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A New Door of Employment Has Opened 이미지
A New Door of Employment Has Opened
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수150
  • A New Door of Employment Has OpenedBy Yoon Ji-yeon Reporter, Sophomore of Electrical EngineeringPeople start thinking of their employment from the time they choose a university and major. However, the competition for employment has become intense, because everyone wants to get high wages and a stable job. Here is the good news for HBNU students who are tired of this competition. Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions came into effect on May 27, 2020.aHere we explain what this system is and how you can prepare for it more effectively. Also, we will inform you about the companies that you can apply to and the supporting programs that our university is running.1. What is Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions?This system prescribes that the public institutions that moved into the provinces must recruit a certain percentage of the locals. In the first year of its introduction, 18 percent of locals should be hired, and the ratio increases by 3 percent every year until they reach 30 percent. This system has already progressed in Innovation Cities, and the revision of the Innovative City Act let the system be instituted in Daejeon, too.2. Why has this system been implemented?This system started with the public institutions relocation to the provinces. Korea has grown rapidly around the capital area for the past 40 years, and the capital area is suffering from overcrowding, but the provinces were in a slump. A Local Development Policy was implemented for the development and financial independence of the provinces. One of the policies was the relocation of public institutions that were concentrated in the capital area. The government wants to promote the development of regional characterization and revitalize local economies. In this process, hiring locals in public institutions has also changed from a suggestion to a duty.This system has two main purposes. First, improving the quality of local research and educational institutions by increasing recruitment opportunities for local university graduates. Second, establishing a regional innovation framework by strengthening the Industry-Academic Relationship Cooperation System. As a result, over the next five years, Daejeons institutions will be actively looking for local people to hire.3. Who can benefit from this system?This system is based, not on where you are from or where you live, it is based on where you received your highest level of education. Imagine two high school friends from Daejeon that graduated together. One begins working, while his friend goes to university in another region. The highest level of education for the first friend is a high school in Daejeon. He is able to apply to the Mandatory Local Hiring by public institutions in Daejeon. However, when his friend graduates university in the other city, his highest level is based in that other city. He would not qualify in Daejeon, but he would qualify in the other city. If your highest level of education was earned in Daejeon, then you can benefit from this system.Plus, Daejeon agreed on the Broadening of Mandatory Local Hiring with Sejong, Chungcheongnam-do, and Chungcheongbuk-do in 2018. Through this agreement, a person who received his final educational background in Daejeon benefits from every public institution in the Chungcheong province. So, when you graduate from HBNU, you can benefit from 51 public institutions that include 17 institutions in Daejeon, three institutions in Chungcheongnam-do, 11 institutions in Chungcheongbuk-do, and 20 institutions in Sejong. You can get specific information on the Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall homepage by referring to the QR code on the right.4. Which companies are included in Chungcheong province?As previously stated, you can qualify to be hired as a local by a total of 51 companies in Chungcheong province after graduating from HBNU. Here are some of the companies that you might consider for your future career.Korea Midland Power (KOMIPO)KOMIPO supplies electric power by thermal power generation and renewable energy generation. Also, it operates power generation complexes in Indonesia and Sweden, contributing to the overseas power supply and economic development. KOMIPOs head office is located in Chungcheongnam-do, Boryeong.Korea Railroad Corporation (KORAIL)KORAIL is a public corporation that contributes to the development of the railway industry and the national economy by enhancing the expertise and efficiency of projects related to railway operation. It operates most of the railroads in Korea. KORAILs head office is located in Daejeon.Korea Minting, Security Printing s head office is located in Daejeon.In addition to the companies above, you can refer to the photo below for the complete list.5. How can we prepare for this system more effectively?HBNUs Job Headquarters makes an effort to provide useful information to students who want to find good jobs through this system. One of the efforts was an online job fair for public institutions in Chungcheong Province, which was held for two days, September 8 to 9.This online job fair was hosted by Hannam University in collaboration with Paichai University, Chungnam National University, and HBNU. Also, five of Chungcheong provinces public institutions, Korea Water Resources Corporation, KORAIL, KOMIPO, Korea National Railway, and Korea Minting, Security Printing s take advantage of this new chance and make our future better.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:40:42
Fourth Industrial Revolution 이미지
Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수142
