Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged Kathmandu University to conduct more research on climate change and its impact.
Addressing the 29th convocation ceremony of the KU held here on Wednesday, he requested the teachers and students to conduct academic research and publish in national and international journals to help minimize the adverse effects of climate change on the local community, find local adaptation methods and relief measures.
Lauding the university’s efforts to use technology for scientific research and the advancement of human life through the Nepal Technology Innovation Center, Prime Minister Dahal expressed the hope that the center will be used for the benefit of not only scientists but common people with more research that will help the sustainable development of the country.
Referring to the beginning of Kathmandu University as a science and technology university, the Prime Minister said that the academic scope expanded by the university in the last decade has contributed to the multifaceted development of Nepal. He also expressed happiness that the university has built its own teaching hospital with 1000 beds to bring medical education and practice together.
“After 32 years of establishment, the effort made by the university to establish its own teaching hospital is commendable”, the Prime Minister said, “I am ready to help as much as I can as the Chancellor of the university.”
“The vision of internationalizing Nepal’s education and making the country an international education hub by connecting with Nepali indigenous knowledge, technology and skills with the world is admirable,” he said. Prime Minister Dahal called upon the scholars and youth who are abroad for further study and experience to use the acquired knowledge and skills for the sustainable development of their motherland.
On a different occasion, Prime Minister Dahal said that the news that more than 200 Nepali youths have joined the Russian army due to various compulsions is worrying. “We are making every effort to bring them back safely.”
“I want to assure that there are still many education and employment opportunities in Nepal and if properly managed, it can help build personal life as well as the country.”