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2018-11 01

[Special][Saranghandae] Hanyang University, Spreading Throughout the World

Zahin Hussain Piao JinLan Hanyang University (HYU) is spreading its competence not only within Korea but towards the whole world. HYU receives thousands of international students each semester and even the university’s employees consists of international staff members. We met two of these hard-working staffs, Zahin Hussain (Social Innovation Center) and Piao JinLan (Hanyang Happiness-Dream Center), to overlook the lives of international staff members. “For a better Hanyang, for a better world!” Zahin Hussain, from Canada, currently works in the Social Innovation Center, trying to strengthen international exchange and social venture programs. Even though Hussain is Canadian, she has worked in Asia for the past five years, including the Philippines and Vietnam, and has worked in Hanyang University since 2017. Hussain started her career in Asia in the Asian Development Bank. “I had great interest in Asian countries’ development, culture and their potential and this motivated me to engage in programs that support development not only in Asia, but the whole world,” reminisced Hussain. Throughout her numerous workplaces, she first came across HYU as she was working in the Asia Pacific Youth Exchange. HYU had a partnership with this program, which lead Hussain to be scouted to the Social Innovation Center after the program had come to an end. She still proceeds with the similar work she has been doing so far, trying to promote and advertise social ventures. “My first impression of Korea was indeed positive,” Hussain started off. She complimented that every aspect of Korea was significant, including people’s kindness and well developed telecommunication and transportation systems. As she complimented the various factors of Korea being the front-runner of Asia, she also expressed her surprise on the excessive meat consumption of Korea. “I actually became a vegetarian after I came to Korea. I was overwhelmed with the meat consumption of citizens here and wanted to be conscious of what I eat.” She now therefore works not only for social ventures, but also gives lectures on being a vegetarian. Hussain is currently active in supporting social innovation and the startup community. She gives lectures and have mentorship programs both inside and outside HYU, for startups and venture teams. Moreover, starting from this year, Hussain is studying for her MBA majoring in Korean and Asian Business Studies. She is currently preparing for a mentorship in Citypreneurs, organized by WFUNA (World Federation of United Nations Associations). She also expressed her thrill when students surprise her. “A lot of students show great improvement in their capability. However, students tend to surprise me when they make an achievement within the community or develop something by themselves. As I am supporting students to have better ideas, my heart fills with pride when they do something beyond what I could imagine,” explained Hussain. She thoroughly emphasized the current status of rapid changes – not only in Hanyang University, but Korea as a whole. In this dynamic environment, she wished all Hanyangians wouldn’t be afraid of it. “It’s natural to feel lost in the process of searching for your aptitude, but try hard to find what you love, especially in a university like Hanyang. “Making a bridge between Chinese and Korean students” Piao JinLan, working in the Office of International Affairs Hanyang Happiness Dream Center is the first foreign staff among Korean universities hired for counselling international students. As a Chinese herself, she thoroughly understands the situation of Chinese students and endeavors day and night to help them in all aspects. She has worked in HYU from 2013 to 2015, took a rest for a year and is continuing her work from 2017. Piao not only counsels Chinese students, but also manages student administration programs and university satisfaction surveys. Piao was initially interested in psychology and counselling since she was a university student, back in China. She first visited Korea as an exchange student in her third year for a semester Piao thoroughly enjoyed and received help from her psychology lectures, and therefore came back to Korea for her master’s degree, to learn psychology in depth. After her degree, Piao started working here right away. “I started with a wish to help Chinese students better adapt to Korean culture, as I have gone through the same concerns as a Chinese living in Korea,” expressed Piao. HYU is the outset in Korea to hire a staff for the counselling of international students. This shows how much HYU cares for all students, regardless of nationalities. It has already been almost ten years since Piao first came to Korea. For her, Korea is now just as comfortable as her home country. Piao reminisced her first impression of Korea as a small country that was extremely developed. “People work very hard but have great affection and care towards each other at the same time. This affection helped me a lot when I was tired or depressed. You can’t expect warm, private conversations in a workplace other than Korea,” smiled Piao. As counseling is her main duty, she puts her utmost effort to her field. As she meets each student face to face, she can realize the changes the students go through better than any other professors. Piao explained that she feels the most worthwhile when she notices the students have overcome their hardships and challenges. “Deciding to study overseas is a hard decision for everyone. There are culture and language barriers blocking them, and adapting to a completely new country requires excessive time and exertion. Looking at the students going through this tiresome process and overcoming themselves makes me proud of myself,” said Piao. Majoring in psychology itself requires endless training and studying. Since HYU is the first university in Korea to operate counseling program for international students, she had to study even more excessively. Now, as few more schools operate this program, a network between the teachers and students are forming. Through the counselling academy, they have discussions twice a month, and work on guidebooks for counselling international students. As the number of international students is drastically increasing, universities require more teachers who can take care of these students. Not only do they need more personnel, but they also need to improve the quality of their service. As a counselor for international students within Korea, Piao tries to be the ‘bridge’ to connect international students with Korean students. International students face hardships living in an unfamiliar environment, whereas Korean students also need to learn the way to coexist with students with diverse backgrounds. “I hope I would be able to give a hand for this situation to help students better understand each other.” expressed Piao. She sincerely thanked for the numerous students who were willing to help international students. “It is inevitably hard, especially when they take the same lectures, to work as a team. Despite these hardships, however, their intentions and actions are truly heartwarming. The fact that our university has a counselling program for international students shows how much the school cares for all students, in the students’ perspectives. This is definitely HYU’s strength and I am sure the students can feel it too. I hope, and I am sure that all students would remember this.” Being a foreign staff at HYU didn’t draw a conclusion of hardships and challenges. Instead, the staff members were able to spread their wings and truly perform what they excel at. With these young leaders who sincerely wishe for the development of the university Hanyang will continue on its upturn unceasingly. 1 Zahin Hussain is delivering various kinds of lectures 2 Hussain is mentoring her students at HYU Seventeen Hearts Festival 3 Piao is delivering speeches for international students, to better adapt to Korean culture 4 Piao enjoys working with her colleagues By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter) global@hanyang.ac.kr

