At the beginning of May Rev. Dr. Yar Donlah Gonway-Gono, President of the United Methodist University in Monrovia, Liberia visited the OST at the Rapperswil-Jona campus. The goal: A cooperation between the OST and the university in Liberia.
For five whole days, Ms. Gonway-Gono got an in-depth picture of the Eastern Switzerland University for Applied Science OST - from the training in the various courses, various laboratories to the research facilities in the fields of solar energy, environmental- and health sciences and recycling. Two research institutes of the OST - the UMTEC Institute for Environmental and Process Engineering and the IBU Institute for Construction and Environment - have been working together with students and universities in West Africa for years and organize international student and research projects, including Bachelor thesis's. The organizations involved provide an insight into the activities under the leadership of UMTEC on the website newal.ch – Network for Water and Life. – Network for Water and Life.
After Ms. Gonway-Gono's visit, one thing is clear: nothing stands in the way of cooperation between the OST and the United Methodist University in Monrovia. In a mutually signed Memorandum of Understanding, the two universities have agreed to work more closely together and, for example, to jointly strive for transnational research projects. The personal contacts to professors and researchers at the OST made during the visit form an important basis for the future planned cooperation.
Source: ost.ch at 17.05.2022 from https://www.ost.ch/de/news/article/hoher-besuch-aus-liberia
Quelle: Zeitungsartikel vom 07.05.2022 von der https://www.suedostschweiz.ch/ Zeitung / Bild: Jérome Stern