  • Fourth Industrial RevolutionBy Jeong Hyo-bin Reporter, Junior of Chemical and Biological EngineeringThe Fourth Industrial Revolution fuses Information and Communication Technologies. Maybe, you feel far from the fusion of information and communication technologies, but we are already living in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. We are living in a world where an artificial intelligence assistant in a smartphone can set an alarm and tell you your schedule for the day. We can control the lights, gas, boilers, etc. from outside the house and buy things with a gift card based on the block chain. As such, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is not in the distant future, it is in the present and near future. These are the technologies that are leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution:- Big Data Statistical AnalysisBig data statistical analysis is technology that extracts value from large amounts of data beyond the capabilities of existing database management tools and analyzes results. The features of this technology are creation, collection, analysis, and expression of various kinds of large data. Big data statistical analysis allows us to understand a diversified society more accurately and works efficiently to provide customized information for each individualized modern society member.Advertisements that appear in Instagram and Internet news are based on pages that users have visited. Many credit card companies are using big data of consumers behavioral patterns for marketing. A credit card company developed a benefit merchant application based on the big data behavior patterns of card users. The application finds patterns among similar consumers and provides customers with recommendations for restaurants and stores.- Artificial Intelligence, AIArtificial Intelligence (AI) is a technology that realizes human learning ability, reasoning ability, and perception ability through computer programs. Artificial intelligence does not exist in itself, but directly or indirectly related to other areas of computer science.AlphaGo is a typical example of AI. It is an artificial intelligence baduk (Go) program. AlphaGo was designed to make the most favorable choice among options through algorithms, and in 2016, it won against professional baduk (Go) player Sedol Lee. Besides AlphaGo, many programs use artificial intelligence in real life, such as weather marketing programs that analyze sales volume by weather, senior care service, and programs that automatically calculate car repair costs.- 3D Printing3D printing is a manufacturing technology that produces three-dimensional objects by spraying continuous layers of material, it is also called additive manufacturing. Because 3D printers are controlled by computers, they are capable of delicate work and items can be created using a variety of materials.NASA is making full use of this technology, and in the event of a problem with the space station, parts or repair tools must be supplied quickly. At this time, parts and tools are made and used using 3D printing. In the field of culture, animations are produced and clothes that are shown at fashion shows are made on 3D printers.- Blockchain Security TechnologyBlockchain security technology is a distributed data storage technology that records transactions in accounts that anyone can access and copies and stores them on multiple computers. Since the transaction details are sent to all users participating in the transaction, and all participants in each transaction share information, data cannot be forged.Bitcoin is the representative example of a blockchain. Bitcoin is electronic money using a peer-to-peer network. This is a system that works like an organized group by allowing individuals to interact with different people. It is a revolutionary technology because it uses a blockchain so that data cannot be easily corrupted. In addition, local gift certificates based on blockchain are actually being made and used in Korea. A company on Jeju Island applies blockchain technology in a different way. It is tracking down all of the batteries they have made in their history. This will allow them to track the product process from inspecting waste batteries to classification and release.- DroneA drone is an unmanned aircraft that can be controlled by radio waves. It is equipped with cameras, sensors, and communication systems, and has a variety of weights and sizes ranging from 25 grams to 1,200 kilograms. Drones were first created for military purposes, but have recently expanded into commercial and personal use.They have been reborn as a low-cost hobby product, allowing individuals to purchase drones without any strain. Drones are used in various ways. Some use drones to spray agricultural chemicals or to replace rural labor. They can also be used to measure air quality by having sensors installed. At the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there were drone light performances, and Amazon provides a delivery service called Prime Air using drones.As such, various technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be seen in daily life. These technologies continue to develop, and the market is constantly changing. Under these circumstances, HBNU provides opportunities for students and local youths to learn about related technologies and prepare for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.- Public Big Data Analysis Ha-RangHBNU operates Harang which conducts team activities with students to solve engineering problems creatively through the convergence of various majors. Harang is made up of undergraduate and postgraduate students in engineering fields and supports up to 500,000 won material costs for experiments and practical training. There is also an opportunity to take education related to the Internet of Things (IoT), the Fourth Industrial Revolution technology, and 3D printing. Students can choose from topics such as IoT, AI, AR, VR, big data, 3D printing, and drones to develop programs or research. However, the result should have patent-application or start-up potential.- Hanbat Drone Convergence Technology Center and Hanbat EaglesLINC+ business group is operating a drone fusion technology center. They have obtained approval from a specialized educational institution designated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport and operate a curriculum for national qualification testing for unmanned aerial vehicles. In addition, the curriculum has specialized education in theory and practice. It also promotes drone safety education through drone hobby activities and agreements with NGO organizations.Hanbat Eagles is a drone, self-driving car, and VR club that offers experiences and career exploration events for elementary, middle, and high school students. They are also preparing a lot for the Hanbat IT fusion RC Festival.As such, HBNU is providing a foothold for students and local youths to work and start their own businesses by fully exercising their abilities in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. If you take interest in the technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution you should participate in the aforementioned programs. You can be a leader of the Fourth Industrial Revolution!
