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According to a survey conducted by the recruitment site Saramin, among 92 CEOs of the top 100 Korean companies (excluding financial institutions) four of them are Hanyang University graduates. Among 92 CEOs, 13 of them are from Seoul National University (14.1%), 11 from Korea and Yonsei University respectively (11.9%), 4 from Hanyang University (4.3%), 3 from KAIST and George Washington Univeristy (3.2%), 2 from Kyunghee ,Pusan National, Chung-Ang, Chungnam National, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, USC, Stanford , and Columbia University respectively (2.1%). By location, 50 CEOs are from universities in Seoul (54.3%), followed by 29 from foreign universities (31.5%), 11 from universities in provinces (11.9%), and 2 from universities in metropolitan areas (2.17%)
In "2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry (산업계관점 대학평가)," announced by the Ministry of Education and the Korean Council for University Education on April 18, Hanyang University participated in four out of the five fields and selected for ‘excellence’ in three fields including software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. To apply the demand of the industry to the curriculum, Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry enables head of the industrial division to propose key competences and related subjects in each field, evaluate the level of cohesiveness with the curriculum, and provide information. Korean Council for University Education has been organizing this evaluation since 2008 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and five economic organizations. This year's university evaluation was conducted for five departments of software, electronics, semiconductors, information communication, refining & petrochemical and cosmetics and 160 departments of 75 universities who wanted to participate became subject of this evaluation. 44 departments of 31 universities were selected as the ‘best’ category. 2027 companies, executives and staff members of 39 companies including Kakao, LG Electronics, and COSON and university assessment experts participated in this survey. In the field of software, 16 universities including Hanyang, Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil university received the best rating. The best universities in the field of electronic semiconductors are 11 universities including Hanyang, Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Honam University, and in refining & petrochemical fields, Hanyang, Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk University were selected. Major in Software, Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering of Hanyang University were evaluated that they reflect the opinions of the industry from the stage of designing and operating an industry-based curriculum to the performance inspection process, and provide the best education courses the industry wants, thus selected for the ‘best’ category in three fields of software, electronic semiconductor, refining and petrochemical. An official from Korean Council for University Education said, " We will lay the foundation to nurture talented individuals with creative convergence mindset who will lead the fourth industrial revolution through the evaluation of industrial universities and will also make efforts to establish and expand intergovernmental communication channels. " ▶ 2017 Evaluation of University Education on the Perspective of Industry Industrial fields Name of universities Software Gachon, Konkuk, Kyungnam, Kyungsung, Kyungil, Gwangju, Dongseo University, Dong-Eui, Sogang, Sunmun, Sookmyung Women's, Soongsil, Woosuk, Chung-Ang, Hanlim, Hanyang (Selection of 16 universities/ participated by 55 universities) Electronic Semiconductor Kangwon, Kyungnam, Kookmin, Gunsan, Sogang, Sungkyunkwan, Soonchunhyang, Soongsil, Chungbuk, Hanyang, Honam (Selection of 11 universities/ participated by 38 universities) Information Communications Gangwon, Dongguk, Dongseo, Dongshin, Dong-Eui, Chung-Ang (Selection of 6 universities/ participated by 33 universities) Refining and Petrochemical Kangwon, Konkuk, Soongsil, Yeungnam, Inha, Chonbuk, Hanyang (Selection of 8 universities/ participated by 25 universities) Cosmetics Gangwon, Dankook, and Joongbu (Selection of 83universities/ participated by 9 universities)
ERICA Campus of Hanyang University was selected as the "4th Industrial Revolution Innovative University" (hereafter refered to as "Leading Innovative University") by the Ministry of Education. The Leading Innovative University Project, which was launched for the first time this year, received applications from LINC+ universities and 10 selected universities including Hanyang. ERICA will receive annual funding in the amount of 1 billion KRW and plans to cultivate practical talents in the field of cooperative robots with artificial intelligence by building a multi-disciplinary innovation education model (Collaborative AI-Robotics in Engineering). Kim Young-gon, direct general for vocational education at the Ministry of Education, said, "I hope that the 10 selected leading innovative universities will become the main players in creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem of university based on cooperation with local communities and prospective businesses." Meanwhile, the final 10 selected universities were Kangwon National University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Pukyong University, Jeonju University, Korea Technology Education University, Korea Industrial Technology University, Hanbat National University, and Honam University, and the ERICA campus of Hanyang University.
