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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, Ho-Wang

    Lee, Ho-Wang


    Doctor Lee first discovered the pathogen of Hantavirus hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in 1976 which had threatened thousands of lives since Korean War. He made the first vaccine of its kind in 1988.

  • Park, Maeng-Ho

    Park, Maeng-Ho

    Founding CEO of Minumsa Publishing Group

    Park established Minumsa in 1966, the leading publishing company in Korea. He had more than 2,000 humanities books published for 35 years, creating new market for humanities.

  • Son, Kil Seung

    Son, Kil Seung

    Chairman of SK Group

    Chairman Son set a model of corporate social responsibility in Korea while he was running the SK Group. He established the corporate foundation and granted a large amount of scholarships and research funds.

Last updated in 2016