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2020-01 04

[Special]The Danger Within a Cup of Alcohol

The New Year brings more than a shift in time as the Korean health ministry has taken an action to deglamorize drinking. Starting from 2020, the so-called provocative sounds such as 'kyaa' or 'keu', sounds that people make after drinking alcohol, are banned from advertisements promoting the beverage. In November 2019, the ministry stated that the policy is an extension of the country's anti-smoking campaign as it deemed government efforts insufficient in this field. Regardless of the government’s efforts to promote a healthier lifestyle, the number of Koreans who drink at least once a month for a year from 2005 to 2017 increased from 54.6 percent to 62.1 percent, according to a study by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine) warns people of Korea’s drinking culture by arguing that alcohol is poison for 30 percent of Koreans. Kang elaborates on his research in his book The Medical Science Within a Cup of Alcohol, which was published in December of 2019. Professor Kang Bo-seung (College of Medicine) published The Medical Science Within a Cup of Alcohol to inform people of the misconception that small amounts of alcohol can benefit all people. The process of alcohol conversion within the human body After consuming alcohol, the ethanol within the drink is partially oxidized by the liver enzyme (proteins and biological catalysts that help speed up chemical reactions in the body) alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH), which produces acetaldehyde, a type of intermediate metabolite during alcohol metabolism that can be hazardous to our bodies, said Kang. Then, it is changed into a material that is not harmful to our bodies called acetic acid by an enzyme in our bodies called aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH2). Behind this metabolism is the reason why Koreans and people from adjacent countries such as China and Japan have such a hard time drinking alcohol; 30 percent of the population have half or even less than half of the activity of these enzymes. “Of the 30 percent, 3 to 4 percent have one tenth of the normal capacity to break down acetaldehyde, transformed from alcohol, and for 25 to 26 percent, they only retain 40 percent,” said Kang. On the other hand, Kang said that people of other races are more tolerable to alcoholic beverages (exactly acetaldehyde), especially those from Western cultures. The World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) declares acetaldehyde as “carcinogenic to humans” (acetaldehyde included in and generated endogenously from alcoholic beverages is a Group 1 human carcinogen). However, before Kang started to warn people of the possible dangers of Korean's biological compositions, a medical community in Korea was neglecting Kang's discovery. A neurology research team at 15 nationwide university hospitals in Korea claimed that small amounts of alcohol consumption lowers the risk of people having ischemic strokes (brain vessel obstruction type) in 2015. The team’s findings were published in Neurology, a biweekly peer-reviewed prestigious medical journal in the United States, which motivated Kang to send a letter to the journal to point out that the claim was only partially true. Soon, Kang's letter was published by Neurology, and Kang took further action by sending letters to reporters as the neurology research team's publication could endanger the lives of some 30 percent of the population. However, no one replied to Kang’s letters, until December 2015, when he received a letter from a reporter associated with one of Korea’s top news outlets. The Medical Science Within a Cup of Alcohol by Professor Kang Bo-seung (Photo courtesy of Kang) “The reporter wrote an article titled ‘Drinking Small Amounts of Alcohol is Dangerous for 40 percent of Koreans,’ and I never expected that such a sensation would follow its publication,” said Kang. Although this ratio was revised to 30 percent after further research, the article was a turning point for Kang’s mission to spread the dangers of drinking. Soon, Kang started writing the The Medical Science Within a Cup of Alcohol to raise awareness of the possible dangers of drinking alcohol for Koreans, which took three years in the making. Kang offered a simple test to those who wanted to know whether they had a sufficient capacity of enzymes in order to drink without having to worry about their health. “In order to test whether one has a small capacity of enzymes, one can drink 180 cubic centimeters (cc) of beer, a normal glass, and wait for 5 to 10 minutes,” said Kang. “If one’s face turns red after this time, it means that their enzyme power is weak.” Kang added that it is best for those who have a low capacity of enzymes to not drink at all. "20 years have passed since the 21st century. I wish this becomes an opportunity for all of society to wake up," said Kang. "Schools, the health ministry, clinics or hospitals don't emphasize the importance of these findings, so I believe that these organizations should put in more effort to stress the issue. In addition, when we come across a red light, we stop, and in the same manner, when we see a person whose face is all red during drinking sessions, we should be aware that they are being attacked by carcinogens within their bodies." Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-12 31

