Norway to offer 306 million help to KU

11 October, Kathmandu. Kathmandu University and Norway have signed an agreement worth Rs. 306 million.

In the agreement, the Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University Dr. Bhola Thapa and Norwegian Ambassador Torun Dramdal have signed the agreement.

As per the agreement, Norway will provide funds to Kathmandu University for 12 academic research projects and 10 business ideas under the Energize Nepal program.

It is believed that this support will partly help in the research of 15 PhD and 30 MSc students. Nawaraj Sanjel, Assistant Program Manager of Energize Nepal, said that any Nepali who wants to do research in the field of renewable energy and hydropower can avail assistance under this program.

A program in this regard has been running at Kathmandu University since July 2016. The previous agreement was due to expire in December. Sanjeel informed that the cooperation agreement has been extended for another three years. The agreement was reached last Tuesday.


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