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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, Seongtai

    Kim, Seongtai

    Professor, Seoul National University Department of Composition

    Composer and professor KIM Seongtai (1910-2012) is regarded as the founder of Korean classic songs. He composed more than 100 songs of unique Korean sentiment.

  • Lho, Shin Young

    Lho, Shin Young

    Chairman of Lotte Scholarship Foundation

    Chairman LHO Shin Young contributed to national development in terms of diplomatic security serving as the Korean ambassador to Switzerland and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. As the chairman of the foundation, he supported underprivileged students.

  • Sohn, Kyung-shik

    Sohn, Kyung-shik

    Chairman of CJ Group

    Chairman SOHN Kyung-shik was one of the leaders of Korean economy. He led CJ group for long time and served as Chairman of Korea Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Last updated in 2016