Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Google TechTalk Tomorrow! The First International University in the Heart of North Korea

Christine organized a TechTalk at Google on very short notice. She usually needs a month or more, but I guess the administrators didn't know this. Here are a couple articles on this new university and the information below:

"The capitalist who loves North Korea
After making it as an entrepreneur in America, James Kim is fulfilling his dream of opening an university in North Korea that will offer, of all things, an MBA."

"Letter from North Korea --Ray of Hope?" The Huffington Post, Ben Rosen

Tech Talk: Pyongyang University of Science & Technology (PUST) -- First International University in the Heart of North Korea
Time: Thursday, February 11, 2010 12-1pm PST, lunch following
Location: Kiev Conference Room, b40
VC Dial In: 3-253-5512


The opening of Pyongyang University of Science & Technology (PUST) was once thought to be an impossible dream. However, the first phase of the campus is now finished and ready to accept students in April 2010. Dr. David Kim, who serves as the Vice President of PUST, will be joining us to raise awareness about this first international university in North Korea (where the teaching language will be English), discuss recruitment of international faculty and explore fund-raising opportunities. Dr. Kim will share his experience in North Korea and also China as well. We'll leave enough time for Q&A from the audience. VC dial in is also available. Lunch following, please email if you're interested in joining!

Please see their website for more info on how to get involved:

About Dr. David H. Kim:
Dr. David Kim is the Vice President of Pyongyang University of Science & Technology in Pyongyang, DPRK, and the Vice President of Yanbian University of Science & Technology (YUST) in Yanji, Jilin Province, China. He also teaches business management courses in the Department of Management Information Systems in the YUST Business School.

Prior to joining YUST, Dr. Kim worked as a Principal Project Manager at Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in San Francisco. He also worked for Engineering and Construction companies including Bechtel Power Corp. in San Francisco. He has more than 30 years of broad based experience in the areas of Project Management, Engineering, and Construction.

Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from San Francisco Christian University, CA. He holds an MBA in General Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, CA. He received BS in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University in Seoul, South Korea. He is a PMI certified Project Management Professional and a registered Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering.

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