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2019-11 20

[Infographics]2019 Fall Semester: 15,299 students in Seoul Campus

▲ Click the Image to Enlarge According to the statistics of the 2019 2nd semester, calculated on October 1st, there are 15,299 students studying in Seoul Campus, while students on a leave of absence comprise a total of 5,751. Totaling the number of students studying in Seoul Campus with those on a leave of absence Including the 820 students who have delayed receiving their bachelor's degrees, there are a total of 21,870 students. The number is 1.6 times larger than that of the ERICA Campus, which has 13,128 students. By colleges, the College of Engineering has 5,457 students, making it the largest number. The School of Business follows with 1,743 students. the Division of International Studies has the smallest number with 254 students and the School of Nursing with 269 students. In the ratio comparing currently studying students and registered students, the College of Medicine was the highest with 94.7%, and Division of Industrial Convergence followed with 94.5%. In comparison, the College of Policy Science with 62.9% scored the lowest. By departments, the Department of Pre-Medicine in the College of Medicine was the highest with 96.4%, with 215 out of 223 registered students studying, and the Division of Computer Science in the College of Engineering was the lowest at 58.3% with 130 students out of 223 registered studying. The gender ratio was 58:42, as there are 8,886 male students and 6,413 female students among the total of 15,299 students. In the grade distribution, seniors at 26.8% were the highest, while the other grades were distributed evenly at around 25%. In the distribution of students on a leave of absence, the ratio between the male students (4,584) and the female students (1,167) showed a ratio of 8:2, with male students outnumbering female students. By grades, the distribution percentages were as follows: sophomores at 34.6%, juniors at 31.2%, seniors at 20.9%, and freshmen at 13.1%, showing a similar distribution to ERICA Campus's distribution by grades. 820 students who delayed their bachelor's degrees accounted for 4% of the whole population of students, with 629 of those students having not registered for any course and 191 students having registered. By colleges, the School of Business had the most with 144 students, and the Division of Industrial Convergence had the lowest number with just one student. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-11 18

[Special][Infographic] Keep Calm and Stay on ERICA Campus

Lim Ji-woo il04131@naver.com Design by Chun Chae-ryeong Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 18

[Special]The President Holds a Talk Concert with Students

President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on November 12th, 2019. Under the slogan, "Discussing Hanyang’s Past, Present, and Future,” the president and the students had time to communicate as well as to navigate through the 80-year-history of Hanyang. President Kim Woo-seung held a talk concert with students at the History Museum on Novermber 12th, 2019. This event was co-held by the University Archives and HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, to mark the fourth anniversary of the History Museum. “Students do not have much opportunity to visit the museum,” said Jeong So-yeon, the archivist who took charge of the talk concert. “I hope the students can experience the spirit of Hanyang in this historical site.” Hwang Sun-hyeong (Division of International Studies, 3rd year), the leader of HY:D, added that the event will be a great chance for the students to learn more about Hanyang and the president. HY:D, the student guides of the History Museum, co-held the talk concert with the University Archives. President Kim started the talk concert by showing his pride in the history of Hanyang. “The foundation of Hanyang was an adventure for Kim Lyun-joon as the school went through a period of hardship,” said the president. “What made Hanyang stand out as a top-notch institution was the deep faith in practicing the founding principle, Love in Deed and Truth.” President Kim urged the students to become such performers who contribute to the nation, its people, and for all mankind. Then followed a Q&A session where students freely asked questions about the president. A student asked him about his college days. He answered that he spent countless hours of effort on always doing his best. “It was maybe the first time that I took the initiative in my life,” said the president, who was deep in thought. “I set my goal to become a professor here at Hanyang University and made a commitment to achieve it.” President Kim suggested that students make a checklist that consists of their objectives, as it has paved a way to his success. President Kim is answering the questions that the students are asking. Wrapping up the talk concert, President Kim provided the following advice to the students of Hanyang. “Experience as much as you can,” said President Kim. He went on that the students should make full use of the programs that the university provides. “Don’t waste your time,” said the president. “And, also, read newspapers. It will extend how you perceive the world.” The students were impressed with the communication they had with the school’s president. Kevin Bernardo (Division of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year) said that he was satisfied with the talk concert overall. “It was my second time meeting President Kim,” said Bernardo. “It was a good opportunity to dig deeper into Hanyang’s history. Jo Yeong-yeop (Department of English Education, 4th year) was touched by the president's words. “I felt empathy with the president’s ideas on education, and the projects he is pushing ahead,” said Jo. “I’m willing to participate once more if opportunities allow.” The talk concert was an opportunity for President Kim and the students to communicate and dig deeper into the history of Hanyang. Some people say that open and honest communication is the best thing in the world. It was a time for both President Kim and the students to double-check their strong bonds -- as they skimmed through the history and values of Hanyang together. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-11 18

