On October 7, 2013, Hanyang University(HYU) Seoul campus and ERICA campuses ranked 7th and 12th, respectively, in the 2013 University Rankings by JoongAng Ilbo, (a major daily newspaper in Korea) which has been providing several indicators to show universities’ capacities since 1994. The recent ranking was the first time that for the Seoul and ERICA campuses were evaluated separately, and furthermore, the ERICA campus in its first individual ranking made it to the top 20.
In the study, 100 universities were evaluated on a scale of 300 points that included educational quality(90 points), globalization(50 points), faculty research achievements(100 points), and reputation and alumni representation in society(60 points). Both the Seoul and ERICA campuses ranked 3rd and 7th in globalization, but not so favorably in educational quality, comparatively speaking.
Meanwhile, there have been a number of banners set up to celebrate these achievements around the ERICA campus. Nam Ji-su, a Junior in the Division of Economics at HYU said, “I have lived in Ansan for a long time and until now, I did not realize that the ERICA campus was such a favorably ranked university. But as a result of the recent university evaluation results where the ERICA campus received a favorable evaluation, I felt proud of my school.”