[Special]International Politics from the Students’ Point of View

“International politics is too important to be left to the scholars,” quotes Professor Eun Yong-soo (Department of Political Science and International Studies) in the preface of his recently published book, ‘International Politics by the Public.’ In the book, authored by Eun and his 17 students, he suggests the necessity of cultivating diverse ‘narrators’ of international politics, thus resulting in “politics by the public” and not by the scholars. The book was the first step, a collection of 17 theses written and examined entirely from the students’ point of view -- i.e., the public’s point of view. The book is the first case in which undergraduates were the authors of a professional academic book. Eun Yong-soo (Department of Political Science and International Studies) and 17 students from a Foreign Policy Study class published an academic book titled ‘International Politics by the Public.' (Photo courtesy of YES24) The book, ‘International Politics by the Public’ was written and published by students from the 2019 Foreign Policy Study IC-PBL (Industry-Coupled Problem-Based Learning) class. The core purpose of the project, said Eun, was for the students to stand, not as a consumer of knowledge by scholars, but as a subject of narrating and producing knowledge. “Narration of the politics is extremely important, but the interpretation of facts hugely differ depending on who the narrator is. Although the research of formal scholars is important, it is very professionalized; therefore, there is a wide gap between professional knowledge and living knowledge,” said Eun. “It’s time that we need more than the popularization of studies. We need studies by the public.” During the first eight weeks of class, students researched different topics of international politics. For the next seven weeks, they each selected what they deemed the most urgent problem, and analyzed its meaning, cause, and solution. The deduced topics were diverse, discussing international politics of Korea, Asia, and the world, including the foreign policy of the Moon Jae-in government, the multi-lateral security cooperation system of Northeast Asia, and global, environmental pollution. (Front row, middle) Eun and students from the Department of Political Science and International Studies pose for a photo. (front row, from left) The students who authored the book are Hong Tae-ho (3rd year), Jeong Hye-young (1st year), Jo Eun-jeong (1st year), and Kim Ji-won (4th year). As a first-year class, it was a challenge for many of the students to complete a thesis. The two first-year students, Jo Eun-jeong (Department of Political Science and International Studies) and Jeong Hye-young (Department of Political Science and International Studies), said the project almost felt like an unclimbable mountain at the start. “However, getting to author a book is a valuable experience, and we are very proud,” said Jo. Kim Ji-won (Department of Political Science and International Studies, 4th year) explained that it was exciting to be able to apply the theoretical knowledge onto a real-life situation. Another student, Hong Tae-ho (Department of Political Science and International Studies, 3rd year), agreed that it was a valuable opportunity to study deep into the topic he chose. “Also, listening to and discussing the topics presented by other students helped me to contemplate deep into other, more diverse topics of international politics.” Eun said it was a meaningful experience for him too. “I remember every moment I spent making this book with students. There were hardships, of course. It was especially challenging to share the idea that not scholars but the ordinary public such as students can become the producers of knowledge. However, it will be a huge asset for students and a step towards the politics by the public,” said Eun. Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-12 29

[Special]Where Cinema Becomes a Field of Study

“Parasite,” directed by Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho, won the Palme d’Or – the top prize at the Canne Film Festival – this year. This feat proved that the Korean film industry has developed into a world-class level with the accumulated efforts of 100 years. Here is a research institute in Hanyang who arranges these century-long achievements. Cinema has long been counted more like art rather than humanities for the past decades. It was not until the early 2000s that cinema studies have been systematically organized as an academic discipline. The Contemporary Cinema Research Institute (COCRI) is the first university-based research organization specializing in such studies. The Contemporary Cinema Research Institute (COCRI) was established in 2005 as the first university-based research organization in cinema studies. (Photo courtesy of COCRI) The institute inherits the academic tradition of Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film Studies. “Since its foundation in 1960, the Department of Theater and Film Studies has produced significant manpower in the Korean film industry through a multidisciplinary approach,” said Ham Chung-beom, a research professor at the COCRI. “Hanyang’s emphasis on cinema as a liberal art is the soil of our research.” Since 2005, COCRI is digging deeper into the contemporary status of cinema, analyzing in regards to history, aesthetics, criticism, and cultural phenomenon. The institute aims to lead the development of cinema studies in Korea and play its role as the central hub in the field. “Cinema studies were dependent on Western culture in the past,” said Ham. The research professor revealed the objective of research – to unpack contemporary Korean cinema authentically in light of the Korean context. Research Professor Ham Chung-beom highlighted the role of humanities in unpacking contemporary Korean cinema in an authentic way. COCRI issues the quarterly academic journal called Contemporary Cinema Studies. The journal covers cinema studies in a broad sense, involving both domestic and foreign scholars. Contemporary Cinema Studies is currently the most frequently cited academic journal in the discipline. Besides, the institute seeks to expand its scope on the global level. Last year, CineEast was launched towards foreign scholars who are interested in Korean cinema. The institute additionally publishes a series of books on contemporary Korean cinema which concentrates on a certain theme. Moreover, COCRI annually holds colloquia, lectures, and conferences to share the results of research. Recently, a conference was held on December 21st, 2019, under the theme of ‘Cinema and Technoculturalism.’ “We are on the halfway of a government-funded project,” said Ham, who acted as the chairperson of the conference. The organizer sought to present how cinema has expressed power, culture, and art in the medium of film. The conference was notable in that five Ph.D. students participated as the main speakers. “It is expected to be a field of communication between scholars who are immersed in different subjects of study,” said Ham. “It will help future generations of researchers gain experience through debate and criticism on their theme.” The conference was a field of communication between researchers with different cinematic and scholastic backgrounds. Some say that research is to see what everybody else has seen but to think what nobody else has thought. COCRI is pioneering the field of cinema studies with Hanyang’s tradition in humanities. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-12 16

