IUM Academic Year 2017 Officially Kicks off.
The IUM Windhoek Campuses' annual Academic Official Opening was hosted on 08 February 2017 at Dorado Park Main Campus as the Management, Staff and Students gathered in large numbers by means of one family. During his Keynote address, Dr. David R. Namwandi Founder and Chair of the Governing Council confirmed that, following humble beginnings over two decades ago, the University is still firm and progressing in line with its vision and mission.
Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka, Deputy Minister of Education, Arts and Culture delivered a motivational speech to the first intake of IUM student teachers on 07 February 2017at Dorado Park Main Campus. She highlighted the important role teachers played in the development of the country and called on student teachers to understand, at the onset, what it entails to be a teacher while they contextualised themselves by looking at the developmental stage of the country in line with global developmental trends.
The International University of Management (IUM) and the National, Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 02 February 2017 at Dorado Park Main Campus, to strengthen Research, Development and Innovation at IUM, in line with the priority areas as outlined in the National Programme on Research, Science and Technology, and jointly promote and achieve the national development goals as articulated in Vision 2030 and NDP 5. The MoU was signed by Prof. Kingo Mchombu, Acting Vice Chancellor of IUM and Dr. Eino Emvula, Chief Executive Officer of NCRST.
The unveiling of the multimillion dollar IUM Nkurenkuru New Academic Building was held on the 29 November 2016 in Kavango west region. The Former Namibian President Dr Hifikepunye Pohamba in his keynote address which was delivered on his behalf by Mr Peter Mwatile, the Executive Director in his office, applauded IUM for becoming a key player in the provision of higher education and training in Namibia.
Honourable Dr. Moses Amweelo, former Honourable Member of Parliament affirmed that more hands were needed on deck to address the challenges of climate change and Namibian Universities could also play a vital role. He, recently, presented at a Public Lecture on “Climate Change: Assessing the Predictions and Namibia's Readiness to cope”at IUM, Dorado Main Campus.
The Department of Software Development under the Faculty of Information Technology and Systems Development hosted a programming competition for its students in October at Dorado Park Main Campus.
12th IUM Graduation 2016
1700 students graduated from IUM and received their various qualifications, including Masters and Doctoral Degrees.Heartiest congratulations to you all. 'You fought battles and overcame obstacles. You had a goal and gave it your soul. You worked hard and went the extra yard. You gave it your all, and today you stand tall.' Indeed, your graduation marks the culmination of all the hard work you have put through your life as a student.
The International University of Management (IUM) continued its tradition to honour outstanding entrepreneurs within and outside Namibia's borders during its 12th Graduation Ceremony which took place on 26th September, 2016. Dr Simon Nyutu Gicharu, a Kenyan, was the recipient of this year's honour, with the title of Honorary Professorship, Honoris Causa, bestowed upon him. He is the Chairman and founder of Mount Kenya University the biggest private university in Eastern and Central Africa.