Message from the Dean

On behalf of faculty, students and staff, I thank you for your interest in Kathmandu
University School of Education (KUSOED).


It is now more apparent than ever that universities, schools, and communities need
to understand and facilitate change in favor of meaning-centered, authentic, and
inclusive educational systems, processes, and outcomes.


Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED) has been working with
communities since its inception 24 years ago. For us, communities are key sites for
the demonstration of change for quality education for leadership, the mission that
facilitated the establishment of Kathmandu University 3 decades ago.


Our faculty and students are committed to working towards accomplishing the
the mission of the university through their engagement in research and learning. Our
academic programs emphasize research that is driven by students’ informed choice
through a pool of multiple epistemological traditions arising from local and global
practices.
Likewise, we strive to promote change-seeking participatory pedagogies
(experiential, reflective, critical) that enable faculty and students to reflect, critique
and envision their praxis as educational change agents.


Our rapidly evolving expertise in remote teaching has been demonstrated by the
continuity of our educational activities during the pandemic. We aspire to grow
more into blended pedagogy to help faculty and students maximize their learning
with ICT tools apt for participatory pedagogical spaces.


At KUSOED, we strive to develop our academic programs to demonstrate a unique
blend of needs expressed by the community and futuristic orientation offered by
local, regional, and international instruments and frameworks and the ongoing
research of the scholarly communities.


Our teaching and research programs on Sustainable Development, Technical and
Vocational Education, STEAM Education, Educational Leadership, Language
Education, etc., are responding to the timely need for the mission of KUSOED –
transforming society through educational excellence – built on the collective
experience of faculty and students committed to improving their workplaces,
communities and beyond.


In addition to our ongoing collaborations with universities, research organizations,
and funding agencies of international repute, we plan to offer a fee waiver scheme
for a few meritorious and needy international students undertaking their MPhil and
Ph.D. studies at KUSOED. Although the admission call will be published in

December every year, students seeking advice about their studies may contact
relevant professors in advance. You may find their profiles from our website,
http://kusoed.edu.np.


Despite some of these accomplishments, we are humble at the core, for our growth
and excellence are driven by the ethos of lifelong learning. We dearly welcome
your comments and suggestions on our ongoing activities in person and/or by
writing to soed_dean@ku.edu.np

Professor Bal Chandra Luitel, PhD
Dean