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2020-01 13

[Performance]Hanyang University Designated as ‘Seoul City Campus Town’, Themed for Start-Up Campus

On December 29th, Hanyang University is newly designated as the ‘Seoul City Campus Town’ project, a start-up support facility in relation to universities. There are 17 newly designated campus towns, including 7 comprehensive types and 10 unit types, and Hanyang University belongs to the unit type university. Hanyang University was elected as it promoted the ‘HY-Seongdong Start-Up Campus’ at the exhibition held by the Seoul City Government. In this exhibition, 31 candidates applied and in-site survey, document review, and presentation followed. Hong Cheol-gi, the head of judges, said, “We considered the capability of forming start-up spaces that are specific and realizable so that they can help the start-ups immediately from 2020, detailed start-up cultivation plans to heighten the success rates and effects that can bring about including regional revitalization.” Campus town is divided into the comprehensive type and the unit type. The comprehensive type is to revitalize housing, cultural, commercial, and regional cooperation, based on the youth start-ups. The unit type is to promote youth activities based on university-specific characteristics and capacities. Previously selected comprehensive types were guaranteed 4 years and 3 years for unit types for the project duration. However, from these new projects, the project will be continued depending on the annual results of each campus town. Hanyang University is funded a maximum of 500 million won since it is selected as the unit type university. It will establish a detailed project plan from January and it will continue for a year. (Source: Yonhap News) Global News Team Translated by: Lee Seong-chae

2020-01 10

[Performance]Hanyang alumni established startup ‘n.thing’ awarded with Best Innovation Awards in CES 2020

On the 7th (local time), at the world’s biggest technology show, CES 2020 held in Las Vegas, a farm-tech (agriculture technology) startup n.thing's Plenty Cube was awarded the ‘CES 2020 Best Innovation Awards’ in Smart Cities topic, selected by the American Consumer Technology Association (CTA). It was the only Korean company to be awarded within the Smart City topic. n.thing’s Plenty Cube is a modular farm that grows crops in a 40 feet container. It allows for flexible management in crop variety and supply, depending on the demand. Because it perfectly controls factors such as temperature and nutrition, it allows crops to be harvested as much as 13 times a year. The characteristic of Plenty Cube lies in the fact that it uses a nutrient solution instead of soil. Kim Hyeyeon CEO emphasized that the advantages of Plenty Cube are ‘standardization’ and ‘crop competitiveness’. He explained that Plenty Cube can fast and easily construct and expand the farm complex by connecting the modules, which is differentiated from the existing factory or warehouse styled vertical farms that have large space scale, creating difficulty in area expansion or harvesting more than one crop per farm. Meanwhile, Kim Hyeyeon, the CEO of n.thing, who graduated from Electronic Engineering of Hanyang University ERICA, discovered the possibility of 4th industrial revolution in agriculture within the global market through establishing a joint venture in Uzbekistan with his uncle in 2010, which dealt with a project of setting up a vinyl greenhouse and creating tomato farm. After, he concretized the smart farming technology that can be integrated with agriculture, during the time of participating at an IoT (Internet of Things) platform development project from Korea Electronics Technology Institute in 2012, later establishing n.thing in the January of 2014. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Wonyoung

2019-12 12

[Performance]Hanyang University takes 2nd place as an Outstanding University in the 'Student Support’ sector 

Hanyang University was recognized as the best university in employment, start-ups, and career guidance. The Dong-A Daily, Ministry of Employment and Labor, and Embrain, a Macromill group company, which jointly conducted the 'Youth Dream University Rankings,' announced that the 'Employment Rate,' among the other indicators for selecting a youth dream university, need to reflect the reality since it heavily influenced by the region, conditions, and recognition, besides the university's capacity. Accordingly, to see the full capacity of the university, outstanding universities were evaluated by purely screening the university's career, employment, and entrepreneurship capabilities, excluding student satisfaction, employment rate, and job retention rate. 15 universities including Hanyang, Keimyung, Soonchunhyang, Sunmoon, Dong-Eui, and Gachon University were listed. Indicators for the student support system have been scored on a scale of 100. Keimyung University had the highest score with 94.5 points and Hanyang University came in the second position with 90.26 points. The Dong-A Daily, which reported the results, described Hanyang University's unique support system by introducing cases of Hanyang start-up CEO Na Sung-soo (sophomore, Computer software) and Ryu Chang-wan (the head of the Start-up Support Team). Na Sung-soo programmed internationally renowned mobile game, and Ryu Chang-wan leads start-up policies in Hanyang university as a former representative of venture business. Particularly, various kinds of Hanyang university’s unique start-up support programs were mentioned such as start-up leave of absence, start-up training, start-up academy. Those who are benefited from these programs are not only undergraduates but also graduate students. Global News Team Translated by Hyejeong Park

