The scholarships have been offered since 2009, by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), as part of the African Excellence Initiative.
Barbara Liebel, the DAAD representative to Namibia delivered the keynote address and emphasised the mandate of DAAD and its support through the different Centres across Africa, highlighting that NGCL was the only centre of excellence on the continent with a logistics and transport mandate.
The scholarships stimulate home-grown Namibian students and professionals to pursue logistics and transportation careers at Master’s degree level, particularly at NUST.
Dr Tjama Tjivikua, the NUST Vice-Chancellor, highlighted the importance of NGCL being a vital part of the Institution as it links academics and industry to develop skills and provide services.
The NGCL was established through a joint collaboration between the NUST and Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.