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Love in Truth and in Deed
|President||Prof. Lim, Duck-Ho Ph.D.|
|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Campus||Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
Sangrok-gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
|This article may be expanded with text translated from the corresponding article in the Korean Wikipedia. (March 2010)|
Love in Truth and in Deed
|President||Prof. Lim, Duck-Ho Ph.D.|
|Location||Seoul, South Korea|
|Campus||Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea|
Sangrok-gu, Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Hanyang Daehakgyo|
Hanyang University is a private research university in South Korea. The main campus is in Seoul, and the second one, the Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan, or ERICA campus, is located in Ansan. Hanyang (한양;漢陽) derives from the former name of the capital Seoul which was used during the Chosun Dynasty. Its motto and educational philosophy is Love in Truth and Deed.
Hanyang University's College of Engineering has historically produced specialists who have worked as the backbone of the nation's industrialization and modernization. The university established the nation's first engineering institute (DongA Engineering Institute) in 1939 which became the founding facility of Hanyang University. It also established the first school of architecture and civil engineering in Korea.
Hanyang University has an alumni network of 230,000 that is not only limited to the field of engineering but also to other fields. In 2009 the university was ranked 4th for the number of alumni serving as CEOs and executives at Korea’s top 100 companies. In the same year the Ecole des Mines de Paris ranked Hanyang University 89th for the number of alumni CEOs in the world’s top 500 companies.
The university enrolls over 1,500 foreign students each year and more than 1,700 students study abroad annually. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, and Tsinghua University are one of the 339 sister institutions in 42 countries.
In the year 2012 Hanyang University ranked 7th in Korea according to the QS World University Rankings, climbing the table since 2010 (9th in 2010, 8th in 2011). The University has in recent years jumped 105 steps since 2010 and currently ranks 249th in the world (33rd in Asia) in the QS World University Rankings.
Hanyang University took its first step as Dong-A Engineering Institute on July 1, 1939 during the Japanese occupation of Korea. Baik Nam, Lyun Joon Kim, the founder of Hanyang University established Dong-A Institute based on the strong conviction that the education, specifically education in technology, would be the only way to restore Korea and to pave the way for the advancement of the nation. Under this belief, Dong-A institute started with 630 students and a faculty of 13 professors and 22 instructors in Jongno-gu, Seoul. After producing its first graduates in 1941, Dong-A tried to elevate itself to college status, with no avail. In May 1941, the Institute moved to where Pearson Biblical Seminary was located and offered education specializing in engineering and technology to 100 students who had finished secondary school. In 1943, still under Japanese occupation, the Institute was suspended from recruiting new students, which resulted in a temporary shut-down of the school on March 15, 1944, when the last 78 students graduated.
Upon the restoration of the nation's independence in August 1945, Dong-A Institute renamed itself the Engineering Institute for National Foundation and settled at 251 Shindang-dong, Seoul. Having fostered numerous engineers in the storm of upheaval since the nation's independence, Dr. Lyun Joon Kim, the founder, foresaw the importance of industrial advancement in the reconstruction of Korea, and contributed by establishing Hanyang as a judicial and academic body. The board of trustees at that time included Myowook Lee, Byeongok Cho, Kwansoo Baik, Wonchul Lee, Waljoon Kim, Taeyong Choi, and Lyunjoon Kim, who had led the nation's independence movement. Inspired by the strong support of the foundation, In July 1948, the school was accredited as the first four-year engineering college in the nation. Being approved by the Ministry of Education of the Interim Government, and they elected Dr. Lyunjoon Kim as the first Dean. Six departments were set up including Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Engineering, Architecture, Chemical, and Mining as well as an Engineering High School and a middle school.
Although during the Korean War, many of the school’s facilities were destroyed and the professors and students were scattered all over classes were continued in Busan with temporary teachers. However, even during their refuge, the College fostered numerous competent science teachers by building a training center for secondary school teachers in the technical fields. In 1953, it was authorized as a graduate school by the Ministry of Education. The building was restored in Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul and it is still the current address of Hanyang University.
In February 1959, its status was raised to that of a four-year university. The following month Hanyang University formed the university foundation and Mr. Lyun-joon Kim was inaugurated as the first President. The University started with 19 departments in 3 colleges (the College of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts and Science and the College of Politics and Economy) and 6 departments offering evening courses. As the University has expanded its size, the Colleges of Music, Physical Education and Education were newly established. By adding the College of Medicine, 46 departments of 7 colleges and 9 departments offering night courses were established.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Hanyang University graduates, particularly those from the College of Engineering, led the way in Korea's national drive for industrialization and modernization. Hanyang University Medical Center was established in 1972, and in 1979, a second campus was established at the newly built industrial city of Ansan. The newly established campus was named the “Hanyang Banwol Campus” at that time and was renamed as the “Ansan Campus” in 1987 which was used until the campus was renamed in to the “ERICA”, i.e., the Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan, in September, 2009. The Hanyang Student council was first formed at university and college levels in 1960. HYU is well known for its student rights activists, and was even referred to as the birthplace of the student movement. During the 70s and 80s when president Chunghee Park, and Doohwan Chun’s dictatorships were at their peaks, the Student Union of Hanyang University took a central role in student protests against political injustice.
