Highline delegation collaborates with various Poly units

A delegation from Highline College based in Des Moines, Washington, USA, visits the Poly on an annual basis to present lectures to students and assist staff with curriculum development and other collaborative projects.

This year, the delegation, led by Dr Jack Birmingham, President of the College which is one of the Poly’s first international partners, visited the institution for two weeks in August. The delegation consisted of Dr James Peyton, Economic Development Programmes Coordinator; Dr Amelia Phillips, Chair: Faculty of Pure & Applied Sciences Computer Information Systems/Computer Science; Dr Razmehr Fardad of the Faculty of Mathematics; and Judy Perry, Executive Director, Community Education and Training Services.

During their stay, Dr Fardad was hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and reviewed different aspects of its programmes. She also visited various Secondary Schools to assist with teaching and support systems.

Dr Phillips was hosted by the School of Computing and Informatics where she collaborates in the Cyber Security Research Cluster. During her stay she jointly planned the Cyber Security Competition and also considered the mechanisms for offering short courses on security forensics to the Namibian industry partners.

Judy Perry and Dr Peyton visited various Centres of Excellence to strengthen collaboration with these centres and to identify common activities and benchmark.

Date: 
Friday, September 4, 2015
for Month: 
September, 2015

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