A delegation from Pyongyang University of Science and Technology visited Chung-Ang University (CAU) on November 9th, 2018 (Fri) to discuss a possibility to sign an agreement on joint research and faculty exchange.
From Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, President Chon Yu-taik and Vice President Ko Dong-hoon participated in a meeting, while from CAU, President Kim Chang-soo, Vice President for International Affairs Hong Jun-hyun, and Prof. Lee Dong-hyun of the School of Integrative Engineering, the College of ICT Engineering attended.
President Kim Chang-soo said during the meeting, “QS-APPLE 2018, an international higher education conference, is scheduled to be held from Nov 21st to 23rd on our campus and will be joined by approximately 500 professional experts in higher education from 180 universities across the world. As such, I invited President Chon and Vice President Ko to our university, since the conference will serve as a great opportunity to introduce Pyongyang University of Science and Technology to the world. In addition, I sincerely hope that this occasion lays the foundation for pursuing cooperation and exchange between the two institutions. To take this opportunity, I would like to discuss possible ways to promote exchange in a tangible way with your school.”
President Chon Yu-taik, in response, said, “First, I would like to extend my gratitude to Chung-Ang University for inviting us. I am delighted that our school has a chance to engage in exchange with higher education leaders from all around the world by taking part in QS-APPLE 2018. For our school, faculty exchange is always welcome, if circumstances allow.”
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, established as the first privately-run university in the DPRK in 2010, has 2,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. They are enrolled in the schools of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Electrical and Computer Engineering, International Finance and Management, and the division of Medical Sciences. The official language of instruction of the university is English. On top of this, Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is the largest community of foreign people in the DPRK, with more than 60 foreign faculty from China, the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and other parts of Europe.