About National Student Research Symposium

The Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation (MHETI) in collaboration with the Namibia University of Science and Technology (NUST); the University of Namibia (UNAM); the International University of Management (IUM); and the National Commission for Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), established a Steering Committee to facilitate the 1st Annual National Student Research Symposium (NSRS). The NSRS is scheduled from 18 to 19 October 2018 under the theme: “Nurturing Potential, Sharing Knowledge”.

The NSRS is established with the unique aim to immerse students into a culture of research and to promote scientific writing from a young age. Moreover, this platform is geared towards providing an opportunity for Namibia to celebrate research through dissemination of information on research activities and findings by Namibian student and young researchers.

The symposium is open to students from all tertiary institutions in Namibia and no registration fees will be required. Participants may present results from their current research projects.

Objectives of the NSRS:

The objectives of the NSRS is as follows:
• Enhance research culture in Namibia among young researchers and students;
• Promote technical writing and skill development;
• Generate and disseminate local knowledge;
• To create a platform to promote and protect commercialisation of research and innovation output;
• to harness research talent in Namibia and encourage students to publish;
• Transform research findings that demonstrate tangible returns on investment and lead to social; progression and economic advancement of the nation;
• To advise the universities and industries on any matter relating to student research and innovation agenda;
• To promote and facilitate the integration of student research and learning;
• Encourage technical scientific writing skills;
• Encourage research publication among students.

Steering Committee

Meet the team behind the National Student Research Symposium.

Ms Lauren Herunga

Institution:
Namibia University of Science and Technology 

Title/Position:
Planning Officer

NSRS Secretariat

Dr Natascha Cheikhyoussef

Institution:
Ministry of Education, Training and Innovation

Title/Position:
Senior Science & Technology Officer: Research

NSRS Secretariat

 

Dr Lisho Mundia

Institution:
Ministry of Education, Training and Innovation

Title/Position:
Director: Research and Innovation

NSRS Chairperson

 

 

Ms Mweneni Shahungu

Institution:
National Commission on Research Science and Technology

Title/Position:
Senior Program Officer

 

Ms Neavera Tjivikua

Institution:
Director: Institutional Planning

 

 

Prof Marius Hedimbi

Institution:
University of Namibia

Title/Position:
Director: Centre for Postgraduate Studies

NSRS Deputy Chairperson

 

Ms Florence Kavirindi

Institution:
Ministry of Education, Training and Innovation

Title/Position:
Senior Science & Technology Officer: Research

NSRS Secretariat

Prof Alex Kanyimba

Institution:
Ministry of Education, Training and Innovation

Title/Position:
Deputy Director: Academic Centres

 

 

 

Mr Brian Mudumbi

Institution:
National Commission on Research Science and Technology

Title/Position:
Senior Scientist: Natural Sciences Research

 

Ms Seno Namwandi

Institution:
International University of Management

Title/Position:
Director: Innovation and Intellectual Property

NSRS Secretariat

Mr Basilius Kasera

Institution:
International University of Management

Title/Position:
Dean of Students