2019-12 11

[Performance]Hanyang University Professors Sun Yang-kook and Kim Gi-hyun Selected as the 2019 World’s Top 1% Researchers

6,216 of the world’s 1% researchers with the largest number of paper citation counts of 2019 were announced. Among them, 45 Koreans were selected, including Hanyang professor Sun Yang-kook(Department of Energy Engineering) and Kim Gi-hyun (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.) On November 20th, Clarivate Analytics, a global academic information company, announced a total of 6,216 researchers (including the selection of duplicates in more than two categories) from 60 countries in 21 categories in the world through its report "Highly Cited Research (HCR).” The announcement has been ongoing for six years now. Americans accounted for the largest portion of the total 6,216 chosen, with 2,737 researcher(44%). There are 203 researchers from Harvard and 103 from Stanford. China followed with accounting for 636 researchers, which is a rise of 32 percent from 482 last year. South Korea had the 19th largest number with 45 researchers. This figure is a decrease of 13 researchers from 58 researchers of last year. 9 researchers were affiliated to Seoul National University which had the largest number in the country. The actual number of Korean researchers were 39 after excluding foreign professors and researchers who were double-selected two or more times. Of the two professors at Hanyang University, professor Sun Yang-kook is included in the material science field, while professor Kim Gi-hyun is included in the environmental and ecological field. Professor Sun Yang-kook already had his name on the list for 4 years since 2016, and professor Kim Gi-hyun newly registered his name on the list. A total of 12 professors were named for the first time this year among the 45 Koreans announced. ▲ Hanyang University Department of Energy Engineering professor Sun Yang-kook Professor Sun Yang-kook has been studying lithium-ion batteries for more than 20 years, which are used as energy storage for portable electronic devices and electric vehicles. Professor Sun's main research area is lithium-ion battery anode material, and professor Sun emphasizes that through his anode material research, he can develop economical and large-capacity batteries and ultimately speed up commercialization of electric vehicles by reducing production costs of electric vehicles. One of the most representative research findings by Professor Sun is the ‘concentration gradient’ anode material, which varies the concentration of the constituent material according to its location in one anode particle. In other words, the material has a higher content of nickel expressing high energy density in the center of a particle, and it is a material that increases stability as it becomes more into the surface as content of manganese becomes higher. This unique design has created a safe, long-lasting battery with large capacity. After developing 'core-shell' type concentration gradient anode material for the first time in 2005, it has developed 4G concentration gradient anode material through 10 years of research and succeeded in commercializing it by applying the material to Kia Motors' Niro EV, which was released in 2018. Professor Sun's constant research on battery anode materials was linked to 599 SCI-level papers and 456 domestic and foreign patents as of 1919. It was selected as the ‘17 Scientists Close to the Nobel Prize’ by the Korea Research Foundation in 2019 and was also selected as a stone academy member of the Electrochemical Society. ▲ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Kim Gi-hyun is receiving the certificate at the 2019 HCR Awards hosted on December 3rd. Professor Kim Gi-hyun has developed new materials related to improving the environmental analysis system that controls and manages VOCs (Volatile Air Pollutants) and odors. Benzene and formaldehyde are types of VOCs that are class one carcinogens produced in real life from driving, smoking, and cooking. Most of the current air cleaning technology is specialized in dust removal, which has limitations in detecting and removing such carcinogens. Professor Kim developed a metal organic framework (MOF), which combines metal with carbon organic matter, and succeeded in adsorption and removal of such harmful substances. It also proposed a new air quality diagnostic method that analyzes 22 types of odorous substances designated by the Ministry of Environment at the same time by developing a heat desorption-based pretreatment technology that effectively concentrates harmful substances and other samples. Professor Kim was also selected as the ‘national great scholar’ for his contribution to deploy a system analysis of harmful heavy metals in the atmosphere. His analysis system is widely used not only in research labs but also in industrial sites as it can be used in many areas such as bird flu syndrome, harmful substances from electronic cigarettes, and automobile odor diagnosis. Meanwhile, the methodology used by Clarivate Analytics (YSE:CCC; CCC.WS / the former Thomson Reuters Intellectual Property Science Division) to select influential HCR researchers is based on the analysis carried out by the Web of Science Group's Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) data experts and metrology experts. ISI is a university established within the Web of Science Group to win the reputation of Eugene Garfield, the founder of the prestigious research journal SCI, and has worked closely with universities, businesses and public institutions around the world every year announcing HCRs and Nobel Prize-winning forecasting programs. Global News Team

