Cooperative Education Unit hosts 3rd KITE Consortium Meeting

The Poly’s Cooperative Education Unit (CEU) this week hosted the 3rd Knowledge Integration and Transparency in Education (KITE) Consortium Project Meeting where funding opportunities for postgraduate studies at European Universities were awarded to Namibians.

KITE is a mobility scheme for academic cooperation between tertiary education institutions from the African, Caribbean (ACP) and Pacific regions. The scheme provides scholarships for students and staff from higher education institutions from the ACP regions to carry out studies or research at selected high-quality partner institutions in the European Union (EU).

The KITE Consortium Project is funded by Erasmus Mundus, and has already seen two Namibian PhD candidates travel to Europe as well as the registration of two candidates for Master’s studies. The recent KITE meeting hosted by CEU saw the Poly award one full scholarship for a Master in Mining Engineering degree at the Portuguese-based University of Porto. The meeting also approved a one-month staff exchange to the University of Porto with the intention of furthering institutional capacity at the Poly in eLearning and ePortfolio development. A Soil Science specialist from Hungary will also be hosted by the Poly as part of the KITE Consortium Project.

“As an emerging university in a highly competitive and dynamic global higher education environment, it is imperative that we establish strong cooperative relationships with other higher education instittions across the world if we are to remain a premier university of science and technology,” said CEU Director, Carva Pop.

The KITE Consortium Project sees strong partnership between European universities in the Czech Republic, Sweden, Portugal, France, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Lithuania, and ACP region universities in Fiji, Guyana, Cameroon, the Gambia, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Burundi and Congo.

Date: 
Friday, March 13, 2015
for Month: 
March, 2015

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