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On February 3, president Kim Woo-seung and about 50 student CEOs gathered together. This meeting was held by invitation of the president in order to encourage student start-ups and to listen to their difficulties and award them with CEO business cards as well as startup scholarships. Hanyang University has shown the most enthusiasm in start-up support amongst domestic universities by winning 1st place in producing student startups for four consecutive years. Fueled by Hanyang’s practical learning, the alumni business startup network is also very strong. According to Korea’s largest business credit ratings agency, the Korea Enterprise Data, the annual sales of businesses run by CEOs from Hanyang University draws near 573 trillion won (about 482 billion USD) as of 2018. This is a figure that has reached 33.1% of Korea’s GDP. As of last December 2018, the number of companies with Hanyang alumni CEOs ranked 1st among domestic universities, with 10,213 enterprises, which is 1.8 times more than average among Korea’s top six universities (Korea University, Sogang University, Seoul National University, Sungkyunkwan University, Yonsei University, and KAIST). In addition, 334 enterprises were listed in the securities market including the negotiable security, KOSDAQ (Korea Securities Dealers Automated Quotations), and KONEX (Korea New Exchange). ▲ (above) Pictured is the student startup business card delivery and start-up scholarship presentation ceremony on February 3rd. (below) Pictured is the Hanyang Entrepreneurship Day, a competition for the best startup items created during the first semester undergraduate startup lecture in 2019. From the startup preparation step to the exit: Establishment of the startup life cycle support system Hanyang University established the Center for Entrepreneurship (now the Startup Support Foundation) in 2009—which functions as a university startup support control tower focusing on ‘producing a prepared technical entrepreneur’ through proposals from alumni entrepreneurs. After its establishment, comprehensive startup support systems, such as startup education, startup training, networking, startup care, global support, and investments, were created, and customized startup step-by-step accelerations are provided. With the increase in life expectancy, and the fading notion of a lifetime career, a more systematic startup education is being provided to students in order to help in their active participation as well as in the wide mapping of their career paths. A systematic startup lecture that half of students take: Startup needs preparation Ryu Chang-wan, the director of the Startup Support Foundation, emphasized, “Challenge to startup is possible only through ideas and techniques, but systematic education and training is necessary for sustainable success.” Thus, by establishing undergraduate startup convergence majors and graduate school startup convergence departments, professional startup education curriculums have been provided, accelerating the production of creative and talented students who will innovate in the global economy. To solve the difficulties that students go through during the startup process, one-stop startup counseling centers which allow for both online and offline counseling as well as a mentor-on-call program that matches 1:1 with diverse experts from Hanyang University’s Startup Support Foundation on topics ranging from technology, law, finance, and foreign investment attraction are being operated. Furthermore, to decrease the burden on students from holding both academic and startup activities, diverse infrastructures and systems have been provided. The university aims to form an environment that allows students to freely participate in startups—not only establishing spaces that include the ‘247 Startup Dome,’ a startup dormitory for students wishing for a business startup, the ‘Comax Startup Town,’ a cooperative workspace space for student startups that was established by the donation from president Byun Bong-deok (Department of Mathematics, class of ‘58)—but also in establishing startup-friendly administrative systems such as the startup leave of absence and the startup alternative credit recognition system. Powered by this wholehearted support, about 150 startup clubs in Hanyang University are active every year, and about 55 student startup businesses are being produced among those clubs. 24/7 Start up Support! The ‘247 Startup Dome’ for intensively promoting innovative entrepreneurs In particular, the ‘247 Startup Dome’ (Startup Dome), which holds the meaning of supporting students’ startup for 24 hours seven days, is Hanyang’s own diversified student startup support platform that selects about 30 student entrepreneurs and provides them with dormitories, exclusive space, and mentors for one year. The Startup Dome was arranged by remodeling a 638㎡ space of one floor in the previous 1st Residence Hall that was used as a building for preparation courses for the Bar Exam, which now consists of 10 dormitories, a cooperative workspace, a project room, a startup mentor office, and a startup professor office. In fact, Hanyang University is the first domestic university ever to intensively produce student entrepreneurs through a residential startup space that not only provides dormitories but also utilizes education and exclusive experts. Lee Kyung-tae (Division of Business Administration, class of ‘10), a student who joined the 247 Startup Dome in 2018, said, “it was difficult for students living far from each other to even gather up for a meeting, but the efficiency improved drastically after joining the 247 Startup Dome,” and that they “finished the project that originally took more than a month in just two weeks.” ▲ (above) The entire view of the 247 Startup Dome’s interior (Cooperative workspace) (Below left) Students concentrating on their startups for service launching (Below right) A student writing on his board sharing his startup progress status with other participants The university’s own establishment fund supporting stable commercialization of early startup businesses Hanyang University is the first domestic university ever to hold a university technology holdings company (HYU Holdings). It was selected as the TIPS (Tech Incubator Program for Startups Korea) program operator for the government’s technology based startup team, having created funds of 8.3 billion won (about 7 million USD), such as the Ministry of Education University Startup Fund. Not only Hanyang’s Startup Support Foundation Investment Fund, organized by the university’s faculties, and the Hanyang Angel Club, which centers on alumni CEOs, but also the VC (Venture Capital) network, which is connected to the Hanyang University Startup Support Foundation, is linked to create a customized investment support system that aids in the early