ‘Civil & Structural Engineering’ ranked 48th in the world and ‘Hospitality & Leisure Management’ ranked 50th in the world, proving that Hanyang University has been at the highest level of research and education in the world. Not only has Hanyang been prominent in its engineering fields, the university’s traditional asset, such as in ‘Chemical Engineering (61st in the world),’ ‘Architecture/Built Environment (63rd in the world),’ ‘Mechanical Engineering (69th in the world),’ ‘Materials Science (72nd in the world),’ but also by ranking in other fields from the humanities and social sciences, such as in ‘Modern Languages 98th in the world)’ and in ‘Communication & Media Studies (98th in the world).’ Furthermore, Hanyang University Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd, and the ERICA Campus ranked 10th on the JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation, which is the most prestigious university evaluation in Korea. This marks the first time in Korea in which a university’s main campus as well as its branch campus have both placed within the top 10. 2019 Research Results : Artificial Muscle, 5G Autonomous Driving, HCR Hanyang University's research continued in 2019 and made a lot of achievements in the areas of future industries, which is an area of considerable value. On March 11th of 2019, Hanyang University and LG Uplus, a major telecommunications company in South Korea, demonstrated the world’s first autonomous, self-driving automobile using 5th generation (5G) mobile communication. This self-driving automobile (A1), made in cooperation with Hanyang University’s ACE Lab and LG Uplus, led by Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho, a well-renowned global authority in autonomous driving, succeeded in driving about 8 km in Seoul for 20 minutes. This experiment was conducted, not in a simulated test environment nor a suburb with few vehicles, but in a crowded urban environment, demonstrating the improvement in autonomous, self-driving automobiles and communication technology ▲ News report on the self-driving automobile demonstration <Captured from KBS News> While Hanyang University was showing off its technical skills with its 5G automatic driving demonstration in the field of self-driving which has the world’s attention, in another future technologies field, Professor Kim Sun-jeong of the Department of Biomedical Engineering led a team of multinationals including Professor Ray Bauman of the University of Texas at Dallas in the U.S to develop “sheath-run” artificial muscles. These artificial human muscles are up to 40 times stronger than natural muscles, and due to their relatively low production cost, they have the potential for commercial use. The results of the experiment were published in Science, the world’s top scientific journal. Moreover, Professor Sun Yang-kook of the Department of Energy Engineering and Professor Kim Ki-Hyun of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were named Highly Cited Researchers (HCRs) for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. HCRs represent the top 1% of researchers who receive the most thesis citations by other authors, which proves that the research of these two Hanyang University professors have great influence throughout the world. Professor Sun Yang-kook is one of the most acclaimed researchers of Hanyang University and has been named an HCR four times since 2016 in the material science field, specifically secondary batteries which are at the core of the development of the mobile industry. Professor Kim Ki-Hyun was selected as an HCR for the first time in 2019, but because he has been in the spotlight within the environmental field, his selection seems rather late. We would like to thank every researcher who has helped raise Hanyang University’s prestige with their outstanding accomplishments in 2019 and are looking forward to their wonderful performance across various fields in 2020. Building a Foundation of Integrated Research for the Future: MEB, IUCC, Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center For Hanyang University, 2019 has been a year of building a collective research system that has the keywords “Convergence” and “Sustainability.” Under the Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation’s supervision, integrated research centers of three different characteristics were established for the first time in 2019: the Hanyang Medicine-Engineering-Bio Center (MEB Center) that conducts Life Science research, clinical research, and pharmaceutical development; Hanyang Industry-University Cooperation Center (IUCC) that focuses on constructing a university-led industry-academic cooperation platform; and the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center that promotes differentiated education and research models. Together these three centers based on the 4th Industrial Revolution allow for sustainable humanities studies. The leaders of each Hanyang MEB Center were chosen from the full-time faculty of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. The members at each center were required to be filled by at least five full-time faculty members from at least two different fields, including the field of medicine. Hanyang IUCC is organized mainly of the research teams from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, but researchers from other areas such as humanities, social sciences, entertainment and sports, and medicine were allowed to participate as cooperative researchers of integrated research. This makes more integrated research across various fields possible. In addition, the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center has made it possible for humanities to be at the center of academic integration in the era of the 4th industrial revolution by forming research teams composed of members of the humanities, social sciences, and entertainment and sports, and also by letting researchers of engineering, natural sciences, and medicine work together as co-researchers. ▲ Hanyang University EUV-IUCC Led an Industry-University Cooperation Forum 2019 Best University for CEO Cultivation According to a survey of the number of CEOs by graduating university, it was found that the number of enterprises run by Hanyang alumni is the largest with 10,213 companies as of December 2018. Hanyang also ranked 4th in the top 1,000 companies, 5th in the top 500 companies, and has remained in second to third place for seven consecutive years, maintaining its position in the upper rankings. Additionally, the result of the “practical academics” that we’ve been pursuing was made clear as Hanyang University ranked 1st in the number of alumni-led start-up companies which numbered 2,153. ▲ Number of start-up CEOs compared to other major domestic universities Declaring an Eco-Friendly Campus: Plastic-free Eco Campus Hanyang University’s activities for The Best for a Better World campaign continued last year. Following the lead of the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center, it continued social innovation campaign by not only adhering to the distinctions of the UN’s 17-Sustainable Development Goals (17-SDGs) but also by declaring widely that it will become an eco-friendly campus to help to protect the earth’s environment. In June 2019, Hanyang University and Greenfund signed an MOU to Build an Eco-friendly Campus and shared thoughts on conducting environmental campaigns to build an eco-friendly campus and cultivate talented individuals with informed knowledge of the environment through the sharing of environment-related research and technology information. Hanyang University announced that it will become a plastic-free campus by decreasing the use of single-use and plastic products on campus. Such activities are linked with students’ active participation, so the Student Union has opened a group called Environment Supporters for the systematic development of an eco-friendly campus. Hanyang University provided free tumblers to students to promote the plastic-free campus campaign, declared the 17th of every month Green Day, and continued environmental protection campaigns such as holding a contest to establish a more eco-friendly campus and asking on-campus businesses to use fewer paper receipts (issuing electronic receipts instead) in order to be the Best for a Better World. ▲ Plastic-Free Campus: Free Tumbler Give Away Campaign The year 2019 was a year to look back on our footsteps by celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University and a time when we gained momentum to become a more prestigious global university in the near future. Using our momentum, Hanyang University’s great challenge to make a better world will continue in 2020. Global News Team

