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The era of technological revolution is changing at a frightening pace! Where is university research heading in the days of the 4th Industrial Revolution? What is the secret to Hanyang’s outstanding research that has been leading the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution? The answer can be found in Hanyang’s 80-year history. For the past 80 years, beginning in 1939 when Hanyang University launched its education program based on the founder’s idea of “making the nation rich and strong through technology education,” that idea has continued through the university’s educational philosophy of offering “practical academics.” Hanyang University has always supported research and education that help society and the nation, and this has gained even more significance in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The following eight representative researchers and their astonishing research results show how Hanyang University is leading the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Professor Kim Ki-hyun, Civil and Environmental Engineering Developed technology that eliminates air pollution-causing matter Professor Kim Ki-hyun has developed a new material related to improving the environmental analysis system that controls and manages Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and bad smells. Benzene and formaldehyde are kinds of VOCs, which are class one carcinogens that can be produced in daily life when people cook, drive, or smoke. Current air purification technology has limitations in detecting and eliminating such carcinogens, since they only specialize in dust elimination. Combining metal and carbon organic matter, Professor Kim developed Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) and succeeded in adsorbing and eliminating such pollution particles. In addition, he simultaneously developed technology that effectively concentrates samples, such as toxic substances, and suggested a new air quality diagnosis method that analyses 22 kinds of odor causing materials which have been designated by the Ministry of Environment. Professor Kim Sang-wook, Computer Science Developed big data graph analyzing technology which is 40 times faster than the current method Professor Kim developed a single-machine-based graph engine called RealGraph, which has big data analysis capabilities 40 times faster than that of current technology. While planning RealGraph, he used the phenomenon that “real world graph data shows power-law degree distribution, not normal distribution.” (An example of the power-law degree is how on Instagram most users communicate with a small number of other users, while very few users communicate with a large number of users.) Existing graph engines did not consider power-law degree distribution which caused uneven workload distribution and inefficient memory access, but Professor Kim applied new strategies to solve those problems. As a result, RealGraph performed up to 44 times faster than existing engines when processing large-scale graph big data. His engine is expected to be utilized in various fields such as social media analysis and protein structure analysis, due to its fast analyzing capacity. Professor Kim Seon-jeong, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Artificial Muscle, 40 times stronger than human muscle Professor Kim Seon-Jeong, together with an international research team including researchers from the University of Texas, developed a new “sheath-run” artificial muscle that is 40 times stronger than human muscle. This newly developed sheath-run artificial muscle has 9 times higher performance than the original artificial muscle, and it was able to solve the economic problem which has been seen as a limitation of existing artificial muscles. Since it no longer uses carbon nanotubes which have a high manufacturing price, and instead uses commercial threads such as nylon and silk, the newly developed technology has a lower material price and thus a much higher commercial value. Professor Sun Yang-kook, Energy Engineering Developed a cost-effective, high capacity electronic battery The main field of research for Professor Sun Yang-kook is cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries and next-generation battery materials. Cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries are a crucial key to solving some critical issues related to electric cars - short driving distance and high cost. In the manufacturing of electric cars, 60% of the total cost is for materials, 44% of which is spent on cathode materials. Therefore, the price of electric cars could be made more affordable if one could lower the price of cathode materials. Using more nickel would help to lower the price and increase the battery capacity, but then stability and battery life would underperform due to increased heat. That is, battery capacity and battery stability and life are in inverse proportions. Professor Sun developed a Full Concentration Gradient Structure cathode material (with increased nickel content in the center and increased manganese content at the surface) to solve the issue. Cheap and stable cathode materials with large capacities can now be manufactured, and these are being used in Kia Motors’ electric vehicle, the Niro EV. Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho, Automotive Engineering Developed an autonomous vehicle Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho is a world-class leader in the field of autonomous vehicles. Last March, professor Sunwoo succeeded in operating a 5G based urban, self-driving automobile for the first time in the world with LG U+. It was the first time that a 5G self-driving car succeeded in driving autonomously through congested urban roads full of vehicles. The key to the autonomous vehicle that his team developed are the high-end sensors and deep-learning-based AI. In fact, sensors such as Lidar, Radar, and cameras recognize the nearby environment, and the AI technology drives and responds to lane changes in the front, rear, and sides of other vehicles. Because corresponding AI technology is based on deep learning, it continuously accumulates and analyzes data such as driving on roads, situations, and variables and continues to evolve on its own. Professor Sung Tae-hyun, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Enhancement of energy harvesting technology to change waste energy into electricity Energy Harvesting technology, which is the primary research of professor Sung Tae-hyun , is a method using an independent source of current for sensors by converting the light energy of fluorescent light and vibration energy that are being discarded at industrial sites into electric energy. There are various Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the industrial site. Most are supplied with electricity by wire, which makes the installation site limited. If an energy harvester, used as an independent source of power for sensors, is created, products that utilize IoT sensors can be built in various places. The energy harvesting technology of Professor Sung Tae-hyun’s research team is the world's best. In particular, the Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting technology, effective in converting vibration energy into electrical energy, is most prominent. Additionally, professor Sung stated, “Hanyang university possesses the record of 9.38 mW/cm2, which is 16 times the previous world’s highest value of 0.58 mW/cm2 (previously held by Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and we are reaching for 12 mW/cm2 through this research.” Professor Lee Young-moo, Energy Engineering Developed technology that drops the price of hydrogen fuel cell to 1/10 Professor Lee Young-moo is an expert of polymer engineering, including a separator, carbon dioxide separation, fuel cells, and polymer materials. He is also famous for serving as the 14th president of Hanyang University while also continuing his research and even publishing in the Scientific Reports Journal ‘Nature’ during his tenure as president of Hanyang. He developed a hydrogen fuel cell separator, which imitates the moisture retention function of cacti. This technology is expected to lower not only environmental pollution but also the price of electric cars that use hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells obtain energy through chemical reactions occurring in multiple layers of electrolyte membranes. However, existing electrolyte membranes have a limitation in performance at high temperatures and an inability to maintain moisture for chemical reactions. Professor Lee solved this problem by developing a new membrane modeled after a cactus. With this technology, the hydrogen fuel cell can be made at one-tenth of the existing price, ultimately reducing the price of hydrogen cars by up to 30%. Professor Jang Joon-hyuk, Electronic Engineering Developed a voice recognition technology based on artificial intelligence Professor Jang Joon-hyuk developed ‘Pluto,’ the first embedded AI speaker in Korea that can recognize voices without connecting to the internet. The existing AI speakers produced by domestic IT companies needed to be connected to a cloud server for voice recognition causing a network delay and security issues in the process. Professor Jang solved this problem by applying an embedded method that incorporates a large voice recognition system with a capacity of 200,000 words into the hardware system. To facilitate voice recognition in a long-distance environment, he developed a ‘beamforming’ technology that eliminates noise for smooth, long-distance voice recognition and a ‘speaker recognition technology’ that only recognizes registered user voices and filters any voices coming from the TV. He also conducted university-industry cooperation with global IT companies with such original technologies. Professor Jang is continuously developing voice recognition technology that can control every device with only one’s voice similar to his other completed technologies like Bixby of Samsung, AI car doctor and voice recognition engine of Hyundai Motors, Q Voice of LG, and ‘Chloe,’ an Incheon International Airport guide robot. * The list of researchers follows the (Korean) alphabetical order.