startup commercialization of businesses. Moreover, business plan coaching and intensive mentoring programs have been enhanced to develop the strength of investment capacity for startup businesses and attract real investment to the fullest advantage. The birth of a global innovation business that will surprise the world: The start is important Hanyang University is constructing infrastructure and networks all over the world to prepare a stepping stone for student startups wishing to make headway into the global market and to develop the capacity of current students. This is because successful foreign market entry is possible through an organized preparation that keeps in mind the steps from the preliminary design of an item to the global market. Hanyang University established a Global Startup Base Center in the U.S. Silicon Valley, New York, Shanghai China, Hanoi Vietnam, and appointed global startup mentors (known as the Startup Mentors) that consists of alumni members from all over the world. The Startup Mentors are active, not only in the core fields of the Fourth Industrialization such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, and Big Data, but also in other diverse fields such as investment, law, and the global network expert, which allows them to provide support to startups in need of realistic counseling to work globally. The Startup Mentors are carrying out online and offline mentoring for their juniors in school who wish to participate in the global marketplace, and regular lectures progressed through video will be opened this year. ▲U.S. Silicon Valley's 3rd Global Startup Mentors appointment ceremony ▲ Students participating in an online video lecture during a school startup lecture titled the ‘Startup Talk Concert’ Preparing a stepping stone for global market entry for startup businesses: Establishing a worldwide cooperation network With the aim of ‘fostering global innovative startups,’ Hanyang is supporting various programs to give practical help to local startups hoping to make inroads into the global market. Hanyang University provides acceleration that fits the local situation by forming a cooperative network of 50 countries such as the United States, Europe, and Southeast Asia. One representative example is the global accelerating program that selects promising startups and supports them by links to desired local accelerators, mentoring, and feasibility analysis. Through the mentoring and feasibility analysis by the local accelerator, outstanding startups are dispatched into the field, and can participate in business meetings and accelerating programs with local experts and VC. During the last three years, 87 businesses consolidated their foothold through this program, and 35 actual agreements were made, with 14 successfully going abroad. ▲ Global Accelerating Program Procedure Establishing faculty: Master doctorate startup support system for university technology startup vitalization Hanyang University is also supporting faculty and master·doctorate-level start-ups to boost technology start-ups originating from universities. Hanyang University was selected as the Leading University of the Laboratory Specialized Startup held by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), and allowed the sharing of vivid information of the industrial trends between faculties by managing the Faculty Startup Forum and the Industry Advisory Board (IAB). Furthermore, the previous research sabbatical year system, which was limited to academic research, has been improved by establishing the industry-university (startup) research year system, and the student startup link category was included in the faculty performance evaluation domain. Hanyang University established a system that allows a step-by-step systematic startup support from the laboratory startup business preparation step of education, mentoring, prototype production, space infrastructure, global advancement, and financial support to the EXIT (investment exit) step. The establishment of the One Stop Startup Mentoring System, specializing in laboratory startup and strategic support, is expected in connection with the government support business for a phased startup research outcome, enhancing IP, and planning post R&D. Hanyang’s own startup support system: Continuing as a healthy startup ecosystem Hanyang University will keep its diverse efforts on becoming a world class university with startup support. The university will strengthen its education and support system by setting up a 'Lab to Market' incubator for the master and doctorate-level technology start-up with high success rates in starting businesses. In addition, Hanyang will strive for co-prosperity with local industries through linkage of local, specialized industries or cooperation with relevant local industry agencies. These support systems not only contributes to the buildup of a healthy startup ecosystem, but they also discover talented innovation entrepreneurs, and develop them to take a big part in creating job opportunities and revitalize the national economy. The world pays attention to the student startup business ‘LetinAR’ which created an augmented reality lens Kim Jae-hyuk (Department of Industrial Engineering), the representative of LetinAR was spotlighted by diverse global companies in the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) held on January in Las Vegas, United States through his ‘Pin Mirror 2020’ lens which passed the limit of previous augmented reality and optical systems. LetinAR’s Pin Mirror Lens overcame the limits of augmented reality machines that only had 23 degrees of vertical viewing angle, which was expanded to 40 degrees, and the usability was improved so that it could be used naturally like normal glasses. Kim used the pin mirror technology that he and his colleague co-developed for startup, and later advanced startup items, attracted investment, and focused on strengthening the ability of global startups through the university’s startup support system. Of particular importance, the 247 Startup Dome and the moving in of the business incubation center later brought practical investment attraction by intensively coaching stable commercialization and investment progress. Representative Kim achieved investment attraction of 6.7 billion won (about 5.7 million USD) from Naver, DSC Investment since 2017. Afterward, he participated in worldwide exhibitions such as CES, MWC (Mobile World Congress) and gained tremendous responses and suggestions of joint business from Google, Apple, and Huawei. LetinAR is recognized for its firm technical abilities through the Prism Award from the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), which has the highest authority in the recent optical science field. Kim showed his aspiration of “bringing the third visual revolution of changing the way humans view the world in the next five years.”
