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.
Professor, Seoul National University Department of Psychology
Professor Im laid foundation of Korean folklore by collecting and studying folk music and tales in Korean community. He took the lead in founding the Korean Society for Cultural Anthropology and the Asian Comparative Folklore Society.
Professor, Seoul National University Department of Naval Architecture
Professor Kim was pioneer of Korean naval architecture engineering and major contributor to the development of Korean shipbuilding industry. He established the Korean standard of ship design and restored the famous Turtle Ship (Geobukseon) in 15th century.