[Special]Wrapping Up 2019

Here comes another year’s end. Wrapping up 2019, different thoughts come to students of different year levels. For some, it is time to step up as a senior and welcome new freshman. For many, it is merely a repeating cycle of another school year. Yet for others, it is time to leave Hanyang and step into society. So how are students of each year feeling now, at the end of 2019? Ham Chae-won (Department of German Language and Literature, 1st year) Ham Chae-won (Department of German Language and Literature, 1st year) said her 2019 was full of surprises. “Everything was new! New friends, new studies, and new school.” Ham said she thinks she did pretty well on her initial resolution to spend her first year fruitfully. “I’ve travelled a lot, drank a lot, and did many things that were possible because I was a freshman.” So many plans await her in the upcoming year. “I plan to study foreign languages, practice driving, go travelling, and make regular donations,” Ham smiled, hoping her future three years in Hanyang to be brighter and happier. Lee Myeoung-eun (Department of Chemical Engineering, 2nd year) For Lee Myeoung-eun (Department of Chemical Engineering, 2nd year), 2019 was very different from her freshman year. “Last year, everything was new and exciting. In the second year, however, there were exams after exams that I felt like I did not have enough time for myself,” said Lee. Reflecting on this thought, she thinks it is a good idea to take a rest during the holiday, as laborious studying is inevitable during semesters. Next year, she looks forward to taking a semester off and doing the things she has always wanted to do, such as participating in a volunteer service club and exercising. Hong Ji-young (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) Hong Ji-young (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year) described her third year as the most difficult but fruitful year so far. “I wanted to challenge many different things in my third year: joining a volunteer service club, doing extra curriculum activities, and ticking out the travel bucket list. It was exhausting, but it will be a very memorable year,” said Hong. For the future third graders, she emphasized the importance of keeping in health. “If I had a chance, I’d want to tell myself before 2019, as well as the third years of 2020, that the outcomes will be good sometimes and bad sometimes, so do not get overly agitated by those. You are progressing anyhow.” Her 2020 will be filled with yet another set of challenges as she hopes to learn video editing and 3D design for her portfolio. Hong’s plan is to apply for an internship next year. Park Seo-hee (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) The 4th year of Park Seo-hee (Department of Policy Studies, 4th year) has been busy with various activities, such as Youth Change Makers, Zero waste project, Sustainable Development Goals, and the counselling club. At the end of the school years, Park said she feels an unavoidable pressure and a slight depression. “I’m turning 25 now, and people have started asking if I've graduated or gotten a job. It’s hard to not feel the pressure.” Park said she hopes the new fourth graders do not think they’re alone in suffering. “It may seem like everyone else is so far ahead and better. However, each has their individual stress and problem that you do not know of, so don’t compare yourself with others. Quitting SNS and exercising is a good remedy.” In 2020, Park is preparing for employment at an international organization. Standing at the end of 2019, each of us pauses to reflect on the past year. What have I achieved? Am I a better person now than a year before? What will I be doing next year? As students, life full of uneasy questions and no tangible answers could be frustrating. Nevertheless, that is also what defines youth and endless possibilities. To everyone who has come through 2019, great job and fighting! Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Ju-eun, Jeong Yeon, Lim Ji-woo Design by Lim Ji-woo

2019-12 12

[Special]An Introduction to Settling in Korea

Korea’s ever-increasing presence in the world is luring foreigners into the country thanks to the country’s strong economy and trendy pop-culture. As one of the four Asian Tigers (Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan), Korea has proven successful in many industries including electronics, automobile, beauty and entertainment. Hallyu, or the Korean wave, has dominated the world, from music to movies, such as the latest fad in the music industry, K-pop's mega-star BTS, and the black comedy blockbuster, Parasite (2019) directed by Bong Joon-ho. More than two million foreigners are living in the country, some 200,000 having naturalized as Korean citizens, and around 3,000 foreign students study at Hanyang University today. Due to this trend, more foreigners are interested in settling in Korea. Some of the most sought-after methods of settling in Korea include obtaining a work visa, marriage visa, permanent residency status, or through naturalization. Korea's K-pop mega-star BTS, the black comedy blockbuster, Parasite (2019), and leading industries in semiconductors and shipbuilding are pushing the country into the spotlight. (Photo courtesy of KOREA NOW) One of the most popular and easiest ways to stay and work in Korea is by getting a work visa, which can be obtained by people who have a legitimate employer who can vouch for their employees. For those who are planning on teaching English and come from an English-speaking country, the E1 and E2 work visas allow native English speakers to teach at schools and universities. Applicants must have at least a bachelor’s degree and a valid passport from a specified number of countries. While E2 visa holders can work for public schools, private schools, and language institutes, E1 visa holders can work in Korean universities. On the other hand, foreigners who are employed short term are issued C4 visas, whereas those sent by foreign companies to companies' Korean branches are issued D7 visas (intra-company transferee). E5 visas are issued to foreigners whose expertise lie in accounting, law, medicine, or other professional fields approved by Korean law. Finally, E9 work visas are issued to those with non-professional employment. Another way to live in Korea is through marriage. Foreigners who marry a Korean citizen can apply for marriage visas (F6) or, with the right qualifications, can obtain permanent residency status (F5). Acquiring a marriage visa or permanent residency status have similar benefits, such as being able to live in the country for as long as one likes and receiving health care. The registration process for legalizing one’s marriage may be cumbersome as documents must be submitted in both languages of the spouses, which needs to be translated by certified translators. Then, with approval by Korea’s Ministry of Justice, the marriage is legitimized. However, marriages can break apart, which makes it difficult for a foreign spouse to reside in a country if they are unable to obtain an alternative status after their divorce. On the other hand, permanent residency is maintained regardless of the state of one’s marriage and brings additional rights such as voting at local elections, after one has maintained their status for a certain period. In order to obtain permanent residency status, one must be over 18 years old, an adult recognized by Korean Law, have lived within the country two years or over, and receive a passing score for either the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) fourth level or the Korea Immigration and Integration Program (KIIP). The Ministry of Justice's Soci-Net where foreigners can apply for the Korea Immigration and Integration Program is displayed above. (Photo courtesy of Socinet Immigration & Social Integration Network) click to learn more about the Korea Immigration and Integration Program For those who want to take the final step and become a Korean citizen, they can do this through general or special naturalization. Naturalization requirements are similar to permanent residency; general naturalization requires a subject to have lived in Korea for at least five years, and applying for citizenship through this method may take up to two years, whereas special naturalization decreases the residence period to two years and can take three to four months until one can naturalize after submitting their application. The naturalization process consists of three steps. First, related documents need to be submitted to the Ministry of Justice including the subject’s state of affairs, criminal records, qualification papers, and a letter of recommendation. Then, subjects are interviewed to evaluate whether they are suitable candidates for obtaining Korean citizenship, and in the case of foreigners naturalizing under special conditions such as people with outstanding academic talent or investors who have invested a large sum of money in Korean industries, they are tested during this session on Korean language, history, and culture. Subjects who do not pass their interview session are given one more chance. When a subject successfully passes all of their evaluations, they participate in their oath ceremony with fellow naturalized citizens, finally recognized as a Korean citizen from this day on. Korea continues to surprise the world with its economic development and rise in status as a political power. In line with this phenomenon, Korea is taking the next step by moving forward to create foreigner-friendly policies that embrace and protects the rights of those who come to live within its borders. No longer will Korea be just a hub for business and culture, but a safe haven for those who wish to contribute to and live in such a country. click to read about Hanyang Professors sharing their own experience on settling in Korea Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-12 10

[Special]Looking for Colorful Experiences in Korea?

