BBC Panorama on Pyongyang University of Science & Technology

A class at PUST
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Tonight’s BBC documentary on PUST is already generating column inches. The Independent calls the university, which is backed by South Korean and US charities, a “Trojan Horse”, though some regard such language as unhelpful. A long trailer article for the programme is now up on the BBC website.

After its 8:30pm screening tonight it will be available on iPlayer for UK audiences. For international audiences it will be shown on BBC World News at the following times (GMT): Fri 7 Feb, 20:30 | Sat 8 Feb, 11:30 | Sun 9 Feb, 17:30 & 22:30.

Dr James Kim, founder of PUST, gave talks in London, Oxford and Cambridge two years ago. Here’s LKL’s write-up of the London talk.

If you are near Sheffield, Colin McCulloch, a former lecturer at PUST, will be giving a talk entitled “Life and times in Pyongyang: the experience of teaching the next generation of the elite of the DPRK”, 4-6pm on Thursday 13 Feburary in the Hicks Lecture Theatre 7, Hounsfield Road, The University of Sheffield. More details here.

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