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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.


  • Koo, Pyong-hwoi

    Koo, Pyong-hwoi

    Honorary Chairman of E1 Corporation

    Chairman Koo contributed to the growth and globalization of the Korean economy as the leading figure in the establishment and development of the LG Group. He contributed to the invigoration of exchange between Korean financial circles and the rest of the world while serving as the first Korean Chairman of the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC), Chairman of the Korea-U.S. Economic Council, and the Chair of the Korea-U.S. Business Council.

  • Lee, Hyun-jae

    Lee, Hyun-jae

    The 16th President of Seoul National University

    Professor Lee had long served Seoul National University as a professor in economics (1961-1988), dean of social sciences (1979-1980), vice-president (1982-1983), and the president (1983-1985). He later served the country as the prime minister in 1988.

  • Park, No-Hee

    Park, No-Hee

    Dean, UCLA School of Dentistry

    Professor Park honored SNU's reputation by successfully running the UCLA School of Dentistry as Dean and faculty after graduating SNU Department of Dentistry. During his 18 years deanship, Park increased the amount of financial aid for students by ten times. As a prominent scientist in oral and craniofacial research, Park has authored more than 180 scientific publications.

  • Yun, Jong Yong

    Yun, Jong Yong

    CEO of Samsung Electronics

    Yun led innovations in business and created the success story of Samsung Electronics as the CEO of Samsung Electronics. He contributed to the development of engineering education in Korea and the training of future engineers by serving as the Board President of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea and the Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea.

Last updated in 2016