JAIST Team and NCST Managemetn

From Left to Right, Nakamura, Msakambewa, Kadzamira, Mun’de, Muyepa (DG), Manda

Prof. Nakumula and Associate prof Mun’deranji Vestergaard  from the Japanese Advanced Institute for Science and Technology (JAIST) visited the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) on 9-11 September 2014 to discuss possible collaborative projects between the two institution.

The two instititions would like to apply for the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) funding whose objective is to promote international joint research in which both Japanese research institutions and those from Malawi will work together based upon the social needs in the Malawi.

A number of research topics have been identified based on their potential impact on direct health and economic welfare needs for Malawi.
During the visit, the JAIST team also explored the possibility of  establishing educational collaboration with Malawian Universities: attracting students as well as establishing student exchanges and/or dual programs.