▲Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library received the first ever Korean library award at the 50th Korea Library Awards on February 22nd On February 22, the director of the Paiknam library Eom Ik-sang won the grand prize at the 50th Korea Library Awards. Hanyang was the sole recipient among the other universities. The Korean Library Awards is given by the Korean Library Association for selecting organizations and individuals who have contributed to the development of libraries nationwide. Paiknam library was recognized for its efforts on 'innovation' by remodeling libraries for user convenience and sharing their performances at seminars. ▲ Director Eom receiving the prize "I am very pleased to receive a meaningful prize in the year of the 70th anniversary of the opening of Hanyang University Library," said Professor Eom at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature. He added "We will do our best to contribute to other universities by making the Paiknam Academic Information Center a model of the nation`s university library."
The employment rate of graduates at Hanyang University is the third highest among the major universities. According to the Jongro Academy Haneul Education, which analyzed the employment rate of 194 universities in 2016 (graduates from August 2015 and February 2016) by using the government education statistics service on Jan. 19, Hanyang University had an increase of 4 points bringing it to a total of 72.7%, ranking third among the 42 largest universities with more than 3,000 graduates. Sungkyunkwan University ranked first at 76.4%. The following universities comprise ranks 2 through 10 in the top 10 universities by employment rate, respectively: Korea University (73.8%), Hanyang University (72.7%), Seoul National University (70.6%), Yonsei University (70.1%), Soongsil University (69.0%), Inha University (68.3%), Dongguk University (68.2%), Gachon University (68.1%), and Chung Ang University (67.6%). According to the employment rate by departments, the Medical Department was the highest at 83.9%, followed by Engineering (69.4%), Social Studies (62.9%), Art, Music and Physical Studies (62.5%), Nature (60.7%), and Humanities (57.5%). The average employment rate for all universities was 67.7%, up 0.2 percent from the previous year (67.5%). According to a news article from the Korea Times on February 19th, Oh Jong-woon, the director of Haneul Education at the Jongno Academy, said, "Despite the recent drop in the number of unemployed college graduates last month from 7,000 last year, it will still be difficult to solve the unemployment problem for youths unless a dramatic employment stabilization policy comes out." Ranking University The number of graduates The number of graduates for employment The number of graduates employed Employment rate (%) Employment rate (Male) Employment rate (Female) Employment rate of privious year (%) 1 Sungkyunkwan Uni 4417 3516 2685 76.4 79.4 71.0 74.8 2 Korea Uni 4393 3250 2400 73.8 78.4 67.1 72.7 3 Hanyang Uni 3696 2895 2104 72.7 75.8 66.8 68.7 4 Seoul National Uni 3375 2185 1543 70.6 74.0 66.6 70.1 5 Yonsei Uni 4414 3229 2264 70.1 72.3 67.4 70.2 6 Soongsil Uni 3149 2819 1946 69.0 70.6 66.8 66.3 7 Inha Uni 3830 3346 2284 68.3 72.0 62.3 68.1 8 Dongguk Uni 3140 2579 1758 68.2 71.8 63.9 67.6 9 Gachon Uni 4330 3929 2675 68.1 69.2 67.2 67.9 10 Chung Ang Uni 5292 4688 3168 67.6 70.7 64.1 66.4
In 'THE Asia University Rankings' by the Times Higher Education (THE), a U.K. based institution for evaluating universities, Hanyang University ranked second in the nation on the International Reputation Category and was recognized for their great reputation among foreign students and in international academia. This assessment, which is considered to be the most credible in Asia, is based on five indicators: Citations, Industry Income, International Outlook, Research, and Teaching, respectively. Hanyang University ranked 38th in Asia with 41.9 points in Citations, 84.7 points in Industry Income, 56.4 points in International Outlook, 45.5 points in Research, and 40.7 points in Teaching. Hanyang is ranked eighth among domestic universities. ▲ Rankings and Score Details of Hanyang University (Source: THE official homepage) This year, a total of 359 universities were evaluated, and the top 200 rankings were released. Among