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ERIC Number: EJ777749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep-7
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
International University Will Open in North Korea
McNeill, David
Chronicle of Higher Education, v54 n2 pA53 Sep 2007
This article reports that construction is nearing completion on Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in North Korea, in which academics from around the world will teach the best of the country's graduate students. This will be North Korea's first international university and will let the world know that the capacity of their scientists is very high. The university is expected to germinate new companies and eventually a Silicon Valley-style industrial park. The university is leased in the capital city by the People's Army, which is building the campus. The venture is financed by a network of Christian evangelicals and other supporters. The university faces potential opposition by the Bush administration, who may refuse to allow transfer of advanced technology to the university laboratories. It may also face difficulty in persuading new lecturers to relocate to a country with few academic perks. However, according to Park Chan-Mo, the university's co-chairman and a prominent scientist in Seoul, South Korea, teachers will come to Nortk Korea not for money but to help the country and spread their Christian love.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Korea