Kim Chaek University of Technology

Pyongyang’s solar street lamps

New solar-powered street lamps were featured on the main 8pm evening news on North Korean state TV this week. The solar panel and battery combo that powers the lamps was developed by Kim Chaek University of Technology and was introduced by an associate professor at the…



Distance education network reportedly launched

In mid November the North Korean state media carried stories about the inauguration of a new distance-learning network. The reports expand on a brief bulletin issued in early October about the start of an “online lecture” service. The network is based at the Grand People’s…