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2020-07 27

[Policy]Summer Semester Grade Evaluation During COVID-19, Same as the First Semester

The Office of Academic Affairs Academic Service Team announced the 2020 summer semester Seoul Campus course grade evaluation method on May 23. This is regarding the Infectious Disease Control Committee’s decision on COVID-19 response measures. In the summer semester, the "relative evaluation 4" grade evaluation method was applied, as it had been in the first semester. This method limits grades of A to 40%, with no limits on grades of B or below. Compared to the "relative evaluation 1" method (A 30%, A+B 70%) and "relative evaluation 2" method (A 40%, A+B 80%), the rate of As and Bs increased. An important factor to notice is that because the "relative evaluation 4" is a method of limiting grades of A to under 40% of all course-takers, it is not required for 40% receive an A. Therefore, the grade ratio may vary according to courses and instructors. Also, absolute evaluation and P/F evaluation stays the same with no alterations. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 23

[Policy]Hanyang University Provides Admission Information for Visually-impaired Students

There have been many cases where students with serious and mild visual impairments have been marginalized due to the lack of braille or audio support resources on admission information. Especially this year, where the breakout of COVID-19 has caused all lectures to be held online, it has become harder for students with such disabilities to receive proper admission information. With this issue considered, Hanyang University has published the Talking Braille Admission Book for institutions such as schools and welfare centers for students with disabilities. The admission book is divided into two parts. One is the braille booklet that holds information such as Hanyang University's admission types, majors, and guide on the support services for disabled students. The other part is a USB with an audio file of the booklet. Hanyang University also conducts visiting 1 on 1 admissions consultation for students who are physically challenged by an admissions officer who has received education for the blind and students with disabilities. The visitations started on the 21st with the Seoul National School for the Blind,and individual consultations will be held both online and offline with the Hanbit School and the Areum School. The Head of the Office of Admissions, Lee Jea-jin mentioned that "Hanyang University does not limit the admission registration of students with disabilities from a certain major or admission type. This is to ensure that students with disabilities have a fair chance." There is also a special admission type for those in need of special education." He also added that "Hanyang University will work harder to create "The kinder admission" by maintaining communication with visually disabled students that have been marginalized and helping them receive admission information." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 22

[Policy]Hanyang University Will Appoint 100 Start-up Mentors and Help 'Scale-up'

Hanyang University will appoint 100 start-up mentors both nationally and from abroad and provide all-areas-considered mentoring support for the Scale-up of start-up companies in their beginning stages. For this, the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation will create a one-stop start-up consulting center where a start-up professor will reside, operating a scale-up incubator at Seongsu-dong, near the Seoul campus. Also, the university opened global start-up base offices in the three locations of Silicon Valley, Shanghai, and Hanoi with global mentor groups who can actively support the alumni's global reach. The start-up mentor group made up of around 100 people are from a total of 14 areas: △taxation·accounting △law·judicial affairs △intellectual property rights △marketing·markets △labor-management △investment △establishment fundraising △business modeling △prototype development △entering global marketplaces △campus technical advice (professors) △private technical advice (executives of conglomerates) △scale-up (KOSDAQ representative) △peer CEO. It is planning to provide customized mentoring that fits the level of startups, by having mentors such as a KOSDAQ CEO, an alumni of Hanyang University who has abundant experience with exits such as investment, M&As, IPOs, or a young CEO that has succeded in attracting large-scale investments. The one-stop start-up consulting center can be used by anyone that is preparing a start-up. They can register by calling the Startup Support Foundation or contacting the Kakaotalk Channel "Hanyang Startup Talktalk." Ryu Chang-wan, the Head of the Startup Support Foundation, commented that "this mentor group has been established with specialists from various fields that can provide help to start-ups that are in their beginning stages," and also added that "the foundation will actively support these start-ups scale-up through customized mentoring." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 22

[Policy]ERICA Students Take Action to Revitalize Gyeonggi-do Local Business Districts