[Special]A Man Who Changed the Paradigm of Korean Pop Music

Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, ’85) was a singer-songwriter who has set the standards of contemporary Korean pop music. Because I Love You – the one and only album that Yoo released – has been recognized as a masterpiece due to its successful attempt to graft pop and classical music with his outstanding musical sense. Yoo Jae-ha (Department of Composition, '85) was a musician who set the standards of K-pop. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) Yoo, who was born in 1962, was raised in a wealthy family who could financially support his musical talent. As a teenager, Yoo listened to Nat King Cole and Wes Montgomery’s music which influenced his method of applying orchestration in Korean pop music. Yoo entered Hanyang University in 1981 where he received classical training as a composer. Yoo took his first step as a pop musician in 1984 by joining Cho Yong-pil’s band, the Great Birth, as a keyboardist. Unfortunately, Yoo’s career did not last longer than three years as he passed away in a drunk driving accident. Yoo (right) is posing with his friends in front of Hanyang's Main Building. (Photo courtesy of Yoo Jae-ha Music Foundation) There were 10 original songs released before Yoo’s death – and one posthumously. However, his music was a sensation in the Korean pop industry with his unprecedented experiment as a producer. The songs on Because I Love You were written, composed, and arranged by Yoo. In addition to that, Yoo also played most of the instruments on his own except for the orchestra – which was played by his fellow musicians from Hanyang. Because I Love You, which is the track with the same name, is well-known for the harmony of orchestra and band music. The use of synthesizers was prominent in the title song, My Image Reflected in My Heart, whereas boss nova was introduced in Gloomy Letter. Most of all, Yoo was the first composer to use the major key in a ballad which is now a mainstream K-pop genre. Sadly, Yoo could not enjoy his success as his music started to gain popularity right after his abrupt passing. Because I Love You brought sensation to the Korean pop industry and is now considered a masterpiece. (Photo courtesy of Kakao M) Yoo’s music had a powerful influence on later artists such as Shin Seung-hoon, Kim Kun-mo, Yoo Hee-yeol, and Bang Si-hyuk – who are considered the trendsetters of K-pop. The bereaved, picking up Yoo’s unrealized dream, organized a foundation to support young musicians and holds a Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest annually. The contest serves as a gateway for talented singer-songwriters, as many of the former contestants have established themselves as top-notch artists. The Concours is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) won the gold prize with her song Inconsistency. “I owe a debt to Yoo’s music,” said Song. “Becoming a musician that represents the people’s voice will be the only way to pay off my debt.” Song Ye-rin (Department of Applied Music, 3rd year) is performing her song, Inconsistency at the Yoo Jae-ha Music Contest. (Photo courtesy of Song) As some people say, a tiger dies and leaves his skin; a man dies and leaves his name. Even though Yoo went on to a long journey with no return, his music will remain and shine upon us forever. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 18

[Special]Hanyang University Lab Attracts Company Interest with Composites Research

