[Global Hanyang] President Kim Woo-seung visits five universities and institutions in Ireland and Belgium
TU Dublin, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, IMEC, Materialise Headquarters, etc.
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President Kim Woo-seung visited European universities and institutions from January 27th to the 30th to strengthen the ties between the institutions and Hanyang University. The visited destinations were three universities and two institutions: TU Dublin, KU Leuven, University of Antwerp, IMEC, and Materialise.
On February 27th, he visited TU Dublin, Ireland, to hold a general meeting. The main discussions included support of the European Scholarship Program 'Erasmus +' to activate the existing ‘Software Convergence University 3 + 1 Multi-Degree Program,’ the activation of research exchang between the two universities, and proposals to expand student exchange outside the field of computer science. Additionally, Hanyang University introduced HY-LIVE and IC-PBL education using our Telepresence and 5G technology, which garned a signficant amount of attention. President FitzPatrick stated that he would visit Hanyang University later this year to promote further cooperation.
Visitation photo of their discussion with TU Dublin, Ireland
On February 29th, the president visited KU Leuven, Belgium. From Hanyang University, Professor Park Jin-gu, Lee Sun-young, Choi Young-jin, Nam Hae-un, Lee Sung-on, and Kim Tae-gon were present. In addition to the meeting of the presidency, some agreements were held, concerning with ERICA Campus engineering student exchange and business of cultivating global elites. The discussions on research exchange between professors from both universities were held. Afterward, they visited the Faculty of Engineering Technology and Electrical Engineering Lab to discuss practical areas of joint research.
Visitation Photos at KU Leuven, Belgium
The president visited IMEC on the afternoon of February 29th. IMEC is a global research institute for semiconductors and healthcare, with over 4,000 researchers from over 90 countries. The presidency, who had a meeting with the IMEC research faculty, toured the inside of IMEC and was introduced to the research field to discuss the exchange. As part of Korea-Belgium's human resource development project, the two institutions discussed sending Ph.D. students from Hanyang University to KU Leuven and IMEC that carries out joint research to examine student exchange projects and discuss ways for continual operation. In particular, the proposal to attract the IMEC Korea branch to the ERICA Campus Innovation Park was discussed in-depth, as well as the exchange of research through the dispatch of doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Visitation Photos at IMEC
On the morning on February 30th, the president visited the headquarters of Materialise. After meeting with Stefaan Motte, the Vice President of Materialise, the group toured the facilities at the headquarter and proposed the involvement of the Korean branch in the ERICA Campus Innovation Park.
Visitation Photos at Materialise Headquarters
The group visited the University of Antwerp, Belgium. They went to laboratories such as IDlab and ELCAT after hosting an agreement and luncheon with the president of the University of Antwerp. The two organizations have concluded a sisterhood agreement and will carry out student exchanges in business and economics. Also, research exchange among professors was discussed.
Visitation Photos at the University of Antwerp, Belgium
■ Information about the visiting institutions
Ireland TU Dublin National University, founded in 1887 as the City of Dublin Technical Schools, is the first Technical University in Ireland. With a 2,000-member campus on 3 campuses, and the second-largest university in terms of the number of students. In the 2020 QS World University Rankings, it was ranked between 751 and 800. In January 2019, three Technology Institutes (Dublin Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown & Tallaght) were merged into TU Dublin.
In 2014, the University, Hanyang University, Soongsil University, and Kyungpook National University signed a sisterhood agreement in the form of a consortium with the Korean Ministry of Education and the government scholarship program 'Han-EU ICI'. Five Hanyang students were dispatched each year, and five were invited to Hanyang University.
In February 2019, TU Dublin signed a 3+1 double major agreement with Hanyang University's ERICA Campus Software Convergence University. In 2019, the program started with two dispatches and one invitation. In 2020, the Erasmus+ European Scholarship Program will increase the number of participants in the double major program.
Founded in 1425, KU Leuven has a long history and consists of three groups: Biomedical Sciences Group (14 departments), Humanities and Social Sciences Group (8 departments), Science, Engineering and Technology Group (14 departments). The total number of students is over 50,000. It is also ranked 45th in 2020 THE World University Rankings.
After entering into the 2013 Management / Economic Student Exchange Agreement with Hanyang University, 46 students were dispatched or invited from 2015 to last year. When the Belgian royal delegation visited Korea, an agreement was signed for further exchanges and cooperation between the two nations for further exchange and cooperation. In February 2020, an additional student exchange agreement with the ERICA College of Engineering will be concluded.
University of Antwerp
Founded in 1852, the University of Antwerp is a national university of more than 20,000 along with nine colleges. In 2020, it was ranked 198th in THE World University Rankings. There has been no exchange with Hanyang University so far, but through this visit and agreement, Hanyang has established a sisterhood relationship and started research and student exchange.
IMEC, found in Belgium, is an international research institute established in 1984. It has offices in the Netherlands, Taiwan, China, India, and the United States, in addition to Belgium headquarters. IMEC serves as an International R & D Hub in the field of Nanoelectronics & Digital technology. It also operates a 24,400㎡ Campus with labs and clean rooms. IMEC is working on a joint research project with KU Leuven through the ‘Korea-Belgium Global Expert Training for Future Innovation Growth’ as part of the R & D project for innovative growth in 2019.
Founded in 1990 in Leuven, Belgium, the company specializes in 3D printing and is one of the oldest independent companies in the field. The company employs more than 1,800 people and was listed on NASDAQ in 2014. In addition to its headquarters in Belgium, it has offices in many countries around the world, including the United States, Columbia, Brazil, Australia, and Malaysia.
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Translated by Hyejeong Park
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