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UNAM graduate off to Japan to pursue research study in renewable thermal energy

UNAM graduate off to Japan to pursue research study in renewable thermal energy

A graduate of the University of Namibia, Lovisa Johannes, who is a recipient of a Japanese government scholarship, will be leave for Japan on 1 April to pursue her dream of advancing her research study in renewable thermal energy.

Johannes holds a Bachelor of Science majoring physics/geology from UNAM and will join the Graduate School of Engineering of the Hiroshima University in Japan.

The move was made possible through a Japanese government’s full scholarship programme offered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT),where she opted to do research on developing solar thermal heating systems, wishing to contribute to uplifting the life of fellow Namibian.

Hideaki Harada, Ambassador of Japan to Namibia introduced Johannes to Professor Kenneth Matengu, Vice Chancellor of the University of Namibia on 19 March, as a departing Namibian scholarship students for Japan who would be a bridge between Namibia and Japan. Ambassador Harada and Professor Matengu wished her all the best in her advanced study in Japan and sent her off to Japan together.

Johannes is the 10th Namibian research student who has received the MEXT Scholarship since its inception in 2006 and the total number of research students fully sponsored by the Government of Japan including MEXT scholarship to date is 17, while 9 are currently studying in Japan.

The Embassy of Japan wishes to enhance such academic exchanges, among other bilateral cooperation as one of the mid-long term drivers for strengthening bilateral relation as well as for nation building.


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