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:38:07
Working a Part Time Job at School
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수141
  • Working a Part Time Job at SchoolBy Ku Reum Cub Reporter, Sophomore of JapaneseWhile attending school, working a part time job is not easy. It takes a lot of time to work a part time job, especially if it is far away from school. However, if you work a part time job at your school, you can do it efficiently. The Student Worker system is a way to work at school for a set hourly wage. Enrolled students in the eighth or lower income quintile calculated by the Korea Scholarship Foundation can apply. Also, only those who have applied for the National Student Worker Scholarship from the Korea Scholarship Foundation can file an application. Student Workers are divided into National Student Worker and School Student Worker groups. National Student Workers are managed by the Korea Scholarship Foundation, and applications can be made on the website of the Korea Scholarship Foundation. A typical workplace is a campus department office, where they can work up to 20 hours a week. On the other hand, School Student Workers are managed by the college, and applications can be made on the website of the HBNU Academic Affairs Information System. An administrative office is a representative workplace. Students can work up to 13 hours a week. We can learn more about student workers through these interviews.Kim Do-won, Senior, National Student Worker of Department OfficeQ. What kind of work do you do in the department office?I assist the teaching assistants with administrative work in the department office. Also, I deal with student complaints and conduct classroom inspections.Q. Do you have any memorable episodes while working?I remember the graduation ceremonies held every semester. I help the teaching assistants prepare for the graduation ceremony. I work on this event every semester, but it is only once for the graduates, so I try to work even harder for them. On the day of the graduation ceremony, it is always meaningful to see the joyful graduates and to say congratulations.Q. Please tell us the advantages and disadvantages of working in your workplace.There are many advantages to working in the department office. First, you can learn about the announcements of the department before other students. Second, you can experience the life of an office worker indirectly. Because the teaching assistants and professors work as professionals, I can learn the system of office work. It will have been a good experience when I take a job.However, some complaints make me tired. Some people make prank calls. As a student worker, it is hard for me to deal sternly with such people.Kim Hye-seong, Junior, School Student Worker of Field Placement Support CenterQ. How did you find out about becoming a school student worker?When I met friends who worked at the school, I thought they were cool because they were helping the teaching assistants and working. During the summer vacation of my first year, I worked in the department where my friend was also working because they were short of hands. While working as a student worker, I thought it would help me to experience life in an office and build up Excel skills. Therefore, I applied to be a student worker since I thought it would be helpful in the future.Q. What kind of work do you do in the field placement support center?In the office, I do academic work and help the teaching assistants. I provide announcements to students who take field placement courses every semester. Besides, I am doing the overall field placement work, such as organizing the required documents for students field placements. I also work in Excel to make sure the field placement students are paid their support money.Q. Please explain the advantages and disadvantages of working in your workplace.Being a student worker is a good opportunity to learn manners that are helpful in a social life, such as overall work etiquette or answering the phone. When work overlaps with the examination period, I may be very busy. However, the students rude calls make me tired. I often get offended by insolent calls from students.Hong U-rim, Sophomore, Student Worker of School NewspaperQ. How did you find out about being a school student worker?Before entering college, my goal was to have the best college life. I was interested in this job after seeing a notice recruiting cub reporters for the school newspaper during the freshmen orientation. I was not confident in my writing, but I applied for the Culture Department, which was very interesting.Q. What kind of work do you do in the field placement support center?The main job of a school newspaper is writing articles. We publish newspapers every month except February and July, through item meetings, a news gathering period, and an editing period.Q. Please talk about the advantages and disadvantages of working in your workplace.The advantage is that you can know the school news first, as well as learning about general news stories. Also, as I write frequently, my writing skills have improved. Furthermore, there are many good opportunities to meet various people and hear their thoughts through news gathering. Last year, I had a good opportunity to talk to the mayor of Daejeon along with other university reporters. Nevertheless, there was a time when I had a hard time because of school tasks and newspaper work.According to these interviews, working at school is helpful to your social life and an opportunity to indirectly experience professional office work. Moreover, working as a school student worker can help you have a wider vision for the future. If you qualify, you should apply to be a student worker!
