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Instead of staying on campus during the exam period, Hanyang University students headed to the DHL Korea headquarters in Seoul. This was to present an on-site project with DHL, where students prepared an answer to the question, 'How can exporting e-commerce companies use DHL instead of other express logistics companies?' The lively discussion at the scene seemed like a meeting of DHL employees, but it was actually the final exam scene of Hanyang University's Management Problem Solving Practice class. The students received in-depth basic training and had a Q&A session on e-commerce duties from the DHL staff in advance. They also acquired on-site knowledge needed to complete the assignment by visiting the DHL gateway directly. In addition to DHL, Hanyang students are taking special classes to receive projects from various companies. This teaching method is ‘IC-PBL(Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning)’, an outstanding educational model unique to Hanyang University. What is Hanyang University’s IC-PBL? Hanyang University provides specialized PBL education to strengthen the connection between the university and industries. IC-PBL refers to Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning. In this context, Industry means society as a whole beyond the industry itself. In Hanyang’s IC-PBL class model: (1) companies directly deliver the project to the students, (2) the students design a class scenario using the given topic. Then, (3) based on the scenario, lectures will be organized to have discussions and trainings, and lastly, (4) students will be evaluated by company experts. IC-PBL can be divided according to different class types as follows. ‘Merge: field integrated type’; ‘Evaluate: on-site evaluation type’; ‘Create: problem solving type’; ‘Anchor: on-site problem type’ (Refer to the diagram below). As of 2018, a total of 28 companies are participating in the IC-PBL program and the number is increasing every year. Why IC-PBL? Conventional university lectures were mostly teacher-centered; students passively take in the lectures, and receive good grades on the subject by memorizing lecture notes. However, this approach has only made students passive, and they lacked the ability to find answers on their own. One of ‘The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ presented by the World Economic Forum is 'Problem Solving Ability'. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is crucial to foster problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, as well as cooperation skills to solve problems, rather than simple memorization. In line with this, universities have the duty of finding and innovating more effective teaching methods. Hanyang University's IC-PBL teaching model is one of the best teaching methods for this demand. By expanding on-site practical learning in classes and carrying out problem-solving projects, students can naturally cultivate ‘creativity’ through generating new ideas, through the ‘ability to cooperate’ and through ‘critical thinking’ to make a rational decision among team members. As a result, these lectures help students improve their problem solving skills. The performance of introducing IC-PBL classes has also been steadily shown. The number of students taking IC-PBL classes at Hanyang University increased dramatically from 96 in 2016 to 4,015 in 2018. At the same time, the class satisfaction rate rose from 3.7 to 4.0. The rise in education satisfaction is largely attributed to the fact that students are leading the class, unlike conventional classes. In fact, the students had to put a lot of effort, but they said that they had much to learn. The IC-PBL class can kill two birds with one stone by increasing students' educational satisfaction and improving their problem solving ability. (left) Number of Hanyang students completing IC-PBL classes (right) Satisfaction rate of students completing IC-PBL classes Increasing international interest in IC-PBL classes Hanyang University's IC-PBL class in line with industry-university cooperation is also attracting international attention. This can be proven by the fact that Hanyang University's IC-PBL class is listed at the UNESCO PBL Center. On the PBL Center page, hosted by AALBORG University in Denmark and sponsored by UNESCO, introduces PBL cases from 20 universities around the world for the exchange and development of PBL curriculum, and Hanyang University’s IC-PBL is also listed as a representative example. (https://www.ucpbl.aau.dk) Moreover, Hanyang's IC-PBL homepage shows that various institutions are paying attention to the program. The website, opened with the establishment of the IC-PBL Center in September of 2016, allows viewers to download IC-PBL cases, forms, and materials. It is a very active community for sharing information. The cumulative number of downloads by universities and educational institutions in Korea and abroad through the website is approximately 7,500. (http://pbl.hanyang.ac.kr) Efforts to Spread – IC-PBL TIP Program IC-PBL is also of great interest to the Korean government. In July of 2019, Ministers in charge of personnel management of Korean government officials and 34 personnel from 9 government agencies visited the Hanyang IC-PBL center to participate in the program called IC-PBL TIP (Hereinafter referred to as TIP). TIP is a program designed specifically to drive diffusion and innovation by sharing the best practices with IC-PBL excellence. In addition to the designated programs, TIP offers customized courses for the applicant group. To devise a new paradigm shift in human resource development of government agencies, officials participated in the '1 day TIP' that includes the following programs: (1) consulting managers preparing for the introduction and upgrade of the IC-PBL curriculum, (2) developing scenarios to successfully lead the IC-PBL class, (3) preparing an optimized operational plan, and (4) experiencing new educational approaches by sharing successful IC-PBL classes. Hanyang University has successfully introduced the IC-PBL classes that communicate with industry for the first time in Korea. Hanyang shares the know-how of IC-PBL operation with universities and institutions around the world. Hanyang is leading the ‘Sharing Education’ paradigm.
