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2019-12 10

[Special]Looking for Colorful Experiences in Korea?

What is Hanyang Global Lions(HGL)? Hanyang Global Lions (HGL) is a student organization under the Office of International Affairs that promotes exchange experience between exchange students and Hanyang University students. Hanyang Global Lions is involved in the implementation of many events including the HY-BUDDY system, as well as events for exchange students including the exchange student OT, the welcome and farewell party, Korean culture experience through field trips, a tour of Seoul, and the Study Abroad Fair. In addition, the student organization also operates various HGL clubs. The club that first spread its wings in 2018 is currently run by a total of 15 members, with 5 executive team members and 10 members belonging to either the management support team, the planning team, and the media team. The cooking club, ‘Bogeul Bogeul’ tasted Korean traditional drinks and cooked red pepper sauce noodles and the rice cake, tteolbokki. The dance club, ‘CRUSH’ learned how to dance to Sunmi’s Lalalay step by step. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Global Lions) The climbing club, ‘Lion kings’ and the photo club, 'Photogram' climbed the Bukhan mountain together, and the one-day class club, ‘Haroo’ went kayaking at Han River. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Global Lions) HGL Clubs There are six clubs in the Hanyang Global Lions. HGL clubs are what the president of Hanyang Global Lions calls the biggest change implemented this year. Hiking, soccer, dancing, and photograph clubs are open to both Korean and exchange students, whereas the cooking and one-day class clubs are limited to the participation of foreign students at Hanyang. The cooking and one-day class clubs also require a participation fee of 10,000 won, as the activities involved usually require an instructor and supplies, with the rest of the fees covered by the Office of International Affairs. The one-day class clubs provide diverse club activities, and so far this year, they have held classes with contents like cooking, riding kayaks at the Han River, making leather wallets, and more. All clubs meet up at least once a month. (Bottom) David Schulz (School of Business, 3rd year), (middle) Casper van den Berg (School of business, 3rd year), and Magnus Andersen (School of business, 4th year) described HY-Pass as pure “fun!” HY-Pass, the HGL soccer club, boasts high and regular participation rates among exchange students. “I like that Hanyang Global Lions strives to bring international and Korean students together in an effortless manner,” said Casper van den Berg (School of business, 3rd year). Magnus Andersen (School of business, 4th year) added, “it can be difficult to meet Koreans, being an exchange student. HGL is a great way to meet them!” Han Seung-uk (School of Business, 3rd year) remarked on the joy of joining soccer practice every week with friends who love soccer as much as he does. Han Seung-uk (School of Business, 3rd year) is a member of Hanyang Global Lions and in charge of HY-Pass. He devised and propelled the idea of creating clubs within HGL, and noted that the main aim was to promote a program for a more long-term and intimate relationship among Korean and exchange students. He also took into account the fact that many foreign students were unable to join the center clubs operating in Hanyang. Instead, HY-Pass have been collaborating with Decrease, the major soccer club at Hanyang University consisting of Korean students. Kim Hae-in (Department of Finance, 2nd year) is the president of Hanyang Global Lions for the second half of 2019, which started its term in May. “Hanyang Global Lions is meaningful in that so many students from all different nationalities come together for cultural and social exchange. It was worthwhile to be a part of managing all the events and to see students having fun soaking in the new cultural experiences,” said Kim Hae-in (Department of Finance, 2nd year). Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-12 08

[Special]Future Leaders Performing Love in Deed and Truth

Since 2014, the Ministry of Education hosts the Talent Award of Korea annually to recognize and encourage talented young individuals. The awards are bestowed to 100 future leaders who have proven their competence in intelligence, passion, creativity, and community spirit. Here are two Hanyang students who won this year’s Talent Award of Korea: Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) and Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year). Life is a challenge Kim carried off the award with her donation project for disabled children—inducing donations as she raised expenses to engage in off-road marathons. She gave credit to the donators upon receiving the award. “If it were not for their contribution,” said Kim, “I would have never achieved this honor.” Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) won the Talent Award of Korea with her donation project for disabled children. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim designed the project by chance. When she participated in a triathlon competition as a volunteer, Kim met Park Ji-hoon and his disabled son, Park Eun-chong. “They were running together to give hope to children who are suffering from disabilities,” said the volunteer. This moment inspired Kim to initiate fundraising that could help children surmount their handicaps. To her, marathon stands for children overcoming disability. Kim started the project by running the Sahara Desert Marathon, also known as the Sahara Race, in 2017. Her challenge continued to the Atacama Desert crossing in 2018 and the Iceland crossing this year. “I hope that people pay more attention to the issues of disabled children through my endeavor.” Kim's first donation project was running the Sahara Desert Marathon in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim is moving on to her fourth journey—crossing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)—next year. PCT is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail which lies to the east of the United States' Pacific Coast. The explorer will subsequently carry on with her long-range plan to tour the world with her bicycle working as a green activist. Kim is pioneering her unique way as a future leader by following her motto—“Life is a challenge.” Kim is opening up her way by following the motto, "Life is a challenge." Do what is honorable Kwon received the award with his contribution to people-to-people diplomacy. “I think it's too much of a prize for me,” said Kwon modestly. “I would like to express gratitude to those who work for the community in the dark.” What motivated Kwon to participate in the field was his military service in the Hanbit Unit of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces deployed in South Sudan. “I was in a sense of awe of what the United Nations does,” said the former peacekeeper. "However, ordinary people were achieving extraordinary things.” Kwon gained confidence and reorganized his career path through his experiences in Sudan. Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year) said that his experience in the Hanbit Unit provided a turning point in his career. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) After being discharged from his military service, Kwon was active in the field of national security and peacekeeping. Most notably, Kwon worked as the CEO of APOPO Korea, a non-governmental organization that trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. “Although stranded due to political reasons, APOPO played a role in healing the wounds of the Korean war,” said the leader of the NGO. Kwon made a move as a unification activist as well. Kwon volunteered at corporation aggregates such as the North Korea Reform Radio and the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association. The activist plans to dig deeper into the promotion of inter-Korean relations after getting a master's degree in international relations. “People are pursuing flex—showing off your valuables in a non-humble way—these days,” he said. Kwon advised his fellow students to do what is honorable. Kwon told Hanyang students to do what is honorable rather than showing off your valuables. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) Mahatma Gandhi said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. What made Kim and Kwon recognized as future leaders of Korea was not their talent, but their effort to practice Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-12 04