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:35:59
Credit Exchange System
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수133
  • Credit Exchange SystemBy Ku Reum Cub Reporter, Sophomore of JapaneseMost students can take the classes that they want to take in college. However, they usually cannot take classes that are not offered at their universities. To remove this limit, Daejeon universities have made the Credit Exchange System. The Credit Exchange System is a program that lets students apply to take classes that are not offered at their school but at other universities that do offer them.Students who have taken more than 15 credits in the previous semester, and have not been disciplined can apply. An academic warning is not considered a disciplinary action. About a month before the new term, look for a notice on the Hanbat homepage. There will be a list of classes offered as part of the exchange system. Choose the class you want to take, and then submit your transcript and application to your major department office. You can take within your maximum available credits in the regular semester and up to six credits in the summer or winter sessions. You must register for the class on the day of enrollment by visiting the webpage of the other university. If you wish to cancel the class, you should return to your department office and submit an application for cancellation.The credit exchange system offers students the advantage of being able to expand what they are able to learn. It can also develop your academic and social network. You might even find a course that helps you rethink your future.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:35:41
Open Place of Education, Lifelong Education Center
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수124
  • Open Place of Education, Lifelong Education CenterBy Lee Woo-Seong Reporter Senior of Mechanical engineeringA lifelong education means keeping a focus on learning from infancy through to old age. In other words, education should be conducted throughout life in homes, schools, and across society. Especially in today's rapidly changing world, the importance of lifelong education is becoming increasingly emphasized because modern life requires more varied skills. With the development of medical technology and the improvement of living conditions, people are living longer than before, and have a greater number of retirement years. So, many people are looking for educational institutions where they can continue to learn. For these people, HBNU has the Lifelong Education Center located in S5. The Lifelong Education center offers a wide range of liberal arts classes, including health, economics, literature, art, photography, philosophy, cooking, language, and music.Also, the institute operates professional qualification courses for art psychology counselors, coffee baristas, recreation guides, horticultural psychology counselors, and movie appreciation commentators. Below is an interview with Park Young-sik, who is taking a Mencius class.Q. How did you apply for the Lifelong Education Center class?I've been living a boring life since my retirement. So, while I was looking for an educational institution for people like me in Daejeon, an acquaintance recommended the lifelong education center at HBNU.Q. You are taking a Mencius class. Is there a reason you applied for this class?I usually like reading books. I was thinking that I wanted to learn about the blind or the Analects. I happened to see the Mencius class at the lifelong education center, so I applied.Q. Do you have anything to say to those who are considering taking classes at the Lifelong Education Center?I am learning many things by taking classes here every week. I'm proud that I spend my free time more rewardingly after taking the class. For those people who are thinking about what to do in their free time, I highly recommend you take this course because there are so many good classes here.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:35:17
LINC+ Enterprise Organization Public Equipment Support Center
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수132
  • LINC+ Enterprise Organization Public Equipment Support CenterBy Lee Woo-Seong Reporter Senior of Mechanical engineeringHave you heard about the Public Equipment Support Center? Maybe it is an unfamiliar institution to students. The Public Equipment Support Center provides services to businesses in need by allowing them to use expensive equipment at a low cost.5 Axis MachineCNC Turning Center3D Coordinate Measuring Machine3D ScannerWhatWhat kind of equipment does the Public Equipment Support Center have?In addition to the four machines shown above, there is other experimental equipment, such as microscopes, a wear testing system, and a mounting press. These machines would be just too expensive for individuals or small businesses to purchase on their own.How can I rent equipment?Operation requestcalculation of user feeexecution of request operationdeliverysettlement.The Public Equipment Center has made excellent equipment infrastructure through industry-academic cooperation projects, including its public laboratory, LINK+ project, RIC, and government research institutes. If you need to use specialized equipment that is otherwise too expensive for you to purchase, try using the equipment infrastructure provided by HBNU. It is a good way to reduce the burden of having to purchase high-priced equipment and companies can use it as an opportunity to develop their technology capabilities.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:34:46
HBNU Library e-Resource
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수9
