Dr. Ingrid Nyborg and Professor Petter D. Jenssen are coordinating the courses from Norway and Dr. Bahadar Nawab from Pakistan. The courses have students not only from Norway and Pakistan, but from several countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, North America and Europe. The number of students participating is growing; the Gender and Development course held in the January Block had about 20 students in Norway and 10 in Pakistan who participate, discuss and present. The Health, Environment and Development course offered from CIIT from 2013 has more 60 registered students.
Students from NMBU and COMSATS, Pakistan. Photo: Josie Teurlings
Gender and Development was opened up to Pakistani students at CIIT on a trial basis this year, and the experiences so far have been good, says Ingrid Nyborg.
Noragric already has had several years of experience teaching with the use of video conferencing, also with CIIT in Pakistan, where we have developed good routines for joint teaching and curriculum development. This way the lecturers do not need to travel to Norway or Pakistan, which saves money and leaves no footprint on the environment. It also means that they do not need to abandon their regular teaching schedules in Pakistan and Norway and can continue to lecture their own students at the same time – a win-win experience!