What is Hanyang Global Lions(HGL)? Hanyang Global Lions (HGL) is a student organization under the Office of International Affairs that promotes exchange experience between exchange students and Hanyang University students. Hanyang Global Lions is involved in the implementation of many events including the HY-BUDDY system, as well as events for exchange students including the exchange student OT, the welcome and farewell party, Korean culture experience through field trips, a tour of Seoul, and the Study Abroad Fair. In addition, the student organization also operates various HGL clubs. The club that first spread its wings in 2018 is currently run by a total of 15 members, with 5 executive team members and 10 members belonging to either the management support team, the planning team, and the media team. The cooking club, ‘Bogeul Bogeul’ tasted Korean traditional drinks and cooked red pepper sauce noodles and the rice cake, tteolbokki. The dance club, ‘CRUSH’ learned how to dance to Sunmi’s Lalalay step by step. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Global Lions) The climbing club, ‘Lion kings’ and the photo club, 'Photogram' climbed the Bukhan mountain together, and the one-day class club, ‘Haroo’ went kayaking at Han River. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang Global Lions) HGL Clubs There are six clubs in the Hanyang Global Lions. HGL clubs are what the president of Hanyang Global Lions calls the biggest change implemented this year. Hiking, soccer, dancing, and photograph clubs are open to both Korean and exchange students, whereas the cooking and one-day class clubs are limited to the participation of foreign students at Hanyang. The cooking and one-day class clubs also require a participation fee of 10,000 won, as the activities involved usually require an instructor and supplies, with the rest of the fees covered by the Office of International Affairs. The one-day class clubs provide diverse club activities, and so far this year, they have held classes with contents like cooking, riding kayaks at the Han River, making leather wallets, and more. All clubs meet up at least once a month. (Bottom) David Schulz (School of Business, 3rd year), (middle) Casper van den Berg (School of business, 3rd year), and Magnus Andersen (School of business, 4th year) described HY-Pass as pure “fun!” HY-Pass, the HGL soccer club, boasts high and regular participation rates among exchange students. “I like that Hanyang Global Lions strives to bring international and Korean students together in an effortless manner,” said Casper van den Berg (School of business, 3rd year). Magnus Andersen (School of business, 4th year) added, “it can be difficult to meet Koreans, being an exchange student. HGL is a great way to meet them!” Han Seung-uk (School of Business, 3rd year) remarked on the joy of joining soccer practice every week with friends who love soccer as much as he does. Han Seung-uk (School of Business, 3rd year) is a member of Hanyang Global Lions and in charge of HY-Pass. He devised and propelled the idea of creating clubs within HGL, and noted that the main aim was to promote a program for a more long-term and intimate relationship among Korean and exchange students. He also took into account the fact that many foreign students were unable to join the center clubs operating in Hanyang. Instead, HY-Pass have been collaborating with Decrease, the major soccer club at Hanyang University consisting of Korean students. Kim Hae-in (Department of Finance, 2nd year) is the president of Hanyang Global Lions for the second half of 2019, which started its term in May. “Hanyang Global Lions is meaningful in that so many students from all different nationalities come together for cultural and social exchange. It was worthwhile to be a part of managing all the events and to see students having fun soaking in the new cultural experiences,” said Kim Hae-in (Department of Finance, 2nd year). Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-12 08

[Special]Future Leaders Performing Love in Deed and Truth

Since 2014, the Ministry of Education hosts the Talent Award of Korea annually to recognize and encourage talented young individuals. The awards are bestowed to 100 future leaders who have proven their competence in intelligence, passion, creativity, and community spirit. Here are two Hanyang students who won this year’s Talent Award of Korea: Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) and Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year). Life is a challenge Kim carried off the award with her donation project for disabled children—inducing donations as she raised expenses to engage in off-road marathons. She gave credit to the donators upon receiving the award. “If it were not for their contribution,” said Kim, “I would have never achieved this honor.” Kim Chae-wool Chloe (Division of Industrial Convergence, 4th year) won the Talent Award of Korea with her donation project for disabled children. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim designed the project by chance. When she participated in a triathlon competition as a volunteer, Kim met Park Ji-hoon and his disabled son, Park Eun-chong. “They were running together to give hope to children who are suffering from disabilities,” said the volunteer. This moment inspired Kim to initiate fundraising that could help children surmount their handicaps. To her, marathon stands for children overcoming disability. Kim started the project by running the Sahara Desert Marathon, also known as the Sahara Race, in 2017. Her challenge continued to the Atacama Desert crossing in 2018 and the Iceland crossing this year. “I hope that people pay more attention to the issues of disabled children through my endeavor.” Kim's first donation project was running the Sahara Desert Marathon in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Kim is moving on to her fourth journey—crossing the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)—next year. PCT is a long-distance hiking and equestrian trail which lies to the east of the United States' Pacific Coast. The explorer will subsequently carry on with her long-range plan to tour the world with her bicycle working as a green activist. Kim is pioneering her unique way as a future leader by following her motto—“Life is a challenge.” Kim is opening up her way by following the motto, "Life is a challenge." Do what is honorable Kwon received the award with his contribution to people-to-people diplomacy. “I think it's too much of a prize for me,” said Kwon modestly. “I would like to express gratitude to those who work for the community in the dark.” What motivated Kwon to participate in the field was his military service in the Hanbit Unit of the United Nations Peacekeeping Forces deployed in South Sudan. “I was in a sense of awe of what the United Nations does,” said the former peacekeeper. "However, ordinary people were achieving extraordinary things.” Kwon gained confidence and reorganized his career path through his experiences in Sudan. Kwon Thai-yoon (Department of English Language and Literature, 4th year) said that his experience in the Hanbit Unit provided a turning point in his career. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) After being discharged from his military service, Kwon was active in the field of national security and peacekeeping. Most notably, Kwon worked as the CEO of APOPO Korea, a non-governmental organization that trains rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. “Although stranded due to political reasons, APOPO played a role in healing the wounds of the Korean war,” said the leader of the NGO. Kwon made a move as a unification activist as well. Kwon volunteered at corporation aggregates such as the North Korea Reform Radio and the South-North Korea Exchanges and Cooperation Support Association. The activist plans to dig deeper into the promotion of inter-Korean relations after getting a master's degree in international relations. “People are pursuing flex—showing off your valuables in a non-humble way—these days,” he said. Kwon advised his fellow students to do what is honorable. Kwon told Hanyang students to do what is honorable rather than showing off your valuables. (Photo courtesy of Kwon) Mahatma Gandhi said that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. What made Kim and Kwon recognized as future leaders of Korea was not their talent, but their effort to practice Love in Deed and Truth. Oh Kyu-jin alex684@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Oh Kyu-jin

