The Institute of Cutting-edge Science at Kim Il Sung University was organized in 2014 as a comprehensive research and development base for the purpose of playing a pivotal role in establishing top-notch industrial sectors and turning structure of the national economy into that of knowledge-based economy by integrating several research groups in the field of core basic technologies and thus utilizing the intellectual and material sources more efficiently.
Under the institute are IT, nanotechnology, bioindustry, electronic-materials, analysis, telecommunications industry and other research divisions and a laboratory. The institute puts an emphasis on strengthening cooperation among the different divisions to develop their own monopoly techniques onto the world level and maintaining organic relations with colleges and faculties for joint research. Students and postgraduates who are enlisted in the joint research projects improve their scientific and theoretical qualifications and practical abilities.
IT, bioindustry and nanotechnology divisions directed efforts to working out concrete scientific and technological plans for promoting the independent and Juche character of the national economy and improving the people’s living standards and to implementing specific measures to this end. In recent years they have developed a host of cutting-edge techniques and goods with competitive edge in the world.
A dozen kinds of conventional analyzing facilities and devices, developed by the analysis division on the basis of new analyzing methods, have been introduced in foodstuff and pharmaceutical factories and other units across the country, the level of their accuracy and precision proving in the production of goods favoured by the people.
The electronic-materials, scientific experimental apparatus and telecommunications industry divisions have developed new materials, techniques and equipment conducive to making the national economy Juche-oriented, modern, IT-based and scientific. The institute is making strenuous efforts to gain more sci-tech achievements.
Article: Kang Su Jong
Photo: Hong Thae Ung