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2020-05 13

[Policy][COVID-19] Offline Classes Postponed for One Week... Effect of the Mass Infection

With the rapid change in the situation for COVID-19 due to the recent mass infection in the Itaewon clubs, the schedule that allowed for offline classes on all theory-based courses has been postponed for one week. This schedule can also change depending on further developments. According to the "2020 Emergency Announcement on Spring Semester Offline Class Operation," which was announced on the 12th, the offline classes that were originally planned to be held starting from May 25th are now postponed until June 1st. The offline classes were planned to be allowed for all theory-based courses, after receiving permission by going through specified procedures. This change of dates could be postponed again according to the quarantine authority, or cancelled to remain as distance learning classes for the whole semester. Whether the offline classes will be allowed after June 1st is expected to be decided on May 18th. Experiment and practice based courses, and IC-PBL lectures were already allowed to hold offline classes from April 13th, and some theory subjects such as Career Development I got permission for offline classes starting from May 18th. The classes that were already held offline will continue to be held in the format they currently are. Meanwhile, Seoul and ERICA Campuses sent emergency text messages to all students on the afternoon of the 11th, announcing that students who visited Itaewon during a certain period must be inspected. The following is the whole text of the text message sent from the Seoul Campus. 4.24~5.6 서울 이태원 소재 유흥시설(클럽, 주점 등)을 방문한 학생들은 방문일로부터 14일간 등교를 중지하고 증상유무와 관계없이 검사가 가능하니 1339나 관할 보건소로 상담바랍니다. 확진검사 결과 음성인 경우라도 확진자와 동선과 시간대가 겹치는 경우에도 14일간 등교를 중지해야 합니다. Students who visited entertainment facilities (clubs, bars, etc.) in Itaewon during 4.24-5.6 should stop attending school for 14 days from the date of their visit. Those students can be tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms, so please consult 1339 or the local health center. They should stop attending school for 14 days even if the test results are negative if their travel path and time of visit overlap with those of the confirmed patients. ▶ See announcements made from the Academic Service Team at Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-05 12

[Infographics][Statistics] Seoul Campus 2020 Spring Semester, A Total of 22,786 Students Registered

The status of the enrolled students of Seoul campus as of April 1, 2020 has been announced. With the number of students that are currently enrolled at 15,710 and 6,015 students on a leave of absence, a total of 22,786 students were found to be registered. According to the Office of Academic Affairs at Seoul campus, out of the total number of 22,786 registered students, 68.9% are currently enrolled for a total of 15,710 students. There are 6,015 students on a leave of absence, and 1,061 students who have delayed their graduation. The ratio between male and female students was 63 to 37. The statistics according to each department shows that the College of Engineering had the most enrolled students with 5,636 students. It was followed by the School of Business with 1,715 students, and the College of Social Sciences with 1,009 students. The School of Intelligence only has 18 enrolled students, as it accepted its first round of new students just this year. The College of Medicine had the fewest students who were on a leave of absence with 25 students. By looking at the number of enrolled students in each major, the Division of Business Administration had the most with 1,494 students, followed by the Division of Mechanical Engineering (874 students), and the Division of Economics & Finance (710 students). Excluding the Major in Computer (1 Senior Student) and the newly established Department of Data Sciences (18 students), the Department of Composition had the lowest number of enrolled students with 51 students. By year, the ratio of enrolled students was around 25%, and the ratio of Freshmen to Senior students was not much different, but the number of students on a leave of absence tended to lean towards Sophomores with 33.1% and Juniors with 32%. Additionally, the 85 students enrolled in Grade 5 are from the Department of Architecture at the College of Engineering. In terms of the ratio of male to female students by each college, the School of Nursing has 29 male students and 232 female students with the ratio of male students being lower than 0.13 for each female student. On the contrary, the College of Engineering has 4,368 male students and 1,268 female students with a ratio of 3.44. The ratio based on the total number of students is 1.39. According to the overall ratio of male to female students enrolled at the university, the ratio is from 63:37, while the ratio of students on a leave of absence is 77:23, with the ratio of male students taking a leave of absence being very high compared to the female students. When referring to the official reasons for the male students’ leaves of absence, while 51.6% of them took a general leave of absence, 46.4% of the male students took a leave of absence to enlist in the military. Hanyang Wiki:재적생현황/2020-1 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 12

[Student]Hanyang Hope Begins a Campaign to Recommend Remote Volunteer Activities

In order to actualize Hanyang University’s principle, Love in Deed and Truth, Hanyang Hope, a student community service group affiliated with Hanyang Volunteer Corps, launched a campaign on April 23rd to introduce remote volunteer activities that can be done under the current circumstances of COVID-19. Hanyang Hope organized the Relay Volunteer Campaign to let the students know that even while they are taking distance-learning classes online due to COVID-19, they can still continue to practice the principle of Love in Deed and Truth even while they are spending more time at home. The purpose of this campaign is to encourage students to practice social distancing while also promoting volunteer work that narrows emotional distance. For this campaign, the student members of Hanyang Hope first practiced the remote volunteer activity on their own, wrote a review and instructions on how other students could participate in the same activity, and encouraged many other Hanyang University students to do the same. Remote volunteer activity relays and activity recommendation posts will be continuously uploaded through Hanyang Hope’s social media every week. So far, the remote volunteer activities that have been introduced by the community service group thus far include the "Stay strong, Korea" campaign that sends a message of encouragement to medical staff all over South Korea, a knowledge-sharing volunteer activity through the portal website Naver KnowledgeiN, "Remote Hyodream Volunteer Activities" which involve participants' hanging bags of daily necessities in residential areas of the elderly that live alone, and much more. Meanwhile, Hanyang Hope consists of a group of scholarship students with strong spirits for serving others and strong leadership skills that are affiliated with the university’s community service group, Hanyang Volunteer Corps. In order to actualize the university’s founding principle, Love in Deed and Truth, Hanyang Hope develops and plans various programs to carry out activities to promote various volunteer activities to the students through continuous community service activities and promotes the culture of volunteering. Further information regarding remote volunteer activities and Hanyang Hope can be found through their Instagram, Facebook, and the university’s page on the app, Everytime. ▲ Photos from "Remote Hyodream Volunteer Activities" (Source: Hanyang Hope’s Instagram) ▶Hanyang Hope (Students)’s Facebook Page ▶Hanyang Hope (Students)’s Instagram Page Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 12

[Admission ]Hanyang University Recruiting Graduate School Students for the Department of Entrepreneurship

Until the 14th, Hanyang University is recruiting freshmen of graduate school department of entrepreneurship for 2020 Fall semester. The master's program for the department of entrepreneurship had been established to develop creativity-integrated leaders with creative thinking skills, entrepreneurship, and global startup capabilities, and to enforce research related to starting a new business. The curriculum of the department of entrepreneurship is made up of a total of 4 levels of systematic and professional curriculum which are △Entrepreneur capability development △Capturing business chances and developing business plans △Startup business management and △Development and withdrawal. The faculty are comprised of full-time professors with experience ranging from startup business management, being lead officers of the office of small and medium-sized businesses, being KOSDAQ CEOs, serving on the board of directors of medium-sized businesses, holding doctoral degrees in business, being global consultants, and more. This provides adequate studies for students who aim to experience both practical business and startup-integration studies. The students of the department of entrepreneurship will be provided with various support through the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation, such as startup space, mentoring, tax accounting, and legal support. Outstanding students will also receive scholarships. Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation is operating education, training, and opening global outreach programs to develop startup leaders, as well as creating more than 100 startup businesses every year through supervising programs such as beginning startup packages and pre-startup packages that are being operated from the Ministry of SMEs and Startups. Cho Nam-suk (Graduate School, Department of Entrepreneurship, 3rd year), who developed drones that use solar panels, mentioned that "the advancement of techniques was made possible by real-life startup track curriculum and specified mentoring after entering the graduate school." He also added that he "will continue to reinforce the techniques and business models by using Hanyang University's technology startup specified development program and networks." Some students decide to enter the school for a more in-depth study of entrepreneurship. Kim Ha-young (Graduate School, Department of Entrepreneurship, 1st year), who analyzed a technology startup case of an alumnus and registered the name as the first author on a paper from the Korean Society of Business Venturing during her undergraduate school years, went through the graduate school startup research track and finished her doctoral degree of entrepreneurship at a university overseas, and is now planning to continue research in a related field. Professor Ryoo Chang-wan, head professor of the department of entrepreneurship noted that "Hanyang University has been creating remarkable results on developing startup leaders and innovative businesses, based on its practical academics and alumni network." He added that "students that have real-life startup and research experience with entrepreneurship will be able to receive practical help from Hanyang University's systematic startup curriculum, programs, and startup network both inside and outside the country." A total of 30 students will be selected to participate in the master's degree program, and registration is possible until the 14th (Thursday) on U-Way Apply ( Specifications can be acquired by contacting the Graduate School Department of Entrepreneurship and visiting the website ( Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-05 12

[General]COVID-19 Research Materials Available for Free… Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library is Providing Free Documents

On April 28, Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library decided to provide free research documents service for articles related to COVID-19. Articles and information related to COVID-19 can be accessed online. Difficulties around the world have been caused by COVID-19 and research is being carried out in every country as quickly as possible. In this situation, the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library has decided to provide free materials to aid in the research of Hanyang University researchers. The Academic Information Center & Library is providing quality content for free on 20 academic channels, and COVID-19 related materials can be downloaded in various formats such as eBooks, PDFs, and URLs of articles. The Academic Information Center & Library stated that they will constantly proceed with updates of related contents to encourage smooth research operations. Academic materials related to COVID-19 can be accessed through the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library homepage banner. ▶Click to go to Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library ▼(Note) COVID-19 Electronic academic resources banner (only in Korean) Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 12 Important News

[Alumni]Choi Ye-gun, From a Keyboard Prodigy to a Shining Musician

If you have watched Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend, Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook, or the popular Korean audition program K-pop Star, you may be familiar with the name Choi Ye-gun. This famous singer was one of the top 8 competitors of season 2 of K-pop Star and took first place in the singing competition Your name hosted by the popular music channel Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. Choi Ye-gun, an aspiring musician and a proud alumna of Hanyang University's Department of Applied Music ('19), shared her story of how she fell in love with music and succeeded as a popular indie musician. Choi Ye-gun (Department of Applied Music, '19) shared her story of how she fell in love with music and succeeded as a popular indie musician. Choi dreamt of becoming a musician from the age of five. As a little girl, she always had a keyboard next to her, a trait she carries till now. “There was always a piano in my room since I was little. My mother used to say that I got along with it since I could barely walk!” She remembers that even then, she was interested in expressing melodies through instrument, trying to express the tune she heard from her church. At 20, she applied to the Department of Applied Music at ERICA Campus for a professional musical education. “During my time at school, I was able to study music which transcended the boundaries of genre, from K-pop to jazz and classical music,” said Choi. Choi was one of the top 8 competitors of season 2 of K-pop Star. Along with her studies, Choi also endeavored to develop her own musical ideology and establish her own methodology in composing and arranging music. Her hard work earned her the image of a good storyteller, acknowledged by the media as a singer-songwriter, magnificent in delivering her own stories in songs. Choi considers her ability to deliver someone’s story, transcending the limits of a single genre, as one of her strongest suits. She said, “Since I always consider how a story could be told from a different perspective, I think many different people can relate even to the same song.” When asked to share her secret, Choi explained that she always focuses on how to best deliver a story. “First, I choose a character. Then I write the lyrics in his or her verbal tone. The last thing I do is combine it with a befitting melody. During the process, I begin to naturally arrange the song in the character’s mood and create the dynamics which enable a strong delivery of the story.” Choi also took first place in the singing competition Your name hosted by the popular music channel Yoo Hee-yeol's Sketchbook. Choi said other people’s stories become the cornerstone for many of her songs. “These days, I am especially inspired by the stories of young people.” Naturally, her songs explore stories on diverse topics. Self-reflection, social issues, and interpersonal relationships were all on the chart. “After I establish someone’s story in my mind, I design a character who can deliver that story well – reconstructing the story from another perspective,” explained Choi. Choi also tells some personal stories on her most recent album Even If It Gets Lost, It Can Flow Anyway, introducing two title songs, Lucid Dream and Scarecrow. “The first song, Lucid Dream, is a story of somebody who could not fall asleep and a world where dreams come true. To me, making this very album was exactly that,” said Choi. “Scarecrow is an outcry to the world that wants me to be, so to say, cool. To be recognized, one has to be cool and people want that too. But to that I say, ‘I have done enough!’” Choi jokingly added, “By the way, the chorus part is very addictive, so you better not listen to it before an important exam.” Choi's first original album Even If It Gets Lost, It Can Flow Anyway was released April 22, 2020, introducing two catcy title songs Lucid Dream and Scarecrow. “To me, your story becomes music, and that music becomes a medium which enables others to relate with your tale,” said Choi. “When I produce music, I consider myself as dust. Dust can only shine where there is light. To me, your story is the illumination. Your stories are never little or meaningless.” Lee Yoon-seo

2020-05 11

[Policy]Offline Classes Can Resume Starting from the 25th … How Will This be Done?

With about a month and a half left until the end of the first semester, how will classes resume from now on while online classes have been extended indefinitely? On the 4th, the Office of Academic Affairs announced that all offline classes would be allowed to be conducted as long as they meet all conditions required by the preventative measures starting from May 25th, which is the 11th academic week of the 2020 Spring semester. This means that if the classes comply with the preventative measures set by the university, general classes other than practical courses will be able to hold offline classes as well. According to the Office of Academic Affairs, the university plans to allow students to partake in offline classes from May 25th, in line with the governmental response, and to begin easing social distancing policies in regards to COVID-19. All courses can be conducted as distance-learning courses until the end of the semester, and offline classes can also be conducted regardless of course type if the preventative measures set by the university’s Infectious Disease Management Committee are met. Additionally, students who still wish to take courses remotely for those that have been switched to offline classes will still be provided with distance-learning opportunities. Hanyang University has already allowed offline classes to take place starting April 13th, and from May 11th, the 9th academic week, it allowed conditional offline classes to take place for courses such as Career Development 1. This current decision allows all classes to be reviewed on whether they are able to hold offline classes or not. The lecturer in charge of the class will consult with their students and decide on how the classes will be run from the 11th week and finalize their decision after reviewing it with the Department and the Infectious Disease Management Committee. The lecturer then must notify the students by May 11th on how their classes will be run, and the classes will be conducted from the 11th academic week until the final exams in accordance with the finalized teaching method. Even if offline classes are to be conducted, they must meet the preventative standards set by the Infectious Disease Management Committee. During class, a distance of more than one meter should be secured between the students and between the students and the lecturer, or a classroom that fits twice the number of the students in the class should be acquired. This means that for a class with 20 students, the lecturer must acquire a classroom that fits at least 40 students. With this in mind, most classrooms already have stickers that say "No sitting allowed," and these classrooms are assigned to each class based on the number of students and the number of seats available, excluding these prohibited seats. Additionally, all classes must satisfy preventative measures before the class starts, such as checking everyone’s body temperatures, disinfecting everyone’s hands, wearing masks, using personal pin microphones, and during the lecture, classrooms must be frequently ventilated. “The determined lecture format will be maintained until the final exams,” said the Office of Academic Affairs. “This can be changed if the situation in regards to COVID-19 worsens in the future, or if there is a change in regards to the governmental policies.” The following is an official notice from the Office of Academic Affairs. 2020 Spring Semester Course Operation Announcement from Week 11 (2020.05.25. (Monday)~) These are the guidelines for this semester’s course operation in regard to the situation of COVID-19 and the government policy changes. 1. From May 25, 2020 (from week 11), face-to-face and distance learning classes will be held simultaneously. All courses can proceed with remote classes until the end of this semester, but face-to-face classes are also possible in all subject types (experimental practice, theory-practice, theoretical subjects) if the quarantine requirements set by the university's Infectious Disease Management Committee are met. Even if the class is categorized as a face-to-face lecture, students can take the course online if they wish. 2. Instructors in each class should set the course type (remote learning classes or face-to-face classes) they will proceed with from week 11 with students, announce the chosen course type to students on May 11, 2020 (Monday) after the confirmation from the college and the Infectious Disease Management Committee, and proceed with the course accordingly from week 11 until the final exam. * Experimental practice, theory-practice, IC-PLB, Career Development 1 offline courses can be implemented from week 9 (05.11.(Monday)~) or week 10 (05.18.(Monday)~) after making arrangements with the students. *The decided course type will be maintained until the final exam period but may be changed according to the infectious disease responding conditions or changes in government policies. May 4, 2020 Dean of Office of Academic Affairs

2020-05 11

[Policy]High-Tech Departments Increase their Admissions Quota by 139 for 2021

The admissions quota for the new and existing high-tech departments will increase to 4,795 students for the 2021 school year at Seoul and ERICA campuses. Compared to the 2020 school year, the departments will be accepting 139 more people from their original total quota of 4,656 students. According to the new regulations that were promulgated on April 29th, the entrance quotas for the Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Department of Data Sciences, Department of Cognitive Sciences at Seoul campus, and the Department of Robot Engineering at ERICA campus all increased. With the Department of Artificial Intelligence newly established at the ERICA campus, 36 new students can now be recruited for the first time. Additionally, the Major in Industrial Artificial Intelligence will be newly established as a convergence major and will be operated onwards from the 2020 school year. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 08

[Policy]ERICA, COVID-19 Living Quarantine Transformation… Relaxing School Control

As the government turned the COVID-19 response into a living quarantine, Hanyang University ERICA Campus announced that it will release school restrictions and clear the limits on facility usage. ▲ The ERICA Campus main entrance control will be lifted from May 6. First of all, starting from May 6, access control for outsiders at the main gate, main entrance, and side door suspension will be removed. Also, if a safety plan is secured regardless of class, restrictions on external rentals will be lifted as well. However, the tennis courts are only available for classes or lesson like before. From May 18, outdoor sports facilities such as basketball courts, futsal stadiums, and the track and field can be used. The basketball court and the futsal stadiums were closed as of April 9. Furthermore, from May 25, face-to-face and remote classes will be combined. All courses can proceed as remote classes until the end of the semester, but face-to-face classes are also possible for all subject types if they meet the quarantine requirements designated by the school's Infectious Disease Control Committee. Even if the subject is a face-to-face class, remote learning will be provided to students who wish to take non-face-to-face classes. Up till now, shuttle buses have been operating according to the vacation schedule while school buses have been suspended until the COVID-19 response situation stabilizes, but both will operate normally from May 25. Also, Lightening Park, Lion’s Hall lawns, the ecological lakes, lake parks, and cherry blossom parks next to Gyeongsang National University will be open. As such, the school control is released and facility usage is available, but along with the heat checks in buildings and cafeterias, restrictions on outsiders’ access to buildings will be maintained until further notice. Only members of the school and business-related visitors will be allowed inside the school by checking their ID cards, with those not wearing masks restricted from entering. The ERICA Campus said, “The lifting of the ban on school indoor sports facilities and club activity rooms will be separately announced later” and that “details of the notice can be changed in accordance to the government’s quarantine guidelines in the future.” Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 08

[Event]81st Anniversary of Hanyang University

The university anniversary ceremony, celebrating the 81st year of the opening of Hanyang University will be held on May 15 at 10:30 am at Paiknam Music Hall. The date of the annual event remains unchanged, but the size of the participants will be minimized. On May 15, which is the anniversary of Hanyang University’s opening, annual events with the Hanyang Foundation will be held beyond the university level. This is because the anniversary ceremony usually holds events where various service awards and exemplary service awards are awarded to the faculty of the foundation’s affiliated institutions, including universities, hospitals, Hanyang Women’s University, Hanyang Cyber University, and Hanyang University’s subsidiary high school. However, due to COVID-19, the event participants will be limited to major organizers and prize winners to minimize the size of the crowd. The event will also be simplified. The flower bouquet delivery ceremony and celebratory performances reflecting Teacher’s Day will be excluded. Considering that the Paiknam Music Hall has 580 seats, the anniversary ceremony is expected to be held unusually quietly with fewer than 50 participants. ▲ At the 77th anniversary ceremony held in 2016, with all seats at the Paiknam Music Center filled Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 08

[Policy][COVID-19] Guidelines on Special Admission for International Students

On April 27, the Office of International Affairs decided to proceed with the upcoming second semester foreign student screening, and all courses of elementary, middle, high school, and university foreigners’ screening using a different method than before. The procedure for document submissions and undergraduate entrance examinations for the admission application will change, with Hanyang University’s own Korean language test conducted instead of TOPIK (Korean language proficiency test) for those who pass the undergraduate program. Foreign student screening corresponding to the changes are being applied to undergraduate and graduate school students whose parents are both foreigners, and all courses of elementary, middle, high school, and university foreigners’ screening applies to graduate school students as well. The application submission method will change from the drop off or postal application to online and postal application. Students should complete their application and document submission during the application period which will be from April 20 to May 14. The undergraduate admission exam which was previously an essay test has been changed to document evaluation. Among the arts and physical education departments, the Division of International Studies and the Department of Theater and Film will proceed with video interviews, and some other applicants will be considered for video interviews. Moreover, Hanyang University will conduct its own Korean language test for those who pass the 2020 second semester undergraduate program (excluding those who pass the Korean language standard of the school) but have difficulties taking the TOPIK due to COVID-19. The test will be conducted on July 17 at Hanyang University, in Shanghai, and in other regions in China, and those who pass the Korean language test will be exempted from the school Korean language standards. Information about more detailed changes for the second semester foreign student screening can be viewed in Korean, Chinese, and English on the Office of International Affairs homepage. ▶ Check the 'Changes in 2020 second semester foreign student screening' at the Office of International Affairs Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 06

[Infographics][Statistics] ERICA Campus 2020 Spring Semester

The status of the enrolled students of ERICA Campus was announced, as of April 1, 2020. The number of students currently enrolled is 9,176; 3,691 students are on a leave of absence; and 13,427 students in total are registered. ▲ The total number of registered students is calculated including currently enrolled students, students on a leave of absence, and students on the postponement of graduation. According to the data announced by the Academic Service Team of ERICA Campus, the number of registered students increased by 299 compared to the statistics from a similar period last year, with an increased number of both enrolled students and students on a leave of absence with 153 each, while students on the postponement of graduation decreased by 7 students compared to last year. When looking at the statistics more specifically, the percentages that make up the number of registered students are 68.3% enrolled students, 27.5% of students on a leave of absence, and 4.2% of students postponing graduation. The percentage of male and female students is 62% to 38%, respectively, equaling a ratio of 1 female student to every 1.62 male students. The statistics according to each department shows that the department with the most students registered was the Division of Electrical Engineering with 772 students. The Department of French Language & Culture had the lowest number of students with just 2. However, it needs to be taken into consideration that the department is a major that is distinct from the Department of French Studies and is expected to close. By grade, the group with the most students was the seniors, who made up 28.8% of the total number of students, while the overall percentage of students across all grades seemed to be quite even. The grade with the most students taking a leave of absence, at 39.5% of the total, was the sophomore group, showing a great difference from the students of other grades. When looking at the overall number of students taking a leave of absence, there were 2,848 male students, and 843 female students, suggesting that male students' military entrance may be having a great effect on the numbers. While the ratio of female to male students among the total number of students is 1:1.62, the deviation is quite large according to each department. While the College of Design has a ratio of 0.45 with twice as many female students as male, the College of Pharmacy and College of Engineering had a ratio of over 3.5. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young