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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 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 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 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- 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 - *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

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 A photo that implies that the work distribution among team members is not always fair. (Photo courtesy of 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 --

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 Edit by Kim Ju-eun

2019-11 07

[Special]The Day of Cultural Activities

In Korea, the last Wednesday of each month is, by law, designated as a "day of cultural activities." In order to lower the threshold of cultural facilties across the country and spread the cultural flavor in people's lives, the Cultural Promotion Committee and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism initiated the policy of cultural day from January of 2014. On this day, cultural activities provided by more than 2000 cultural facilities including movie theaters, performance theaters, museums, art museums, and cultural properties can be enjoyed for a discounted price, or even for free. Some facilities even extend their opening hours on this day so that office workers can take advantage of this special day after their work. The last Wednesday of each month in Korea is designated as a "day of cultural activities." (Photo courtesy of Major movie theaters in Korea, including CGV, Lotte Cinema, and Megabox engage in price discount of 5,000 won for movie tickets from 5pm to 9pm. For those who prefer to watch more lively performances such as plays, musicals, or dance perfomances, there will be discounts or special programs available on the last Wednesday of each month. As for fine arts and exhibitions, major exhibition facilities, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art will either be free, discounted, or even opened for extended hours. In libraries for book lovers, special programs may be enjoyed. The palaces in the city, such as the Gyeongbokgung Palace, the Changdeokgung Palace, the Changgyeonggung Palace, the Deoksugung Palace, the Jongmyo Shrine, and the Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty are also on the list. They are open for visitors with no extra cost once a month. The Gyeongbokgung Palace, located in Jongno-gu, is free of charge on the last Wednesday of every month. (Photo courtesy of For Hanyang University students, cultural day can be enjoyed near campus in Seongdong-gu. On the last Wednesday of November, the CGV movie theater near Wangsimni station offers 2D movies for 5,000 won from 5pm to 9pm. At the Galeria Foret, an exhibition titled Brick Campus in Seoul features art made of brick or even legos, while the other exhibit in the Galeria Foret, titled The Muse; Degas to Gaudi, can both be visited for a discounted price on the spot. The Seongdong public libraries are offering a tempting deal by allowing people to borrow up to 10 books. Besides offering people various opportunities to experience cultural activities, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism engages in diverse, designed businesses for the purpose of cooperating with private organizations and expanding the cultural leisure of citizens. These ongoing projects include a local culture content characterization business, with the aim of excavating culture programs using intrinsic local culture and the “youth mike” which supports youth by supporting their dreams of becoming professional musicians by providing the opportunity to perform on stage. Culture day is the day to take a “break from our daily lives,” as its slogan suggests. Why don’t we take the last Wednesday of every month to enjoy the diverse cultural experiences open to us in Korea and fill ourselves with energy to go on with our daily lives? Culture day offers us just what we need in this complicated modern world. The relaxation and enjoyment, ensued by the fresh energy to start out a new month, awaits you. Click for more detailed information Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 01

[Special][magazine] Hanyang News Through Email

Hanyang University sends email newsletters introducing representative issues and research achievements to 11,000 researchers abroad. Does a chef serving a nice dish feel the same as we do? After sending a newsletter to a number of researchers worldwide, the editor is both hopeful and worried. Thoughts of how to better introduce Hanyang University, worries about making the readers feel uncomfortable, and wishes of building close relationships are intertwined. Monthly newsletters are the result of a lot of sincerity and effort. We hope that the new betterments of the Hanyang University email newsletter can reach out to more people. Writer : Manager Kim Sang-oh (PLANNING AND EVALUATION TEAM, OFFICE OF PLANNING) The Fundamentals of Email : Think Once More from Users Point of View The email can be perceived by some as simply an old-fashioned means of communication. However, and at the same time, it is also the best and most standardized way of communicating. It is hard, however, to think that the objective of the email is achieved after just sending emails unilaterally. In fact, the user’s perspective must be considered. Will users even open the email? How will they evaluate and react when they click on the email? Will they feel no objections and simply click to obtain more information? Questions such as these were the first considerations in improving the email process, and issues of these types were carefully examined. We made changes in the way that basic information is delivered in an email by placing only the right amount of text so that basic information is delivered without any additional clicks. Additionally, we carefully reviewed and organized the procedures for presenting concise and interesting issues, along with easy to connect information. The overall arrangement of content, eye-flow, and unobtrusive design were all considered one by one. Themed Content for the Intro: Different Features each Month The biggest change in content is in the introduction. Breaking from the previous simple structure where research achievements were written in parallel form, the front page is now reserved for an article that will leave a strong impact on the readers. This content is structured with Hanyang’s core strengths ‘3S Strategy (Smart Education & Research, Start-Up, Social Innovation) and Industry-University Cooperation’ in order to increase its impact, leading readers right to the main content without unnecessary detractions. ** 3S: Smart Education & Research, Start up, Social Innovation The first topic was “Smart Education.” It introduced Hanyang’s unique IC-PBL program which is leading the future of education, along with example cases. The next topic was “Smart Research,” and it introduced eight researchers whose work is related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The results were expected to interest researchers across the globe who are unfamiliar with Hanyang University. The next topic will be “Industry Academia” and will describe ERICA Campus’ University-Research-Industry cooperation achievements and how the new major of “Social Innovation” is helping Hanyang University to lead in the field of social innovation. For such articles, different staff members from the related departments with in-depth knowledge of the programs will join as writing staff so that the articles can be more precise and impactful. This process of showcasing articles with different themes each month will help deliver Hanyang’s unique strengths clearly. Considering User Interface: Small Change, much Satisfaction The changes in design are also considerable. The new newsletter was made in a responsive page type to overcome technological limitations since the previous one did not take various user interfaces into consideration. Thus, simple content arrangement is favored over detailed design. Readability for users, whether through PC or mobile, is given the highest consideration. Emails have become easier to read since many unnecessary images were removed, making the content more streamlined. A review of email reception showed that 43% were viewed on desktop, 27% were viewed on mobile, and 25% were viewed on unknown devices. Considering app-based user trends such as Gmail (Google), the actual mobile environment is expected to be around 50%, and this number is expected to rise. Reasons to consider user interface are also supported by the numbers. [Graph Embedded] Please insert the data in a pie chart - Desktop 43%, Mobile 27%, Unknown 25%, Others 5% - Caption: Data on Email Recipients’ Viewing Methods for October 2019 [Image Embedded] (1) An image of a previous newsletter (2) An image of a new letter (3) An image of a new mobile letter Close Observation and Reaction Based on Statistics: “Meticulous Review After Sending Email” Just sending a newsletter is not enough. A variety of supporting data has shown that recipients’ situations and responses can be used to identify and address issues that should be considered for future installments. With the newly introduced platform, it has become possible to gather statistical data such as the “open-rate (the rate of people who opened the email),” which links were the most favored, in what environment people opened the email, and to what extent action was taken in response to the email. The improvements now allow us to better understand the readers’ minds after analyzing and processing the data. This month’s email will feel more comfortable than last month’s email. These days, universities are continually innovating for their survival in the face of crises such as changes in the international higher education environment due to the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, educational platforms that include MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses), and the sudden decrease in the number of students. In addition to further strengthening the university’s specialties in areas such as education and research, the university is also promoting a number of changes in areas such as university-industry cooperation, start-ups, and social innovation. Universities also need a process of demonstrating their achievements effectively and gain recognition. Considering various domestic and international university evaluations, managing the reputation of the university has been an important mission. In this situation, the improvements and reformations of the newsletter were not a choice but a necessity, and Hanyang University will advance without hesitating on the verge of such changes. If you want to receive a special email of unique Hanyang features once a month, please follow the links below. English Newsletter Subscription : Korean Newsletter Subscription :

