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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.


  • Kim, Won-bok

    Kim, Won-bok

    Professor, Seoul National University College of Music

    Professor KIM Won-bok (1908-2002) was the great pianist and one of the first people who introduced western music in Korea. She organized the Seoul Orchestra, the first chamber orchestra in Korea, which later became the Seoul Symphony Orchestra.

  • Pi, Chun-deuk

    Pi, Chun-deuk

    Professor, Seoul National University Department of English Language and Literature

    Professor PI Chun-deuk (1910-2007) laid foundation of university administration, serving as senior administrative faculty in the early days of Seoul National University. He was also a renowned essayist who wrote Affinity and A Piece of Silver Coin.

Last updated in 2016