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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.


  • HAHN Sang-Ki

    HAHN Sang-Ki

    Agricultural leader in Nigeria

    Dr. Han greatly contributed to the resolution of Nigeria's food crisis by devoting himself to the dissemination of improved bulb plant breeds. He led international agricultural studies by serving on the steering committee of the International Society for Horticultural Science, as Director of the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture.

  • HAN Man-Nyun

    HAN Man-Nyun

    Founding CEO of Ilchokak Publishing Group

    Han contributed to the development of publishing industry by publishing more than 1,300 scholarly books over the course of more than 40 years. He published nonprofitable scholarly books and research journals even amid economic difficulties.

  • Louis Pal CHANG

    Louis Pal CHANG

    First Dean of SNU College of Fine Arts

    Dean Chang was the advocate of Korean folk art during Japanese colonialization. He contributed to the development of Korean contemporary art by establishing the Korean Art Exhibition after achieving liberation from Japan.

  • OH Chang-Young

    OH Chang-Young

    Veterinarian, Head of Seoul Grand Park Zoo and Changgyeong Zoo

    Oh was a living history of Korean zoo. He devoted his life for protecting animals and creating zoos in Korea. He was the first heads of two largest zoos in Korea.

  • SONG Young-wook

    SONG Young-wook

    Lawyer, Chairman of the Korean Polio Association

    As a disabled but successful lawyer, Song has been the life-long advocate for the physically disabled. He enhanced human rights of the disabled by working hard to establish rules and policies for them.

Last updated in 2016