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National Scientific Symposium Marks Diamond Jubilee of Kim Il Sung University

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

   Pyongyang, September 15 (KCNA) -- A national scientific symposium of the scientific and educational field took place at Kim Il Sung University between September 12 and 14 to mark the 60th anniversary of the university. Present there were Kim Yong Jin, minister of Education, Thae Hyong Chol, president of the Academy of Social Sciences, officials concerned and teachers and researchers of scientific and educational institutes from across the country.
    The symposium heard the papers titled "It is essential for building a great prosperous powerful nation in the Songun era to further strengthen and develop Kim Il Sung University as a strong centre for science study and education", "Respected Comrade Kim Jong Il is great leader of the scientific, technological and educational development in the 21st century" and so on.
    Underscoring the need to consolidate Kim Il Sung University as a strong centre for science study and education, the speakers added that this is urgently required for decisively raising the nation's overall level of education as required by the new century to train competent revolutionary intellectuals who would fulfill their commitments to accomplish the cause of building a great prosperous powerful nation with high caliber in the era of Songun.
    They called for reinforcing the comprehensive study centers for the scientific and technological development and establishing a revolutionary habit of scientific research at the university to make a positive contribution to propelling the scientific and technological development of the country.
    The speakers recalled the fact that Kim Jong Il has always shown deep care for the development of science and technology and education true to the noble intention of President Kim Il Sung. He has wisely led the university to bring about a new turning point in its educational work as required by the IT age in the 21st century, they added.
    Then followed 39 panel discussions.
    The participants heard at least 1,640 papers dealing with the research successes made in recent years in various fields including social science and ultra-modern science and technology.

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