Engineering Education in North Korea

2012-08-13 1,638

* Title: Engineering Education in North Korea

* Speaker: Prof. Wesley Brewer (Pyongyang University of Science and Technology)

* Date & Time: Monday, August 13, 2012 (3:30 PM ~)

* Place: #108 at 5th Engineering Building 

* Host: Prof. Seong Jin Park (279-2182)

* Language: English

* Abstract

In 2010, the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), the first private university in North Korea was opened, bringing with it many new opportunities for North Korea’s cooperation with the Western world.  Many have used this “open door” as a means to engage in scientific diplomacy with North Korea to work towards both world peace as well as reunification.  In this talk I would like to give an introduction of our university and an update of recent activities especially related to engineering education in North Korea.  Specifically, I would like to highlight our student exchange and research collaboration programs.




* Short Biography

Wesley Brewer is Professor and Dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST).  Brewer holds a B.S. in engineering science and mechanics from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in computational engineering from Mississippi State University.  He has about fifty publications in numerous areas of computational science and engineering.  Moreover, he has won numerous awards for his research and publications on the numerical modeling of cavitation in propulsion systems.  After working as a professor and consultant for a number of years in the USA, since 2007 he has been living and working in South Korea,  Yanbian China, and North Korea.



BK21 Division of Mechanical Engineering for Emerging Technology