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Colloquia

ics Colloquium
Friday, April 10, 2015
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
ChanMo Park [Host: Seunghun Lee]
Chancellor of PUST/Former President of POSTECH
"Engaging with DPRK for Science Diplomacy and World Peace"
ABSTRACT:

As Chancellor of the Pyongyang University of Science & Technology (PUST) starting in October, 2010, I have seen the slow changes in DPRK, especially after Kim Jong Un took over the power in January, 2012. Globalizing DPRK is essential for peaceful coexistence and eventual reunification of two Koreas. One way to achieve this goal is Science Diplomacy, in particular educating young talents and globalizing them.

In this colloquium, a brief introduction about collaborative activities in science and technology between South and North Koreas will be presented, followed by more extensive presentation about the history and current status of PUST. And then the globalization efforts of PUST will be presented, to show that the PUST students are being internationalized and it is hoped that they will globalize their country in the near future, which will make an important contribution to the World Peace.

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