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2020-02 05

[Academics]Increasing Mileage of Electric Cars with a ‘Starch Battery’

On January 21st, a co-research team of Hanyang University's Department of Energy Engineering, Chonnam National University's Department of New Material Engineering, and the KIST Energy Storing Research Group announced that they have developed a silicon-based cathode which has a fourfold battery capacity than the graphite cathode that was previously used and can be charged more than 80% in five minutes. If this is applied to electric cars, the mileage can be increased more than double. Current commercialized electronic car batteries use graphite as cathode material but a disadvantage of it is that its mileage is shorter than internal combustion cars, due to small battery capacity. To develop electric cars with longer mileage, silicon that can save energy up to ten times than graphite is now highlighted as a new cathode material. However, the difficulty of silicon commercialization is that silicon rapid expansion of volume and loss of capacity, when charging and discharging are continued. Also, although many ways to enhance the safety of silicon as a cathode material are suggested, high price and complex processes are hindering silicon from replacing graphite. The co-researching team focused on cheap materials in daily lives such as water, oil, and starch to enhance the stability of silicon. They increased a carbon-silicon material by diluting starch in the water and oil in silicon and heating them. A carbon-silicon complex is made through a heating process just like frying something. Through this, the volume expansion of silicon cathode is prevented, when charging and discharging it. ▲ Carbon-Silicon Complex Synthesis Process Micelle is made of an emulsion of water, oil, starch, and surfactant and when it is repeatedly heated and carbonized, a carbon-silicon complex is formed. (Photo courtesy by KIST) The complex showed a battery capacity (1,530mAh/g) that is four times larger than the previous graphite-based cathode material (360mAh/g), and it also showed a characteristic of stabilized capacity after more than 500 times of charging, and of more than 80% charging in five minutes. This is because the carbon complex controls the volume expansion of silicon so that the stability is increased and it gained a large output due to carbon’s high conductivity and rearrangement of silicon structure. Doctor Jeong Hoon-gi of KIST who led this research showed his expectation by saying, “An easy process and great characteristics as such have a high possibility of commercialization and they will be further used in electric cars and Energy Storing System (ESS) when applied to a lithium-ion secondary battery.” This research was conducted by the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT and as a part of KIST’s main projects and climate change response development projects. The result of the research is published in the newest edition of 「Nano Letters」, an international journal of the field of nanotechnology. ▲ An imaginary image of an electric car equipping a carbon-silicon complex cathode, made by mixing and heating the silicon from eco-friendly materials, such as corn and sweet potatoes, which are mixed with oil (Photo courtesy of KIST) Global News Team Translation by: Lee Seong-chae global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 04

[Donation]Memorable Hanyang Alumni Meetings of 2019

Reminiscing back at the past year, we have looked over some alumni meetings that shed light on Hanyang from various fields. The meetings were Alumni Meetings for Colleagues of '85, '86, '87, Colleagues of '79, Hanyang Women's Alumni Meeting, Meeting for Colleagues of '59 of the Department of Fiber Engineering, Hanyang Alumni Volunteer Group, Alumni Meeting for Professors in Office, and the Alumni Meeting for School Faculty. Alumni Meeting for the Colleagues of '87 The alumni meetings for colleagues of each year have been continuing since their organization at the Homecoming Event Celebrating 30th Year of Admission. Especially the alumni of the year '85 to '87 of the three years are encouraging their juniors through events such as the yearly late-night snack event. The students felt especially happy during May of 2019, feeling connectedness with their Hanyang alumni, regardless of the 30 years of time gap. Through the event, the juniors were reminded of the promise to take care of their juniors as well, after 30 years from now. Alumni Meeting for the Colleagues of '79 The colleagues of '79 contracted the granting of scholarship, with the scholarship fund they have collected over the past 10 years. The first fund that has been collected with the love for Hanyang juniors went past over 100 million won, which will be granted to 5 students every year with 4 million won each, starting from 2019. The steady movement of the colleagues of '79 has become a great precedent for the juniors. Hanyang Women's Alumni Meeting While there are more than 85,000 women alumni that Hanyang produced, there has not yet been a firmly established women alumni network of Hanyang until recently. 'Hanyang Women's Alumni Meeting' was created in May of 2019, when 80 women alumni were invited to the Homecoming Day to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of Hanyang University. On the same day, along with the establishment of the alumni meeting, the Hanyang University choir was also created, comprised of 24 members. After, the Women's Alumni Meeting successfully conducted the first 'Love Sharing Bazaar' during September 2019. Colleagues of '59 of the Department of Fiber Engineering In April of 2019, colleagues of '59 of the Department of Fiber Engineering visited Hanyang University to celebrate the 60th year of school admission. They have also contracted 5 million won for a scholarship. It was the attitude of alumni of setting the milestone for their juniors, looking at their school developed more over the years. Hanyang Alumni Volunteer Group Hanyang Alumni Volunteer Group shined its light on Hanyang through various volunteer works over the year. The members have done volunteer works such as Babfor, Sharing Love & Kimchi, Hanyang Fund-Raising Concert, and Coal Briquettes Delivery for Neighbors in Korea, shining Hanyang University with active volunteer works throughout various locations. Alumni Meeting for Professors in Office Alumni of professors in the office held an examination period late-night snack event called 'Sharing love for juniors and students through Dda-bap' within both campuses. They encouraged students that were studying for the test during the period. Such late-night snack events will be continued throughout the future. Alumni Meeting for School Faculty In June 2019, members of the Alumni Meeting for School Faculty donated 120 million won for development funds to Hanyang University, which will be used for scholarships of juniors and enrolled students at the school. Choir of Colleagues of '87 'Choir' comprised of colleagues of '87 supported 700 kg of white rice to the people of vulnerable social groups around Asan, through the Asan Civic Choir. Through the incident, they have actualized true 'Love in Deed and Truth' for the neighbors that need care and love. The above are the works of alumni groups that have conducted extraordinary actions throughout the past year. There are numerous other alumni events and alumni that show their love for the juniors and Hanyang University, constantly communicating with the school. We are hoping that more stories as such would be written during the year 2020, showing pride and the feeling of warmth over Hanyangians. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 04

