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.
Professor, Seoul National University Department of Economics
Professor Cho provided the theoretical groundwork for economic policies in macroeconomics, and contributed to preparing the basis of economics education. He reflected academic achievements into policy making, by serving as the Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the Economy Planning Board, the Governor of the Bank of Korea, and the first mayor of Seoul elected by popular vote.
Chairman of POSCO
Chairman Lee grew POSCO into a top global business through economic, environmentally friendly and innovative steel manufacturing technology. He contributed to the improvement of scientific technology and the invigoration of economic cooperation between countries
LIM Kwang Soo
President of Seoul National University Alumni Association
President Lim contributed to national economic development by growing Limkwang Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. into a leading business. He established scholarship foundation while serving as President of Seoul National University Alumni Association.
Founding President of the Paik Hospitals and the Inje University
Doctor Paik contributed to the medical development by expanding the Paik Hospital, the first privately-run non-profit hospital in Korea established by his family, into the current large hospitals. He established the Inje University in 1979 and granted students numerous scholarships.