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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 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 18

[Academics][Researcher of the Month] Highly Sensitive, Power Efficient H2 and H2S Gas Sensors Adoptable to Mobile Forms

Professor Choa Yong-Ho (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) has written a thesis titled, "Facile tilted sputtering process (TSP) for enhanced H2S gas response over selectively loading Pt nanoparticles on SnO2 thin films," which depicts the development of highly sensitive gas sensors that are driven by ultra low power (ULP). Having began the research with the development of gas sensors of various mechanisms through the syntheses of gas inductors in 2010, it was developed through the Fundamental R&D Program for Core Technology of Materials and the NanoMaterial Technology Development Program hosted by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). Around 10 patents were registered, and some portion of the technology was transferred to Gastron. Professor Choa Yong-Ho (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) anticipates the development of various gas sensors including hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide sensors to apply to real life. A typical gas sensor has a heater built in in order to increase its sensing capabilities. However, this has resulted in an increase in power consumption that has limited mobile application and the manufacturing of small sized gas sensors. The research team led by Choa developed ultra low power gas sensors driven in room temperature of 25C, which satisfies the rising need of ultra low power, as well as highly sensitive hydrogen (H2) and hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas sensors. While the use of natural gas is increasing day by day, the current state of homes and industrial settings are increasingly prone to gas explosion and pollution. Methods such as the ability to sense gas leakage, the ability to measure and record gas concentration, the recognition of it, and the ability to control and warn of the various pollutants discharged from combustion apparatus are in dire need as of now -- since it is impossible to detect or distinguish the type of gas or the dangers that they entail through only the human sensory organs. H2S gases are generated as a by-product of a petroleum purification process or in the manufacturing processes of glue, leather, and raw fluorescent material. The gas sensor that detects hydrogen sulfide can stop the interior breathing of cells, paralyze central nerves, and show symptoms of asphyxiation, due to its strong toxicity. Therefore, H2S gas requires successive monitoring in order to achieve local industrial development and to create a safe atmosphere. The international world is responding by actively implementing regulations regarding industrial atmosphere control and pollution emissions. The following images (from left) are an integrated wireless smart sensor module, a gas detection graph, and the sensing graph on a mobile display. (Photo courtesy of Choa) In addition, the world is rapidly shifting its focus to hydrogen energy as our interest for low-pollution alternative energy is on the rise, along with the growing concern for environmental pollution and exhaustion of fossil energy. However, hydrogen has drawbacks in itself in that it goes through spontaneous combustion or explosion when combined with oxygen in the air. Until a system is developed, hydrogen fuel can only be widely used when the system promptly detects the leakage of hydrogen and prevents the outflow of it in the first place by devising a safety measure in the production, storage, and usage of hydrogen. Choa’s research team have created a chemical resistance sensor that changes according to gas concentration, as well as a thermochemistry sensor that selectively reacts to target gas to generate heat in the reaction and applies this to the sensing. The thermochemistry sensor has the benefit of minimizing power consumption thanks to its form which signals itself generating voltage. Kim Hyun-soo - Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 11

[Special]Group Projects in Korea?