In 1994 Hanyang University set up a masterplan for mid & long-term development. And the University has been continuously evolving. In 1997 departments were merged into divisions and at the same year Hanyang University established the Hanyang-Victoria International Language Institute in alliance with the University of Victoria, Canada. In 1998 the iconic Baik-Nam Academic Information Center & Library was constructed. In March 2008 Hanyang University hosted the 8th Asian and Pacific University President’s Conference. As of 2013 Hanyang University consists of 23 colleges (15 in the Seoul Campus, 8 in the ERICA Campus) and 15 Graduate schools (1 regular Graduate School, 7 Professional Graduate Schools, 7 Specialized Graduate Schools) where 34,824 students are enrolled. Hanyang University is run by 951 Staff members and 1,304 full-time faculty together with 2,929 part-time faculty and lecturers.
In the 2012 Asian University Rankings by QS (Quacquarelli Symonds), Hanyang University (HYU) ranked 33rd, 11 notches up from 44th place last year. This vast improvement is impressive given the relatively short amount of time it was achieved. But this is just the beginning. Hanyang University is actively moving forward in its attempts to realize its goal of becoming a top 100 ranked university by 2020.
On the road to the world class university status, Hanyang University will be providing an unprecedented amount of scholarships to the new incoming students of 2014. The Diamond Scholarship by far is the most striking for the number of applicants who will benefit from this generous form of financial support. This special scholarship is designed for those who enter the ‘Diamond 7,’ which refers to the seven core departments at HYU. The program basically guarantees full scholarships to all students accepted in the regular admission period, and at least 50% tuition waiver scholarships to those accepted in the rolling admissions period.
Hanyang University is pursuing a strategy of ‘selection and concentration’ in its endeavors to cultivate more human resources. In other words, the purpose of the Diamond program is to develop a process of recruiting at least 1% of talented individuals and transforming them to be 0.1% of an elite group.
As described, this exceptional financial support is guaranteed under the name of the ‘Diamond Scholarship.’
As fusion power offers the prospect of an almost inexhaustible source of energy for future generations, Hanyang University has been strongly supporting its students majoring in Department of Fusion Electrical Engineering. The university expects the graduates to solve insurmountable scientific and engineering challenges faced by the global society.
The Department of Fusion Electrical Engineering combines general undergraduate courses with graduate courses. Thus, while freshmen and sophomores can together learn basic subjects in their majors like in the electronic engineering department, as soon as they become juniors and seniors, they begin to focus on more specific areas including: green IT, automobile IT, communications convergence, handheld terminal system, semi-conductor, and display. At the same time, students acquire liberal arts knowledge through diverse language studies abroad and through internship research projects.
Jiyoung Park (Department of Fusion Electrical Engineering, 4th yr) said that students are required to integrate information from diverse academic fields. “Those who are interested in many different fields probably feel it’s much easier to adapt to school life through this curriculum,” she commented.
The Department of Automotive Engineering was established for the purpose of producing professionals who will lead the national strategic technology sectors by developing next generation green cars (hybrids or electric cars) and smart cars (so-called intelligent, computer controlled cars). Green cars and smart cars are generally recognized as human friendly automobiles that are created through the convergence of diverse technologies such as electricity, IT, and/or materials. The Department strives to be competitive by implementing new approaches, offering world class curriculums, and recruiting new human resources who are prepared to accept leadership roles in the new era of the automobile industry.
In Diamond 7, all the calls for each major are taught in English. Furthermore, experienced instructors and renowned scholars are invited to help boost the quality of the courses. Also, fusion education courses within the field of fusion technology and electricity•electronics•strategy•IT are provided in cooperation with leading automotive companies like Hyundai•Kia Motor Group, GM Daewoo, Renault Samsung Motors, and several key component developing corporations.
Sunmin Kim (Department of Automotive Engineering, 2nd yr) proudly mentioned the benefits of his Department saying, “We think of ourselves as the future of the Korean automobile industry. We are learning everything about automobiles in order to become the true professionals in the future.”
The Department of Computer Science & Engineering - Software was established with the intention of developing software-related human resource experts to meet the demands of society. The Department is well suited for those who wish to learn specifically about the field of software.
The curriculum is composed of practical courses that combine theoretical and practical knowledge in order to properly train students to be professionals in the field. For instance, they are required to manage their own projects, they practice how to freely debate over diverse issues, and come up with their own problem-solving strategies. Also, students can take part in projects developed by their professors and gain credits for doing so.
Jaehoon Lee (Department of Computer Science & Engineering – Software) eagerly talked about the exceptional financial support from corporations saying, “Many students benefit from educational-industrial scholarships provided by big companies. Once accepted as a Samsung Electronics scholarship student, you can expect to become a member of Samsung Electronics as soon as you graduate.”
Hanyang University has been been applying its motto "Love in Truth and in Deed" to its educational philosophy. The university has been requiring its students to participate in a vast array of volunteering programs for at least 30 hours before graduation. Hanyang University has established numerous volunteering centers around the campus.
Volunteer Corps of Hanyang University Alumni, also known as With HYU S, has since been growing as a distinguished volunteering organization lending a helping hand to the needy. With HYU S has been hosting public volunteering activities including Delivering Love through Delivering Coal Briquettesheld on Dec. 7, 2013. In cooperation with Sungsu Social Welfare Center, the university has been actively leading the project Delivering Love through Delivering Coal Briquettes.