2019-12 11

[Performance]2019 Announcement of 'Youth Dream University' Evaluation, Hanyang Named As the "Best University" for Four Consecutive Times

The results of the ‘Youth Dream University’ evaluation were released on the 9th of the day, which comprehensively analyzed the ability to support employment and start-ups. Hanyang University has been listed as the best university in four consecutive years, making it the top university in the list of the best ‘Youth Dream University’. The evaluation of the 2019 ‘Youth Dream University’, conducted by the Dong-A Ilbo, the Ministry of Employment and Labor and the Korea Employment Information Service together with research firm Macromill Embrain, is being announced every other year, and the list of 46 universities, divided into 10 best universities, 15 excellent universities and 21 youth dream universities, has been announced. Hanyang University, Kyungwoon University, Dongguk University, Dongmyeong University, Sunmoon University, Sungkyunkwan University, Suncheonhyang University, Ajou University, Inha University and Korea University of Technology and Education were named the "best" youth Dream universities. Among them, Hanyang University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Suncheonhyang University both maintained their positions as best universities for four consecutive years (released in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019). Dongguk University, Sunmoon University and Korea University of Technology and Education have been selected for the third consecutive round of awards as best universities, while Ajou University and Inha University joined the best group this year after leaving the group last year. Kyungwoon University and Dongmyeong University immediately joined the best group as they first appeared in the selection evaluation. Excellent universities, next to best universities, included Gachon University, Konkuk University, Kyung Hee University and Korea University, while Catholic University, Catholic University of Korea, Kyungil University and Gwangju University were listed as Youth Dream University. Yonsei University, Korea Aerospace University, Hannam University, and Hansae University were selected as Youth Dream College for the first time this year, and 12 of the 21 Youth Dream Universities first appeared this year. The Dong-A Ilbo on the 10th, which delivered the announcement, said in an article that Hanyang University is running a ‘Hanyang Experience Development System’ that systematically manages students' careers until they graduate. The system is developed and applied for the first time by a domestic university to diagnose ‘employment readiness’ and provide information such as how to be prepared to find a job and what level has it reached. It stressed that the database and recruitment information of some 100,000 companies, as well as all job information of seniors, including post-employment thoughts and application letters, are covered. This year, it also emphasized that it is providing personalized solutions based on big data that have been collected. Although the overall detailed scores and other details have yet to be disclosed, Hanyang University scored 83.3 points in education, the highest among the 10 best universities. The infrastructure score was also 81.9 points, the highest after Sunmoon University and Korea Advanced Institute of Technology and Education. The Youth Dream University, which first started the announcement in 2013, had made the announcement every year until 2015, but later changed to a biennial one, followed by one in 2017. Therefore, it is the fifth time this year. No university has been named the best university for five consecutive times. The Dong-A Ilbo said the assessment was conducted through the ‘university allimi,’ public information of 224 four-year universities nationwide and focused on how actively universities support students' employment and start-ups and how efficiently they operate career guidance systems. The evaluation index is comprised of four areas: infrastructure, education, service, and network, and all 17 index scores that are subdivided were added together to calculate a total score of 1,000 points. In particular, the second-phase assessment was conducted in-depth on the students and a satisfaction survey was conducted to reflect the opinions of the actual students. Global News Team Translation by: Seongchae Lee

