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Foreign students studying at Hanyang University started a fundraising campaign on September 28 to help Mexico suffered a massive earthquake. This fundraising campaign was held for about a month with voluntary participation of foreign students, and domestic students also started to participate. About 7,000 foreign students including undergraduate students are currently attending Hanyang University. Meanwhile, a strong earthquake struck southern and central Mexico, killing hundreds of people according to a foriegn press. ▲ Foreign students at Hanyang University are participating fundraising campaign to help Mexico. A foreign student is putting money in the donation box. ▲ A foreign student proceeding with the fundraising campaign (the right at the picture) is handing out materials with explanations about Mexico earthquake. ▲ Foreign students proceeding with the fundraising campaign are requesting more participation prior to the start of the campaign.
Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation and 23rd worldwide in The Nature Index 2017 Innovation table, 'Top 100 institutions by Lens score.' ▲Data from Top 100 institutions by Lens score (input data) Hanyang's 'Normalized lens influence metric' was 5.56 indicating that the ratio of 'Normalized aggregate citation' to 'Total resolved articles' is higher than other institutions. This achievement can be interpreted that there is high connection between Hanyang's high-quality research and the commercialization of new products and services, as Hanyang's founding principle 'Application of Knowledge' indicates. 8 institutions in South Korea including Hanyang University, POSTECH, KAIST, GIST, Yonsei University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University and Korea University were ranked within global Top 200. Table presents data on research quality and broad influence on inventions. Institutions are ranked by normalized Lens influence metric, an indicator of an institution’s influence on patents. For further information on the normalised Lens influence metric of Hanyang University, click this link. Click to see, Top 100 institutions by Lens score (input data)
Hanyang University hosted a 'Chuseok event with foreign students from College of Engineering' at the Engineering Building of Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul on September 26th. This event was held to celebrate Korea's national holiday, Chuseok, by providing opportunities to experience traditional culture to foreign students and to strengthen the ties between international students and Korean students. ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are making rice cakes ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are making Songpyeon. ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are playing slap-match game(ttakji-chigi) ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are experiencing the traditional play 'Touho'. ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are making holiday foods. ▲Foreign students attending the ceremony are wearing hanbok. ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are trying Korean traditional taffy stick ▲ Foreign students who participated in the event are writing Korean callygraphy scroll
Cha Yun-kyung, a prefossor at Hanyang University Department of Education, received the presidential commendation in Korea Multicultural Youth Awards for his contributions in multiculturalism. In 2008, he helped establish the Korean Association for Multicultural Education and through it helped bring about many education and social policies for multicultural youths and families. <Korea Times, page 4>
Experts from Korea and abroad will discuss the dismantling of Kori Unit 1 nuclear power plant (hereafter referred to as the “Nuclear Power Plant”), which was judged to be permanently suspended on June 19th at Hanyang University. Hanyang University’s Nuclear Decommissioning Research Center (Prof. Yong-soo Kim, the Head of the Research Center) will hold an international workshop for the dismantling of nuclear power plants with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. at Paiknam Library in Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul from September 11th to the 13th. At the workshop, 26 experts from 11 countries, including two experts from IAEA, will present the topic on the nuclear power plants dismantling. On September 13th, the last day of the workshop, experts will visit Kori Unit 1. This workshop is meaningful in that it is the first international academic event led by Korea for the first time in Asia with regard to the dismantling of the nuclear power plant, which has recently become more and more interesting to the world. On September 8th, professor Kim (the Head of Research) said, “I expect the workshop to be the cornerstone of the dismantling of domestic nuclear plants. We will strive to enter the global demolition market through the experience of demolishing Kori Unit 1.” Detailed information about the workshop, including the pre-registration for attendance, can be found on the website (http://ndiws.hanyang.ac.kr). ▲Prof. Yong-soo Kim
On September 7th, Joongang Daily presented the academic acheivement of the Department of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Environmental Engineering at Hanyang University. Both of these departments were evaluated within“the best” category in 'Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments'. ▲<Joongang Daily> September 7th Professor Kim Jae-hoon and Yoo Chang-jae from the Department of Electronic Engineering developed groundbreaking OLED(Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology. With this improvement, small amount of chiral molecule added to the polymer OLED emissive layer controls the polarization of light emission to improve light efficiency by 60%. ▲<Joongang Daily> September 7th ▲<Joongang Daily> September 7th
<The Kyunghyang Shinmun> and other media reported photo news about job fair held at Olympic Gymnasium at Hanyang University. On September 5th, recruitment consultations were held with employees of participating companies for students who are about to graduate. ▲<The Kyunghyang Shinmun> September 6th ▲<Seoul Shinmun> September 6th ▲<The Seoul Economic Daily> September 6th
Hanyang University hosted 'Univerisy Club Recruitment Fair' on September 6th at Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Over 60 university student clubs participated in the fair. ▲Freshmen are looking the chart of student clubs ▲New students are filling out the club membership documents at the table tennis club booth ▲A member of Judo club is introducing the club to freshman ▲ A member of skin-scuba diving club is introducing the club to freshmen ▲New students are waiting for consultation at the surfing club booth.
