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SNU Awards

Distinguished SNU Members

Seoul National University honors the people who made distinguished achievements in their lives with the Distinguished SNU Members Award. It has been the highest honor bestowed upon SNU alumni or faculty since 1991. The award is granted annually on the founding anniversary of the university during the official anniversary ceremony.


  • Lee, Hye-gu

    Lee, Hye-gu

    Professor, Seoul National University Department of Korean Music

    Professor LEE Hye-gu (1909-2010) led founding the Department of Korean Music at Seoul National University. He elevated Korean traditional Music to a less marginalized level of academic studies.

  • Lee, Tai-Young

    Lee, Tai-Young

    Lawyer and Director of Korean Legal Aid Center for Family Relations

    As the first woman lawyer in Korea, Dr. LEE Tai-Young (1914-1998) devoted her life to advocating women's rights. She founded the legal aid center for women and struggled to reform Korea's pre-modern family laws.

Last updated in 2016