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On June 19th, the U.K.'s world university evaluation agency QS announced their 2020 World University Rankings. Hanyang University rose one position up to 150th place from the previous year. The top position has been held by MIT in the U.S. for eight consecutive years, followed by Standford University in second place and Harvard University in third. The U.S. has five school ranked in the top 10, Britain has four, and Switzerland has one, while Switzerland's ETH Zurich University took 6th place. In Asia, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and the National University of Singapore tied for 11th place, being the highest ranking. Among South Korean universities, Seoul National University ranked highest, despite its one notch drop down to 37th compared to the previous year. Following are KAIST (41), Korea University (83), POSTECH (87), Sungkyunkwan University (95), Yonsei University (104), Hanyang University (150), and KyungHee University (247), making it eight universities that entered the rank of 300. While the ranking of Korean universities is steadily rising, the top universities are facing stagnant times, falling one to four notches. In particular, 28 of the top 30 universities saw their rankings drop in terms of graduation reputation. Relatively, Asian countries such as Singapore, China, and Japan have been rising steadily. Hanyang University ranks 150th in the world and 7th in Korea. Beginning to rise in 2011 after a slight fall in 2010, it rose one notch in 2019 from the previous year, maintaining a steady rise for nine consecutive years. It seems that the rise in Hanyang University's academic reputation had an impact on its overall ranking. According to the detailed evaluation index, the ranking of graduates was the highest among the indexes within 68.4 points, while that of fellow researchers rose to 46.8 points from 43.5 last year. QS World University Rankings, being in its 16th year this year, surveyed 1,210 universities in 94 countries. It analyzed four areas, including research, education, graduates, and internatinalization, on six indicators, and 40 percent of them were conducted by a survey of 94,000 scholars around the world in academic evaluations. In addition, the overall score was also calculated based on the number of papers being quoted (20%) that indicates the influence of the research, student to teacher ratio (20%) that evaluates the condition of instruction, graduate reputation (10%) that is conducted through personnel managers from around the world, the ratio of foreign professors (5%), and the ratio of international students (5%). See all rankings (QS homepage) https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2020 Translated by Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com
ERICA campus ranked 5th and Seoul campus ranked 9th in the 4-year university category of the Maekyung University Startup Index, which was evaluated by the Maeil Business Newspaper and the Korea Business Incubation Association, on June 13. Among the three evaluation indicators, Hanyang ranked second among the four-year universities in the startup support sector. Maekyung University Startup Index is evaluated on the basis of data disclosed by the Korean Venture Business Association, posted on the Higher Education in Korea page at academyinfo.go.kr of the Ministry of Education, the Small Business Venture Business Department BI-Net, Korea Business Incubation Association data, and university survey. Unlike last year, this year’s evaluation covered a total of 247 universities (4-year) and 170 colleges (2-year), including special purpose universities such as universities of education, theology colleges, and cyber universities. The comprehensive evaluation was conducted through the sum of three categories: startup infrastructure, startup support, and startup performance. The ERICA campus of Hanyang University ranked fifth with 78.4 points, followed by Seoul Campus with 74.7 points. The ERICA campus rankings stayed the same, but the Seoul campus have fallen compared to the previous year (6th place). As a result of the comprehensive evaluation, the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) ranked first with a score of 94.6. It was followed by the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) with 84.5, Kyungil University with 82.4, Hannam University with 80.9, Hanyang University ERICA campus with 78.4, Dongguk University with 78.1, Korea University with 77.9, Incheon University with 75.6, and Konkuk University with 74.7. Hanyang University received a large number of points in the startup support category among the three indicators. In this category, it came in second place with Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. ERICA campus ranked fourth in the startup performance sector. Translated by Hyejeong Park firstname.lastname@example.org
Hanyang's Civil Service Exam Preparation Support Team said that it has delivered 60 successful candidates for the first round of the 2019 Civil Service Exam held on March 9th. By major departments, Civil Engineering and Chemical Engineering accounted by far for the most with 11 each; followed by Mechanical Engineering wih 10; Architecture with 8; Communications, Data Processing, and Disaster Prevention with 6 each; and Electric Engineering with 2. The Civil Service Exam Preparation Support Team has helped on average 12 successful applicants per year since 2011. In particular, it made a remarkable development, ranking first nationwide in 2016 and second in 2017. The second round of the exam will be held from July 2 to 6. An announcement of those who passed the second round will be made public on September 2. The final list of successful candidates is scheduled to be announced on October 2. Translated by Hyejeong Park email@example.com
