Korea University (Japan)

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Not to be confused with Korea University (고려대학교) or Chosun University (조선대학교) in South Korea
Korea University
Japanese name
Kanji 朝鮮大学校
Hiragana ちょうせんだいがっこう
Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 조선대학교
Hancha 朝鮮大學校

Korea University is a university located in Kodaira, Tokyo. It was established by ethnic activist association and de facto North Korean embassy Chongryon on 10 April 1956. Korean is the medium of instruction.[1] It operates seven four-year faculties: political economy (including courses in philosophy under its rubric), literature, history and geography, management, foreign languages, science (physics, mathematics, and biochemistry) and technology (mechanical engineering, electronic engineering, and metallurgy). The university also runs two and three-year normal school programmes, as well as a two-year post-graduate school.[2]

The university has received funding directly from the government of North Korea every year since 1957; for example, in 2002, it received ¥132,420,000 in funding at the direction of Kim Jong-il.[3]

Most students become teachers at Chongryon-affiliated schools after graduation.[4] As of July 2001, the university's rector is Chang Byong Tae, a graduate of Kyoto University and a former researcher in solid-state chemistry with France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "교육리념과 연혁 (Educational philosophy and development)". Korea University. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  2. ^ "Facts about Chongryun". The People's Korea. 1997-08-06. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  3. ^ "Kim Jong Il Sends Funds to Korea University & Opera Troupe in Japan". The People's Korea. 2002-03-30. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  4. ^ Mervio, Mika (2006). "Koreans in Japan and Shimane". Crossing National Borders: human migration issues in Northeast Asia. United Nations University Press. pp. 141–162. ISBN 9280811177. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Chang Byong Tae, Rector of Korea University". The People's Korea. 2001-07-25. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 35°43′26.3″N 139°26′54.5″E / 35.723972°N 139.448472°E / 35.723972; 139.448472