Kim Chaek University of Technology conducts scientific research in a big way in order to contribute to developing the country’s economy and improving the people’s living standards.
In particular, it has pushed large-scale research projects requiring urgent solution at such key economic sectors as metallurgical, chemical, electric power and machine-building industries.
Among them is the one concerning the building and trial run of a floating-preheating oxygen blast furnace under construction at the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex.
After classifying technical assignments for that, the university arranged a university-wide prize contest.
Lecturers and researchers of different faculties volunteered to undertake relevant tasks based on their past achievements and experiences. The contest served as an occasion to demonstrate the potentiality of the university’s research group.
By relying on such potential, it has assigned research tasks also to new lecturers and researchers and involved postgraduates and even students in the projects.
Several research teams which were formed thus were dispatched to the Kim Chaek Iron and Steel Complex and elsewhere.
The one sent to the Ryongsong Machine Complex has buckled down to the examination of the designs for large facilities for the chemical industry, while lecturers and researchers who arrived at the Huichon Precision Machine Factory have set to work on the research for boosting the capacity of tractor by improving the quality of fuel pump nozzle.
The university also strives to introduce technologies conducive to increasing grain output.
One of them is a paddy rice cultivation method using the electrical impulse water treatment technology.
The technology magnetizes water to improve the nourishment absorption of plants. Its introduction into different farms enabled them to remarkably increase per-hectare grain yields. It won the top prize at the 36th sci-tech festival of the university held last February.
Such research projects the university has planned and pushed this year number well over a hundred.
“The 36th sci-tech festival of our university served as a significant occasion of doubling the competitiveness and spirit of exertion of lecturers and researchers,” said Kim Yong Min, scientific research tutor of the university.
According to him, the festival brought together over 110 pieces of valuable research findings made in different sectors including mechanical and information technologies and metallic material. Sixty of them were highly appreciated there.