2019-12 04

[Special]Changemake Ship Class Students Talk About ‘Love in Deed and Truth’ and Social Innovation

Hanyang University was established in 1939 with a philosophy that believes in ‘love in deed and truth.’ In line with the university’s founding spirit, Hanyang now seeks to promote social innovation that will ensure long-term development in society. Starting this year, Hanyang has been offering a Changemake Ship class to foster students with innovative mindsets. The class is led by professor Park Seoung-soo (Leader in Industry-university Cooperation+), who teaches students about “change making” for the first part of the semester, and Social Balance CEO Lee Yeong-dong, who guides students through making their own social innovating projects. As of December, the class has started their own projects, and 10 teams, each with a different goal, are trying their best at finding solutions to problems, such as teenager depression, food delivery, and recycling issues. Students sit with their teams during the Changemake Ship class and carry out their own projects to improve society. (From left) Professor Park Seoung-soo (Leader in Industry-university Cooperation+) and Social Balance CEO Lee Yeong-dong lead the Changemake Ship class together. Team “Tri-Empathy,” made up of Lee Ji-su (Department of Information System, 2nd year), Shin Ga-hyun (Department of German Language and Literature, 3rd year), and Seo Su-ung (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year), seeks to tackle teenager depression by creating a platform where teenagers can converse with each other anonymously in a chat room with an expert who would host and guide the conversations being present. The platform is similar to anonymous meetings prevalent in Western countries that are part of a patient's treatment. Tri-Empathy tried to find a way for individuals to find comfort and receive treatment without having to feel the pressure that comes from a culture where psychological therapy is not prevalent and can be seen negatively. “Innovation as in social innovation carries the meaning of creating something new, but it is also a process that accompanies pain,” said Lee Ji-su. “I believe that starting something is in itself already the first step to innovation. I think that the small actions made are social innovations; thus, the relationship between ‘love in deed and truth’ and social innovation is only different in its directional nature.” (From left) Members of Tri-Empathy: Shin Ga-hyun (Department of German Language and Literature, 3rd year), Seo Su-ung (Division of Business Administration, 3rd year) and Lee Ji-su (Department of Information System, 2nd year) Team “Happy City,” made up of Jeong Seung-yun (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), Choi Dong-hwan (Department of Architectural Engineering, 4th year), Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Korean Language Education, 3rd year), Park Tae-hyeong (Department of Architecture, 1st year) and Kang Cho-hyun (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year), seeks to find a solution to recent problems regarding food deliverymen committing misdemeanors and the trust between consumers and vendors. Viral videos showing part-time deliverymen eating the food they were delivering highlighted petty crimes carried out behind the scenes. The team agreed that social innovation is not only about making new things but is also about improving existing things and solving problems. “I believe ‘love in deed and truth’ is ultimately an essential mindset in social innovation,” said Kim. Park added that he believes that social innovation comes from individuals, which he thinks is their duty. “Before, people would wait for the government to solve problems, but in the future, I think that us, college students and citizens, solving various personal social problems by ourselves is social innovation,” said Park. (From left) Members of Happy City: Kim Ji-hyeon (Department of Korean Language Education, 3rd year), Choi Dong-hwan (Department of Architectural Engineering, 4th year), Kang Cho-hyun (Department of Applied Art Education, 3rd year), Jeong Seung-yun (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year) and Park Tae-hyeong (Department of Architecture, 1st year) Some students who have taken the Changemake Ship class continue their social mission outside of class in Hanyang. Kim So-hee (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) and Kim Gong-min (Department of Educational Technology, 3rd year) of team “킹리적 갓리수거,” which is a play on words that means rational recycling in Korean, took the class early this year and have since been part of Hanyang’s Environmental Supporters. The team’s aim was to find a solution to disposable waste that filled up trash cans too fast and leftover contents inside the trash made it harder to recycle. By analyzing and comparing data that showed them what kinds of trash created the most problems, the team concluded that the best solution would be to install an additional trash can for liquids so that plastic containers could be stacked and disposed of in a compact way. Kim So-hee said that she thinks ‘love in deed and truth’ is about looking at everyday things with a perspective that does not take things for granted and taking small actions. Kim Gong-min added that we should rethink the everyday problems that we face and define them, while looking for an answer. click to read about their next recycling plans project (From left) Members of “킹리적 갓리수거": Kim So-hee (Division of International Studies, 3rd year) and Kim Gong-min (Department of Educational Technology, 3rd year) Hanyang University continues to expand its influence upon society by supporting and fostering students, seeking to imbue them with civic mindedness. Thanks to classes such as the Changemake Ship class, Hanyang’s founding spirit of ‘love in deed and truth’ can be spread and materialize as social innovation. Jung Myung-suk kenj3636@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Jung Myung-suk