the domestic universities, Seoul National University occupied 9th in Asia and 1st in the nation. In addition, the following Korean universities were ranked accordingly in the list of THE 2018 Asia University Rankings: KAIST (10th), POSTECH (12th), Sungkyunkwan (13th), Yonsei University (20th), UNIST (22nd), Korea University (24th), Hanyang University (38th), GIST (39th), Kyung Hee University (40th), Chung-Ang University (50th), Ewha Womans University (65th), Ulsan University (77th), Konkuk University (95th), Pusan National University (97th), and Sejong University (100th). The university which occupied the top spot in THE Asia University Rankings 2018 is the National University of Singapore, followed by Tsinghua University, occupying 2nd, , and Peking University, occupying 3rd. The University of Hong Kong (HKU) ranked 4th, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Nanyang Technological University ranked 5th. ▶ Click here to see THE 2018 World University Rankings (click)
Hanyang University has achieved remarkable results in this year's national examinations. The excellent outcome of the three examinations have been provided below for the bar exam, civil service exam (technical post), and civil service examination (administrative post). ▶ 7 Hanyang students passed the final bar exam: ranked 2nd in nation. On the 7th of November, the Ministry of Justice announced 55 finalists for the 2017 59th Bar Examination. Hanyang University produced seven successful applicants: 12.7% of the total of the applicants and ranked second, trailing only Seoul National University (13 applicants). Hanyang, which occupied fifth place last year with 6 successful applicants (5.5%), jumped to a double-digit percentage this year and rose to 2nd place, showing the most notable results in this last bar exam. Most notably, the oldest candidate, Park Jung Hyun, who is a 45-year-old graduate (Laws 92), gained public attention. ▶ 15 Hanyang students passed civil service exam (technical post): ranked 2nd in nation. Of the 73 people who passed the 2017 civil service exam (technical post), which was announced on the 13th of December, 15 successful applicants are from Hanyang, ranking in 2nd place. There were 16 applicants (21.9%) from Seoul National University, followed by Hanyang University with 15 applicants (20.5%). Last year, the number was 19 candidates and occupied first place with Seoul National University. Most notably in this year's civil service exam (technical post), Hanyang proudly displayed the "Hanyang University of Engineering" with immense pride and distinction by producing the most successful applicants with four parts such as chemistry, machinery, architecture, electricity, etc., excluding civil engineering. The best students from each part are as follows: Jeon Eui-gun (Building Engineering 08) in architecture, Kwon Young-eun (Mechanical Engineering 13) in machinery, Park Sung-yeol (Electricity and Bio Engineering 12) in electricity, Jo Won-dam (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology 14). ▶ 16 Hanyang students passed the civil service examination (administrative post): ranked 5th in the nation. Of the 275 final successful applicants (247 nationwide recruitment, 28 local recruitment) from the 2017 civil service examination (administrative post), published on the 7th of November, 16 candidates were from Hanyang University, ranking 5th. According to the results analyzed by the Law Journal, the number of successful applicants from Seoul National University were 100 (36.4%), followed by 36 from Yonsei University (13.1%), 35 from Korea (12.7%), 26 from Sungkyunkwan University (9.5%), 16 from Hanyang University (5.8%), each 8 applicant (2.9% each ) from Sogang · Ewha Womans University, 7 from Kukuk universities (2.5%), 6 from Kyung Hee University (2.1%), JoonAng University · KAIST (1.8% each), etc, in order. Looking at the applicants in each part, Hanyang University was the largest in the national general administration (8 people), and the local general administration (5 people) was also a large number. In addition, 1 applicant each was passed in parts, including international trade, legal administration and prosecutors, etc. Notably, Kang Hye-rim (Policy Studies 11) was the most successful applicant, displaying Hanyang University's excellence through her achievement.
