Hanyang University, founded upon philosophy “Love in Action”, has been cultivating ground for social innovation activities in South Korea. Hanyang is a first mover in Korea to establish Volunteer Service Team (1994) inside the university. Recently, the university has announced ‘3S’ as the three key strategic focuses of the university which includes ‘Smart’, ‘Start-up’, and ‘Social Innovation’, which show its strong commitment towards social innovation activities.
As of January 1st, 2017, Hanyang Volunteer Service Team rebranded itself to “Social Innovation Center”, moving from the conventional way of sharing to creative, innovative, and sustainable way of tackling root cause of various social problems. Social Innovation Center serves as a central coordination mechanism for social innovation activities. The university headquarter provides the center with generous budget and manpower, which show their commitment level.