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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.

LEE Jong-wook/Director-General of the World Health Organization

Doctor Lee started his career at the WHO in 1983 as a leprosy consultant in South Pacific. He devoted himself to human health, serving as Director of the Global Programme on Vaccines and Immunization, Director of Stop Tuberculosis, and the Director-General of WHO(2003-2006).

CHUNG Suk-gyoo/Founding Chairman of Shinyang Cultural Foundation

Chairman Chung contributed to the development of Korean rubber industry, and provided great support for the young generation by funding scholarships and university research projects after founding Shinyang Cultural Foundation in 1998

Last updated in 2018