Faculty of Resource Science

The main purpose of this faculty is to train the talents, needed in defining the nation's geological structure, discovering all the underground resources and making good use of them and to do the scientific researches to contribute to the solid foundations of the self-reliant national economy.

At the time of foundation of Kim Il Sung University, there was Geology Department in Faculty of Technology. In July, 1948, Faculty of Technology was separated from the university into Pyongyang University of Technology(now Kim Chaek University of Technology). From September, 1948, Faculty of Geography began to give lectures on geology in Kim Il Sung University. In September, 1955, the Department of Geology was organized as well as a five-year course on geology and in 1961, Faculty of Geology was established.

In 2021, Faculty of Geology was renamed Faculty of Resource Science.

It has three institutes (Resource Development Institute, Resource Application Institute, Building Territory Institute) and 16 laboratories (Geological Laboratory, Stratigraphic Bioresearch Laboratory, Ore Deposit Laboratory, Geophysics Laboratory, Geochemistry Laboratory, Exploration Instrument Development Laboratory, Mineral Analysis Laboratory, Mineral and Rock Laboratory, Mineral Engineering Laboratory, Mineral Dressing Laboratory, Recycling Laboratory, Mineral Fertilization Laboratory, Mineral Material Laboratory, Hydrogeological Laboratory, Hydraulic Engineering Laboratory, Engineering Geological Laboratory) and two independent laboratories(Marine Resource Laboratory and Resource Exploitation Laboratory.

As the main courses, there are Course of Resource Exploitation, Course of Applied Resources and Building Geology.

The typical subjects are Introduction to Resource Science, General Geology, Mineralogy, Mineral Engineering, Petrology, Recycling Techniques, Mineral Deposit, Applied Geophysics, Underground Resources of Korea, Environmental Geology, Applied Geochemistry, Applied Mineralogy, Building Materials, Mineral Materials, Mineral Dressing, Korean Geology, Hydrogeology, Building Cartography, etc.

About 150 lecturers and researchers are working in this faculty including 2 candidate academicians and 30 doctors. Of all, there are some 40 lecturers with academic titles like professor and associate professor.

About 900 students are studying in this faculty.