[Donation]Park Chun-gyu, CEO of Sambo Construction, Donates a 500 million won

Park Chun-kyu, CEO of Sambo Construction Co., delivered a 500 million won development fund to Hanyang University (President Kim Woo-seung) on February 3rd. Sambo Construction Co, Ltd. was established in 1982 as a construction company for earthworks, iron-fiber concrete, and sewerage facilities. The development fund delivered by Park, Class of `60, will be used for the development of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Park said, "I hope my juniors to concentrate for studying in a good environment and become a strong force leading the future of the nation's civil engineering sector and the development of our society," at a ceremony to deliver the development fund. Park Chun-kyu, CEO of Sambo Construction (left), and President Kim Woo-seung are taking pictures at Hanyang University Seoul Campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul after a ceremony to deliver the development fund on February 3rd. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Seong-chae global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 04

[Policy]Graduation and Entrance Ceremonies Are Cancelled, Policies on the Novel Coronavirus

Hanyang University's Infectious Disease Management Committee (Executive vice president, academic affairs as a chairman) announced the decided opinion of the university on the new coronavirus on February 3rd. The ‘2019 Early Graduation Ceremony’ planned from February 19th to 21st and ‘2020 Entrance Ceremony’ planned on February 28th will not be held this year. The Committee decided to cancel all events that many people gather, such as graduation ceremony, entrance ceremony, freshmen orientation, and freshmen welcoming. If any cancellation charge occurs due to the decision, the university supports expenditures. The move comes as the latest stage of warning of an infectious disease crisis has been upgraded from ‘caution’ to ‘alert’. It also noted the response methods that each college should equip hand sanitizer and post a notice at the entrance of the building. For this purpose, each administration team has to designate a person who can perform a primary temperature check, and if his or her student requests a fever check, the person will be instructed to check the symptoms more accurately through Hanyang Student Health Center (02-2220-1466). In addition, the university said it is currently purchasing a contactless thermometer to distribute to colleges. Meanwhile, the dormitory announced that it will use the Seoul Campus guest House as a self-isolation facility for students who returned from China to prevent the outbreak and spread of the infectious disease. Accordingly, reservation applications and use of guest houses will be suspended until the end of March. Read with the keyword at Hanyang Wiki: http://wiki.hanyang.ac.kr/신종코로나바이러스감염증 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Seong-chae global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 03

[Academics]Professor Park Hui-Joon, Increased the Solar Battery Efficiency by Combining Compound Semiconductor and Perovskite