[Special]Changemake Ship Class Students Talk About ‘Love in Deed and Truth’ and Social Innovation

Hanyang University was established in 1939 with a philosophy that believes in ‘love in deed and truth.’ In line with the university’s founding spirit, Hanyang now seeks to promote social innovation that will ensure long-term development in society. Starting this year, Hanyang has been offering a Changemake Ship class to foster students with innovative mindsets. The class is led by professor Park Seoung-soo (Leader in Industry-university Cooperation+), who teaches students about “change making” for the first part of the semester, and Social Balance CEO Lee Yeong-dong, who guides students through making their own social innovating projects. As of December, the class has started their own projects, and 10 teams, each with a different goal, are trying their best at finding solutions to problems, such as teenager depression, food delivery, and recycling issues. Students sit with their teams during the Changemake Ship class and carry out their own projects to improve society. (From left) Professor Park Seoung-soo (Leader in Industry-university Cooperation+) and Social Balance CEO Lee Yeong-dong lead the Changemake Ship class together. Team “Tri-Empathy,” made up of Lee Ji-su (Department of Information System, 2nd year), Shin Ga-hyun (Department of German Language and Literature, 3rd year), and Seo Su-ung (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year), seeks to tackle teenager depression by creating a platform where teenagers can converse with each other anonymously in a chat room with an expert who would host and guide the conversations being present. The platform is similar to anonymous meetings prevalent in Western countries that are part of a patient's treatment. Tri-Empathy tried to find a way for individuals to find comfort and receive treatment without having to feel the pressure that comes from a culture where psychological therapy is not prevalent and can be seen negatively. “Innovation as in social innovation carries the meaning of creating something new, but it is also a process that accompanies pain,” said Lee Ji-su. “I believe that starting something is in itself already the first step to innovation. I think that the small actions made are social innovations; thus, the relationship between ‘love in deed and truth’ and social innovation is only different in its directional nature.” (From left) Members of Tri-Empathy: Shin Ga-hyun (Department of German Language and Literature, 3rd year), Seo Su-ung (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) and Lee Ji-su (Department of Information System, 2nd year) Team “Happy City,” made up of Jeong Seung-yun (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), Choi Dong-hwan (Department of Architectural Engineering, 4th year), Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Korean Language Education, 3rd year), Park Tae-hyeong (Department of Architecture, 1st year) and Kang Cho-hyun (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year), seeks to find a solution to recent problems regarding food deliverymen committing misdemeanors and the trust between consumers and vendors. Viral videos showing part-time deliverymen eating the food they were delivering highlighted petty crimes carried out behind the scenes. The team agreed that social innovation is not only about making new things but is also about improving existing things and solving problems. “I believe ‘love in deed and truth’ is ultimately an essential mindset in social innovation,” said Kim. Park added that he believes that social innovation comes from individuals, which he thinks is their duty. “Before, people would wait for the government to solve problems, but in the future, I think that us, college students and citizens, solving various personal social problems by ourselves is social innovation,” said Park. (From left) Members of Happy City: Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Korean Language Education, 3rd year), Choi Dong-hwan (Department of Architectural Engineering, 4th year), Kang Cho-hyun (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year), Jeong Seung-yun (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year) and Park Tae-hyeong (Department of Architecture, 1st year) Some students who have taken the Changemake Ship class continue their social mission outside of class in Hanyang. Kim So-hee (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) and Kim Gong-min (Department of Educational Technology, 3rd year) of team “킹리적 갓리수거,” which is a play on words that means rational recycling in Korean, took the class early this year and have since been part of Hanyang’s Environmental Supporters. The team’s aim was to find a solution to disposable waste that filled up trash cans too fast and leftover contents inside the trash made it harder to recycle. By analyzing and comparing data that showed them what kinds of trash created the most problems, the team concluded that the best solution would be to install an additional trash can for liquids so that plastic containers could be stacked and disposed of in a compact way. Kim So-hee said that she thinks ‘love in deed and truth’ is about looking at everyday things with a perspective that does not take things for granted and taking small actions. Kim Gong-min added that we should rethink the everyday problems that we face and define them, while looking for an answer. click to read about their next recycling plans project (From left) Members of “킹리적 갓리수거": Kim So-hee (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) and Kim Gong-min (Department of Educational Technology, 3rd year) Hanyang University continues to expand its influence upon society by supporting and fostering students, seeking to imbue them with civic mindedness. Thanks to classes such as the Changemake Ship class, Hanyang’s founding spirit of ‘love in deed and truth’ can be spread and materialize as social innovation. Jung Myung-suk Photos by Jung Myung-suk