The Hanyang University Seoul Campus' autumn festival 'Rachios: Infinity' was held for three days, from September 25th to the 27th. The Seoul Campus was full of a variety of attractions and booths. The autumn festival, like its name meaning 'infinity,' provided infinite delight to students. The cameras took photos of students having happy times and making good memories together. ▲ Several booths at the 'Attraction Zone' in front of Hanmadang ▲ Students are making HYU acronym bracelets at the 'D.I.Y. bracelet' booth. ▲ Students are having fun riding a pirate ship and enjoying the theme park at 'Attraction Zone.' ▲ A student is having fun at the 'My Own Forky' booth in the 'ChangeMaker Zone' in front of the New Adminstration Building. ▲ A student is sitting idly on an air bed at the 'Dream Zone' in front of HIT. ▲ Students are taking photos at the photo zone of 'Dream Zone.' ▲ Students with rented costumes are posing at the HIT photo zone. Hanyang Global News Team email@example.com
'SIRIUS,' an autumn festival on the ERICA Campus, was held from September 17th to the 19th. The campus shined brightly during the festival like the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. A grass field behind the ERICA Academic Information Center & Library became 'Lunar Park,' according to the concept of comparing the vast and grandiose universe to campus. From the small lightbulbs, the standing in line, to the effused lights and romance of Lunar Park, HY cameras were there to capture the action. ▲ Hanyangians are enjoying a picnic at 'Lunar Park,' set behind the ERICA Academic Information Center & Library. ▲ 'How old are you?' Citizens are walking with their pets. ▲ 'Have a bite, son.' A father is sharing a slice of pizza with his son. ▲ A girl is taking a photo of her mother at Lunar Park's 'Photo Zone.' ▲ Hanyangians and animals are communicating with each other. ▲ A Hanyangian is smiling at a wandering child. ▲ The moon rose after the sunset. A family is looking at the moon.
To Ardent You, made by students from the Department of Theater and Film, has been registered on the short film category of the '23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)', which was held until August 7th. This film, presented as the first film of the 'Fantastic Short Film 7 Masterpieces' (a BIFAN rule that combines 5 short films and presents them within 90 minutes), came into the spotlight for having the youngest director as well as being an undergraduate student made film. It is rare to have undergraduates’ workshop films in a big scale film festival. Kim Ji-hong (a junior from the Department of Theater and Film), who took charge of the directing and scripting of To Ardent You, shared his story. ▲ A poster of the 23rd BIFAN: Kim Ji-hong (a junior from the Department of Theater and Film) submitted To Ardent You to the film festival. (Photo courtesy of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival) To Ardent You is a short film, made as a sophomore workshop in the Department of Theater and Film during the second semester of 2018. The plot is based on an imagination that the main character is suffering from the other characters while making comics. The characters force the other character to choose further plots, and he falls into total confusion. Kim cheered himself while projecting burdensome feelings that he wants to make a good film after being discharged from military service. In order to make a film, a lot of people are necessary including actors, editors, a camera crew, lighting engineers, and directors. All of the staff and actors of To Ardent You are Hanyang undergraduates. This is a rare case even though it is an undergraduate workshop film. Kim asked all of them to join. ▲A steel-cut of To Ardent You. This movie was made as a sophomore workshop during the fall semester of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Films made for workshops infrequently make a contract with distribution agencies since they have a rare chance for screening. To enlist the film without distributors, complex sequences are to be solved. Kim said, "I might as well wanted to register this here and there." He also continued, "People around me suggested I register for BIFAN since the style of the film goes well with that of BIFAN's. Not only was the atmosphere of the filming site good, but I also thought that keeping the file stuck in my hard drive and not being shown is not a manner for staff and actors, who devoted themselves to this project." ▲Kim explains his own directing techniques. "I think after excluding favored techniques that are widely used, this allows me to think of better ideas. For dialogue scenes, the over the shoulder shot (a shot that is taken from the perspective or camera angle from the shoulder of another person) is frequently used, but if I suppose this cannot be used, I can get a number of other ideas as well." About the film festival, he said: "I felt sorry that we found some fibrillation that we could not see at screens while monitoring." For now, To Ardent You will not be shown furthermore. Kim is thinking of registering Maggots, Scatter in the '24th Busan International Film Festival (Short Film)' in October and in the '2019 Seoul Independent Film Festival' in November. "The story is based on a gloomy atmosphere, unlike other films I've made," added Kim, "My goal is to keep trying new things while filming."