Hanyang University has made enormous accomplishment over the year 2017 in national and international university evaluations. The results of this year made by Hanyang University are provided below including ‘Nature index’, ‘QS World University Rankings’, "JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings", and ‘Dong-A Ilbo Youth Dream University Rankings’. ▶ Nature index - 1st in nation, 23rd in the world In the ‘2017 Nature Index Innovation’ announced on September by Nature Publishing Group’ (NPG), the global science publishing group, Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation and 23rd worldwide for patent cited index(Normalized Lens influence) category. ▲ ‘2017 Nature index Innovation’ (Nature index website image) The Normalized Lens Influence Metric is an indicator of institutions’ research influence on patents. The higher the score is, there is high connection between quality research and the commercialization of new products and services. Hanyang University ranked 1st in nation, with 25,633 papers published from 1980 to 2015, patent citations of 142,555 times and the Normalized Lens Influence Metric index paper, 5.56 points. ▶ QS World University Ranking 155th In last June, Hanyang University ranked 155th in 2017 QS World University Rankings announced by the UK global university evaluation institution QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), climbing 16 stairs compared to last year's performance. It is the eighth highest record among domestic universities. Hanyang University, which steadily climbed in QS world's university evaluation through the last five years, recorded its highest rank this year as well. ▲ 2017 QS World University Evaluation Rankings (QS Ranking website) 2017 QS World University Rankings evaluated 4,854 universities around the world and evaluated them in four categories of research, education, graduate reputation, internationalization with six indicators. The six evaluation indicators are as follows: △ academic evaluation (40%) △ the number of paper citations per professor (20%) △ the number of students per professor (20%) △ graduate reputation (10%) △ foreign student ratio (5%) △ foreign professor ratio (5%). According to the article of Chosun Ilbo on June 8, QS commented, “Korean universities have shown outstanding achievements in academic evaluation and graduate reputation, while its research performances remain stagnant including ‘the number of paper citations per professor’ and ‘the percentage of foreign professors and students’.” It is pointed out that many Korean professors need to publish papers in English in order to increase the number of paper citations and the research power. Meanwhile, Hanyang University received the total score of 83.8 (out of 100 points) in ‘2017 Asian University Evaluation’ announced by Q.S in October, ranked 30th in Asia and 7th in. Hanyang’s performance made headlines especially in indicators of ‘outbound exchange student ratio (99.9 points, 18th place), "inbound exchange student ratio" (96.1 points, 28th place), "graduate reputation" (94.3 points, 26th). ▶ 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings, Seoul Ranked 3rd · ERICA 9th In 2017 JoongAng Ilbo University Rankings released evaluation in 3 categories including 'Comprehensive Evaluation', 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. The ranking of Seoul campus dropped one stair from the previous year, but ranked within TOP 10 in 'Department Evaluation' and 'Reputation Survey'. In ‘Comprehensive Evaluation’, Seoul Campus was ranked 1st in 'Student Performance' (58 points), 3rd in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' (70 points), 4th in 'Educational Conditions' (60 points), 5th in 'Reputation' (24 points), and 3rd in overall rankings with total 214 points. ERICA campus ranked 9th overall by achieving 6th (49 points) in 'Student Performance', 10th (62 points) in 'Faculty Research Competitiveness' category. ▲’2017 JoongAng Ilbo Comprehensive University Rankings’ (Picture = JoongAng Ilbo) This year’s department evaluation was conducted in four categories: humanities, social science, engineering, and natural science. In 'Humanities· Social Science Department Evaluation' the Seoul campus ranked 3rd in the humanities (179 points) and 2nd in the social sciences (188 points) category. ERICA campus ranked 14th in humanities (143 points) and 20th in social science (140 points). In the evaluation of 'Natural science and engineering department', Seoul Campus ranked 5th in the natural sciences (174 points) and 3rd in the engineering field (206 points). ERICA campus recorded the ranking of 10th in engineering (176 points). According to the Joongang Ilbo article, "Seoul Campus focused on finding a job suitable for student's aptitude through field placement (field placement participation rate, Humanities 3rd·Social Science 6th)". Article added, "Professors consulted continuously with many students and connected them to the training sites, and lots of students worked for the same company after six months of employment (Maintenance employment rate; Humanities 4th·Social Science 3rd)". In addition, "the number of technology venture companies, certified by Korea Technology Finance Corporation and identified from which university the founders graduated, was 13,947. Among the founders of these companies, 498 founders are from Hanyang University Seoul Campus, second only to Seoul National University (525 people) ". The article emphasized, " Hanyang University focuses on entrepreneurship education, and the number of students who received entrepreneurship training last year was the highest (6,580, including redundancy) among the evaluated universities”. According to a reputation survey conducted together with ‘Research & Research’, Seoul Campus was ranked the 5th in natural sciences and 9th in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus occupied 4th place in natural sciences and 6th place in liberal arts field for a question "University you wish to recommend for admission." Seoul Campus was ranked 6th and ERICA campus was the 9th for the question "university with a high potential of development." ▶Selected in the ‘Best’ category in ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Ilbo Hanyang University was selected in the 'Best' category for three consecutive times in the ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Korea Employment information Agency and the research firm Macromill Embrain. ▲ The result of ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ (Picture = Dong-A Ilbo) In this evaluation of how effectively and actively the finest universities offering good educations support students’ employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector. Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'. Dong-A Daily article states that Hanyang University has developed more sophisticated programs to support student’s employment and start-ups than the evaluation in 2015 by introducing HY-CDP (Career Development Program).