Team projects in Korea, widely known as "teample (팀플)" in Korean, are notorious for the many types of people you’ll encounter. Let’s take a look at the different types of people in a team project here in Korea, as commonly depicted on SNS for humor purposes, and from the experiences of foreign students’ attending Hanyang University in order to gain a deeper insight into what team projects are like for those from different cultures and backgrounds. A picture describing the different possible types of people in a group project. (Photo courtesy of A photo that implies that the work distribution among team members is not always fair. (Photo courtesy of Some of the different possible types of people in a team project include the Googler type, a person in charge of doing the data research but does the minimal amount of work and easily gets it done on Google. The Always Dissatisfied type who complains about everything that the other team members are up to, without suggesting a solid solution. The so-called, Gold Hands type who excels at creating valuable presentation materials and are usually exceptional at using computer programs. The Loudmouth type is great at speaking, but whether they are great workers, remains unknown until the work is done. Then, of course, there is the Doesn’t Read Text type who avoids reading text messages related to the group project. In Korea, there are also those Seniors Preparing for Employment type, an individual who does not take the team project seriously and is too busy getting ready for their employment at a company. Nurul Fatini Binti Mokhtar (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1st year) shared her team project experience in a course called Introduction to Engineering Design. She and her Malaysian friend were teamed up with three other Korean students, and they were required to build a drone as a team. “A team project requires smooth communication, and being on a team with a foreigner means that communication will be a barrier to overcome,” she said. “I felt a sense of rejection due to the language barrier, which held me back from reaching out to people.” Fortunately, Mokhtar had welcoming group members. The leader of the group was the “loudmouth type” who made everyone feel comfortable and led the group in getting things done with his communication skills. She also met the Googler type who used google to ease the communication barrier within the team. For her, the team project in Korea was a novel experience. She appreciated that she had a chance to communicate with Koreans and get to know them better, but felt that the limitations of group projects lie in the difficulty between discerning the line between genuine interest in being friends or just mere group teammates, she said. “I wish team projects could hold more depth in the creation of a bond between members.” Arauca Lozito (Department of Media and Communication, 4th year) described team projects in Korea as, agonizing. She has been attending Hanyang University for almost four years. Lozito pointed out that the language barrier was an impediment in expressing her own ideas in front of Korean students. Besides the difficulty in smoothly delivering one’s ideas, the different perspectives that come from varying cultural backgrounds contributed to misunderstandings and differences in ideas. She criticized the process in that, usually, the group leaders have an awful amount of burden, as they implicitly hold the role of assigning individual roles and taking charge of everyone in the group. Claudia Sarai Moreno Flores (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year) agreed, and shared her impression of team projects in Korea being run by one or just a few people doing most of the work. She said she has seen the Loudmouth type who speaks more than working, the Gold Hands type who is excellent at creating elaborate PPTs, and the "I came here to play” type, who lived by the “all play, no work” principle in her laboratory classes regarding circuit theory, logical design, and chemistry. Julia Bärlund (Business Administration, 4th year) commented on the different types of people during group projects. Being a business major, she seems to always notice the one who has done a similar project before and takes the lead, the one who does a ton of research by just copying and pasting to a word file, and the free riders. By half a chance, she usually encounters a member who is preparing for employment and can be seen only two times during the semester, but that they usually still know what they are doing! She described the Korean team projects as strategic and logical, being all about getting things done. "Koreans are effective and dynamic -- which I love." Team projects are what university students must go through regardless of where they are, but the group projects that foreign students at Hanyang University seem to point out some distinct difficulties that they have faced as well as the characteristics of the Korean “team project culture.” Most notably, for foreign students who are not used to Korean culture, the responsibility remains on the Korean students to ease the language barrier and derive cooperation from all members. As Lozito said, “we all think differently, but that doesn't mean you're wrong.” Although team projects are difficult, in that, people with colorful, distinctive ideas must come together to achieve one objective, it gives us a great lesson in cooperation along the way. Kim Hyun-soo --

