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2019-07 09

[Policy][Regulations] School Rules, Minors, 2nd Majors, and Graduation Reservation System Titles Changed; Organization Rules Partially Revised

The Hanyang University Office of Planning announced the reorganized contents regarding school regulations and codes on July 4th. First, looking at the detailed regulations of school rules, minors, 2nd majors (multiple major, interdisciplinary major, fusion major), and the graduation reservation system, the title of the graduation reservation system has been changed to Bachelor's Degree Acquisition Reservation. In the case of a second major, the number of required credits for the Division of Architecture in the College of Engineering has been adjusted. The required number of credits for major subjects has been reduced from 114 to 108 credits, including 18 credits of intensive major courses. These regulations are effective beginning with 2019 February graduates. There are partial revisions related to organization regulations. Seoul campus Hanyang Institute for Talent Development added the Residential College Center to join the Global Career Development Center, Leadership Center, and Hanyang Happiness-Dream Counseling Center. Also, the Industrial-Academic Cooperation Complex Project Group was founded as the head office of ERICA campus. The R.PBL Learning Center of Seoul campus Education Innovation Foundation has been renamed to the IC-PBL Professor Education Center. The regulations used by the delegation have also been partially revised. The R.PBL Learning Center was divided into the Education Innovation Team and the IC-PBL Learning Center. In addition, the regulations used by the delegation based on the work of the education innovation team and the IC-PBL Learning Center have been readjusted. In the regulations for school personnel, the classification "instructor" was added following the implementation of the Act on the Partial Amendments to the Higher Education Act. In principle, instructors should only provide education and guidance on their subjects; additionally, they will be divided into full-time instructors, invited instructors, and adjunct instructors depending on whether they are active or not, has been newly established. Regarding the revisions of the commissions of part-time faculty, the title of part-time faculty has changed to "adjunct faculty," visiting professor to "visiting faculty," adjunct professor to "adjunct faculty," and part-time instructor to "instructor." Above this, regulations for such programs as Management Advisory Committee, Industrial-Academic Cooperation Complex Project Group, The HEAD Lab (Hanyang Education in Art+Design Lab), Rheumatism Center, Institute of Cultural Properties, and High-Pressure Laboratory have been implemented. More information can be found under "University Regulation" on the Hanyang University homepage at

2019-07 09

[Policy]Hanyang University-SKT, Signed MOU on Cultivating AI Experts

Hanyang University signed an MOU with SK Telecom (representative Park Jeong-ho) to cooperate on AI education on Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul on July 4th. This agreement was made in order to foster professionals in the AI field. Both parties decided to cooperate on operating online AI curriculum, fostering talents in the field, and expanding the field of AI. ▲Moon Yeon-hoe SK Telecom head of corporate culture (left) and Kim Woo-seung president of Hanyang are taking a memorial photo after concluding an agreement to foster AI experts on the 4th, in Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Hanyang University is adding an online course called AI Applications to the regular curriculum of the Department of Information Systems starting this fall semester. The course encompasses topics from theories to practical work, from the basic understanding of AI voice recognition to the applied technology of voice synthesis and image recognition through excellent internal and external research cases like the SK Telecom voice recognition AI speaker NUGU. Both parties anticipated that many students will be able to acquire basic knowledge and on-site technology know-how needed for AI service development through the AI curriculum via online channels. SK Telecom will expand industry-academic cooperation by securing additional agreements with 2~3 local prestigious universities after the collaboration with Hanyang University. SK Telecom has shared its own AI technology capabilities with local universities, beginning with the establishment of offline curriculum with Seoul National University in 2017. Recently, they started operating the AI Fellowship program and proceeding AI related field research projects with excellent natural sciences and engineering undergraduates and graduates. Roughly 20 students from 7 teams selected as the 1st generation will carry out assignments while receiving research funding of 10 million won and continuous mentoring from Techsters of SK Telecom for a year, starting this month. Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-06 26