2019-12 04

[Special][HYU High] A University Started with Volunteering Now Leads the Social Innovation of Korea (1)

Since Hanyang University was established with the founding principle of ‘Love in Deed and Truth’ in 1939, the university has done its best to cultivate people that can change the world into a better place, and not just merely creating oustanding individuals. In 1994, Hanyang made a social volunteering workgroup for the first time among Korean universities and let students experience ‘a life not for me but for others’ at least once as Hanyang students by making a mandatory social volunteering course. Through this process, all Hanyang students can cultivate compassion and responsibility to their community, which is the most important virtue as global leaders. Such Hanyang spirit is showing its potency in a big paradigm shift from ‘social volunteering that cures the wounds of the world’ to ‘social innovation that solves the root of those wounds.’ We would like to share how Hanyang University is raising its position as a global social innovation university that fulfills that social responsibility. A New Paradigm to Cultivate and Support Social Innovators: HUGE In May 2017, Hanyang University declared ‘Hanyang University for Global Engagement (HUGE),' a global vision to make a better world. Through ‘HUGE’, Hanyang trains students with innovative ideas, networks cultivated innovators, and runs funding programs that help to realize these ideas, cementing three major capacities as a changemaker: the public mind, value creation, and global networking. Students who have gone through regular educational courses connected from undergraduate to graduate school and extracurricular programs, can check their capacities and cultivate them through Hanyang’s networking programs. Such capacities are Hanyang’s vision that leads to social innovation’s virtuous cycle by becoming priming water for fundings from the government, local governments, and companies. Based on this vision, Hanyang University would like to continue making a ‘collective impact’ for a better world with governmental organizations, private companies, and NGOs, and check the actual results and share them through the annual Seventeen Hearts Festival (SHF hereafter) that Hanyang University holds every year. Hanyang Changemakers, You are Changemakers!: Seventeen Hearts Festival 2019 The Hanyang Social Innovation Center( held the SHF for four days from September 25th to the 28th in 2019. SHF, which is the fourth time this year, has been growing as a festival that shares and cheers the various results of social innovation during the year led by youths in university, in the region, and the world under the goal to make a better world. This year’s SHF delivered their message that anyone among Hanyangians can be changemakers who bring about positive change through the catchphrase of “Hanyang Changemakers, You are Changemakers!.” For this, it opened the SDGs Play Zone to easily learn social innovation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, “Time to Open the Future” with ASHOKA Korea, “National Social Venture Competition” with Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency, and international conferences, so that people can experience these professional fields. The Social Innovation Center stated the purpose of SHF by stating, “We wanted to tell people that the practice of social innovation and SDGs is easy to do and needs not to be grandiose or professional. Various activities that think and try to make a better world can be social innovation.” The First Step to Social Innovation: the Regular Program from Undergraduate to Graduate School Hanyang University, chosen as the ASHOKA U Changemaker Campus for the first time in 2018, provides world-class social innovation education programs. ASHOKA has been discovering and supporting social innovators since 1980. Currently, 3,700 ASHOKA fellows are actively participating in their own fields, and three of them have received the Nobel Prize. Hanyang University runs the only comprehensive social innovation education program that undergraduates-masters-doctorates are connected by running a double major in the Social Innovation Program for undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in Global Social Economy. The double major in the Social Innovation Program has shown its popularity in particular since the number of students registering for the program has increased from 40 in 2018 to 90, with around 130 students currently participating. In the program, there are various subjects such as Understanding Social Innovation, the Social Entrepreneur Spirit, the Social Innovation Sympathy Practice, the Social Innovation Practice, Understanding International Development Cooperation, Climate Change and Impact Business, CSR and Social Innovation, the Sustainable City and Social Living Lab, and Impact Communication. Among these courses, many of them are done in IC-PBL (Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning), which results in education that connects companies, nonprofit organizations, and universities, creating an actual impact in various social fields. ▲ Integrated Social Innovation Major Class Hanyang’s outstanding educational programs are being acknowledged internationally. They were praised high by professionals, and Hanyang’s case was presented as the best educational case for social innovation that represents Korea at international events such as the Best Practice Session of Ashoka Exchange Conference (February 2019, the United States), the Stanford-Pecking University Social Innovation Conference (March 2019, China), the Interdisciplinary Social Innovation Research Conference (September 2019, the United Kingdom) and the BRICKS Conference (Hong Kong). Fun Social Innovation: When Social Innovation and Playing Meet Hanyang University is running the ‘Changemaker Group’ (CMG hereafter), which is a cross-sectoral (public-private-social-university) partnership-based consortium to solve local and societal’ problems, collectively. Design Thinking CMG, which creates new industries through design thinking and playing methodology, make active results by developing and producing learning materials for two years that people can learn social innovation and UN’s SDGs through playing with them. In relation to this, the CMG has launched an educational brand of “SDGs Changers Lab,” and with the production of educational kits that encompass toddlers to grown-ups, it has developed an educational course known as the ''Thinker-Maker-Entrepreneur Series Educational Course Through Playing Methodology.' In particular, local societies and educational fields are interested in ‘Play with Goals,’ which is an SDGs literacy boardgame. As a cooperation-based boardgame, and not as a competitive