On the 19th, the joint research team of Professor Park Hui-Joon of Hanyang University's Department of Organic and Nano Engineering and Professor Lee Jae-Jin of Ajou University announced that they have developed a 'tandem solar cell' by combining a flexible 'Gallium-arsenic (GsAs) compound' and a 'Perovskite semiconductor.' They used the method that increases the conversion efficiency of electronic energy by using more diverse wavelength lights, laminating a semiconductor compound crystal that absorbs large wavelengths of light, over a thin film of Perovskite that absorbs short-wavelength light. The research team succeeded in creating a thin film of Perovskite with high-efficiency, by using a method of low-temperature solution processing. The tandem battery that is made through putting the film over a gallium-arsenic compound is found to have 15% higher efficiency. A possible increase in the price of the tandem solar battery has also been managed by using low-cost Perovskite, which has the function of increasing the photoconversion efficiency of the semiconductor compound. Professor Park mentioned that "the newly developed tandem solar battery is very light and flexible, which makes it useful for automobiles, drones, wearable devices, as well as the energy source for IoT (Internet of Things) sensors." The research has been conducted with the support of the Ministry of Science and ICT, the Ministry of Education, and the Fundamental Research Business by the National Research Foundation of Korea, and the result of the research was published on the cover paper of an international academic journal, 「Advanced Energy Materials」, on December 19th, 2019. Mimetic Diagram of Perovskite-Gallium·Arsenic Tandem Structure Solar Battery (Provided by National Research Foundation of Korea) Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-02 01

[Special]Startup Support Foundation Hosts 247 Startup Dome Demo Day

Hanyang University’s Startup Support Foundation hosted its biannual 247 Startup Dome Demo Day on January 31st at the Di Nozze Convention Center in Wangsimni. This year, 19 teams presented their startup’s progress during the past year and their business strategy for the future in front of professors and fellow dorm mates. Startups of various fields attended the day’s event including apparel, education, healthcare, and mobile applications. Teams were given ten minutes to pitch and answer questions from the audience during the 247 Startup Dorm Demo Day. The 247 Startup Dorm is a dormitory for young entrepreneurs who want to start their own business located on the fifth floor of the first Student Residence Hall in Hanyang University’s Seoul Campus. The dormitory is managed by the Startup Support Foundation and is comprised of three-person dormitories, a co-working space, and meeting rooms. Students selected by the foundation get to reside in the dormitory as they are offered a room, a chance to attend startup classes, and receive exclusive mentoring by specialists. Teams can stay in the dormitory for a period of two years. The name 247 symbolizes the 24 hours a day, seven days a week spent by young entrepreneurs in order to build their businesses. Choi Jong-bong (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Doctoral Program) is the CEO of AIMD (Artificial Intelligence Medical Device) Inc., a startup that designs medical equipment. “Being in an environment surrounded by people building startups creates synergy in itself,” said Choi Jong-bong (Department of Biomedical Engineering, Doctoral Program), the CEO of AIMD (Artificial Intelligence Medical Device) Inc., a medical equipment startup that designs a laryngoscope which uses artificial intelligence to assist in the process of respiratory tract insertion within patients. “The dormitory also allows us to save time on traveling, allowing us to take systematic action.” AIMD has already developed its product and is waiting to introduce it to the market. The company’s initial goal of achieving sales of eight billion won still stands, and AIMD seeks to sell its product in the global market in the future. Choi Moon-jo (Department of Physics, 4th year) is the CEO of Maronmav, an online education platform that offers computer coding classes. On the other hand, Choi Moon-jo (Department of Physics, 4th year), the CEO of Maronmav, an online education platform that offers computer coding classes, said that the mentoring support offered by the 247 Startup Dorm was important in that there were designated professors who would be in charge of their business who were able to have a deep understanding of the startup. “It is important to get a chance to be absorbed in one’s work,” said Choi. “I liked the fact that we were able to work even after a day’s work at the office. We didn’t have an office at first, and the dorm became our office, a garage for our garage startup.” Maronmav has met its 2019 goal of capturing 8 percent of the engineering education maker market and offers its platform to around 300 schools. Today's pitch was Maronmav’s last presentation as a member of the 247 Startup Dorm because the company’s two-year contract is near its end. The company plans on expanding its business to three additional developing countries and raise its market dominance in Korea's education sector to 20 percent. “Other than the 247 Startup Dorm, there are programs within the school for improving students’ competence in the startup environment like systematic startup education, various training and networking programs, and infrastructures,” said Ryoo Chang-wan, the head of the Startup Support Foundation. “We would like for individuals to actively use these programs according to their current situation and goals.” The Startup Support Foundation plans on promoting autonomous student councils to create seminars and special lectures by former dorm residents that have graduated. The foundation also plans on expanding its global startup mentoring group that was limited to the Silicon Valley in California, United States, to China and Vietnam starting in February. This expansion will allow students to get hands-on experience in locations regarded as startup hotspots. Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2020-01 28

