Partner Profile: Hanyang University

Starting as South Korea’s first engineering institute (Dong-A Engineering Institute in 1939), Hanyang University has evolved into a research-intensive private university that consists of 25 colleges and 17 graduate schools. It established the first School of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Korea. Hanyang derives from the former name of the capital Seoul, which was used during the Chosun Dynasty. While its main campus is located in Seoul, the university’s ERICA (Education Research Industry Cluster at Ansan) Campus is located in Ansan.

Hanyang University is one of the best STEM-focused universities in South Korea with strong research and industry collaboration that aligns well with NC State’s strengths and engagement. This foundation provides opportunities for research collaboration as well as short-term student mobility, virtual training programs and cross-cultural exchanges. NC State students can participate in the Hanyang International Summer School, which offers more than 40 English-taught courses to international students, including Korean Studies, humanities, business, economics, international relations, media and communications, design, science, sports, and the Korean language. Hanyang students participate in programs such as the Global Training Initiative’s Developing Cultural Competence (DCC).

Faculty at Hanyang and NC State continue to be an integral part of expanding collaboration and providing opportunities for students. Currently, several NC State alumni are faculty members or hold leadership positions at Hanyang University, including the president, executive vice president, and the former president. Additionally, cutting-edge research collaboration in areas of materials science, physics, engineering and environmental sciences are leading to innovative solutions to global challenges.

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