Kim Il-sung University
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|Kim Il-sung University|
|Location||Taesong District, Pyongyang, North Korea
|Kim Il-sung University|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Il-seong Jonghap Daehak|
|McCune–Reischauer||Kim Il-sŏng Chonghap Taehak|
Kim Il-sung University, founded on 1 October 1946, is the first university built in North Korea. It is located on a 37-acre campus in Pyongyang, the nation's capital. Along with the main academic buildings, the campus contains 10 separate offices, 50 laboratories, libraries, museums, a printing press, an R&D centre dormitories and a hospital. During the Korean War the university was located at Baeksong-ri under Mt. Jamo in Suncheon-gun, which was far from the centre of the city. But by late 1955, the reconstruction of the main building on the Pyongyang campus was in progress and shortly on the university moved back to Pyongyang centre.
The university bears the name of Kim Il-sung, the founder of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. Courses in the department of social sciences take 5 years, while those of the department of natural sciences take 6 years to complete.
- Social sciences
- Government and economics
- International Relations
- Korean language
- Foreign languages
- Natural science
- Atomic Energy
- An Kyong-ho, Chief Director of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Fatherland
- Kim Jong-il, former leader of North Korea, attended 1960-1964
- Kim Jong-un, supreme leader of North Korea since December 2011, said to have attended 2002-2007.
- Kim Pyong-il, half-brother of Kim Jong-il and ambassador to Poland
- Kyong Wonha, nuclear scientist
- Andrei Lankov, Australia National University lecturer, attended as an exchange student in 1985
- Mohammad Hassan Nami, Iranian Minister of Information and Communications.
- Paek Nam-sun, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Sin Son-ho, current Permanent Representative of North Korea to the United Nations
- Zhang Dejiang, current Chairman of the NPC Standing Committee of China and member of Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China.
- Yuhui Liu, former Cultural Secretary of Embassy of China in DPR Korea and Republic of Korea, master degree of Korean Literature and Arts, secretary general of Communist Party of Chinese Students in Kim Il-Sung University, recipient of the Kim Il-sung Medal.
- Ri Sol-Ju, wife of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
- List of Korea-related topics
- List of universities in North Korea
- Pyongyang University of Science and Technology
- Education in North Korea
- Choe Sang-Hun and Martin Fackler (14 June 2009). "North Korea’s Heir Apparent Remains a Mystery". The New York Times (in German). Retrieved 2012-04-02.
- Kim, Song-A (2007-05-09). "Photos of Kim Jong Il's Brother, Kim Pyong Il and Recent Visits". Daily NK. Retrieved 2007-10-25.
- "Mohammad Hasan Nami, Iranian Educated In North Korea, Becomes Communications Minister Of Iran". The Huffington Post. 2013-02-26. Retrieved 2013-02-26.
- 1996 article from the Korean Central News Agency of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- "Kim Il-sung University" by Andrei Lankov 11-03-2008
- (Korean) Official Website of the Telecommunications College of Kim Il Sung University
- (Russian) "Kim Il Sung University" from the 'Great Soviet Encyclopedia'
- (Korean) 김일성종합대학 (金日成綜合大學) from Naver Encyclopedia
- The Pyongyang Youth and Kim Il Sung University, Daily NK, September 21, 2006
- Photo of the entrance
- Danahar, Paul (13 February 2010). "Meeting North Korea's 'Generation next'". BBC News.