Hanyang University ERICA Campus, along with five other universities, is striving to revitalize local business districts in Gyeonggi-do. As a result of the Local Business District-University Cooperation Project selection council held by the Gyeonggi-do Market Commercial Promotion Agency on July 15, where participants included market development experts and professors of colleges of arts, it was announced that they will support the revitalization of local business districts with six universities in the province. The Local Business District-University Cooperation Project started last year along with the Local Business District Organization Service that the 7th local election in Gyeonggi-do is carrying out, and has the goal of developing a beautiful and unique local business district related to arts and design, in collaboration with universities. The universities selected for this project are Hanyang University ERICA Campus, Kyunghee University, Kaywon University of Art and Design, Kyungdong University, Daejin University, and Shinhan University, a total of six schools. Each university will be provided with 25 million won for business expenses to facilitate the self-perpetuating ability of local business districts. This year’s selected projects displayed unique ideas from students and were highly evaluated in terms of commercial district association, ripple effect, and feasibility. Hanyang University ERICA Campus will begin its cooperation hotline with Ansan's University Merchant Association and the ERICA Merchant Association, create a logo composite mark, and produce promotion video clips to revitalize business districts near the university as local community representative attractions. Gyeonggi-do intended funds to circulate within the local business districts by proving some of the student activity expenses in Gyeonggi local currency which is only allowed to use in Gyeonggi district. This year, the activity expenses have been doubled from last year to allow students to stay longer and work together in local business districts. Cho Jang-seok, director of the small business department said that “it is significant that local university students and merchants are coming together to identify the problems of local business districts and trying to solve them together,” and that “this project will be a stepping stone to gradually expanding the services of revitalized local business districts.” Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-07 08

[Policy]10 Universities Including Hanyang University Developing the CDS Big Data University Coalition

Ten of Korea's universities, including Hanyang University, have created the Citizen Data Scientist (CDS) Big Data University Coalition to foster talented individuals in the field of big data. The CDS is for people that have a specific field and also possess big data processing skills. △Dankook University △Daejeon University △Dong-A △Yonsei University (Wonju) △Chonnam National University △Jeonju University △Jeju National University △Chosun University △Hanyang University and △Hoseo University have come together to form the coalition. Big data and data analysis are fields that are often considered to be abstract and difficult, with universities turning out fewer experts than are demanded by industries. The CDS Big Data University Coalition was established to solve this problem, to foster big data experts that businesses need through big data education that anyone can approach, analyze, and utilize. The CDS Big Data University Coalition will provide a big data education program to university students that will last two months starting in July, with plans to hold a competition in October. The coalition decided to extend their target subjects to employees of businesses along with elementary, middle school, and high school students. It will also carry out a big data-based platform project that fits the industrial environment of local societies, through the help of representative universities around the 4 districts of Korea. In the end, it aims to execute employment and business startup support projects for university students using newly created business models. Professor Jeon Byong-hun The first president of the CDS Big Data University Coalition, Jeon Byong-hun Hanyang University LINC+ Project Leader (Professor of the Department of Earth Resources and Environmental Engineering), mentioned that "Big data education and cultivating talented individuals cannot be carried out by a single university," and added that "the CDS Big Data University Coalition will take the leading role in the development of Korea." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-07 08

