The three NUST students were selected for the semester exchange programme to BSEL during January 2018, and each received a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Nakashona and Bessinger are 3rd year Economics students, while Peter is a 3rd year Accounting and Finance student. The three students will spend the next four months at the Berlin School of Economics and Law.
NUST and BSEL established a formal collaborative relationship in 2013, and the partnership has been both fruitful and mutually beneficial with staff and students from both universities undertaking regular exchange visits.
“We’re so happy and excited to be going abroad on this semester exchange. This is an amazing opportunity to experience a different university, different cultures and to gain valuable international exposure,” Nakashona said, shortly before boarding their flight to Germany. Peter and Bessinger were equally enthusiastic, saying that they were very grateful for the opportunity to spend four months abroad. They intend to make full use of the chance and will carry the NUST name high.
In January this year, two professors from BSEL visited NUST for deliberations over new areas of collaboration and to continue the partnership between the two institutions. Two NUST academics will also undertake an exchange visit to BSEL later this year. “We are very happy that the partnership between NUST and BSEL is working so well and we look forward to continuing the strong relationship that we have built with our German partners,” said NUST International Relations Officer, Nico Smit.