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UBC to welcome six North Korean university professors for six months in ‘unprecedented’ academic exchange

UBC to welcome six North Korean university professors for six months in ‘unprecedented’ academic exchange

For the eighth year in a row, six North Korean university professors will arrive next month to take part in a one-of-a-kind six-month immersion program that exposes them to courses in business, trade, economics and finance, plus field trips that give them a taste of Canadian culture.

In the fall, they take business, economics, finance and trade courses alongside UBC students.

In addition to hosting North Korean scholars at UBC, Park has convened international academic conferences in North Korea and organized study trips abroad for North Korean scholars in Indonesia and Switzerland.

I gave one group a list of guest lecture topics about the economy, and the first thing they picked was Chinese economic reforms

“I gave one group a list of guest lecture topics about the economy, and the first thing they picked was Chinese economic reforms.

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