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  • February 3, 2014

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SNU Library Benefactor Awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree

Mr. Jong Hwan LEE, chairman of Samyoung Chemical Co. Ltd, was awarded an honorary doctorate degree (Engineering) on January 29. SNU President OH Yeon-Cheon stated that Mr. Lee’s contribution to Korea’s industrialization and establishment of a scholarship foundation was the reason for this award. Mr. Lee founded Korea’s first petrochemical corporation and led the Korean plastics industry, developing Korea’s first magnetic insulator in the 70s. In 2000, he founded Kwanjeong Educational Foundation using KRW 800 billion of his own money, and in the year 2012, donated KRW 60 billion to the SNU Central Library fund, thereby becoming a social entrepreneur.

Summarized by LEE Hee Un, SNU English Editor, gurume0221@snu.ac.kr
Proofread by Brett Johnson, SNU English Editor, morningcalm2@gmail.com

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