FNB sows the first seed towards the fight against locusts

Since four months ago, Namibia’s north-eastern regions of Zambezi, as well as Kavango East and West, became a desired location for mega-swarms of African migratory locusts. Severe locust outbreaks causing national disasters... Read more »

Academic receives prestigious 2020 Award for Inclusion Research from Google AI

The University of Namibia’s Pro-vice Chancellor of Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Anicia Peters, has clinched a Google AI Award for Inclusion Research. The Award was accompanied with an unrestricted gift to... Read more »

UNDP and NamibRe donate towards COVID-19 Taskforce

The inter-institutional High Level Research Coordination Taskforce (HILREC) recently received a charitable donation from the United Nations Development Programme and NamibRe. This happened after launching a competition that was part of the... Read more »

UNAM pilots desalinated seawater bottling facility in Henties Bay

Eighteen months ago, the University of Namibia installed a solar power operated seawater-desalination pilot plant, to demonstrate that seawater desalination is realistic with that technology. Now, the University went a step further... Read more »

Community Engagement through Precision Agriculture

The University of Namibia’s (UNAM) Sam Nujoma Campus is leading a community engagement project titled Precision Desert Agriculture as a Job Creator.  The project is being funded by the Southern Africa Innovation... Read more »

UNAM rolls out a Covid-19 smart register app

Chemist inspired app able to be used beyond coronavirus prevalence A typical day for a chemist will not include mobile-phone applications development. However, for Dr Philipus Hishimone, a lecturer in chemistry and... Read more »

Namibia, increasingly a popular destination for world leading astronomical observatories

Situated about 120 km south-west of Namibia’s Capital, Windhoek, is the world’s leading gamma-ray observatory, the High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) The system is used for detecting gamma rays that carry more... Read more »

In Research this Week: Abortion on Demand

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UNAM Astronomers discover startling new evidence about gamma rays

About 120 km south-west of Windhoek, an ongoing study on one of the Universe’s brightest astronomical class of objects; quasars, has yielded a mammoth breakthrough. Quasars are luminous cosmic objects empowered by... Read more »

Namibian Agronomic Board sows half-a-million towards UNAM food security project

The University of Namibia has inked a hallmark partnership with the Namibian Agronomic Board (NAB), committing both institutions towards the goals of achieving food self-sufficiency and economic growth. This collaboration stems from... Read more »