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Turning Waste into Fuel

Coal is an important energy source, providing for over a quarter of the world's primary energy and two-fifths of electricity. Nevertheless, the controversy over it causing air pollution is getting more intense each year. Professor Yang Hyun-ik (Department of Mechanical Engineering), in his recent research titled ‘Development and Demonstration of the Facility to create Green Pellet Using Waste Wood,’ has provided an eco-friendly way to burn coal and further showed the possibility to produce a competent renewable energy source, solely using wastes. The research aims to develop a facility that successfully converts waste wood and sewage sludge into pellets and burn them with coal. Pellets are a type of fuel that is burnt with coal in the process of generating electricity, made by condensing inflammable wood into a pellet shape. This addition is made almost mandatorily because it reduces the exhaust gas and fine dust caused by burning coal. However, Korea has very few facilities that are capable of producing pellets, and using inflammable-quality domestic wood is highly expensive, so currently, reliance on import is inevitable. Yang’s suggestion was to develop a domestic facility that could produce pellets out of waste wood from Korea as well as sewage sludge, thus making competent eco-friendly ‘green’ pellets. Professor Yang Hyun-ik (Department of Mechanical Engineering), in his recent research, designed a facility that successfully converts waste wood and sewage sludge into 'green' pellet. The green pellets are made using the hydrothermal carbonation technology. Much like the process of making charcoal, carbonation technology compresses carbon by heat. Hydrothermal carbonation is one kind of the technology that carries out the process underwater so that it creates no air pollution. Yang says the facility can convert not only specific wastes, like waste wood or sewage sludge, but all kinds of wastes, including food garbage and even human waste into fuel. The completed facility will be installed in the current cooperating company, Korea East-West Power Corporation. The first step is to succeed in a reduced scale production of one ton within two years, and the next three years will be devoted to producing a real-life scale of one-hundred-ton pellets. Once the technology proves successful, Yang anticipates spreading this technology globally. “Everyone says extracting renewable energy from wastes is important, but not many institutions are doing any practical research. In this sense, this technology is extremely important and necessary on a world-wide scale,” said Yang. Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2020-01 26

[Academics][Excellent R&D] Bridging the Educational Gap through Welfare

People refer to education as the passport to the future. Nowadays, education is considered a type of welfare—provided from cradle to grave. However, school education cannot help but be emphasized due to its role in society. Here is Professor Song Ji-hoon (Department of Educational Technology) who is leading the research on the execution of welfare in school education. Professor Song Ji-hoon (Department of Educational Technology) is leading an institution that specializes in educational welfare. Song is the incumbent president of the Institute for Educational Research—a Hanyang-affiliated research institute on educational welfare. Educational welfare not only considers the infrastructure of a classroom but also the affective filter of the students. The institute is currently building a masterplan of school education with its point of reference. “We are surveying all authorities related to educational welfare,” said Song. There exists controversy on welfare catching up with one’s political stance. Educational welfare cannot escape from this dispute as well, especially in terms of providing the educational environment. “There are two types of welfare: universal welfare and selective welfare,” explained Song. The institute aims to verify educational policies from a utility point of view. For instance, people show different opinions on complimentary school uniforms. What the institute does is to make a report that evaluates the policy from both points of view. The goal is to avoid both reckless management and stigmatization—which are the double-edged swords of the two standpoints. Song also seeks to afford the emotional equilibrium to students through educational welfare. “Success in education derives from immersion,” defined the professor. “Students should be interested in what they learn and who they learn from.” Song emphasized the need for the right atmosphere, which is a key in narrowing down the educational gap. “The institute aims to pave the way for better conditions where students enjoy their school life.” Song proposes both physical and psychological welfare in bridging the educational gap. Nelson Mandela said that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Song’s efforts are being carried over to a long-range plan where education serves as a way of resolving the social polarization in substance. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2020-01 23

