SNU NOW / Newsroom
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. Sep 20, 2006 Number of Foreign Students at SNU Tops 1,000 The number of foreign students at Seoul National University exceeded 1,000 this year for the first time in the school's history. Sep 19, 2006 SNU Art Goes On Sale for 600,000 Won Korean art masterpieces such as Oriental paintings of Lee Jong-sang, Western paintings of Yun Myeong-ro, and fiber arts of Lee Sin-ja are being displayed in an exhibition at a very low price -600,000 won. Sep 18, 2006 "I LOVE SNU" Party SNU held "Love SNU Event with the International Students" in front of Jahayeon on September 13. This event is to assist international students for adjustment and understanding of campus life and Korean culture. Sep 12, 2006 Prof. Kim Sung Hoon Finds New Protein The team led by Kim Sung-hoon, a pharmaceutical professor at Seoul National University, found out that the AIMP1 protein, besides the previously known insulin and glucagon hormones, is a major contributor to controlling levels of blood sugar in animals. Sep 12, 2006 SNU Entrance Requirements for 2008 Seoul National University announced on Sept. 8 the list of the local entrance requirements for the 2008 academic year Sep 10, 2006 SNU's Top Donor Shinyang Funds Another Library The largest individual donor in SNU's history, Chairman Shinyang Suk-gyoo Chung (BA in Engineering, 1952) announced the donation for a new library of humanities. He said, “Leaving a large fortune to your children is like giving them poison.” Sep 08, 2006 Top Twenty or Top Ten This year and last, Seoul National University benefited from two comprehensive external reviews of two different schools, both of which lauded the colleges for some impressive achivements as well as giving a few gentle suggestions for future improvements. Sep 08, 2006 Prof. Narry Kim's Research in RNA Biology Professor Narry Kim's research team recently made a significant leap in the understanding of microRNA biology by identifying several key factors responsible for RNA silencing. Sep 05, 2006 SNU Publishes its First English-language Magazine ‘With SNU’ is intended to be an effective communication channel between the campus and the academic community worldwide. The first edition has total circulation of 7,000 copies and will be sent to 500 universities.