Students from numerous departments around the campus have been engaged in various volunteering activities. On Dec. 26th to 27th, 2013 students of the department of athletics participated in volunteering program in Seoul Dongbu Health Care Facility for the elderly. They delivered the fund to buy instruments for the disabled in Seongdong-gu’s residence as a part of volunteering on Christmas holidays. In Dongbu Health Care Facility for elderly, students looked after stroke patients and the elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Students spent three hours per day in the facility throughout the entire Christmas holidays. During the volunteering activities, students talked about their current problems to the elderly and they gave good advice came from their life experiences. Hanyang University students’ love and warm-hearted words for the elderly have spread all across the Seoul district.
Sustainability is the key word for Hanyang University’s volunteering programs. Volunteering without sustainability cannot be called as a sincere practice of love. As the founding philosophy of Hanyang University emphasizes diligence, honesty, modesty and practice of love, students engage in volunteering activities with persistence. Faculties expect the volunteering activities would provide an opportunity to communicate and interact with people regardless of their status, age, and etc. By sharing love to others, Hanyang University students are expected to reflect on their own lives as well.
By Kyung Hwa Lee, English Editor-in-chief of Internet Hanyang News.
The faculty of Hanyang University has obtained a fruitful outcome in terms of research and development. The fruits of their research are the results of continuous efforts and dedication not only of professors themselves but also of the students who are on their master’s or doctorate degrees. With their commitment to innovation and change in all fields of study including the biological sciences, natural sciences, medicine, natural reseources and environment, media and communication, business administration, and international studies, Hanyang University’s researchers have been gaining the attention of the international community for their outstanding research outcomes.
Distinguished professors whose area of research is within the biological sciences have made important discoveries that have paved the way for revolutionary inventions. Professor SeonJeong Kim of the Department of Biomedical Engineering has already introduced two of his inventions to our readers beginning in 2012. His research team invented a new material for artificial muscle by making use of the self-alignment of reduced graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes. As a result, his team has reproduced a material that is somewhat similar to but much tougher and lighter than spider silk. Always striving for excellence, Kim has created ‘Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn Muscles’ that can be twisted together and are able to be woven, sewn, braided, and knotted. The simple operating method and structure invented by Kim are expected to change the future course of the motor and biological-related industries. There have also been noteworthy research outcomes by the research team from the HYU Industry-University Cooperation Foundation led by Professor Myungchan Gye of the Department of Life Science. Through a series of tests on amphibian embryos, the team found that a widely-used chemical preservative found in cosmetics, medical supplies, and even food can be detrimental to the human body. The results of this study were published three times in renowned SCI journals such as Chemosphere and were presented at high-profile international academic conferences.
Professor SeonJeong Kim of the Department of Biomedical Engineering has already introduced two of his inventions to our readers beginning in 2012. His research team invented a new material for artificial muscle by making use of the self-alignment of reduced graphene oxide and carbon nanotubes. As a result, his team has reproduced a material that is somewhat similar to but much tougher and lighter than spider silk. Always striving for excellence, Kim has created ‘Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn Muscles’ that can be twisted together and are able to be woven, sewn, braided, and knotted. The simple operating method and structure invented by Kim are expected to change the future course of the motor and biological-related industries.
Meanwhile, there have also been noteworthy research outcomes by the research team from the HYU Industry-University Cooperation Foundation led by Professor Myungchan Gye of the Department of Life Science. Through a series of tests on amphibian embryos, the team found that a widely-used chemical preservative found in cosmetics, medical supplies, and even food can be detrimental to the human body. The results of this study were published three times in renowned SCI journals such as Chemosphere and were presented at high-profile international academic conferences.
Professor Hyeongtag Jeon of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering invented a new type of nano metal particle that can be used to increase the efficiency of solar batteries and light emitting diodes (LED). His invention is expected to advance the development of solar batteries and LEDs. Jeon plans to have his invention available to customers of the solar battery and LED business in three to four years. Professor YounKyoo Kim of the Division of International Studies established the Institute for Energy Governance and Security (EGS) to conduct research on today’s energy issues. EGS Korea has been making strides in uncovering more facts about shale gas and energy technology. Through his research, Kim has been promoting better understanding of unconventional gas, which includes shale gas. Kim’s dedication to qualitative development in energy governance is reflected in his research.
Hanyang University Medical School and Hospital is indisputably ahead of its time with its medical practice for Rheumatic Diseases. Professor Sang-Cheol Bae of the Department of Medicine and director of the HYU Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases has been working tirelessly to treat incurable rheumatic diseases through active treatment methods. As a result of his dedication, Bae has been successfully leading an international research project and this will enable lupus erythematous in potential sufferers to be detected in the near future. In essence, his diligent efforts to promote personalized treatment will greatly aid in disease prevention.
Also renowned as a pioneer in Korea but for ‘cord blood transplantation’ is Professor Young-Ho Lee of the Department of Medicine. His research has involved cutting-edge techniques done safely. In fact, he is the first in the world to demonstrate that autologous cord blood can be a safe treatment for cerebral palsy (CP). Lee also plans to use the knowledge acquired from his research to develop cord blood treatment. Having introduced cord blood in Korea to cure leukemia and other almost incurable blood- related diseases, he now focuses on ways to provide more benefits to patients who are suffering from various sicknesses and plans to further expand his research in the field of cord blood.
The broad scope of research done by the Hanyang University’s renowned researchers has led to significant breakthroughs in diverse fields of study. The continuing commitment to excellence in research projects by the faculty has shown once again that research represents the lifeblood of Hanyang University.