2019-11 07

[Special]The Day of Cultural Activities

In Korea, the last Wednesday of each month is, by law, designated as a "day of cultural activities." In order to lower the threshold of cultural facilties across the country and spread the cultural flavor in people's lives, the Cultural Promotion Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism initiated the policy of cultural day from January of 2014. On this day, cultural activities provided by more than 2000 cultural facilities including movie theaters, performance theaters, museums, art museums, and cultural properties can be enjoyed for a discounted price, or even for free. Some facilities even extend their opening hours on this day so that office workers can take advantage of this special day after their work. The last Wednesday of each month in Korea is designated as a "day of cultural activities." (Photo courtesy of Major movie theaters in Korea, including CGV, Lotte Cinema, and Megabox engage in price discount of 5,000 won for movie tickets from 5pm to 9pm. For those who prefer to watch more lively performances such as plays, musicals, or dance perfomances, there will be discounts or special programs available on the last Wednesday of each month. As for fine arts and exhibitions, major exhibition facilities, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art will either be free, discounted, or even opened for extended hours. In libraries for book lovers, special programs may be enjoyed. The palaces in the city, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Changdeokgung Palace, the Changgyeonggung Palace, the Deoksugung Palace, the Jongmyo Shrine, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are also on the list. They are open for visitors with no extra cost once a month. The Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in Jongno-gu, is free of charge on the last Wednesday of every month. (Photo courtesy of For Hanyang University students, cultural day can be enjoyed near campus in Seongdong-gu. On the last Wednesday of November, the CGV movie theater near Wangsimni station offers 2D movies for 5,000 won from 5pm to 9pm. At the Galeria Foret, an exhibition titled Brick Campus in Seoul features art made of brick or even legos, while the other exhibit in the Galeria Foret, titled The Muse; Degas to Gaudi, can both be visited for a discounted price on the spot. The Seongdong public libraries are offering a tempting deal by allowing people to borrow up to 10 books. Besides offering people various opportunities to experience cultural activities, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism engages in diverse, designed businesses for the purpose of cooperating with private organizations and expanding the cultural leisure of citizens. These ongoing projects include a local culture content characterization business, with the aim of excavating culture programs using intrinsic local culture and the “youth mike” which supports youth by supporting their dreams of becoming professional musicians by providing the opportunity to perform on stage. Culture day is the day to take a “break from our daily lives,” as its slogan suggests. Why don’t we take the last Wednesday of every month to enjoy the diverse cultural experiences open to us in Korea and fill ourselves with energy to go on with our daily lives? Culture day offers us just what we need in this complicated modern world. The relaxation and enjoyment, ensued by the fresh energy to start out a new month, awaits you. Click for more detailed information Kim Hyun-soo

2019-10 31

[General]The Mystery of Stone Sculptures at Hanyang University Resolved

Have you ever noticed the stone figures in both the Seoul and ERICA Campus of Hanyang University? You may have wondered what these stone figures are and where they came from. The long held mystery has finally been resolved thanks to clarification from the Hanyang University Museum and the Institute of Cultural Properties. Let’s look more into these illiterate people installed in royal tombs, also known as muninseok (문인석). All illiterate people installed in royal tombs (muninseok) are registered relics of the Hanyang University Museum located on Seoul Campus or the Institute of Cultural Properties at ERICA Campus. The museum has been collecting artifacts ever since its establishment in 1979, and the Institute of Cultural Properties has collected relics, including all muninseok installed in royal tombs found in Hanyang campuses today, since the early 1990s. Non-literate people installed in royal tombs can be seen surrounding the Hanyang University Museum on the Seoul Campus. Where did these stone figures placed in royal tombs come from? During the Joseon Dynasty, differences were evident in a royal mausoleum depending on whether one was of nobility and the level of wealth the nobleman possessed. However, all general noble households had a stone table of a tomb (sangseok) and a pair of illiterate people installed in royal tombs. Additional stone sculptures were set up to decorate the tomb based on their wealth and degree of official rank. According to the distribution map indicating the location of illiterate people installed in royal tombs, 20 surround the Hanyang University Museum. At Seoul Campus, illiterate people installed in royal tombs are dispersed around the museum building. The stone figures found on Seoul Campus are managed by the Hanyang University Museum. Then, one might wonder, do the muninseoks installed in royal tombs at Hanyang University have owners? The answer is no, according to the Hanyang University Museum. Almost half of the relics at the school’s museum came from an antique shop in Jeonju that was facing bankruptcy in the early 1980s. Other muninseoks installed in royal tombs located around the Museum derive from the excavation of the school museum’s field study. The Hanyang University Museum's cultural festival excavation team was dispatched and discovered the muninseok remaining alone after the remains of ancestors were transferred elsewhere. Sometimes, the excavation team could only find one muninseok installed in royal tombs among the pair of two, or even worse, a state in which only the head part remained, and they had to add on cement on top of a body to complete the figure. An image of Muninseoks installed in royal tombs at ERICA Campus At ERICA Campus, muninseoks installed in royal tombs are arranged embracing the Practical English Education Hall and the Lion’s Hall. These stone figures at ERICA Campus are the remnants that were left unclaimed by surviving family or friends during cemetery transfer to a different location. They were discovered during the excavation of Bucheon Gogang-dong's prehistoric remains back in 2004. The general management of these stone figures is undertaken by the ERICA Property Management Team, along with the surrounding landscape architecture. A direction board is anticipated to be established to inform visitors of the content of the artifacts and its means of acquisition. A total of four muninseoks installed in royal tombs are located on the ERICA Campus with a pair beside the Lion's Hall and another pair in front of the Practical English Education Hall. This may clarify the origin of where these muninseoks installed in royal tombs came from, and that they were not in fact bought, as many people may have assumed. They were either purchased from the Jeonju general store or discovered by the excavation team who found them during their field study. No stone figures were discovered on campus, as Hanyang University used to be a grave hill. All muninseoks installed in royal tombs were collected after the year 1978. As a response, in regards to the curiosity that many students have had of the stone figures located at Hanyang University, the staff of the Seoul Campus museum commented, “Please visit the Hanyang University Museum more. There is an exhibition taking place once or twice a year, and appreciating the artwork as well as reading captions will surely enhance humanity. Since knowledge about archeology and ancient history is not readily available for non-majors as a liberal arts subject, visiting the museum more often will help you learn more about these interesting fields." Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon Design by Oh Chae-won

2019-10 21

[General]HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang, a Movement to Create a Zero Waste Campus

The speech of Greta Thunberg at the UN Climate Action Summit sharply criticized the current inaction of the world against climate change and emphasized the need to take action, now. South Koreans consume 26 billion disposable cups a year, equating to 70 million cups a day and 420 disposable plastic bags per person, annually. To cope with the growing environmental problems, movements toward a plastic free campus and environmental protection are taking place inside the school. HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang is an unofficial club created to make Hanyang University a “Zero Waste Campus.” (From left) Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year), Saira Tahsin (Department of Computer Software Engineering, 3rd year), and Kim Eui-young (Department of Business Administration, 1st year) passionately encourage the habitualized use of tumblers everywhere you go, as the initial, simple step in protecting our earth. HEAL Hanyang was created on September 6th by Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year), which now has 18 other enthusiastic members that take part in reducing waste on campus. The name, HEAL implies the club’s goal of spreading the awareness of environmental issues to students so that, they too, can take an action. HEAL Hanyang has made a concerted effort to spotlight the urgency of environmental problems, which “everyone is aware of, yet is ignored anyway,” according to Saira Tahsin (Department of Computer Software Engineering, 3rd year) and Kim Eui-young (Department of Business Administration, 1st year). The zero waste picnic consists of packed lunches to minimize plastic wrappers, tumblers, and metal utensils to avoid using disposables which last longer than our lifetime. They held a Zero Waste Picnic on September 6th as their first unofficial gathering event. This was no ordinary picnic in that no disposable or plastic products were used, whatsoever. Members brought food in their tupperware and used their own utensils instead of using plastics, paper cups, or tin foils. One of the ultimate goals of HEAL Hanyang is to add at least one vegan menu on campus. Veganism is known to be ‘the single biggest way’ to reduce environmental impacts, as eliminating meat and dairy from an individual diet reduces the food carbon footprint by up to 73 percent, according to a study done by the University of Oxford. Upcoming on the agenda of HEAL Hanyang is a campaign that is anticipated to take place in front of the College of Social Sciences, displaying videos about veganism and vegetarianism to increase recognition of these terms. They also plan on providing free vegan food for people to try, including vegan sausages and vegan steaks, unfamiliar to many. HEAL Hanyang is working on a collaboration with sustainable organizations in Seoul to open a market at Hanyang University so that they can promote their sustainable products, such as metallic straws. “As for our biggest event, we want to host a march once a semester and promote environmental protection on the way, starting from Aejeemun and going as far as the Business Administration Building. It'll be open for anyone to join!” said Bernardo. Hanyang University has been leading in the establishment of a plastic free campus by concluding an MOU with an environmental foundation last June. HEAL Hanyang members have voiced their enthusiasm for the school taking a step toward environmental protection. Tahsin is a regular tumbler user, and she has recently used the tumbler washer located at Hanyang Plaza. She expressed the satisfaction at the convenience of achieving a clean tumbler after washing it just two times. The members of HEAL (Hanyang Environmental Activism Leaders) Hanyang living up to the “no plastic, zero waste” vow at their first gathering of the zero waste picnic. HEAL Hanyang members have voiced the need for the school to take action and further the movement to create an eco-friendly campus. Kim pointed out that in order to handle food garbage properly within the school, installing food garbage wastebaskets is indispensable. Bernardo commented on the urgent need to conserve electricity, especially in lecture rooms or laboratories that electricity is kept on for hours without use. Tahsin suggested holding school events once a month such as meatless Monday or plastic free Thursday to promote environmental protection among members of the school. “I simply recommend people to look into environmental issues. Just paying attention gave me insight on the magnitude,” said Bernardo. “Our motto is to heal Hanyang, and heal the world. By healing Hanyang, we can then prepare students to heal the world and society, where we will all eventually end up.” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-10 14

