UiA has given me an opportunity to network with students from around the globe.
Abel Runga from Zimbabwe
Master in Global Development and Planning
My name is Abel Runga, I am a student at Risk from Zimbabwe. I am the former Secretary General of the student representative council at Bindura University. Currently, I am the outgoing Treasurer General of the Zimbabwe National Students Union.
Norway gave me an opportunity to continue my studies.
I have a background in politics, peace and governance. So I found myself inclined to a multifaceted programme such as the Master in Global Development and Planning at UiA. Also, Kristiansand is the warmest city in Norway.
The reception at UiA is very impressive and friendly. I also liked the Global Lounge and the coffee meetings they arrange.
My course resonates well with my undergraduate programme and my experience in civic society and politics.
Kristiansand is quiet and not too crowded city. Everyone respects other people’s space.
That 4% of the land is used for agricultural purpose.
The first thing I would share is students’ engagement from different parts of the world, and its importance in sharing knowledge and building a strong social environment.
The use of Canvas is very impressive. It makes e-learning very easy, students have a chance to be in a contact with each other, tutors and teachers. It also provides a safe place for documents and work.
Yes. For example, the impact of networking. UiA has given me an opportunity to network with students from around the globe, which has strengthened my social capital. There are also opportunities for exchange which helps my research work and knowledge sharing.