According to the results of analysis of 73 successful candidates of 2017 Civil Service Examinations (Technical Post), the number of graduates from Hanyang University was 15, the second highest in the nation after Seoul National University(16). In particular, Hanyang university produced 4 national top scorer in the main posts. Jeon Eui-gun (Architectural Engineering 08) in the architectural post, Kwon Yong-eun (Mechanical Engineering 13) in the mechanical engineer post, Park Seong-yeol (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering 12) in the electrical post, and Jo Won-dam (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology Engineering 14) in the chemical engineering post ranked top score in each post respectively. When categorizing by post, 4 students passed in the civil engineering post, followed by the architectural post (3), communication post (2), and chemical engineering post (2). Also Hanyang University had one successful applicant in each of the machine, disaster prevention, fisheries, electrical post. The chart above shows the number of successful applicants by university. Seoul National University ranked 1st in number of successful candidates with 16 (21.9%) , followed by Hanyang University with 15 (20.5%), Korea University with 9 (12.3%), Yonsei University with 8 (10.9%), KAIST with 7 (9.5%), and Sungkyunkwan University and Inha University with 4 (5.4%) and University of Seoul of 3(4.1%). Nagoya Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Wonkwang University, Jeonbuk National University, Chungang University, Pohang University of Technology produced one successful candidate respectively.
Hanyang University (HYU) widely opens its door to those wishing to establish one’s own organization, also referred as a ‘start-up' company. On the 12th of December, Hanyang Start-up Open Campus event was held for the building completion ceremony of Hanyang Start-up Town along with various programs related to start-ups. News H made a visit to this event and took a look around the event. A picture of the Hanyang Start-up Town that was newly built The whole event was held in the HIT building and the Start-up town from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. This comprehensive start-up-related event held various programs simultaneously throughout the day. This included open special classes, exhibitions, mentoring sessions and more. Anyone interested in start-ups could participate and not only gain knowledge, but form a culture between these aspirants and express their willingness towards start-ups. Stepping into the campus of start-up When entered into the HIT building, A photo-wall was set up, expressing the scale and the atmosphere of this event. Various banners were provided for the participants to take unique photos in front of the photo wall. Not only students but also alumnus and staff members freely wandered around this event, showing their own individual interest towards various start-up. A photo wall prepared with humerous banners such as "Start-up! Super Great!" Right behind the photo-wall, an exhibition was prepared. 14 start-up organizations exhibited their work, their own unique ideas, and programs. There were a lot of projects catching eye sights with novel ideas. Ideas varied from newly developed smart-devices and 3D printers to fashion and share houses. Participants freely shared their ideas with the people around them in front of the products. They closely observed the explanations located beside the works and voted on a board in another corner of the exhibition. Paticipants tried out a robot of "Wonderful Platform", which was a robot that could be connected with computers, smartphones, speakers and so on. Start of a Start-up Town After the exhibition, the building completion ceremony of the Start-up Town was held. An explanation of the Startup Support Foundation was given, along with congratulatory messages and a tour within the Start-up Town. This town built by the enterprisers of various companies, will now be continuously used to train outstanding individuals on start-ups. The specific programs, targets and rules have not been yet organized, but will pursue their goals of helping those trying to venture one’s own organization. (On the left) President of the school, Lee Young-moo also participated in the event. A practical help to future enterprisers After the building completion ceremony, those who were willing to had a chance to meet a mentor in the field of start-ups. They were able to receive helpful information on new market openings, marketing, attraction of investment, technical commercialization and more. As it was a 1:1 counseling session, people were able to receive practical advice solely suited for the individual. The mentees asked questions on their own ideas and products, and the mentors gave them feedback along with their suggestions for the next step. Lee So-eui, a lecturer in the Music Department, was one of the mentees in this program. “I am interested in music programs and was actually working on a project. I only had the passion to start an organization, without having any knowledge related to the field of start-ups,” explained Lee. She participated in the 10th Hanyang Start-up Academy, which is a program designed to train the people on the essential theoretical information