[Policy]Hanyang University-Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology Signs an MOU for Advanced New Material Development

Hanyang University signed an MOU for research cooperation with the Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (President Yoo Kwang-soo) on June 7th at Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu. This agreement was made to develop cutting edge materials and nurture talent in the ceramic sector. Under the agreement, the two sides will seek to strengthen the exchange of material-based research and technology and cooperation in joint research through the exchange of research personnel and students. ▲The president of the Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology Yoo Kwang-soo (left) and Hanyang University's President Kim Woo-seung are taking a photograph after singning an agreement on June 7th to develop cutting-edge materials in the ceramic sector and to foster human resources, in Seoul, Seongdong-gu. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-06 14

[Policy][Regulation] Addition of Special Leave of Absence Application, Adjustment of Credit Comletion for Double Majoring in the Division of Architecture

On June 7th, the Hanyang University Office of Planning announced the revision of the school regulation and enforcement regulations regarding double majoring, transfering of majors, and the current semester system. First, as for the school regulation, a special leave of absence qualification has been added. Students penalized with limited suspension or those who have exhausted the general leave of absence period can apply for a special leave of absence until the semester of penalty termination. Taking a look at the revised items of enforcement regulations of double majoring, when completing the credits, if the credits completed in the first major are acknowledged to be identical courses, a maximum of 9 credits can be acknowledged as major credits. In the case of the Division of Architecture students who are double majoring, the amount of credits to be completed has been lowered from 114 to 108, including core major courses and extended major courses. This rule is to be implemented from the day of its announcement, but it will also be applied to the graduates of 2019 February. Partial revisions to the qualifications for a transfer of major have also been made. For the Department of Integrative Engineering of the College of Engineering Sciences and the Department of Accounting and Tax of the College of Business and Economics at ERICA Campus, the standard for accumulated grades (including Fs) has been eased from above 3.00 to above 2.00. As for the revisions to the current semester system, changes have been made to the method of grade (credits) acknowledgment. The credits completed by a student under the current semester system can be acknowledged up to 20 credits per semester under the names of foreign universities (English), and the grades earned will be reflected in the calculation of the average GPA. Accreditation of credits obtained from foreign universities is recognized by categorizing them into major credits, elective credits, and general elective credits after review by the related departments. In the case of countries with different grades and credit rating systems, country-specific ratings and credit conversion tables set by the Office of International Affairs will be applied. More details are available at Hanyang University website's "University Regulations" category ( Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2019-06 05

[Policy]Hanyang University's Promotion of Plastic-free Campaign with the Environmental Foundation

Hanyang University is promoting the establishment of a 'Plastic-free Campus' campaign with medium and long term goals, working hand in hand with an environmental foundation. Hanyang University and this environmental foundation concluded an MOU on the creation of an eco-friendly campus on June 3rd at the Seongdong-gu, Seoul campus of Hanyang University and announced the declaration of all faculty and students to take action for the cause. According to the agreement, Hanyang University students and faculty will minimize their use of disposable products for the sake of environmental protection and the school will install a washing station to encourage the use of tumblers. Their objective is to reduce the annual trash output by nearly 5 percent. Also, paying attention to the 17 aims of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the UN hopes to reach by 2030 in order to achieve a level of sustainability with nature, the 17th of each month was appointed Green Day to make progress with various internal and external environmental protection campaigns. For example, reusable paper notebooks were manufactured and delivered to developing countries, exhibits on the construction of an eco-friendly campus were held, and requests for the cooperation of on-campus commercial facilities to issue electronic receipts instead of paper were made. In addition, the school will create a new course for students majoring in Social Innovation called "Climate Change and the Impact on Business" beginning in the second semester to induce student participation. It will also regularly hold symposiums regarding current issues in the community and international environment with the environmental foundation. The board president of Hanyang Kim Jong-lyang and President Kim Woo-seung said, “To us, environmental protection is not a choice but a duty,” and went on to say, “We will not stop at the proclamation of a plastic-free campus but actively seek specific action and conduct.” Board president Choe-yeol said, “The earth is not disposable. I thank you for the start of a full-scale eco-campus movement, and I expect an increase in the number of university students interested in environmental issues after the agreement ceremony.” Meanwhile, Board president Kim Jong-lyang and President Kim Woo-seung of the Hanyang University side and Board president Choe-yeol and executive director Lee Mi-kyung of the environmental foundation side joined in the creation of the eco-friendly campus agreement. ▲Board president Choe-yeol (left) and President Kim Woo-seung are taking a memorial photo together at Seongdong-gu, Seoul campus on the 3rd after the conclusion of an MOU for the creation of an eco-friendly campus. Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-06 04