2019-12 04

[Special][HYU High] A University Started with Volunteering Now Leads the Social Innovation of Korea (1)

Since Hanyang University was established with the founding principle of ‘Love in Deed and Truth’ in 1939, the university has done its best to cultivate people that can change the world into a better place, and not just merely creating oustanding individuals. In 1994, Hanyang made a social volunteering workgroup for the first time among Korean universities and let students experience ‘a life not for me but for others’ at least once as Hanyang students by making a mandatory social volunteering course. Through this process, all Hanyang students can cultivate compassion and responsibility to their community, which is the most important virtue as global leaders. Such Hanyang spirit is showing its potency in a big paradigm shift from ‘social volunteering that cures the wounds of the world’ to ‘social innovation that solves the root of those wounds.’ We would like to share how Hanyang University is raising its position as a global social innovation university that fulfills that social responsibility. A New Paradigm to Cultivate and Support Social Innovators: HUGE In May 2017, Hanyang University declared ‘Hanyang University for Global Engagement (HUGE),' a global vision to make a better world. Through ‘HUGE’, Hanyang trains students with innovative ideas, networks cultivated innovators, and runs funding programs that help to realize these ideas, cementing three major capacities as a changemaker: the public mind, value creation, and global networking. Students who have gone through regular educational courses connected from undergraduate to graduate school and extracurricular programs, can check their capacities and cultivate them through Hanyang’s networking programs. Such capacities are Hanyang’s vision that leads to social innovation’s virtuous cycle by becoming priming water for fundings from the government, local governments, and companies. Based on this vision, Hanyang University would like to continue making a ‘collective impact’ for a better world with governmental organizations, private companies, and NGOs, and check the actual results and share them through the annual Seventeen Hearts Festival (SHF hereafter) that Hanyang University holds every year. Hanyang Changemakers, You are Changemakers!: Seventeen Hearts Festival 2019 The Hanyang Social Innovation Center(http://hvc.hanyang.ac.kr) held the SHF for four days from September 25th to the 28th in 2019. SHF, which is the fourth time this year, has been growing as a festival that shares and cheers the various results of social innovation during the year led by youths in university, in the region, and the world under the goal to make a better world. This year’s SHF delivered their message that anyone among Hanyangians can be changemakers who bring about positive change through the catchphrase of “Hanyang Changemakers, You are Changemakers!.” For this, it opened the SDGs Play Zone to easily learn social innovation and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, “Time to Open the Future” with ASHOKA Korea, “National Social Venture Competition” with Korea Social Enterprise Promotion Agency, and international conferences, so that people can experience these professional fields. The Social Innovation Center stated the purpose of SHF by stating, “We wanted to tell people that the practice of social innovation and SDGs is easy to do and needs not to be grandiose or professional. Various activities that think and try to make a better world can be social innovation.” The First Step to Social Innovation: the Regular Program from Undergraduate to Graduate School Hanyang University, chosen as the ASHOKA U Changemaker Campus for the first time in 2018, provides world-class social innovation education programs. ASHOKA has been discovering and supporting social innovators since 1980. Currently, 3,700 ASHOKA fellows are actively participating in their own fields, and three of them have received the Nobel Prize. Hanyang University runs the only comprehensive social innovation education program that undergraduates-masters-doctorates are connected by running a double major in the Social Innovation Program for undergraduate courses and graduate level courses in Global Social Economy. The double major in the Social Innovation Program has shown its popularity in particular since the number of students registering for the program has increased from 40 in 2018 to 90, with around 130 students currently participating. In the program, there are various subjects such as Understanding Social Innovation, the Social Entrepreneur Spirit, the Social Innovation Sympathy Practice, the Social Innovation Practice, Understanding International Development Cooperation, Climate Change and Impact Business, CSR and Social Innovation, the Sustainable City and Social Living Lab, and Impact Communication. Among these courses, many of them are done in IC-PBL (Industry Coupled Problem Based Learning), which results in education that connects companies, nonprofit organizations, and universities, creating an actual impact in various social fields. ▲ Integrated Social Innovation Major Class Hanyang’s outstanding educational programs are being acknowledged internationally. They were praised high by professionals, and Hanyang’s case was presented as the best educational case for social innovation that represents Korea at international events such as the Best Practice Session of Ashoka Exchange Conference (February 2019, the United States), the Stanford-Pecking University Social Innovation Conference (March 2019, China), the Interdisciplinary Social Innovation Research Conference (September 2019, the United Kingdom) and the BRICKS Conference (Hong Kong). Fun Social Innovation: When Social Innovation and Playing Meet Hanyang University is running the ‘Changemaker Group’ (CMG hereafter), which is a cross-sectoral (public-private-social-university) partnership-based consortium to solve local and societal’ problems, collectively. Design Thinking CMG, which creates new industries through design thinking and playing methodology, make active results by developing and producing learning materials for two years that people can learn social innovation and UN’s SDGs through playing with them. In relation to this, the CMG has launched an educational brand of “SDGs Changers Lab,” and with the production of educational kits that encompass toddlers to grown-ups, it has developed an educational course known as the ''Thinker-Maker-Entrepreneur Series Educational Course Through Playing Methodology.' In particular, local societies and educational fields are interested in ‘Play with Goals,’ which is an SDGs literacy boardgame. As a cooperation-based boardgame, and not as a competitive