About Us

Welcome to the SNU Office of International Affairs (OIA) website!
The OIA provides services to international scholars and students at SNU,

Welcome Message

The Office of International Affairs (OIA), as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives, welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

GEUN LEE, Ph.D.

Greetings from Seoul National University (SNU)!

The Office of International Affairs (OIA), as SNU's headquarter for developing and promoting its international programs and initiatives, welcomes all students and scholars to SNU's vibrant intellectual community.

The OIA’s vision is to enhance openness and diversity in Seoul National University by promoting international inter-university partnerships, academic exchanges, and building a truly and uniquely international 'SNU community'. The OIA provides both planning and administrative supports for international partnerships, exchange programs, and international SNU community building.

Gaining international and global experiences through study abroad programs and international SNU community will enable students to walk beyond familiar grounds so that they can discover new perspectives and help them become more creative to better prepare for the new era of the 4th Industrial Revolution. The OIA hopes to build an open and diverse international SNU community together with all the SNU stakeholders by not only maintaining our already-strong international programs but also by developing new and exciting programs.

The OIA’s doors are always open to international students looking for assistance on adjusting to new lives in SNU and Korea. We promise to do our utmost to enhance your academic, social, and cultural experiences during your time here.

On behalf of all our staffs at the OIA, I would like to express my sincerest gratitude for your interest in SNU. I look forward to seeing you all enjoying SNU’s global and open academic environment!

Min Gyo Koo (Ph.D) Dean of OIA Seoul National University

"On behalf of all our staff at OIA, thank you for your interest in SNU and we look forward to meeting you here on campus!"

Min Gyo KOO, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Graduate School of Public Administration
  • Dean of International Affairs
  • Seoul National University

Education

  1. December 2005Ph.D., Political Science, University of California at Berkeley Dissertation: Scramble for the Rocks: The Disputes over the Dokdo/Takeshima, Senkaku/Diaoyu, and Paracel and Spratly Islands Dissertation Committee: Vinod K. Aggarwal (Chair), Hong Yung Lee, T. J. Pempel, Steven K. Vogel, and Michael Nacht
  2. May 1999M.A., International Relations and International Economics, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
  3. February 1997M.A., Public Policy, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  4. February 1995B.A., Political Science, Seoul National University Department of International Relations

Research and Teaching Experience

  1. Fall 2017~ Professor, Seoul National University, Grduate School of Public Administration
  2. Fall 2015 - Spring 2016Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Yenching Institute
  3. Fall 2012 - PresentAssociate Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  4. Fall 2010 - Spring 2012Assistant Professor, Seoul National University Graduate School of Public Administration
  5. Fall 2007 - Spring 2010Assistant Professor, Yonsei University Department of Public Administration
  6. Fall 2006 - Spring 2007Fulltime Lecturer, The University of Southern California School of International Relations
  7. Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 KSI-KEI Research Fellow, The University of Southern California Korean Studies Institute and the Korea Economic Institute (Washington, DC)
  8. Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Southern California Center for International Studies (CIS)
  9. Spring 2001 - Summer 2005Project Director, UC Berkeley Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center (BASC)
Suk Won CHA, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Associate Dean of International Affairs
  • Seoul National University

Education

  1. Sept. 1999 - Jan. 2004Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  2. Sept. 1997 - Aug. 1999M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
  3. Mar. 1990 - Feb. 1994B.S. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Research and Teaching Experience

  1. Aug 2005 - Fulltime Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
  2. Aug 2005 - Fulltime Lecturer, Assistant, Associate, Full Professor, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
  3. 2013 - 2015 Vice Dean of Public Relations, College of Engineering, Seoul National University
  4. 2015, 2017 Vice Head, University Technology Industrial Force (UNITEF), Korea
  5. 2014 - Editor, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing – Green Technology
  6. 2014 - Associate Editor, Transactions of Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers
  7. 2009 - Editorial Board, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
  8. 2017 - Vice President, Thin Films Society
  9. 2017 Visiting Professor, Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology - Chinese Academy of Science, China
  10. 2015 - 2016 Visiting Professor, Young Scientist Exchange Fellow (Ministry of Science and Technology, China), Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology - Chinese Academy of Science, China
  11. 2008, 2011 - 2012 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, USA
  12. 2016 - Associate Fellow, Korean Society of Precision Engineering
  13. 2011 - Board of Trustee, Korean Society of Precision Engineering
  14. 2015 - Division Chair, Green Manufacturing Division, Korean Society of Precision Engineering
  15. 2009 - Board of Directors, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Thermal Engineering Division
  16. 2011 - Board of Directors, Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, Education Division
  17. 2012 - Board of Directors, Korean Society of Precision Engineering
  18. 2014 - Board of Directors, The Korean Hydrogen and New Energy Society
  19. 2014 - 2017 Review Board, LG Global Challenger
  20. 2011 Advisory Board, CTO Future Technology Forum, LG Electronics
  21. 2010 Advisory Board, Green Business Forum, Samsung Heavy Industry
  22. 2009 Advisory Board, University Technology Industrial Force (UNITEF), Korea
  23. 2012 - 2014 Founder & Technical Advisor, GV Fuel Cell
    - A start-up company based on thin film fuel cell technology from laboratory research
    - 1st place awards in young talent start-up technology competition by Ministry of Defense, Korea
  24. 2002, 2006, 2011 Technical Consultant, LG Electronics
  25. 2008 - 2010, 2012 - 2013 Technical Consultant, Nano Prototyping Lab, Stanford University
  26. 2007 Technical Consultant, Samsung Advance Institute of Technology
  27. 2007 Technical Consultant, Samsung Electro-Mechanics
  28. Nov 2003 - Jul 2005 Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
  29. 1994 - 1996 Military Service, Sergeant, Republic of Korea Army

Mar 23, 2018