▲ 카드뉴스의 한글 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 국제 여름학교 학생들, “한국 전통 부채춤 수업 너무 재밌어요” ▲ Click to read the English article Korean Traditional Fan Dance Performed by Foreign Students
Heavy rain visited the campus of Hanyang University on the 1st of August. HY cameras were there to capture Hanyangians in the rain around Aejeemun. After the rain concluded, Hanyangians could be seen enjoying the cool weather. ▲ On August 1st, a heavy rain shower fell onto the campus. ▲Students can be seen taking shelter from the sudden rain. ▲ 'Where did my other slipper go?' ▲Students are crouching in their umbrellas as much as they can to avoid getting wet. ▲The rain shower made Hanyangians' friendships much stronger. ▲ A Hanyangian is marching in the rain. ▲ Exit 2 of Hanyang University Station is reflected on a puddle. ▲The Old Administration Building and the blue sky can be seen reflected on stagnant water.
On July 20th, the special admissions process of written examinations and interviews took place for foreign nationals and foreign students at Hanyang University Seoul campus. The students' parents waited for their children in the hot and humid weather in front of Engineering Building I, where the examination took place. ▲ The parents are checking the exam room numbers in front of the Engineering Builiding I, where the examinination took place. ▲ Parents are waiting under the shade of trees for the examination to end. The admissions process for 2020 has begun, along with the special admissions process for foreign nationals and foreign students. A total of 444 students applied for the foreign nationals and foreign students admission process, and 56 of students who graduated from foreign middle and high schools will be selected, resulting in a competition rate of 7.91 to 1. Moreover, an undecided number of students who attended elementary, middle, and high schools abroad as well as North Korean defectors will be selected. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com
Today, international students can easily be spotted in Korean universities. This includes Hanyang University, where the total number of foreign students make up around 10 percent of both Seoul and ERICA campuses. The program Documentary 3 Days from the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), recently captured an image of foreign students on the campus of Hanyang University, which was broadcasted on May 26th under the title “The World that They Live In.” Kang Min-seung, the Program Director (PD) of Documentary 3 Days, is explaining the message that he wanted to deliver through the program. Documentary 3 Days and the Program Director Kang Min-seung The program Documentary 3 Days captures a natural image of certain events or phenomena within a restricted location and limited time of 72 hours. Having first started in 2007, it is a long-running program that is still widely loved by its viewers. Kang Min-seung is a Program Director (PD) of the program’s team. Having noticed the recent rapid increase in international students at Korean universities, Kang decided to capture this phenomenon through Documentary 3 Days. Receiving a lot of help from Professor Han Dong-seob (Department of Media Communication), the 32nd president of the Korea Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies (KABS), and Professor Lee Kee-jeong (Department of English Language and Literature), the former head of the Hanyang University Office of International Affairs (OIA), Kang was able to plan the overall layout of the program. Selecting the cast with the help of OIA, four students were casted in sharing their stories as foreign students of Hanyang. In addition to providing insights into the recent phenomenon of an increased number of international students, Kang also wanted to deliver the message that although we may look different in race or nationality, we are all same students underneath and live similar lives. “There are no clear standards in differentiating myself from others. ‘We’ and ‘they’ are terms that can differ depending on how we regulate subjects. This is why I