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2020-05 13

[Policy][COVID-19] Offline Classes Postponed for One Week... Effect of the Mass Infection

With the rapid change in the situation for COVID-19 due to the recent mass infection in the Itaewon clubs, the schedule that allowed for offline classes on all theory-based courses has been postponed for one week. This schedule can also change depending on further developments. According to the "2020 Emergency Announcement on Spring Semester Offline Class Operation," which was announced on the 12th, the offline classes that were originally planned to be held starting from May 25th are now postponed until June 1st. The offline classes were planned to be allowed for all theory-based courses, after receiving permission by going through specified procedures. This change of dates could be postponed again according to the quarantine authority, or cancelled to remain as distance learning classes for the whole semester. Whether the offline classes will be allowed after June 1st is expected to be decided on May 18th. Experiment and practice based courses, and IC-PBL lectures were already allowed to hold offline classes from April 13th, and some theory subjects such as Career Development I got permission for offline classes starting from May 18th. The classes that were already held offline will continue to be held in the format they currently are. Meanwhile, Seoul and ERICA Campuses sent emergency text messages to all students on the afternoon of the 11th, announcing that students who visited Itaewon during a certain period must be inspected. The following is the whole text of the text message sent from the Seoul Campus. 4.24~5.6 서울 이태원 소재 유흥시설(클럽, 주점 등)을 방문한 학생들은 방문일로부터 14일간 등교를 중지하고 증상유무와 관계없이 검사가 가능하니 1339나 관할 보건소로 상담바랍니다. 확진검사 결과 음성인 경우라도 확진자와 동선과 시간대가 겹치는 경우에도 14일간 등교를 중지해야 합니다. Students who visited entertainment facilities (clubs, bars, etc.) in Itaewon during 4.24-5.6 should stop attending school for 14 days from the date of their visit. Those students can be tested for COVID-19 regardless of symptoms, so please consult 1339 or the local health center. They should stop attending school for 14 days even if the test results are negative if their travel path and time of visit overlap with those of the confirmed patients. ▶ See announcements made from the Academic Service Team at Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-05 11

[Policy]Offline Classes Can Resume Starting from the 25th … How Will This be Done?

With about a month and a half left until the end of the first semester, how will classes resume from now on while online classes have been extended indefinitely? On the 4th, the Office of Academic Affairs announced that all offline classes would be allowed to be conducted as long as they meet all conditions required by the preventative measures starting from May 25th, which is the 11th academic week of the 2020 Spring semester. This means that if the classes comply with the preventative measures set by the university, general classes other than practical courses will be able to hold offline classes as well. According to the Office of Academic Affairs, the university plans to allow students to partake in offline classes from May 25th, in line with the governmental response, and to begin easing social distancing policies in regards to COVID-19. All courses can be conducted as distance-learning courses until the end of the semester, and offline classes can also be conducted regardless of course type if the preventative measures set by the university’s Infectious Disease Management Committee are met. Additionally, students who still wish to take courses remotely for those that have been switched to offline classes will still be provided with distance-learning opportunities. Hanyang University has already allowed offline classes to take place starting April 13th, and from May 11th, the 9th academic week, it allowed conditional offline classes to take place for courses such as Career Development 1. This current decision allows all classes to be reviewed on whether they are able to hold offline classes or not. The lecturer in charge of the class will consult with their students and decide on how the classes will be run from the 11th week and finalize their decision after reviewing it with the Department and the Infectious Disease Management Committee. The lecturer then must notify the students by May 11th on how their classes will be run, and the classes will be conducted from the 11th academic week until the final exams in accordance with the finalized teaching method. Even if offline classes are to be conducted, they must meet the preventative standards set by the Infectious Disease Management Committee. During class, a distance of more than one meter should be secured between the students and between the students and the lecturer, or a classroom that fits twice the number of the students in the class should be acquired. This means that for a class with 20 students, the lecturer must acquire a classroom that fits at least 40 students. With this in mind, most classrooms already have stickers that say "No sitting allowed," and these classrooms are assigned to each class based on the number of students and the number of seats available, excluding these prohibited seats. Additionally, all classes must satisfy preventative measures before the class starts, such as checking everyone’s body temperatures, disinfecting everyone’s hands, wearing masks, using personal pin microphones, and during the lecture, classrooms must be frequently ventilated. “The determined lecture format will be maintained until the final exams,” said the Office of Academic Affairs. “This can be changed if the situation in regards to COVID-19 worsens in the future, or if there is a change in regards to the governmental policies.” The following is an official notice from the Office of Academic Affairs. 2020 Spring Semester Course Operation Announcement from Week 11 (2020.05.25. (Monday)~) These are the guidelines for this semester’s course operation in regard to the situation of COVID-19 and the government policy changes. 1. From May 25, 2020 (from week 11), face-to-face and distance learning classes will be held simultaneously. All courses can proceed with remote classes until the end of this semester, but face-to-face classes are also possible in all subject types (experimental practice, theory-practice, theoretical subjects) if the quarantine requirements set by the university's Infectious Disease Management Committee are met. Even if the class is categorized as a face-to-face lecture, students can take the course online if they wish. 2. Instructors in each class should set the course type (remote learning classes or face-to-face classes) they will proceed with from week 11 with students, announce the chosen course type to students on May 11, 2020 (Monday) after the confirmation from the college and the Infectious Disease Management Committee, and proceed with the course accordingly from week 11 until the final exam. * Experimental practice, theory-practice, IC-PLB, Career Development 1 offline courses can be implemented from week 9 (05.11.(Monday)~) or week 10 (05.18.(Monday)~) after making arrangements with the students. *The decided course type will be maintained until the final exam period but may be changed according to the infectious disease responding conditions or changes in government policies. May 4, 2020 Dean of Office of Academic Affairs

