Kim Chaek University of Technology

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Kim Chaek University of Technology
The Kim Chaek E-Library on the campus of Kim Chaek University.
Former names
Pyongyang College of Technology (平壤工業大學)
Established 1951
Administrative staff
Students 10,000
Location Pyongyang,  Democratic People's Republic of Korea 조선민주주의인민공화국,
Kim Chaek University of Technology
Chosŏn'gŭl 김책공업종합대학
Hancha 金策工業綜合大學
Revised Romanization Kimchaek Gongeop Jonghap Daehak
McCune–Reischauer Kimch'aek Kongŏp Chonghap Taehak

Kim Chaek University of Technology is a university in North Korea, located on the bank of the Taedong River in Pyongyang. The university is named after General Kim Chaek.

Kim Chaek University of Technology was originally part of Kim Il Sung University before it was established as the Pyongyang College of Technology (平壤工業大學)" in 1948. In 1951, during the Korean War, the college's name was changed to "Kim Chaek College of Technology (金策工業大學)" [Note: General Kim Ch'aek, commander of the KPA's Frontline Headquarters, died in the war.] In 1988, the college was elevated to a university (綜合大學). Between 1981 and 1993, a large-scale construction program doubled the size of the campus to its present size of 400,000m2. The university's programs in nuclear reactors, nuclear electronics, nuclear fuel and nuclear engineering specialize in training nuclear researchers and technical personnel. Graduates are reportedly posted to the Yŏngbyŏn Nuclear Research Center or to nuclear facilities in Packch'ŏn-kun.

The university has 18 departments (學部) and about 80 programs (學科), about 10,000 students and 2,000 staff. There are 10 research institutes and one graduate school (博士院). There are 54 laboratories and a library with about 600,000 volumes. The campus has a total area of 400,000 square meters.

The Science and Education Department (科學敎育部) under the Korean Workers Party Central Committee (朝鮮勞動黨中央委員會) exercises overall supervision, but the Department of Higher Education (高等敎育部) in the Ministry of Education (敎育省) manages administrative affairs. There are also education bureaus under the people's committees in every city and/or province (市·都 人民委員會敎育局) that contribute to the formation of education policy, and the local education bureau could provide some input for the school.

As of 6 January 2007, Ri Won Chil is the vice president.[1]

In 2012, a few students worked with Nosotek and Koryo Tours to create Pyongyang Racer, a racing video game that promotes tourism in North Korea.[2]


  1. Ri, Won Chil (6 January 2007). "With More Scientific achievements". The Pyongyang Times (News paper)|format= requires |url= (help). p. 4. |access-date= requires |url= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "ABOUT KORYO TOURS PYONGYANG RACER". Koryo Tours. Retrieved February 3, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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