Hanyang University’s department of public administration and department of Tourism ranked ‘the best’ in the ‘2017 Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings by departments for Humanities and Social Science’ published on September 7th. The Department of Economics & Finance and the Department of History were ranked as ‘good’, while the Department of Economics (Erica Campus) and Department of Philosophy were ranked as ‘fair’. To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of Joongang Ilbo, a four year course on humanities · social science department evaluation was focused on department on economics, public administration, hotel management, tourism, history and philosophy in 70 major Universities in Korea. In the Joongang Ilbo Korean University Rankings for 2017 by departments for the department of Public Administration , Hanyang University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Yonsei University (Seoul), Ewha Womans University and Chungang University were evaluated as 'the best'. The department of Public Administration at Hanyang University ranked at the top of the list in first place in the evaluation index among students per faculty (17.3 students) and tuition to scholarship ratio (40.2%). In addition, the net employment rate (60.8%) and the retained employment rate (96.3%) ranked 10th. Due to most students in this department taking the public administration exam, the department conducts ‘Mock PSAT (Public Service Aptitude Test)’ for first grade students. Seokeun Kim, director of the Department of Public Administration at Hanyang University said, “We introduced mock PSAT because many students are frustrated when they take PSAT in their senior year.” In addition, students in the department of Public Administration must interview one career worker of their choice during the career development seminar. The students should research carefully from the recruitment, selection to the person’s day-to-day work, the people he/she meets for work, job station, to job turnover. According to the article of Joongang Ilbo, featured on September 7th, this is related to the fact that the employment rate and the retained employment rate of the department of Public Administration at Hanyang University were highly ranked in the evaluation index, and many excellent departments, including the department of public administration at Hanyang University, offer many opportunities to experience the public administrative field, directly. In the department of hotel management · tourism evaluation, which was conducted for the first time this year, Hanyang University (Seoul), Kyunghee University (Hospitality Management), and Pusan National University were ranked "the best". According to the article featured in Joongang Ilbo, all three universities including Hanyang University, which ranked at the top of the evaluation list, showed excellent achievements in domestic and foreign research thesis performance by professors and were awarded many research grants by the government, the local governments, and companies. Hanyang University's Department of Tourism received the highest praise in the evaluation index in terms of retained employment rate(89.2%), international dissertation per professor (3.07 theses), and research grants per faculty member (KRW 15.36 million). It also ranked in 2nd place in domestic thesis paper (3.94 pieces) per professor, 4th place in dropout rate (1.7%), and 4th in suburban research expenses (62.29 million KRW) per professor. The professor of Hanyang University’s department of tourism wrote three international papers and four domestic papers per full-time faculty member in 2015. Seong-Hyup Hyun, the professor of Hanyang University’s Department of Tourism, has made excellent achievement by publishing 12 SSCI-grade international papers in a year. The professors with excellent research achievements and those who are in charge of national research projects in the past two years get reduced lecture time and increased funding. The university also supports up to 20 million KRW ‘research fund for settlement’ for new professors who have been appointed for two years. In the evaluation for the Department of Economics, Korea University (Seoul), Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University (Economics), Sungkyunkwan University (Global Economics), and Yonsei University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘best’. Konkuk University (Seoul), Kyungpook University, Dankook University, Pusan University, Sogang University, The University of Seoul, Chungang University, and Hanyang University (Seoul) ranked as ‘good’. There were 14 universities, such as Hanyang University (ERICA) ranked as ‘above good’. The department of economics and finance, which ranked ‘good’, ranked no.1 in the ratio of participating in on-the-job training (24.1%) and no.5 in the net employment rate (75.2%). The department of economics (Erica Campus), which ranked ‘Fair’, ranked no.7 in participating in on-the-job training (18.6%). In the evaluation of the Department of History · Pusan University, Sogang University · Seoul National University (Department of National History) · Seoul National University (Department of Oriental History) ranked as ‘the best’; 8 universities including Konkuk University (Seoul) · Kyungpook National University · Kyunghee University · Korea University (Seoul · Department of history) · Korea University (Seoul · Department of Korean History) · Seoul National University (Department of Western History) · The University of Seoul · Hanyang University (Seoul) were ranked as ‘good’. Hanyang University’s Department of History, which ranked as ‘good’, ranked 7th in the research funds per professor (97.44 million KRW), and 9th in the paper citation counts (1.10time). In the evaluation for the Department of Philosophy, Konkuk University (Seoul), Korea University (Seoul), Sungkyunkwan University (Confucianism, Oriental Studies) were ranked as ‘the best’. Five universities, including Kyungpook University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Yeungnam University, and Chonnam University, were ranked "good"; nine universities ranked as ‘fair’ including Hanyang University (Seoul). In terms of the Department of Philosophy evaluation index, Hanyang University ranked No. 1 in retained employment (100%), No. 9 in the paper citation counts (1.52 time), No. 10 in tuition to scholarship ratio (21.5%) and No. 10 in dropout rate (2.2%). Meanwhile, the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Science, were evaluated by 14 indicators for those Social Science Departments such as Economics, Public Administration, Hotel Management, Tourism with scores on a scale of 200 points. The Department of Humanities, such as History and Philosophy were evaluated by 11 indicators with a scale of 190 points. In the evaluation of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, domestic journals, books and translations were also used as key indicators. Based on the combined score of each indicator, the top 10% classified as ‘the best’, 25% as ‘good’, and 50% were classified as ‘fair’.
