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Graduate programme in software engineering

Turku University to start course in Namibia

Published : 28 Aug 2018, 01:07

  DF Report

Photo Source: University of Turku.

The University of Turku will establish in Namibia a master’s degree programme in software engineering in cooperation with the University of Namibia next year, according to a press release issued on Monday.

The move will see the University of Turku strengthen its position in the growing education market of Africa.

The University of Turku Board in a recent meeting decided to establish the new degree programme in English in the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the master’s degree programme in software engineering.

It is the very first entire degree programme of the University of Turku that will be taught elsewhere than in Finland.

The programme will run on the Windhoek campus of the University of Namibia and partly as distance education from Turku by the Department of Future Technologies.

“The aim is to offer education of just as high quality in Namibia as in Finland. The student services, for example, will be planned so that they correspond to the services offered by the University of Turku in Finland. The programme will also develop cooperation with the universities in Namibia and strengthen the foothold of the University of Turku on the rapidly growing education market of Africa,” said University of Turku Rector Kalervo Väänänen.

The number of study places in the programme is 25 and the tuition fee is set at 12,000 euros. The programme is planned to start in February 2019.

Professor of Interaction Design Erkki Sutinen will help initiate the programme in Namibia.