[Special][HYU High] Hanyang’s 2019 Achievements and Issues

Since its inception, Hanyang University has established itself as one of Korea’s most prestigious private universities by overcoming constant challenges. Under the recent slogan, ‘The Best for a Better World,’ Hanyang has continued its challenge of becoming a university that ‘serves to make the world a better place,’ and, to become ‘a prestigious university in the world.’ In the face of new challenges in 2020, we would like to take a look back at the 2019 year of Hanyang University to share in its achievements and key issues. The 80th Anniversary of Hanyang University Hanyang University, which was established in 1939 as the Dong-A Engineering Institute under the philosophy of ‘Love in Deed and Truth,’ celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Under the founder’s will of ‘serving the nation through technology,’ the 330,000 alumni that Hanyang University has fostered played a key role in the Miracle on the Han River and has served as the engine of Korea’s growth. Today, we are making efforts to make the world a better place across the world, beyond the borders of this country. To celebrate the 80th anniversary, Hanyang University held various events, such as the outdoor performance La Traviata opera at the Amphitheater in Seoul Campus and an exhibition at Hanyang University Museum which presented the 80 year story of the university’s development. In addition, in order to transform the Hanyang University campus into an international academic exchange venue, Hanyang opened international academic conferences during the past year, such as the 80th Anniversary International Academic Event Promoting the Voice-Language Recognition Science Lab, The Global Symposium on Population Aging and Low Fertility, The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering, The International Conference for Advanced Cathodes in Lithium & Sodium-Ion Batteries, and more.These conferences were a great opportunity for many prominent scholars at home and abroad to visit Hanyang University, freely discuss academic issues, and witness the developments that Hanyang has made. ▲ Outdoor Opera La Traviata ▲ The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering The Inauguration of the 15th President Kim Woo-Seung In February of 2019, Professor Kim Woo-Seung (College of Engineering Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering) was inaugurated as the 15th President of Hanyang University, creating a great change in the leadership of Hanyang University. In his inauguration speech, President Kim Woo-Seung expressed his intention “to establish a foundation for a new leap forward by inheriting the tradition of Hanyang University,” while emphasizing that he will “achieve innovation in the education·research·academic·industrial cooperation cluster that will lead global competition through the pragmatic academics of Hanyang University.” Awarded the Hongjo Order of Service Merit in 2011 for suggesting research·academic·industrial cooperation campus model, President Kim Woo-Seung, a specialist in Korea’s academic-intellectual cooperation, played a major role in Hanyang University ERICA Campus becoming the center of industry university cooperation in Korea. His inauguration as president is an opportunity for Hanyang to reach sustainable development through cooperation with corporations. ▲ The Inauguration of the 15th President Improvement in External Evaluations Hanyang University was ranked 150th in the 2019 QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings organized by the British university evaluation QS, from which Hanyang was able to reaffirm its reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world by continuing its upward trend in the external evaluation. ▲ QS World University Rankings: Hanyang University’s upward trend in rankings In addition, Hanyang University ranked 24th on the 2019 QS University Rankings for Asian Universities, confirming its status as one of the highest-ranking universities in Asia. In the specific fields of study, ‘Civil & Structural Engineering’ ranked 48th in the world and ‘Hospitality & Leisure Management’ ranked 50th in the world, proving that Hanyang University has been at the highest level of research and education in the world. Not only has Hanyang been prominent in its engineering fields, the university’s traditional asset, such as in ‘Chemical Engineering (61st in the world),’ ‘Architecture/Built Environment (63rd in the world),’ ‘Mechanical Engineering (69th in the world),’ ‘Materials Science (72nd in the world),’ but also by ranking in other fields from the humanities and social sciences, such as in ‘Modern Languages 98th in the world)’ and in ‘Communication & Media Studies (98th in the world).’ Furthermore, Hanyang University Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd, and the ERICA Campus ranked 10th on the JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation, which is the most prestigious university evaluation in Korea. This marks the first time in Korea in which a university’s main campus as well as its branch campus have both placed within the top 10. 2019 Research Results : Artificial Muscle, 5G Autonomous Driving, HCR Hanyang University's research continued in 2019 and made a lot of achievements in the areas of future industries, which is an area of considerable value. On March 11th of 2019, Hanyang University and LG Uplus, a major telecommunications company in South Korea, demonstrated the world’s first autonomous, self-driving automobile using 5th generation (5G) mobile communication. This self-driving automobile (A1), made in cooperation with Hanyang University’s ACE Lab and LG Uplus, led by Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho, a well-renowned global authority in autonomous driving, succeeded in driving about 8 km in Seoul for 20 minutes. This experiment was conducted, not in a simulated test environment nor a suburb with few vehicles, but in a crowded urban environment, demonstrating the improvement in autonomous, self-driving automobiles and communication technology ▲ News report on the self-driving automobile demonstration <Captured from KBS News> While Hanyang University was showing off its technical skills with its 5G automatic driving demonstration in the field of self-driving which has the world’s attention, in another future technologies field, Professor Kim Sun-jeong of the