Colleges under consideration for merger or abolition at HYU are the Engineering College, the Architecture College and the Information and Communications College.
Hanyang University proposed to merge or abolish the group of three divided engineering colleges in order to increase engineering college’s competitiveness in comparison with other science and technology university such as KAIST and POSTECH. According to the announcement made by HYU on September 3, the colleges of Architecture, Engineering, and Information and Communication, which are presently administered separately, will be unified as the College of Engineering.
The College of Engineering will be divided into four majors; Architecture Engineering, Electronic Communication and Computer Engineering, Applied Chemical and Biotechnology Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering and Atomic Industry. So, HYU decided to combine the College of Architecture into the College of Engineering by revising school regulations. And each department has a separate president. This policy will be applicable to freshmen students of 2009.
Im Sung-soon, a professor of Molecular System Engineering and who leads the merger of the College of Engineering at HYU, said, “We put our hopes on the College of Engineering. We can say the history of HYU equals to the College of Engineering.” And he also said “It has problems that must be solved as soon as possible. It is to show that the College of Engineering is special, mobilizes research activities through academic exchange programs and actively supports professors’ research. I will work hard to make a success of the new, innovative engineering college.”