Past Events

12Nov to 05Dec
HUC - IHCAP Glacier Monitoring Training 2018

The training consists of a theoretical section (Part I) for a larger group of participants (maximum 20) and a field-based section (Part II) for a smaller group (maximum 9).

Part I will provide participants information on international strategies and monitoring protocols for glacier monitoring, and understand their relevance, context, and theoretical background. Methods will be taught, instruments demonstrated, and exercises conducted to help participants analyse and understand global glacier monitoring parameters. Trainees will be introduced to the health, safety, and risk aspects of field work at remote, alpine, high-altitude sites, and given instruction on how to reduce risks and respond to them. Trainings on altitude-related illnesses and basic mountaineering techniques are high priority.

Part II will have participants learning how to conduct measurements and apply their theoretical knowledge in the field. Participants will practise basic mountaineering skills and experience the high-elevation alpine environment with its risks and challenges.

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05Nov to 06Nov
2018 International Workshop for Young Scientists of the Hindu Kush Himalaya

The Second International Science Forum of National Scientific Organizations on the Belt and Road Initiative is to be organized by Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) with the theme: Science and Technology cooperation and sustainable development for the Belt and Road region. The 2018 International Workshop for Young Scientists of the HKH has been incorporated in the session on capacity building, personal training, and basic scientific research, with the aim of providing a platform for young students, researchers, and university and research institute administrators to exchange ideas for better collaboration.

This workshop will provide a unique opportunity for early career scholars in the HKH to interact with their peers in the region, share their research experience, cultivate collegial partnerships and lay the foundations for future leadership in the region. Participants will include PhD students, scientists, engineers, and young scholars from universities that are full members of HUC. Some scientists and outstanding PhD students will be invited to make keynote presentations.

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30Oct to 31Oct
HIGH LEVEL MEETING OF HEC/UGC CHAIRPERSONS In conjunction with The Himalayan University Consortium Annual Meeting

HUC Annual Meeting 2018, to be taken place in Kathmandu, Nepal, during 30-31 October, 2018, co-hosted by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and Kathmandu University. Vice Chancellors/Rectors and senior representatives of 47 full members in the 8 countries of Hindu Kush Himalayan region and 15 associate members from outside of the region will take part and discuss the Strategy and Action Plan, the process of country chapters and nomination of Steering Group members, among other important matters of the Consortium.

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11Aug to 11Aug
Himalayan University Consortium Nepal Members’ Meeting

Membership of the Consortium has grown in recent years, from 33 in the beginning of 2016 to 61 by the end of 2017.

Since early 2018, the HUC has been consulting members and experts to draft its first Strategy and Action Plan (2018–2022).

Given the increase in the number of HUC members in Nepal, as well as the country’s involvement in the Consortium’s activities, HUC membership should expand in Nepal to boost national and regional collaboration for research and education in sustainable mountain development. The Himalayan University Consortium Nepal Members’ Meeting has been organized to this end.

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