Since its inception, Hanyang University has established itself as one of Korea’s most prestigious private universities by overcoming constant challenges. Under the recent slogan, ‘The Best for a Better World,’ Hanyang has continued its challenge of becoming a university that ‘serves to make the world a better place,’ and, to become ‘a prestigious university in the world.’ In the face of new challenges in 2020, we would like to take a look back at the 2019 year of Hanyang University to share in its achievements and key issues. The 80th Anniversary of Hanyang University Hanyang University, which was established in 1939 as the Dong-A Engineering Institute under the philosophy of ‘Love in Deed and Truth,’ celebrated its 80th anniversary last year. Under the founder’s will of ‘serving the nation through technology,’ the 330,000 alumni that Hanyang University has fostered played a key role in the Miracle on the Han River and has served as the engine of Korea’s growth. Today, we are making efforts to make the world a better place across the world, beyond the borders of this country. To celebrate the 80th anniversary, Hanyang University held various events, such as the outdoor performance La Traviata opera at the Amphitheater in Seoul Campus and an exhibition at Hanyang University Museum which presented the 80 year story of the university’s development. In addition, in order to transform the Hanyang University campus into an international academic exchange venue, Hanyang opened international academic conferences during the past year, such as the 80th Anniversary International Academic Event Promoting the Voice-Language Recognition Science Lab, The Global Symposium on Population Aging and Low Fertility, The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering, The International Conference for Advanced Cathodes in Lithium & Sodium-Ion Batteries, and more.These conferences were a great opportunity for many prominent scholars at home and abroad to visit Hanyang University, freely discuss academic issues, and witness the developments that Hanyang has made. ▲ Outdoor Opera La Traviata ▲ The 5th International Conference on the Interface between Statistics and Engineering The Inauguration of the 15th President Kim Woo-Seung In February of 2019, Professor Kim Woo-Seung (College of Engineering Sciences, Department of Mechanical Engineering) was inaugurated as the 15th President of Hanyang University, creating a great change in the leadership of Hanyang University. In his inauguration speech, President Kim Woo-Seung expressed his intention “to establish a foundation for a new leap forward by inheriting the tradition of Hanyang University,” while emphasizing that he will “achieve innovation in the education·research·academic·industrial cooperation cluster that will lead global competition through the pragmatic academics of Hanyang University.” Awarded the Hongjo Order of Service Merit in 2011 for suggesting research·academic·industrial cooperation campus model, President Kim Woo-Seung, a specialist in Korea’s academic-intellectual cooperation, played a major role in Hanyang University ERICA Campus becoming the center of industry university cooperation in Korea. His inauguration as president is an opportunity for Hanyang to reach sustainable development through cooperation with corporations. ▲ The Inauguration of the 15th President Improvement in External Evaluations Hanyang University was ranked 150th in the 2019 QS(Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings organized by the British university evaluation QS, from which Hanyang was able to reaffirm its reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world by continuing its upward trend in the external evaluation. ▲ QS World University Rankings: Hanyang University’s upward trend in rankings In addition, Hanyang University ranked 24th on the 2019 QS University Rankings for Asian Universities, confirming its status as one of the highest-ranking universities in Asia. In the specific fields of study, ‘Civil & Structural Engineering’ ranked 48th in the world and ‘Hospitality & Leisure Management’ ranked 50th in the world, proving that Hanyang University has been at the highest level of research and education in the world. Not only has Hanyang been prominent in its engineering fields, the university’s traditional asset, such as in ‘Chemical Engineering (61st in the world),’ ‘Architecture/Built Environment (63rd in the world),’ ‘Mechanical Engineering (69th in the world),’ ‘Materials Science (72nd in the world),’ but also by ranking in other fields from the humanities and social sciences, such as in ‘Modern Languages 98th in the world)’ and in ‘Communication & Media Studies (98th in the world).’ Furthermore, Hanyang University Seoul Campus was ranked 3rd, and the ERICA Campus ranked 10th on the JoongAng Ilbo University Evaluation, which is the most prestigious university evaluation in Korea. This marks the first time in Korea in which a university’s main campus as well as its branch campus have both placed within the top 10. 2019 Research Results : Artificial Muscle, 5G Autonomous Driving, HCR Hanyang University's research continued in 2019 and made a lot of achievements in the areas of future industries, which is an area of considerable value. On March 11th of 2019, Hanyang University and LG Uplus, a major telecommunications company in South Korea, demonstrated the world’s first autonomous, self-driving automobile using 5th generation (5G) mobile communication. This self-driving automobile (A1), made in cooperation with Hanyang University’s ACE Lab and LG Uplus, led by Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho, a well-renowned global authority in autonomous driving, succeeded in driving about 8 km in Seoul for 20 minutes. This experiment was conducted, not in a simulated test environment nor a suburb with few vehicles, but in a crowded urban environment, demonstrating the improvement in autonomous, self-driving automobiles and communication technology ▲ News report on the self-driving automobile demonstration <Captured from KBS News> While Hanyang University was showing off its technical skills with its 5G automatic driving demonstration in the field of self-driving which has the world’s attention, in another future technologies field, Professor Kim Sun-jeong of the Department of Biomedical