2020-01 22

[Special]The Relationship Between Birth Control and Women’s Rights

Contrary to Korea’s rapid development that thrusted the country from a war-ridden land to a leading nation of the information technology sector, many people have expressed concern over the conservative culture of the hermit kingdom which has yet to follow its development. Sex and birth control are subjects of taboo—which have been regarded as things to be discussed behind closed doors. However, Kim Sun-hyung (School of Nursing, Master's Program) sees them as directly related to human health, which should be understood by both genders. In her recent book, We Don’t Know Birth Control examines these issues with an introduction to the history of birth control, the various methods of contraception, and women’s rights. Kim Sun-hyung (School of Nursing, Master's Program) worked as a nurse for 10 years before she became an editor for the book publishing company Param. “There are many diseases and difficulties regarding pregnancy, and many people express concern over having no choice but to give birth,” said Kim. “I think that bringing these issues out can improve society. Throwing away the humiliation that comes from this topic will make people take an active role in taking care of their health.” Working as a nurse for 10 years, Kim has seen many women in various stages of life. Teenagers, pregnant women, housewives and working mothers would lay down their worries to Kim and talk of their real-life issues. Kim was interested about how their lives and relationships with their families affect the society, which was why she started writing her book. Kim's We Don’t Know Birth Control published by Param (Photo courtesy of Param) The earliest records of birth control date back to the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian eras in 1850 BC. These records show that there were birth control methods that placed honey, acacia leaves, and crocodile dung in the vagina. At the time, people thought it would block sperm from entering the womb. On the other hand, the most widely used contraceptive device, condoms, were invented in the early 18th century. Unlike today’s latex condoms, they were at first made of linen or the intestines of young sheep. Thanks to Charles Goodyear’s invention of vulcanized rubber in 1844, its mass production become possible, which offered a cheap and safe solution to safe sex that is used to this day. There are other contraceptive methods such as birth pills and chemical shots. However, Kim said that people should always stay on the safe side by using condoms or female condoms with an additional birth control method when they have sex. She added that wearing a condom or a female condom is especially important because creating a physical barrier between sexual organs is the only way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). Kim now works at Param as an editor. She writes and translates books on women's health and human rights. Shifting to the topic of women’s rights and the ban on birth control, the author introduced a revolutionary incident that became a landmark for contraception and the rights of women. Griswold v. Connecticut was a 1965 case about the access to contraception in Connecticut, United States. Before the trial, Connecticut law prohibited anyone from using "any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception." The Supreme Court invalidated the law as a violation to the right to marital privacy, which established a basis for the right to privacy with respect to intimate practices. Putting contraception in line with privacy enabled women to take care of themselves, allowing them to be in charge of their own bodies. “The right to reproduce and the right to choose for oneself are consequently the freedom not to give birth and the freedom to decide for themselves,” said Kim. “We need to recognize these things: ‘I have these rights,’ ‘I have the right to stay healthy,’ and ‘preventing conception is also my right.’ In a way, this is an act that takes responsible for ‘me’ in the future.” click to order a copy of We Don’t Know Birth Control Jung Myung-suk Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon Design by Oh Chae-won

