Global connectivity and knowledge sharing
With a focus on
the countries in the Himalayan region and South Asia
Through global connectivity, the Nepal Study Center (NSC) at the University of New Mexico (UNM) is dedicated to fostering intellectual collaboration and sharing knowledge with a dedicated focus and wider perspective on the socio-economic development and sustainability, health, technology transfer, and environmental issues of the Himalayan region and the countries in South Asia.
NSC at a glance: NSC conducts research and trains scholars; holds annual conferences; publishes e-journals; maintains working papers archive; builds regional strategic academic partnerships through MOUs; and helps promote knowledge sharing through workshops and seminars at UNM and at its regional office at Kathmandu University. Click for Nepal Study Center Brochure.
RESEARCH at NSC : to carry out high quality research (environment, resources, food security, poverty mapping, health, climate change, sustainable development, governance etc.) and train scholars from the region. MORE
ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SHARING KNOWLEDGE: to build platforms (annual conferences, e-seminar, e-journals, and lecture series) to bring together scholars for knowledge sharing. MORE
INTERNATIONAL PARTERNSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS : to build educational and research related institutional linkages between North America and the Himalayan region (MOUs, research programs, Study Abroad). MORE
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: to promote and transfer innovative ideas (fighting poverty through technology, e-micro finance, e-learning, telehealth, and community engagement). MORE
DIASPORA KNOWLEDGE SOCIETY: to understand and harness the diaspora knowledge society through digital connectivity, research, and various analysis. MORE
GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC POLICY: to establish a research oriented graduate program in economics and public policy in the region to promote empirically driven quality policy analysis, and to create a hub for international scholars for knowledge sharing with the local scholars and policy makers. MORE
NSC has built various physical and virtual resources to carry out these tasks. NSC has a research room at UNM, and is registered under the university as a not-for-profit center.
NSC-UNM's regional office in Kathmandu
UNM's Provost and KU's Vice Chancellor have jointly inagurated a NSC's regional branch office facility at Kathmandu University (Kathmandu University School of Management complex). A coordinator at NSC-UNM's branch office at KU in Kathmandu will coordinate various research and knowledge sharing efforts in the region.
Strategic regional partners in South Asia
ICIMOD, the 8-Country Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), and Kathmandu University (KU): In November 2009, University of New Mexico Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Suzanne Ortega signed two MOUs: one with Kathmandu University (KU) and other with International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu. Now, UNM is an associate member of the 8-Country Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), an initiative of the ICIMOD to promote capacity building and research collaborations. To find out more about the HUC activities and the news announcements, click here:MORE