Hosting exchange students from universities around the world is part of driving the NUST international strategy premised on the integration of best international practices into all teaching, learning and research activities.
Dr Marius Kudumo, the Director of the International Relations Department, emphasised the importance of globalisation and said that encounters of this nature go a long way in moulding young people to become well-rounded global citizens. He addressed the successful foreign students and said: “I trust your interaction has changed your perception of Africa and you have now become ambassadors of not only the continent, but Namibia specifically.”
The group, made up of students from Austria, Germany and Slovakia, expressed their appreciation for the opportunity and said they had obtained a world of knowledge from the courses they attended. These included: Doing Business in Africa, Media and Globalisation, Intercultural Communication, Business Ethics and Governance and Politics in Africa.
The curriculum also included visits to tourist attractions such as Sossusvlei and the Etosha National Park. Dr Cyril Ogbokor, the Acting Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, urged the students to return to Namibia and to tour other parts of the country.
The Summer School is an initiative of Verein zur Förderung des Austauschs Europäischer (VAEA), an international organisation that aims to establish sustainable exchanges in the fields of culture and education between Europe, America and Southern Africa.