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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.


  • Cho, Soon

    Cho, Soon

    Professor, Seoul National University Department of Economics

    Professor Cho provided the theoretical groundwork for economic policies in macroeconomics, and contributed to preparing the basis of economics education. He reflected academic achievements into policy making, by serving as the Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the Economy Planning Board, the Governor of the Bank of Korea, and the first mayor of Seoul elected by popular vote.

  • Lee, Ku-Teak

    Lee, Ku-Teak

    Chairman of POSCO

    Chairman Lee grew POSCO into a top global business through economic, environmentally friendly and innovative steel manufacturing technology. He contributed to the improvement of scientific technology and the invigoration of economic cooperation between countries

  • Lim, Kwang Soo

    Lim, Kwang Soo

    President of Seoul National University Alumni Association

    President Lim contributed to national economic development by growing Limkwang Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. into a leading business. He established scholarship foundation while serving as President of Seoul National University Alumni Association.

  • Paik, Nak-Hwan

    Paik, Nak-Hwan

    Founding President of the Paik Hospitals and the Inje University

    Doctor Paik contributed to the medical development by expanding the Paik Hospital, the first privately-run non-profit hospital in Korea established by his family, into the current large hospitals. He established the Inje University in 1979 and granted students numerous scholarships.

Last updated in 2016