A look at Kim Il Sung University’s computer labs

The visit of group of Chinese graduates of Kim Il Sung University to their alma mater has provided a chance to see some of the computer labs in the establishment.

Coverage of the visit was carried by both KCNA and state television, which broadcast a 40-second report on November 25th.

I’ve posted some stills from the TV report below. They show what appears to be a modern, well-equipped classroom with numerous flat-screen computer monitors and keyboards.

This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Kim Il Sung University is the DPRK’s top place of learning and a computer science school was established there in 2000, according to state media.

The visitors were shown a presentation in a second room that was also equipped with at least 36 computers. Unlike the first room, which looked like a computer lab, the latter room was set up for teaching and lectures.

Pyongyang, November 24 (KCNA) — A friendly meeting with the members of the alma mater-visiting group of Chinese graduates from Kim Il Sung University took place at the university on Wednesday

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Present there on invitation were members of the group headed by Xu Wenji, professor of Jilin University of China.

Vice-President Jo Chol, teachers and students of the university were on hand.

3 Comments on "A look at Kim Il Sung University’s computer labs"

  1. We posted some pics of these in September on our site – it is interesting to note all the equipment is made by HP – and they are all running RedStar!

  2. Thanks for the tip. Indeed you did. If you’re interested in this subject, check out the article.

    http://nknews.org/2010/09/exclusive-inside-north-korea-september-2010-observations/

  3. Great Juche Computer Lab, while it is not as powerful as my calculators.

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