Engineering led a team of multinationals including Professor Ray Bauman of the University of Texas at Dallas in the U.S to develop “sheath-run” artificial muscles. These artificial human muscles are up to 40 times stronger than natural muscles, and due to their relatively low production cost, they have the potential for commercial use. The results of the experiment were published in Science, the world’s top scientific journal. Moreover, Professor Sun Yang-kook of the Department of Energy Engineering and Professor Kim Ki-Hyun of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering were named Highly Cited Researchers (HCRs) for 2019 by Clarivate Analytics. HCRs represent the top 1% of researchers who receive the most thesis citations by other authors, which proves that the research of these two Hanyang University professors have great influence throughout the world. Professor Sun Yang-kook is one of the most acclaimed researchers of Hanyang University and has been named an HCR four times since 2016 in the material science field, specifically secondary batteries which are at the core of the development of the mobile industry. Professor Kim Ki-Hyun was selected as an HCR for the first time in 2019, but because he has been in the spotlight within the environmental field, his selection seems rather late. We would like to thank every researcher who has helped raise Hanyang University’s prestige with their outstanding accomplishments in 2019 and are looking forward to their wonderful performance across various fields in 2020. Building a Foundation of Integrated Research for the Future: MEB, IUCC, Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center For Hanyang University, 2019 has been a year of building a collective research system that has the keywords “Convergence” and “Sustainability.” Under the Industry-University-Research Cooperation Foundation’s supervision, integrated research centers of three different characteristics were established for the first time in 2019: the Hanyang Medicine-Engineering-Bio Center (MEB Center) that conducts Life Science research, clinical research, and pharmaceutical development; Hanyang Industry-University Cooperation Center (IUCC) that focuses on constructing a university-led industry-academic cooperation platform; and the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center that promotes differentiated education and research models. Together these three centers based on the 4th Industrial Revolution allow for sustainable humanities studies. The leaders of each Hanyang MEB Center were chosen from the full-time faculty of the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, and Natural Sciences. The members at each center were required to be filled by at least five full-time faculty members from at least two different fields, including the field of medicine. Hanyang IUCC is organized mainly of the research teams from the fields of engineering and natural sciences, but researchers from other areas such as humanities, social sciences, entertainment and sports, and medicine were allowed to participate as cooperative researchers of integrated research. This makes more integrated research across various fields possible. In addition, the Hanyang Humanities Enhancement Center has made it possible for humanities to be at the center of academic integration in the era of the 4th industrial revolution by forming research teams composed of members of the humanities, social sciences, and entertainment and sports, and also by letting researchers of engineering, natural sciences, and medicine work together as co-researchers. ▲ Hanyang University EUV-IUCC Led an Industry-University Cooperation Forum 2019 Best University for CEO Cultivation According to a survey of the number of CEOs by graduating university, it was found that the number of enterprises run by Hanyang alumni is the largest with 10,213 companies as of December 2018. Hanyang also ranked 4th in the top 1,000 companies, 5th in the top 500 companies, and has remained in second to third place for seven consecutive years, maintaining its position in the upper rankings. Additionally, the result of the “practical academics” that we’ve been pursuing was made clear as Hanyang University ranked 1st in the number of alumni-led start-up companies which numbered 2,153. ▲ Number of start-up CEOs compared to other major domestic universities Declaring an Eco-Friendly Campus: Plastic-free Eco Campus Hanyang University’s activities for The Best for a Better World campaign continued last year. Following the lead of the Hanyang University Social Innovation Center, it continued social innovation campaign by not only adhering to the distinctions of the UN’s 17-Sustainable Development Goals (17-SDGs) but also by declaring widely that it will become an eco-friendly campus to help to protect the earth’s environment. In June 2019, Hanyang University and Greenfund signed an MOU to Build an Eco-friendly Campus and shared thoughts on conducting environmental campaigns to build an eco-friendly campus and cultivate talented individuals with informed knowledge of the environment through the sharing of environment-related research and technology information. Hanyang University announced that it will become a plastic-free campus by decreasing the use of single-use and plastic products on campus. Such activities are linked with students’ active participation, so the Student Union has opened a group called Environment Supporters for the systematic development of an eco-friendly campus. Hanyang University provided free tumblers to students to promote the plastic-free campus campaign, declared the 17th of every month Green Day, and continued environmental protection campaigns such as holding a contest to establish a more eco-friendly campus and asking on-campus businesses to use fewer paper receipts (issuing electronic receipts instead) in order to be the Best for a Better World. ▲ Plastic-Free Campus: Free Tumbler Give Away Campaign The year 2019 was a year to look back on our footsteps by celebrating the 80th anniversary of Hanyang University and a time when we gained momentum to become a more prestigious global university in the near future. Using our momentum, Hanyang University’s great challenge to make a better world will continue in 2020. Global News Team firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies) and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering), the founders of Tobekant, were surprised at a phenomenon that millennials (those who were born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) and Generation Z (those who born in the digital environment between the mid-1990s and early 2000s) understand social and political issues only by reading the titles of news articles or from popular comments. Lee and Park wanted to make a center point that people can get information considerably and get along with people who share similar values. As a result, Tobekant, a social salon—which is a meeting to share one's own preferences and opinions on a certain topic—was born. ▲ Tobekant aims for ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) Tobekant began with a slogan of ‘a meeting for current issues and news for the 2030 generations.’ It holds meetings not only under the topics of current issues and politics, but also under love, business, start-ups, and movies. For more information, please refer to the website of Tobekant. The executive members of Tobekant provide an environment to share opinions freely after opening gatherings according to topics. There are no limitations such as occupation, age, or gender to be a member, but one has to keep the first principle of ‘listening to others carefully and unconditionally.’ Through unconditional attention, members share their thoughts. Adhering to the first principle forms an atmosphere that people can share their preferences and opinions. Lee and Park said, “Members can form shared thoughts, and it can further develop into a healing process to keep one’s composure.” ▲Members of Tobekant are speaking candidly with a mask. (Photo courtesy of Tobekant) One can see members of Tobekant wearing a mask within Tobekant activities. The ‘Mask Debate’ where people talk to each other with a mask is a special characteristic of Tobekant. Lee found out that people are hesitant to join a conversation on political and social issues after interviewing more than 50 people. He sought ways to cultivate an active debating culture. Inspired by a quote from Oscar Wilde: 'Man is least himself when he talks in his person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.’ He also gained inspiration from a TV show called the ‘Masked Singer,’ from which he made the ‘Mask Debate.’ ▲The founding members of Tobekant are Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of `15), Lee Jong-won (Political Science and International Studies Class of `04), Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04), and Park Jun-su (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) from the left. (Photo courtesy of Lee Jong-won) Lee and Park dreamed of starting a start-up while taking classes for around two years as convergence startup majors. They made their mind to open a start-up as they took an actual start-up workshop class by Professor Kang Chang-gyu (Startup Support Foundation). With the help of Professor Kang and their trials, their dream was boosted as the idea was chosen as a pre-startup package project of the Korea Institute of Startup & Entrepreneurship Development. Furthermore, the team of Tobekant was born last July as they scouted Jo Hyeon-seok (Civil and Environmental Engineering Class of `04) and their high school friend Kim Hyeong-jun (Yonsei University Class of '15). They will apply for the early startup package project when support from the pre-startup package ends this March. As a strength of Tobekant, Lee said being all-student founders is the one. “Since we are students who studied at universities that promote startups, we have the composure to fail, not to be impatient for success,” said Lee. Being all friends, their startup goals are trust and friendship, not success. A strong trust is a priority in any situation, and it could be found in their partnership agreement. In the document, it is written: ‘the ultimate goal of this Partnership Agreement is to make sure that the friendship of the four founding members is not damaged.’ Global News Team email@example.com
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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
Since 1963, the government has conducted high-tech tests to hire fifth level officials to work in the fields of engineering and technology. Even so far, many people challenge for the fifth level open recruitment competition technical post to contribute to the development of advanced science and technology as a technocrat. Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been established as the representative exam class of Hanyang University, producing an average of 12 successful applicants every year since 2011. It maintained its strength this year, producing 14 successful applicants. ▲Statistics on the final successful candidates for technical positions in the level 5 open recruitment competition by year and series of national officials at Hanyang University (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) (click here-http://tech-exam.hanyang.ac.kr/) produces many successful applicants based on the school's full financial support. The Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is providing students with dormitories, food expenses, scholarships and lectures. It does not end here. Students can study in an atmosphere filled with academic pursuit, with provision of a dedicated study room. Lim Soo-yeon (Department of Electronic Engineering, 4th year), who passed the broadcasting communication post this year said, "It is convenient to conduct group studies since I live in a dormitory," "Support in terms of special lectures and mock interviews helped minimize the time, cost and stamina required during preparation of the examination.