2020-05 11

[Policy]High-Tech Departments Increase their Admissions Quota by 139 for 2021

The admissions quota for the new and existing high-tech departments will increase to 4,795 students for the 2021 school year at Seoul and ERICA campuses. Compared to the 2020 school year, the departments will be accepting 139 more people from their original total quota of 4,656 students. According to the new regulations that were promulgated on April 29th, the entrance quotas for the Department of Electronic Engineering, Department of Computer Science, Department of Data Sciences, Department of Cognitive Sciences at Seoul campus, and the Department of Robot Engineering at ERICA campus all increased. With the Department of Artificial Intelligence newly established at the ERICA campus, 36 new students can now be recruited for the first time. Additionally, the Major in Industrial Artificial Intelligence will be newly established as a convergence major and will be operated onwards from the 2020 school year. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 08

[Policy]ERICA, COVID-19 Living Quarantine Transformation… Relaxing School Control

As the government turned the COVID-19 response into a living quarantine, Hanyang University ERICA Campus announced that it will release school restrictions and clear the limits on facility usage. ▲ The ERICA Campus main entrance control will be lifted from May 6. First of all, starting from May 6, access control for outsiders at the main gate, main entrance, and side door suspension will be removed. Also, if a safety plan is secured regardless of class, restrictions on external rentals will be lifted as well. However, the tennis courts are only available for classes or lesson like before. From May 18, outdoor sports facilities such as basketball courts, futsal stadiums, and the track and field can be used. The basketball court and the futsal stadiums were closed as of April 9. Furthermore, from May 25, face-to-face and remote classes will be combined. All courses can proceed as remote classes until the end of the semester, but face-to-face classes are also possible for all subject types if they meet the quarantine requirements designated by the school's Infectious Disease Control Committee. Even if the subject is a face-to-face class, remote learning will be provided to students who wish to take non-face-to-face classes. Up till now, shuttle buses have been operating according to the vacation schedule while school buses have been suspended until the COVID-19 response situation stabilizes, but both will operate normally from May 25. Also, Lightening Park, Lion’s Hall lawns, the ecological lakes, lake parks, and cherry blossom parks next to Gyeongsang National University will be open. As such, the school control is released and facility usage is available, but along with the heat checks in buildings and cafeterias, restrictions on outsiders’ access to buildings will be maintained until further notice. Only members of the school and business-related visitors will be allowed inside the school by checking their ID cards, with those not wearing masks restricted from entering. The ERICA Campus said, “The lifting of the ban on school indoor sports facilities and club activity rooms will be separately announced later” and that “details of the notice can be changed in accordance to the government’s quarantine guidelines in the future.” Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 08

