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 derives from the former name of the capital Seoul which was used during the Chosun Dynasty. Its motto and educational philosophy is Love in Deed and Truth.
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 300,000 that is not limited to the field of engineering but also to other fields. In 2015, Hanyang was ranked 1st for the number of CEO alumni of venture companies. In 2013, Times Higher Education ranked Hanyang University 76th for the number of alumni CEOs in the world’s top 500 companies.
The university enrolls over 2,000 foreign students each year and more than 3,000 students study abroad annually. HYU counts the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Cambridge, and Tsinghua University among its 647 partner universities in 68 countries.
The founding spirit of Hanyang University is to educate and train students to understand and to love one another, based upon virtues of diligence, honesty, humility and service, to heighten the noble spirit of learning, and to become men and women who work not only for themselves but also for the nation and its people, and further, for all mankind.
Hanyang’s founding principle adheres to Article 2 of South Korea’s Framework Act on Education, which is the nation’s traditional philosophy of Hongik Ingan—the universal welfare of mankind. The university not only fosters sophisticated skills for independent thinking and groundbreaking research, but to cultivate leaders whose outstanding abilities are matched with strength of character.