NTNU has collaborated with Tribhuvan University in Nepal for decades. The collaboration began with hydropower, but has now also developed into other areas. The Department of Geoscience and Petroleum has now started a direct collaboration, and now Professor Krishna Kanthi Panthi is going to Nepal to help build a master’s program in rock and tunneling engineering
The water group of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) held a meeting with the department of Geoscience and Petroleum, NTNU, to explore collaboration possibilities. Prof Harsha Ratnaweera and Dr Zakhar Maletskyi from the faculty of science and technology, NMBU, visited Prof Hanumantha Rao Kota and Prof Irina Chernyshova and discussed the potential synergies and applicability between the technologies used in mineral processing and water purification. They have identified several thematic areas (ion flotation to enhance organic matter removal, recovery of valuable material from process water etc) which can be suitable for the forthcoming R&D Calls.
Statsminister Erna Solberg mener at det viktig at norske utdanningsinstitusjoner samarbeider med Ghana på petroleumsfeltet. NTNU har nylig inngått en intensjonsavtale om samarbeid med Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), og til stede ved signeringen av avtalen var statsminister Solberg.