2020-01 22

[Special]A Hanyang Student Co-Founded the Social Salon ‘Tobekant,’ Opening Another Phase of Discussion

Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies) and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering), the founders of Tobekant, were surprised at a phenomenon that millennials (those who were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) and Generation Z (those who born in the digital environment between the mid-1990s and early 2000s) understand social and political issues only by reading the titles of news articles or from popular comments. Lee and Park wanted to make a center point that people can get information considerably and get along with people who share similar values. As a result, Tobekant, a social salon—which is a meeting to share one's own preferences and opinions on a certain topic—was born. ▲ Tobekant aims for ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) Tobekant began with a slogan of ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ It holds meetings not only under the topics of current issues and politics, but also under love, business, start-ups, and movies. For more information, please refer to the website of Tobekant. The executive members of Tobekant provide an environment to share opinions freely after opening gatherings according to topics. There are no limitations such as occupation, age, or gender to be a member, but one has to keep the first principle of ‘listening to others carefully and unconditionally.’ Through unconditional attention, members share their thoughts. Adhering to the first principle forms an atmosphere that people can share their preferences and opinions. Lee and Park said, “Members can form shared thoughts, and it can further develop into a healing process to keep one’s composure.” ▲Members of Tobekant are speaking candidly with a mask. (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) One can see members of Tobekant wearing a mask within Tobekant activities. The ‘Mask Debate’ where people talk to each other with a mask is a special characteristic of Tobekant. Lee found out that people are hesitant to join a conversation on political and social issues after interviewing more than 50 people. He sought ways to cultivate an active debating culture. Inspired by a quote from Oscar Wilde: 'Man is least himself when he talks in his person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’ He also gained inspiration from a TV show called the ‘Masked Singer,’ from which he made the ‘Mask Debate.’ ▲The founding members of Tobekant are Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of `15), Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies Class of `04), Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04), and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) from the left. (Photo courtesy of Lee Jong-won) Lee and Park dreamed of starting a start-up while taking classes for around two years as convergence startup majors. They made their mind to open a start-up as they took an actual start-up workshop class by Professor Kang Chang-gyu (Startup Support Foundation). With the help of Professor Kang and their trials, their dream was boosted as the idea was chosen as a pre-startup package project of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development. Furthermore, the team of Tobekant was born last July as they scouted Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) and their high school friend Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of '15). They will apply for the early startup package project when support from the pre-startup package ends this March. As a strength of Tobekant, Lee said being all-student founders is the one. “Since we are students who studied at universities that promote startups, we have the composure to fail, not to be impatient for success,” said Lee. Being all friends, their startup goals are trust and friendship, not success. A strong trust is a priority in any situation, and it could be found in their partnership agreement. In the document, it is written: ‘the ultimate goal of this Partnership Agreement is to make sure that the friendship of the four founding members is not damaged.’ Global News Team

2020-01 20

[Special]YouTube Becomes a Field of Discipline

YouTube is a free video platform in which people around the world spend their pastime. It has become a vital part of people’s lives since the popularization of smartphones. Following the ripple effect of YouTube, influencers started to earn unprecedented profits through the platform. Here is Kim Eun-jae (Department of Media Communication, Master’s Program) who reflected this phenomenon into a field of study. Kim Eun-jae (Department of Media Communication, Master's Program) studied how YouTube influencers earned their profits efficiently. (Photo courtesy of Google) Kim published a paper titled 'A Study on Advertising Effect Depending on Type of Information Source and Displaying of Economic Support in Influencer Marketing: Focusing on YouTube' on the Journal of Digital Contents Society. The paper has received some media attention as it was selected as one of the most read papers in DBPia – Korea’s largest multidisciplinary full-text database platform for journal articles – last year. “The research was conducted to seek the difference in advertising effects as spending patterns in legacy media and new media vary,” said Kim. With the help of Professor Whang Sang-chai (Department of Media Communication) as a corresponding author, Kim analyzed the advanced studies and made a survey based on two criteria – whether the influencer is a celebrity and whether the economic interest emerged in an explicit way. The status of the influencer did not show a significant difference in the advertising effect. Kim attributed this to the communicating feature of new media. “I expect that both being familiar with the audience contributed to the undistinguishable result,” explained Kim. However, the overtness of advertising had a prominent effect. “As Personal Media gained popularity, sponsorship indicates one’s standing as an influencer,” said Kim. “This result was against our expectations, rather meeting the forecast of Great Library – a famous YouTube content creator.” Kim found out that influencers received more profit by showing off their sponsorship to subscribers. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim recently made a follow-up study on YouTube subscriptions. “Demanding ‘Like’ and ‘Subscription’ explicitly has become a culture as it is deeply related to the profit model,” said Kim. “I was curious about how people wear out on this phenomenon and cancel a subscription.” Some say that you can find something truly important in an ordinary minute. Kim is expanding the horizons of academics as he explores what pass by casually in their daily life. Oh Kyu-jin