game, it was designed to learn concepts of SDGs naturally, which can be played by rolling dice with players. Researcher Yu Jeong-yun of Hanyang University's Design Thinking CMG said, “The goal of this project is not only to provide the young aged educational content but also to be applicable to university students and youths for startups and critical capacity education; thus, it contributes to solving the problems of the job search and startups since it can help even women with disconnected careers and seniors preparing for the retirement through the professional lecturer cultivation course. They can be dispatched to organizations that need the program.” The SDGs Changers Lab is going to run an educational volunteering program with a local children’s center and 10 elementary, middle, and high schools by organizing a volunteering group of 100 Hanyang students in January 2020. Change the World with Gimbap and Ramyeon: KAINA ▲ KAINA Korean Food A Korean food franchise, KAINA, which helps single Filipino mothers, is a social venture established by Hanyang students. It opened its first store in a cafeteria of Ateneo de Manila University Naga Campus of Naga city in May 2018 and opened the second store at St. Joseph School in August 2019. KAINA runs like this. To single mothers who need income, KAINA teaches them how to cook Korean food, run a restaurant, hire well-trained single mothers as a full-time worker, and pays them a more-than-average payment. They also provide them the major three insurances that are equivalent to Korea’s four major insurances. Currently, eight women work as full-timers with KAINA to support their families and keep the education of their children. Fourteen Hanyang students are dispatched as co-founders of KAINA restaurants and on-site interns in Naga City. As BTS promotes Korea with its music, KAINA promotes Korean culture with Korean food. Since it is an on-campus restaurant, flour-based foods such as gimbap and ramyeon that reflect local students’ preferences are favored. For KAINA students dispatched in the second semester of 2019, they are getting local society’s positive attention since they not only operated the business but also held some cultural events. KAINA’s goal is to open 20 KAINA restaurants around the Philippines, and it wishes to be a monumental case of a ‘global development cooperation program’ that helps women to be independent and creates the result of Hanyang students’ social innovational capacity growth. A Forum for Social Innovation Leaders: Asia Pacific Youth Exchange(APYE) From 2018, Hanyang University holds APYE Korea every summer vacation to enhance youths’ social innovation practicing capacity. The program is co-held with Urban Youth Academy (UYA), Asia Development Bank (ADB), and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that runs APYE in four different Asian countries. The APYE is a global social innovation leadership development program that seeks ways to reach the UN’s SDGs with youths from Asia Pacific regions gathered and the participation is growing as the years go by. In this year, around 200 youths from 20 different countries participated and the event was held from August 18 to 27 in relation to Multi-cultural Family Supporting Centers (Seongdong-gu of Seoul, Danwon-gu of Ansan, Dalseo-gu of Daegu) under the theme of “SDGs for Multiculturalism in Korea”. Especially, “Deonurim” program which helps economic independence of families that are laid helpless among multicultural families got a lot of attention. Students got positive evaluations from local residents and professionals as they suggested an idea to expand the marketing or to solve multicultural children’s problems that they suffer right after they start attending elementary school through video games. Ideas that people suggest in APYE can be practical only when local people accept them via professional’s consultations. The representative case of it is KAINA in the Philippines and ideas that will come up in future APYE that aim to create sound communities in relation to SDGs can become another model of KAINA. ▲ 2019 APYE KOREA Leading the Social Innovation Research: Stanford Social Innovation Review in Korean ▲ SSIR Korean edition Hanyang University has been publishing the Korean version of Stanford Social Innovation Review(SSIR) since November of 2018. SSIR is a world’s best social innovation specialist journal, and the demand was already high as its excellence was recognized by professionals researching or practicing social innovation, although it was never officially published in Korea. Hanyang University, the first Ashoka U ChangeMaker Campus in East Asia, exclusively signed the right of publications in Korea with Stanford University and positioned itself as the front runner of social innovation research, worthy of its name. A total of three journals were published since last November, and the latest issue published in October of 2019 includes the first local content of social innovation cases within Korea. The importance of local content is expected to increase in the future, and be translated into English so that this contributes to announcing the excellent cases of Korea to overseas as well. Meanwhile, SSIR and Hanyang University are hosting an international conference in a yearly custom since year 2018. This year’s conference was held for two days from October 29~30th, and many local and overseas institutions including the Asian Foundation, British Council, and Hyundai Chung Mong-Koo Foundation participated. The theme of the conference was “Scaling Collective Impact,” and worldwide professionals from nearly 10 different nations participated and shared their experiences and know-how with the audience. Some of the main presenters were professor Michael Frese (National University of Singapore), who recently presented the results of startup education in developing countries based on psychology in the Science journal, global impact measurement professional Jyotsna Puri, also a professor (GCF & Columbia University), president Seo Sang-mok (Korea National Council on Social Welfare), the former Minister of Health and Welfare who has been arguing for balance in the economy and welfare through World Bank and KDI, and Robinah Birungi, the director of Mango Fund, who has been implementing impact investment in Uganda. As introduced in the following, Hanyang University is striving to ‘create a better world’ on the global stage. Also, ‘love in deed and truth’ is the cultivation of educational ideals, with effort to foster Changemakers that will lead in social innovation worldwide. We anticipate Hanyang’s title to be in sites where activities aim to better the lives of humanity and create happiness on the global stage. Written by: Social Innovation Center(SIC) , Eunjung Kim

