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Nov 24, 2006 The 8th BESETOHA Held in Hanoi An annual forum of four representative East Asian universities, the BESETOHA 8th, opened in Hanoi on Nov. 3. Nov 24, 2006 Conversations with Danish Prime Minister On 23rd of November (Thursday), Denmark's current Prime Minister, Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Seoul National University to deliver a lecture entitled "Globalization Era for Asia and Europe." Nov 08, 2006 SNU Soaring Ever Higher on 60th Anniversary Being the number one university on the Korean peninsula is not enough for SNU. The school's internationalization programs and world-class computer network provide students from all over the world with an education on a global level. Nov 03, 2006 The Times Ranked SNU 63rd in the World Seoul National University has been ranked 63rd in the annual ranking of top 200 universities, The World University Ranking 2006 by The Times Higher Education Supplement. It was placed 11th among 33 Asian universities on the table. Oct 31, 2006 Building a Better Scientist at SNU Natural science majors at Seoul National University take a certain pride in their developing nerdiness. Students relish how rigors of training and logic free them from some of the Confucian hierarchies. Oct 31, 2006 SNU Topped in Technology Transfer Colleges and universities transferred 591 patents and technologies to private companies in 2005, up 118 percent from 259 in 2004, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development said. Oct 19, 2006 SNU, Tsinghua University Sign Pact Seoul National University and China’s Tsinghua University concluded an agreement on international academic exchanges in Seoul last week. Oct 18, 2006 Alumnus Ban Appointed U.N.Secretary-General The United Nations General Assembly officially chose Ban Ki-Moon as its eighth new secretary-general, replacing Kofi Annan. Ban, who was the only candidate for the top UN job, will have a two-and-a-half-month transition period before taking office on Jan. 1. Oct 18, 2006 SNU Seeks Research Accountability Seoul National University (SNU) has presented guidelines to prevent research manipulation. The school has been trying to tighten ethical guidelines for research in the wake of a scandal involving the school’s former professor Hwang Woo-suk. Oct 17, 2006 Alumnus Ban Appointed U.N. Secretary General Applauding in acclamation, the United Nations General Assembly on Oct. 13, 2006 appointed Foreign Minister Ban Ki-moon of the Republic of Korea as the world body's next Secretary-General, to succeed Kofi Annan when he steps down on Dec. 31, 2006. Oct 13, 2006 Seoul National University Celebrates 60th Birthday Seoul National University Celebrates 60th Birthday Seoul National University marks its 60th anniversary on Sunday. The university has produced leaders of Korea’s political, social, economic, cultural, science and art worlds since it opened in 1946 and ranks among the world’s top 60 universities. Sep 21, 2006 SNU to Raise Scholarship Funds The plan includes three main projects _ a local network project, an ethnic Korean networks project and a ``hallyu,’’ or Korean cultural wave, network project. All the projects are ``give and take’’ endeavors.