Department of Biomedical Engineering led a team of multinationals including Professor Ray Bauman of the University of Texas at Dallas in the U.S to develop “sheath-run” artificial muscles. These artificial human muscles are up to 40 times stronger than natural muscles, and due to their relatively low production cost, they have the potential for commercial use. The results of the experiment were published in Science, the world’s top scientific journal. Moreover, Professor Sun Yang-kook of the Department of Energy Engineering and Professor Kim Ki-Hyun of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were named Highly Cited Researchers (HCRs) for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. HCRs represent the top 1% of researchers who receive the most thesis citations by other authors, which proves that the research of these two Hanyang University professors have great influence throughout the world. Professor Sun Yang-kook is one of the most acclaimed researchers of Hanyang University and has been named an HCR four times since 2016 in the material science field, specifically secondary batteries which are at the core of the development of the mobile industry. Professor Kim Ki-Hyun was selected as an HCR for the first time in 2019, but because he has been in the spotlight within the environmental field, his selection seems rather late. We would like to thank every researcher who has helped raise Hanyang University’s prestige with their outstanding accomplishments in 2019 and are looking forward to their wonderful performance across various fields in 2020. Building a Foundation of Integrated Research for the Future: MEB, IUCC, Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center For Hanyang University, 2019 has been a year of building a collective research system that has the keywords “Convergence” and “Sustainability.” Under the Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation’s supervision, integrated research centers of three different characteristics were established for the first time in 2019: the Hanyang Medicine-Engineering-Bio Center (MEB Center) that conducts Life Science research, clinical research, and pharmaceutical development; Hanyang Industry-University Cooperation Center (IUCC) that focuses on constructing a university-led industry-academic cooperation platform; and the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center that promotes differentiated education and research models. Together these three centers based on the 4th Industrial Revolution allow for sustainable humanities studies. The leaders of each Hanyang MEB Center were chosen from the full-time faculty of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. The members at each center were required to be filled by at least five full-time faculty members from at least two different fields, including the field of medicine. Hanyang IUCC is organized mainly of the research teams from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, but researchers from other areas such as humanities, social sciences, entertainment and sports, and medicine were allowed to participate as cooperative researchers of integrated research. This makes more integrated research across various fields possible. In addition, the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center has made it possible for humanities to be at the center of academic integration in the era of the 4th industrial revolution by forming research teams composed of members of the humanities, social sciences, and entertainment and sports, and also by letting researchers of engineering, natural sciences, and medicine work together as co-researchers. ▲ Hanyang University EUV-IUCC Led an Industry-University Cooperation Forum 2019 Best University for CEO Cultivation According to a survey of the number of CEOs by graduating university, it was found that the number of enterprises run by Hanyang alumni is the largest with 10,213 companies as of December 2018. Hanyang also ranked 4th in the top 1,000 companies, 5th in the top 500 companies, and has remained in second to third place for seven consecutive years, maintaining its position in the upper rankings. Additionally, the result of the “practical academics” that we’ve been pursuing was made clear as Hanyang University ranked 1st in the number of alumni-led start-up companies which numbered 2,153. ▲ Number of start-up CEOs compared to other major domestic universities Declaring an Eco-Friendly Campus: Plastic-free Eco Campus Hanyang University’s activities for The Best for a Better World campaign continued last year. Following the lead of the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center, it continued social innovation campaign by not only adhering to the distinctions of the UN’s 17-Sustainable Development Goals (17-SDGs) but also by declaring widely that it will become an eco-friendly campus to help to protect the earth’s environment. In June 2019, Hanyang University and Greenfund signed an MOU to Build an Eco-friendly Campus and shared thoughts on conducting environmental campaigns to build an eco-friendly campus and cultivate talented individuals with informed knowledge of the environment through the sharing of environment-related research and technology information. Hanyang University announced that it will become a plastic-free campus by decreasing the use of single-use and plastic products on campus. Such activities are linked with students’ active participation, so the Student Union has opened a group called Environment Supporters for the systematic development of an eco-friendly campus. Hanyang University provided free tumblers to students to promote the plastic-free campus campaign, declared the 17th of every month Green Day, and continued environmental protection campaigns such as holding a contest to establish a more eco-friendly campus and asking on-campus businesses to use fewer paper receipts (issuing electronic receipts instead) in order to be the Best for a Better World. ▲ Plastic-Free Campus: Free Tumbler Give Away Campaign The year 2019 was a year to look back on our footsteps by celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University and a time when we gained momentum to become a more prestigious global university in the near future. Using our momentum, Hanyang University’s great challenge to make a better world will continue in 2020. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-01 22