2018-09 17

[Special][Card News] Setting a Good Example of Cooperation

▲ Click to read the English article - Setting a Good Example of Cooperation ▲ 카드뉴스의 원본 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 - 글로벌 한양, 중국유학생들을 위한 '맞춤형 지원' 노력

2018-09 16

[Infographics]Hanyang’s Division of Business Administration ranked as in the ‘Best' Category

On September 12, "The 2018 Joongang Ilbo University Assessment of Humanities·Social Science Departments” announced that Hanyang’s Division of Business Administration was ranked within the ‘Best’ category. Also, the Department of Sociology was evaluated as ‘Good’, and the Division of Business Administration (ERICA), Information Sociology (ERICA), and Korean Language & Literature (Seoul) as ‘Fair’. The evaluation of Humanities and Social Studies was conducted in three departments: Business Administration, Sociology, and Korean Language & Literature departments from 63 major, four-year universities nationwide, rated by the Joongang Ilbo University Assessment (to be announced in October). According to the evaluation results, among 59 universities, Hanyang (Seoul), Korea (Seoul), SNU, Ewha Womans University, and Korea Tech (KITU) were rated as the ‘Best’ in the Business Administration department. In the ‘Good’ category, Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyungsang Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Sookmyung Women's University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chonnam Nat’l University, Chung-ang University, Hongik University, and UNIST were rated. The other category of ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA), Catholic University, Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyonggi University, Kyungnam University, Kyunghee University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sogang University, University of Seoul, SunMoon University, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Chonbuk Nat’l University, Chungbuk Nat’l University, and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. In the Sociology Department (29 schools), Kyunghee and Seoul Nat’l University received the 'Best'. Hanyang (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), University of Seoul, Ewha Womans University and Chung-ang University were evaluated as ‘Good'. The other category ‘Fair’ includes Hanyang (ERICA) and Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungbuk University, and Hallym University. Among the department of Korean Language & Literature (48 schools), the universities rated as ‘Best’ are: Korea University (Seoul), Seoul Nat’l University, University of Seoul, and Hongik University. In another category of 'Good' includes Konkuk University (Seoul), Dongguk University, Pusan Nat’l University, Sungkyunkwan University, Ajou University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewah Womans University, and Chung-ang University. The last category of 'Fair' is rated among Hanyang (Seoul), Kyungpook Nat’l University, Kyunghee University, Kookmin University, Pukyong Nat'l University, Sogang University, Sookmyong Women's University, Soongsil University, Wonkwang University, Incheon National University, Inha University, and Chungbuk Natioanl University. Hanyang University (Seoul) received high marks by having rich support for in-school research (the third highest rate on professors’ individual research fund) and student employment rates (the fourth highest on a net employment rate). The JoongAng Ilbo introduced a project by Hanyang’s Social Innovation Lab that sells artwork from disabled artist, Tak Yong-joon, and some projects related to the sales of art. It also explained, “The Department of Business Administration at Hanyang University (Seoul) has achieved excellent results with up-to-date programs, unlike the conventional lecture style. It provides students with an opportunity to start their own business and develop marketing skills.” Meanwhile, this year's Joongang Ilbo University Assessment on the Department of Humanities and Sociology was based on 14 indicators: professors' research capability and condition (8 indicators) and educational conditions for students and achievements (6 indicators). It applied 11 to 14 indicators, having a total score calculated as 200 in the Department of Business Administration and 180 in Korean Language & Literature. By adding up the scores, it rated ▲Best (top 10%) ▲Good (top 25%) ▲Fair (top 50%). Departments that are out of top 50 percent were not rated.

