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UNESCO Chair on Secure High-performance Computing for Higher Education and Research

The UNESCO Chair on Secure High-performance Computing for Higher Education and Research established at NUST is part of the UNESCO-NUST Partnership within the UNESCO/UNITWIN Science Chairs Programme. Prof Dharm Singh Jat is appointed as Chairholder for the duration of the Chair project – four years.

The purpose of the Chair shall be to promote an integrated System of research, training, information and documentation on digital technologies. It will facilitate collaboration between high-level, internationally-recognised researchers and teaching staff from the University and other institutions in Namibia, as well as elsewhere in Africa, Europe and in other regions of the world.

The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • Establish the high-level Super Computing facility in Namibia, which is relevant for the development of Namibian society and the wider region;
  • Establish programmes leading to a Ph.D. degree in the related field of Smart and Secure Environment (SSE), white assuring gender equality and offering a high-level training programme for graduate and postgraduate students;
  • Promote research in the field of SSE in Namibia, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and in other parts of the world and exchange of lecturer across borders;
  • Create a platform for national and international exchanges of ideas through international and regional conferences to be held on a regular basis, as well as workshops involving leading computer scientists;
  • Collaborate with UNESCO, Category 2 centres under the auspices of UNESCO and other UNESCO Chairs to develop relevant programmes and activities.