Hanyang University’s Structures and Composites Lab invited companies participating in the JEC Asia 2019, a leading composites exhibition in the Asia Pacific, to demonstrate its research on November 15th. Professor Ha Sung-kyu (Division of Mechanical Engineering), who leads the lab, presented their latest research on creating product components with composites, a material made from two or more different materials that are stronger when combined: two such components utilizing composite innovations are the engine brackets for automobile engines and the hydrogen tanks and propellers that can be used for wind generators. Ha emphasized the lab’s objective of creating stronger and environmentally-friendly components which are lighter and more efficient to produce. Professor Ha Sung-kyu (Division of Mechanical Engineering) presented the Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab's research to company representatives. Agenda of the JEC ASIA 2019 (Photo courtesy of Park) The host of the exhibition in which the Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab participated was the JEC Group, a company dedicated to the development of information and business connection channels and platforms supporting the growth and promotion of the composite materials industry. This year’s 2019 JEC Asia was held in Seoul from November 13th to the 15th, during which the lab was presented the JEC’s Innovation Award for its automobile engine bracket made of Carbon/PA6, a nylon-based thermoplastic resin. Park Hong-gi (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Master's Program), a graduate student at the lab who developed the engine bracket, conducted the research for around 16 months, which was a project carried out in collaboration with the Hyundai Motor Group and Kolon Plastics. Park Hong-gi (Division of Mechanical Engineering, Master's Program) poses with the carbon engine bracket that he developed and the 2019 JEC Asia trophy awarded to the lab in recognition of his research. Steel and composite engine bracket comparison (Photo courtesy of Park) “The engine brackets used in automobiles today are heavy because they are made of steel,” said Park. “By making the engine brackets with composite materials, we were able to reduce its weight by 60 percent and also improve mechanical performance, such as noise and vibration.” Park added that the engine brackets passed all tests by the Hyundai Motor Group, including test drives. Another product that the lab created out of composites was a carbon hydrogen tank for automobiles. Trends in the automobile industry include eco-friendly and cost-effective products that are powered by hydrogen or electricity. Hydrogen-fueled vehicles carry heavy tanks that are not only dangerous, but are always prone to internal or external damage. In order for automobiles to use hydrogen as fuel, tanks must maintain a pressure of 700 bars, which is almost equivalent to 700 times the atmospheric pressure on Earth. However, durable material, such as steel or aluminum, can cause explosions. This is where carbon comes into the equation. Although carbon is lightweight and sturdy, when it is damaged internally, its fibers dissipate the damage instead of releasing its contents in a short period of time, allowing for the gas to leak without causing massive explosions. The lab improved its composite hydrogen tanks by using robots in the production process, which layers long strips of carbon tape in patterns to form the outer layer of the tank. Pictured is a machine that cuts carbon strips into the same length, which can be implemented as part of an automated manufacturing process. Although composite materials were at the center of the day’s presentation, automatized production was also a key ingredient deeply embedded in its innovations. Ha said the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring automation, starting with factory production, and composites will be used to create automobiles, aircrafts, and drones. The key will be to lose weight, even one or two kilograms out of 200, with the goal being to maximize efficiency. Automation will also be crucial in the future, as manpower will only increase in cost. “I find that the research here is very interesting. The students work hard for the latest technology, which I find good, and is quite similar to Germany,” said Bin Wei, a representative from the Chinese electric vehicle company, NIO. “It's not like more traditional Asian companies more focused on paper, but tries to build bridges between serrated works, engineering works, and real-life things, which I find is a good starting point for many Asian universities.” The Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab will continue to collaborate with both domestic and foreign companies. The lab will go to France to present its newest findings next year at the JEC 2020. Ha (far left) and Park (fifth from left) are posing with Hanyang Structures and Composites Lab students. Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 15

[Special]Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam, the Cradle of High-Ranking Officials of Engineering and Technological Post

