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Kim Il Sung University, North Korea’s most prestigious seat of higher learning, has become the first university in the country to launch a website on the global Internet.
The site is available in Korean and English and is being served from a computer in Pyongyang. It joins a handful of other websites that are run by the North Korean government and accessible from outside of the country.
The site is available at http://www.ryongnamsan.edu.kp
There’s much of what you would expect on a university website: a history, areas of study, an outline of some of More >
The “clinical medicine information service system” contains details on 12,000 pharmaceuticals and 154,000 kinds of medicines from more than 50 countries, according to a report carried by Voice of Korea.
“It has also more than 15,000 words for search concerning indications, side-effects and contra-indications so that everyone can freely search information on medicines on their basis,” VOK said in its report.http://www.northkoreatech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/130410-vok-medicine.mp3
A 90-second report on the system also made the Tuesday evening TV news (below), but I haven’t More >
North Korea is continuing to strengthen its ranks of elite hackers and could have up to 3,000 of them, a North Korean defector said in Seoul on Wednesday. (Update: New information below)
Kim Heung-kwang, a former professor at Pyongyang Computer Technology University and member of the North Korea Intellectuals Solidarity group, told a cyber security conference that North Korea likely has around 3,000 hackers, according to local news reports.
The state previously had around 500, but raised the number last year when the cyber warfare unit saw its status raised, Yonhap reported him as saying. The unit sits under the Reconnaissance General More >
Kim Il Sung University’s Information Center has developed an IP phone system, according to a brief KCNA report on Thursday.
IP phone systems send calls as digital data over IP (Internet protocol) based networks. While widespread access to the Internet is not available in North Korea, the same IP technology is used on Kwangmyong, the nationwide intranet that connects universities and government offices.
The new system supports calls between computers, between PCs and telephones and between telephones, said KCNA.
It has various options, including video phone call and telephone meeting. It makes it possible to use telephone, IP telephone and soft telephone. – More >
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 More >
Pyongyang, April 28 (KCNA) — Kim Il Sung University, the highest seat of the Juche-based education, boasts its E-Library, an ultramodern education, science information service center.
Full story: KCNA
Pyongyang, April 12 (KCNA) — General Secretary Kim Jong Il gave field guidance to the newly-built E-Library at Kim Il Sung University.