2019-12 09

[Performance]2019 National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI), Hanyang University 4th - One Step Climb Among Private Universities

The Korea Productivity Center recently announced the 2019 results for the National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) that it has been presenting each year since 1998. Hanyang University climbed one rank compared to last year, earning 4th place among private universities. The satisfaction survey was conducted for undergraduates from 15 private universities within the capital area. Among them, Sungkyunkwan University placed 1st with the highest score in succession to the previous year. It was followed by Kyunghee University, Ewha Womans University, Hanyang University, and Sookmyung Women's University. The competition was very fierce with the score difference being just 1 point between universities, and the fluctuation of rankings were large compared to the year before. Hanyang University climbed one rank to 4th place, as opposed to 5th place with 77 points in the 2018 satisfaction survey announcement. The score stayed the same. The average of score for all universities recorded was 74.5 points, similar to the previous year, whereas Hanyang University scored 2.5 points higher than the average. Hanyang is continuously climbing in rank from 8th place in 2017, to 5th place in 2018, and now, to 4th place in 2019. Global News Team Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-12 05

[Performance]Hanyang University took 1st Place for 2 Consecutive Years in Employment·Startup University Assessment

Hanyang University occupied 1st place at Employment·Startup University Assessment by Korea Economic Daily. Hanyang has earned 1st place for the second consecutive year. The results of the "2019 Employment·Startup University Assessment," conducted by the Korea Economic Daily and Campus Job & Joy for one-hundred and sixty-one four year universities in Korea, were announced on the 4th. In particular, Hanyang University performed well in startup related indexes, such as the number of students starting a business (1st), startup fund support per student (3rd), and the percentage of students who completed startup course (4th). The Korean Economic Daily which released the rankings introduced 247 Startup Dome, which is a nation’s first dormitory for startups and the representative startup education program ‘Hanyang Startup Academy’. Hanyang University was introduced as the ‘startup excellence’ university in which 53% of 658 graduates from Hanyang University startup academy established a business in real life. In the assessment, the employment rate was tallied based on the average employment rate for 2017 and last year, which was disclosed in the university notification system(Higher Education in Korea). The rate of maintaining employment was tallied at the rate at which employees of the workplace health insurance have been kept as subscribers for more than a certain period of time, which was calculated based on those who have been insured for 11 months after employment. The index on start-ups was measured based on the 3 year average from 2016 to last year revealed by the university notification system(Higher Education in Korea). As for start-ups, ‘the number of students doing startups’, ‘startup support fund per student’, and the status of ‘faculty start-ups’ were used based on the university notification system(Higher Education in Korea). Global News Team Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-12 04

[Performance]Hanyang University 1st on the ‘2019 South Korea Private Universities Social Responsibility Index’

Hanyang University was selected as the most socially responsible university among the nation's private universities in 2019. Hanyang University topped the ‘2019 South Korea private universities social responsibility index,’ according to the report by Le Monde diplomatique announced on November 29th. The ‘2019 South Korea private universities social responsibility index’ is a comprehensive evaluation of private universities co-designed and implemented by Le Monde diplomatique·Korea Society Responsibility Network·Korea CSR Laboratory. Unlike general university evaluations, the social responsibility index is an indicator of communication and co-prosperity, such as the conditions under which professors and students can communicate in class, the ratio of temporary workers, based on the perception that universities are social institutions for students, professors, faculty, and the community. It was conducted on 151 private universities across the country and was evaluated in seven categories: Labor (100) ·Human Rights (100) ·Students (250) · Community (150) ·Environment (100) ·Fairness (150) ·and Governance (150), and the score was given out of a perfect 1,000 points. Hanyang University received 690.73 points out of a total of 1,000, making it the most socially responsible private university in 2019. The top 10 universities were followed by Pohang University of Science and Technology, Hallym University, Ewha Womans University, Korea University of Technology and Education, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Konyang University and Keimyung University. Yonsei University, which had topped the list for two consecutive years until last year, was relegated to seventh place. While the top 10 universities generally performed well in labor, students and governance, the fairness portion was found to be below expectations, with seven universities receiving a grade of C or below. In particular, the student sector, with the highest scores of 250 points, received generally high marks, a glimpse into the tendency to place importance on responsibility for students who are central to the university. Hanyang University, having positioned itself in 1st place, received an A+ rating in five categories, excluding human rights and fairness. Compared with last year, there was a rise in the labor, community, and environment sectors. It has been confirmed that the students received a perfect score in terms of the education cost per student and the proportion of students dispatched to foreign universities. In the labor sector, Hanyang received a perfect score in terms of the detailed indicators of employment and labor costs. Also, while Hanyang received perfect scores in the governance detail indicators such as donations, appropriateness of education funds for the current term, and financial support restricted university, it also demonstrated deficiencies in the fairness category. According to the announced article of Le Monde diplomatique, Ahn Chi-yong from the Korea CSR Laboratory said, “The perception that not only students, professors, and faculty, but also other members of society should fulfill their responsibilities to universities as members of the community is spreading.” He went on to say, “In addition to this perception, we are conducting environmental assessment despite the lack of data as we view importance of taking care of environmental issues as citizens of the world. *Related sources: Le Monde diplomatique( Global NewsTeam

