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KOICA and KU Sign Record of Discussions (RoD) for the Integrated Rural Development of Nepal

isms | 22 January, 2017 16:19

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KOICA and Kathmandu University Sign Record of Discussions (RoD) for the Integrated Rural Development of Nepal

Korea International Cooperation Agency and Kathmandu University Nepal signed the Record of Discussion (RoD) of the project “Integrated Rural Development of Nepal through Strengthening Research and Development Capacity of Kathmandu University”. The RoD was signed by the Mr. Sung Ho Choi, Vice President of KOICA and Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University on January 22, 2017 at the Dhulikhel campus of Kathmandu University.


Korean Government through KOICA will spend US$ 10 million for this project for 8 years. Through this project KOICA aims to strengthen research and development capacity of Nepal by establishing KU as a strong R&D platform for researchers and scientists of Nepal. KOICA and KU will jointly work for improving quality of life and income status of people in rural communities in Nepal through technology promotion.

During the signing ceremony, KOICA Vice President Choi stated that the project should explore the role Research and Development in bringing positive socio-economic changes in life of the people. In the program, KU Vice Chancellor, Dr Shrestha expressed his full commitment for the successful implementation of the project from the KU and GoN side.

KOICA has donated Technical Training Center to KU in 2014 which runs various different short term and long term trainings for rural and disadvantaged youth of Nepal and promote their employability. The government of Republic of Korea has been supporting the Government of Nepal through KOICA in various areas of education, agriculture and health since 1991.  

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KU Signs MoU with U. PORTO

isms | 22 January, 2017 14:54

The Kathmandu University (KU), Nepal, and University of Porto (U. PORTO), Portugal, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on 20 January 2017 in School of Management (KUSoM), KU, Balkumari, Kathmandu, Nepal, in order to strengthen collaboration between the above two universities in terms of capacity development, research, and mobility of students and staffs between them. The signing took place during the visit of Prof. Maria Joao Ramos, Vice-Rector, U. PORTO, to Pharmacy Department of KU under MOBILE+ mobility program where she delivered lectures to M. Pharm student of the same department.

The main areas of agreement are: increasing the scientific and cultural relationship, further the development of mutual collaboration, exchange of information, materials and scientific information, promoting teaching, research, mobility of teaching staff, researchers and students between both universities, curriculum development, preparation of joint research projects, and participation in seminars and academic meetings.



Prof. Maria de Fatima Marinho, the Vice-President of U. PORTO, Portugal, and Prof. Dr. Bhola Thapa, the Registrar of KU, signed the MoA for and on behalf of U. PORTO and KU, respectively. The agreement was witnessed by Prof. Ramos.

Dr. Rabindra Bista, Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, coordinated the MoA event in the capacity of coordinator of MOBILE+ Project, an Erasmus plus Program.



Application open for the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

isms | 22 January, 2017 14:48

   Application open for the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility

Application open for the Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility – Merging Voices Consortium (MV)





The 2nd call for

Administrative Staff

application is now open.


End date: 28- February-2017


Please kindly contact Rabindra Bista, PhD, Asst. Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering if you have any queries.


E-Mail : rbista@ku.edu.np


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