|Content Forum List|
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."
On a seemingly quiet summer day on the campus of Hanyang, the rumbling, thunderous sounds of an excavator can be heard coming from somewhere, on a campus that's seemingly so still and tranquil. This noise is the result of the ongoing construction of the track and field stadium, a new underground parking lot, and the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. In fact, the sounds of construction have never actually ceased at Hanyang and have been an ongoing presence ever since the opening of the school in 1939. Let's learn some more about this ongoing construction currently happening during the summer of 2019. Construction site photos for the track and field artificial turf stadium and the new underground parking lot below: ▲ The pedestrian and vehicle movement flow plan due to the track and field stadium construction and new construction of the underground parking lot (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) ▲ The image displays the track and field stadium construction and the new construction of the underground parking lot with a completion date set for March 31st of next year. (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) Construction of the track and field stadium began on November 20th of last year. There are two main distinctions in its construction: (1) the underground parking lot below the track and field stadium which resolves the issue of parking space deficiency and (2) the sports facilities that will include an artificial turf soccer field, basketball courts, track and field, and a running track. Hanyang University closed the pedestrian passage from the Engineering Building Ⅱ along with the Law Building Ⅲ, where a tree decoration was installed. The construction is expected to end on March 31st of next year. New construction photos of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing below: ▲ The construction site of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing with a date of completion set for July 31st of next year ▲ The image shows the new construction plot plan of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. The Future Education Building will be built left of the Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT). (Photo courtesy of the Facility Maintenance Team) ▲ Pedestrians are walking around the construction barricade of the Future Education Building for the School of Nursing. The new construction for the School of Nursing began on July 15th of last year. The Future Education Building for the School of Nursing is an exclusive building for the Division of Nursing, a 6-story building between HIT and Hanyang University Hospital. Vehicle entry and exit is restricted near the Business Administration Building and the Multi-disciplinary Lecture Hall due to this construction. It is expected to be completed by July 31st. Shin Gyu-chul, an employee for the Facility Maintenance Team, said that around 28 small scale facilities are under ongoing construction besides the ones mentioned above, including the extension work for the Comax Startup Town and the painting of the exterior for Music Halls Ⅰand Ⅱ. “Currently we are designing the 6th and 7th residence halls, the biomedical research building, and machinery building.” The construction continues even during the hot summer for the convenience and welfare of Hanyang University members. “All employees of the Facility Maintenance Team are putting much effort into the construction site inspection management. Please understand with a wide heart if there are inconveniences regarding passing, noise, or dust during construction,” said Shin.
Heavy rain visited the campus of Hanyang University on the 1st of August. HY cameras were there to capture Hanyangians in the rain around Aejeemun. After the rain concluded, Hanyangians could be seen enjoying the cool weather. ▲ On August 1st, a heavy rain shower fell onto the campus. ▲Students can be seen taking shelter from the sudden rain. ▲ 'Where did my other slipper go?' ▲Students are crouching in their umbrellas as much as they can to avoid getting wet. ▲The rain shower made Hanyangians' friendships much stronger. ▲ A Hanyangian is marching in the rain. ▲ Exit 2 of Hanyang University Station is reflected on a puddle. ▲The Old Administration Building and the blue sky can be seen reflected on stagnant water.