  • HBNU Library e-ResourceBy Lee Seo-jin Cub Reporter, Sophomore of Material Science and EngineeringThe Hanbat National University Library has various electronic data systems as well as general book materials. Lets find out about the HBNU Library e-Resource, which can be used by students and the general public.Domestic Academic DBThe domestic academic database includes DBpia, KISS, Kisvalue, KS, KSDC, SCHOLAR, and Kisti. In each database, you can find academic papers, journals, statistical data, standard information, research data, and open access journal data in the fields of science and technology.Foreign Academic DBThe foreign academic database has 21 databases including ACS journal, AVON, and the DeGruyter e-journal HSS Collection. In addition, there are 12 databases provided by Riss, which can be used after a personal login. You can use information from various fields and countries in the foreign academic database.e-learningE-learning includes Educe, Eduwill civil servants/certificate courses, KISA National Technical Qualifications. It provides various courses and documents for getting a job, obtaining certifications, and lectures for preparing to become a public official.e-booke-book provides DBs, such as E-Book, AUDIO BOOK SERVICE and EBSCO eBook. E-Book is available on PCs, tablets, and smartphones and uses systems provided by Kyobo Bookstore and Woongjin OPMS. You can borrow up to five books for 10 days. If you use a smartphone or tablet, you can use the Kyobo Library app after downloading it from the Play Store or App Store.Other DBsMoazine: You can check out some 200 of the latest magazines in Korea at once. It is available on both PC and mobile and you can have unlimited use.Book Cosmos: Book Cosmos offers book summary services and various content. The summary is about 10 sheets of A4 paper, and you can download it by choosing a Word, .HWP file, or .pdf file.You can use e-resource on the HBNU library website (https://lib.hanbat.ac.kr) after login. The website includes the usage of each database, the contents of the database, and the instructions for use. If you refer to this, you can use it easily. The use of electronic data can save time and money. In addition, you can wisely use resources at home in situations where you cannot directly visit the library, for example these days, due to Covid-19. This is an excellent resource for all students to continue learning from home.
  • 등록일2021-01-16 14:34:04
Unforgettable Experiences with Global Short-Term Training  이미지
Unforgettable Experiences with Global Short-Term Training
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수202
  • Unforgettable Experiences with Global Short-Term TrainingHBNU hosts several programs for its students during the vacation. In the second semester of 2019, the International Exchange Center conducted a short-term winter vacation training program called Hope Promotion Training, a training program for global connector training, and a training program for strengthening global job competency. Program participants are selected after the first round of document screening and the second round of interview screening. Selected students are given scholarships and the opportunity to participate in the program. For more information, please refer to the announcement on the HBNU website every semester. Now, let's take a look at two students experiences in the actual program.Training Manual for Strengthening Global Employment CompetencyBy Park Hyeon-su Chief Editor, senior of English Language and LiteratureA year before graduation, I thought, "Is there a way to spend my vacation more meaningfully?" As a result, I went to a training course to strengthen my global job competency conducted by the International Exchange Center last winter vacation. Unlike other language courses, it was a training program aimed at getting a job abroad, and the best thing was that I could learn English and prepare for a job abroad at the same time. I thought living abroad this time would be more than just a vacation, so it was important what programs there were and where the university was. I was glad to participate in the English overseas job training conducted by the International Exchange Center because both the university and the region were good choices for me.I went to Wolverhampton University in England for a month from January 4 to February 1 for language training. This was the schedule of Telford Campus at Wolverhampton University. I had language classes in the morning, job preparation classes in the afternoon, and quiz time in the evening to enjoy learning the language. During the classes, I participated in various activities such as discussion, presentation, team activities, and diction alternately from 3 professors. Every Wednesday and Friday afternoon, I went on a field trip near Telford, including London, Birmingham, and Cambridge. It was valuable to visit other parts of England to learn about the broader culture of England, see and experience it.One of the most memorable English language training events was when I visited Range Rover and the company Jaguar. It was really impressive to me that I was able to explore the actual smart factory site, which I had only seen through hands-on equipment and videos while majoring in industrial management. It was a great experience for me to see with my own eyes how the British conglomerate's automobile manufacturing plant works and what it looks like inside.After the English language training, I gained confidence when I spoke English with foreigners and learned about various cultures within England. I'm going to use my overseas resume and the self-introduction that I learned from my British professor to help me get a job abroad. It was an unforgettable experience to live in England for a month, where I could make a lot of