[Policy]Hanyang University Signs MOU with 11 Global Accelerator Companies for the Advancement of Start-ups Overseas

Hanyang University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with 11 global accelerator companies from North America, Europe, and Asia on May 30 on the Seoul Campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, to support promising start-ups in Korea to advance them to foreign markets. Hanyang University has formed partnerships with a total of 11 △North American (Skydek, Lightning Up Ventures, Amazon, Intro Global); △European (Porence Group, Lesprancias Consultant); and △Asian (Expara, Sprint Accelerator, Campus K, Bridge Partners, and Nishi-Place) agencies to provide practical assistance such as investment attraction and network provision to start-ups that want to enter the global market. In addition, Hanyang University, together with these agencies, will actively cooperate toward creating global inroads for promising Korean start-ups, including joint operation of global accelerator-rating programs, investment from overseas markets, exploration of local markets, and exchange of global start-up trends and information. The head of Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation Ryu Chang-wan revealed that, "In order to provide practical assistance to those start-ups in Korea looking for global inroads, Hanyang University has consistently been expanding the infrastructure and network," and that "With the 11 global accelerator agencies, it will do its best to foster innovative global start-ups." Officials from Hanyang University and the 11 global accelerator companies are taking commemorative photos at Seoul Campus in Seongdong-gu, Seoul, on May 30, after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) supporting promising Korean start-ups' overseas advancement. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun

2018-10 04

[Policy]Hanyang Signed an MOU with D.K.Kim Korea Foundation and Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange

▲ Hanyang University, the D.K.Kim Korea Foundation, and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange signed an MOU to support medical cooperation of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange at the Office of the President in the Administration Building, Seoul Campus on the 6th. Hanyang University signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for supporting medical cooperation of Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange at the Office of the President in the Administration Building, Seoul Campus on September 6th with the D.K.Kim Korea Foundation and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange. In attendance at the signing ceremony of the MOU were Lee Jong-hyun, President of the D.K.Kim Korea Foundation, Ahn Myung-sook, the Director of the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange, President Lee Young-moo, Lee Sung-chull, a professor in the Division of International Studies (Executive Vice President, Business and External Relations), and Kim Kyung-hun, a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Medicine (Executive Vice President, Hanyang University Medical System). Through this agreement, the three agencies will provide medical assistance for Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange and the relevant medical training.

2018-05 09

[Policy]Hanyang University Sets Out to Secure Tourists in Coal Mining Villages during Off-season

