Welcome Letter from the Founding Vice President
Welcome, it is with eager anticipation that we look forward to the opening of the new Division of Medical Sciences which will include colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Public Health and Nursing.
The Groundbreaking ceremony for the new Medical Sciences building, signaling the first milestone of this ambitious project, took place on the campus of the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology in May 2014. Although it will be some time before this building is completed, we are planning towards the College of Dentistry opening and the College of Public Health commencing its first course during 2015.
Our first students will all be postgraduates, and we aim to help them develop their theoretical, practical and clinical training by offering both short courses and Masters degrees. Our teaching staff will be international, and drawn from a range of professions, including many with specialist expertise and recognized as leading authorities in their fields. We also plan to build up, over time, our own research capability to fulfill our vision that the Division of Medical Sciences will become widely recognized for developing innovative and sustainable solutions to local health problems.
In all of these activities our mission is to equip our students with knowledge and skills to improve healthcare practice, which in turn will lead to a better understanding, treatment and prevention of disease for the benefit of the people of the DPRK.
I invite those reading these introductory remarks to support us in this bold venture and I warmly welcome you, our future professors and students, to the Division of Medical Sciences and wish you every success during your time here at PUST.
Dr. Moses Kahng
Founding Vice President
Division of Medical Sciences
Pyongyang University of Science and Technology