on start-ups, such as the selection of items, commercialization, marketing, taxation, finance and so on. Anyone in HYU can take this course, and enrolled students can also receive three credits by taking this course. Lee, in this case, took the course of Hanyang Start-up Academy and had a vague idea in her mind after the completion of the lectures. She then enrolled for this mentoring and received practical advice that was specifically needed for her. “I think HYU gives us the driving force to keep reaching for our goals. They provide us with numerous chances, to better visualize my dream. Now I’m planning to put my ideas into action and achieve my dream,” said Lee. Lee wished she could achieve her dream through the programs of HYU. Reaching for my own dream The average age in our society is increasing and now we are faced with an era where we can’t depend on a single job for our whole life. Starting an organization can be a career option for general people now. HYU provides us with high quality programs and sturdy groundwork for those willing to start a new organization. Start-up is not limited only to organizations. Start-up could include simple ideas, a laboratory or more. Park Min-jung, from the Hanyang Startup Foundation also emphasized the importance of start-up. “You might have to face a venture anytime in your life. It could be right after you graduate, during your employment, or even after your retirement. The gap between those who were trained and those who weren’t will be immense. The Startup Foundation is trying our best to give as much help as possible to those willing to learn. The doors to our Foundation is always open!” On Jung-yun email@example.com Photos by Lee Jin-myeong
Hanyang University received the highest evaluation in the ‘2017 Youth Dream University Rankings’ by Dong-A Daily, the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Korea Employment information Agency and the research firm Macromill Embrain. The Youth Dream University evaluation was held for four consecutive year since 2013. This evaluation was converted to a biennial evaluation after its 3rd assessment in 2015, and this year marked the 4th appraisal. Hanyang University was selected in the ‘Best’ category for three consecutive times following 2014 and 2015. The evaluation of universities focuses on how efficiently and actively the top-ranked universities with excellent educational conditions support students' employment and start-up foundation. This year, 45 universities, which had passed the first evaluation among 227 four-year universities in Korea, were evaluated in terms of the total of 30 indicators including infrastructure, curriculum, service, and network, and were divided into ‘Best’ ‘Good’ and ‘Fair’ category. 10 universities selected as the 'Best Youth Dream University' are Hanyang University, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Dongguk University, Sogang University, Sunmoon University, Sungkyunkwan University, Soonchunhyang University, Soongsil University, Chungang University and Korea Technology Education University. Among the evaluation index, Hanyang University received the highest score of 87.7 points among the top 10 universities in 'infrastructure' sector, which evaluates university’s career, employment, start-up support plans, personnel and organization, and bachelor's system. Also, according to the evaluation of curriculum for career, employment and entrepreneurship, Hanyang University received 82.1 points for 'education' sector, 80.6 points for 'network', and 74.5 points for 'service'. Dong-A Daily article on November 28 states that Hanyang University, which was selected as the best ‘Youth Dream University’ of this year, has developed more sophisticated programs to support student’s employment and start-ups than the evaluation in 2015 by introducing HY-CDP (Career Development Program).HY-CDP is an online platform which students can manage their career from entrance to graduation. It provides all the information necessary for employment including 100,000 companies’ DB, employment information and 18,000 smart learning from job eligibility test. Based on the information, a personalized capacity report is created by combining the figures based on the big data and the combined assessment of employment counseling. The advisor introduces the types of job or companies which suit students who are be able to prepare for graduation. A total of 15 universities were selected as ‘Good’ Category are: Gachon University, Konkuk University, Korea University, Kookmin University, Dankook University, Busan Catholic University, Sangmyung University, Sookmyung Women's University, Ajou University, Ewha Womans University, Incheon University, Inha University, Korea University of Technology, Hallym University and Hoseo University . 20 universities selected for the ‘Fair’ category are Kyungsang University, Kyunghee University, Keimyung University, Kwangwoon University, Daegu Catholic University, Daegu University, Dongduk University, Pusan National University, Seoul National University of Technology, University of Seoul, Sejong University, Yeungnam University, Woosong University, Ulsan University, Chonnam University, Jeju University, Changwon University, Chungbuk University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and Hanbat University.