On July 20th, the special admissions process of written examinations and interviews took place for foreign nationals and foreign students at Hanyang University Seoul campus. The students' parents waited for their children in the hot and humid weather in front of Engineering Building I, where the examination took place. ▲ The parents are checking the exam room numbers in front of the Engineering Builiding I, where the examinination took place. ▲ Parents are waiting under the shade of trees for the examination to end. The admissions process for 2020 has begun, along with the special admissions process for foreign nationals and foreign students. A total of 444 students applied for the foreign nationals and foreign students admission process, and 56 of students who graduated from foreign middle and high schools will be selected, resulting in a competition rate of 7.91 to 1. Moreover, an undecided number of students who attended elementary, middle, and high schools abroad as well as North Korean defectors will be selected. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com
Today, international students can easily be spotted in Korean universities. This includes Hanyang University, where the total number of foreign students make up around 10 percent of both Seoul and ERICA campuses. The program Documentary 3 Days from the Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), recently captured an image of foreign students on the campus of Hanyang University, which was broadcasted on May 26th under the title “The World that They Live In.” Kang Min-seung, the Program Director (PD) of Documentary 3 Days, is explaining the message that he wanted to deliver through the program. Documentary 3 Days and the Program Director Kang Min-seung The program Documentary 3 Days captures a natural image of certain events or phenomena within a restricted location and limited time of 72 hours. Having first started in 2007, it is a long-running program that is still widely loved by its viewers. Kang Min-seung is a Program Director (PD) of the program’s team. Having noticed the recent rapid increase in international students at Korean universities, Kang decided to capture this phenomenon through Documentary 3 Days. Receiving a lot of help from Professor Han Dong-seob (Department of Media Communication), the 32nd president of the Korea Association for Broadcasting & Telecommunication Studies (KABS), and Professor Lee Kee-jeong (Department of English Language and Literature), the former head of the Hanyang University Office of International Affairs (OIA), Kang was able to plan the overall layout of the program. Selecting the cast with the help of OIA, four students were casted in sharing their stories as foreign students of Hanyang. In addition to providing insights into the recent phenomenon of an increased number of international students, Kang also wanted to deliver the message that although we may look different in race or nationality, we are all same students underneath and live similar lives. “There are no clear standards in differentiating myself from others. ‘We’ and ‘they’ are terms that can differ depending on how we regulate subjects. This is why I wanted to show that the lives and passions of foreign students are no different from those of Korean students through this program,” explained Kang. According to Kang, a documentary program is one that records important events within the current society, and as the PD, he is able to tell the story from his own perspective. It is when viewers are able to sympathize with his version of the story that makes Kang feel his work is most worthwhile. As for the recent episode “The World that They Live In,” it was met with a strong reaction. The four main students were portrayed well, and viewers showed a strong response to the phenomenon of an increase in foreign students at Korean universities. Interview with Kevin and Emile The program focused mainly on four students, with Kevin Bernardo (Department of Mechanical Engineering, 3rd year) and Emile Davos (Division of International Studies, 4th year) being two of them. In the program, the two students shared their ideas and what they have actually felt as foreign students at Hanyang University. Q. Please give a brief introduction of yourself and how you came to participate in the documentary. Kevin: I am Kevin Bernardo from the Republic of Mozambique. I thought that it would be a great opportunity to star in a Korean show, while being able to introduce not only Hanyang University, but also Mozambique. Emile: I am Emile Davos, and I’m from the Netherlands. I was contacted by the university. I got a phone call saying I was recommended for the show by someone. They asked if I was willing to participate, and I said I was. Q. What did you feel while participating in the program? Kevin: I was worried, as I am not completely fluent in Korean but everything turned out okay. Although it was not broadcasted, there was a scene in which I became aware of the fact that I should contact my family more often. Emile: It was a fun experience and at times it felt slightly staged, but it was nice to share my experience of being here in Korea and sharing about my time at Hanyang. Hanyang has given me a lot, so I was happy to repay the favor. Q. What is it like to be a foreign student at Hanyang University? Kevin: Many courses in Hanyang are taught in English, which enables foreign students like me to keep track. Also I was able to meet both great foreign and Korean friends at Hanyang. I have heard that there are certain social groups that do not accept foreigners. This was a shame, as I was able to have a wonderful experience as a member of the social group “Hasra.” There is also the saying that when doing team projects, certain Korean students avoid foreign students. I hope that an environment in which they can all better collaborate will come. Emile: It was a bit too superficial and short to really get into what my time here at Hanyang looks like. Also, it was a busy week for me besides school, so I couldn’t fully concentrate on it, but it’s nice to know that there is an interest in international students like myself. Q. What was the reaction like after the program? Kevin: After the program was released, there were local residents that recognized me. Many professors also told me that they saw me on the program and even congratulated me on my appearing in the program. Emile: I actually got approached quite a bit by strangers on the street and was even asked to take a picture together. Q. Is there anything you’d like to add? Kevin: When doing a team project, I hope that international students are not simply avoided. I hope that Korean students try to understand their situations about coming to and studying in a foreign country. A little help would be a great support for them. The finals are coming up, so I hope everyone has great results and enjoys their holidays. Hope to meet you all at school! Emile: I hope Hanyang can push more towards globalizing the university and really make it attractive for foreign students to consider doing their bachelors here. I have made some good friends here at Hanyang, and even though I am happy that I will graduate this semester, I will always look back on my time at Hanyang as a good time.
This week's top news
Contrast between Korean and English
Korean Couple Culture
[Photo News] Hanyang's Night View
[Card News] Setting a Good Example of Cooperation
[Card News] Connecting Kazakhstan and South Korea
[Card news] TOP 5 Books Loved in 2018
Hanyang University ranked 25th in the QS Asian University Rankings and claimed 5th in the domestic universities
2 Hanyang graduates became prosecutor through the Korean bar examination
[Card News] Happy Howl-oween!
[2019 Spring Festival] Hanyang University ERICA Campus Festival Review