[Policy][COVID-19] Guidelines on Special Admission for International Students

On April 27, the Office of International Affairs decided to proceed with the upcoming second semester foreign student screening, and all courses of elementary, middle, high school, and university foreigners’ screening using a different method than before. The procedure for document submissions and undergraduate entrance examinations for the admission application will change, with Hanyang University’s own Korean language test conducted instead of TOPIK (Korean language proficiency test) for those who pass the undergraduate program. Foreign student screening corresponding to the changes are being applied to undergraduate and graduate school students whose parents are both foreigners, and all courses of elementary, middle, high school, and university foreigners’ screening applies to graduate school students as well. The application submission method will change from the drop off or postal application to online and postal application. Students should complete their application and document submission during the application period which will be from April 20 to May 14. The undergraduate admission exam which was previously an essay test has been changed to document evaluation. Among the arts and physical education departments, the Division of International Studies and the Department of Theater and Film will proceed with video interviews, and some other applicants will be considered for video interviews. Moreover, Hanyang University will conduct its own Korean language test for those who pass the 2020 second semester undergraduate program (excluding those who pass the Korean language standard of the school) but have difficulties taking the TOPIK due to COVID-19. The test will be conducted on July 17 at Hanyang University, in Shanghai, and in other regions in China, and those who pass the Korean language test will be exempted from the school Korean language standards. Information about more detailed changes for the second semester foreign student screening can be viewed in Korean, Chinese, and English on the Office of International Affairs homepage. ▶ Check the 'Changes in 2020 second semester foreign student screening' at the Office of International Affairs Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-05 04

[Policy]Vehicle Access around the Administration Building is Undergoing Policy Changes

With the completion of the construction of the new parking lot under the track and field expected on May 15, the Office of Facilities Management, who are taking care of the parking operation around campus, announced that there will be some changes to the use of parking lots and new regulations for vehicle to gain access to the area. Only designated vehicles' access will be allowed around the Amphitheater and the Administration Building, altering them for the pedestrian-centered area. First of all, the access of non-designated vehicles will not be allowed in the 5 current parking lots around the building, due to the change of use of the area. The parking lot of the International Building, which is closest to the subway station, will not allow the parking of any vehicles other than official university vehicles or vehicles for special occasions. The area between the Engineering Center and the Hanyang University Museum is undergoing a long-term plan of being re-constructed as a green area. The area connecting ITBI and the Olympic Gymnasium will be constructed into a resting area, where students will be able to spend time instead of an area for vehicles. For the area around the College of Engineering where various kinds of experiment equipment and chemicals are transferred around, the area behind the Engineering Center Annex will only allow the access of vehicles related to the equipment and chemicals. The small parking lot behind the FTC Building and Engineering Center will be operated as an area for designated vehicles. Meanwhile, the parking area for the disabled will continue to be operated as it is now. ▲ Five parking lots with changes in their operation (Contribution by Property Management Team) According to the changed policies related to the parking lots, parking gates will be built to control vehicles. The gates will stop vehicles from under the bridge connecting the Engineering Center Building and Engineering Building Ⅱ, opening the gate only for designated vehicles such as official vehicles or equipment delivery vehicles. Following the changes, courses including not only those in front of the Amphitheater, the Hanyang University Museum, behind the History Museum, and the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library, but also the course including the subway Aejeemun, Hanmadang, and the area in front of the College of Medicine will become controlled areas where non-designated vehicles will not be allowed to enter. These new policies are expected to change the area around the Administration Building to become an area that is safer and more pleasant for pedestrians, protecting the largest number of pedestrians on the campus. ▲ (Left, Middle) Photograph of the bridge connecting the Engineering Center and Engineering Building Ⅱ. (Right) Map with a mark at the new parking gates' construction location. The Property Management Team announced that these policies will be implemented when the construction of the track and field is finished and the parking lot under the area is in full operation, asking for the cooperation of all Hanyangians.

2020-04 28

[Policy]Student Residence Hall Offering Temporary Accommodations During the Mid-term Period

On the 22nd, the residence hall announced that they are offering temporary accommodations for students during the mid-term period. It is a measure taken to support students that had to cancel or drop out of the dormitory after April 2nd, who need to reside near the school due to mid-terms. It is expected to allow students that are living outside Seoul to use the facilities at a low price. Having 50 empty rooms, Student Residence Hall II is accepting registration for up to 100 male students, with Gaenari and Hannuri Residence Halls accepting up to 80 female students. The dates for entering the facilities are April 26th, May 3rd, and May 10th, and the students can choose to leave the room after each seven day period. However, all students must vacate the rooms by May 16th, regardless of the entrance date. This means that those that enter the residence hall on April 26th can reside there until May 16th, for three weeks, but those entering on May 3rd can only stay for one week. The price for Student Residence Hall II is 46,000 won for seven days, while Gaenari and Hannuri Residence Hall is 64,000 won. The reason why there is a price difference between the halls is that the Gaenari and Hannuri Residence Hall have better facilities than Student Residence Hall II. Also, while there are bathrooms in every room in Gaenari and Hannuri Hall, students have to use public bathrooms in Student Residence Hall II. Students wanting to enter the facilities need to apply through Google link until three days before the entrance and must submit the fee along with the students' names. For example, those who wish to enter the halls on April 26th must apply for registration and submit the fee until the 24th at 4 p.m. Also, to make the registration, students must visit the Residence Hall Administration Team on the Sunday of the registered week, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m., with the students' application form for the lectures and student ID. One thing that should be considered is the fact that students will not get a refund once the fees are submitted, even when facing cases such as date extension, leaving the facility early, or other such circumstance. Also, students who wish to stay in school temporarily must make a fast registration, since the registration may end early if the available spots fill up early. Detailed information can be found on the Student Residence Hall website. Check the Announcement on the Hanyang University Student Residence Hall website Direct Link to Temporary Accommodations Registration Form Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 28