Hanyang has been heavily investing much time, personnel, and expense in efforts to further globalize, with the aim of achieving world ranking among the top 100 universities. Subsequently, as of April 2011, HYU has sisterhood relationships with 391 distinguished universities in 49 countries around the world, with which diverse interchanges are held including visiting professorships, student exchange programs, and international conferences. Over the past years Hanyang University has continuously invested in their global project and is currently renowned for its well organized international programmes. 2012 was a good year for Hanyang University as they were ranked 1st out of 10 prior universities by the Ministry of Education and Science in recruiting and managing foreign students
The Office of International Cooperation serves Hanyang’s international student body. The Office’s main responsibilities are in the areas of international relations, international education, and admissions. The office provides international student services such as student orientation, mentoring programs, student advising & consultation, sporting events, Korean cultural field trips, and support International Student Associations. In addition, the office is also involved in managing and creating new programs in cooperation with universities overseas, as well as recruitment of outstanding international students. The office is located primarily on the Seoul Campus FTC building 3F. The Office of International Cooperation is responsible for the following activities:
Students from partner schools can study at Hanyang for up to one(1) academic year. More than 300 exchange students are hosted every semester and over 500 courses are taught in English. Every semester students can choose to take either intensive or basic Korean language courses which are offered free of charge. Vice versa, Hanyang University students have the opportunity to study abroad at one of Hanyang’s sisterhood universities up to one(1) academic year. Hanyang annually dispatches approximately 500 students.
The Hanyang International Sumer School (HISS) was first established in 1997 as a means to encourage more international exchanges between Hanyang and its partner universities. Every year, HISS offers more than 40 courses that are taught in English to international students from around the globe. In the program, there are a wide range of courses from which to choose including Korean Studies, Humantiies, Business, Economics, International Relations, Media & Communication, Design, Science, Sports, and Korean language. International students can also experience aspects of Korean culture by participating in various field trips. Excursions, and cultural programs. Every year the HISS is becoming increasingly popular among international students visiting Korea. In 2012 826 international students, majorly from English speaking countries, Japan, Taiwan, and China enrolled to the Hanyang International Summer School. This was a 16% increase compared to that of 2011.
In This program, Hanyang invites groups of students from partner schools to stay in Seoul for one or two weeks to have opportunities to participate in various programs that include visits to world renowned industrial sites, cultural sites, special lectures, and so on.
Hanyang University emphasizes practical education and professional training. Its main academic principles can be summarized by the following 8 educational programs.
Hanyang University was granted the opportunity by the Korean government to launch a pilot Honors Program for gifted students. The focus is on the promotion of advanced science and engineering education with the goal of developing future world class scientists and engineers. With official support from the government, HYI overseas the entire program, student selection to the curriculum and finally administration
The Hanyang Essential Leadership Plus program or HELP is HYU’s representative leadership development program this systematic project has been carefully structured to ultimately instill in the students, the personal confidence and professional skills necessary.
In addition to HELP the University also offers a leadership certification program in which the students can earn a certificate that is recognized by the Hanyang president. To do so, students must choose from various leadership courses, enroll, and gain a specific number of course credits.
During a one-year period students participate in various leadership-building events. Part of the program allows students take part in the development and administration of the HELP program and to present their own opinions on the courses and lectures, which are then presented to the Leadership Center.
This program was designed to produce internationally competitive leaders, and consists of the top 1% of students in six selected areas including the HYU Preparing Future Faculty Program, the Department of Energy Engineering, the Department of Electronic Engineering (in the College of Engineering), the Department of Policy (in the College of Policy Sciences), the Department of Finance (in the College of Business), and the Special Screening for Outstanding Engineering Talent Program.
This program was first launched in the spring of 2008. Each semester, outstanding students apply to the program, and qualifying students are selected through a rigorous screening process that includes MBTI assessments and in-person interviews. The aim of this program is to educate and train practice-oriented individuals who can adapt and exceed in the international community. Honors students receive more intensive and differentiated education in this specially designed program, and work to create synergy effects through exchanges and competition with students in other majors.
APEX (Advanced Program of English Xpress) is a short intensive program involving the acquisition Engish conversation skills operated by the ERICA Campus’ International Language Institute. This five-week program takes place during the school summer vacation, and provides focused, rigorous English education by native-speaking instructors in an English-immersed environment created by dormitory living.
FinD*-SELF is an educational program for freshmen students administered by the Center for Educating Creative Talent, which is the student residence facility on the ERICA Campus. “FinD” stands for “Freshman in the Dormitory,” while “SELF” is an acronym for “Service, Exploration, Leadership, and Friendship.” The program emphasizes character building and etiquette education, with instruction being in English (to help students improve their English proficiency). This program was over as of 2012.
The Seoul Campus is home to 12 colleges, 2 independent divisions, and the College of General Studies. There are 66 majors in all, with 10 interdisciplinary divisions, 33 departments, 6 divisional majors, and 17 major tracks.
Hanyang’s ERICA Campus is home to 8 colleges and the College of General Studies. A total of 44 majors are offered, including 3 interdisciplinary divisions, 27 departments, 4 divisional majors, and 10 major tracks. In 2011, the College of Pharmacy was established.
The Graduate Schools of Hanyang University can be divided into three groups; The General Graduate School, Professional Graduate School, and Special Graduate School. Professional Graduate schools focus more on practical studies while Special Graduate Schools focuses on research related to fieldwork. Meanwhile, Hanyang Universities General Graduate School can be summarized as follows: Master’s Programs – 78 departments in 5 divisions, 1 school (5 majors), 17 interdisciplinary programs, and 27 university-research-industry cooperative programs. Doctoral Programs – 76 departments in 5 divisions, 1 school (5 majors), 12 interdisciplinary programs, and 29 university-research-industry cooperative programs.
