OsloMet has signed a letter of intent with Kabul University in Afghanistan on cooperation in research and education.
On February 2, Rector Curt Rice and Afghan Ambassador Youssof Ghafoorzai signed a Memorandum of Understanding between OsloMet and Kabul University. The Rector of Kabul University was also present online.
The intention of the two universities is to develop collaboration in subject areas such as international studies, journalism, social and health sciences and technology.
The agreement is based, among other things, on a collaboration between OsloMet’s journalism and media studies via the Journalism & Media International Center (JMIC) with the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication at Kabul University for some years through a project on investigative journalism.
Facilitate knowledge exchange
This agreement is important for our commitment to internationalization, I am happy for the opportunities this provides, not only for cooperation and mutual support in higher education and research between our universities, but also for increased cooperation between our countries,Rector Curt Rice.
As part of the collaboration, OsloMet wants to facilitate exchanges for students and staff between the two universities, as part of the focus on academic mobility and international research collaboration.
Pilot project on journalism
Further work will now be done to find appropriate collaborative projects between the two universities.
Initially, a pilot project will be started at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at OsloMet, which arranges digital courses for teachers and students at Kabul University (KU).
The pilot project will concentrate on Peace and Conflict Journalism, while a course in photojournalism is also being considered, as requested from Kabul.