[Student]The Youngest to Pass the 5th Level Open Recruitment Administration Post

According to the announcement on October 1st by the Ministry of Personnel Management Cyber Examination Center, 8,157 people applied for this year’s 5th level open recruitment administration post, and 270 were ultimately selected. Lee Jun-pyo (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) was accepted for the general administration post in the Daegu region, which made him one of the youngest people to pass the 5th level open recruitment public administration post. Lee Jun-pyo (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) is one of the youngest to pass the 2019, 5th level, open recruitment administration post. In the civil service examination, which presents several stages, the primary exam tests candidates on English, Korean history, the constitution, and PSAT. The secondary exam for the administrative post includes four required subjects including administrative law, the science of public administration, economics, and political science, as well as one elective subject, from which Lee chose information system theory. The third part of the examination were interviews which take place over a course of two stages, and candidates are tested on personal PT presentation and debate. Successful candidates are admitted into the National Human Resources Development Institute around April or May of next year, and after a probationary period, they are then assigned to government departments. Lee started studying for the public administration examination when he was in his first year of college, which makes it a total of roughly three years of study and three trials of examinations before hearing the exciting news of his acceptance. He was in a geography club during his second year of high school, and he wrote a thesis on the direction of development in Daegu through improving the domiciliation conditions. He was attracted to public policy when he began formulating and executing policies by analyzing the local finance policies or traffic policies of the government and tried to make alternatives. “I applied for the 5th level open recruitment because I found it to be a career that can solve many social problems confronted by our country and have a positive impact on people.” Lee tried to find correlations between school and the exam. He made the most of school courses by taking morning classes to start the day early and taking lectures related to the examination. He studied mostly at the school library, the Hanyang Cyber University Café, or in the HIT Yang Min-yong Lounge after class. He found the administration exam class at Hanyang helpful because of the secondary mock exams which are graded with commentary on the questions from professors within and outside of school. For the secondary descriptive examination, he practiced writing fast. Correcting posture when writing and changing the pen to one that fits his hand well contributed to faster handwriting. He also mentioned how he often read long sentences to improve his writing skills and read news articles, textbook, theses, or precedents in its full text to familiarize himself with vocabulary and expressions applicable for the descriptive exam. He learned how to yield the turn during debate, how to find opportunity to make a remark, and how to organize and summarize other debater’s opinions, which all contributed to his successful performance in the interview. He even learned how to concisely but faithfully write the PT statement or make flexible judgments according to the detailed cases in the problem. He then participated at school studies to practice the interview, which helped him to not be nervous during the real interview. Lee admitted that he felt the pressure on his shoulders of serving in the public post, as he was studying the second and third examination subjects. He learned about issues where interests conflict, or matters that could lead to international conflict, and cases in which existing industries in decline go through hardships of life due to change in generations. He felt that only by learning in depth and building wisdom could he realize the common good without harming anyone. “Study firmly in your own style and do take care of your health at the change of the seasons!” said Lee as words of encouragement to future test-takers. While many people may ask Lee’s key to success, he confidently shared that his faith in himself was what kept him going even after failing the first exam in 2017 with a rather lower score compared to the passing grade. He studied with the belief that he could pass the exam if he supplemented the parts in which he was deficient in. Now facing the responsibility and duties ahead as a public official, Lee Jun-pyo stated his resolution. “I want to become a civil servant who actively approaches those in need of my help, from the humblest position.” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-10 09