[Policy]Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library Expands the Number of E-book Rentals

The Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library said on April 24 that it will expand the number of available e-books and extend their check-out duration to improve convenience in using domestic e-books and to boost lending. It will take effect from May 1. Previously, five books were available to be borrowed for seven days, but it will be possible to borrow 10 books for 14 days from the 1st of next month. Also, the extension which can be applied up to 5 times will increase from four days to seven days, and reservations were expanded from three books to five. This will be applied to all undergraduates, graduate students, assistants, staff, professors, and instructors who have access to rentals. In addition, the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library reduced its operating hours on March 6 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and expanded the rental limit for undergraduates and graduate students from 10 to 20 books. Therefore, students at Hanyang University can borrow up to 30 books, including both physical books and e-books. The Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library is striving to improve convenience for students, including in their online education at the library academy and in the expansion of the number of rentals they are allowed. All the while, they are strengthening COVID-19 safety measures such as special quarantines, a full verification of body temperatures upon entrance, and the enforcement of wearing masks. More news from the Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library can be found on its website at Global News Team Translation by: Park Gyeong-min

2020-04 23

[Policy]ERICA Campus Provides ‘BS-Care’ Scholarship to Motivate Students to Score Higher for the Basic Science Subjects

As part of the University Innovation Support Project, ERICA campus’ Academic Service Team revealed on the 20th that they will be providing a small amount of scholarship to freshmen and sophomore students that have improved their letter grades from C+ or lower as of 2019 to B0 or higher in the basic science subjects. The ‘BS-Care’ scholarship was enforced in order to motivate the students to improve their basic science subject grades in a short amount of time and to also increase the students’ learning capacity for other subjects in their major. The ‘BS-Care’ scholarship’s registration period will last from April 27th (Monday) to May 10th (Sunday). Possible recipients for this scholarship are the freshmen and sophomore students that are enrolled at the university from 2020 Spring semester to the Summer school (August) period that already have a letter grade C+ or lower and are re-taking the courses ‘Differential and Integral Calculus 1,2’, ‘Basic Physics 1,2’, and ‘Basic Chemistry 1,2’. The scholarship will be given after the 2020 Summer School, to the freshmen and sophomore students that have improved their grades to B0 or higher. Only those who are enrolled in school can apply, and students that are on leave of absence cannot. The number of students that will be selected is 80 students per each course, and each student will receive a scholarship worth 250,000 KRW in between late-July and the beginning of August in 2020. The selection priority will be as follows: 1st selection priority will be given to freshmen students, then sophomores, 2nd selection priority will be given to students who had lower letter grades previously (F → D0 → D+ → C0 → C+, within the same letter grades, the student with a lower score will take the priority in the selection), and 3rd priority will be given by registration order, based on the time when their registration e-mail arrived. Students can register for the following scholarship through ERICA campus’ Academic Service Team’s website, and more detailed information can be given by the Academic Service Team by calling them at 031-400-4218, or it can also be found through their website. ▶Academic Service Team (ERICA)’s Website ▶Application Guidelines for 'BS-Care' Scholarship (Basic Science Subjects) ▶ ERICA Campus’ Academic Service Team: 031-400-4218 Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-04 21

[Policy]Hanyang University, Newly Selected AI Graduate School and AI Integrated Research Center

