After the 8th Party Congress, there is a change in North Korea’s preference for universities. While the popularity of Kim Il-Sung University, which was the undisputed number one, is declining, sources have reported that Kim Jong-un National Defense University is on the rise.
According to an internal source from Daily NK on the 19th, the atmosphere is clearly different from the previous one in the college career strategy of high-ranking families. Ahead of the university decision at the end of January, he is immersed in the work of waiting for a kind of line at military colleges such as Kim Jong-un National Defense University.
This means that traditional popular universities such as Kim Il-sung University, Kim Chaek University of Technology, Pyongyang Medical University, and College of Science and Technology are gradually being pushed down to the ranks, and it seems to be closely related to the emphasis on’strengthening of military power’ by Chairman Kim Jong-un at the 8th Party Congress. .
In other words, while officially revealing their intention to promote the development of individual multiple warheads, nuclear-propelled submarines, and hypersonic weapons, high-ranking executives who watched the “strengthening of national defense capabilities” specified in the Party’s regulations quickly decided to design the future of their children. to be.
Regarding this, the source said, “I think that everyone should study military-related skills in the future so that their children will be able to raise their voices while stinging.”
This pattern has also been observed in traditional military families. However, what is interesting here is that unlike before, it pursues’reality’ rather than’symbolism’.
They are classified as the so-called loyalists who did not give up the soldier’s path despite suffering strenuous march (mass death in the mid- to late 1990s) and currency reform (November 2009). Accordingly, Kim Il-Sung University was a’essential gateway’ to become a kind of correct military worker.
But recently, the atmosphere has changed subtly. Even these people are choosing a university based on the Party’s policy, looking forward.
A source said, “There is a story among military executives that’the future is in nuclear and rocket (missile) research’ is coming out.” “The children must go to the military-related college to have a way forward, and at least they will not be taken away by others. ‘I’m making a judgment.’
He added, “Kim Jong-un is a place where only talented people go, so I couldn’t even think about it in the past,” he added. “Accordingly, recently, I am trying to catch the TO somehow even while giving a huge amount of money (to the executive in charge of personnel).” Explained.
Meanwhile, Kim Jong-un, an educational institution affiliated with the Academy of Defense Sciences, has actively participated in the development of weapons as well as training on so-called asymmetric forces such as nuclear, ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile), SLBM (submarine launch ballistic missile), and biochemical weapons.
Accordingly, in October 2019, the entire university was designated as a secret base by order of Chairman Kim, but the North Korean authorities unveiled the university for the first time during a fervor in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the party last year (October 10).
“Prevent SLBM information leakage”… Kim Jong-un National Defense University designated as a secret base
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
*The article has been translated based on the content of DailyNK by www.dailynk.com. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!