wanted to show that the lives and passions of foreign students are no different from those of Korean students through this program,” explained Kang. According to Kang, a documentary program is one that records important events within the current society, and as the PD, he is able to tell the story from his own perspective. It is when viewers are able to sympathize with his version of the story that makes Kang feel his work is most worthwhile. As for the recent episode “The World that They Live In,” it was met with a strong reaction. The four main students were portrayed well, and viewers showed a strong response to the phenomenon of an increase in foreign students at Korean universities. Interview with Kevin and Emile The program focused mainly on four students, with Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year) and Emile Davos (Division of International Studies, 4th year) being two of them. In the program, the two students shared their ideas and what they have actually felt as foreign students at Hanyang University. Q. Please give a brief introduction of yourself and how you came to participate in the documentary. Kevin: I am Kevin Bernardo from the Republic of Mozambique. I thought that it would be a great opportunity to star in a Korean show, while being able to introduce not only Hanyang University, but also Mozambique. Emile: I am Emile Davos, and I’m from the Netherlands. I was contacted by the university. I got a phone call saying I was recommended for the show by someone. They asked if I was willing to participate, and I said I was. Q. What did you feel while participating in the program? Kevin: I was worried, as I am not completely fluent in Korean but everything turned out okay. Although it was not broadcasted, there was a scene in which I became aware of the fact that I should contact my family more often. Emile: It was a fun experience and at times it felt slightly staged, but it was nice to share my experience of being here in Korea and sharing about my time at Hanyang. Hanyang has given me a lot, so I was happy to repay the favor. Q. What is it like to be a foreign student at Hanyang University? Kevin: Many courses in Hanyang are taught in English, which enables foreign students like me to keep track. Also I was able to meet both great foreign and Korean friends at Hanyang. I have heard that there are certain social groups that do not accept foreigners. This was a shame, as I was able to have a wonderful experience as a member of the social group “Hasra.” There is also the saying that when doing team projects, certain Korean students avoid foreign students. I hope that an environment in which they can all better collaborate will come. Emile: It was a bit too superficial and short to really get into what my time here at Hanyang looks like. Also, it was a busy week for me besides school, so I couldn’t fully concentrate on it, but it’s nice to know that there is an interest in international students like myself. Q. What was the reaction like after the program? Kevin: After the program was released, there were local residents that recognized me. Many professors also told me that they saw me on the program and even congratulated me on my appearing in the program. Emile: I actually got approached quite a bit by strangers on the street and was even asked to take a picture together. Q. Is there anything you’d like to add? Kevin: When doing a team project, I hope that international students are not simply avoided. I hope that Korean students try to understand their situations about coming to and studying in a foreign country. A little help would be a great support for them. The finals are coming up, so I hope everyone has great results and enjoys their holidays. Hope to meet you all at school! Emile: I hope Hanyang can push more towards globalizing the university and really make it attractive for foreign students to consider doing their bachelors here. I have made some good friends here at Hanyang, and even though I am happy that I will graduate this semester, I will always look back on my time at Hanyang as a good time.