[Special]The Relationship Between Birth Control and Women’s Rights

Contrary to Korea’s rapid development that thrusted the country from a war-ridden land to a leading nation of the information technology sector, many people have expressed concern over the conservative culture of the hermit kingdom which has yet to follow its development. Sex and birth control are subjects of taboo—which have been regarded as things to be discussed behind closed doors. However, Kim Sun-hyung (School of Nursing, Master's Program) sees them as directly related to human health, which should be understood by both genders. In her recent book, We Don’t Know Birth Control examines these issues with an introduction to the history of birth control, the various methods of contraception, and women’s rights. Kim Sun-hyung (School of Nursing, Master's Program) worked as a nurse for 10 years before she became an editor for the book publishing company Param. “There are many diseases and difficulties regarding pregnancy, and many people express concern over having no choice but to give birth,” said Kim. “I think that bringing these issues out can improve society. Throwing away the humiliation that comes from this topic will make people take an active role in taking care of their health.” Working as a nurse for 10 years, Kim has seen many women in various stages of life. Teenagers, pregnant women, housewives and working mothers would lay down their worries to Kim and talk of their real-life issues. Kim was interested about how their lives and relationships with their families affect the society, which was why she started writing her book. Kim's We Don’t Know Birth Control published by Param (Photo courtesy of Param) The earliest records of birth control date back to the ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian eras in 1850 BC. These records show that there were birth control methods that placed honey, acacia leaves, and crocodile dung in the vagina. At the time, people thought it would block sperm from entering the womb. On the other hand, the most widely used contraceptive device, condoms, were invented in the early 18th century. Unlike today’s latex condoms, they were at first made of linen or the intestines of young sheep. Thanks to Charles Goodyear’s invention of vulcanized rubber in 1844, its mass production become possible, which offered a cheap and safe solution to safe sex that is used to this day. There are other contraceptive methods such as birth pills and chemical shots. However, Kim said that people should always stay on the safe side by using condoms or female condoms with an additional birth control method when they have sex. She added that wearing a condom or a female condom is especially important because creating a physical barrier between sexual organs is the only way to prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STD) such as the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV). Kim now works at Param as an editor. She writes and translates books on women's health and human rights. Shifting to the topic of women’s rights and the ban on birth control, the author introduced a revolutionary incident that became a landmark for contraception and the rights of women. Griswold v. Connecticut was a 1965 case about the access to contraception in Connecticut, United States. Before the trial, Connecticut law prohibited anyone from using "any drug, medicinal article or instrument for the purpose of preventing conception." The Supreme Court invalidated the law as a violation to the right to marital privacy, which established a basis for the right to privacy with respect to intimate practices. Putting contraception in line with privacy enabled women to take care of themselves, allowing them to be in charge of their own bodies. “The right to reproduce and the right to choose for oneself are consequently the freedom not to give birth and the freedom to decide for themselves,” said Kim. “We need to recognize these things: ‘I have these rights,’ ‘I have the right to stay healthy,’ and ‘preventing conception is also my right.’ In a way, this is an act that takes responsible for ‘me’ in the future.” click to order a copy of We Don’t Know Birth Control Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon Design by Oh Chae-won

2020-01 22

[Student]A Book for Exchange Students <Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea>

