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Each year, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in partnership with the German Rectors Conference (HRK) accepts applications for various training courses under its Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies (DIES) programme.

This year, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) community and the diplomatic corps in Namibia bid farewell to His Excellency Christian-Matthias Schlaga, former German Ambassador to Namibia.

For the first time in the history of the Department of International Relations, an International Student Orientation was held for all first year international students at NUST.

Fifteen years ago, the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)’s predecessor, the Polytechnic, signed an agreement with the Organisation for African-European Culture and Educational Exchange (VAEA) aimed at co-operating academically in the area of hosting a Summer School annually at NUST.

The Faculty of Engineering, through its partnership with RheinMain University in Wiesbaden, Germany, hosted two staff members in March.

The Department is hosting 14 exchange students from Austria, Finland and Germany. The students were welcomed at a reception held at the Hotel School.

NUST has welcomed  five new B360 Experts during the  first semester of 2017 as the partnership between NUST and B360 Education Partnership continues to grow.

The Coordinator of the project “ Strengthening African Higher Education Through Academic Mobility ( STREAM ), Mr Lameck Mwewa and the Polytechnic Local STREAM Coordinator, Paulina Haikola, travelled to Hawassa University in Ethiopia and Ardhi University in Tanzania as part of project implementation monitoring and evaluation.

IR Important Dates for 2020

04 February - Orientation: All International Students 

05 February - Official Opening of Academic Year (lectures begin) 

11 February - International Day of Women and Girls in Science 

01 March - Application Open for 2nd Semester Exchange Students 

14 April - 17 April : Mid-semester Break 

30 April - Visa Application Closes: Incoming Exchange Student for 2nd Semester 

30 April - International Jazz Day 

15 May - NUST Application Closes: 2nd Semester Incoming Exchange Students 

12 June - End of 1st Semester 

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