As the hot summer took hold, roughly 2,000 students from 54 countries knocked on the doors of Hanyang University. The 2019 Hanyang International Summer School (HISS) that began on July 1st will run for 4 weeks, until the 26th. We picked up our camera and captured their grand entrance. ▲A student wearing a traditional Chinese qipao is crossing in front of the Administration Building holding a HISS printed eco bag. ▲Sofia Lee (Majoring in Media, left) from Cornell University and Claudia Blanco (Majoring in Media) are doing an assignment for their International Advertising and Communication course in the 1st floor café of Hanyang Cyber University. ▲Sun Lu (孙露, left) and Jang Min (张闽, Majoring in Business Administration) said, "We chose Hanyang University for international summer school as there is a wide spectrum of courses to choose from.” ▲A couple from the National University of Singapore is posing with heart-shaped fingers. ▲Students from Singapore Nanyang Technological University are happily having a conversation while enjoying dinner at the Haengwon Park restaurant on campus. ▲ Students are excitedly participating in the Korean Language 3 (Intermediate) course that is held at 6 p.m. in the International Building. Students participating in HISS have found their way to us. You may have simply passed by these visitors who came from all across the globe. The next time you see them, give them a warm smile and a friendly wave. Let's welcome them with open hearts and minds! A person coming is indeed, an enormous thing. He comes with his past, present And his future. A person’s lifetime comes with him. Vulnerable, So, broken on the way, The heart comes- that thread, The heart that wind might trace. If my heart imitates such wind, It will in the end be a friendly reception. Jung Hyun-jong, 「Visitor」 Article, Photo by Lee Hyeon-seon firstname.lastname@example.org
▲ 카드뉴스의 한글 기사는 아래에서 읽을 수 있습니다 문화재가 된 한양대 구본관을 알아보자! ▲ Click to read the English article Hanyang University History Museum Becomes a Cultural Property of Korea
Hanyang University ERICA Campus's Spring Festival was held from the 21st until the 23rd of May. A diverse group of people came to enjoy the festival, including but not limited to Hanyang students and their families, high schoolers, and alumni. This was due to the arrangement of the concept "New-tro (Neologism that combines New and Retro, which stand for a newly developed trend to enjoy retro things)" was the theme for this festival, and it was a day of harmony for all generations to enjoy. The haze that they made up was deeper during the night compared to the daytime. Moments were captured in which people who were with Hanyang exclaimed Carpe Diem (Seize the day) in respectively unique ways. The day of the festival: Hotter than the sun ▲ Thrilled students are moving to the Track and Field, where the heart of the festival is ongoing. ▲Promotion going on at the booth (bar) with the theme of animation "Crayon Shin Chan." ▲One student is striking a dynamic pose at s photo zone. The night of the festival: Passion of Hanyang never fades away ▲The night market esd filled with enthusiasm from the early afternoon. ▲Happy people listening to the singer Davichi’s songs. ▲On-site staff are setting up the stage for a smooth procedure. ▲Teuroteu singer Hong Jin-young is directly in communion with her fans. ▲The sight of two children and their mother enjoying the festival was memorial. ▲The safety guards are pushing back the fences to make sure no accidents happen due to the lively festival. ▲All the audience gazing at the stage has on a smile on their faces. Article, Photos by/ Lee Hyeon-seon email@example.com
Hanyang University is bright even at nights. Lecture rooms and libraries are luminous as students are preparing for their mid-term exams. ▲ The view of Wangsimni from the College of Humanities ▲ The view of Hanyang University from the pedestrian bridge connected to the exit 4 ▲ The view of Chung Mong-Koo Automotive Research Center from the Amphitheater ▲ Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library is busy at nights with students preparing for mid-term exams ▲ The view of the College of Social Sciences from Hanmadang ▲ The Administration Building and History Museum from Aejeemun Translated by: Jeon Chae-yun firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanyang University, as one of the leading universities in Korea, possesses fitting traits for the globalized world today in that it creates and maintains numerous relations with other countries and universities abroad. Among those international affairs is “STEM Camp for fostering Future UAE Scientists in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era,” in which Hanyang University cordially planned and invited the UAE students to participate in a customized study program over the span of 2 weeks from March 29 to April 13, 2019. Having completed every planned schedule, the program has successfully reached its end. The study tour program invited 40 high school students from the UAE to the Seoul Campus of Hanyang University, all of whom were selected by the UAE Ministry of Education. The program consisted of various content, including 6 special lectures conducted by renowned Hanyang faculty members, 6 hands-on workshops based on student projects, and 6 diverse cultural and industry-related excursions. The curriculum of the program revolved around science, technology, engineering, and math, thereby coordinating with the goal of fostering the talents of the 4th Industrial Revolution. More specifically, the objectives of the program were to raise the awareness of the UAE students about STEM education, to help them cultivate their knowledge and skills needed in the Era of 4th Industrial Revolution, to promote the importance of Technology and Science, which are key solutions for