UNAM becomes an In-Region DAAD Training Centre for Master’s Degree in Biodiversity Management

One of the world’s largest funding organisations for the international exchange of students and researchers, DAAD, has once again demonstrated its commitment towards fostering sustained academic development by offering in-country and in-region scholarships.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) will provide five students with full-time scholarships to study a master’s degree in Biodiversity Management at the University of Namibia. This development endorses UNAM as a DAAD training centre.

“The selected students will comprise of three Namibians and two regional students. The in-Region scholarships were aimed at students who want to participate in a study programme located in a country of their home region, whilst the In-Country Scholarships are aimed at students who study in their home country or in the country for which they have a residence permit” said Deputy Director for Academic Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Dr Seth Eiseb.

This programme aims at fostering strong, internationally oriented higher education systems with the capacity to contribute to sustainable development. He further mentioned that “the scholarships are generally granted for development-related masters or doctoral studies for individuals who plan to pursue a career in teaching and/or research at a higher education institution in their home region or in their home country” said Dr Eiseb.

“UNAM has embarked on a drive to grow and improve the quality of our postgraduate degrees in the quest to increase research in the university. This scholarship programme is evidence of UNAM’s high standard of education and we welcome this initiative” said Prof Anicia Peters, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development.

Students will be admitted in two groups during the period of 2021-2022; and 2023-2024.