Namibian-German Centre for Logistics
Content and Goals
Efficient logistics are pivotal in gaining access to regional and international markets. Both the population and industry depend on goods and commodities being available in sufficient volume and in good time. Logistics, therefore, play a key role in the continuing economic development of southern Africa.
Building a bridge between southern Africa's coastal region and the inner continental countries, Namibia is ideally placed for addressing logistical questions. However, the logistics industry has far from exhausted its potential and still has much more to offer. The greatest obstacles lie in the lack of logistical knowhow and a shortage of professionals.
The Namibian-German Centre for Logistics (NGCL) was inaugurated in May 2009 specifically to tackle this problem. This centre of excellence aims to train logistics specialists and professionals for Africa. To demonstrate how logistical technology can be used and applied, a state-of-the-art logistics laboratory was created. The centre of excellence provides specialised knowledge, advises both authorities and companies alike, thereby contributing significantly to the region's economic development.
The following services are offered by the centre:
- Bachelor's and Master's programmes in Logistics
- Demand-orientated in-house training, postgraduate courses, consultancy
- Research portal, technology transfer, plus development of technological solutions
- Access to all major information in logistics
The Polytechnic of Namibia
The Polytechnic of Namibia in Windhoek enjoys an outstanding reputation throughout southern Africa for its innovations and its focus on practical experience. The facilities and quality of teaching meet European standards. In terms of regional development, the Polytechnic is internationally accredited and plays a key role in the deliberations on development in the region. www.polytechnic.edu.na
Flensburg University of Applied Sciences
The Flensburg University of Applied Sciences has become one of the most successful German universities in the fields of technology and industry. It covers a whole range of topics on logistic processes and systems at an advanced level. Established, disciplinary collaborations in research and technology transfer projects guarantee to deliver outstanding results. The university partnership with the Polytechnic of Namibia has been running since 2003.
Namibian German Centre for Logistics
Polytechnic of Namibia
3 Haydn Street
Private Bag 13388