[General]HOW (Hanyang One World) to Connect the Cultural Bridges in Hanyang

Hanyang One World (HOW) is an international exchange committee and one of the central Student Union affiliated special committees. Located in the international lounge on the first floor of the Student Union building, this friendly organization strives to support foreign students adapt to Hanyang University and to life in Korea, as well as to help voice the rights and opinions of foreign students and to act as the heart of interchange between Korean and foreign students. The international lounge is always open and crowded with HOW members. HOW was first established in the beginning of 2000. Currently, there are eight students organizers. Students of any nationality or age can become a staff of HOW, as long as they attend the school for four years. If one decides to join the organization, they can choose to engage in executive duties, the planning, foreign cooperation, or the promotion team. All staff members divide their duties during the break, but everyone joins together to help when an event is being planned at HOW. In order to inform foreign students of HOW, staff members introduce the organization and recruit members at the student exchange orientation. It has been effective so far in attracting many interested students and other exchange students to go on a tour together around Korea and have fun at the many arranged parties. HOW staff pose for a photo at the orientation for exchange students. (Photo courtesy of Nam) In addition, a language exchange program is planned at the international lounge once a month. The program matches those who wish to learn certain languages with each other. By filling out a google form which requires information on a language that one desires to learn, anyone can join this approachable language learning program. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) is the current, 32nd committee president of HOW. Nam Yeon-joo (Department of Information Systems, 2nd year) has been the committee president since the 31st. year of HOW. Participation was lower during the first semester due to a lack of promotion, but they stepped up their game by sharing Korean traditional lucky bags to celebrate Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving Day). “Our goal is to create events that can bring us a step closer to Hanyang students,” Nam said, while emphasizing the family-like atmosphere of HOW. Speaking of a friendly atmosphere, HOW Friends is a mentor-mentee program with Korean course students from the Institute of International Education and Hanyang University undergraduates. On October 5th, HOW Friends went on a tour to the Gyeongbokgung Palace with support from Office of International Affairs. Many more exciting events are planned for those who wish to join HOW, including the Jeolla-do fall tour on October 12th, which is being funded by the Korea Tourism Organization and the farewell party, where foreign exchange students will receive a certificate for their participation with HOW. HOW Friends pose at the Gyeongbokgung Palace. (Photo courtesy of Nam) Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) is in the planning team of HOW and has been an active member for almost a year. He points out that his favorite part about HOW is that he can meet diverse friends and learn English along the way. He mainly participates in planning the whole trip or tour and undertakes the role of chairperson at most events. “Not many Korean students know about our organization, or the international lounge," he said, while mentioning the increasing burden ensued by a lack of staff due to frequent and large scale events hosted by HOW. “I find Hanyang One World to be a very meaningful and fun activity. I hope more Korean students can become aware and join our party,” Lee said hopefully. Field trip to Gyeoungju Donggung and Wolji (Photo courtesy of Nam) (From left) Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year), Lee Yong-hun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 1st year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) are chatting at the international lounge. Jimin Suarez (Department of Computer Science, 2nd year) and Kimiko Larry (Department of Education, 3rd year) joined HOW this fall semester. They both picked the welcoming party as their favorite experience at HOW. “I loved playing drinking games and singing karaoke,” said Larry with much excitement. Suarez added his affection for the organization by saying, “I come to the international lounge at least once a week. In HOW, you get to meet various people, learn new languages, and simply have a good experience!” HOW is open for recruitment at all times. Just visit the 1st. floor of the Student Union building, International lounge, or fill out a google form from Facebook or Instagram. Both foreign and Korean students are welcome to join. The staff of HOW is recruited about three weeks before the final exam of each semester, through various SNS accounts. HOW can help familiarize you with the Korean language, the culture, and college life. As an added bonus, the many friends you will make will join you on your journey! Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-09 30