On September 6, the "2017 Joongang Daily University Rankings of Engineering Departments” announced that the department of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Resource and Environmental Engineering of Hanyang University were ranked within ‘Best’ category. The Department of Architectural Engineering (ERICA), the Department of Electronics Engineering (ERICA), and the Department of Chemistry were ranked within the ‘Good’ category, and the Department of Chemical and Molecular Engineering (ERICA) were ranked as "Fair". This year's rankings of Engineering Departments has included four departments in the Seoul campus and three departments in ERICA. This year's rankings of Engineering Departments was conducted for departments of Architectural Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Statistics and Chemistry of 70 major domestic four-year universities. They were evaluated with a total of 10 indicators on the basis of 200 points, including 4 indicators of professors’ research and 6 indicators of student education. The 6 universities ranked within the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 JoongAng Daily University Rankings of Electronic Engineering Departments’ were Hanyang University (Seoul), KAIST, UNIST, Korea University (Anam), Yonsei University (Seoul), and POSTECH. The 9 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA), Kyungpook University, Sungkyunkwan University and Chungang University were included in the 'Good' category. The Department of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University ranked 3rd in in-school research budget (per professor), 5th in out-of-school research budget (per professor), 4th in scholarship ratio compared to tuition fee, and 4th in retained employment rate. The Electronics Engineering Department has secured research capacity by winning a research center and major national projects for IT convergence technology research. Also, research on semiconductors and wireless communication is very active. In particular, Prof. Kim Jae-hoon and Yoo Chang-jae’s team developed a method to improve the light efficiency of 'Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED)', which is not only a core technology of the 4th industrial revolution, but also the driving force of the next generation. They are also making progress in research which will keep Korea’s competitiveness as a leader in display technology. The Department of Electronic Engineering (ERICA), which was ranked in the 'Good' category, had the highest score of 44.4% in participation rate of field training in the evaluation index. Students can participate in field training through ‘Work Integrated Learning Center’ operated from 2011. More than 20 enterprises conducted field trainings at this center last year. According to a JoongAng Daily article, Cho Chul-hee (Electronics Systems Engineering 11), a student of Hanyang University ERICA campus said, "I worked in a company for 9 weeks and realized that developing a ‘smart home’ program fits my interest” and added, “I have decided to build my career in this field thanks to my experiences in field training.” In the evaluation of Environmental Engineering Departments, 3 universities including Hanyang University(Seoul), Seoul National University, and UNIST were graded as the ‘Best’. The Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, which was included in the ‘Best’ category, ranked 1st in retained employment rate, 2nd in field training participation rate, 3rd in number of students per professor, 4th in out-of-school research budget (per professor) and 7th in dropout rate. This department participates in a ‘resource development specialization project’ supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, and conducts on-the-job training programs for students in highly relevant institutions. In addition, about 28% of the curriculum is being taught in a foreign language to enhance students' global competence. Kim Tae-hong (Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering, doctorate course 14’) has signed a publishing contract with Springer, the world's third largest publisher of scientific books, and the department is nurturing students as individuals who meet the Global Standard. In addition, research is being actively carried out on 'deep geothermal power generation technology' and 'carbon dioxide underground storage technology' which are alternative renewable energy sources for base load power. For the Architectural Engineering department assessment, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, Yonsei University (Seoul), Chungnam National University were included in the ‘Best’ category, and 7 universities including Hanyang University (both Seoul and ERICA) were ranked within the ‘Good’ category. For the assessment of the Department of Chemistry, Korea University (Anam), Seoul National University, POSTECH, KAIST and UNIST were included in the ‘Best’. 7 universities including Hanyang University (Seoul) were selected as ‘Good’. 13 universities including Hanyang University (ERICA) were selected in ‘Fair’ category. According to the article of the Joongang Daily on September 6th, most of the universities which received excellent evaluations in the Science and Engineering Department Evaluation are focusing on practical research to prepare for the 4th industry era, not just only in their academic conditions, which are also excellent.
