Hanyang 360

Seoul-cial Innovation Series (1) - Hanyang University, Inventureship, Changemaker

The first stop we make is Hanyang University. They are the first university in Asia to offer Social Innovation as a major in their curriculum. Recently, they became the first Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in East Asia.

Below shows the campus HIT plaque and Startup Town.

Hanyang 360 Hanyang 360 Credits: Miss Helen Wong

Professor Shin, who is the major driver in Hangyang University's Social Innovation education, gave us a brief introduction on student initiatives and the support the University has given to them.

Hanyang prof shin

By coincidence, we are joined by a group from Cologne Business School (Germany) at Hangyang. We met again the next few days by coincidence again.

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Professor Shin started off with defining Social Innovation through Microfinancing and UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs), then went through how Hanyang support their students.

Credits: Prof. SHIN, Hyun Sang, Hanyang University Hanyang slides 1 Hanyang slides 2 Hanyang slides 3 Hanyang slides 4 Hanyang slides 5 Hanyang slides 6 Hanyang slides 7 Hanyang slides 8 Hanyang slides 9 Hanyang slides 10 Hanyang slides 11 Credits: Prof. SHIN, Hyun Sang, Hanyang University

Next up is Mr. Jae Myung Lee, a student leader of the Hanyang Social Innovation Lab, describing a project Artist Tak they have done to help a disabled artist to sell online.

Hanyang slides 13 Hanyang slides 14 Credits: Mr. Jae Myung Lee, Hanyang University

The uniqueness of Inventureship is that students start off with a simple 'mission assignment' from Professor Shin, and then branch out to learn the essential skillsets of setting up a real digital agency. No written exams needed.

Hanyang slides 15 Hanyang slides 12 Credits: Mr. Jae Myung Lee, Hanyang University

Further Reading

  • More about the Artist Tak project.
  • Below is a TEDx video of Prof. Shin talking about Measuring Social Impact
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