Hanyang University has established 8 new departments in order to nurture more practical and future oriented students. The primary objective of these following 8 departments is to create educational programs that are more applicable to today’s ever-changing society.
With a faculty composed of experts who have extensive hands-on experience in the vehicle industry, Hanyang University’s Automotive Engineering curriculum is quickly building a revered reputation nationally and globally. While offering traditional studies the program also offer students the opportunity to deal with the entire process from product planning, design, making hardware, implementing software to testing in the engineering field.
Corresponding with recent financial environmental changes and demand, the Department of Finance Management was established in 2008 for the purpose of producing a global finance professional with knowledge of both theory and practice. The department offers valuable opportunities for students to build a strong base of professional education in finance. The department also offers opportunities to understand the pricing principles of financial derivatives students learn a framework for understanding how to price derivatives and design risk management strategies.
In 2008 the Division of Electric Communication Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering was integrated with the Major of Media Communication Engineering in the Division of Information Communication in the College of Information and Communications and was named the Electric Communication Engineering in the College of Engineering. In 2010 the department was renamed as the Department of Electronic Engineering Every year, 120 undergraduates and graduate students enter the Division of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University. We seek distinguished applicants who demonstrated excellence, especially in Physics and Mathematics, for admission. The program offers a balanced curriculum, including both fundamental theories and applied technologies, to foster competent engineers. The research fields provided on the undergraduate level are as following; field & wave electromagnetics, electronic circuits, system and control, electric power system & energy fusion, communication system & signal processing, computer system & engineering, VLSI system & CAD, optics, and integrated circuits.
The College of Policy Science is a convergent form of studies in philosophy, politics, economics and law, which is modeled after the long-standing traditional PPE course at Oxford University. The pedagogical objective of policy sciences is to cultivate global elites with comprehensive intellectual capacity. It seeks to enhance students’ understanding of the social and human world by adopting eclectic approaches. In addition to the study of philosophy, politics, economics and law, students will explore the fields of the humanities, social sciences, language and communication.
A comprehensive form of study that integrates Mechanic Engineering, Electronic·Electricity Engineering, and Computer Engineering. Aimed to nurture talented personnel composed with overall knowledge of the field and can contribute to the industry. The department is located in the ERICA campus.
The nation’s first Department of Actuarial Science. Focuses on implementation of the research methods subject to insurance office work and specializes in building high added-value actuary. The department is located in the ERICA campus.
Based on the knowledge of accounting and tax the course is designed to train and educate the difficulties an incumbent could face in the actual field. The program focuses on specialized education on accounting and tax and furthermore materialization of accounting analysis.
Professional Graduate Schools
Specialized Graduate Schools
Like all other schools in Korea, the school starts in March. Therefore the admission process begins in fall. The early admission begins during the summer and the regular admission starts after the college entrance exam which is in November. For the early admission, there are about ten different categories for entering the school according to students’ background, grades, talents or volunteer work. The different categories and the schedule can be found on the Office of Admission website.
In the 2013 rankings for Korean universities published by The Joongang Ilbo, the Seoul Campus ranked 7th and ERICA Campus has ranked the 1st among the branch campuses that have their main campus in Seoul. It is a profound improvement, considering that last year's ranking was 9th overall. The total of 100 four-year-course universities were reviewed and were scored based on four criteria. These criteria are faculty research (100 points), education conditions (90 points), social reputation and alumni networks (60 points), and globalization (50 points). The examination was carried out on the basis of total 300 points. HYU's Seoul Campus, with an outstanding grade, received 38.96 points (ranking 3rd) for globalization, 72.77 points (ranking 6th) for faculty research, and 44.6 points (ranking 6th) for social reputation and alumni networks.
Especially for globalization part where universities are evaluated based on their exchange programs with foreign universities abroad, HYU ranked 1st in the number of English courses and ranked 2nd in the percentage of overseas exchange students, proving that HYU exceeded many other Korean universities in meeting the needs of today's global era. In faculty research where the fields of humanities and social science are assessed, HYU scored 2nd place in research funds per professor, 4th in foreign paper citation, and 4th in the income from technology transfer. It is viewed that HYU's endless research has finally reaped fruitful results.
In the education condition criteria where education facilities and student-professor ratio are evaluated, HYU again ranked 1st in the percentage of Open Courseware. Paying attention to the trend of academic materials being released online, free of charge and open for use worldwide especially in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this year's university evaluation included the criteria for Open Courseware. HYU received a favorable evaluation through its independent Open Courseware program (http://hanyangocw.hanyang.ac.kr/class).
The fact that HYU's ERICA Campus was separately evaluated apart from the Seoul Campus symbolized a great breakthrough. Universities that had their branch school ranked separately included Konkuk University's Global Campus, Korea University's Sejong Campus, Dongguk University's Gyeongju Campus, Sangmyung University's Cheonan Campus, and Chung-Ang University's Anseong Campus. Whereas the rest were ranked below 40th, HYU's ERICA Campus took the lead and ranked 12th overall and ranked 1st among the universities that have their main campus in Seoul. ERICA Campus received 35.33 points out of 50 points in globalization, ranking 7th overall. Furthermore, it ranked 1st in the percentage of English courses and 5th in the percentage of overseas exchange students, proving that ERICA Campus is far from lagging behind the Seoul Campus.