[General]The 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival

You may remember the Seventeen Hearts Festival from last year at the Olympic Gynasium. This year, the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival was held at Aejeemun Square, HIT, Paiknam Academic Information Center and Library, and the Hanyang University Museum to induce more participation from students. Along with the fall festival, the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival boomed around the Seoul campus from September 25th to the 27th, spreading the theme of ‘Changemakers’ and ‘SDGs.’ Hosted by the Hanyang University Volunteer Corps and the Hanyang University Leaders in Industry-university Cooperation (LINC), the 4th festival took on a new stance from the previous events. As direct witnessing is an effective method of promotion, the organizers for the festival set out their main stage around the Lion Statue Square, where the whole festival site could be spotted at a glance. This was a great choice, as substantive participation increased as a result of its accessibility. Booths are lined up near the Lion Statue Square during the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival. People are lined up near the claw machine which is newly installed for this year’s festival in hopes of winning an HYlion key ring. The Seventeen Hearts Festival is a festival celebrating the achievements of social innovation activities at Hanyang University. ‘Seventeen’ refers to the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) adopted by the UN. It is the festival of changemakers, who strive to make a better world by creating meaningful change. Booths for exhibition and various activities were open to Hanyang University students, faculty, diverse partner institutions, and events, such as the social innovation academic conference and the social venture startup competition that were held. Students are posing with their self-made plastic key rings safe from environmental hormones at the Play 31 booth. This year’s festival was held with the theme, “Hanyang ChangeMakers: You are the Change Maker.” After a thorough deliberation on how students can enjoy their experience while becoming familiar with the concepts of changemaker and SDGs, many fun experiment booths were prepared. Among them, the SDGs activities contest exhibit was at the heart of attention. Students designed simple and enjoyable games that allowed anyone to easily learn about the sustainable development goals. Four winning teams operated the game booths during the three days of the festival. Also, Ashoka, Korea’s ‘Time to open the future’ forum, and the 2019 social venture contest from the Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency colored the campus with the colors of social innovation. Students are browsing at the bazaar which sold new clothes, accessories, and dolls for an affordable price. The 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival put an emphasis on expanding the base of changemakers. The preliminary campaigns that went on for 10 days before the festival improved the general understanding of SDGs and the Seventeen Hearts Festival. For more information on preliminary campaigns, experimental booths near the Lion Statue Square, or linked education programs, click here. To win in a giveaway event, participants had to engage in a sticker rally in which they received an SDGs sticker related to the booth activity. The prizes for the giveaway included products from Patagonia, Marymond, and The Soap Farm, which are all companies striving to realize social values. The students majoring in social innovation helped realize the 2019 Seventeen Hearts Festival by giving a hand as part of the festival planning or public relations team. Although the majors in social innovation participated last year in the booth operation as well, it was the first time that they were engaged with an official title from the beginning stage of planning for the festival. The new HYlion strikes a pose with others at the 4th Seventeen Hearts Festival. The winners of the 2019 Social Venture Contest pose for a photo, which was held from 9am to 6pm on the last day of the festival in HIT. Hanyang University was the first in the nation to establish a Volunteer Corps in 1994. The Social Innovation Center was established in 2017 as an affiliated branch of the Volunteer Corps to change the paradigm of social services to social innovation. “We wanted to convey the idea that social innovation and SDGs are not something grand or serious, but that everyone can easily access these ideas and have fun with it,” said Yoo Jeong-yoon, the individual in charge of the Seventeen Hearts Festival this year. The Social Innovation Center is open to students who want to lead a positive change in society, she said. “We are always waiting for Hanyangians with original ideas and burning passions. Please visit us at the Social Innovation Center!” Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-09 23

