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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.


  • Hur, Moon-hye

    Hur, Moon-hye

    Professor, Seoul National University College of Agriculture

    Professor HUR Moon-hye (1927-2010) created 'tongil rice' which solved the food shortage problems in 1960s in Korea by succeeding a seemingly impossible breeding at the time.

  • Kim, Won-yong

    Kim, Won-yong

    Professor, Seoul National University Department of Archeology and Art History

    Professor KIM Won-yong (1922-1993) was the pioneer of Korean art history and archaeology. His wrote The History of Korean Art which been the textbook of its field more than half century. He wrote 250 academic papers and served as the director of National Museum.

Last updated in 2016