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THE HO-AM PRIZE

Home Prize and Awards The Ho-Am Prize

  • Introduction
  • Prize winners
  • Nominations

Introduction

The Ho-Am Prize is established to celebrate those who made great and eminent contributions to the growths of academic, artistic and social fields and to the improvement of human welfare by producing distinguished and outstanding achievements in various domains of society.

The Ho-Am Prize was established in 1990 by Kun-hee Lee, the Chairman of Samsung, with a vision to create
a new corporate culture that continues the noble spirit of public service espoused by the late Chairman Byung-chull Lee,
founder of Samsung.

The prize, named after the late Chairman Lee's sobriquet, is given to individuals who have contributed to academics,
the arts and social development, or who have furthered the welfare of humanity through distinguished accomplishments
in their respective professional fields.

The Ho-Am Prize is presented in five categories : Science, Engineering, Medicine, The Arts and Community Service.
A special prize may also be given to Koreans who have significant accomplishments in professional fields other
than those aforementioned, or to foreigners who have made major contributions to Korea's cultural and social advancement that
transcend national and racial boundaries.

The administration of the Ho-Am Prize has been under the jurisdiction of the Ho-Am Prize Committee since 1994.
Committee members were selected from among the leaders of various fields in orders to increase the professionalism
and fairness of the administration of the prize and to help establish the prize as an internationally recognized institution
for meritorious Koreans around the world.