memories with interesting people and prepare for overseas employment. Through language training, I built the driving force for me to do my best every day in my remaining college life.Connector Training ReviewBy Lee Woo-Seong Reporter Senior of Mechanical engineeringI participated in the Global Connector Program organized by the Office of International Affairs during this past winter vacation. I applied for this program because I thought going to a university in Las Vegas, Nevada was a great advantage. Through this program, I wanted to experience not only studying English, but also learn what kind of country America is and to learn more about American culture. As a result, I was lucky to enter the program and I left for the United States on January 19th.When I arrived in America, the hardest thing was to adapt to the time difference, not the culture, food, or language. On the first day I arrived at the hotel, I cleaned up and went to sleep. The schedule began on the second day. That morning, I took the bus provided by the school and had a city tour in the evening. The official class schedule started on the third day and I took a month of classes at the University of Nevada. We had a simple level test before the first class, and according to the result of this test, students were divided into upper, middle, and lower classes. I took English classes for 2 hours and major classes for 3 hours from Monday to Thursday. In the major class Liberal Arts and Social Science students take business classes, while science and engineering students take computer programming classes. During the English class, we wrote answers to questions on different topics every week and discussed them in English with our group of classmates. During the afternoon major class, I learned the C and Arduino program languages. These classes were very useful because the ability to use computer language programs is becoming increasingly important. Every Friday, I went out of school and participated in the field trip program. I visited the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and had a wonderful experience of seeing America with my own eyes. Also, I watched a college baseball game and visited a company near the university.However, I was disappointed that only two non-Korean students participated in the program. I wanted to meet many foreign friends through this program and have a meaningful cultural exchange. So, during lunchtime, I went around the university to meet new American friends. Although my English was not good, I tried hard to approach local students. As a result, I joined a club. Every Friday evening I had club activities and met many friends there.Also, I participated in a sports program for students of the university and had fun experiences there.The best thing about this program was to meet and talk with people of various nationalities and learn a bit about their culture. This interaction helped my thoughts mature. Before I returned to Korea, after the program, I traveled to San Francisco and met many local people there and had a good experience.I hope many students apply for this program in the future. I think the program will help improve their English skills so they can enjoy more cultural experiences when traveling or living abroad.Through this program, it would be good for students to go abroad to see a lot of things and have a range of experiences. I also hope this good program continues so that many students can participate just as I have and they will gain motivation to grow and study English steadily.
  • 등록일2020-10-05 15:11:36
COVID-19 Outbreak: What Changed 이미지
COVID-19 Outbreak: What Changed
  • 작성자HANBAT HERALD
  • 조회수183
  • COVID-19 Outbreak: What ChangedBy Jeong Hyo-bin Cub Reporter, Junior of Chemical and Biological EngineeringSince the start of 2020, the whole world has been confused by COVID-19. It is the same in HBNU. We want to look back to consider, what is COVID-19 and how has it changed us?Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19)COVID-19 is a respiratory infectious disease that first broke out in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has since spread around the world. Early on, it was a respiratory epidemic whose cause was unknown. On January 9, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed COVID-19 was the cause of the pneumonia that was spreading and that it was a new type of COVID-19 (named SARS-CoV-2, February 11, 2020).COVID-19 transmits when an infected persons saliva spray makes direct contact with the mucous membrane of another, via eyes, nose, or mouth. When someone is infected with the virus, there is an incubation period of 2 to 14 days and they will show signs of fever, tiredness, and a dry cough, but there have been rare examples of asymptomatic infection. As of this writing (March2020), vaccines and treatment protocols have not yet been developed to treat COVID-19, but we have been advised that the spread can be prevented by wearing masks, washing hands frequently, and keeping social distance.A Worldwide SituationInitially, COVID-19 originated in Asia, then started to spread to the whole world. The WHO declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on January 30. As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased around the world, the WHO declared a pandemic on March 11. Among the WHOs stages of danger, a pandemic is the highest degree. COVID-19 is only the third modern pandemic, after the Hong Kong flu (1968) and Swine flu (2009). The Ministry of the Interior and Safety lists data of confirmed cases by each country. As of July 1, across 206 countries, there have been a total of 10,767,635 cases confirmed, with 519,347 deaths worldwide.Internal SituationAlthough the whole world is