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Tribhuvan University Conducts Winter School on Glaciers and Climate Change with On-site Learning

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Kathmandu, NepalTribhuvan University has conducted a Winter School focusing on glaciers, climate change, and environmental effects in the Himalayan region. The program, supported by the French Research and Development Institute (IRD France), Kathmandu Center for Research and Education, and Integrated International Mountain Center (ISMOD), provided 25 students from Nepal and abroad with hands-on learning opportunities.

The 11-day class, which will run from Mangshir 21 to Poush 01, includes both classroom lectures and field studies. Students will learn about remote sensing technology and utilize it to study snow and glaciers in the Khumbu area of the Everest region.

Tribhuvan University‘s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Prada Shivlal Bhusal, encouraged other departments to adopt similar approaches to enhance student learning through international collaborations. Dean of the Institute of Science and Technology Studies, Prof. Dr. Vinil Aryal, highlighted the department’s growing international influence in the field of water and meteorology through such collaborations.

IRD representatives Dr. Patrick Wagnon and Dr. Edina Rakovitanu encouraged students to actively engage in the program and ask questions. Head of the Department, Prof. Dr. Deepak Aryal, noted the success of the Winter School in fostering student interest in research and developing their intellectual capacity through field studies.

This Winter School represents Tribhuvan University’s commitment to providing students with relevant and practical learning experiences in the context of climate change and its impact on the Himalayan region. The success of the program sets the stage for upcoming collaborations and efforts aimed at tackling important environmental challenges.

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