[Academics][Excellent R&D] A Step Toward Coexistence of Cultural Properties

Did you know that there is a national treasure near Hanyang University? Salgoji Bridge, the longest bridge during the Joseon Dynasty period, was excavated by Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology), the current head of the ERICA Institute of Cultural Properties and the chief of the Hanyang University Museum. He is now leading the Ganghwa-gun designated cultural heritage comprehensive maintenance plan, which aims to recognize and analyze the present conditions of 60 city-designated cultural assets and plans to preserve, restore, and utilize them. Professor Ahn Shin-won (Department of Cultural Anthropology) is leading the Ganghwa-gun designated cultural heritage comprehensive maintenance plan to analyze and restore the heritages. The purpose of this project is to establish a comprehensive maintenance and restoration plan of Ganghwa-gun's city-designated cultural properties, to utilize them as baseline data for preservation management and application. This is a 10 month-long project which began in July of this year and is expected to finish in May of next year. The restoration project covers 60 cultural properties, including 17 tangible cultural assets, 34 monuments, and 9 cultural heritage materials. Although it is important that our cultural heritage is preserved and maintained, making use of them is an even more important project. The comprehensive maintenance plan is a scheme to preserve cultural heritage even more efficiently. In order to carry out such a plan, there must be research done on how the present condition is. The comprehensive maintenance plan is an extended study of archeology, according to Ahn, who majored in the field. It is possible that ordinary citizens do not know the value of the excavations, which is why they must be preserved, utilized, and openly known. The city-designated cultural properties are not managed well, according to Ahn, and there are many cases where the direction boards have been mislabeled, or the roads to cultural assets are rocky and difficult to access. This is why diagnosing the current conditions of the cultural properties is important in order to take the necessary measures to better improve their state of preservation. A picture of Bunori Dondae Fort (left) and Bugilgot Dondae Fort (right) from a field study (Photo courtesy of Ahn) Executing the Ganghwa-gun designated cultural heritage comprehensive maintenance plan to preserve local cultural properties can be an exemplary case in regards to utilizing cultural assets. It can also instill the idea of protecting our cultural properties in people's minds. “We need to make sure that our children grow up in an environment where preserving our cultural heritage is not a campaign, but a basic,” said Ahn. He also emphasized the importance of preserving intangible cultural assets such as folk games, pansori (a genre of Korean musical storytelling), or religions. The ERICA Institute of Cultural Properties has long deliberated on how to improve the cultural assets alongside people in their lives and have successfully taken the lead in this sector. They are now working on how to incorporate cultural properties in stages as early as urban planning at Hanam-si. It is unprecedented in Korea that city planners and experts in cultural assets work together, according to Ahn. Cultural properties is not something grandiose. "We must think of them as our family so that we naturally protect them," said Ahn. Analysis on the present condition of the 60 cultural heritages is finished, and now, Ahn is working on the report that describes how to preserve them and how to utilize the cultural properties. Kim Hyun-soo Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-09 09

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Development of Computer Vision Algorithms for Spatial Recognition of Videos

The Next-generation Information Computing Development Project is a research project executed by Hanyang University and six other research teams, which has been ongoing from September of 2017 and will end on December of 2020. There are two main parts of the research, and Professor Lim Jong-woo (Department of Computer Science) took charge of the first part, titled "fundamental study of vision algorithms for spatial recognition of videos." The focus of Lim's research was to develop computer vision algorithms for spatial recognition of videos. Professor Lim Jong-woo (Department of Computer Science) is taking part in the Next-generation Information Computing Development Project. The object of this research was to develop a computer vision algorithm to comprehensively recognize accurate three-dimensional information of surrounding environments and to detect and predict the location and movement of important figures through the various videos achievable in routine environments. With the basis on geometrical probabilistic computer vision algorithms that have been the subject of research as of now, the research team of six has been striving to develop an original technology that can successively perceive and comprehensively infer information on the environment and major objects inside the video. The first theme consists of geometrical environment information recognition, and the other is detection and tracking of principal objects. Devices with cameras equipped are usually used for taking photos or videos. This research plans to overcome the limitations of the existing methodology, which is the information quantity of the environment map and updating method. They developed a stochastic algorithm that can effectively accumulate long-cumulated information and extract three-dimensional street information of the overall environment by maximizing the information that can be earned from the video. The ultimate goal is to make sure that research output is applied to robots, wearable devices, and autonomous cars by developing an algorithm that accurately model the movements of objects. Original image and restored distance map from blurred image (Photo courtesy of Lim) Object detection technology is emerging and is recently being more widely used in research with deep learning to increase the accuracy of detection. To resolve the issue of difficulty in detecting, clearly due to complex interactions between objects, sudden movements or frequent covering of objects, Lim and his research team sought to develop a deep learning based object detecting technology. Lim has looked into geometric vision for about 10 years. He started motion estimations with a camera at Honda research, until in 2011, when he developed a service that enabled the technology to expand to indoors, as part of the street view team of Google. He continued with geometric vision research at Hanyang University from 2012. Now that the first part of research has been completed, Lim revealed that there is still a ways to go, as it is tough for a computer to recognize as well as humans. Nevertheless, aimed functions were developed and published as a thesis. Lim advises people interested in looking into deep learning to learn in a systematic fashion and study carefully. “Deep learning is a strong tool, but it is not almighty.”