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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.


  • Kwon, Oh-hyun

    Kwon, Oh-hyun

    CEO of Samsung Electronics

    KWON Oh-hyun (class of 1975, Electronic Engineering) is one of the leading engineer in the Korean semiconductor business. He was the principal investigator when Samsung developed the world's first 64 DRAM in 1992, and later served as CEO and vice-chairman of the company.

  • Song, Sang-hyun

    Song, Sang-hyun

    President of the International Criminal Court

    SONG Sang-hyun (class of 1963, Law) was one of the first judges when the International Criminal Court (ICC) was created in 2003. He was elected as the second president of the ICC in 2009 and served for six years as the strong advocate of war crime victims.

  • Yi, Chong-jun

    Yi, Chong-jun


    YI Chong-jun (1939-2008, class of 1966, German Language and Literature) was a prominent writer who authored more than 100 novels including 'The Walls of Rumor' (1972), 'This Paradise of Yours' (1976), and 'Seopyeonje' (1993).

Last updated in 2016