2019-11 28

[Performance]The 2019 QS Asia University Evaluation: Hanyang University Climbs One Rank to 24th in Asia

QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), a British global university evaluation institution announced the results of the ‘2019 QS Asia University Evaluation’ on the 26th. Hanyang University recorded 24th, a one step climb from 25th last year. It ascended one rank in the domestic rankings as well, from 7th to 6th place. ▲Source: QS Homepage capture The National University of Singapore accounted for 1st place in the overall Asia rankings, in succession from last year. Nanyang Technological University in Singapore climbed from 3rd last year to 2nd place and entered its name side by side in the strongest position. The University of Hong Kong, which took 2nd place last year, was pushed back to 3rd place. Universities in China had the biggest number with 4 universities placed within the top 10. Additionally, Hong Kong had 3, Singapore 2, and Korea had 1 university in the list. China scored the highest number of universities within the top 100 list with 24 universities holding their positions. In Korea, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) is the only university within the top 10 list, recording 9th place, which is a one step drop compared to last year’s 8th place. Seoul National University (11th), Korea University (12th), Sungkyunkwan University (16th), Yonsei University (21st), Hanyang University (24th) and POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology) (26th) followed the list. Hanyang University was the only university that climbed up in rank, whereas, all but Korea University, which recorded the same rank as last year, dropped in their rankings. Hanyang University recorded the highest rank since the announcements began in 2009. It switched positions with POSTECH as it rose from 7th to 6th place domestically. The ‘outbound exchange’ index received the highest score of 99.6, followed directly by the ‘inbound exchange’ which received 99.2, noting the active operation of exchange student programs in Hanyang University. ‘Graduates reputation’ (93.7) and the ‘Ratio of faculties possessing doctoral degrees’ (96.8) also received high scores. The Chosun Ilbo reported that education environments such as the ‘number of students per faculty’ is falling over among local universities, and revealed that there are criticisms of universities filling the voids of retired faculties with adjunct or invited instructors, as the finance of universities face hardships. [Hanyang Wiki]아시아대학평가 Global News Team Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 28

[Performance]2020 THE World University Rankings By Subject, Hanyang University Places its Name on 7 Subjects

THE (Times Higher Education) announced the ‘'2020 THE World University Rankings by subject’ through its official homepage. Hanyang University had its name on 7 subjects, out of 11 total academic subjects. THE announces the rankings for 11 academic subjects which include: medicine, business/economy, technology/engineering, computer engineering, domestic science, natural science, social science, psychology, arts/humanities, education and the law. Hanyang University was ranked in the following subjects: technology/engineering (176~200위), natural science (301~400), computer engineering (301~400), medicine (401~500), domestic science (301~400), business/economy (201~250), and social science (251~300). THE has been announcing the rankings of 11 academic subjects marked as 2020 since the announcement of this year’s world university rankings. All 11 subjects went public as of November of 2019. Global News Team - Translation by Kim Hyun-soo