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North Korean Private University Seeking Cooperation with Texas A&M


The leaders of the only private university in North Korea asked Texas A&M University, known for its agricultural economics and public health programs, for help on Monday in teaching subjects such as how to grow food in a land of chronic shortages.The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) was founded by evangelical Christians and opened in 2010, with students generally the children of the country's elite. A PUST delegation visiting the school said the help is not about politics but about using academics for humanitarian ideals."There is no school like this in North Korea," Yu-Taik Chon, executive vice president of the university in the North Korean capital, told Texas A&M officials, adding PUST can open a door to the outside world for the future leaders of the reclusive state.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-texas-northkorea-university-idUKKBN15E2KC?rpc=401&;


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