News

10 October 2012

Graduation from the 2012 six-month training

On 4 October, ten fellows graduated from the UNU-LRT annual six-month training course. The graduated fellows are from Ghana (2), Uganda (2), Namibia (2), Uzbekistan (1) and Mongolia (3), five women and five men.
1 October 2012

Former fellow defends her PhD dissertation in Egypt

Nagwa Elnwishy, a former fellow from the first training course in 2007, recently defended her PhD at the Suez Canal University in Egypt. The title of her PhD project is: "Bio-remediation of some pharmaceutical residues in aquatic ecosystems“.
William Nsimiire from Uganda giving a speech.
26 September 2012

Seminar on the UNU programmes in Iceland

On the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September, a seminar on sustainable education was hosted by the United Nations Association of Iceland.
Gantuya Jargalsaikhan from Mongolia.
20 September 2012

Fellows in the 2012 training programme present their individual projects

Today the fellows in this year’s six-month training course presented their individual project work in an open seminar at the Agricultural University of Iceland.
24 August 2012

Annual field excursion of UNU-LRT six-month training

In July and August, the 2012 UNU-LRT fellows participated in field excursions, which are essential part of the UNU-LRT six-month training course. In previous years this activity has included one-week excursion but this year it involved two 3-day trips.
Discussions in the field. Photo by Johann Thorsson
2 July 2012

UNU-LRT guest lecturer in 2012

This year‘s main international guest lecturer was Dr. Jeffrey Herrick. Dr. Herrick is a renowned soil scientist and a leading scientist in rangeland health issues.