“ ▲Group study (left) is taking place in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) seminar room and self-studying in the private study room. (Photo courtesy of Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) at Hanyang University) Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) is run by about roughly 80 students chosen through the selective examination each year. In order to join, the following requirements are indispensible; ▲Undergraduates or graduates of Hanyang University ▲Certain level of English scores ▲Second or higher level of the Korean history exam. One can only enter the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) if they pass the mock PSAT held during the first half year(April) and the second half year(October) which is evaluated on circumstantial judgement, interpretation of data, and linguistic logic, and one must also pass the Constitution examination. For more details, check out the Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) homepage and the recruitment seminar held on a semiannual stage. Key benefits include provision of study rooms, lectures/special lectures, dormitory , food expenses and scholarships. Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)students can use the study rooms in the 1,3 Residence Hall for free. In addition, lectures/special lectures are offered according to the difference in the number of tests(차수별). Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) has been offering free weekly/weekend lectures during vacations and semesters since 2016 to prepare for the added examination on constitution. Students with excellent grades can also receive subsidies on food expenses. A shocking benefit of a 50% exemption of tuition fees, restricted to the intial round, was offered to those who passed the first round of examination. ▲The 3rd recruitment seminar for Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) was held on 11th of last month. (Photo courtesy of Hanyang University Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post)) Most students in the Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) study with the objective of passing the exam within 2~3 years time. The ideal way is to pass in the second try, and it is general that one passes the exam in their third trial. Investing three years for the examination brings about fear of failure for many. On this point, Lim said “I was worried that I would not be able to reach the goal of final acceptance, despite the three years of investment,” she continued, “But I persisted, and good outcomes followed.” Lee Ju, the academic advisor of Seoul campus Preparation Course for the Civil Service Exam (technical post) said, “the secondary examination requires thorough studies of core major subjects, which is much helpful in terms of career for engineers,” He shared a word of encouragement by saying, “As tough as it is, the examination is worth giving a try.” Hanyang Global News Team - firstname.lastname@example.org *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo
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 email@example.com
The era of technological revolution is changing at a frightening pace! Where is university research heading in the days of the 4th Industrial Revolution? What is the secret to Hanyang’s outstanding research that has been leading the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution? The answer can be found in Hanyang’s 80-year history. For the past 80 years, beginning in 1939 when Hanyang University launched its education program based on the founder’s idea of “making the nation rich and strong through technology education,” that idea has continued through the university’s educational philosophy of offering “practical academics.” Hanyang University has always supported research and education that help society and the nation, and this has gained even more significance in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The following eight representative researchers and their astonishing research results show how Hanyang University is leading the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Professor Kim Ki-hyun, Civil and Environmental Engineering Developed technology that eliminates air pollution-causing matter Professor Kim Ki-hyun has developed a new material related to improving the environmental analysis system that controls and manages Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) and bad smells. Benzene and formaldehyde are kinds of VOCs, which are class one carcinogens that can be produced in daily life when people cook, drive, or smoke. Current air purification technology has limitations in detecting and eliminating such carcinogens, since they only specialize in dust elimination. Combining metal and carbon organic matter, Professor Kim developed Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF) and succeeded in adsorbing and eliminating such pollution particles. In addition, he simultaneously developed technology that effectively concentrates samples, such as toxic substances, and suggested a new air quality diagnosis method that analyses 22 kinds of odor causing materials which have been designated by the Ministry of Environment. Professor Kim Sang-wook, Computer Science Developed big data graph analyzing technology which is 40 times faster than the current method Professor Kim developed a single-machine-based graph engine called RealGraph, which has big data analysis capabilities 40 times faster than that of current technology. While planning RealGraph, he used the phenomenon that “real world graph data shows power-law degree distribution, not normal distribution.” (An example of the power-law degree is how on Instagram most users communicate with a small number of other users, while very few users communicate with a large number of users.) Existing graph engines did not consider power-law degree distribution which caused uneven workload distribution and inefficient memory access, but Professor Kim applied new strategies to solve those problems. As a result, RealGraph performed up to 44 times faster than existing engines when processing large-scale graph big data. His engine is expected to be utilized in various fields such as social media analysis and protein structure analysis, due to its fast analyzing capacity. Professor Kim Seon-jeong, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Artificial Muscle, 40 times stronger than human muscle Professor Kim Seon-Jeong, together with an international research team including researchers from the University of Texas, developed a new “sheath-run” artificial muscle that is 40 times stronger than human muscle. This newly developed sheath-run artificial muscle has 9 times higher performance than the original artificial muscle, and it was able to solve the economic problem which has been seen as a limitation of existing artificial muscles. Since it no longer uses carbon nanotubes which