various global issues, to teach students how to transform ideas into practice, and, lastly, to offer the UAE students the opportunity to study and experience sustainable development. Besides, the goal was also to offer various culturally enriching activities and to mold students into potential global leaders and scientists who will be well-rounded and multi-culturally aware. The STEM Camp was scheduled with morning lectures, which were followed by respective afternoon workshops. The first lecture was ‘Understanding Korean culture, history, and society: Comparative Studies between Korea and the UAE’ by Professor Yun Seong-won from the Department of Korean Studies, followed by ‘Understanding the Semiconductor Industry of Korea’ by Professor Park Jae-Gun from the Department of Electronics Engineering. Next up was Professor Lee Young-moo, the former President of Hanyang’s ‘Sustainable Development Solution, Energy Engineering’, which was then followed by Professor Sunwoo Myoung-ho’s (Department of Automotive Engineering) ‘Future Automotive Engineering’ lecture. Next was Professor Yoon Chong-seung’s (Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering) ‘Energy conversion and transfer.’ Concluding the special lecture session was Professor Bae Tae-jun’s (Department of Entrepreneurship) ‘Global Entrepreneurship-Launch your Startup.’ Fueled by the special lectures in the morning, the students headed to student project workshops in compliance with the morning lecture topics in the afternoon. The workshops enabled students to deepen their understanding on various topics and acquire knowledge and skills through hands-on exercises and experiments. The first workshop was ‘Discovering Korean culture, history, and society by using GPS Devices’ in which students conducted a GPS treasure hunting game with clues about Korean culture, history, and society. The second workshop was ‘Computational Thinking with a coding project’ where students were given a microprocessor kit programmed for performing simple tasks and learn how to interface with input and output devices through a microprocessor. Next, the ‘Fuel Cells Experiment’ followed the third lecture. In his workshop, students learned how to produce hydrogen gas from simple electrolysis of water using a solar cell panel. Moving on, the next workshop was ‘Building a self-driving Robot Car,’ which was an extension from the microprocessor workshop that dealt with building a mini-car that is capable of basic obstacle evasion, line tracing, and Bluetooth communication. The fifth workshop, ‘Superconductivity and wireless energy transfer,’ required the students to demonstrate how energy is converted from one form to another and physically transferred. Last but not least, ‘Design and Make your own Business Plan’ gave students an opportunity to experience starting a business, through working on teamwork idea development, business model development, and environment analysis and feasibility study. As the program not only placed an emphasis on the academic aspect but also the culturally well-rounded characteristics of the talented students, the program also arranged visits to Seoul and some other parts of Korea, exploring different sites and places of interest ranging in significance from historical, to technological, scientific, industrial and cultural places. The Seoul Tour, consisting of Gyeongbokgung, Insadong Street, Cheonggyecheon, and the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History were prepared, allowing the students to have an insight into Korean culture and history. Moreover, Samsung d’light, Lotte Seoul Sky, and Everland were also visited. Going beyond the boundary of Seoul, excursions to other parts of Korea were also made, such as the Hyundai Motor Factory in Asan, the Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, and the National Science Museum in Daejeon. As the program concluded to its finish line, the participating students seemed to have been satisfied, as they responded with positive feedback. One of the students who was pleased with the event, Hind Faisal Alkaabi commented, “I really enjoyed this program, and I loved the University support, and maybe one day, I will come and join Hanyang University as a student.” Another content student, Mariam Saqr Nasir Alzaabi, said, “the program was very impressive, and we gained and developed our skills in scientific materials that will help us in the future to innovate and develop things that benefit us in our lives and benefit the lives of others.” Seeing that the program had successfully fulfilled its mission, the senior manager of the program also seemed thrilled and commented that Hanyang University made the utmost effort to design a compact and fulfilling program with high quality lectures, workshops, and field trips, upon the request of the UAE Ministry of Education. Although the preparation process and coordination was challenging, it was very rewarding and meaningful when all the participants were passionately engaged in the activities and satisfied with the program. “We hope this will activate more educational collaborations with the UAE, and we hope to host other similar programs in the future,” wished the manager. As Hanyang boasts its long pioneering history of engineering programs and varied experiences of educating international students, there is no doubt the UAE participants benefited from this meticulously developed study tour program. After two weeks of passionate learning and participation in multifarious activities, the graduation ceremony for the STEM Camp was held on April 11, on the Seoul Campus of Hanyang University. With the participants showing positive reactions regarding the program, further relations between countries are expected to form with the UAE in the future.
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