2019-12 02

[Special]Hanyang University Official Promotional Video

The world is shaping the future of the university. Questions about crisis and challenge continue to arise. The university is also shaping the future of the world. Answers through change and innovation are constantly being realized. There are no limits on the future that Hanyang University is a catalyst for, through our practical curricula. The best university for a better future. Hanyang University.

2019-12 02

[Special]The Unveiling of the Greenhouse Near Hanyang Campus

Members of Hanyang University may have come across the greenhouse or what appears to be a botanical garden in front of the Student Residence Hall V of the Seoul Campus of Hanyang University. Two students who live in the Student Residence Hall V, which is right next to the greenhouse, and, yet, have never been to it, nor know what is inside, went on a tour to discover the secrets lying inside the gates of the vinyl greenhouse. An overview of the inside of the greenhouse located near Student Residence Hall V An image of the vinyl greenhouse used to heat up plants during winter is situated next to the greenhouse. What did students living close by and those living at the Student Residence Hall V think about the unknown garden? Lee Yeon-jae (Division of Business Administration, 1st year) thought that the botanical garden was involved in a business collaboration with the school. Another student living in the student residence hall V, Lee Soo-hyun (Division of Business Administration, 1st year) pointed out that she had seen the same flowers, the royal azalea, decorated around the campus at the beginning of the school year, being watered and managed at this greenhouse. As it turns out, the greenhouse was used to grow the plants and flowers necessary for various events at Hanyang University, including the entrance ceremony and graduation ceremony. Its official name is Hanyang University Greenhouse and is affiliated with the Property Management Team. Royal azalea is the most used plant during an event at the school, and one that was recommended to be introduced by the manager of the greenhouse. Royal azalea is the flower used to make the flower walkway beside the red carpet at the entrance ceremony. The beloved royal azalea was covering most of the outside garden of the greenhouse, but after the early days of December are over, these royal azaleas will be put inside the vinyl greenhouse. Normally, royal azaleas are known to bloom in May, simultaneously blossoming its leaves and flowers. By continuously using oil to heat up the vinyl greenhouse, the royal azalea will bloom earlier for use during events. Managing the greenhouse mainly consists of repotting the plants that have outgrown their old pots, watering all plants regularly, taking care of leaves that have yellowed, and so forth. The four most used plants are Chunsansoo (천산수), Rhapis humilis, rubber tree, and yellow palm (in clockwise order). The four most used plants inside the greenhouse were Chunsansoo (천산수), Rhapis humilis, rubber tree, and yellow palm. The biggest plants of these are chosen to be placed next to the stage during an event, whereas the small royal azalea are placed in the platform and between the stairways. Shin Man-chul, the manager of the greenhouse, is explaining the characteristics of the plants to students during a tour of the greenhouse. The students expressed their astonishment after visiting the inside of the greenhouse for the first time. “There are so many types of plants in the greenhouse, and I was surprised to see how systematically they were being managed with devotion from the management team,” said Lee Yeon-jae. “The greenhouse is bigger than it seemed on the outside, and I was impressed by how the manager said he had designed some of the flowerpots and the plants inside himself,” said Lee Soo-hyun. The head of the management team and manager of the greenhouse, Shin Man-chul recommended to pay a visit to the greenhouse during spring and summer, when most of plants have bloomed inside the greenhouse. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 30