Since 1963, the government has conducted high-tech tests to hire fifth level officials to work in the fields of engineering and technology. Even so far, many people challenge for the fifth level open recruitment competition technical post to contribute to the development of advanced science and technology as a technocrat. Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been established as the representative exam class of Hanyang University, producing an average of 12 successful applicants every year since 2011. It maintained its strength this year, producing 14 successful applicants. ▲Statistics on the final successful candidates for technical positions in the level 5 open recruitment competition by year and series of national officials at Hanyang University (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) (click here-http://tech-exam.hanyang.ac.kr/) produces many successful applicants based on the school's full financial support. The Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is providing students with dormitories, food expenses, scholarships and lectures. It does not end here. Students can study in an atmosphere filled with academic pursuit, with provision of a dedicated study room. Lim Soo-yeon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), who passed the broadcasting communication post this year said, "It is convenient to conduct group studies since I live in a dormitory," "Support in terms of special lectures and mock interviews helped minimize the time, cost and stamina required during preparation of the examination.“ ▲Group study (left) is taking place in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) seminar room and self-studying in the private study room. (Photo courtesy of Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) at Hanyang University) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is run by about roughly 80 students chosen through the selective examination each year. In order to join, the following requirements are indispensible; ▲Undergraduates or graduates of Hanyang University ▲Certain level of English scores ▲Second or higher level of the Korean history exam. One can only enter the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) if they pass the mock PSAT held during the first half year(April) and the second half year(October) which is evaluated on circumstantial judgement, interpretation of data, and linguistic logic, and one must also pass the Constitution examination. For more details, check out the Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) homepage and the recruitment seminar held on a semiannual stage. Key benefits include provision of study rooms, lectures/special lectures, dormitory , food expenses and scholarships. Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)students can use the study rooms in the 1,3 Residence Hall for free. In addition, lectures/special lectures are offered according to the difference in the number of tests(차수별). Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been offering free weekly/weekend lectures during vacations and semesters since 2016 to prepare for the added examination on constitution. Students with excellent grades can also receive subsidies on food expenses. A shocking benefit of a 50% exemption of tuition fees, restricted to the intial round, was offered to those who passed the first round of examination. ▲The 3rd recruitment seminar for Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) was held on 11th of last month. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Most students in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) study with the objective of passing the exam within 2~3 years time. The ideal way is to pass in the second try, and it is general that one passes the exam in their third trial. Investing three years for the examination brings about fear of failure for many. On this point, Lim said “I was worried that I would not be able to reach the goal of final acceptance, despite the three years of investment,” she continued, “But I persisted, and good outcomes followed.” Lee Ju, the academic advisor of Seoul campus Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) said, “the secondary examination requires thorough studies of core major subjects, which is much helpful in terms of career for engineers,” He shared a word of encouragement by saying, “As tough as it is, the examination is worth giving a try.” Hanyang Global News Team - global@hanyang.ac.kr *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 14

[Special][HYU High] Hanyang University ERICA enters into the spotlight as Korea’s ‘Silicon Valley.’