Not only were the universities ranked but each department was also evaluated by The Joongang Ilbo. Targeting 138 four-year-course universities nationwide, 10 humanities and social science departments and 10 science and engineering departments received the evaluation. Dividing the evaluation into three grading classes, The Joongang Ilbo ranked the departments by the following: Excellent (within the top 2.28 percent), Good (from 2.29 to 15.9 percent), and Average (from 16 to 50 percent). Along with the Department of History being graded as Excellent, eight other departments in the Seoul Campus including the two departments from the ERICA Campus were graded as Good. The Department of History is the only department that has received the highest grade. Jin-a Kang (Professor, History), the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts said, "Since professors were eager to cooperate and carry out international research and to publish papers in the field of history, the Department of History succeeded in receiving the best grade." In addition, Kang said, "In order to continue with the research and get favorable result, the support and attention from the school is crucially needed. Moreover, the attention from the students is also important as well."
HYU also ranked 1st overall in the nationwide evaluation for the university's Intellectual Property (IP). The Electronic Times News, along with Korea Patent Attorneys Association and WIPS, analyzed 57 indexes of IP culture, IP capacity, global competitiveness, and industry contribution, targeting 113 four-year-course universities in Korea that possess more than 10 IP patents. HYU received a total of 678 points out of 900 points, especially getting high grades in IP culture and industry contribution, and was considered as a prestigious IP university. The evaluated data added more importance to this year's evaluation by dividing the assessment into four main parts and 57 indexes. HYU ranked 1st overall by getting 177.9 points out of 200 points in IP Culture and 152.7 points out of 250 points in Contribution to Industry which assesses job creation capacity and the ripple effect of the industries. IP culture mainly assesses Educational Environment, University Policies, and University Atmosphere.
HYU's specialized education towards entrepreneurship had played a pivotal role in enhancing the IP competitiveness. The curriculum regarding IP includes 56 courses, which highly exceeds the average of 2.7 courses in most universities. Through this year's evaluation, HYU's ample number of business subjects has been noted. The curriculum is mainly focused on commercialization. The courses include 'Strategies for ventures', 'Patent and negotiation', and 'Startup tactics using patent information'. Among them, the course 'patent and negotiation' in the ERICA Campus contributed to strengthening competitiveness by creating 20 patents in one semester. This course encourages students from Engineering, Designing, and Marketing departments to form one team and apply for a patent or goal for establishing businesses. A noteworthy feature of the course is that appoints a patent agent as an adjunct professor thereby enhancing the quality of the class. 
Active research conducted by faculty members can be easily read on the website of Hanyang University. <http://www.hanyang.ac.kr/english/> The school updates researches that is within 5 ~ 10 factors of famous international journals and papers. From journals and researches of science track such as engineering and medicines to liberal arts as history or international relations, the achievements are shown on the website by the school media, Internet Hanyang News.
Hanyang University is located at the center of the capital city of Korea, Seoul, and Ansan. There are two campuses in Korea.The university also operates at several more remote locations (see below). In the Seoul campus, there is a subway station connected to the campus which provides safe and convenient transportation for students and guests. Subway Line 2 is a circular line that runs around in Seoul.
Seoul campus has more than 60 buildings including those of Hanyang Women’s University and Hanyang Cyber University. There are 5 gates into the campus. The map of both campuses can be downloaded on the website. Recently, the school built a few new buildings on campus. Thenew main building was completed in February 2009 in commemoration of HYU’s 70th anniversary. The Business Administration Building A is a specially designed learning environment for business and management students and professionals. Hanyang Institute of Technology (HIT), located behind the main library,is a home to 27 university research institutes and 17outside enterprises in addition to various related university departments. Fusion Technology Center (FTC) was also built to advance the fields of science and technology and the Center currently houses a number of research centers. Jaeseong Civil Engineering building is a beautiful glass-covered building that has variouscutting-edge civil engineering labs and research institutes.
The ERICA campus in Ansan, Gyeonggi-Do (Province), sits approximately40km south of Seoul. There are buses that operate to the Hanyang University Subway Station (Green Line No. 2) and theAnsan Subway Station (Light Blue Line No. 4), from the Intercity BusTerminal and vice versa. There is also a free shuttle bus service, making transportation safe and convenient. The ERICA campus was nestled on 1,329,362㎡ of natural woodland in the western hub city of Ansan, and ERICA Campus has been called a ‘park campus’ that combines education, research, and relaxation. The campus includes the Ecological Conservation Park, a picturesque avenue behind the College of Design, and Lions’ Lake. The relaxing, peaceful environment of the ERICA Campus is not only a welcome and appreciated aspect of the campus, but also serves as an open space of rest and recreation for the local community.The ERICA campus has large complex for research conducted by companies and schools together. In total there are 54 buildings on the campus.
As part of its effort to transform into a world-class research institution of higher learning, Hanyang has designated “Outreaching Research Competitiveness” as one of its key strategic directions under the NEW HANYANG 2020 plan. For its part, the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation (IUCF) is working to promote more individual and collaborative research at HYU by providing funding for research projects from their initial stage, and offering assistance in the publication of research papers in prominent international journals, among other duties.
Hanyang’s faculty and staff includes world-class researchers in the fields of materials and chemical engineering. The University also boasts a publication record of 9.4 SCI papers per person, which surpasses the average for many leading universities around the world. HYU ranks fifth among Korean universities in terms of journal publications, with 1,929 papers in SCI journals. Hanyang also receives extensive government and corporate research grants, including the Metropolitan University Specialization Project grant (12.7 billion won over four years), which allows the HYU to provide ample scholarships and research funding for its MS- and PhD-level research personnel.
