The Master of Science (MSc) in Economics programme offered by the Economics Department at UNAM has been upgraded to a collaborative Masters programme in Economics, under the coordination of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), based in Nairobi, Kenya. The programme consists of three phases: the first phase is coursework, which covers the core courses and selected electives offered at UNAM; the second phase is the set of electives offered through a Joint Facility for Electives (JFE) in a country chosen by the AERC’s Academic Board; and the final phase involves theses to be conducted after completion of coursework, including the electives offered at the JFE.
The 2015 Student Registration will come to an end on Friday, 13 February. The institution is currently in the process to finalise its late registrations. The Office of the Registrar recently announced that, as at Friday last week, when normal registration concluded, over 18 000 aspiring minds had pledged to further their studies at Namibia’s leading institution of higher education.
The software powering YouTube and Instagram could help shape a more prosperous future for an African country as part of a project run by Cardiff University and UNAM.
The UNAM ICT Academy is the voice of the country’s ICT sector established by the University of Namibia through the University Central Consultancy Bureau (UCCB). It seeks to develop Namibia into an Information & Communication Technology (ICT) knowledge based society by encouraging more people to develop skills in this sector as means of contributing to economic growth. The Academy’s missions will generate, facilitate and accelerate the processes of skills development for public/private individuals and workers at all levels in the ICT industry by linking future technology trends with new skills development programs.
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.
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.