The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) on 20th December 2013. This International Year has been the initiative of a large consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO, and will bring together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.
The University of Namibia (UNAM) has allocated N$500 000 to more than 100 UNAM students in need of financial assistance. The money was drawn from various sources within the university and allocated to the Student Assistance Fund, one of many student support programmes within the Office of the Dean of Students.
As part of the School of Pharmacy’s commitment to engage students from remote and rural areas, a total of fifty (50) grade 12 Okakarara Secondary School learners recently toured the School of Pharmacy at the UNAM Medical Campus. Deputy Associate Dean of the School of Pharmacy, Dr Vetja Haakuria, coordinated the tour and explained to learners the different roles the profession plays in the medical industry, stimulating discussions regarding training paths and necessary qualifications.
Recently promoted UNAM Professor, Elizabeth Amukugo, is still in the running for ‘Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government’. She is set to travel to Johannesburg on 27 October for a two-day leadership symposium, right before the grand ceremony, at which Arica’s most influential women in business and government will be announced.
Yale academic and former President of the American Accounting Association, Professor Shym Sunder, delivered a very insightful presentation about “Measuring Risk and Economics; Possibility of Loss or Dispersion of Outcomes” in Windhoek recently. Prof Sunder was in the country on invitation by the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the University of Namibia.
Over the last few years, the University of Namibia inherited four Colleges of Education and two Agricultural Colleges, each with their own distinct brand identity. Together with its existing six campuses, the merger made UNAM the single and largest tertiary education institution in the country. To align these grand developments, the University resolved to rebrand.
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology of the University of Namibia (UNAM) will register the next intake of students in its Master of Science degree programme in Civil Engineering (MSc Civil Engineering) at the beginning of February 2015 …