Due to its outstanding research achievements, HYU receives more than 100 billion won each year in R&D funding from the Korean Government and various businesses within and outside the country. R&D collaboration with such leading enterprises as Samsung, LG, Hynix Semiconductor, and Hyundai Motors is be- coming particularly more active, while research collaboration with Japanese and American companies is also expanding. In 2009, HYU received 169.8 billion won in R&D funding and recorded a cumulative total of 2,351 patent applications filed.
Hanyang is currently operating the Components and Materials R&D Cluster of international standards at the ERICA Campus. Resident government research institutes in this designated “Cluster Zone” include KITECH, KTL, and KERI. Research centers for such private companies as LG Innotek and LG Micron also have a presence there.
An impressive total of 28 project teams from Hanyang were selected for Brain Korea (BK21) Phase II project, which is the second stage of the Korean government sponsored program that seeks to develop and promote world-class research universities. HYU enjoyed particular success in the field of science and technology, with all project teams that applied being selected for the program. Over the next seven years, HYU will receive 15.4 billion won a year in government funding for BK21 research.
Hanyang currently ranks number one among Korean universities in technology transfer revenues, earning more than 10 billion won between 2006 and 2009. Moreover, the HYU Center for Business Incubation is consistently recognized for its standard of excellence each year by the Ministry of Information and Communication. In addition to the domestic market, the Center has also making inroads into China by establishing a local presence in Shanghai. Furthermore, HYU is the only Korean university to earn the highest rating for five consecutive years in the University led TLO (Technology Licensing Office) program supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. Most recently, the Center transferred the pico porous polymer membrane technology to a global enterprise.
Hanyang is the first Korean university to operate a technology holding company. HYU Holdings oversees successful projects that are involved in efforts to maximize the University’s advantages in terms of its superior technological know-how, top-class research personnel, extensive alumni network, systematically managed industry-university infrastructure, and practice-oriented philosophy. Not surprisingly, one of the main objectives of this organization is to help Hanyang achieve favorable world ranking status among other universities. HYU Holdings is doing so by carefully defining its corporate objectives, and effectively managing its R&D assets and resources. HYU Holdings is in charge of programs such as the CCSP, which focuses on identifying promising technologies for commercialization, and the BSMP, which aims at supporting and managing subsidiary enterprises.
Industry-university cooperation is the driving force behind Hanyang successful efforts to put ideas and innovation into practice. In 2003, HYU launched the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation (IUCF), a first among Korea’s private universities, in order to create a cooperative environment that was conducive to substantial research and high quality professional training. The IUCF operates various entities for industry collaboration including the Center for Business Incubation (CBI) and the Technology Transfer Center (TTC), where R&D, technology transfer, and business startup are supported. The Center has been responsible for producing outstanding R&D achievements through collaboration with prominent companies such as LG, Hynix, and Samsung.
Since its establishment nearly a decade ago, Hanyang’s IUCF has been working ceaselessly to gain its place at the fore- front of Korea’s industry-university cooperation efforts through innovation and development. The result has been a series of technological “firsts” that are serving as benchmarks for other universities. Consequently, HYU is being recognized as a creator of new paradigms in the field of industry-university collaboration. Some of its achievements include:
Hanyang’s IUCF is the nation’s largest organization of its kind. Specifically, the ERICA Campus is equipped with Korea’s largest university-research-industry cooperation infrastructure, which has al- lowed HYU and its partners to achieve unmatched results through collaborative projects and extensive networking. Some of their impressive accomplishments include:
Hanyang gained No. 1 ranking for its successful completion of the first phase of the HUNIC (Hub University for Industrial Collaboration) program. Not surprisingly, HYU again received the No. 1 ranking in the second phase of HUNIC. Moreover, in 2010, the University enjoyed other landmark achievements including acknowledgement for attaining the highest operating margin during a specific relevant period, based on its performance in industry-university cooperation. Using these accomplishments as a foundation, Hanyang is setting its sights are greater levels of industry-university collaboration.
The motto of Hanyang University is “Love in Truth and in Deed”. Indeed, HYU is the first university in Korea to have founded its own public service corps. The Hanyang Volunteer Corps (HVC) provides students with opportunities to experience a wide range of community and overseas volunteer activities each semester. Hanyang graduates only learn to understand and appreciate the value of philanthropy love while positively and actively contributing to society. For the people of HYU, “Love in Truth and in Deed” is truly put into practice for the benefit of everyone involved.
In order to create a balanced university life, Hanyang offers a range of student activities to make the university experience more meaningful. Student clubs are plentiful, as are student organizations, concerts, events, performances, and festivals. Meetings are arranged according to department or majors, or simply based upon common interest. Participation in these types of campus groups allows students to build friendships, create networks, learn new skills, share information, or just have fun.
Hanyang University has produced notable alumni or Hanyangians who have been leading a vast array of industries, ranging from the motor to the film industry. Inspired by the founding philosophy “Love in Truth and in Deed,” Hanyangians have been focusing on their missions to achieve fruitful outcomes in practice. Their success could be attributed to the practical education and professional training that Hanyang University has provided.
Chung Mong Koo is the chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, the largest carmaker in South Korea. As an undergrad at Hanyang University, he studied Industrial Management. He has been leading the Hyundai Motor Group since 1999, when the conglomerate split into several parts. He is the eldest surviving son of Chung Ju-yung's eight sons.
