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…
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.
- Qualified technical personal to support regional development
- Local resources to support decentralization
- 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.
All students begin their university studies at UNOGA with a year of General Studies. Courses taught during that year cover a variety of fields from psychology, anthropology, mathematics, chemistry and physics, literature, history and economics. An introduction to English and Spanish as well as computer literacy is also part of the first year curriculum. The goal of the General Studies curriculum is to widen the student’s horizons and expose them to knowledge and ideas they might not otherwise encounter.
After the introductory year of General Studies, students then have the choice between agricultural sciences and business/management. They will study in their chosen field for 3 years. The culmination of their 4 years of university study is a final project, a thesis. The University of the Nouvelle Grand’Anse expects all students to finish all graduation requirements within 4 years, including their thesis.
What is unique about UNOGA?
- Two internships. The first internship takes place after the 2nd year of studies. This is an internship which will take place locally. The second internship takes place after the third year of studies. At this point students will be placed with organizations outside of the local area in order to see how other regions of Haiti function.
- UNOGA has 75 chromebooks on campus, allowing the students to access the internet, and do research. An introductory course is given to all students in computer literacy.
- Emphasis is put on language studies. All students get a chance to learn English and Spanish. It is expected that at the end of their 4 year course they will be able to read scientific articles in English and Spanish.
- UNOGA also offers a course in Divergent Thinking, i.e. thinking outside the box. Two UNOGA graduates and two UNOGA staff have in been trained in teaching this course.
- Reading program. UNOGA students will be given 10 readings during the semester. The readings are given with objectives and the students will need to respond to those objectives. This course is done online.
- Relationship with students from the University of Illinois and UNOGA students. This is a collaborative venture, which has resulted in projects like the construction of a green house made out of plastic bottles.
- An online course in economic history and development.
- Students need to complete 100 hours of community service per year.
- The students in the first graduating class (2014) all have found gainful employment.
UNOGA Avis de Recrutement (Word file)
UNOGA Fiche inscription (Word file – save, complete and email to firstname.lastname@example.org)