2020-01 18

[Special]Hanyang University’s Members-Only Bank That Seeks to Help Students Financially

Pursuing higher education can be quite challenging for college students, especially for people who are having difficulties making ends meet. According to a 2019 report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on education, tuition fees in independent private tertiary institutions were on average $8,760 for bachelor degree programs per year, placing Korea in fourth place among OECD countries with the highest tuition fees. Hanyang University’s Kidaribank, a members-only bank that is run by students, seeks to alleviate financial pressure by offering quick loans, education, and various services to Hanyang University students. Founded in 2015, Kidaribank has 20 to 30 executives and around 235 members. The organization is not an ordinary bank, as it is actually a club that offers loaning services exclusively to Hanyang University students. Kidaribank also does not require background checks or financial statements from clients when they grant loans. Instead, collateral is based on the status of the loaner as a Hanyang University student, and the plans they submit on how the money will be used. Kidaribank seeks to create an impact on society as members are not only offered financial support, but are also educated on financial management and other highly-sought-after job skills, such as Microsoft Excel and the programming language R that will help them become financially independent. Kidaribank’s official logo (Photo courtesy of Lee) In order to become a Kidaribank member, applicants must friend the bank on Kakao Talk’s Plus Friend and submit their information. Regardless of nationality or financial status, one can become a member as long as they are currently enrolled in Hanyang University or are taking a leave of absence (visiting students from other universities are not eligible). Members are required to make a minimum investment of 10,000 won ($8.6). The money invested reflects how much a member can loan from the bank, with the maximum loan being 10 times the amount that the member invested in the bank. Kidaribank currently offers one fund called ‘short-dari,’ which means short legs in Korean (the opposite of kidari, long legs). The fund lends members a maximum of 300,000 won and is without interest. However, members are given the chance to donate an ‘autonomous interest,’ a policy in line with the bank’s objective to create social impact that seeks to help students financially. (From left) The chairman of the board of directors Lee Jae-hyuk (Department of Sociology, 3rd year) and a former chairman of the board of directors Kim Min-jae (Department of Financial Management, 4th year) of Kidaribank In order to apply for the loan, members need to download the application at the Kidaribank Kakao Talk page, fill it out, and send it to The application is currently offered in Korean, but one can chat with an executive through the Kidaribank Kakao Talk chat room, who will then offer assistance in filling out the form. Once the application is submitted, applicants will be evaluated non-face-to-face, based on the applicant’s plans on how the loan will be used. After this step, applicants will be interviewed by an executive, face-to-face. During this interview, new members will be also educated on their newfound status as a member. Loans can take up to a week and are to be paid back in six months. Overdue payments have a penalty of 1,000 won per month. “What Kidaribank really wants to do is to not only lend people 300,000 won, but to also promote the idea that this place creates social value by lending this money to Hanyang University students,” said Lee Jae-hyuk (Department of Sociology, 3rd year), the chairman of the board of directors of Kidaribank. “Not only do we offer loaning services such as the short-dari fund, but we also offer financial management classes, late-night snack give-outs, and education classes on Excel, stock exchange, or R programming to members.” Kidaribank has also collaborated with companies such as Kakao and the National Credit Union Federation of Korea (NACUFOK). Through these memorandums of understandings, Kidaribank has offered installment savings programs with guest lectures with the objective to help members achieve their dreams. Starting in 2020, Kidaribank plans on offering loans for monthly rent and a ‘quick-dari fund’ that simplifies the process of applying for a loan and shortens the timespan between application and loan deposit. Pictured is Kidaribank’s general meeting with members, which is held twice a year. (Photo courtesy of Lee) Kidaribank’s influence is not limited to Hanyang University alone. Starting with Hanyang, the bank has expanded its services to the University of Seoul, Dankook University’s Cheonan Campus, and Konkuk University. The branches are managed independently by students of each university. “Kidaribank’s members need to increase in order to offer more loans for the organization to be something more than just a lending business,” said Kim Min-jae (Department of Financial Management, 4th year), a former chairman of the board of directors of Kidaribank. “There are more students benefiting from it than one thinks, as the funds are created by the accumulated investments of Hanyang University students, which is circulated and always helping someone.” Lee (left) and Kim are posing in front of Kidaribank’s office. Kidaribank is located on the fifth floor of Hanyang University’s Hanyang Plaza Building. Jung Myung-suk Photos by Jung Myung-suk