Forum Program

Partner Session 10
Partner Session 10
Experimental Attempts toward a Better Community
2022. 02. 23.13:00 - 14:30
PyeongChang 1+2
Korean, English 
Facing relentless Capitalism’s chronic crises, various correctional attempts are being introduced and reiterated. In particular, upon the ‘2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC)’, Social Democratic convergence to overcome the crises has been tried again, and a ‘Community Movement’ based on the community spirits such as ‘Shared Values’, ‘Shared Economy’, ‘Stakeholder Capitalism’, etc. has been emerging to the surface. On the broad framework of Capitalism, remedial attempts to bring along correctional measures and the community spirits and sharing concepts are in the gradual progress.

On the other hand, as a unique alternative to the incumbent ailing and vulnerable paradigm, a fresh experimental approach is to be instilled, accompanied by selective adoption of Capitalist parameters onto the Socialist frameworks. It is not an easy task to design a unique paradigm embedded with dialectical attempts to achieve the goal of the tangible realization of a fair society prioritizing the happiness and equality and equity of community members. That said, it is not impossible either, at all, to my strong belief.
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST)
Organization Information
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST) is the first and only international joint-operation university in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), located at the Rakrang District, Pyongyang City. PUST, opened in October 2010 with 50 graduate students, currently has 550 undergraduate and 80 graduate students of both male and female. Since the School Year 2015, female students have been admitted and are currently studying at the undergraduate and graduate courses. PUST delivers the lectures of 5 majors in 4 faculties, and the respective faculties include ‘Agricultural and Life Science (ALS) Faculty’, ‘Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Faculty’, ‘International Finance and Management (IFM) Faculty’, ‘Medical & Dental School (MDS)’ and ‘Foreign Language School (FLS)’. FLS consists of three streams of English, Chinese, and German. In the first year of admission, only English, the PUST official language, is taught to all students for one year, and Chinese is mandatory in the third year. German is taught as a compulsory subject for medical and dental school students, and the university faculty consists of foreign faculty members from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., China and other countries and DPRK members.