40 years ago in 1979, a university building was built on land made from mudflats near the west coast of Korea. No one could have imagined that, on such a barren and remote location, the university’s dream would become a reality, but now -- everyone has taken notice of Hanyang University’s ERICA Campus as a role model for the Korean industry-academic cooperation. We would like to introduce the ERICA Campus, and how it is expected to change in the future. <Hanyang University ERICA Campus> ** Click to view larger image Discovering the keys to winning a competition through cooperation The method that has been gaining major attention for companies as a means of surviving fierce competition has, ironically, been labeled as cooperation. ‘Hyper-Co-operation’ emerged from the term cooperative competition (Coopetition = Cooperation + Competition), which means to go beyond mere cooperation by taking the hand of anyone for survival. It is only plausible that the traditional method of companies independently solving problems aligned with the fast pace of technological transformation carries limitations, and the decision made by companies at this point is “cooperate with universities.” There are many instances in which companies from developed nations like the United States and Germany achieved successful industrial innovation in cooperation with companies. In the 1980s, Harvard Medical School (Hoechst A.G.), the University of Washington (Monsanto), and MIT (Exon) received attention by creating innovation through industry-academic cooperation. Recently GE, Siemens, Rolls-Royce, IBM, Amazon, Google, and Uber are innovating by utilizing universities as key players, and global companies are strengthening the development of cooperative relationships by transferring laboratories inside the school or creating memberships with universities. <Foreign University Cases> - Philips : Transferred the Research Center to the nearest location in MIT for joint research of MIT, Health Tech, and Connected Lighting fields (2015) - IBM : Concluded 264 billion won partnerships for 10 years with MIT for AI research (2017) - Qualcomm : Founded by former UCSD Professor Irwin Jacobs - Rolls-Royce : Carried out long-term research development through alliance and cooperation with multiple universities, without autonomously possessing a basis for research development - Germany RWTH Aachen Engineering College: 16 research clusters have been established on the campus, and each cluster has space for independent research facilities and spaces for alliances with companies. The company has an on-site representative to conduct joint research with the university. ※ Source: Industrial-Academic Cooperation System and Case Study of Major Overseas Universities (Korea Industrial Technology Promotion Agency, 2018) How is industry-academic cooperation in Korea? What is the situation like in Korea where foreign countries are strengthening partnerships with universities amid such rapid changes? Recently, there has been an emphasis on industry-academic cooperation as a means to create new innovations, but the actual level of cooperation in Korea is still insufficient. Only 2.8 percent voluntarily pushed for industrial-academic cooperation without government support, and there are statistics that the technology fee income against research development costs is at 1.2 percent, compared with 3.4 percent in the U.S. Despite such a poor domestic environment, there is a university that leads the flow of industrial-academic cooperation in Korea. That is Hanyang University’s ERICA Campus. The ERICA Campus of Hanyang University, located in the Ansan area of the Seoul metropolitan region of Korea, currently hosts more than 200 industry and research institutes on campus, and more than 2,000 companies have joined the family business to form an organic network. The 'corporate membership program' introduced by leading universities abroad was optimized for the ERICA Campus and introduced for the first time in Korea. This program is called EP (ERICA Partners). In addition, 260 companies participate in field trials to foster practical individuals with on-the-job training, so that this role is not neglected as an educational institution. In particular, this growth has accelerated this year on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the founding of the Campus, achieving the success of being selected for all three key industrial-academic cooperation projects by the government. As one of the new models for the government to create innovative growth engines, the ERICA Campus has now set the stage for the development of a world-class industrial-academic cooperation cluster, which will proceed beyond the domestic level, in line with the intensive investment of industrial-academic cooperation projects. 「 Designation of Gyeonggi Ansan Province as R&D Special Zone」: Projects that promote technological commercialization as a core institution (Main agency: Hanyang University ERICA) and apply tax benefits to research institute companies or high-tech companies that move into special zones (main agency: Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communication)/ Production effect of up to 128.7 billion won (100 million USD) over the next five years, generating 51.6 billion won in value added effect, and creating 1,139 jobs. 「Industrial-academic cooperation complex creation business in universities」: A project aimed at revitalizing the entry and start-up of companies and research institutes by remodeling the idle space of universities (main institution: the Ministry of Education) / Support a total of 13.8 billion won (12 million USD) over five years, government 8 billion won (7 million USD) and local governments 5.8 billion won (5 million USD) 「Campus Innovative Park business」: A project to develop the university's 186,848-square-meter idle land into a city-high-tech industrial park favored by the youth (main institutions: the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Small and Medium-sized Venture Business) / 1,000 companies, aimed at creating 10,000 employment ▲An anticipated bird's eye view of the urban high-tech industrial complex (Campus Innovative Park) created within ERICA ** Click to view larger image The ERICA Campus will evolve as the center of a future oriented city beyond imagination. The reason behind the government's selection of major projects is that it has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in industry-academic cooperation, but it can also be interpreted for highlighting the potential for future development. The ERICA Campus is outlining the big picture on the process of achieving the vision of national development beyond just the growth of the university. <Government-led Changes and Regional New Infrastructure> (Changes around campus) - Participated in achieving the vision of the world's top four manufacturing powers on the national level - Selected the smart line production process for Banwol-Shiwha national industrial complex (Ministry of Industry and Energy plans to inject a total of 1.605 trillion won or 1 billion USD by 2022) - The newly opened Hanyang University Station, New-Ansan Line, will greatly improve accessibility to Seoul beginning in 2024 (approximately 25 minutes to Seoul) - Plan to initiate a smart city development plan across the university in an 89 block radius (in total, 320,000 m2) - The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center will be relocated to a 90 block circumference (approximately 80,000 m2) with a walking distance of 5 minutes from the campus. - Planning to develop borrow pit 3 (an area where material has been dug for use at another location) for the smart ICT convergence cluster within the campus (total plottage of 180,000 m2) - A total of 920,000 square meters of land, both inside and outside the campus, will be used for future industrial reconstruction. ▲ An expected aerial-view of Hwaseong International Theme Park: the complex will be a total of 4.18 million square meters. A total of 4.5 trillion won is anticipated from private investment. (Photo courtesy: Shinsegae Group homepage) ** Click to view larger image. The original dream envisioned for Hanyang University’s ERICA Campus is even clearer now. The Ansan Science Valley, centered on Hanyang University's ERICA Campus, will be developed into a youth-friendly city where one can enjoy all of the high-tech industry, residential amenities, the culture, and leisure activities, making this, a perfect model for a future-oriented city. In addition, a large new town with a total size of 20,000 households is being created within only a 10 minute walking distance from campus, and the development of ‘Smart City’ is planned as a demonstration of the high-tech residential complex on the site opposite the university. The international theme park complex development project is being carried out on 4.18 million square meters of land within a 2km radius of the campus, and the private sector is expected to invest 4.5 trillion won (4 billion USD) in total budget into the cultural leisure industry. The site will be built with world-class theme parks, as well as high-end hotels and resorts, golf courses, complex shopping malls and premium outlets. From the excellent residential conditions provided through the creation of such industrial-residential-culture complex, the inflow of young people is expected and will be developed into one of the premier urban centers for youths representing the Republic of Korea. One cannot help but notice the ERICA campus of Hanyang University, a university oriented toward the future that will grow with the region and drive future industries. What about Hanyang University ERICA? Hanyang University ERICA (Education-Research-Industry-Cluster at Ansan) was founded as a Banwol branch school in 1979 with the purpose of industrial-academic cooperation. Hanyang University ERICA is located in Ansan, a satellite city of Seoul, the capital of Korea. In addition to 19,000 small and medium-sized enterprises located in Banwol-Sihwa National Industrial Complex, the largest industrial complex in the Seoul metropolitan area within a 2km radius. Global companies such as Hyundai Motor Co., LG Electronics Inc., Samsung Display Co. and Samsung Electronics Co. are located within 20-30 kilometers. One-fourth of the campus' 430,000 pyeong (1,309,515 m2) site are cluster zones, providing an infrastructure that can be fully utilized by laboratories and industries. In particular, the campus name was changed to ERICA: Education-Research-Industry-Cluster at Ansan to characterize industry-academic cooperation and promote the university's vision toward a world-class industry-academic cluster more clearly. The outstanding academic infrastructure and the various academic-industrial cooperation programs created on campus provide a leading model of future universities that not only play a pivotal role in the development of local industries but also cultivates practical individuals who can contribute to society. ERICA has abundant research infrastructure, including 9 colleges, 54 departments, 400 full-time faculty members, 1,000 graduate students, and 9,000 college students who are attending the school. ▲ ERICA Campus Infrastructure map ** Click to view larger image. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-11 13