The number of companies run by CEOs who are graduates of Hanyang University is the highest in nation with 10,213 corporations (as of December 2018). This is 1.8 times larger than the average compared to the 6 major universities (Korea University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, and KAIST). According to the 2018 Hanyang Alumni Company Achievement Survey report that Hanyang University announced on April 26th, the 10,213 corporations contributed to the employment of around 720,000 people and sales of $573 billion annually (33.1% of Korean GDP). Of those, 334 companies went public in the securities market. The report was written in order to grasp the fruit of alumni corporations and for systematic startup support with reference to KED, the biggest domestic corporate credit rating agency. Hanyang University showed strength in the field of startups (companies established within the last 7 years) as well. There were 2,153 companies with CEOS who graduated from Hanyang University (December of 2018), recording first place among domestic universities. This is 1.5 times larger than the 6 major universities, and these companies hired 20,979 people and created annual profits of over 9.2 trillion won. Meanwhile the distribution by industry of alumni companies was the largest in the areas of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail, while the ratio of machinery, equipment, and electronic components was high among manufacturing companies. In addition, the representatives' majors was significantly higher in engineering fields at about 64%. Hanyang President Kim Woo-seung said, “The results of this survey show that graduates and members of Hanyang University have been taking a core role in national economic growth and the creation of employment through challenging startups and business administration activities. We will actively provide support in order to foster many innovative startup companies with global competitiveness like Google and Apple.” Translation by Kim Hyun-soo
QS revealed the 2019 World University Rankings on February 26, 2019. Every year, QS announces five academic fields and 48 majors that rank 1st to 500th. While other universities exhibited dormancy in their upward movement, Hanyang University managed to get eight of its majors within the rank of 100. Ranking 48th on the list is the Department of Civil Engineering and 50th is the Department of Hotel Management. Six other departments that ranked between 51st and 100th are the Department of Architecture, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Materials Science, field of languages and Media Communication.
Hanyang University ranked 121-130th worldwide in the '2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings' announced on September 11, by QS(Quacquarelli Symonds), a British agency that conducts university evaluations. It has significant rised from 201st in 2017, to 201~250th in 2018 to 121~130th for the year of 2019. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) This year's QS Graduate Employability Rankings was ranked by evaluating five indicators of the 666 universities in the world. The five indicators are: ▲ Employer reputation (30%) ▲ Partnership with employers (25%) ▲ Alumni outcomes (25%) ▲ Partnership with employers (10%) ▲ Graduate employment rate, were found that Hanyang University was highly evaluated evenly on the five indicators. The highest ranking among domestic universities was found by Seoul National University (23rd). In addition, 12 domestic universities including KAIST (76th), Sungkyunkwan University (79th), Yonsei University (93rd), Hanyang University (121-130th) and POSTECH (251-300th) are reported to be in the rankings. ▲2019 QS Graduate Employability Rankings Domestic University Ranking (Source: QS) The first place in the world is the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), followed by the Stanford University (2nd), UCLA (3rd), Harvard University (4th) and the University of Sydney (5th) were ranked as TOP5. ▶ Source: QS official website https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/employability-rankings/2019
Hanyang University recently ranked in the top 201-300 according to the "Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)", which was recently announced by Shanghai Jiaotong University in Shanghai, China. Hanyang has ranked 3rd among domestic universities. The ARWU rankings are based on the Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals (30%), Highly cited researchers (20%), Papers published in Nature and Science (20%), the Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-expanded and Social Science Citation Index (20%), and Per capita academic performance of an institution(10%). For each indicator, 100 points were awarded to the highest scoring university, and the other institutions were given a percentage of the highest score. Among the top universities in Korea, Seoul University ranked in the top 101-150. It was followed by Sungkyunkwan University (151-200), Hanyang University, KAIST, Korea University (201-300), Kyunghee University, UNIST, Yonsei University (301-400) and POSTECH and Ulsan University (401-500) . Harvard University in the United States ranked first in the world. Harvard has been number one for 16 years. Stanford and Cambridge placed second and third, respectively. In addition, MIT, Berkeley, Princeton, Oxford, Colombia, Caltech, and Chicago made up the top ten schools. The ARWU rankings have been announced annually since 2003 by the Shanghai Jiaotong University and include all Nobel Prize winners, Fields winners, Highly Cited Researchers (HCR), and all universities with papers published in Nature Science. This includes colleges with a large number of theses in the Science Citation Index (SCIE) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). Last year, the list of 800 universities was released, but this year it was expanded to 1000 universities.
