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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

2016-11 07

[Policy]Entrance Exam for Foreign Applicants

Hanyang University (HYU) is the first Korean university to have started international admissions in 2007. To be considered an international student, both parents of the applicant must have non-Korean citizenships. May and October, the exam takes place every May and October, in HYU's Seoul campus and in China: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. The entrance test consists of two parts, which consist of document evaluation and an essay examination. This year, 432 applicants have applied for the exam. 358 of them will be taking the test in Seoul, 49 in Beijing, and 25 in Shanghai. Documentation Review In the first stage of document screening, HYU requires an application form, official high school transcripts and a graduation certificate, a personal statement and written study plan, passport copies of the applicant and of both parents. Departments that do not require entrance exams (Music, Dance, Physical Education, Art, Design), portfolios or media CDs including at least two personal pieces of work are required. In addition, English language proficiency test scores such as TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS can be submitted. Applicants for the Division of International Studies (DIS) must meet the English language requirement of the TOEFL iBT score of 89 and higher, or the IELTS score of 6.5 and higher. Applicants are carefully reading the guidelines for the essay question. (Photo courtesy of HYU Admissions Office) Since attending to HYU entails taking courses in Korean, proficiency in Korean is critical. If they do not meet the standards of level 4 or higher in TOPIK for the Seoul Campus and level 3 or higher for the ERICA Campus, the applicants would be required to take extra Korean language courses before they could start with their regular course studies at HYU. As for DIS applicants, TOPIK is not required. If the applicant proves their Korean language proficiency with required levels attained, Korean language courses are not compulsory. Essay Examination Once the applicant has proven eligibility through documentation, they gain the chance to take the essay type test. Considering that the applicants are from diverse parts of the world, the questions are asked in many different languages and the answers can be written in their native language as well. The questions are basically asked in Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian. As for the answers, Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Mongolian, Arabic and Vietnamese can be used. As for other languages that aren't mentioned, if the demands for its use are high, the answers could be also written in that language as well. Applicants can choose the language for their essay. (Photo courtesy of HYU Admissions Office) Most essay questions asked were from numerous fields of study, such as ethics, economics to global issues. Past questions included: “The effect of Chinese economy on the world economy”, “Definition of success” and “Problems and solutions of refugee issues”. Applicants are required to be informed about such issues and state their opinions in an organized manner. The essay score would be considered along with their high school grades in the admission process. Kim Seung-jun

2016-10 17

[Policy]Hanyang supports future leaders in natural science and engineering in Vietnam

▲From left are Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo, People's Committee Chairman Ngo Hoang Nam, and Chief of Yongsan-gu office Sung Jang-hyun. Hanyang University’s President Lee Young-moo taking steps to support fostering Vietnam’s human resources in natural science and engineering. The university will conclude a trilateral organization agreement on scholarship and education cooperation on Seoul campus along with the Yongsan-gu office of Seoul and Binh Dinh Province of Vietnam on the 13th. According to the agreement, the university will provide an exemption of tuition fees to Vietnamese students from Binh Dinh Province applying for Graduate School programs in natural science and engineering for the first two years and reduce their tuition fees by 50 percent after that period. In addition, as stated in the MOU, the University will jointly establish and manage a Korea-Vietnam fellowship. This is to ensure a lasting commitment to provide students in Vietnam access to scholarships and opportunities to study in Korea. The fellowship program is anticipated to launch at the end of November or at the beginning of December. President Lee Young-moo said, “Since 2014, Hanyang’s Volunteer Corps has been engaged in various volunteer activities in Vietnam. I am delighted that such connections has led to yet another valuable collaborative project to foster Vietnam’s future leaders in science and engineering. I hope this new project will continue to serve as a cornerstone of a dynamic partnership between Korea and Vietnam.”

2016-09 25 Important News

[Policy]MOU Agreement with

“The New Hanyang 2020” is a vision for Hanyang University (hereafter HYU) through the year 2020. It includes a several strategic planning processes which should be achieved progressively over the few years. The vision encompasses HYU's grand ambition to greatly extend our reach beyond national borders and produce global leaders who are highly competitive on the world stage. To achieve this goal, the school has joined hands with various international firms and established institutions such as Leaders in Industry-University Cooperation (LINC) to further promote diverse collaborations. Recently, HYU’s ERICA Campus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with, a Chinese business-to-business (B2B) online-trading platform company. The event is considered a great opportunity for students to gain valuable experiences with China's largest e-commerce company. A Cooperative Program The ERICA Campus became the first Korean university to sign an MOU with, the world’s largest B2B trading platform for small businesses. The event took place on August 29th. The MOU primarily focuses on promoting global distributive research to increase the business employment rate for the students. The core of the agreement, “Global E-Commerce Talent Program,” was led by ERICA Campus LINC, which will help strengthen employment abilities of students and faculty. To understand more about it, the Internet Hanyang News (IHN) went to the scene of the MOU agreement and interviewed Manager Lee Kang-pyo of ERICA Campus LINC. ▲ is a Chinese online-trading website for small businesses. “This event laid a foundation for future cooperation with,” said Lee. “Initiating the education program will be the first step, and it will naturally lead to the expansion of employment and business startup opportunities for students, with’s support.” For the ’Global E-Commerce Talent Program’, HYU’s ERICA Campus will provide space for the program to operate conveniently, and will send certified instructors to educate the students. Lee explained, “The program will start in the middle of this semester for about two weeks. We believe that it will be a great time for students to learn about business sales and e-commerce. More information regarding the program will be notified through the ERICA Campus’ website.” Students who participate in the program will be awarded a certificate of education which will be an advantage in getting employed at Golden Supplier, a certified firm by Also, the Chinese firm will assist HYU in hosting business startups and research competition. The winners will win a plane ticket to the headquarters of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, China and receive an honorary certificate from the executive board members. These opportunities will lead to an opening of jobs for students involved in the program. The Key to Cooperation ▲Manager Lee Kang-pyo After the signing of MOU between HYU and, a networking event among MOU participating businesses and took place. About 300 students and business owners attended the event that effectively built a community among the business, participating students, and The main purpose of the networking event was to answerquestions regarding e-commerce and’s support for HYU. The International General Director of, Zhang Jun, attended the event to clarify the goals of the firm. He said, “ is cooperating with many other universities outside of China. However, since it is the first time for us to work with a Korean university, we are very excited to support and prolong the relationship with HYU.” Students of HYU should take into account that the school is willing to support the students for successful employment. The global mentality of the school encourages students to actively participate in these programs to become global leaders and experts. The cooperation with will be the groundwork for more interactions with other firms and institutions around the world. ▲The event will be an opportunity for HYU students to gain experiences in the field of business. Park Min-young Photo by Kim Youn-soo