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Founding Spirit

Be the true leader of this era who practices love.

Founding Philosophy

The Founding Philosophy of Hanyang Cyber University is based on the passage, “Love in Deed and Truth”. This philanthropic notion emphasizes helping others while educating oneself to reach a greater number of people to contribute more effectively. Thus by empowering oneself through education and training can communities and society progress for the benefit of all members.

Educational Philosophy

Following the Founding Philosophy, the Educational Philosophy of Hanyang Cyber University aims to cultivate successful graduates who can serve as valuable human resources in any organization in a diverse range of field and settings, while maintaining the virtues of diligence, integrity, humility, and philanthropy.

Educational Purpose

Training creative professionals through open higher education

The Educational Purpose of Hanyang Cyber University is to advance higher education by employing curricula that combines practical education with professional training. This is done in order to cultivate well-rounded, talented professionals who seek to realize their own potentials and future possibilities, while actively pursuing ways to positively contribute toward the development and prosperity of their local communities, their country, and society as a whole. This begins with learning and training through open higher education.

Educational Objective

  • Educated

    Cultivating educated individuals who possess a firm sense of diligence, honesty, and humility

  • Professional

    Cultivating talented professionals who have the knowledge and capabilities to succeed in their field

  • Practical

    Cultivating practically minded individuals who can adapt and apply their knowledge to a variety of fields

  • Global

    Cultivating globally minded professionals who can successfully contribute and complete in the global community

  • Volunteer

    Cultivating philanthropists who contribute toward the development and prosperity of their local communities around the world

Conceptual diagram of Competency-based Education according to Educational Philosophy and Educational Objective

Purpose of Establishment

We will provide open education designed to
cultivate global leaders in the digital age.

In this digital era also referred to as knowledge-based information society, changes are occurring rapidly and thus need to meet increasing demands in virtually all sectors of society has become paramount. One of the defining characteristics of our increasingly digital, knowledge-based information society is unprecedented pace by which patrons, consumers, citizens are expecting results. This should not be surprising given the fact that never before in human history have we witnessed the leaps and bounds in technology in recent years, leading to previously unimaginable speeds by which responses, purchases, destinations, and outcomes can be obtained. And this rate of development and demand does not appear to be slowly any time soon.

Needless to say, the field of education has also been greatly impacted, and with greater demands for expediency has come active searches for more accessible, more convenient, and more effective paths to education. This is precisely where online higher learning or cyber education comes in. Learning online offers a desirable alternative to time-consuming, distance-limiting, and sometimes prohibitively expensive offline education. Although much of the systems involved in cyber learning are relatively new, the general notion of “distance learning” is not.

Here in Korea, the government recognized the need to official address this growing demand approximately two decades ago and thus, created the Lifelong Education Act on August 31, 1999. Followed by the Lifelong Education Act Enforcement Decree and the Lifelong Education Act Enforcement Regulations on March 13, 2000. Subsequently, Hanyang Cyber University was established in March of 2002 and its primary purpose has been to likewise meet growing demands in more accessible, convenient, and effective education.

This is especially meaningful for those who had often been overlooked in traditional offline university systems, namely adults in need of updated education who are full-time workers, parents, or retirees, to name a few, for whom online education provides the perfect setting to learn.

Prior to the opening of Hanyang Cyber University, Hanyang University had already accumulated experience in operating additional courses online for some time, such as Information and Communication Cyber University, Korea Cyber University, Including on-campus Internet-only courses, Internet parallel courses, the Korea Virtual Campus, and a regular degree program. Specifically, the Cyber Social Education course has been offered since spring semester of 2000 and since that time, Hanyang University has been purusing ways to offer open education and consumer-centered education in which anyone can learn anytime and anywhere.

From these experiences with virtual lectures, Hanyang Cyber University was confidently opened and continues on the path paved by Hanyang University. Under the Hanyang University Foundation banner, both universities aim to provide practical, high-quality education based on abundant teaching resources and development capabilities to meet the growing demands on higher education and to play a leading role in knowledge-based society.

Furthermore, by opening departments such as those in e-business, management information, computers, educational engineering, and digital design, to name a few, Hanyang Cyber University is constantly updating curricula related to information and communication technology in preparation for both current needs and the future demand.

01. High-speed Network Service

  • Professional network management
  • 24/7 service
  • Mobile (cell phone) book search service

02. Practice-oriented education

  • Internship program through industry-academia cooperation
  • Lecture/consultation with field experts
  • Startup Support Program

03. Customized Education

  • Learning Management System
  • Automatic learning management/1:1 lecture system
  • Educational content according to requests from partner companies
  • Self-regulated learning through learning contracts

04. Internationalization/Globalization

  • Sisterhood relationships with reknowned universities in the US and Japan
  • Overseas professor invitation/exchange student system
  • Internet lectures by overseas E-business and IT companies
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