The term ‘crowdfunding’, which refers to the practice of funding a project or venture by raising a small amount of money from a large number of individuals, typically via the Internet, has become one of daily vocabularies. This year, Hanyang university’s Startup Support Foundation has collaborated with a global crowdfunding online platform to provide fund raising opportunities for growing ventures in Korea. The Indiegogo Pilot Program started on the 8th of August, and the duration is approximately four months, having the product launching in early November. Poster informing applications for the Indiegogo Pilot Program, details are written below. (Photo courtesy of Center for Business Incubation) “Indiegogo runs this program every quarter, and Hanyang applied this time,” said the manager in charge, Joe Jong-hyuk. Five companies chosen by HYU were provided with online crowdfunding coach programs made by Indiegogo. Then, their business items were analyzed thoroughly to decide which companies should be in the final list of support. Two promising companies survived this process: Zero Founders and Brilliant & Company. Portable fine dust measuring device, Brilliant & Company Founded in 2015, Brilliant & Company developed a portable fine dust measuring device that can be linked to mobile phones. The company successfully raised funds through Wadiz (a Korean crowdfunding online platform) and Kakao story funding in 2016. Based on such know-hows and technological experiences, the firm created a new device called ‘PiCO’. PiCO is a living environment monitor that detects not only fine dust but also temperature, humidity, and CO2 level around the user. PiCo from Brilliant & Company. It also has it's own mobile application that can be paired with cellphones. (Photo courtesy of Brilliant & Company) “We applied to this program thanks to the manager Joe,” mentioned Yoon Jung-yoon, CEO of Brilliant & Company. According to Yoon, Hanyang Startup Support Foundation provided a lot of support and help to the ventures occupying the building. For example, whenever the Brilliant & Company had issues on their prototype, the center would suggest solutions based on their abundant experiences, or even introduce consulting firms when it comes to financial issues. Yoon ambitiously said that they are aiming to raise a million dollars through Indiegogo pilot program. “You always have to aim high, don’t you?” chuckled Yoon. Nevertheless, capital is not the only thing a venture can acquire through this program. The business can also find global IT retail partners such as Home-Bau in Germany. Check how your skin is today with Zerofounders The other company which made it to the final Indiegogo support venture is Zerofounders. This global beauty technology company has two main products related to the pilot program. The first one is INCO which measures body fat from the user’s abdominal thickness. ECLAIR measures one’s skin condition, especially the balance of oil and moisture based on the user’s biological cycle such as sleep time and work out regularity. Zerofounders aims to make the betterment of women’s lives. Therefore, they research and develop devices that can help women manage their outer beauty whenever needed. Zerofounder's products, INCO (left) and ECLAIR (right). (Photo courtesy of Zerofounders) Jung Hannah, CEO of Zerofounders said, “crowdfunding is a platform where early adopters looking for innovative products are concentrated.” Jung was planning to promote their new ECLAIR through such a platform when she received an email from HYU. One of the many benefits of participating in the Indiegogo Pilot Program is that the venture companies can acquire deep insight in the whole process of crowdfunding, from making promotion videos to the actual launching of the product. Joe mentioned, “Hanyang Startup Support Foundation is supporting the financials of the video making and marketing for now, and we plan to provide more aid when needed.” With the help of Hanyang and Indiegogo, Zerofounders targets North American and European markets. Specifically, they aim to collaborate with cosmetic brands or to have offline stores. Startup Support Foundation operates and organizes numerous programs like this to support growing ventures and start-up businesses regardless of the CEO's school backgroud. For more information, anyone may visit the Center for Business Incubation's website (click). Kim So-yun firstname.lastname@example.org
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