This year Hanyang University takes 351-400th place by the total 42.3 points in THE world university ranking. It is ranked eighth among domestic universities. According to 2018 THE World University Rankings announced by THE (Times Higher Education in the UK) on the 5th of September, Hanyang has a 35.6 on educational environments (35.0 last year), 38.1 points on research achievement (35.6 points), 41.9 points on article citation degree (35.6 points), 84.7 points on the industry-university cooperation import (81.8 points), and 56.4 points on the internationalization (51.5 points). Especially, the educational environment and papers citations, imports of industry-university cooperation, internationalization scores has increased year-by-year. ▲ Score Details of Hanyang University (captured on THE official homepage) In this evaluation, the university which occupied the first overall place is Oxford University, UK, followed by Cambridge University, UK, California Institute of Technology, Stanford University in the United States, and MIT in the United States ranked into the top 5. Among the domestic universities, Seoul National University occupied the first place by 69.3 points (74th place). Next, ▲ KAIST (60.9 points, 95th place) ▲ Sungkyunkwan (59.3 points, 111th place) ▲ POSTECH (57.3 points, 137th place) ▲ UNIST (50.1 points), Yonsei University (50 points), Korea University (48.5 points ) (201-250) ▲ Hanyang University · GIST (42.3 points, 351 - 400th place) ▲ Chung-Ang University and Kyung Hee University. (39.9 points, 401-500) and so on. In this evaluation, domestic universities named within the top 1000 universities in the world are 27 Universities including Seoul National University, KAIST, Sungkyunkwan University, POSTECH, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Yonsei University, Korea University, Hanyang University, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Kyung Hee University, Chung-Ang University, Ewha Womans University, Kunkuk University, Sejong University, Ulsan University, Chonbuk National University, Chonnam National University, Inha University, Kyungbook University, Busan University, University of Seoul, Sogang University, Yeungnam University, Ajou University, Chungnam National University, Hallym University, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, etc. According to an article of Maeil Economy on the 6th of September, said Phil Beatie, an editor-in-chief of THE, "Although the overall ranking of Korean universities has declined in this evaluation, Korea is one of the most outstanding countries in the investment for industry-academia cooperation and higher education." Meanwhile, the ranking of the world university utilizes five indicators to determine the ranking as follows: ▲ Teaching: the learning environment 30% ▲ Research: volume, income and reputation 30% ▲ Citation: research influence 30% ▲International outlook: staff, students and research 7.5% ▲ Industry income: Knowledge transfer 2.5% and so on. Teaching has five indicators, Research has three ones, and International outlook has three ones. Including specific indicators. The ranking is calculated based on thirteen indicators in total. ▶ Go to see THE 2018 world university rankings (click) ▶ Go to see Individual Hanyang ranking and scores of THE 2018 World University Ranking (Click)
Hanyang University held “2017 Entrance Ceremony for international students” at Paiknam Concert Hall, Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul on August 31st. Over 400 students from 43 countries attended the ceremony. ▲Foreign students who attended the entrance ceremony taking a commemorative photo ▲Students from College of Music are performing Korean traditional music. ▲Freshmen are watching the celebration performance ▲Students are taking a commemorative photo ▲ Students are participating in entrance ceremony ▲ Students are participating in entrance ceremony ▲ Taekwondo performance is being held ▲ Students are being informed about the event
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