Recent News

Pictured during the Official Launch, Hon Joel Kaapanda (centre, right), with Prof Osmund Mwandemele, (centre left), flanked by Prof Mchombu (second from left), with Dr Amiss. (Far right) Mr Nabot Uushona and thereafter, Mr Tim Ekandjo

July 17, 2014

MTC and UNAM launch Wi-Fi Partnership

The largest mobile network provider in the country, MTC has entered into a 24month Wi-Fi Provision partnership with the leading tertiary institution in the country, UNAM. Under this partnership MTC undertakes to connect the University of Namibia with all its campuses and centres in the following towns: Oshakati, Ongwediva, Rundu, Windhoek, Ogongo, Neudamn, Keetmanshoop, Swakopmund, Otjiwarongo, Gobabis and Walvis Bay, to the MTC Core Network. It therefore gives students and staff members much needed access to the internet via the UNAM Virtual Portal from anywhere in the country.

(Front Row, left to right), students; Cassell Varney, Mohamed Lavally and Cammy Mclover receive farewell from staff in the Faculty. (Back Row, left to right), HoD of Economics Dr Jacob M. Nyambe, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences Prof Udai Paliwal and his Deputy Dr Esau Kaakunga.

July 17, 2014

MSc students travel to Kenya for electives

Every year, the Department of Economics at the University of Namibia sends a group of registered MSc in Economics students to Nairobi, Kenya. This year has seen five students in the same programme leaving to attend their elective modules at the Joint Facility for Electives in Nairobi.

Titus Shaanika, SRC Vice President, giving a talk to pupils on peer pressure.

July 17, 2014

Student leaders mentor high school pupils

The Sam Nujoma Campus hosted a leadership training workshop, first of its kind for the Atlantic Junior Secondary School in Swakopmund recently. The workshop was necessitated by the need to instill a clear sense of responsibility, community mindedness and social awareness among high school pupils. The learners therefore benefited from valuable experiences in terms of team building and communication skills.

Professor Hans-Volker Gretschel

July 3, 2014

New book on German Speech and Literature published

The UNAM Press, to no surprise, published another exquisite book, this time on German Speech and Literature, in the capital recently. The Book, titled ‘VON SCHELMEN UND TATORTEN VON LITERATUR UND SPRACHE’ was edited by UNAM Professor, Marianne Zappen-Thomson and Mrs Gertrud Tesmer.

July 3, 2014

Kiswahili classes to start this year

Kiswahili is now a language option at the University of Namibia’s Language Centre. The first intake for this course will start during the second semester later this month.


Taking advantage of amnesty

July 4, 2014

UNAM Library Amnesty For Overdue Books (15 July – 31 August 2014)

UNAM Library offers an amnesty period for you to return any overdue loans without incurring fines. This is being done in order to give students, lecturers, researchers and all other UNAM library clients an opportunity to return library materials to the …

Photo by: John P. Dumbacher (California Academy of Sciences)

July 3, 2014

Scientists discover new species of small mammal

Round-eared elephant-shrew found in Namibia represents newest addition to the order Macroscelidea

Scientists from the University of Namibia and the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) have discovered a new species of round-eared sengi, or elephant-shrew, in the remote deserts of Namibia. This is the third new species of sengi to be discovered in the wild in the past decade. It is also the smallest known member of the 19 sengis in the order Macroscelidea. The team’s discovery and description of the Etendeka round-eared sengi (Macroscelides micus) was published last week, on 26 June in the Journal of Mammalogy.

May 30, 2014

Master in Civil Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Ongwediva will launch its Master of Science degree programm in Civil Engineering (Msc Civil Engineering), on 21 July 2014. The MSc Civil Engineering programme …