SNU NOW / Newsroom
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. Sep 04, 2006 SNU Announces New Retirement Rules Professors belonging to College of Natural Sciences at Seoul National University can be guaranteed their tenure only when they receive recommendations from more than five overseas scholars. Aug 17, 2006 A Treasure Chest on Campus: The Legacy of a Royal The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies has continued to evolve from its beginnings as the royal library, while maintaining the ambitious spirit of its eighteenth century founder. Aug 07, 2006 A Breakthrough in Hybrid Car Technology Prof. Ihm's team has lead a breakthrough in opening the era of hydrogen cars: the discovery of hydrogen-storing solid matter. They had found a new material with a structure that can store hydrogen in normal temperature without pressurization.