The students were welcomed to the university and given valuable guidance to ensure that they not only enjoyed a pleasant stay in Namibia, but also that they are safe while in Namibia.
Welcoming the students, the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences, Dr Sarala Krishnamurthy, informed them that NUST has a large number of international professors on its staff complement because it supports and develops policies and practices that are informed by a broad global view. “Our internationalisation framework provides a structure for successful strategy practice. We have a unique collection of resources and research and guidance documents to support our international students,” Krishnamurthy said. She encouraged the new students to mingle with the locals and to embrace the different Namibian cultures.
The important question of safety and security on campus and around the capital in general, was addressed by Superintendent Gerhard Kakonda of the City Police. The students were advised to diarise numbers to dial or text in case of emergencies, and they were also guided about how to lessen chances of becoming easy victims of criminal activities.
Last year, more than 600 international students were registered at NUST, across the nearly 230 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on offer.
NUST’s international student profile includes full-time degree enrolments as well as Study Abroad students who aim to complete specific modules and projects as part of their internship programmes. Internationalisation forms a major part of the university’s agenda that embraces principles of inclusion and globalisation