Kim So-yeon (Division of International Studies, senior) and Hong Do-won (Korea University, senior) published a book for students preparing for life as an exchange student titled Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea. The book deals with a wide range of areas starting from preparing to be an exchange student to what it is like to live around the local area. The book contains detailed information on life in the United Kingdom and Germany, as well as traveling to Europe, which is also useful to those planning of staying in Europe for a month or so. When the term 'exchange student' is searched for on a search engine, a vast amount of advice appears, starting from the application process to packing tips. Kim came up with the idea of the book, thinking that it would be helpful if there was someone that could gather this information and organize it all together. To Kim, the exchange student experience from last fall of 2018 was her first time living abroad. The information that she needed was neither the price nor the departure process, but on the culture and life of the people around the local area. Kim described the vagueness that she felt about living abroad, mentioning that "people post much information on personal blogs about preparing to be an exchange student, but not so much after leaving Korea." ▲ Kim So-yeon (Division of International Studies, senior) published a book on being an exchange student in the United Kingdom and Germany through crowdfunding. The funding reached more than 3 times its original goal. Kim started writing the book as soon as she began leaving as an exchange student. The hardships and new information that she faced were immediately recorded in the writing, which added specificity to the book. She also collected information on other areas of Europe, which she gained through traveling around the area herself. Kim stated that she "tried to include information that can be both applied to the United Kingdom and Germany," such as in, "how to buy products online when there is no supermarket around." Kim finished the first draft of the book last September, and, in the following month, a contract with a designer was made. While she was originally planning on only publishing an E-Book, she changed her plans after the recommendation from a designer who also worked as a one-person publisher. Because there is a fixed number of minimum prints, printing paperbacks comes with cost and risks. Kim explained that she "conducted crowdfunding simply to meet the printing cost, regardless of any extra profit." ▲ Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea is currently going through a second edition editing. Following sales on paperback and E-Book will be made through Aladin. (Provided by Kim So-yeon) Publishing paperback books does not stop on writing the book itself, including processes such as sales, delivery management, and marketing. For example, many thoughts were required when deciding the goods that come along with the crowdfunding rewards. Kim and her co-writer planned for a coin purse and a shopping bag that would come in handy when living in Europe, but after considering the minimum number of quantity of the customized products, they changed it to cups and postcards. Due to the characteristics of crowdfunding, the funding initiator has to make packages and deliver the products directly, not through signing a contract with an outside shipping company. This makes it difficult for them to track the delivery processes and costs. Kim mentioned that "there were some number of cases where the books were lost during the delivery process and sent again because we were not able to find them." Reactions from those who received the book were very positive. On a social network platform, many reviews followed, such as "it helped me greatly on reducing unnecessary packages." It reached the original goal starting from the first day of crowdfunding, reaching 309% of the accumulated amount of money by the end date. "I give thanks to my parents, the friends around me who offered help, the Office of International Affairs of Hanyang University, and all of the readers," mentioned Kim. She also added that "it would have been better if I had had more insights on the marketing." The book, Europe, Exchange Student: Between Beer and Tea is currently going through a revision after its first edition and will soon be seen as an E-Book on Aladin. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-01 22

[Special]A Hanyang Student Co-Founded the Social Salon ‘Tobekant,’ Opening Another Phase of Discussion

Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies) and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering), the founders of Tobekant, were surprised at a phenomenon that millennials (those who were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) and Generation Z (those who born in the digital environment between the mid-1990s and early 2000s) understand social and political issues only by reading the titles of news articles or from popular comments. Lee and Park wanted to make a center point that people can get information considerably and get along with people who share similar values. As a result, Tobekant, a social salon—which is a meeting to share one's own preferences and opinions on a certain topic—was born. ▲ Tobekant aims for ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) Tobekant began with a slogan of ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ It holds meetings not only under the topics of current issues and politics, but also under love, business, start-ups, and movies. For more information, please refer to the website of Tobekant. The executive members of Tobekant provide an environment to share opinions freely after opening gatherings according to topics. There are no limitations such as occupation, age, or gender to be a member, but one has to keep the first principle of ‘listening to others carefully and unconditionally.’ Through unconditional attention, members share their thoughts. Adhering to the first principle forms an atmosphere that people can share their preferences and opinions. Lee and Park said, “Members can form shared thoughts, and it can further develop into a healing process to keep one’s composure.” ▲Members of Tobekant are speaking candidly with a mask. (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) One can see members of Tobekant wearing a mask within Tobekant activities. The ‘Mask Debate’ where people talk to each other with a mask is a special characteristic of Tobekant. Lee found out that people are hesitant to join a conversation on political and social issues after interviewing more than 50 people. He sought ways to cultivate an active debating culture. Inspired by a quote from Oscar Wilde: 'Man is least himself when he talks in his person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’ He also gained inspiration from a TV show called the ‘Masked Singer,’ from which he made the ‘Mask Debate.’ ▲The founding members of Tobekant are Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of `15), Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies Class of `04), Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04), and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) from the left. (Photo courtesy of Lee Jong-won) Lee and Park dreamed of starting a start-up while taking classes for around two years as convergence startup majors. They made their mind to open a start-up as they took an actual start-up workshop class by Professor Kang Chang-gyu (Startup Support Foundation). With the help of Professor Kang and their trials, their dream was boosted as the idea was chosen as a pre-startup package project of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development. Furthermore, the team of Tobekant was born last July as they scouted Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) and their high school friend Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of '15). They will apply for the early startup package project when support from the pre-startup package ends this March. As a strength of Tobekant, Lee said being all-student founders is the one. “Since we are students who studied at universities that promote startups, we have the composure to fail, not to be impatient for success,” said Lee. Being all friends, their startup goals are trust and friendship, not success. A strong trust is a priority in any situation, and it could be found in their partnership agreement. In the document, it is written: ‘the ultimate goal of this Partnership Agreement is to make sure that the friendship of the four founding members is not damaged.’ Global News Team global@hayang.ac.kr