In communist North Korea—tightly sealed off from the Internet and foreign news—a fledgling private university is offering hand-picked students a rare window to the outside world, the Washington Post reports. The Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, backed by evangelical Christians and Western-trained scientists, aspires to give future leaders tools to develop the country’s backward economy and promote peace on the Korean Peninsula. This week, the year-old school hosted its first international conference for “the advancement of science education and international cooperation,” with dozens of foreign speakers, including a Nobel laureate from the United States…

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