[Policy]Hanyang University Signs MOU on Construction Automation Technology R&D

Hanyang University (President Kim Woo-seung) has joined hands with the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (President Han Seung-heon) and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology institute (President Kim Min-hee) to develop research on smart construction. They signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the afternoon of the 3rd in order to conduct organic research with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy on the development of construction automation technology. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the agreement ceremony was carried out in an "untact" (non-contact) manner. On the afternoon of the 3rd, (from the left) Kim Min-hee the President of the Korea Construction Equipment Technology Institute, Kim Woo-seung the President of Hanyang University, Han Seung-heun the President of the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology are taking a photo after signing an MOU on research cooperation on construction automation development. This agreement ceremony was held in an "untacted" (non-contact) manner to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the agreement, Hanyang University, the Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology Institute will cooperate to successfully carry out both Smart Construction Technology Development and Core Technology Development projects like “Intelligent Construction Equipment Control Technology,” “Construction Equipment Automation Technology,” and “Development of Automated Excavators – truck operating system for the Automation of Construction” promoted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy. In addition, they have also decided to cooperate on research on the development of unmanned, intelligent, and eco-friendly systems in the future. President Kim Woo-seung said that Korea would need to cooperate with multiple academic institutions to strengthen the competitiveness of the construction industry. He also added that the competitiveness is expected to be further enhanced with the cooperation of Hanyang University’s Construction Environment Engineering Department, S-Tec E&C- a venture company for smart construction, the Korea Institute of Construction Technology – the start of Korean construction technology, and the Korea Construction Equipment Technology Institute – the source of smart construction machinery. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Hee-jin

2020-07 07

[Policy]Hanyang University and MOLOCO signed on MOU for developing key talents on AI

Hanyang University AI Graduate School and MOLOCO, an Ad-Tech company signed an MOU for developing key talents for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) field on June 29. Through this MOU, Hanyang University will be supported with basic and practical AI research development, result exchanges and proliferation, advanced AI education program development and efficient operation, and research development talent growth in AI-related fields. At the same time, MOLOCO will participate as a member of Hanyang University’s ‘HYU AI Membership Program’. This program is for the talented growth in active response to the industry’s AI technique demand, and implements the Industry Coupled-Project Based Learning (IC-PBL), which is a learning method based on industry-academic related project that operates AI+X, internship for recruitment. In April, Hanyang University was selected as the Artificial Intelligence Graduate School Support Business that the Ministry of Science and ICT(MSIT) supports, and is now planning to enforce education and research through AI by expanding faculties, AI Graduate School, research center, AI Solution Center, and SW/AI Convergence Education Center. It is expected to be the base of growing professional talents for the future of AI field. Im Jong-woo, professor at Hanyang University Department of Artificial Intelligence said “with the collaboration with MOLOCO, a leading business in the customized advertisement market, we expect to retain diversity in education and research cooperation on leading recommendation techniques.” Meanwhile, MOLOCO is a mobile advertising company that started its business in the Silicon Valley in 2013, which supports 7.5 billion mobile users worldwide to expose their customized advertisements on the right time and place through machine-learning and big-data technology. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-06 26

[Policy]Gyeonggi-do - Hanyang University Sign an Agreement on Active Utilization of Big Data, Leading the Way to a Data-based Society

Whilst the recent start of the fourth industrial revolution and the spread of COVID-19 have led to increase in attention for big data analysis, Hanyang University joined hands with Gyeonggi-do and agreed to build a strong cooperative relationship for vitalizing data usage. Gyeonggi-do signed an agreement on the afternoon of June 22 called the Data Usage Vitalization Cooperation Agreement with Hanyang University, Kyonggi University, Daejin University, Ajou University, Pyeongtaek University, and Hyupsung University. Six universities, including Hanyang University, signed the Data Usage Vitalization Agreement along with Gyeonggi-do (photo by: Gyeonggi-do Northern Office) The agreement ceremony held at the Gyeonggi-do Business & Science Accelerator, was attended by about 10 people, including Lim Kyu-gun, Director of the Hanyang University IC-PLB Center; Lim Moon-young, Director of the Gyeonggi-do Future Growth Policy; Shin Kwang-soon, Director of the Industrial-Academic Cooperation Group at Kyonggi University; Lee Jung-rye, Director of Planning at Daejin Univeristy; Shim Kyu-chul, Director of Planning at Ajou University; and Oh Hyun-sook, Director of Job Start-ups at Pyeongtaek University. On the basis of a government-academic cooperation system, the six universities, including Hanyang University, along with Gyeoggi-do will actively participate in vitalizing data-based administration and academic activities. Gyeonggi-do supports professors and students in data-related university departments by providing public and private data and infrastructure that the province holds. The six universities will participate in data education course development and operation, proceeding assignments and research, and finding various solutions and development methods for provincial government issues by using the data and infrastructure that Gyeonggi-do provides. Lim Moon-young, Director of the Future Growth Policy said that "the importance of collecting and saving data and analyzing it to predict the future and provide alternatives has increased after the spread of COVID-19," and that "I hope this agreement will be a stepping stone for active research and enforcement of data-based administration." Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-06 25