2019-10 20

[Special]Stories of Old Rulers, the Tailoring Tool

'Bang Won Pyeong Jik,' which means Bang (方) for Square, Won (圓) for Circle, Pyeong (平) for Horizontal, and Jik (直) for Vertical, is a term describing a fundamental architectural principle -- that a building should be a proper harmony of a square, circle, horizontal, and vertical. The term is also the title of the collaborative exhibition by the Hanyang University Museum and Hanyang's Far East Architectural History Lab. The exhibition's full title, ‘Bang Won Pyeong Jik: Tailoring the houses’ is currently being held at the Hanyang University Museum from October 10th to the 31st. As its title indicates, the main theme of the exhibition is the tool which forms the basis of all architecting and tailoring, the ruler. The exhibition holds significance as it commemorates the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University as well as the Department of Architecture, the major that has been with the school from its establishment. The exhibition, ‘Bang Won Pyeong Jik: Tailoring the houses’ is open from October 10th to October 31st, 2019. The exhibition presents a wide collection of rulers used by architectural artisans from ancient times to present, from Eastern to Western. Rulers of great cultural value can be seen at the exhibiton, including an old dangcheok (a ruler used in the Tang dynasity), rulers used in ancient Korea from the Goryeo and Joseon dynasties, as well as a nine-meter ruler of Shin Eung-su, the master carpenter of Korea, whose ruler was used for the repair of Seoul’s Gwanghwamun. The exhibition also tells many interesting facts about rulers, such as interpreting dreams about a ruler, how the standards of measuring have changed over time, how kings of the past tried to ‘rule’ through rulers, and even a picture of how tall Kwanwoo, a nine-cheok human from the Records of the Three Kindgoms, actually was. By showing the meaning and the value which rulers have held throughout history, the exhibition invites its visitors to realize the significance of a mundane tool -- the ruler. The exhibition displays a wide collection of rulers used by architectural artisans from ancient times to present, from Eastern to Western, based on the theme of Bang Won Pyeong Jik. Professor Han dong-soo (Department of Architecture), the head of the Far East Architectural History Lab, explained that the idea for the exhibition came from a simple proposition he once made to one of his students. “There was a student who did not have a hobby, so one day I recommended him to try and collect rulers. After two years, he had gathered about 200 rulers. It felt like a waste to not put them on display,” said Han. “The ruler is the first tool to be used for any work, whether it be for tailoring clothes or building a house. Thus, it holds something special for architects." Professor Han dong-soo (Department of Architecture) and his students in Hanyang’s Far East Architectural History Lab proposed the idea for the exhibition. The exhibition, which is free of charge, will be held until October 31st, 2019. For its visitors, Han has encouraged us to think about the history and the wisdom behind the mundane tool called the ruler. “Throughout history, rulers have played an important role, far more than just measuring. They encapsulate the wisdom of the past architects, even as far as embodying the absolute power of a kingdom. It will be of much fun to consider these aspects with your visit," said Han. Lim Ji-woo Photos by Kim Ju-eun

2019-10 09

[Special]Celebrating the Promulgation of the Korean Alphabet

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2019-10 07

[Special][HYU High] 8 Representative Hanyang Researchers, Leading the 4th Industrial Revolution

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.