2018-09 14

[Infographics]2018 Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments

On September 11, the four-year University Ranking of the Engineering Departments by the Joongang Daily announced that Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering was ranked within the 'Best' category. In addition, the Department of Nuclear Engineering (Seoul), the Department of Industrial Engineering (Seoul), and the Department of Industrial Management Engineering (ERICA) were evaluated under the 'Fair' category. This year's ranking of Engineering Departments was conducted for the Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Nursing, etc., from the 63 major domestic four-year universities, which will receive the Joongang Daily University Rankings of Comprehensive Evaluation to be announced at the end of October. According to the results of the evaluation by departments, Hanyang University (Department of Energy Engineering) and UNIST (School of Energy Engineering) were the best in the 'Departments of Energy and Nuclear Engineering' (22 schools). In the 'Good' category, Kyungpook University School of Energy Engineering, KAIST Department of Nuclear and Quantum Engineering, and UNIST Department of Nuclear Engineering were ranked. Also, Hanyang University (Seoul Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Kyunghee University · Seoul National University (Department of Energy Resources Engineering) · Seoul National University (Department of Nuclear Engineering) · Inha University · Jeju University were graded in the 'Fair' category. Seoul National University (Department of Industrial Engineering), Postech (Department of Industrial Management Engineering), and KAIST (Department of Industrial and System Engineering) were ranked under the 'Department of Industrial Engineering's (34 schools) 'Best' category. Konkuk University (Seoul)·Korea University(Seoul)·Seoul National University of Science & Technology·Ajou University·Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked under the 'Good' category, and Hanyang University (Seoul)·Hanyang University (ERICA)·Dongguk University·Busan University·Sungkyunkwan University·Soongsil University·Incheon National University·Chonnam National University·Hankuk University of Foreign Studies were ranked within the 'Fair' category. For the Department of Nursing (37 schools), the Catholic University of Korea·Ajou University·Jeju University were ranked under the 'Best' category. For the 'Good' category: Kangwon National University (Samcheok)· Kyungpook National University· Kyunghee University· Seoul National University· Yonsei University· Ewha University, and for the 'Fair' category: Kyungnam University· Gyeongsang University· Korea University (Seoul)· Tongmyong University· Inha University· Jeonju University· Chungang University· Chungnam University were ranked. Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering has received the 'Best' category in this evaluation. The Joongang Daily announced that "There is a professor from Hanyang University Department of Energy Engineering who is a world-renowned authority on electric car battery research," and "Professor Sun is also one of the top 1% researchers in the world (29 in Korea), selected by 'Clarify Analytical' (global academic information analysis agency) in 2017. Additionally, they explained that "Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering received a high evaluation in research as well as student education. The highest rate of scholarship per student and employment rate (83.3%) per student was recorded." Meanwhile, the results of this year's ranking for the Engineering Deparments are as follows: ▲ 6 indicators of professors' competence and conditions ▲ The score is 200 out of the 12 indicators in the two categories of 6 indicators of student educational conditions and achievements (180 out of the nursing department) . The Joongang Daily explained, "The value of each indicator has increased accuracy through the process of confirming their indicator value to universities by using the university's leverage disclosure of (University Alert) published data and the Korea Research Foundation Professor of Research Performance Data." Based on the combined score, the evaluation's subject department is graded as ▲ Best (Top 10%) ▲ Good (Top 25%) ▲ Fair (Top 50%), and for the top 50% of the departments didn't set the grade separately.