[Policy]Relaxing the Burden on Local Students by Providing Face-to-Face Exam Subsidies

In order to alleviate the burden on local students caused by face-to-face exams, Face-to-Face Exam Subsidies are being provided. Eligible candidates are 2020 first semester enrolled students with more than one face-to-face exam. However, 2020 first semester Lion Scholarship applicants, or beneficiaries of special scholarships for student council, short and long-term dormitory residents, and those with disciplinary actions from the previous semester may not apply. The subsidy will provide 100,000 won per person for 1,000 students. Candidates for the face-to-face subsidies will be decided based on the following matrix: 45% commuting distance, 45% commuting expenses (transportation expenses), and 10% general score(length of stay). In case of any ties, applicants with more face-to-face exam days will be selected first. Commuting expenses are based on the minimum transportation expenses of at least three times of one-way travel from the residence to Hanyang University according to the following map. Exceptional cases will be considered when the face-to-face exam starting time is in the morning, which will allow staying the night before. The application period is from June 17 to 28. Reviews will take place from June 29 to July 8, and after the review and reporting to the Office of Student Affairs is completed, applicants will receive their subsidies directly to their accounts. All applicants must submit a face-to-face exam subsidy application, consent to provide third-party information, a copy of their resident registration, and face-to-face exam period transportation expense documents. If additional documents showing a sibling's enrollment or leaves of absence, or immediate family hospitalization confirmation are submitted, 2 points will be granted for each. The application form can be downloaded from the Student Council Facebook page. An important notice is that all government documents or contracts must be submitted as original documents or certified copies. Pictures of documents will not be accepted. Also, the student must be the account holder in order to receive the subsidy deposit, and all documents are only valid for up to 30 days after issue. The application process is not being done face-to-face due to COVID-19. All applications and documents can be submitted in an email titled [Face-to-face exam subsidiary application-name, department] to sloth4211@hanyang.ac.kr. Detailed information can be found on the Hanyang University Student Council Facebook page. ▶ Go to Student Council Facebook page Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-06 16

[Policy]Paiknam Library Reduces Operating Hours in Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks

The Paiknam Library will reduce its operating hours from June 11th to the 23rd in response to the danger caused by the proliferation of COVID-19 in the metropolitan area and the increase in the number of students using the library due to offline exams. All Subject Materials Rooms and Study Rooms will operate weekdays from 9 AM to 22 PM, and from 9 AM to 12 PM on Saturdays. Aside from these operating hours, the Paiknam Library will be closed in its entirety. Previously, Study Rooms 1 and 2 on the first basement floor were open from 9 AM to 22 PM, and Study Rooms 3 and 4 were open 24 hours a day, but their operating hours have been reduced. A representative from Paiknam Library stated, “We will continue to check all visitors’ body temperatures during operating hours,” adding, “The reduced library usage time is scheduled until June 23rd, but further changes may be made until the COVID-19 virus has been fully eliminated.” Additionally, the representative asked for all visitors’ cooperation, “as it is for the safety of all visitors who come to the library.” Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-06 09

[Policy]“Dormitories Open for Students Taking Offline Exams” … Student Residence Halls Open Temporary Accommodations During Final Exam Period

