Strategic Partnership between the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern and the University of Namibia (UNAM)
The Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, mainly the faculties of Civil Engineering and Spatial and Environmental Planning, has been cooperating with the University of Namibia (UNAM) in the fields of study, teaching and research for several years.
The activities to date include inter alia student projects on regional issues with concluding works in Namibia as well as the stay of Namibian students at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern with internships, professional excursions and lectures. In 2015, a pilot plant for rainwater harvesting was also inaugurated at the UNAM site, which took place in combination with a symposium on rainwater utilization in Namibia.
In November 2016, the new cooperation agreement was signed by the TU-President, Prof. Dr. Helmut Schmidt, and the Vice Chancellor of UNAM, Prof. Lazarus Hangula, solemnly in Windhoek. This sets the formal framework for strategic cooperation for a further period of five years at least. On this basis, a strategic partnership between the two universities was concluded in order to intensify the existing cooperation in research, study and teaching. The coordination takes place through a specially created unit, which is financed from central funds of the university administration. The coordination center is supplementing the existing offers of the Department of International Affairs: ISGS of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern.
The coordination center has been established in the Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management, Faculty of Civil Engineering, and has been active since April 2017. Further information can be found HERE.