[Infographics]2019 Fall Semester: ERICA Students by the Numbers

According to the ERICA Campus enrolled students report on the current state for the second semester of 2019, compiled on October 1st, the number of students enrolled in the school year stood at 8,657 and 3,593. If the 445 students who postponed acquiring their bachelor's degrees is distinguished and taken into account from this year's statistics, the total number of enrolled students will be 12,695. The figure was down 433 from 13,128 in the statistics from the first semester (as of April 1st). According to the colleges and universities category, students enrolled in Engineering Sciences was the highest with 2,938 students, while the lowest number of students was in the College of Pharmacy with 128 undergraduates. However, in terms of the ratio of students to those who are enrolled, the College of Pharmacy shows a 98 percent enrollment rate as a result of only having two students on leave of absence. The College of Communications placed the second highest on the ratio of students attending school with 71.9 percent, and the College of Science and Convergence Technology scored the lowest with 63.5 percent. The gender ratio of the enrolled students was 4,916 males and 3,741 females out of the total 8657, creating ratio of 57:43, and the school year dispersion was evenly distributed by 25% without any major deviation. However, the distribution of students on leave of absence was slightly different. Among the total of 3,593 students, the gender ratio of the students on leave was 77:23 with 2,764 males and 829 females, followed by the school year distribution ratio of second grade (38.4%), third grade (28.2%), fourth grade (20%), and first grade (13.1%). Among the 445 students who postponed acquiring their bachelor’s degree, 434 students did not register for courses while 11 students did, making it 3.5% among all enrolled students. By unit, the College of Languages & Cultures had the largest number of students with 125, with the exception of the College of Pharmacy, the College of Sports and Arts had the lowest number of students with just 5 students. Meanwhile, 98 students were expelled in the first half of last year (March 1 - August 31), and 15 students were expelled due to the expiration of their leave of absence due to employment, taking up the majority. The number of graduates was 603 based on late 2018 graduates. The Hanyang Global News Team - Global@hanyang.ac.kr *Special Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 11