The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 16th that they have recently selected Hanyang University Seoul Campus to operate the 2020 AI Graduate School (Advanced and Professional Track), which will be the main center for nurturing high-quality talents in areas related to Artificial Intelligence. The ministry also selected ERICA Campus as an AI Integrated Research Center (Integration Track), which will nurture talented minds and conduct research on AI Integration. A total of three universities, Hanyang University, Yonsei University, and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, were selected as AI Graduate Schools out of 12 universities who applied, creating a competition rate of 1 out of 4. Regarding the AI Integrated Center, 15 universities registered for the selection while a total of four universities were selected, including Hanyang University ERICA Campus, Pusan National University, Inha University, and Chungnam National University. The AI Graduate School is a chance to enhance the dignity of the university by receiving a great amount of government funding and nurturing highly-skilled students talented in AI. For this reason, it is easy to see the university presidents' planning and leading the project plans and conducting projects with local self-governing bodies. Some predict that the competitive edge of the science and engineering fields within the universities will differ greatly by having an AI Graduate School. (Provided by : Ministry of Science and ICT) We have learned that the three universities selected to operate AI Graduate Schools have suggested operation plans such as △the Education system with more than 40 AI Master's and Doctoral students △Creating faculties with the highest national level skills △Opening an education program for intensive and specialized AI. To the three universities, a total of 19 billion won will be provided over the next 10 years, 1 billion in the first year and 2 billion won from the second year. Hanyang University Seoul Campus is planning to not only expand the full-time AI faculty, but also specialize and reinforce the field of AI through four institutions such as the AI Graduate School, Research Institution, AI Solution Center, and SW/AI Integrated Education Center. It will also run a creative and autonomous research program for Master's and Doctoral candidates to participate in, for papers and patents. (Provided by : Ministry of Science and ICT) The AI Integrated Center focuses on creating AI integrated talents through creative integrated research and education of AI majors and other majors. The selected university will be supported for three years, starting with 1.1 billion won the first year and 1.5 billion won starting from the second year. Hanyang University ERICA Campus is planning to enroll more than 40 talented students a year, through conducting AI integrated research on medical and pharmaceutical research. The government will support the AI Graduate School to promote the sharing and spreading of the research results produced by the AI Graduate School, and also to bring new faculty members from overseas. The Ministry of Science and ICT mentioned that it will "strive to expand the related AI personnel through diversified methods, by creating and amplifying the related majors and organizing the faculty qualifications such as by allowing faculty members to hold multiple positions. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 20

[Policy]How to Rent Facilities on Campus: Seoul Campus’ Website for Facility Rentals Launches

The Office of Facilities Management at Seoul campus established a website specifically for renting out different rooms throughout the university. The website can be accessed at the URL: On the 16th, the Office of Facilities Management stated that the university campus was being rented out not only by those affiliated with the university but also for other external, academic events, and that they have established a website that allows visitors to inquire and apply to rent different rooms on campus to reflect the need for a more intuitive and convenient system on the web. Additionally, if rentals are processed properly through more efficient use of space, it is also expected to positively contribute to the university's finances. ▲ The main page of Those who are affiliated with the school can request facility rentals through the school’s portal website, and those who are not can do so through this facility rental website. Some basic information about the university’s facilities is provided on the website, and one can also use the website’s features through the menu panel to look through some of the university’s main facilities, the facilities in each school building, application status, recommended facilities, and also search for specific facilities according to their preferences. Through the "HELP DESK" menu, users can also leave questions on the noticeboard. The "Information about the Main Facilities" page is organized according to spaces where large events can be held and is therefore helpful for those who are unaware of the campus’ overall structure. On the "Information about Each Building's Facilities" page, detailed information for each room in the buildings is laid out and is therefore convenient for the website’s users to satisfy their specific needs. Through the "Search" panel, users can search for the space they wish to use according to the number of seats they need. General facility rentals can be done after visitors check out the instructions for facility rentals first. Global News Team Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-04 14

[Policy]The Paiknam Library Installs a Two-Way Card Reader Gate

The Paiknam Library installed a two-way card reader gate that requires visitors to use their university identification card when entering and exiting the building. This was done in order to enforce stricter security measures for the visitors, and also to prevent others from spoofing someone else’s identification card. Previously, visitors were only required to present their identification card when they were entering the library. But with the new two-way card reader gates installed, visitors must use their identification card both when they enter and exit the building. Currently, the library has three gates reserved for entries located in the middle, with two gates each on the left and right side for exits, providing a total of four exit gates. Meanwhile, the Paiknam Library currently stores 1.5 million books, with 12,500 serial publications, 83,000 electronic journals and runs 50 academic databases, playing a pivotal role in supporting both the professors’ and students’ academic research and education. Global News Team Translated by: Lee Jungjoo