in a state of confusion because of COVID-19, because Korea is so near to China, lets look at how Korea has handled this situation. At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, Korea Centers for Disease Control t any exposure to the local community. However, they initiated quarantine protocols. Even though they took those steps, the number of confirmed cases in Korea increased to four at the end of January. The government raised the threat level of infectious disease contaminated areas from "Caution" to "Warning." The number of confirmed cases in Korea had remained around 30 until Feb 17, when they increased exponentially due to a mass infection at the Daegu Church in Shincheonji on February 18. The government raised the threat level from "Warning" to "Serious" and started toughening up the law as a way of confronting this highly infectious disease. As of July 3, 2020, 12,967 cases were confirmed within Korea and 282 people have died. Medical staff across the country are helping care for patients, and the whole nation is gathering donations to help. The response the government is taking to overcome COVID-19 is as follows.5-Day Rotation System for Mask PurchaseWith the increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, it became difficult to buy face masks and they were suddenly expensive. The government declared that 80 percent of the produced masks would be sold as public masks to stabilize the supply and demand. The public masks are to be sold at low prices with direct intervention by the state. This policy, called the 5-Day Rotation System for Mask Purchase, was implemented on March 9, 2020. People could buy masks on appointed days based on the last number of their year of birth. The 5-Day Rotation System for mask purchase ended on June 1.Drive-through Testing StationsIn Korea, there have been Drive-through COVID-19 testing stations since February. They are screening clinics where health professionals can examine people, collect specimens, and disinfect cars. This can prevent the spread of COVID-19 to medical staff, speed examination times, and minimize contact. The drive-through testing stations were designed for a quick and safe inspection system. The inspection process takes about 10 minutes.HBNUs ResponseTo follow the government protocols, HBNU decided to delay, then suspend, face-to-face lectures. HBNU is also working to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The response the administration and faculty of HBNU is taking to overcome COVID-19 is as follows.Postpone Face-To-Face Lectures and Carry Out Non-Face-To-Face LecturesHBNU decided to prevent students and faculty from gathering in places where social distancing could not be done safely. So, they postponed face-to-face lectures and suggested non-face-to-face lectures. There are many ways of having non-face-to-face lectures, like taking video courses, real-time online lectures, quizzes, and submitting assignments.Video courses were hosted on the online site Cyberhanbat (cyber.hanbat.ac.kr). Students accessed the site to take their lectures. Attendance was to be accepted only if the lectures were taken within a set period of time. Assignments were submitted on the same site, also to be accepted within a set period of time. The real-time online lectures could be taken on mobile phones or PCs using ZOOM. In the case of quizzes, various methods were used, such as submitting answers by e-mail within 30 minutes, by displaying questions on the ZOOM screen within the time of the lectures and using quiz applications (such as Kahoot, Socrative, etc.) to enable responses in real-time. To make more rewarding non-face-to-face lectures, professors also explored various methods such as using Google classroom and YouTube.▲Scene using ZOOMPartially Opening the Library and Closing the Club BuildingTo preventspreading COVID-19, places where many people can meet introduced new safety measures. For example, the library is only partially open. Students can borrow and return books, but they cant study in the reference library. To study in the smart lounge, all students must wear a mask. The club building (N12) is closed and will only open when the situation stabilizes. In addition, the Art Hall (N1) was closed until March 31. The gym and fitness center (S7) are also closed.Prevention of Infectious Disease and DisinfectionOn March 3 and 4 the office spaces of the university headquarters, colleges, and affiliated facilities were disinfected. Dormitory disinfection was carried out in the second week of March, and the entire campus, including lecture rooms, was disinfected from March 25 to 27. In addition, daily disinfection has been carried out by cleaning the entrances from time to time.Coronavirus DonationsOn March 30, HBNU delivered 234 billion won in donations collected by university members to the to the university's Red Cross. The donation was led by the secretariat and the 36th student council, with about 600 autonomous participants, including students, professors, employees, and assistant teachers raising funds over two weeks, from March 11-25. On the same day, Choi Byung-wook, the president of HBNU, said, Our university is a regional centered national university that has grown with the region, and we will help to share the difficulties of the community and overcome them."To share the difficulties of the community together and overcome them, it is necessary to always think about the healthy and safety of our friends and family. We cannot be so selfish as to think, I can go outside to dance and drink because I will not get coronavirus." We sincerely hope that the end of Covid-19 will be achieved by carrying out social distance for each other.
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