The Namibia Campus hosts a wide range of research activities along with our new Future Tech Lab which provides the remote presence link back to Finland.
The Future Tech Lab, a plug-in campus set up within the main campus of the University of Namibia (UNAM) in Windhoek by Finnish higher education institution the University of Turku (UTU) is not only helping to produce local software engineers but is at the forefront of student-led cross-cultural innovation through its remote linking of student collaborators in Namibia and Finland.
In 2020, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland commissioned a development policy related study on Africa’s connectivity. The authors of the current report are Ms. Eva Nilsson, PhD candidate at the Hanken School of Economics, Dr. Obert Hodzi at the University of Liverpool, Ms. Neema Komba, PhD candidate at the Hanken School of Economics, Professor Erkki Sutinen at the University of Turku, Dr. Mika Kautonen at Tampere University ,and Senior Researcher, Professor Liisa Laakso at the Nordic Africa Institute.
The first two Research Academy seminars and workshops took place between 28th - 29th October at the UNAM main campus in Windhoek and the same set was realized in Ongwediva at UNAM JEDS campus 31st October -1st November. The original programmes can be found here and here. Below are a few photos of the event: