Past Events

01Jul to 14Jul
HUC Academy 2018

The HUC Academy 2018, titled “Climate Science and Adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region – a Transdisciplinary Approach,” will take place in Kathmandu from 1 to 14 July 2018, as part of a two-year grant made to the HUC by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The project aims to advance knowledge of climate science and promote effective and sustainable adaptation measures. It seeks to scale up the impacts of previous and existing Indian Himalayas Climate Adaptation Programme (IHCAP) interventions to the HKH and promote regional collaboration between higher education institutions in India and neighbouring countries.

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08Apr to 18Apr
Asia-Pacific Water Leadership Programme

Targeted Audience

The Water Leadership Programme (WLP) targets mid- and senior-level scholars and faculty members across disciplines of water studies and water resource management in the HKH, who have a track-record experience in conducting research, publishing, training, and engaging in policy dialogues on these topics.


The WLP will be held in the Murray-Darling Basin of Australia, along with classroom modules in Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, and field visits along the Murray River.

Important Dates

Program Dates: 8 April – 19 April 2018

Deadline for application: 17:00 Nepal Standard Time, 5 February 2018

Notification of selection: 15 February 2018

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27Feb to 28Feb
Himalayan University Consortium Pakistan Members’ Meet

The recent engagement of HUC in Pakistan dates back to 2013, when two important interactions were organized: the HUC Consultation Meeting in Islamabad in July 2013, and a three-day strategic workshop held in Abbottabad in October 2013. During the consultation meeting, senior representatives and researchers from eight universities in Pakistan discussed a strategy to build and sustain the consortium, highlighting the important roles of both focal persons and thematic working groups. At the strategic workshop, 70 researchers and delegates from Bangladesh, China, Germany, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, and United Kingdom discussed effective strategies to foster regional collaboration in research and training in and for sustainable mountain development.

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02Feb to 02Feb
Himalayan University Consortium India Members’ Meeting

Of eight countries in the HKH, India contributes the largest number of full members, locating in both the Himalayan states and in New Delhi. Some of the members have taken the lead in a number of Consortium’s activities, such as joining an exposure visit to Bangladesh in May 2017, and joining and offering leading roles in the newly established Thematic Groups. This heightened ownership and leadership indicates a readiness for an India Chapter of HUC to be established, aiming to promote stronger collaboration between HUC full members in India and those of neighboring countries, as well as associate members. 

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