The ERICA campus of Hanyang University recently concluded an industry-academia cooperation agreement with Samtan Art Mine (representative Sohn Hwa-soon) for securing off-season tourists in coal mining villages. Samtan Art Mine is an art and culture complex made from abandoned mines in Jeongseon coal mines in Gangwondo. They are also famous as a filming location in the popular drama Descendents of the Sun starting actress Song Hye-Kyo and actor Song Jung-Ki. Samtan Art Mine was looking for a novel idea to solve the problem of "securing low-demand tourists," which is a constant issue of companies in Gangwondo. Thus, ERICA campus of Hanyang University, which is famous for activating Problem Based Learning (PBL), joined the project. Through this agreement, Samtan Art Mine aims to generate profits and revitalize the local economy, and ERICA campus at Hanyang University expects students to improve their problem solving abilities. In accordance with the agreement, Samtan Art Mine provides support for the cost of classes, support for on-the-job training during the vacation, and ERICA campus of Hanyang University adopts the strategy of securing low-demand customers as a class task for one semester. The institution has also promised to operate the "Critical Quality Attributes (CQA)" that is necessary for the provision. Students will present the results of their work at Gangwondo and Hanyang University ERICA campus in May and June, respectively, and all rights to the results will be owned by Samtan Art Mine. Professor Jeon Sang-gil, who has a leading position in instructing PBL classes, said, "The PBL class is a good way to raise problem solving abilities in the problem solving process. I expect a lot of exchanges." he said. Sohn said, " Through the cooperation with the ERICA campus of Hanyang University, I would like to clearly mark the identity established by Samtan Art Mine for many years and share the results with residents of Jeongseon area, Gangwondo, and ERICA campus of Hanyang University”.

2018-05 03

[Policy]Hanyang University Established a Training Course for Nuclear Dismantling Specialists

Hanyang University will establish a training course for nuclear dismantling, as well as decontamination and waste management technology, at the Graduate School of Nuclear Engineering from September of this year. Their goal is to train experts on dismantling nuclear power plants. Nuclear dismantling technology is becoming increasingly popular in the world, but there are not many experts in Korea. The new process will be developed to nurture talented people with backgrounds in fusion and complex management in the field of decontamination and waste management, which is a core element of the nuclear dismantling industry. Nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering undergraduate degree holders are welcome to apply. The selected students will receive scholarships to train in energy manpower projects conducted by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning, as well as various educational programs such as academic theory education and research, on-site training, and overseas dismantling field trips. The application period will be held from May 3rd to 10th, and the interviews will be conducted on the 26th. Details can be found on the homepage of the Graduate School of Hanyang University (

2017-04 11

[Policy]Hanyang Trains Global Information Experts

Hanyang University will establish the Global Intelligence Department, the first of its kind among Korean universities, this coming September. With what some refer to as the “information war”, this department aims to train information specialists to have an accurate and scientific analysis mindset amid the flood of information that overflows domestically and from overseas. Professor Kim Yu-eun, from the Graduate School of International Studies, has been appointed as the first Dean. Hanyang University has developed a specialized major in the field of information analysis by providing premium global intelligence education program and benchmarking leading international intelligence academic degree courses at institutions such as Johns Hopkins University.Based on the latest theories and case studies of information analysis, this specialized department is expected to cultivate experts by providing them with effective education. Graduates are expected to enter into fields such as the National Intelligence Service, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense and other governmental agencies that require information analysis. Kim Yu-eun, Dean of the department, said, "We established this department to train global information analysts." He added, "It will be helpful not only for students who need systematic learning about information analysis but also for those working in the field of national and corporate information sector." Application period is from May 8th to 22nd at Uwayapply ( Detailed information can be found on the homepage of the Graduate School of Hanyang University (

2017-02 28

[Policy]Hanyang will become ‘Unlosable Smart Campus’, never lost, always found

Hanyang University will be the first ‘Unlosable Smart Campus’ in Korea since March. A smart device that prevents the loss of items ‘Wichi’ (photo) will be provided free of charge to all freshmen students at Seoul Campus in 2017. Wichi looks similar to that of a car remote control, and it is composed of only one button so that it can be attached to any items such as a smart phone, bag, and laptop that are likely to be easily lost. It works through the Bluetooth function. If an item is lost, the smartphone application, designed to generate sound and light from the device, will be activated so that the item can be easily found. If the item is at a long distance (10 meters or more), it displays the last place where the item was placed on the map on smartphones. Wichi is a device developed by Hanyang University in cooperation with Wooyang Corporation, a subsidiary company of a technology holdings company established by Hanyang University. Wichi is particularly effective in preventing the loss of smartphones. This is because the device was designed that an alarm goes on when the button is pressed even at an silent mode in order to find where the smartphone is. An official at Hanyang University said, “Wichi will help students solve concerns of losing their items in libraries and classes’. Hanyang University recently announced that it has already passed the performance test done on a sample of students and gotten satisfactory results. Kim Jin-hong, the representative of Wooyang Corporation, said, "We will improve the functions after receiving feedbacks from freshmen for one year. If the satisfaction of Seoul campus students is high enough, we will expand the service to ERICA campus in the future. " ▲ Smart Device ‘Wichi’

