Welcome to the School of Postgraduate Studies at the University of Namibia! To date the PGS has entered into partnerships with Erasmus Mundus through the Erasmus Mundus Science and Technology Education Teachers’ Training International Network (STETTIN) Project and the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS-EUR) in The Hague, the Netherlands on the training of PhDs working towards a joint PhD program. UNAM through the PGS will over the next 5 years train 40 to 50 UNAM staff at PhD level in the areas of law, economics and management science , social sciences , pedagogy, agriculture and integrated environmental sciences.
ERASMUS MUNDUS STETTIN Project is a partnership consisting of European institutions and the ACP countries (African, Caribbean and Pacific). It aims to develop and build an international cooperation for teacher training in scientific and professional education fields. This project is financed by the European Commission through the ERASMUS MUNDUS Action 2 program, and is one of the programs of cooperation between the European Union and the Third World.
My vision for the School of Postgraduate Studies is a space for innovation, knowledge exchange and professional growth and development. The Postgraduate Studies School at UNAM aims to champion transformative education to ensure transformation of the current education and training systems in Namibia and the region regarding sustainable living and livelihood. The Postgraduate School aims to facilitate and encourage graduate students to conduct socially critical/transformative research on Education for Sustainable Development.
Our research and teaching are of utmost priority but as graduate students I urge you to foster collaboration with the community and as such to use the community needs as sources of your research ideas. The community is part of what makes PGS and UNAM as a whole great. This will be our way of giving something back to the community.
As new graduate students you are ready to embark on a challenging but rewarding journey in the intense laboratory of academic rigor, technical excellence and world-class research. And this journey will have a profound and lasting impact on you beyond your tenure at the University of Namibia.
Again welcome to UNAM PGS and best wishes for a successful educational experience!