game, it was designed to learn concepts of SDGs naturally, which can be played by rolling dice with players. Researcher Yu Jeong-yun of Hanyang University's Design Thinking CMG said, “The goal of this project is not only to provide the young aged educational content but also to be applicable to university students and youths for startups and critical capacity education; thus, it contributes to solving the problems of the job search and startups since it can help even women with disconnected careers and seniors preparing for the retirement through the professional lecturer cultivation course. They can be dispatched to organizations that need the program.” The SDGs Changers Lab is going to run an educational volunteering program with a local children’s center and 10 elementary, middle, and high schools by organizing a volunteering group of 100 Hanyang students in January 2020. Change the World with Gimbap and Ramyeon: KAINA ▲ KAINA Korean Food A Korean food franchise, KAINA, which helps single Filipino mothers, is a social venture established by Hanyang students. It opened its first store in a cafeteria of Ateneo de Manila University Naga Campus of Naga city in May 2018 and opened the second store at St. Joseph School in August 2019. KAINA runs like this. To single mothers who need income, KAINA teaches them how to cook Korean food, run a restaurant, hire well-trained single mothers as a full-time worker, and pays them a more-than-average payment. They also provide them the major three insurances that are equivalent to Korea’s four major insurances. Currently, eight women work as full-timers with KAINA to support their families and keep the education of their children. Fourteen Hanyang students are dispatched as co-founders of KAINA restaurants and on-site interns in Naga City. As BTS promotes Korea with its music, KAINA promotes Korean culture with Korean food. Since it is an on-campus restaurant, flour-based foods such as gimbap and ramyeon that reflect local students’ preferences are favored. For KAINA students dispatched in the second semester of 2019, they are getting local society’s positive attention since they not only operated the business but also held some cultural events. KAINA’s goal is to open 20 KAINA restaurants around the Philippines, and it wishes to be a monumental case of a ‘global development cooperation program’ that helps women to be independent and creates the result of Hanyang students’ social innovational capacity growth. A Forum for Social Innovation Leaders: Asia Pacific Youth Exchange(APYE) From 2018, Hanyang University holds APYE Korea every summer vacation to enhance youths’ social innovation practicing capacity. The program is co-held with Urban Youth Academy (UYA), Asia Development Bank (ADB), and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) that runs APYE in four different Asian countries. The APYE is a global social innovation leadership development program that seeks ways to reach the UN’s SDGs with youths from Asia Pacific regions gathered and the participation is growing as the years go by. In this year, around 200 youths from 20 different countries participated and the event was held from August 18 to 27 in relation to Multi-cultural Family Supporting Centers (Seongdong-gu of Seoul, Danwon-gu of Ansan, Dalseo-gu of Daegu) under the theme of “SDGs for Multiculturalism in Korea”. Especially, “Deonurim” program which helps economic independence of families that are laid helpless among multicultural families got a lot of attention. Students got positive evaluations from local residents and professionals as they suggested an idea to expand the marketing or to solve multicultural children’s problems that they suffer right after they start attending elementary school through video games. Ideas that people suggest in APYE can be practical only when local people accept them via professional’s consultations. The representative case of it is KAINA in the Philippines and ideas that will come up in future APYE that aim to create sound communities in relation to SDGs can become another model of KAINA. ▲ 2019 APYE KOREA Leading the Social Innovation Research: Stanford Social Innovation Review in Korean ▲ SSIR Korean edition Hanyang University has been publishing the Korean version of Stanford Social Innovation Review(SSIR) since November of 2018. SSIR is a world’s best social innovation specialist journal, and the demand was already high as its excellence was recognized by professionals researching or practicing social innovation, although it was never officially published in Korea. Hanyang University, the first Ashoka U ChangeMaker Campus in East Asia, exclusively signed the right of publications in Korea with Stanford University and positioned itself as the front runner of social innovation research, worthy of its name. A total of three journals were published since last November, and the latest issue published in October of 2019 includes the first local content of social innovation cases within Korea. The importance of local content is expected to increase in the future, and be translated into English so that this contributes to announcing the excellent cases of Korea to overseas as well. Meanwhile, SSIR and Hanyang University are hosting an international conference in a yearly custom since year 2018. This year’s conference was held for two days from October 29~30th, and many local and overseas institutions including the Asian Foundation, British Council, and Hyundai Chung Mong-Koo Foundation participated. The theme of the conference was “Scaling Collective Impact,” and worldwide professionals from nearly 10 different nations participated and shared their experiences and know-how with the audience. Some of the main presenters were professor Michael Frese (National University of Singapore), who recently presented the results of startup education in developing countries based on psychology in the Science journal, global impact measurement professional Jyotsna Puri, also a professor (GCF & Columbia University), president Seo Sang-mok (Korea National Council on Social Welfare), the former Minister of Health and Welfare who has been arguing for balance in the economy and welfare through World Bank and KDI, and Robinah Birungi, the director of Mango Fund, who has been implementing impact investment in Uganda. As introduced in the following, Hanyang University is striving to ‘create a better world’ on the global stage. Also, ‘love in deed and truth’ is the cultivation of educational ideals, with effort to foster Changemakers that will lead in social innovation worldwide. We anticipate Hanyang’s title to be in sites where activities aim to better the lives of humanity and create happiness on the global stage. Written by: Social Innovation Center(SIC) , Eunjung Kim

2019-12 02

[Special]The Unveiling of the Greenhouse Near Hanyang Campus

Members of Hanyang University may have come across the greenhouse or what appears to be a botanical garden in front of the Student Residence Hall V of the Seoul Campus of Hanyang University. Two students who live in the Student Residence Hall V, which is right next to the greenhouse, and, yet, have never been to it, nor know what is inside, went on a tour to discover the secrets lying inside the gates of the vinyl greenhouse. An overview of the inside of the greenhouse located near Student Residence Hall V An image of the vinyl greenhouse used to heat up plants during winter is situated next to the greenhouse. What did students living close by and those living at the Student Residence Hall V think about the unknown garden? Lee Yeon-jae (Division of Business Administration, 1st year) thought that the botanical garden was involved in a business collaboration with the school. Another student living in the student residence hall V, Lee Soo-hyun (Division of Business Administration, 1st year) pointed out that she had seen the same flowers, the royal azalea, decorated around the campus at the beginning of the school year, being watered and managed at this greenhouse. As it turns out, the greenhouse was used to grow the plants and flowers necessary for various events at Hanyang University, including the entrance ceremony and graduation ceremony. Its official name is Hanyang University Greenhouse and is affiliated with the Property Management Team. Royal azalea is the most used plant during an event at the school, and one that was recommended to be introduced by the manager of the greenhouse. Royal azalea is the flower used to make the flower walkway beside the red carpet at the entrance ceremony. The beloved royal azalea was covering most of the outside garden of the greenhouse, but after the early days of December are over, these royal azaleas will be put inside the vinyl greenhouse. Normally, royal azaleas are known to bloom in May, simultaneously blossoming its leaves and flowers. By continuously using oil to heat up the vinyl greenhouse, the royal azalea will bloom earlier for use during events. Managing the greenhouse mainly consists of repotting the plants that have outgrown their old pots, watering all plants regularly, taking care of leaves that have yellowed, and so forth. The four most used plants are Chunsansoo (천산수), Rhapis humilis, rubber tree, and yellow palm (in clockwise order). The four most used plants inside the greenhouse were Chunsansoo (천산수), Rhapis humilis, rubber tree, and yellow palm. The biggest plants of these are chosen to be placed next to the stage during an event, whereas the small royal azalea are placed in the platform and between the stairways. Shin Man-chul, the manager of the greenhouse, is explaining the characteristics of the plants to students during a tour of the greenhouse. The students expressed their astonishment after visiting the inside of the greenhouse for the first time. “There are so many types of plants in the greenhouse, and I was surprised to see how systematically they were being managed with devotion from the management team,” said Lee Yeon-jae. “The greenhouse is bigger than it seemed on the outside, and I was impressed by how the manager said he had designed some of the flowerpots and the plants inside himself,” said Lee Soo-hyun. The head of the management team and manager of the greenhouse, Shin Man-chul recommended to pay a visit to the greenhouse during spring and summer, when most of plants have bloomed inside the greenhouse. Kim Hyun-soo soosoupkimmy@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon

2019-11 30

[Special]Free Korean Tutoring for International Students

There are so many reasons you would want to learn Korean. You might want to understand classes, make Korean friends, watch Korean dramas without subtitles, or simply, understand every word of your favorite Korean idol. However, most would agree that learning a new language is not an easy task. For those international students at Hanyang who are having difficulties learning Korean, they should worry no more and visit the Office of International Affairs. To lessen the troubles of its foreign students, Hanyang University has prepared a free tutoring system for all its international students. The 1:1 Korean Tutoring Reservation System provides an hour-long tutoring session between one Korean student as the tutor and one international student as the tutee. Any international student can make a reservation through the website (click to visit) by choosing a date, checking the available time, and selecting the tutor’s language. By entering specific information on the sort of tutoring contents they need (it could be anything from casual conversation in Korean, help with writing a report in Korean, learning grammar, or talking about Korean culture), the tutees can customize the class according to their needs. On the day of booking, tutees should visit the Global Information Center located in the lobby of the International Building and meet their tutor. Note that there is no limitation on how many times booking is allowed for one tutee (even in a row) as long as there are available sessions. The free 1:1 Korean tutoring session can be reserved through the website. Follow these four easy steps. (Photo courtesy of 1:1 Korean Tutoring Reservation System website) Zhang Shengyu (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) is one of the regular students of the tutoring system. Since earlier this year, Zhang has visited his tutor every week for two hours. Although he studied at the language school for a year when he first came to Korea two years ago, his first year in university was still very difficult. “Almost all classes I need to take are in Korean, so at first, I could not understand anything. Another difficult thing was the many rules of etiquette Korea has, which took some time getting used to,” said Zhang. Zhang Shengyu (Department of Theater and Film, 1st year) said the tutoring sessions were extremely helpful and fun and encourages other international students to make good use of the system as well. Zhang said the tutoring was very helpful during those days. “I wanted to speak fluent Korean, but there weren’t many opportunities to talk with Korean friends. Having friendly conversations with my tutor was not only fun, but also very helpful in speaking more correctly and choosing more natural vocabulary.” Tutors are selected by the Office of International Affairs before the start of each semester through application reviews and interviews. There are about 20 tutors each semester, and each works for more than three hours a week. One of the tutors, Yim Su-bin (Department of Public Administration, 4th year), said he learned something from the sessions, too. Yim has participated as a tutor since September and the experience was worthwhile in many ways. “It was a great self-improvement for me. Meeting friends of various cultural backgrounds taught me a lot about different cultures. Also, you need to have a conversation with a stranger for an hour, so it trains your ice-breaking skill. In addition, you gain the know-how in how to teach others.” For this reason, he recommends becoming a tutor for all Hanyang students, and, especially, those interested in education. Yim also said it was especially rewarding for him when the tutees contact him after sessions to say that they could hand in the assignment, thanks to him. Yim Su-bin (Department of Public Administration, 4th year) has participated as a tutor since September. Zhang said that it is a pity that not many international students seem to make good use of the system, and encouraged them to maximize the effect by preparing beforehand what they need the most from the tutoring. Also, both Zhang and Yim agreed that there could be more programs to help international students. “There are many international students at Hanyang but not many speak fluent Korean. I wish the school provided a weekly Korean class open to all students,” said Zhang. Yim also agreed. “There is very little exchange between Korean and international students. Perhaps it could help to create a program which matches mentor and mentee students of the same major, 1 to 1.” Lim Ji-woo il04131@hanyang.ac.kr Photos by Lee Hyeon-seon, Lim Ji-woo Design by Lim Ji-woo

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