Kathmandu University ties with Australia’s Crown Institute for dual degree programs

The pact, heralded as a new dawn for Nepal’s higher education, shows the significance of educational exchange in fostering stronger ties between the two nations.

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Kathmandu University and the Crown Institute of Higher Education in Australia have inked a pact to introduce dual Bachelor Degree programs commencing from the 2023-24 academic year.

The pact envisions two years of study in Nepal and a subsequent two years in Australia. Graduates will earn degrees from both universities, enriching the educational exchange between the two nations. Moreover, the agreement paves the way for joint research, faculty, students and staff exchanges, along with a mutual exchange of academic materials and publications.

KU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bhola Thapa, and Australian Ambassador to Nepal, Felicity Volk, attended the signing ceremony. Speaking at the event, Professor Thapa characterized the agreement as a crucial stride towards molding a university in the truest sense. This endeavor aligns with KU’s goal to associate with top international educational institutions, providing world-class education.

“This marks the initiation of our first formal Bachelor’s Degree program in Australia. It symbolizes a new dawn for the higher education system in Nepal, extending beyond KU,” Thapa announced.

Also in attendance, KU Registrar Professor Achyut Wagle saw the agreement as a pathway to crafting a distinctive educational brand that will provide exemplary education to future generations.

“Let’s fashion a distinct educational brand for bestowing outstanding education to the forthcoming generations of students,” Wagle said.

Ambassador Volk noted the crucial role of educational exchanges in strengthening the Australia-Nepal relationship. She emphasized the urgency of a higher education policy update in Nepal, suitable for the 21st Century demands. Volk also underscored the importance of encouraging international students to consider Nepal for their study programs, thus creating a balance in the educational exchange.

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