PUST

Suki Kim: Without You, There Is No Us. Rider / Penguin Random House, 2015, 291pp I always come to books about the DPRK with a certain amount of reluctance, because there are far too many of them and I wonder what each successive book will have to say that is new. I approached this one […]

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Event news: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea

by Events Editor 14 December 2016
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News of a one-day conference in Cambridge early in the New Year: Practical Engagement with DPR Korea: Progress and Prospects Pyongyang University of Science and Technology UK Scholarship Programme You are invited to a Symposium to be held at Cripps Court | Magdalene College | 1-3 Chesterton Road | Cambridge CB4 3AD Saturday 7th January […]

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BBC Panorama on Pyongyang University of Science & Technology

by Events Editor 3 February 2014
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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 […]

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On Pyongyang University of Science and Technology

by Shouvik Datta 25 February 2012
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My time in Korea as a British English teacher was all spent in South Korea (or Republic of Korea). In the South, North Korea is a land no one talks about (although many still have family in) which became divided from the South as a result of the 1950-3 war. I decided to attend the […]

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Dr James Kim of PUST – talks in London, Oxford and Cambridge

by Events Editor 13 February 2012
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Dr. James Kim is a Korean-American businessman and the founder of Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the first privately funded university in the DPRK. With its international faculty, courses in English, computers, and internet connections for all its students, the one-year-old university represents a rare window onto the world for the North Korean […]

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