Discussion with alumni at the Kathmandu University as well as the hospital in DhulikhelEnlarge image (© German Embassy Kathmandu)
Ambassador Matthias Meyer together with representatives of the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) visited the Kathmandu University (KU) as well as the hospital in Dhulikhel on 15 March 2017.
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ram Shrestha who has graduated as a medical practitioner in Austria and who speaks fluently German gave a tour on the University compound. Afterwards, there was a lively discussion with various professors, lecturers and scientists who have spent a part of their academic live in Germany and still feel connected to Germany. The Alumni highlighted the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) as an exemplary good role model for an exchange program. Ambassador Meyer underlined the positive effects from the various academic exchange programs that are available at the KU. He expressed his commitment that the academic exchange program should be extended in the future. Germany is currently actively supporting the KU in the development of a program of study to train midwives.
The KU together with the hospital in Dhulikhel left a very good impression on the delegation. Currently, 20 German medical students are working in line with their medical training at the academic hospital in Dhulikhel.