Chung Mong Koo is much credited with improving the reputation, perception and sales of Hyundai vehicles by shifting the automaker's emphasis from production to quality.
Chung Mong-keun is the chairman of Hyundai Department Store Group, operating one of Korea's biggest department chain stores. He graduated Hanyang University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He has been dedicating his life in Hyundai since 1968. He is also the son of Chung Ju-yung.
Kim Byung-woo is the movie director well known for his recent hit movie The Terror Live, which attracted over 555 million viewers. Graduating Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film, Kim still strives to boost Korea's film industry. His works include Anamorphic, a thriller movie released in 2003, Written, also a thriller movie released as a graduation work, and his debut film, The Terror Live. 
Oh Yul-ja is the Korean traditional dancer who has graduated Hanyang University's Department of Dance and is currently working as a dean of the dance department. Oh has been leading Beaknam Dance Company and is currently the director of her own dance company. Founded in 1985, Beaknam Dance Company has been working to mold intellectual and emotional desire into a form of creative art. Oh and her company’s most recent project is called Eternity & A Day. 
Lee Chul-Hyoung, the director of the Naro Space Center, graduated Hanyang University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering. The Naro Space Center, located in Goheung County, South Jeolla Province is the Korea’s first spaceport constructed in 2009. Lee has been engaging in the Aerospace management, which entails the work to check if the equipment is kept intact and the system is operating with precision. Now, under a new development plan, Lee and his researchers at Korea Aerospace Research Institute are making efforts towards developing an indigenous space rocket that can put a 1.5-ton satellite into space by June 2020. 
Ryu Ji-Hyun, the baseball coach for the team LG Twins, graduated Hanyang University's Department of Physical Education and is a Korean all-star baseball player who has played for the LG Twins in the Korean Baseball League (KBL) during his career of 11 years. 
Jang Keun-suk, a film and television actor, graduated Hanyang University's Department of Theater and Film. Leading Korea's music and film industry, Jang has received numerous best performance award along with being awarded for boosting Korean wave, Hallyu, which is the wave of Korean movies, television dramas, and pop music sweeping through Asian countries. He has donated large sums of money to Hanyang University as an honorary ambassador. His recent works include a leading role in the film You Are My Pet, the drama You Are Handsome, and the drama Beethoven Virus.
Lee Young-ae, a film and television actress, graduated Hanyang University's Department of German Language and Literature. She started her career through Orion's chocolate advertisement in her sophomore year and since then, she has been dedicating herself as a model in Korea's cosmetics company AMORE PACIFIC. Her gorgeous looks has titled her "a woman like an oxygen". Her famous works include the drama Daejanggeum and the rest are mostly from the television advertisement. She has filmed the most number of advertisement, taking over 240 advertisements in 17 years.
Hanyang University is proud of its 230,000 alumni who continue to distinguish themselves in their fields of expertise, and through their “Love in Truth and in Deed.”
Cumulative number of legal professionals exceeds 1,000
Notable alumni who graduated from the engineering school of Hanyang University:
Sports players and entertainers:
Hanyang University has a reputation for its strong sport teams. The University has 8 sports teams in 8 categories; Baseball, Volleyball, Football, Judo, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Gymnastics, and Track & Field. Among those the Hanyang Volleyball, Baseball and Judo team are known to be one of the strongest in the Korean University League. Hanyang is famous for their strong volleyball team but also known for nurturing famous baseball stars such as the first Korean Major League player Chan Ho Park. Also, out of 8 professional baseball teams managers of three teams (Kim si jin of Nexen Heros, Lee Man Soo of SK Wyverns, Ryu Joong Il of Samsung Lions) have all worn the blue jersey of Hanyang.
Hanyang University’s Volleyball team has been a traditional powerhouse since the late 1980s. After the Hanyang University Olympic Stadium was delegated as the official 1988 Seoul Olympic Volleyball venue, Hanyang started to concentrate on building a strong Volleyball team. In 1991 Hanyang University became the first and only University team to become champions of the Korean Presidential Volleyball Competition beating several professional teams on their way. Recently the team is not quite living up to its past glory due to lack of support and popularity, but is still among the top flights, and is almost always present in the University League Play-off Semi-finals. In 2011 August a memorable event was held named “Volleyball Rival Match” where the old stars of Hanyang University and their arch rivals Seongkyungwan University met. The event was broadcast live on cable TV, and brought up huge interest throughout the nation. Team Hanyang won 3 to 2.
The Olympic Stadium of Hanyang University was built in order to serve as the 1988 Seoul Olympic Volleyball venue. It is located in the Seoul campus and has 2 basement floors and 4 ground floors. The stadium is 31,247m2 in area and the main floor is 50m*36m wide with a capacity of 8,000. In the basement floors there are two assistant courts. One of them is currently used for the gymnastic team training floor, and the other one is open to Hanyang University students. One of the major landmarks of Korean Volleyball, the Hanyang University Olympic Stadium is now being used primarily as the department of Physical Education.
|The Hanyang University Olympic Stadium|
In isolation with the Athletic Sports Teams Hanyang University students also actively participate in various sport clubs in an inter-collegiate level. Football, Basketball and Tennis and Badminton are among the most popular sports. Noticeably, the Hanyang University American Football Club named “LIONS” has a strong reputation. The LIONS are among the strongest American Football Clubs in Korea and have won several major trophies in recent years.
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