The University of Northampton has recently signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Naaya Aayam Multi-Disciplinary Institute (NAMI) in Nepal to jointly deliver two BSc (Hons) programmes.
Approximately 50 students have already been recruited onto the three-year programmes in Environmental Science or Computing, which will begin in January 2015. Students are also expected to complete a year working in a related industry.
Both NAMI and the University of Northampton have closely aligned missions in terms of overt commitment to social impact and have worked closely together to design NAMI’s brand new facilities in Kathmandu. A significant amount of staff development has been undertaken with the NAMI team, which includes Nepalese alumni of the University of Northampton.
Dr Arzu Rana Deuba, Chairperson of NAMI, visited the University of Northampton on Wednesday 10 December to formally sign the MoU with Vice Chancellor Nick Petford.
John Sinclair, Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the University of Northampton, said “The School of Science and Technology is delighted to have formalised its collaboration with NAMI, which has been in development since early 2013. We are extremely optimistic that more of the University of Northampton’s curriculum will be approved for delivery by NAMI in the near future and we see this as an extremely important partnership for the future of both the School of Science and Technology and the University.”