[Special]Group Projects in Korea?

Team projects in Korea, widely known as "teample (팀플)" in Korean, are notorious for the many types of people you’ll encounter. Let’s take a look at the different types of people in a team project here in Korea, as commonly depicted on SNS for humor purposes, and from the experiences of foreign students’ attending Hanyang University in order to gain a deeper insight into what team projects are like for those from different cultures and backgrounds. A picture describing the different possible types of people in a group project. (Photo courtesy of 9gag.com) A photo that implies that the work distribution among team members is not always fair. (Photo courtesy of quickmeme.com) Some of the different possible types of people in a team project include the Googler type, a person in charge of doing the data research but does the minimal amount of work and easily gets it done on Google. The Always Dissatisfied type who complains about everything that the other team members are up to, without suggesting a solid solution. The so-called, Gold Hands type who excels at creating valuable presentation materials and are usually exceptional at using computer programs. The Loudmouth type is great at speaking, but whether they are great workers, remains unknown until the work is done. Then, of course, there is the Doesn’t Read Text type who avoids reading text messages related to the group project. In Korea, there are also those Seniors Preparing for Employment type, an individual who does not take the team project seriously and is too busy getting ready for their employment at a company. Nurul Fatini Binti Mokhtar (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1st year) shared her team project experience in a course called Introduction to Engineering Design. She and her Malaysian friend were teamed up with three other Korean students, and they were required to build a drone as a team. “A team project requires smooth communication, and being on a team with a foreigner means that communication will be a barrier to overcome,” she said. “I felt a sense of rejection due to the language barrier, which held me back from reaching out to people.” Fortunately, Mokhtar had welcoming group members. The leader of the group was the “loudmouth type” who made everyone feel comfortable and led the group in getting things done with his communication skills. She also met the Googler type who used google to ease the communication barrier within the team. For her, the team project in Korea was a novel experience. She appreciated that she had a chance to communicate with Koreans and get to know them better, but felt that the limitations of group projects lie in the difficulty between discerning the line between genuine interest in being friends or just mere group teammates, she said. “I wish team projects could hold more depth in the creation of a bond between members.” Arauca Lozito (Department of Media and Communication, 4th year) described team projects in Korea as, agonizing. She has been attending Hanyang University for almost four years. Lozito pointed out that the language barrier was an impediment in expressing her own ideas in front of Korean students. Besides the difficulty in smoothly delivering one’s ideas, the different perspectives that come from varying cultural backgrounds contributed to misunderstandings and differences in ideas. She criticized the process in that, usually, the group leaders have an awful amount of burden, as they implicitly hold the role of assigning individual roles and taking charge of everyone in the group. Claudia Sarai Moreno Flores (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year) agreed, and shared her impression of team projects in Korea being run by one or just a few people doing most of the work. She said she has seen the Loudmouth type who speaks more than working, the Gold Hands type who is excellent at creating elaborate PPTs, and the "I came here to play” type, who lived by the “all play, no work” principle in her laboratory classes regarding circuit theory, logical design, and chemistry. Julia Bärlund (Business Administration, 4th year) commented on the different types of people during group projects. Being a business major, she seems to always notice the one who has done a similar project before and takes the lead, the one who does a ton of research by just copying and pasting to a word file, and the free riders. By half a chance, she usually encounters a member who is preparing for employment and can be seen only two times during the semester, but that they usually still know what they are doing! She described the Korean team projects as strategic and logical, being all about getting things done. "Koreans are effective and dynamic -- which I love." Team projects are what university students must go through regardless of where they are, but the group projects that foreign students at Hanyang University seem to point out some distinct difficulties that they have faced as well as the characteristics of the Korean “team project culture.” Most notably, for foreign students who are not used to Korean culture, the responsibility remains on the Korean students to ease the language barrier and derive cooperation from all members. As Lozito said, “we all think differently, but that doesn't mean you're wrong.” Although team projects are difficult, in that, people with colorful, distinctive ideas must come together to achieve one objective, it gives us a great lesson in cooperation along the way. Kim Hyun-soo -- soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-11 11

