Department of Corporate Engagement and Internationalisation
The Department of Corporate Engagement and Internationalisation (CEI) is the custodian of upholding the image of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST) and with the recent transformation continues to play a significant role in the rebranding of the new University.
Student recruitment is an important aspect of what we do, the department regularly participates in school career fairs and trade exhibitions to not only promote our university, but present opportunities for prospective students to benefit from personal contact with our staff. Prospective students are provided with relevant information about NUST, affording them an opportunity to make informed career choices.
In cooperation with all the NUST Faculties, Departments, Centres and other Units, the CEI facilitates institutional events, and thus maintains a sound relationship with members of the media.
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- Banners/ Gazebo’s
- Equipment (e.g. Podium, microphone)
- Flags Corporate Materials (e.g. NUST t-shirts, pens, gifts)
- Career Fair/Exhibitions/Expo
- All event-related queries/tasks
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- Advertisements: print/online
- Branding: T-Shirt/Cap, etc.
- Business Card/Letterhead/PowerPoint
- Study Guide Covers
- Institutional Newsletter
- Editing of Speeches and Content for Design
- Media Statements/Invites
- Annual Reports
- Updating of NUST website (all Faculties/ dept/units/centres)
- Social Media
MARKETING AND ADVERTISING
- Marketing & Advertising plans / campaigns
- Digital marketing/ presence
- Digital strategy and analytics
- Market research and insights
- Marketing activities & Promotional strategy
Marketing and Advertising:
WEB DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE
The Webmasters provide website development and maintenance services to the NUST community.
NUST websites are built on the Drupal content management system, a free open-source platform. All websites are hosted for free and managed by the Data Centre. All NUST websites are registered under the [website-name].nust.na subdomain.
Features of Content Management System: Drupal
▪ No special software or licensing fees
▪ Free/Premium web templates
▪ Calendar integration
▪ Built-in mobile responsiveness
▪ Multimedia [Galleries, Videos]
▪ Content maintenance made easy
▪ Site-wide search
▪ Social media tools
▪ Site analytics & tracking
Web Development/Maintenance Services are offered to:
▪ Professional Societies and Forums
▪ Centres, Units and Institutes
▪ Upcoming conferences/symposiums
▪ Administrative Departments/Sections are integrated on the Main NUST website
▪ Registered Student Groups/Societies
Web Development and Maintenance:
Media Advert BOOKINGS
- All print/digital/radio media advert BOOKINGS
- Lightbox Notice bookings
Media Advert Bookings:
An online media communication platform to disseminate information about NUST to its community and external stakeholders.
Official monthly newsletter of NUST
The mandate of the International Relations is to drive the internationalisation agenda of the Institution, and to position and build the international reputation of the University. The internationalisation agenda is premised on mutually sharing, exchanging, and learning from international best practices, and integration of best international practices into the teaching, learning, research and services of the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST). The expected output of internationalisation at NUST is to contribute to producing graduates with the requisite knowledge, skills, values and attitudes, and who are able to function effectively in culturally diverse and global competitive context.
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- Facilitate and support the establishment of quality international partnerships.
- Coordinate the implementation of international partnership activities.
- Advise and support the development, implementation and evaluation of Annual Operational Internationalisation Plans for faculties.
- Manage arrangements related to academic exchanges, mobilities, and visits
- Promote internationalisation on campus through cultural, social and academic events
- Support and assist with visa compliance of visitors, exchange students, and international students.
- Guide exchange students through the application, enrollment and registration processes.
Namibia is situated in the south western part of Africa. The Atlantic Ocean stretch along the entire western coastline constitutes the western border of Namibia, Botswana to the east, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Angola to the North, and South Africa to the south. Namibia gained independence from South Africa in 1990. The Namibian Constitution entrenches multiparty democracy and fundamental human rights and freedoms. The geographic total area of Namibia is 824 268 square kilometers and is currently divided into 14 Political Regions as determined by the Delimitation Commission. The population of Namibia according to the 2011 Population and Housing Census is 2.1 million with an average population density of 2.6 people per square kilometer. Windhoek is the capital city and has a population of +- 365 000. English is the official language while Oshiwambo, Afrikaans, Otjiherero, Khoekhoegowab, German, Silozi, Rukwangali, Rumanyo, Setswana and various San languages are also spoken.
Government of Namibia (http://www.gov.na/)
Tourism in Namibia (http://www.namibiatourism.com.na/
NUST has established partnerships with more than 80 universities internationally through signed memoranda of understanding.
INTERNATIONALISATION ON CAMPUS
NUST annually hosts a weeklong Cultural Festival to celebrate Namibia’s diverse cultural heritage and international cultures through a wide range of activities. These include a parade, cultural performances, an International Cuisine Day and theatrical shows. The International Relations hosts an International Education Week annually. This event aims to raise awareness about the importance of international exposure and seeks to inform students and staff about education opportunities abroad.
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC STAFF
In an effort to expose our students to international trends and practices, NUST promotes Internationalisation on campus and in teaching and learning. More than 45% of the academic staff at NUST are international staff coming from countries such as Nigeria, Sweden, Kenya, India, and the United States (2020).
NUST annually hosts a week-long Cultural Festival to celebrate Namibia’s diverse cultural heritage and international cultures through wide range of activities. These include a parade, cultural performances, an International Cuisine Day and theatrical shows. The International Relations hosts an International Education Day annually. This initiative aims to raise awareness about the importance of international exposure to higher education students, and also seeks to inform national students and staff about international education opportunities.
NUST is home to more than 700 international students from all over the world out of a student population of nearly 12,000 (2020). International students fall into one of the four categories of international students:
- Exchange: Students who come to NUST to complete a semester of studies. Exchange takes place where a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) exists between NUST and the student’s home university.
- Study Abroad: Students who come to NUST to complete specific modules, courses, projects or visit on a fee-paying basis (free-movers).
- Interns: Students who complete in-service training as part of their qualification requirements either at NUST or in industry under the academic auspices of NUST.
- Full Degree: Full degree international students apply to NUST similar to other full-degree Namibian students and pay the required tuition and other fees.
In terms of the provisions of the Immigration Control Act, Act No.7 of 1993, no person shall enter Namibia without valid passport and valid visas. The valid visas include the following:
The International Relations works closely with the NUST Management, faculties and departments in receiving international academics and visitors who are interested in forming partnerships, lecturing or conducting research while embedded at NUST. International academics and visitors, regardless of country of origin, are required to contact the International Relations at least two months in advance to obtain relevant information on the required documentation and visas to comply with their category of visit.
All non-Namibian students must be in possession of a valid 3 or 6-month study visa before entering Namibia. Exchange and study abroad students must apply for a study visa and forward the completed application form, certified/endorsed passport copy and certified/endorsed police clearance certificate for a 6-month visa to the International Relations for processing.
NUST normally invites officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Immigration and Safety and Security on campus at the start of every academic year. During the registration period, full degree international students can have their student permit applications processed by the officials.
International academics or experts who are seeking employment at or are employed by NUST may seek guidance from the Department of Human Resources on queries relating to employment permits.
NUST has limited accommodation on campus. However, international students may contact the International Relations as well as the Department of Student Services for recommendations on nearby suitable student housing.
USEFUL LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
International Relations Coordinator
The Coordinator: International Relations oversees the development, implementation and evaluation of annual action plans of each faculty. The Coordinator also supervises the effective management of existing international partnerships, facilitates the establishment of new international partnerships, coordinates international student exchange programmes and recruitment of Fulbright Scholars, English Language Fellows and international guest lecturers.
The Office Administrator provides administrative support to the Department, including coordination of on and off campus accommodation for international guests and international exchange students. The Office Administrator also manages the budget of the Department and acts as the financial project administrator for long and short-term Departmental mobility projects.
International Student Support Officers
International Student Support Officers provide advice, guidance, information and support to incoming international students. They further assist with visa and student permits applications of visiting academic staff, international guests and incoming international students.
International Relations Officers
The International Relations Officers advise and support faculties in the development, implementation and evaluation of their annual internationalisation actions plans. They further coordinate outgoing staff and student mobility. International Relations Officers also drive the establishment of new partnerships, provide support and manage the implementation of relevant partnerships activities and international events on campus. Finally, International Relations Officers are responsible for national coordination of multilateral student and staff mobility schemes, commonly comprising of a group of partner universities.
NUST Applications and Enquiries Open: 01 September
Application Deadline: 15 November
NUST Applications and Enquiries Open: 01 April
Application Deadline: 15 June
NUST First Semester: February - June
Nomination Period: 01 – 22 September
Submission of Student Passports: 25 September
NUST First Semester: July - November
Nomination Period: 01 – 22 April
Submission of Student Passports: 25 April
Exchange student registration is facilitated by International Relations
Ms Yolandé Geises – email@example.com
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Staff Exchange to Spain
The University of Huelva and NUST, within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Programme, is offering scholarships to motivated administrative staff in the Department of International Relations, Digital Transformation Business Services, Procurement, Office of the Registrar and Student Services (training for 5 days).
Application Deadline: 28 April 2023, 14:30
The University of Malaga and NUST, within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Programme, is offering scholarships to motivated administrative staff.
Application Deadline: 28 April 2023, 14:30
Study abroard at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
Apply now for an Erasmus+ scholarship for a 2 week Autumn School at the Flensburg University of Applied Sciences in Flensburg, Germany. The Autumn School will take place in August 2023.
Study abroard at Metropolia University of Applied Aciences. The Exchange will take place from September 2023 to January 2024
|Megan Appolus||Secretary||+264 61 207 2225|
|Nadia Meding||Multimedia Practitioner|
|Bernada Tjipita||Marketing Officer|
|Zodidi Gaseb||Events Management and Planning Officer|
|Tweshimona Katonyala||Events Officer|
|Marlyna Nanus||Graphic Designer|
|Loteni Nakashole||Graphic Designer|
|Mirjam Kapofi||Assistant Webmaster|
|Theodora Nandjaa-Mweuta||International Relations Coordinator|
|Chriszelda Tlhabanello||Office Administrator||+264 61 207 2250|
|Yolande Geises||International Student Support Officer|
|Susan Kambrude||International Student Support Officer|
|Yatva-Ashande Hinda||International Relations Officer|
|Nico Smit||International Relations Officer|