have a high manufacturing price, and instead uses commercial threads such as nylon and silk, the newly developed technology has a lower material price and thus a much higher commercial value. Professor Sun Yang-kook, Energy Engineering Developed a cost-effective, high capacity electronic battery The main field of research for Professor Sun Yang-kook is cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries and next-generation battery materials. Cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries are a crucial key to solving some critical issues related to electric cars - short driving distance and high cost. In the manufacturing of electric cars, 60% of the total cost is for materials, 44% of which is spent on cathode materials. Therefore, the price of electric cars could be made more affordable if one could lower the price of cathode materials. Using more nickel would help to lower the price and increase the battery capacity, but then stability and battery life would underperform due to increased heat. That is, battery capacity and battery stability and life are in inverse proportions. Professor Sun developed a Full Concentration Gradient Structure cathode material (with increased nickel content in the center and increased manganese content at the surface) to solve the issue. Cheap and stable cathode materials with large capacities can now be manufactured, and these are being used in Kia Motors’ electric vehicle, the Niro EV. Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho, Automotive Engineering Developed an autonomous vehicle Professor Sunwoo Myung-ho is a world-class leader in the field of autonomous vehicles. Last March, professor Sunwoo succeeded in operating a 5G based urban, self-driving automobile for the first time in the world with LG U+. It was the first time that a 5G self-driving car succeeded in driving autonomously through congested urban roads full of vehicles. The key to the autonomous vehicle that his team developed are the high-end sensors and deep-learning-based AI. In fact, sensors such as Lidar, Radar, and cameras recognize the nearby environment, and the AI technology drives and responds to lane changes in the front, rear, and sides of other vehicles. Because corresponding AI technology is based on deep learning, it continuously accumulates and analyzes data such as driving on roads, situations, and variables and continues to evolve on its own. Professor Sung Tae-hyun, Electrical and Biomedical Engineering Enhancement of energy harvesting technology to change waste energy into electricity Energy Harvesting technology, which is the primary research of professor Sung Tae-hyun , is a method using an independent source of current for sensors by converting the light energy of fluorescent light and vibration energy that are being discarded at industrial sites into electric energy. There are various Internet of Things (IoT) sensors on the industrial site. Most are supplied with electricity by wire, which makes the installation site limited. If an energy harvester, used as an independent source of power for sensors, is created, products that utilize IoT sensors can be built in various places. The energy harvesting technology of Professor Sung Tae-hyun’s research team is the world's best. In particular, the Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting technology, effective in converting vibration energy into electrical energy, is most prominent. Additionally, professor Sung stated, “Hanyang university possesses the record of 9.38 mW/cm2, which is 16 times the previous world’s highest value of 0.58 mW/cm2 (previously held by Shanghai Jiao Tong University), and we are reaching for 12 mW/cm2 through this research.” Professor Lee Young-moo, Energy Engineering Developed technology that drops the price of hydrogen fuel cell to 1/10 Professor Lee Young-moo is an expert of polymer engineering, including a separator, carbon dioxide separation, fuel cells, and polymer materials. He is also famous for serving as the 14th president of Hanyang University while also continuing his research and even publishing in the Scientific Reports Journal ‘Nature’ during his tenure as president of Hanyang. He developed a hydrogen fuel cell separator, which imitates the moisture retention function of cacti. This technology is expected to lower not only environmental pollution but also the price of electric cars that use hydrogen fuel cells. Hydrogen fuel cells obtain energy through chemical reactions occurring in multiple layers of electrolyte membranes. However, existing electrolyte membranes have a limitation in performance at high temperatures and an inability to maintain moisture for chemical reactions. Professor Lee solved this problem by developing a new membrane modeled after a cactus. With this technology, the hydrogen fuel cell can be made at one-tenth of the existing price, ultimately reducing the price of hydrogen cars by up to 30%. Professor Jang Joon-hyuk, Electronic Engineering Developed a voice recognition technology based on artificial intelligence Professor Jang Joon-hyuk developed ‘Pluto,’ the first embedded AI speaker in Korea that can recognize voices without connecting to the internet. The existing AI speakers produced by domestic IT companies needed to be connected to a cloud server for voice recognition causing a network delay and security issues in the process. Professor Jang solved this problem by applying an embedded method that incorporates a large voice recognition system with a capacity of 200,000 words into the hardware system. To facilitate voice recognition in a long-distance environment, he developed a ‘beamforming’ technology that eliminates noise for smooth, long-distance voice recognition and a ‘speaker recognition technology’ that only recognizes registered user voices and filters any voices coming from the TV. He also conducted university-industry cooperation with global IT companies with such original technologies. Professor Jang is continuously developing voice recognition technology that can control every device with only one’s voice similar to his other completed technologies like Bixby of Samsung, AI car doctor and voice recognition engine of Hyundai Motors, Q Voice of LG, and ‘Chloe,’ an Incheon International Airport guide robot. * The list of researchers follows the (Korean) alphabetical order.
