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1 Lessons Learnt from Academic Exchanges between Kathmandu University and the European Academic Institutions Subodh Sharma, Dr. Prof. Kathmandu University, Nepal

2 Kathmandu University – Autonomous, not-for-profit, non-govt., public institution created through private initiative – Established in Dec Chartered by an Act of Parliament – Institution of higher education dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence – mission to provide quality education for leadership

3 List of European Collaborating Institutions (Source: KU Fact Sheet, 2011) Sl. No.CountryInstitutions 1.Austria 1.University of Vienna, Vienna 2.University of Natural Resources & Applied Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna 3.Johannes Kepler University, Linz 2.Belgium 1.Katholieke Universiteit Leuven 3.Czech Republic 1.Masaryk University 4.Finland 1.Helsinki University of Technology 5.France 1.Universit é de Nice-Sophia Antipolis 6.Germany 1.University of Applied Sciences, Cologne 2.University of Karlsruhe, CRTN 3.Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg 4.Gorg-August-Universit ä t Göttingen 7Hungary 1.Szent Istvan University

4 Continued - Collaborating Institutions (source: Fact Sheet 2011) Sl. No.CountryInstitutions 8.Italy 1.Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre 2.Università Degli Studi di Padovaq 3.Politecnico di Torino 9.Lithuania 1.Vilnius University 10.The Netherlands 1.ITC Universiteit Twenti 2.Maastricht University 11.Norway 1.Norwegian University of Science & Technology 2.Norwegian University of Life Sciences 3.Telemark University College 4.Oslo University College 5.HiST, Trondheim 6.University of Tromso 12.Poland 1. Uniwersytet Warszawski 13.Portugal 1. Universidade Evora 14.Romania 1. Uniwersytet Warszawsku 15.Spain 1. Universidad Santiago de Compostela 16.Sweden 1. Uppasala University 17.Switzerland 1. University of Bern 2. University of Lausanne 18.UK 1.Lancaster University 2.London University 3.Northumbria University

5 KU Scienc e Environmental Science & Engineering* B.Sc. Envs. /M.Sc. Envs./M.S. by Research Envs./ Ph.D. Envs. (Full time/Part time)/ B.Tech. Env. Engg Natural Sciences B.Sc. Human Biology/ B.Sc. Applied Physics M.Phil./Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Stats. Pharmacy** B.Pharm./M.Pharma./M.S. by Research in Pharm./M.Phil./Ph.D./Pharm. D. Biotechnology B.Tech. Biotech./M.S. by Research in Biotech./Ph.D. Research & Training Centre Aquatic Ecology Centre Engineering Electrical & Electronics Engg. B.E./M.E./M.Tech./M.S. by Research Mechanical Engg. B.E./M.E./Ph.D. Computer Engg. B.E./M.Tech./M.S. by Research Civil Engineering & Geomatics B.E. (specialization in hydropower) Medical Sciences Management EducationArts School Department (MAIN CAMPUS)Degree/title *Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Centre (HiCCDRC) is under this department ** Shimadzu Educational Centre for Pharma Professionals ** NPL-KU BA/Bioequivalence Lab

6 KU Medical Sciences KUMS MBBS DMI Diploma Nursing/ B.Sc. Nursing/Lab techn/Physiotherapist/HA Management BBA, MBA, Executive MBA/MPhil Education B.Ed./M.Ed./M.Ed. In Env Edu./M.Phil./Ph.D. Arts Music B.A./M.A./Ph.D. Arts & Design B.A. Languages & Media Studies B.A. Academic Centres Human & Natural Resources Studies Centre Buddhist Studies Centre School Department (CHAUKOT CAMPUS & KATHMANDU CAMPUS) Degree/title

7 Duration (yrs) Responsibilities 1999Team Member: Project- Biodiversity and Water Quality Assessment. Ralph Brown Expedition, Royal Geographic Society, UK. 2001Project Coordinator: Project- Water Resources Management. Sponsored by DANIDA/Nepal. 2002Principal Investigator: Project- Rainwater harvesting and its quality. Sponsored by FINNIDA/Nepal 2003Team Member: Project-Biodiversity. Supported by Zoological Society of London, UK. Major research projects undertaken with the European partners by School of Science

8 continued Project coordinator: Welcome Trust, Strathclyde University, UK Associate project coordinator: Himalayan Agricultural Intensification Project. Supported by NORAD Project coordinator: Asia Link Project for Networking. Supported by European Commission Lead Scientist: ASSESS-HKH. Supported by European Commission Project Coordinator: Pollutants in the Himalaya. Supported by UNEP & Univ of Manitoba, Canada Project Coordinator: Promotion of Education, Research & Training in the Himalaya. NUFU - Norwegian support.

9 Lessons Learnt! Core academic programme: – Increase scholarship opportunities at Undergraduate level – Formulate scientific criteria for awarding scholarships – Establish office for admissions & International Relations – Promote distance education/learning methods – Encourage course deliveries in modular form

10 Lessons Learnt ! Donor driven academic programme: – Conflict of interests between scholarships holders and full paying students – Sustainability of the programme – Employment of the graduates – Multidisciplinary faculty – Remuneration disparity – Odd timings (quality, no time for lab work)

11 Acknowledgement Erasmus Mundus LEANES Project (Agreement Number: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland Kathmandu University Namaste!


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