[Special]Free Korean Tutoring for International Students

There are so many reasons you would want to learn Korean. You might want to understand classes, make Korean friends, watch Korean dramas without subtitles, or simply, understand every word of your favorite Korean idol. However, most would agree that learning a new language is not an easy task. For those international students at Hanyang who are having difficulties learning Korean, they should worry no more and visit the Office of International Affairs. To lessen the troubles of its foreign students, Hanyang University has prepared a free tutoring system for all its international students. The 1:1 Korean Tutoring Reservation System provides an hour-long tutoring session between one Korean student as the tutor and one international student as the tutee. Any international student can make a reservation through the website (click to visit) by choosing a date, checking the available time, and selecting the tutor’s language. By entering specific information on the sort of tutoring contents they need (it could be anything from casual conversation in Korean, help with writing a report in Korean, learning grammar, or talking about Korean culture), the tutees can customize the class according to their needs. On the day of booking, tutees should visit the Global Information Center located in the lobby of the International Building and meet their tutor. Note that there is no limitation on how many times booking is allowed for one tutee (even in a row) as long as there are available sessions. The free 1:1 Korean tutoring session can be reserved through the website. Follow these four easy steps. (Photo courtesy of 1:1 Korean Tutoring Reservation System website) Zhang Shengyu (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) is one of the regular students of the tutoring system. Since earlier this year, Zhang has visited his tutor every week for two hours. Although he studied at the language school for a year when he first came to Korea two years ago, his first year in university was still very difficult. “Almost all classes I need to take are in Korean, so at first, I could not understand anything. Another difficult thing was the many rules of etiquette Korea has, which took some time getting used to,” said Zhang. Zhang Shengyu (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) said the tutoring sessions were extremely helpful and fun and encourages other international students to make good use of the system as well. Zhang said the tutoring was very helpful during those days. “I wanted to speak fluent Korean, but there weren’t many opportunities to talk with Korean friends. Having friendly conversations with my tutor was not only fun, but also very helpful in speaking more correctly and choosing more natural vocabulary.” Tutors are selected by the Office of International Affairs before the start of each semester through application reviews and interviews. There are about 20 tutors each semester, and each works for more than three hours a week. One of the tutors, Yim Su-bin (Department of Public Administration, 4th year), said he learned something from the sessions, too. Yim has participated as a tutor since September and the experience was worthwhile in many ways. “It was a great self-improvement for me. Meeting friends of various cultural backgrounds taught me a lot about different cultures. Also, you need to have a conversation with a stranger for an hour, so it trains your ice-breaking skill. In addition, you gain the know-how in how to teach others.” For this reason, he recommends becoming a tutor for all Hanyang students, and, especially, those interested in education. Yim also said it was especially rewarding for him when the tutees contact him after sessions to say that they could hand in the assignment, thanks to him. Yim Su-bin (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) has participated as a tutor since September. Zhang said that it is a pity that not many international students seem to make good use of the system, and encouraged them to maximize the effect by preparing beforehand what they need the most from the tutoring. Also, both Zhang and Yim agreed that there could be more programs to help international students. “There are many international students at Hanyang but not many speak fluent Korean. I wish the school provided a weekly Korean class open to all students,” said Zhang. Yim also agreed. “There is very little exchange between Korean and international students. Perhaps it could help to create a program which matches mentor and mentee students of the same major, 1 to 1.” Lim Ji-woo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon, Lim Ji-woo Design by Lim Ji-woo

2019-11 18

[Special][Infographic] Keep Calm and Stay on ERICA Campus

Lim Ji-woo Design by Chun Chae-ryeong Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 18

[Special]The President Holds a Talk Concert with Students

President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on November 12th, 2019. Under the slogan, "Discussing Hanyang’s Past, Present, and Future,” the president and the students had time to communicate as well as to navigate through the 80-year-history of Hanyang. President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on Novermber 12th, 2019. This event was co-held by the University Archives and HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, to mark the fourth anniversary of the History Museum. “Students do not have much opportunity to visit the museum,” said Jeong So-yeon, the archivist who took charge of the talk concert. “I hope the students can experience the spirit of Hanyang in this historical site.” Hwang Sun-hyeong (Division of International Studies, 3rd year), the leader of HY:D, added that the event will be a great chance for the students to learn more about Hanyang and the president. HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, co-held the talk concert with the University Archives. President Kim started the talk concert by showing his pride in the history of Hanyang. “The foundation of Hanyang was an adventure for Kim Lyun-joon as the school went through a period of hardship,” said the president. “What made Hanyang stand out as a top-notch institution was the deep faith in practicing the founding principle, Love in Deed and Truth.” President Kim urged the students to become such performers who contribute to the nation, its people, and for all mankind. Then followed a Q&A session where students freely asked questions about the president. A student asked him about his college days. He answered that he spent countless hours of effort on always doing his best. “It was maybe the first time that I took the initiative in my life,” said the president, who was deep in thought. “I set my goal to become a professor here at Hanyang University and made a commitment to achieve it.” President Kim suggested that students make a checklist that consists of their objectives, as it has paved a way to his success. President Kim is answering the questions that the students are asking. Wrapping up the talk concert, President Kim provided the following advice to the students of Hanyang. “Experience as much as you can,” said President Kim. He went on that the students should make full use of the programs that the university provides. “Don’t waste your time,” said the president. “And, also, read newspapers. It will extend how you perceive the world.” The students were impressed with the communication they had with the school’s president. Kevin Bernardo (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year) said that he was satisfied with the talk concert overall. “It was my second time meeting President Kim,” said Bernardo. “It was a good opportunity to dig deeper into Hanyang’s history. Jo Yeong-yeop (Department of English Education, 4th year) was touched by the president's words. “I felt empathy with the president’s ideas on education, and the projects he is pushing ahead,” said Jo. “I’m willing to participate once more if opportunities allow.” The talk concert was an opportunity for President Kim and the students to communicate and dig deeper into the history of Hanyang. Some people say that open and honest communication is the best thing in the world. It was a time for both President Kim and the students to double-check their strong bonds -- as they skimmed through the history and values of Hanyang together. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-11 18

[Special]A Man Who Changed the Paradigm of Korean Pop Music

Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, ’85) was a singer-songwriter who has set the standards of contemporary Korean pop music. Because I Love You – the one and only album that Yoo released – has been recognized as a masterpiece due to its successful attempt to graft pop and classical music with his outstanding musical sense. Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, '85) was a musician who set the standards of K-pop. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) Yoo, who was born in 1962, was raised in a wealthy family who could financially support his musical talent. As a teenager, Yoo listened to Nat King Cole and Wes Montgomery’s music which influenced his method of applying orchestration in Korean pop music. Yoo entered Hanyang University in 1981 where he received classical training as a composer. Yoo took his first step as a pop musician in 1984 by joining Cho Yong-pil’s band, the Great Birth, as a keyboardist. Unfortunately, Yoo’s career did not last longer than three years as he passed away in a drunk driving accident. Yoo (right) is posing with his friends in front of Hanyang's Main Building. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) There were 10 original songs released before Yoo’s death – and one posthumously. However, his music was a sensation in the Korean pop industry with his unprecedented experiment as a producer. The songs on Because I Love You were written, composed, and arranged by Yoo. In addition to that, Yoo also played most of the instruments on his own except for the orchestra – which was played by his fellow musicians from Hanyang. Because I Love You, which is the track with the same name, is well-known for the harmony of orchestra and band music. The use of synthesizers was prominent in the title song, My Image Reflected in My Heart, whereas boss nova was introduced in Gloomy Letter. Most of all, Yoo was the first composer to use the major key in a ballad which is now a mainstream K-pop genre. Sadly, Yoo could not enjoy his success as his music started to gain popularity right after his abrupt passing. Because I Love You brought sensation to the Korean pop industry and is now considered a masterpiece. (Photo courtesy of Kakao M) Yoo’s music had a powerful influence on later artists such as Shin Seung-hoon, Kim Kun-mo, Yoo Hee-yeol, and Bang Si-hyuk – who are considered the trendsetters of K-pop. The bereaved, picking up Yoo’s unrealized dream, organized a foundation to support young musicians and holds a Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest annually. The contest serves as a gateway for talented singer-songwriters, as many of the former contestants have established themselves as top-notch artists. The Concours is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) won the gold prize with her song Inconsistency. “I owe a debt to Yoo’s music,” said Song. “Becoming a musician that represents the people’s voice will be the only way to pay off my debt.” Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) is performing her song, Inconsistency at the Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest. (Photo courtesy of Song) As some people say, a tiger dies and leaves his skin; a man dies and leaves his name. Even though Yoo went on to a long journey with no return, his music will remain and shine upon us forever. Oh Kyu-jin Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 18

[Special]Hanyang University Lab Attracts Company Interest with Composites Research

