• Posted on: 22 January 2018
Elizabeth Henriet tests a game in Guiuan

The Erasmus+ agreement between the University of Namur Department of Geography and the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) which saw an exchange of faculty and students in both institutions in 2016 and 2017 reaches its second installment as another set of mobilities are in the offing.

Dr. Grace Cruz poses with students after a lecture at the University of Namur

This February, Ms. Elisabeth Henriet, a doctoral student from the University of Namur who did her fieldwork from June to July 2016 in the Typhoon Haiyan-wrecked municipality of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, will be coming back to the Philippines for additional research work with UPPI as host institution. Meanwhile, Dr. Sabine Henry, Professor of Geography at the University of Namur and lead collaborator will be back for some lectures at the UPPI during the mid-year term.

In exchange, two master’s students at the UPPI will spend four months in Namur from September 2018 to January 2019 to take up a number of courses while a faculty from the UPPI will also visit Namur in late 2018 to give a series of lectures on Demography to graduate and undergraduate students of the said university.

The faculty of UPPI will start screening applicants for the student exchange around March 2018. Graduate students of UPPI are qualified to apply to the exchange program. Interested students can start sending their letter to the Director of UPPI and should be ready for interview anytime between April to May 2018.

UPPI students Mia Perez (standing, 6th from left) & Celes Hermida (seated, 2nd from left) on an educational tour in Belgium with fellow students from other countries
UPPI students Mia Perez (standing, 6th from left) & Celes Hermida (seated, 2nd from left)
on an educational tour in Belgium with fellow students from other countries