UMB School of Economics and Business
NORAD support to a new, collaborative MSc program
The Collaborative MSc program in Development and Natural Resource Economics has been selected as one of 17 programs that receive support from the Norad Programme for Master Studies in the 2007-2010 period.
Master in Dev. and Natural Resource Economics
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The department of Economics and Resource Management has together with four collaborating universities in Africa put forth an application for support to a Collaborative MSc program in Development and Natural Resource Economics. The collaborating partners are: Makerere University (Uganda), University of Malawi (Malawi), Hawassa University (Ethiopia), and Mekelle University (Ethiopia) and UMB (Norway).
UMB has over the past two decades offered a limited number of scholarships to students from universities in the south, enabling them to come to UMB to study for a Master of Science degree. These scholarships have been financed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), through the Norad Fellowship Programme.
The Norad Fellowship Programme has been through an extensive evaluation, which resulted in the creation of a new Master studies programme: NOMA.
The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) will be administrating the new programme on behalf of Norad
. SiU describes the new programme as follows:
“The new programme replaces the Norad Fellowship Programme (…. ), which has existed for forty years. Norad has recently forwarded a letter to Norwegian universities, specialised university institutions and university colleges outlining the main elements of the new programme. The aim of all educational activities within the NOMA is to educate staff in public and private sector as well as NGOs in the South. Masters programmes will to a greater extent than earlier be established and developed in the South in close collaboration with Norwegian institutions. The needs and priorities of the countries in the South will be the basis for building relationships for cooperation between the partners in the South and in Norway.” (http://siu.no/vev.nsf/O/NORAD-NORAD+Fellowship
Read more about the Collaborative MSc program in Development and Natural Resource Economics here
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