2018-09 01

[Special][Saranghandae] Special Summer Memories

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

2018-09 01

[Special][Saranghandae] Special Summer Memories

▲ HISS students celebrated their successful summer vacation through the graduation ceremony The 2018 Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) reached its successful conclusion on the 27th of July with the graduation ceremony held in the Hanyang Olympic Gymnasium. A little over 2,000 students from 49 different countries participated in this year’s HISS, the largest ever, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive from students and faculty alike. Earning credits and experiencing a range of activities in HISS’ edutainment-based program, this year’s participants expressed their overall satisfaction with many stating their desire to return. Another year of HISS After four weeks of attending intensive, 3-hours per day, 4-days a week classes and joining in a variety of offered activities, the graduation ceremony was held to celebrate not only the end of the program, but also to celebrate the participants’ accomplishment of successfully completing the fast-paced, highly focused curriculum. Since the start of HISS in 1990, when HISS was originally a program for overseas, ethnic Koreans designed to introduce them to Korean language and culture, HISS has been working tirelessly to improve both in quality and quantity. As a result, HISS is now recognized as the largest summer school program in Korea. HISS still maintains its original goal of introducing Korea, but is now far more inclusive and an extensive, offering various activities such as the Han River Cruise Party, Boryeong Mud Festival, and a visit to SM TOWN for K-pop fans. In comparison to last year, 143 additional students from 10 different countries participated as HISS students this summer. Not only did HISS offer students opportunities to partake in fun-filled events, but additionally, 126 more classes were offered in the 9 fields of Art & Design, Communication & Media, Business & Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Korean Studies & Language, Science & Math, Social Studies, and Engineering. Wrapping up four weeks Before the ceremony, students in graduation caps and gowns were busy mingling with friends and taking photos of their last moments at HISS. A mixture of relief, sadness, excitement, and enthusiasm could be seen on their faces as many took turns snapping photos in front of the designated photo wall. Even though the program lasted four weeks, the atmosphere of the ceremony did not seem different from any other graduations. As the clock reached 2:00 pm, the students found their seats, filling up the floor of the Olympic Gymnasium. The ceremony began with a congratulatory farewell speech from the Hanyang University President, Lee Young-moo and Michael Collins, a guest professor from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. Both congratulated all students for their hard work during the past four weeks and wished all students well as they returned to their home countries. Testimonials by a participating student and two international interns followed. Victoria Morrison from Wilkes University gave the first speech as the student representative. She energetically shared her own experience at HISS, describing herself as a normal university student and avid fan of K-pop and who loves to play and learn new things. Next, Beatriz Guintu from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Sylvester Sia from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), gave their speeches. They were the first international interns at HISS, working for the Office of International Affairs. As students who were able to experience something a bit more unique, they gave testimonials of what they had experienced as international students and interns at HISS. 1 Students are congratulating each other after completing their 4-week course 2 HISS students are performing fan dance on stage 3 Graduates are taking commemorative photos against photo wall 4 A student is receiving a certificate from his professor By On Jung-yun (Student Reporter) global@hanyang.ac.kr

2018-08 24

[Infographics]2 Hanyang graduates became prosecutor through the Korean bar examination

On August 1, among the 21 newly hired law school graduates who passed the fourth bar exam, two graduates are from Hanyang University (9.5 percent), ranked to be the sixth highest among major universities in Korea. According to the analysis of newly hired prosecutor's affiliated college (who passed the 4th bar exam), 5 of them(23.8%) graduated from Korea University, 3 from Seoul National ·Sungkyunkwan·Yonsei University and Postech respectively, and 2 graduated from Hanyang University(9.5%). When it comes to its status by age, 9 of them are 31 years old (42.9 %), 4 are 32 years old(19%), 4 are 28 years old(19%), 3 are 29 years old(14.3%) and one 1 is 33 years old(4.8%). ▶ Link for the article of the law journal (only in Korean)

2018-07 01

[Special][Saranghandae] The Hanyang Global Lions

▲ Members of the Hanyang Global Lions pose together in front of the Administration Building As an ever-growing international institution, Hanyang University serves as a classroom to a growing number of foreign students every year. Roughly 1,300 students visit HYU on a yearly basis, and the number is expected to grow. However, the thirst for education alone does not provide the necessary essentials for students studying on foreign soil. They require assistance with settling into their new environment in addition to activities outside of the curriculum in order to fully savor their experience. The Hanyang Global Lions was created precisely for this purpose. A Friend in Need As an affiliate organization under the Office of International Affairs, the main goal of the Hanyang Global Lions is to instill a sense of identity to foreign students as a member of Hanyang University. According to Hong Seung-woo, the current supervisor of the organization, “the vast majority of exchange students simply pass through the school as temporary visitors, with their stay varying from a single semester to a full year.” They are usually not even aware of the wide array of school events and activities until they take place. Foreign students need assistance adapting to general campus life, and the office wants to improve the satisfaction of their stay. “And what better way to do so than to help them make a friend?” answered Hong. Although there have been some efforts to facilitate foreign students settling into campus life, the Hanyang Global Lions is the first official organization created solely for this purpose. It is also worth noting that their operations revolve closely around the ideas of student members. Hong explained that the planning of projects is largely delegated by the students who prepare the project proposals in great details, from theme, budget, and means of transportation. “Aside from financial support, the role of the Office of International Affairs is to revise the project plans to make them more feasible,” explained Hong. He added that since the student members are the ones who directly interact with foreign students, he tries his best to guarantee their autonomy. In order to learn more about the Hanyang Global Lions in greater depth, an interview was conducted with Jang Su-bin (Division of International Studies 15) and Oh Jin-kyu (Business Administration 17). The two students were members of the executive team, which consisted of the president and four directors, each in charge of Student Support, External Cooperation, Strategic Planning, and General Affairs. As heads of Student Support and General Affairs, Su-bin and Jin-kyu described what it was like to work in the Hanyang Global Lions and shared some of their most memorable experiences. Creating the Blue Print Some of the specific projects that the Hanyang Global Lions have directed are field trips to historic sites and tourist attractions, as well as tours in the city regarding themes such as cherry blossom festivals, K-pop, and so on. They also operate a buddy matching program called HY-buddy, which designates a buddy for exchange students to help out with course applications, campus tours, and even language guidance. Subin and Jinkyu spoke on behalf of the Hanyang Global Lions when they expressed deep satisfaction with their work environment. “Many of our ideas are accommodated by the office, and it’s just a great opportunity to be able to plan, operate, and receive feedback on projects designed on our own,” explained Su-bin. So far, their results seem quite successful. Not only do foreign students find the program extremely helpful, the student members find it fulfilling. According to Jin-kyu, “Not only do we help foreign students, we also gain special memories.” However, this does not come without costs. As a new organization, the Hanyang Global Lions is under construction work. Conferencing among members as well as executives takes place on a frequent basis, which often takes up many hours. The two students agreed that this was a period of establishing the fundamentals of the organization, which will contribute to its future operations. Supervisor Hong added that trial and error is natural at this point, and that with the dedication that he has witnessed from the students, the Hanyang Global Lions will become a respected organization in time. The ultimate goal of the Hanyang Global Lions is to create a ubiquitous interface among foreign students and ordinary Korean students, so that they can feel like a genuine student at HYU. As an organization that members can feel a strong sense of pride, fulfillment, and belonging to the school, the two interviewees strongly urged HYU students to join the Hanyang Global Lions. Furthermore, supervisor Hong encourages foreign students to participate in their various programs, as he believes that it is one of the best ways to improve the quality of their experience in Korea. ▲ The Hanyang Global Lions touring the Seodaemun Prison History Hall By Lee Chang-hyun (Student Reporter) global@hanyang.ac.kr

