The University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse (UNOGA) has a three part mission: Teaching – Educating students and providing continuing education Research – Scientific and technological research Service – Dissemination of cultural, scientific and technological information; Participation in regional development Learn More…
Academic Year Begins
Unoga began the new academic year with 117 new students of which almost half are female. This is great news, because we worked hard to attract more female students. The 3rd year students planned a wonderful activity to welcome the new students. Renate Schneider spoke about the role of the university as a tool for development. Management and agronomy students gave a brief overview over their respective specialties. This was followed by cultural entertainment, music and food. A great beginning of the new academic year.
A milestone in the short history of the University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse: August 30 2014 UNOGA graduated its first group of students both in management and in agronomy. The graduation ceremony was preceded by a mass at the Cathedral of St. Louis. The church was packed, there was standing room only. A great validation of what we have accomplished in the short period of 4 years. Bishop Decoste presided over the mass. The graduation was reported in the national press, so now even Port au Prince has heard of UNOGA. A proud moment for students and staff.
Divergent Thinking Seminar
From August 18 to August 29 the University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse offered a seminar on Divergent Thinking to 18 of our students. The idea came about after Bob Boeke, a physics and mathematics professor, taught a mathematics course to a group of first year students at the University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse. He noticed that the students had particular difficulties, not so much with the formulas as with applying mathematical concepts to other contexts as well as planning for the future. The idea of a seminar on Divergent Thinking evolved. The teaching methodology was was so different form anything the students had experienced so far.
If you like to know more about the seminar, go to its website/blog:
News of the university is in the Bolletin UNOGA.
UNOGA’s Accreditation and New Classroom Building
We are pleased to announce a huge step forward for us – accreditation by the government of Haiti. The accreditation is pending certain documents but we now have legal standing as a university in Haiti and the diplomas our graduates receive are more valuable. Our Accreditation For details on our program please see the Rapport Academique (French). Recently a new classroom building that can seat 100 students was completed -
Professor Who Visited UNOGA Wins Nobel Prize
A professor of physics at Purdue Calumet, who taught a physics course at the University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse, Neeti Parashar is a member of the research team that earlier this year confirmed the existence of the Higgs boson subatomic particle and won the 2013 Nobel prize in physics. The groundbreaking discovery solidified theories about how all matter in the universe came to exist.
UNOGA’s Contribution to the Grand’Anse
UNOGA contributes to the development of the Grand’Anse in several ways. First by enhancing the competitiveness of the region by developing human resources through the creation and transmission of knowledge, best practices and technologies. Secondly, UNOGA looks to increase awareness of the region and what it has to offer, and to support the long term economic and environmental interests of the Grand’Anse. Lastly, UNOGA serves as a clearing house and exchange for different groups engaged in development and research. UNOGA provides the community with: 1. Qualified technical personal to support regional development 2. Local resources to support decentralization 3. Graduates who will serve their community aware of the reality of Haitian culture and the principles of justice, and who will meet the challenges of globalization UNOGA strives to support integrated and sustainable regional development.
Developing a University Level Degree
Building on the existing technical school departments – Agriculture & Animal Husbandry and Management & Administration – we are introducing university level courses in those fields. To lay a solid foundation for their university courses students begin the university program with a year long General Studies Program. The goal of the General Studies Program is to introduce the students to a wide gamut of knowledge in the humanities and technical sciences, to foster analytical capacities, help the students assist in research, develop a critical disposition and become life long learners. The program will give students the intellectual, moral and esthetic basis to make wise choices, stimulate a creative spirit and a sense of service for their country and community. The year of General Studies is divided into two semesters. The first semester will be devoted to the humanities and the second to math, physical sciences and technology. Each course will be taught in intensive 3 week sessions. At the end of the year long General Studies program students will receive a certificate conferring international recognition of their studies. After the year of General Studies students can then choose to specialize in a field – Agriculture & Animal Husbandry and Management & Administration. This additional work leading to the equivalent of an Associates or Bachelor‘s degree. For more detail on UNOGA please see our Strategic Plan for Academic Development. Courses will be given in French, English, Spanish and Creole.
UNOGA Avis de Recrutement 2014 (Word file)
UNOGA Fiche inscription 2014 (Word file – save, complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org)