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Prof Mufune

October 13, 2014

How Poverty Relates to HIV/AIDS

The relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS received awe aspiring analysis from a distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of Namibia. Speaking during one of the Annual Professorial lecture series, Professor Pempelani Mufune contested prevailing research approaches that have analysed the relationship between poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa.

Dr Joseph Diescho

October 13, 2014

“I was wrong about UNAM”, admits Dr Diescho

An acclaimed academic and renowned political analyst, Dr Joseph Diescho has apologised to the University of Namibia, with particular emphasis on the School of Medicine, for having doubted its capabilities.

The UNAM FC Team

October 13, 2014

Freshmen Take Full Honours in NPL Opening Rounds

UNAM FC got their campaign in the big leagues off to a blistering start when they overpowered their first two opponents in the opening rounds of fixtures in the MTC Namibia Premier League (NPL). UNAM FC who are making their maiden appearance at the highest level, have hit the ground running early as they stand equal on points at the top of the table with current NPL champions, Black Africa after two games.

October 6, 2014

Towards Research and Innovation

In an effort to improve the socio-economic strife of communities and the country at large, the University of Namibia held its Annual Research and Innovation Day on Friday, 26 September 2014. This event occurred simultaneously at all campuses. Various gifted and innovative academics presented their research findings and concept papers at this grand event. The event, appropriately themed ‘Transformation through adaptation to global change’, gave attendants a thorough revelation of knowledge. It further demonstrated usage of research tools and techniques used in scientific inquiry.

September 23, 2014

Mock graduation inspires learners

In a drive to encourage the pursuance of further studies among secondary school learners the University of Namibia (Unam) Katima Mulilo Campus held a mock graduation ceremony last week. The event was intended to motivate learners and employees of gover …


October 10, 2014

Master in Civil Engineering

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 …

UNAM staff cruising on the Zambezi river with the Vice Chancellor, Prof Lazarus Hangula.

October 6, 2014

Research Boat Acquired for Katima Mulilo Campus

Students and staff at the Katima Mulilo Campus will no longer struggle to access hard to reach flooded areas, during research exploration. This is due to the acquisition of a new boat specifically for research purposes. The new vessel has a carrying capacity of 14 individuals. It has 150 brake horsepower and started cruising the great Zambezi River. “Now that we own a boat, we no longer have to worry about being on a canoe which may capsize at any moment”, remarked one excited academic.

The new double story lecture hall.

October 6, 2014

A New Dawn for Education in the Zambezi Region

The commitment to improve access to higher education remains high on the agenda of the University of Namibia. As a result, two new lecture halls were inaugurated at the Katima Mulilo Campus on 25 September 2014, which now effectively increases the seating capacity of lecture venues from 300 to over 700. Guest speaker, Hon. Dr Albert Kawana, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Attorney General, raised concerns about the problems facing education. “A lack of sufficient and equipped learning facilities is a major drawback in the country’s educational system. These new buildings are therefore an agent of social change and transformation in this regard”, Dr Kawana noted.