The delegation was joined by the DAAD Country Representative in Namibia. A Memorandum of Understanding that exists between the two universities outlines the areas of collaboration. These areas include cooperation in research and teaching, staff and student exchange, common supervision of doctoral student projects, and the exchange of scientific publications.
The Delegation engaged in two main activities during their visit namely, an Open Campus session, and deliberations on the partnerships.
The Open Campus meeting was held in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The objective was to provide information to NUST staff and students regarding exchange opportunities at Giessen University, and DAAD scholarship funding opportunities. DAAD avails over 100 000 scholarships annually to students across the world. Prof Joybrato Mukherjee, the President of JLU, spoke highly about the relationship between NUST and JLU, stating that he looks forward to exploring further areas of collaboration.
The Justus Liebig Medal was awarded to Mwewa, Associate Dean in the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences, by that University’s Senate for his impressive personal contributions to promoting and enhancing the relationship between JLU and NUST, specifically during his tenure as the Dean of the then Faculty of Natural Resources and Tourism.
The Faculty has since been renamed to the Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences.
Dr Tjama Tjivikua, NUST Vice-Chancellor further held extensive discussions with Prof Mukherjee aimed at enhancing the cooperation.