A visit from HK-Dir and the University of Basel

A delegation comprising of representatives from the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-Dir) and the University of Basel, Switzerland visited the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) on 02 June 2022 to learn, exchange and discuss project activities related to innovation, entrepreneurship and ongoing international projects. The delegation included Ingvild Hope, Head – NORPART program, Benedikte Vardøy, Advisor – NORPART program and Erich Thaler, Head of International Relations – University of Basel, Switzerland. They met with the representatives from HVL including Elin Kvale, Deputy Director – Research, Internationalization and Innovation (RII), Maren Stallemo, Senior Advisor – RII, Cathrine Palmstrøm, Advisor – RII, Marit Schulstad Wasa, Erasmus Coordinator – RII and Dhayalan Velauthapillai, Professor – Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

After the meeting the members of the delegation also visited the clean energy research lab at HVL where the students from Norway, Sri Lanka and India demonstrated their ongoing research activities on materials and technologies for hydrogen production through water splitting, perovskite solar cell, super capacitor, luminescent solar concentrator, dye sensitized solar cells and simulation.


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