Students studying basic Mandarin (Chinese) with the Confucius Institute at the University of Namibia were selected to take part in a two week long summer camp in Beijing, China. It ran from the 2nd of July 2014 to the 15th of July 2014.
The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) and the University of Namibia (UNAM) have partnered together in an effort to add value to the utilisation of statistics in Namibia. The two parties recently signed a memorandum of understanding at the University’s Main Campus, with the UNAM Vice Chancellor, Prof Lazarus Hangula, and Statistician-General, Dr John Steytler, acting as signatories to the agreement on behalf of their respective institutions.
On 16 and 17 July, the University of Namibia (UNAM) played host to the Model AU-Summit Namibia at its Main Campus. The Model Summit, that was the first of its kind to be hosted by the University, had around 300 UNAM students from various campuses all around the country discussing and deliberating on issues of African policy.
A University of Namibia Lecturer, Ms Yvonne Yon was awarded a certificate in recognition of completing the 2013/14 Hubert H Humphrey’s fellowship programme by the United States (U.S) Government which recruits accomplished professionals from designated countries.
The National Accounting Talent Search (NATS) received a much needed financial boost when it accepted a generous financial contribution totalling N$ 190, 000 from Ernst & Young Namibia and the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Namibia (ICAN).
Remarkable Law scholars at the University of Namibia (UNAM) have produced a pioneering book on law practice entitled ‘The Law of Pre-Trial Criminal Procedure in Namibia’. This book will serve as a valuable addition to the library of law in the country, which is currently devoid of local legal narratives. The book, which is the first of its kind in the country, discusses the law relating to the pre-trial criminal process in Namibia in detail, capturing various aspects and elements of the pre-trial process in Namibia within a single text. It introduces the reader to the fundamental principles and values underlying Namibian criminal law, through a systematic examination of the provisions of the 1977 Criminal Procedure Act of South Africa, as amended, which still regulates criminal procedure in Namibia, the amendments to it since 1990, and relevant Namibian Case Law.
The University of Namibia (UNAM) took another monumental step in their continuing quest to provide world class education when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cardiff University on 30 July 2014.
The University of Namibia officially announced the naming of the Campus which houses the Faculty Engineering Information Technology on 6 August. The campus will now be known as the José Eduardo dos Santos Campus.