Hanyang University’s Structures and Composites Lab invited companies participating in the JEC Asia 2019, a leading composites exhibition in the Asia Pacific, to demonstrate its research on November 15th. Professor Ha Sung-kyu (Division of Mechanical Engineering), who leads the lab, presented their latest research on creating product components with composites, a material made from two or more different materials that are stronger when combined: two such components utilizing composite innovations are the engine brackets for automobile engines and the hydrogen tanks and propellers that can be used for wind generators. Ha emphasized the lab’s objective of creating stronger and environmentally-friendly components which are lighter and more efficient to produce. Professor Ha Sung-kyu (Division of Mechanical Engineering) presented the Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab's research to company representatives. Agenda of the JEC ASIA 2019 (Photo courtesy of Park) The host of the exhibition in which the Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab participated was the JEC Group, a company dedicated to the development of information and business connection channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. This year’s 2019 JEC Asia was held in Seoul from November 13th to the 15th, during which the lab was presented the JEC’s Innovation Award for its automobile engine bracket made of Carbon/PA6, a nylon-based thermoplastic resin. Park Hong-gi (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Master's Program), a graduate student at the lab who developed the engine bracket, conducted the research for around 16 months, which was a project carried out in collaboration with the Hyundai Motor Group and Kolon Plastics. Park Hong-gi (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Master's Program) poses with the carbon engine bracket that he developed and the 2019 JEC Asia trophy awarded to the lab in recognition of his research. Steel and composite engine bracket comparison (Photo courtesy of Park) “The engine brackets used in automobiles today are heavy because they are made of steel,” said Park. “By making the engine brackets with composite materials, we were able to reduce its weight by 60 percent and also improve mechanical performance, such as noise and vibration.” Park added that the engine brackets passed all tests by the Hyundai Motor Group, including test drives. Another product that the lab created out of composites was a carbon hydrogen tank for automobiles. Trends in the automobile industry include eco-friendly and cost-effective products that are powered by hydrogen or electricity. Hydrogen-fueled vehicles carry heavy tanks that are not only dangerous, but are always prone to internal or external damage. In order for automobiles to use hydrogen as fuel, tanks must maintain a pressure of 700 bars, which is almost equivalent to 700 times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. However, durable material, such as steel or aluminum, can cause explosions. This is where carbon comes into the equation. Although carbon is lightweight and sturdy, when it is damaged internally, its fibers dissipate the damage instead of releasing its contents in a short period of time, allowing for the gas to leak without causing massive explosions. The lab improved its composite hydrogen tanks by using robots in the production process, which layers long strips of carbon tape in patterns to form the outer layer of the tank. Pictured is a machine that cuts carbon strips into the same length, which can be implemented as part of an automated manufacturing process. Although composite materials were at the center of the day’s presentation, automatized production was also a key ingredient deeply embedded in its innovations. Ha said the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring automation, starting with factory production, and composites will be used to create automobiles, aircrafts, and drones. The key will be to lose weight, even one or two kilograms out of 200, with the goal being to maximize efficiency. Automation will also be crucial in the future, as manpower will only increase in cost. “I find that the research here is very interesting. The students work hard for the latest technology, which I find good, and is quite similar to Germany,” said Bin Wei, a representative from the Chinese electric vehicle company, NIO. “It's not like more traditional Asian companies more focused on paper, but tries to build bridges between serrated works, engineering works, and real-life things, which I find is a good starting point for many Asian universities.” The Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab will continue to collaborate with both domestic and foreign companies. The lab will go to France to present its newest findings next year at the JEC 2020. Ha (far left) and Park (fifth from left) are posing with Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab students. Jung Myung-suk Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 15

[Special]Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam, the Cradle of High-Ranking Officials of Engineering and Technological Post

Since 1963, the government has conducted high-tech tests to hire fifth level officials to work in the fields of engineering and technology. Even so far, many people challenge for the fifth level open recruitment competition technical post to contribute to the development of advanced science and technology as a technocrat. Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been established as the representative exam class of Hanyang University, producing an average of 12 successful applicants every year since 2011. It maintained its strength this year, producing 14 successful applicants. ▲Statistics on the final successful candidates for technical positions in the level 5 open recruitment competition by year and series of national officials at Hanyang University (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) (click here- produces many successful applicants based on the school's full financial support. The Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is providing students with dormitories, food expenses, scholarships and lectures. It does not end here. Students can study in an atmosphere filled with academic pursuit, with provision of a dedicated study room. Lim Soo-yeon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), who passed the broadcasting communication post this year said, "It is convenient to conduct group studies since I live in a dormitory," "Support in terms of special lectures and mock interviews helped minimize the time, cost and stamina required during preparation of the examination.“ ▲Group study (left) is taking place in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) seminar room and self-studying in the private study room. (Photo courtesy of Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) at Hanyang University) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is run by about roughly 80 students chosen through the selective examination each year. In order to join, the following requirements are indispensible; ▲Undergraduates or graduates of Hanyang University ▲Certain level of English scores ▲Second or higher level of the Korean history exam. One can only enter the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) if they pass the mock PSAT held during the first half year(April) and the second half year(October) which is evaluated on circumstantial judgement, interpretation of data, and linguistic logic, and one must also pass the Constitution examination. For more details, check out the Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) homepage and the recruitment seminar held on a semiannual stage. Key benefits include provision of study rooms, lectures/special lectures, dormitory , food expenses and scholarships. Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)students can use the study rooms in the 1,3 Residence Hall for free. In addition, lectures/special lectures are offered according to the difference in the number of tests(차수별). Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been offering free weekly/weekend lectures during vacations and semesters since 2016 to prepare for the added examination on constitution. Students with excellent grades can also receive subsidies on food expenses. A shocking benefit of a 50% exemption of tuition fees, restricted to the intial round, was offered to those who passed the first round of examination. ▲The 3rd recruitment seminar for Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) was held on 11th of last month. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Most students in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) study with the objective of passing the exam within 2~3 years time. The ideal way is to pass in the second try, and it is general that one passes the exam in their third trial. Investing three years for the examination brings about fear of failure for many. On this point, Lim said “I was worried that I would not be able to reach the goal of final acceptance, despite the three years of investment,” she continued, “But I persisted, and good outcomes followed.” Lee Ju, the academic advisor of Seoul campus Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) said, “the secondary examination requires thorough studies of core major subjects, which is much helpful in terms of career for engineers,” He shared a word of encouragement by saying, “As tough as it is, the examination is worth giving a try.” Hanyang Global News Team - *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo