Namibia University of Science and Technology Exchange Program 2020
SEMESTER 1, 2020INCOMING EXCHANGE APPLICATIONS OPEN
February to June 2020
30 September 2019
15 October 2019
Ms Yolandé Geises – firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Ms Susan Kambrude – email@example.com(link sends e-mail)
Private Bag 13388 Windhoek,
Namibia13 Jackson Kaujeua Street, Windhoek, Namibia
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About the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST)
Higher education in Namibia started around 1979/80. Prior to this, all students wishing to pursue higher education had to study abroad or through distance education.
The Namibia University of Science and Technology, a public university, has its roots in the establishment of the Academy for Tertiary Education (Act No. 13 of 1980). Classes in Teacher Training and Secretarial Courses started on 14 January 1980.
Five years later, Act No. 9 of 1985 was promulgated and, by it, the Academy – consisting of a university component, a Technikon and a College for Out of School Training (COST) – was established.
The Technikon offered a total of 17 Diploma and Certificate programmes in Agriculture and Nature Conservation, Personnel Management, Public Administration, Cost Accounting, Secretarial and Communicative and Legal Training. The College for Out-of-School Training (COST) offered 13 certificate courses in Technical and Commerce/General areas. Some of the courses included pre-tertiary teacher training.
Shortly after independence in 1990 it was resolved to restructure the three components into two independent higher education institutions, namely, a university and a polytechnic.
Act No. 18 of 1992 saw the establishment of the University of Namibia, leaving the Technikon and COST together as a stand-alone unit, however, under the auspices of the new university, until the promulgation of the Polytechnic Act.
Two years later, with the establishment of the Polytechnic of Namibia (Act No. 33 of 1994), Technikon Namibia and COST merged to become the Polytechnic of Namibia. The Act provided for the phasing out of vocational training courses and the granting of degrees by the Polytechnic.
The former “City Campus” (former Academy) became the main campus of the Polytechnic under its founding Rector, Dr Tjama Tjivikua, who was appointed on 04 August 1995. The first meeting of Council was held on 10 August 1995. These events accelerated and completed the de-linkage of the two institutions of higher education in December 1995. Thus, with effect from 01 January 1996, the Polytechnic became independent and autonomous.
After 20 years of tremendous growth and relentless pursuit of a new status under the visionary leadership of Dr Tjivikua, the Polytechnic was renamed as the Namibia University of Science and Technology (Act No. 7 of 2015). The University is ranked as the best higher education institution in Namibia, since 2002 (PMR africa) and most innovative institution /or organisation in Namibia (PMR africa 2014 and 2016), and has won numerous local and international awards.
The University’s governing structure comprises the Council (supreme policy-making body), Senate and a Students’ Representative Council. The Vice-Chancellor is supported primarily by a Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Academic, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Administration and Finance, a Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research & Innovation, and a Registrar.
NUST is a premier university of science and technology preparing leaders for the knowledge economy.
NUST is a responsive university creatively meeting the needs of students, society and the economy through multiple pathways for excellent education, applied research, innovation and service in collaboration with stakeholders.
Excellence: We strive for the highest quality in all our programmes, research, services and activities.
Innovation: We recognize innovation and creative thinking, and value the impact of each member of our community.
Collaboration: We actively cooperate with our partners and stakeholders.
Accountability: We accept responsibility for our mandate and actions and will deliver on our promise to society.