Sanctions affect a private university

Pyongyang University of Science and Technology is North Korea’s first privately funded university. It opened in 2010. But the head of the university says it is facing financial difficulties because of international sanctions against North Korea, reports Voice of America.

Chan-Mo Park is the university’s chancellor. He is a former computer science professor at the University of Maryland and a US citizen who was born in South Korea. “We want to recruit South Korean professors, but the 24 May measure blocks it,” he told Voice of America, referring to trade and exchange sanctions South Korea made against North Korea on 24 May 2010.

The university chancellor says that despite international tensions, the university is growing. It is largely supported by Western-based evangelical Christians. It currently hosts about 500 enrolled students and 100 professors. Some are US citizens.
Full report on the Voice of America site