On a seemingly quiet summer day on the campus of Hanyang, the rumbling, thunderous sounds of an excavator can be heard coming from somewhere, on a campus that's seemingly so still and tranquil. This noise is the result of the ongoing construction of the track and field stadium, a new underground parking lot, and the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. In fact, the sounds of construction have never actually ceased at Hanyang and have been an ongoing presence ever since the opening of the school in 1939. Let's learn some more about this ongoing construction currently happening during the summer of 2019. Construction site photos for the track and field artificial turf stadium and the new underground parking lot below: ▲ The pedestrian and vehicle movement flow plan due to the track and field stadium construction and new construction of the underground parking lot (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) ▲ The image displays the track and field stadium construction and the new construction of the underground parking lot with a completion date set for March 31st of next year. (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) Construction of the track and field stadium began on November 20th of last year. There are two main distinctions in its construction: (1) the underground parking lot below the track and field stadium which resolves the issue of parking space deficiency and (2) the sports facilities that will include an artificial turf soccer field, basketball courts, track and field, and a running track. Hanyang University closed the pedestrian passage from the Engineering Building Ⅱ along with the Law Building Ⅲ, where a tree decoration was installed. The construction is expected to end on March 31st of next year. New construction photos of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing below: ▲ The construction site of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing with a date of completion set for July 31st of next year ▲ The image shows the new construction plot plan of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. The Future Education Building will be built left of the Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT). (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) ▲ Pedestrians are walking around the construction barricade of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. The new construction for the School of Nursing began on July 15th of last year. The Future Education Building for the School of Nursing is an exclusive building for the Division of Nursing, a 6-story building between HIT and Hanyang University Hospital. Vehicle entry and exit is restricted near the Business Administration Building and the Multi-disciplinary Lecture Hall due to this construction. It is expected to be completed by July 31st. Shin Gyu-chul, an employee for the Facility Maintenance Team, said that around 28 small scale facilities are under ongoing construction besides the ones mentioned above, including the extension work for the Comax Startup Town and the painting of the exterior for Music Halls Ⅰand Ⅱ. “Currently we are designing the 6th and 7th residence halls, the biomedical research building, and machinery building.” The construction continues even during the hot summer for the convenience and welfare of Hanyang University members. “All employees of the Facility Maintenance Team are putting much effort into the construction site inspection management. Please understand with a wide heart if there are inconveniences regarding passing, noise, or dust during construction,” said Shin.
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Instead of staying on campus during the exam period, Hanyang University students headed to the DHL Korea headquarters in Seoul. This was to present an on-site project with DHL, where students prepared an answer to the question, 'How can exporting e-commerce companies use DHL instead of other express logistics companies?' The lively discussion at the scene seemed like a meeting of DHL employees, but it was actually the final exam scene of Hanyang University's Management Problem Solving Practice class. The students received in-depth basic training and had a Q&A session on e-commerce duties from the DHL staff in advance. They also acquired on-site knowledge needed to complete the assignment by visiting the DHL gateway directly. In addition to DHL, Hanyang students are taking special classes to receive projects from various companies. This teaching method is ‘IC-PBL(Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning)’, an outstanding educational model unique to Hanyang University. What is Hanyang University’s IC-PBL? Hanyang University provides specialized PBL education to strengthen the connection between the university and industries. IC-PBL refers to Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning. In this context, Industry means society as a whole beyond the industry itself. In Hanyang’s IC-PBL class model: (1) companies directly deliver the project to the students, (2) the students design a class scenario using the given topic. Then, (3) based on the scenario, lectures will be organized to have discussions and trainings, and lastly, (4) students will be evaluated by company experts. IC-PBL can be divided according to different class types as follows. ‘Merge: field integrated type’; ‘Evaluate: on-site evaluation type’; ‘Create: problem solving type’; ‘Anchor: on-site problem type’ (Refer to the diagram below). As of 2018, a total of 28 companies are participating in the IC-PBL program and the number is increasing every year. Why IC-PBL? Conventional university lectures were mostly teacher-centered; students passively take in the lectures, and receive good grades on the subject by memorizing lecture notes. However, this approach has only made students passive, and they lacked the ability to find answers on their own. One of ‘The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ presented by the World Economic Forum is 'Problem Solving Ability'. In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, it is crucial to foster problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, as well as cooperation skills to solve problems, rather than simple memorization. In line with this, universities have the duty of finding and innovating more effective teaching methods. Hanyang University's IC-PBL teaching model is one of the best teaching methods for this demand. By expanding on-site practical learning in classes and carrying out problem-solving projects, students can naturally cultivate ‘creativity’ through generating new ideas, through the ‘ability to cooperate’ and through ‘critical thinking’ to make a rational decision among team members. As a result, these lectures help students improve their problem solving skills. The performance of introducing IC-PBL classes has also been steadily shown. The number of students taking IC-PBL classes at Hanyang University increased dramatically from 96 in 2016 to 4,015 in 2018. At the same time, the class satisfaction rate rose from 3.7 to 4.0. The rise in education satisfaction is largely attributed to the fact that students are leading the class, unlike conventional classes. In fact, the students had to put a lot of effort, but they said that they had much to learn. The IC-PBL class can kill two birds with one stone by increasing students' educational satisfaction and improving their problem solving ability. (left) Number of Hanyang students completing IC-PBL classes (right) Satisfaction rate of students completing IC-PBL classes Increasing international interest in IC-PBL classes Hanyang University's IC-PBL class in line with industry-university cooperation is also attracting international attention. This can be proven by the fact that Hanyang University's IC-PBL class is listed at the UNESCO PBL Center. On the PBL Center page, hosted by AALBORG University in Denmark and sponsored by UNESCO, introduces PBL cases from 20 universities around the world for the exchange and development of PBL curriculum, and Hanyang University’s IC-PBL is also listed as a representative example. (https://www.ucpbl.aau.dk) Moreover, Hanyang's IC-PBL homepage shows that various institutions are paying attention to the program. The website, opened with the establishment of the IC-PBL Center in September of 2016, allows viewers to download IC-PBL cases, forms, and materials. It is a very active community for sharing information. The cumulative number of downloads by universities and educational institutions in Korea and abroad through the website is approximately 7,500. (http://pbl.hanyang.ac.kr) Efforts to Spread – IC-PBL TIP Program IC-PBL is also of great interest to the Korean government. In July of 2019, Ministers in charge of personnel management of Korean government officials and 34 personnel from 9 government agencies visited the Hanyang IC-PBL center to participate in the program called IC-PBL TIP (Hereinafter referred to as TIP). TIP is a program designed specifically to drive diffusion and innovation by sharing the best practices with IC-PBL excellence. In addition to the designated programs, TIP offers customized courses for the applicant group. To devise a new paradigm shift in human resource development of government agencies, officials participated in the '1 day TIP' that includes the following programs: (1) consulting managers preparing for the introduction and upgrade of the IC-PBL curriculum, (2) developing scenarios to successfully lead the IC-PBL class, (3) preparing an optimized operational plan, and (4) experiencing new educational approaches by sharing successful IC-PBL classes. Hanyang University has successfully introduced the IC-PBL classes that communicate with industry for the first time in Korea. Hanyang shares the know-how of IC-PBL operation with universities and institutions around the world. Hanyang is leading the ‘Sharing Education’ paradigm.
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Heavy rain visited the campus of Hanyang University on the 1st of August. HY cameras were there to capture Hanyangians in the rain around Aejeemun. After the rain concluded, Hanyangians could be seen enjoying the cool weather. ▲ On August 1st, a heavy rain shower fell onto the campus. ▲Students can be seen taking shelter from the sudden rain. ▲ 'Where did my other slipper go?' ▲Students are crouching in their umbrellas as much as they can to avoid getting wet. ▲The rain shower made Hanyangians' friendships much stronger. ▲ A Hanyangian is marching in the rain. ▲ Exit 2 of Hanyang University Station is reflected on a puddle. ▲The Old Administration Building and the blue sky can be seen reflected on stagnant water.
On July 20th, the special admissions process of written examinations and interviews took place for foreign nationals and foreign students at Hanyang University Seoul campus. The students' parents waited for their children in the hot and humid weather in front of Engineering Building I, where the examination took place. ▲ The parents are checking the exam room numbers in front of the Engineering Builiding I, where the examinination took place. ▲ Parents are waiting under the shade of trees for the examination to end. The admissions process for 2020 has begun, along with the special admissions process for foreign nationals and foreign students. A total of 444 students applied for the foreign nationals and foreign students admission process, and 56 of students who graduated from foreign middle and high schools will be selected, resulting in a competition rate of 7.91 to 1. Moreover, an undecided number of students who attended elementary, middle, and high schools abroad as well as North Korean defectors will be selected. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun firstname.lastname@example.org
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