2018-06 26

[Special][Card News] [Excellent R&D] Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Multi Layers

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2018-06 10

[Opinion][Op-ed] Hidden Camera Epidemic

More than 12,000 women from different cities gathered in front of Hyehwa Station in Seoul on May 19th. Chanting slogans such as “fair investigations” and “the same punishment for the same crime,” the protest reflected the collective emotional response from women that were triggered by the Hongik University male nude model hidden camera incident. The perpetrator of the incident was arrested just 12 days after the crime, whereas for incidents victimizing females, even when evidence is "collected and taken to the police,” they are said to be “impossible to find the perpetrator.” Such uproar comes from a deeply rooted mix of fear and distress that most South Korean women face everyday regarding hidden camera issues. Hyehwa Station protest on May 19th against supposedly biased investigation processes, after the Hongik University male nude model incident. (Photo courtesy of Yonhap News) The South Korean government censors all obscene materials including hardcore pornography. As it is illegal to distribute porn or any explicit display of sexual acts or body parts, there is an alarming amount of hidden camera (spy cam) footage or revenge porn (filmed with spy cams) online. Such illicit footage is often shot discreetly without the consent of the participants with smartphones or cameras, and are distributed without their knowledge. The problem has been aggravated over the years by the availability and accessibility of miniature cameras that come in all shapes and sizes. The proliferation of spy cam footage and revenge porn has always been an issue. In 2004, the government advised all cellular phone manufacturers to disable the muting of the shutter sound for camera phones in order to prevent inappropriate pictures being taken in crowded public places. However, around 2010, spy cameras became easily available for average citizens thanks to the advancement of technology. According to a miniature camera dealer in Yongsan, cameras in the form of smartphone cases, business card wallets, car keys, water bottles, and lighters are popular. There are even miniature cameras with night vision so one can film in the dark without being caught. Such cameras cost from around 100k won to 250k won, and one can film for about 3.5 hours max. (Photo courtesy of Yonhap News) According to statistics provided by the Korean National Police Agency, the number of crimes involving illegal photography and clips have increased sevenfold over the past few years, from 1,134 (2010) to 7,623 (2015), consisting of 84 percent women and 2.3 percent men. In 2018, 1,288 suspects in hidden-camera cases caught in January through mid-May were nearly all men. Such data naturally drives women to pick up defensive habits to protect themselves from sexual predators, such as scanning the corners of public bathrooms, and checking holes and nails in unusual spots. Of course, the issue does not solely target women, as men are also victimized at times as seen in the cases of Sogang University, Korea University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Hanyang University (ERICA campus), where males using restrooms also fell victims to hidden cameras. Starting from May 17th, 100days of concentrated crack down on female-targeted sexual crimes began, while the police partnered with universities such as the Hanyang ERICA Campus, for hidden camera inspections of campus bathrooms. (Photo courtesy of kpilbo.com) The fear does not just come from becoming a victim, but that the footage taken in all kinds of places may be shared on social media. Such footage is so difficult to take down, that out of 15,000 removal requests the Korea communications commission received over the past three years, only 3.7 percent (570) were erased. For some victims, they end up in prostitution after losing their jobs and social status, forced to spend about three million won each month to keep the contents off the internet. It seems that the aggravation of the issue has three main causes. First, the problem is that spycam or revenge porn is seen as just another genre of porn catering to different tastes, instead of as a criminal violation of women’s privacy. Supply and demand always have a correlation, and to prevent this, thorough sexual education on these subjects is definitely needed. Second, there needs to be a more specified legal definition of obscenity, allowing a stronger crackdown on, enforcement of, and punishment for these types of crimes. Lastly, awareness needs to be raised in order to prevent unhelpful police officers who fail to suffice the victims’ needs. Thankfully, legilation that would force perpetrators to pay for all the costs of deleting the footage they had spread, among other amendments, are in the process of being implemented in hopes of strengthening the prevention of and the prosecution process of digital sexual crimes. Park Joo-hyun julia1114@hanyang.ac.kr