▲ AACSB officials, President Lee Young-moo and members of Hanyang University visited ERICA campus ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics recently acquired international certificate for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB). The AACSB is recognized as the highest quality certification in business education, as only about 5% of the more than 16,000 business schools worldwide have acquired it. It has established 15 international standards, including research, education, budget and administration, and is awarding accreditation to universities that meet all the criteria. To meet these standards, universities must strive to achieve their vision and mission, continue to innovate, and produce results. Stephenie M. Bryant, head of AACSB Headquarters, said, "ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics has demonstrated excellence in all areas of education, research, curriculum development and student learning. I congratulate university headquarters, professors, administration teams and students who have provided their continuous support." The college received a due diligence on the final stage of the AACSB certification at the end of May this year. In the process, they were proven to possess the resources, competencies, and will to provide students with the highest level of future-oriented business education. ▲ Open space lounge at the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics AACSB official said, "ERICA College of Business and Economics has proved to be contributing to students, alumni networks, industry and university education," and added, “With their students growing into business leaders in the future, the college has a great positive effect both at home and abroad.” One of the college officials said, "The full support of Hanyang University and ERICA campus helped us to attain this certification," and added “We have organized a preparatory committee for AACSB in 2011 and started to work for the certification. Professor Won Suk-hee, Shim Won-sul, Park Kwang-ho from Division of Business Administration and professor Sa Gong-jin from Division of Economics collaborated together to accomplish this goal.” ▲Students using the open space lounge of the ERICA Campus College of Business and Economics Meanwhile, the departments of ERICA campus that are included in the AACSB accreditationare as follows: Division of Business Administration, Department of Actuarial Science, Department of Accounting and Tax, Graduate School of Management Consulting, Department of Strategic Management, Department of Insurance & Finance, and Department of Business Administration in Graduate School of Industrial Convergence.
Hanyang University (HYU) boasts many talented athletes, and the volleyball team has many of them. After many years of hard work, the university volleyball team won a trophy in this year’s Cheongyang National Volleyball Competition, defeating its rival 3 to 1 in the final play-off. The competition was held in Cheongyang-gun from July 16th to 23rd, co-hosted by the Korean University Volleyball Federation (KUVF) and Cheongyang County Volleyball Federation. Among the players, the competition is commonly referred to as "the second competition." This is because there are two competitions during each summer vacation, aside from the year-round tournament during the spring and fall semesters. HYU volleyball team was not able to make it to the final round during the "first competition." Surprisingly enough, this is what has been happening with the team for several years. Director Yang Jin-woong commented, “Although their final rank was 6th, defeating last year's champions on the way boosted the team’s ego a lot.” The team captain let the director take the credit. “The training got much more organized and made it possible to win,” smiled Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th year). Ryu Seong-ju (Sports Industry, 4th yr), the captain of the volleyball team, commented that he wants to make it to the play-off this year and bring home a prize on August 1st. The toughest match in the competition was the final round, where HYU met Kyunghee University. “Our players couldn’t even move their legs in the first round,” reminisced Yang. That fear did not come from the loss to Kyunghee during the home-and-away matches earlier this year, but the fact that they had never made it to the final round. But with the director’s fierce encouragement, the players were able to play as well as they had during practice. The captain also revealed a secret source of encouragement from the coach. “He promised the team two more days of vacation and 1 million won prize money. That really raised the team spirit,” laughed Ryu. Both the director and the captain showed confidence for the coming home-and-away games. Ryu emphasized that although the HYU volleyball team did not make it to the play-offs for the past four years, it seems highly possible this year. “When I was on the university volleyball team, I was proud to be part of it. I will work hard to get that glory back,” said Yang with contentment. The upcoming season starts when school starts again and runs until October. Wish the team luck! Kim So-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kang Cho-hyun
Hanyang University has been selected as the Fourth Industrial Revolution Training Center in 2018. On July 4th, the Ministry of Employment and Labor announced that 20 training courses from 12 training institutions will participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Training program in 2018. The newly selected training center will run 20 training courses (501 people) in six areas including big data, on Hanyang University, Seoul National University, Suwon University, and multi-campus campuses. Hanyang will run the "Big Data analysis specialist course based on machine learning based on IoT application." Meanwhile, the newly selected training institutions, including Hanyang University, will start recruiting trainees in July and begin their training in August at the earliest. The detailed schedule will be announced through the Job Skills Development Network.
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