2016-12 19 Important News

[Policy]Newly Renovated Muslim Prayer Room

While South Korea is a country where churches are more frequently found, Islam is yet to be the most familiar religion. However, globalization has let more Muslims in Korea and there are increasing number of students among them. Hanyang University (HYU) is also going through a wave of globalization in terms of the ratio of students’ nations and religions. According to the Office of International Affairs (OIA), there are approximately 250 Muslim students studying at HYU this semester, who are from countries like Malaysia, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia. Understanding the difference While the previous Muslim prayer room was established in 2006 inside Engineering Building II. HYU newly renovated the room on its 1st floor. “There are an increasing number of Muslim students at HYU now. “We could see that Muslim students are more prone to feel a greater cultural difference in Korea, compared to other international students. There were cultural differences that must be taken into account. It includes the fact that they must pray 5 times a day and they are forbidden to eat haram food,” explained Kang Yun-i (Manager of OIA). While the previous prayer room was intended to spare an independent room for Muslim students, the new one was made with the implementation of more requests and opinions suggested by Muslim students. “We sent all Muslim students an email about re-making the prayer room and asked for any requests they might have,” said Kang. Thanks to thoughtful consideration by the OIA, there is now separate water supply plant inside the prayer room and a curtain inside which separates men and women. “Wudu is a washing ritual that is required before practicing a service. All Muslims should wash themselves and make themselves clean before praying,” said Nor Amania binti Ruslan (Industrial Engineering, 2nd year). Ruslan (left) and Redza (right) are Muslim students from Malaysia. “Although we do pray together here, it is an original rule not to have men and women together when praying. Before I joined HYU, I had to search for places like parks or stairs to pray, which was rather inconvenient. I was really glad to find the prayer room inside the campus. I feel thankful that HYU took our needs into consideration to make things more convenient and comfortable for us,” said Muhammad Aqil Redza (Mechanical Engineering, 1st year). Other students also shared positive opinions about the renovation. “I think it is great that HYU is trying to progress along with the rise of Muslim students on campus. Such efforts can attract more Muslim students into the school. Also, I think students of diverse nationalities can help one another in widening their perspectives by experiencing different cultures,” said Park Gyung-duk (International Studies, 2nd year). Changes to the room reflected the needs of Muslim students. Besides the prayer room There are other places inside HYU which was also built for Muslim students. Muslims are not allowed to eat what is called 'haram' food. Instead, they are allowed to eat 'halal' food, which does not include any pork or dog meat. Other meats like chicken, beef, and mutton are edible only if the animal was killed by the rules of Muslims, which is to slaughter it in the least painful and fastest way, without being seen by other animals. It is said that even before killing it, Muslims should take good care of the animals as well. “Halal food offered in Sarang-bang in the Students’ Union building is an easy option for us to find where to eat iside the campus,” said Ruslan. Other than the halal food offered in Sarang-bang, there are also kitchens separately built in the students’ dormitory as well. The kitchen is used by Muslim students to cook food for themselves. The kitchen and the prayer room are managed by the dormitory office and OIA respectively. "OIA is glad to have the kitchen, the prayer room, and halal food that can help more Muslim students adjust well to HYU and Korea," said Kang. Muslim students are finalizing their prayer. Yun Ji-hyun Photos by Choi Min-ju