About Us

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.

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)!

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!

Dukgeun Ahn (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!"

Dukgeun Ahn, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Graduate School of International Studies
  • Dean of International Affairs
  • Seoul National University

Education

  1. May 1999J.D. The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI
    Member of New York Bar
  2. May 1996Ph.D The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Economics (majoring International Trade Policy and Theory)
  3. February 1990B.A. Seoul National University, Seoul, KOREA International Economics

Research and Teaching Experience

  1. 2019-2020President, International Society of Fair Trade
  2. 2019Vice President, Korean Association of Trade and Industry Studies
  3. 2018 -Editor-in-Chief, Korean Journal of International Economic Law(Korean Society of International Economic Law)
  4. 2010-2012International Teaching Faculty, International Economic Law and Policy (IELPO) Program, University of Barcelona, Spain
  5. 2010-2011Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown Law Center, United States
  6. 2000-2005International Teaching Faculty, Master of International Law and Economics (MILE) Program, World Trade Institute, Switzerland
  7. 2004-2012Lecturer, WTO Regional Trade Policy Course, World Trade Organization
  8. 1999-2005Associate Professorof International Trade Law and Policy, KDI School of Public Policy and Management
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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