Hanyang University’s Student Residence Halls have opened up temporary accommodation services for students who are not currently residing in the residence halls. This is a measure to support students who have to live close to school for a certain period of time due to offline exams and is expected to be a cheap alternative that will be used by students who live far from campus. The students who live in a residence hall and students who live in the Seoul area are not eligible, and only students who are taking offline exams can apply. Also, students who gave up their assigned rooms after April 2nd or those who left their rooms after being assigned to one will be recruited again separately from May 29th to June 11th, so one should look carefully at the selection list and apply. The student residence hall will accept 75 male and female students in total. Student Residence Hall II, Hanyang Techno Residence Hall, and Student Residence Hall III, which will house male students, will pick 4, 2, and 12 students respectively. For Student Residence Hall V, which will accept 2 students, only those in the Class of '20 can apply. Students can choose to stay in the dormitories either from June 14th to June 20th or from June 14th to June 23rd, and the price that the students have to pay differs according to the time period in which they wish to stay in the dormitories and the type of dormitory they choose. The dormitories that female students can apply to stay in (Gaenari Residence Hall, Hannuri Residence Hall, and Student Residence Hall I) will accept 4, 4, and 45 students respectively. Just like the male students, Student Residence Hall V will only accept 2 students that are in the Class of '20. Unlike Gaenari Residence Hall, Hannuri Residence Hall, and Student Residence Hall V which are 2-person rooms, Student Residence Hall I is a 3-person room and is therefore comparatively cheaper than the others. The students who wish to stay at the residence halls temporarily can register through the residence halls' website from June 8th at 10 AM until June 9th at 3 PM. As the rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, students must register as quickly as possible. Students who have been assigned a room will be informed separately at 3 PM on June 10th. It is important to note that there will be no refunds after the living expenses have been paid, even if the student leaves in the middle of their stay. Students are also not allowed to lengthen or alter their period of stay after the living expenses have been paid. Also, the dormitories do not provide any bedding, so the students must bring their own. Detailed information can be found on the student residence halls' website. Male/Female Students Name of Residence Hall Number of Selected Students Living Expenses Note 2020.06.14 (Sun) ~2020.06.20 (Sat) 2020.06.14 (Sun) ~2020.06.23 (Tues) Male Students Student Residence Hall II 4 46,000 66,000 -Student Residence Hall V is only available for students in the Class of '20 - After the living expenses have been paid, students cannot lengthen or change their period of stay - No refunds are given for students who leave the dorms in the middle of their stay Hanyang Techno Residence Hall 2 64,000 92,000 Student Residence Hall V 2 61,000 87,000 Student Residence Hall III 12 45,000 65,000 Female Students Gaenari Residence Hall 4 64,000 92,000 Hannuri Residence Hall 4 64,000 92,000 Student Residence Hall V 2 61,000 87,000 Student Residence Hall I 45 38,000 54,000 Total 75 students ▲ The Number of Students and Costs per Residence Hall (Source: Student Residence Hall) Notice from the Hanyang University Student Residence Hall Link to register for temporary accommodation Link to register for temporary accommodation (For those who left the dorms after April 2nd) Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 29

[Policy]ERICA Extending School Facility Usage Restrictions to Prevent the Redistribution of the Virus

Hanyang University ERICA campus extended its restrictions on the use of school facilities on May 21. This was to prevent the redistribution of the Nth infection of COVID-19 due to the recent outbreaks which started in an Itaewon night club. Earlier, ERICA campus announced that it will ease school control and lift restrictions on the use of facilities from June 6. At first, there was a plan to carry out face-to-face theory classes from May 25, but the delay was extended for one week, so offline classes began on June 1. Also, restriction lifts on the usage of outdoor sports facilities and green areas were extended for two weeks and one week respectively and became available on June 1. Commuting/shuttle buses were extended for one week and also resumed normal operation on June 1. However, temperature checks before entering buildings and cafeterias and the restriction of outsiders will be maintained until further notice. Entrance to campus is only allowed for school faculty and business visitors verified through ID checks, and those without masks are restricted from entering. The access control of outsiders through the main gate, which was lifted as of May 6, and the restrictions on the main and side gates will be continued. ERICA campus announced that “lifts on restrictions of the usage of school sports facilities and club activity rooms will be announced in the future” and that “the announced information can be changed at a later date according to the government quarantine regulations.” Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Park Gyeong-min