Announcements

Theme: Mission Possible – How to Successfully Embark on a Thesis/Research Project and Publish

Are you studying management sciences and facing challenges with writing your thesis? Not sure how to start? Do you find yourself wondering whether it is all worth it? Well, here is good news: you are not alone! Taking on a piece of research work in management sciences – be it undergraduate, master or PhD level – is a challenging process. However, looking at the bigger picture you might uncover the benefits and value that you are creating.

Join Dr Eva Bilhuber Galli, a visiting guest lecturer with a PhD from the University of St Galen, Switzerland, as she shares personal insights from her own research and publication experiences.

She will focus on what research implies, what methodological decisions you can take, the frames you could use to help you phase your project, the challenges that may emerge and how to address them.

Workshop: From Captain to Coach

In an age of rapid shifts in technologies and business models, as well as the way organisations work, change is the “new normal”. What is required in such a world is to enable more agility, shared responsibility and learning, that involves rethinking the role of a manager from that of instructor to coach. Organisations, from startups to traditional industry leaders across all sectors, will need to discover new ways of leading, organising and engaging employees for performance. Coaching, as both an attitude and a technique, seems like an ideal style for the constantly changing work force. Research on today’s employees suggests that coaching is essential in carving goal achievement and productivity; it is also valued because of the dual role of addressing organisational performance and helping employees reach their own career goals.

In this full-day interactive workshop, we will discuss and practice basic coaching principles and techniques that can be easily applied within the workplace.

The Future of Management is Collaborative

What can you achieve alone today? Collaboration is a key feature of successful markets; this is the case more than ever in our globally networked ecosystem business world. With economic activities being increasingly interconnected across the globe, collaboration with multiple stakeholders is perhaps today’s most fundamental challenge in leading and managing a successful organisation - within and beyond its boundaries. While managing collaboration is nothing new, its relevance and degree has changed dramatically. To successfully lead an organisation in an increasingly digital, globalised, interactive and specialised world, requires a shift from a hierarchical to a more lateral, partnering and collaborative leadership approach. What does collaborative leadership entail? What does collaborative leadership display? What are the core ingredients? How can companies develop a mindset of collaborative leadership?

In this half-day workshop the focus will be on collaboration as a strategic asset and discuss how organisations can analyse and develop collaborative leadership based on an international case study.

CISCO Networking Academy - CCNA classes

NUST Cisco Networking Academy is offering Cisco classes for first semester of 2020. We will be offering CCNA 1 and any of CCNA 2- 4 to NUST Faculty of Computing and Informatics students.

START DATE: 4 March 2020
COST
CCNA 1: N$500
CCNA 2: N$500
CCNA 3: N$500

What to do to register?
Send an e-mail to mchitauro@nust.na indicating:

  • Your Name and Surname
  • Student number and
  • Which CCNA you want to be enrolled for.

Closing date for registration: 28 February 2020

Agile Leadership Workshop

In today’s fast-paced world, companies need to create structures and a leadership culture that enable every single individual to unleash their full potential and put the customer at the centre of the business. The term ‘agile’ is used to describe mind-sets and ways of working that prioritise the customer’s needs. Two concepts that have enabled leaders to create the conditions for their organisations to thrive and be agile are:

  • The Creative Competencies of ‘The Leadership Circle Profile,’ developed by FullCircleGroup ©; and
  • The Roles of Visionary, Architect, Catalyst and Coach (VACC)

In this four-hour session, both concepts will be introduced and explored. Participants will be invited to link these insights with their own experiences and share their knowledge and expertise.

Ernst Mach Grant 2020

Dear NUST students,

The FH Joanneum, Austria, would like to draw your attention to a wonderful grant opportunity for exchange students!

The Austrian Ministry of Science and Research offers the ERNST MACH grant for all students with a non-European citizenship who plan to come here for fall 2020 or spring 2021. This grant would open the study abroad opportunity also for students who would normally not have the necessary financial background. With 1050 Euro a month, this grant allows students to cover all their cost.

The chances to get this grant are quite good if students submit a complete and thoughtful application. In the previous 10 years we have had a success rate of about 40%.

Please find all the information in the following documents:
Ernst Mach Grant [PDF]
Tips for successful grant [PDF]

In order to apply for the Ernst Mach Grand you need to be nominated by the International Relations at NUST. Forward your name, field of study, CV and indicate your desired length of study and the year to tnandjaa@nust.na  before the 10 February 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ingerid Dommersnes Nordahl (ingeridnordahl.dommersnes@fh-joanneum.at) if any questions should arise.

Ernst Mach Grant 2020

Dear NUST students,

The FH Joanneum, Austria, would like to draw your attention to a wonderful grant opportunity for exchange students!

The Austrian Ministry of Science and Research offers the ERNST MACH grant for all students with a non-European citizenship who plan to come here for fall 2020 or spring 2021. This grant would open the study abroad opportunity also for students who would normally not have the necessary financial background. With 1050 Euro a month, this grant allows students to cover all their cost.

The chances to get this grant are quite good if students submit a complete and thoughtful application. In the previous 10 years we have had a success rate of about 40%.

Please find all the information in the following documents:
Ernst Mach Grant [PDF]
Tips for successful grant [PDF]

In order to apply for the Ernst Mach Grand you need to be nominated by the International Relations at NUST. Forward your name, field of study, CV and indicate your desired length of study and the year to tnandjaa@nust.na  before the 10 February 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ingerid Dommersnes Nordahl (ingeridnordahl.dommersnes@fh-joanneum.at) if any questions should arise.

FIM Bill: Implications for the Pension Industry

Panel Discussion

The objective of the Financial Institutions and Markets (FIM) Bill is to consolidate and harmonise legislation governing financial institutions, financial intermediaries and financial markets in Namibia. The aim of this panel discussion is to inform and engage students and the general public of the potential impact of the FIM Bill on the pension industry in the country.

Call for Proposals TOFAC

10th Toyin Falola Annual International Conference on Africa and the African Diaspora (TOFAC)

Africa has the unique position of being a continent with a wealth of natural resources. However, this places Africa in a complex developmental situation. Some note that ‘the resources curse’ of the continent is the cause of its trajectory of negative development. Others perceive the resources endowment as an opportunity to conquer the 21st century.

The relationship between resources, democracy and development, is highlighted by the system of effective or ineffective democracies of the continent’s 54 states.

The 2020 TOFAC intends to critically examine the highly intricate and contested processes of resource development and democracy building in Africa. Furthermore, the conference will reflect on the construction of effective and ineffective political systems that are intimately linked to movements of colonialisation, coloniality and de-colonialisation. The primary aim of TOFAC is to reflect on the multifaceted relationship between resources, development and democracy, as well as their effects on contemporary Africa and African societies.

Warm Data Lab Breakfast Session

Topic: ‘What is Collaboration and Economic Success in a Changing World?’

Rather than focussing on solutions, Warm Data Labs encourage groups of people to make better sense of the complexity that emerges from numerous different perspectives and contexts. It offers a trans-contextual approach and aides in strengthening the capacity to perceive, understand and work with complex issues. A Warm Data Lab is a platform for raising questions and developing an understanding of a complex issue.

Date: Friday, 07 February 2020
Time: 07:00 (Registration and Breakfast)
Venue: NUST Hotel School
Registration Fee: N$ 450 (Breakfast Included)

The Leader as Coach Masterclass

Theme: ‘The Central Elements of Leadership Coaching’

Developing a professional approach to work, amongst your employees, requires time and a dedicated approach. When leaders aim to develop self-determination and foster a sense of responsibility, they do not simply impose their authority, but instead they adopt a more supportive role through which employees are coached.
This session will explore and analyse the central elements of leadership coaching, including a practical look at this approach.

Date: Friday, 31 January 2020
Time: 07:00 (Registration and Breakfast)
Venue: NUST Hotel School
Registration Fee: N$ 450 (Breakfast Included)

Office Administration Masterclass

Acquire the skills to support efficiency and productivity in your business.

B360 Internship Opportunities in Switzerland

Internship duration: August -October 2020 (three months) 

Benefits 

Insight into well known Swiss companies 

Practical training in food safety laboratories, get to know professional work methods and take on concrete tasks and responsibilities 

 

Requirements 

Valid passport 

Registered NUST student: Third-year Medical Laboratory Science or fourth year Environmental Health Sciences 

Good grades and good English skills (written and oral) 

Ambitious and hardworking, performance oriented, vision of personal development and career goals 

Spontaneous, flexible and open minded with interest for other cultures 

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and with no prior international travel/study experience or extensive professional work experience 

B360 Internship Opportunities in Switzerland - LGT Bank or bob Finance AG


Internship duration: August - October 2020 (three months)

Benefits

Insight into a leading private bank or a small digital financial services company

Working in a highly professional business environment

Being part of LGT Bank or bob Finance AG and taking on responsibility in daily business and project work

 

Requirements

Valid passport

Registered NUST student: Third-year Bachelor of Computer Science or Informatics

Good academic results and good English skills (written and oral)

Sound theoretical knowledge and data science skills

Ambitious and hardworking, performance oriented, vision of personal development and career goals

Spontaneous, flexible and open minded with interest for other cultures

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and with no prior international travel/study experience or extensive professional work experience

B360 Internship Opportunities in Switzerland - leading private bank

Internship duration: August - October 2020 (three months) 

Benefits 

Insight into a leading private bank 

Working in a highly professional Human Resources department and business environment 

Being part of a Human Resources team and taking on responsibility in daily business and project work 

Training in basic business skills 

 

Requirements 

Valid passport 

Registered NUST student (full-time): Third-year Human Resources 

Good grades and good English skills (written and oral) 

Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office applications 

Ambitious and hardworking, performance oriented, vision of personal development and career goals 

Spontaneous, flexible and open minded with interest in other cultures 

Preference will be given to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and with no prior international travel/study experience or extensive professional work experience 

B360 Internship Opportunities in Switzerland - Swiss industrial company (Büchi AG)

Internship duration: August -October 2020 (three months) 

Benefits 

Insight into a well known Swiss industrial company (Büchi AG) 

Apply your theoretical knowledge, gain practical and workshop skills. Learn a lot about logistics, assembly, manufacturing, quality assurance, project management, team work and professional soft skills. 

 

Requirements 

Valid passport 

Registered NUST student: Third-year BTech Mechanical Engineering 

Good academic results and good English skills (written and oral) 

Sound theoretical mechanical engineering knowledge 

Ambitious and hardworking, performance oriented, vision of personal development and career goals 

Spontaneous, flexible and open minded with interest for other cultures 

Preference will be given to students from a disadvantaged background and with no prior international travel/study experience or extensive professional work experience 

 

Warm Data Lab Breakfast Session

Topic: What is Collaboration & Economic Success in a Changing World?

 

Rather than focus on solutions, Warm Data Labs encourage a group of people to make better sense of the complexity that emerges from numerous different perspectives and contexts. It offers a trans-contextual approach and aides in strengthening the capacity to perceive, understand and work with complex issues. A Warm Data Lab is a platform for raising questions and developing understanding of a complex issue.

Date: 07 February 2020

REGISTER

The Leader as Coach Masterclass

Developing a professional approach to work, amongst your employees requires time and a dedicated approach. When leaders aim to develop self-determination and foster a sense of responsibility, they do not simply impose their authority, but instead they adopt a more supportive role through which employees are coached. This session will explore and analyze the central elements of leadership coaching, including a practical look at this approach.

Date: 31 January 2020

REGISTER

 

2020 CEIT Programmes

Certificate in Ethical Hacking and Information Security NQF (Level 7)
Certificate in Advanced Web Technologies NQF (Level 7)
Certificate in Big Data Technologies NQF (Level 7)

Industry Recognition Breakfast

Theme: ‘Appreciating Partnerships’

The Cooperative Education Unit (CEU) will be hosting an Industry Recognition Breakfast,
aimed at expressing gratitude to companies that availed internship placements to NUST
students, over the past three years. The placements form part of the Work Integrated
Learning (WIL) course, which is compulsory for all undergraduate students at the University.

Date: Thursday, 31 October 2019
Time: 07:30 - 11:00
Venue: NUST Hotel School, Beethoven Street

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