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North Korean, German universities sign exchange agreement

Kim Il Sung University, North Korea's most prestigious institution of higher learning, has established an exchange and cooperation relationship with Germany's Berlin Free University in the field of humanities and sociology.

The German university said Monday that it signed a protocol on exchange and cooperation with Kim Il Sung University in a ceremony held in Pyongyang last Thursday.

It noted the signing ceremony was attended by Thae Hyong-chol, president of the North Korean university, and Lee Eun-jeong, head of the Institute of Korean Studies at Berlin Free University.

It is rare for Kim Il Sung University to establish an exchange and cooperation relationship with a university outside the old socialist countries.

In addition, the Pyongyang university's German department and Berlin Free University's Institute of Korean Studies signed an MOU on conducting joint research.

For their first project, the North Korean university plans to cooperate on the German institute's research on seowon, one of the most common educational institutions during the Joseon Dynasty.

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