The Hanyang University Seoul Campus' autumn festival 'Rachios: Infinity' was held for three days, from September 25th to the 27th. The Seoul Campus was full of a variety of attractions and booths. The autumn festival, like its name meaning 'infinity,' provided infinite delight to students. The cameras took photos of students having happy times and making good memories together. ▲ Several booths at the 'Attraction Zone' in front of Hanmadang ▲ Students are making HYU acronym bracelets at the 'D.I.Y. bracelet' booth. ▲ Students are having fun riding a pirate ship and enjoying the theme park at 'Attraction Zone.' ▲ A student is having fun at the 'My Own Forky' booth in the 'ChangeMaker Zone' in front of the New Adminstration Building. ▲ A student is sitting idly on an air bed at the 'Dream Zone' in front of HIT. ▲ Students are taking photos at the photo zone of 'Dream Zone.' ▲ Students with rented costumes are posing at the HIT photo zone. Hanyang Global News Team firstname.lastname@example.org
'SIRIUS,' an autumn festival on the ERICA Campus, was held from September 17th to the 19th. The campus shined brightly during the festival like the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. A grass field behind the ERICA Academic Information Center & Library became 'Lunar Park,' according to the concept of comparing the vast and grandiose universe to campus. From the small lightbulbs, the standing in line, to the effused lights and romance of Lunar Park, HY cameras were there to capture the action. ▲ Hanyangians are enjoying a picnic at 'Lunar Park,' set behind the ERICA Academic Information Center & Library. ▲ 'How old are you?' Citizens are walking with their pets. ▲ 'Have a bite, son.' A father is sharing a slice of pizza with his son. ▲ A girl is taking a photo of her mother at Lunar Park's 'Photo Zone.' ▲ Hanyangians and animals are communicating with each other. ▲ A Hanyangian is smiling at a wandering child. ▲ The moon rose after the sunset. A family is looking at the moon.
To Ardent You, made by students from the Department of Theater and Film, has been registered on the short film category of the '23rd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN)', which was held until August 7th. This film, presented as the first film of the 'Fantastic Short Film 7 Masterpieces' (a BIFAN rule that combines 5 short films and presents them within 90 minutes), came into the spotlight for having the youngest director as well as being an undergraduate student made film. It is rare to have undergraduates’ workshop films in a big scale film festival. Kim Ji-hong (a junior from the Department of Theater and Film), who took charge of the directing and scripting of To Ardent You, shared his story. ▲ A poster of the 23rd BIFAN: Kim Ji-hong (a junior from the Department of Theater and Film) submitted To Ardent You to the film festival. (Photo courtesy of the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival) To Ardent You is a short film, made as a sophomore workshop in the Department of Theater and Film during the second semester of 2018. The plot is based on an imagination that the main character is suffering from the other characters while making comics. The characters force the other character to choose further plots, and he falls into total confusion. Kim cheered himself while projecting burdensome feelings that he wants to make a good film after being discharged from military service. In order to make a film, a lot of people are necessary including actors, editors, a camera crew, lighting engineers, and directors. All of the staff and actors of To Ardent You are Hanyang undergraduates. This is a rare case even though it is an undergraduate workshop film. Kim asked all of them to join. ▲A steel-cut of To Ardent You. This movie was made as a sophomore workshop during the fall semester of 2018. (Photo courtesy of Kim) Films made for workshops infrequently make a contract with distribution agencies since they have a rare chance for screening. To enlist the film without distributors, complex sequences are to be solved. Kim said, "I might as well wanted to register this here and there." He also continued, "People around me suggested I register for BIFAN since the style of the film goes well with that of BIFAN's. Not only was the atmosphere of the filming site good, but I also thought that keeping the file stuck in my hard drive and not being shown is not a manner for staff and actors, who devoted themselves to this project." ▲Kim explains his own directing techniques. "I think after excluding favored techniques that are widely used, this allows me to think of better ideas. For dialogue scenes, the over the shoulder shot (a shot that is taken from the perspective or camera angle from the shoulder of another person) is frequently used, but if I suppose this cannot be used, I can get a number of other ideas as well." About the film festival, he said: "I felt sorry that we found some fibrillation that we could not see at screens while monitoring." For now, To Ardent You will not be shown furthermore. Kim is thinking of registering Maggots, Scatter in the '24th Busan International Film Festival (Short Film)' in October and in the '2019 Seoul Independent Film Festival' in November. "The story is based on a gloomy atmosphere, unlike other films I've made," added Kim, "My goal is to keep trying new things while filming."
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