[Special]The National Public Official Examination, Hanyang, and Korea

In October, Hanyang University congratulated 14 students for passing the Rank 5 National Public Official Open Competitive Examination for service in technical post. Placards all around the campus proudly state that out of a total 66 final successful candidates, Hanyang produced the second most number of candidates, right after Seoul National University. So what exactly is this Rank 5 National Public Official Open Competitive Examination, and why is it such applaudable news at Hanyang, not to mention in Korea? In June of 2019, a survey of Korean middle-school students showed that the number one dream profession of children was not that of an actor, teacher, or athlete, as it used to be in the past, but a public official. This is said to be due to the harsh pressure that the young generation is undergoing, under the circumstance that getting a decent job these days is not an easy task. It is the same with the university students, and this is reflected in the number of applicants for the public official examination, which has doubled over the past five years. Although an individual’s reason may differ, the prime reason for this is the job's stability and economic security in older age. For such realistic desires, the public official has become the ‘dream job’ in Korea. Naturally, competition is fierce. To become an official, one needs to pass a series of notorious tests. Public officials in general service in Korea are ranked from 1 (highest) to 9 (lowest), and there are various examinations for different ranks and subfields, each with their own specialized tests. The most well-known examinations are Rank 5, Rank 7, and Rank 9 National Public Official Open Competitive Examinations (the aforementioned examination for service in technical post is a subfield of the Rank 5 examination). The competition rate for each has been high every year, and this year, the rate for Rank 5, 7, and 9 recorded 36.4:1 (13,478:370), 46.4:1 (35,238:760), and 40.9:1 (202,978:4,953), respectively. The intense competition and notorious test levels necessitate years of intense studying. Im Su-yeon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), one of the successful candidates this year, explained that it is common to take about three years of hard work to pass the test. This year, she studied nine hours a day and six days a week. The intense competition and notorious test levels required of applicants average approximately three years of intense studying. Hanyang's examination preparation class (고시반, gosiban) is where students spend most of their time in the studyroom provided by the university. (Photo courtesy of Public Official Examination Class for service in technical post) Despite the difficulties, many students of Hanyang achieve their dream each year, and Hanyang has produced many successful public officials in many fields. Most notably, the results of the Rank 5 National Examination for service in technical post has been exceptional each year. Since 2011, there are on average 12 successful candidates each year, and in 2016 and 2017, Hanyang ranked first and second with 19 and 15 candidates, respectively. Behind this is effort is a tremendous amount of support from the university in the form of a Public Official Examination Class (고시반, gosiban). A gosiban is a class for students who are applying for a national examination. Students who join the class usually stay in the school dormitory, sleeping, studying, and preparing together and receiving various support from the school. Hanyang University supports many classes for each Public Official Examination, including ones for the Rank 5 examination in administration and the National Diplomat Candidate Test. The class for service in technical post is one of them, which accepts and maintain about 80 students each year. Students receive much financial and educational support, such as provisions for a dormitory, tuition, food expenses, study rooms, and lectures. Students of gosiban are studying in a seminar room. Even at this very moment, Hanyang students of gosiban are studying at their desks for their future as a public official of Korea. The head professor of the class for service in technical post, Lee Ju (Department of Electrical Engineering) stated, “although it requires harsh preparation and endurance, it is a path definitely worth trying. Even if you do not pass the test, the years of studying will make you a competent engineer. Also, it is a great opening to a grand mission of running our country yourself.” Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Edit by Kim Ju-eun