Ambika Adhikari: Nepalese Professor at Arizona State University

June 18, 2012

Ambika Adhikari: Nepalese Professor at Arizona State University
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Ambika Adhikari has been a faculty associate at Arizona State University since 2003.  He is also a Senior Planner with the SRPMIC- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community- a sovereign Native American tribe located in the metropolitan Phoenix area.  He has over 25 years of professional and academic experience in countries such as Nepal, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and India.    He was previously an Associate Professor of Architecture and Planning at Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Adhikari has an impressive education history as well.  He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Hawaii in 1980.  He was a fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1987.  He also received his PhD in Urban Planning from Harvard University in 1990.

Adhikari has published several books and articles about Nepal and Nepalese planning and Architecture including articles for the Journal of the American Institute of Architects and Habitat International.  He has also published articles for several universities, including the University of Toronto, University of New Mexico, and Tribhuvan University. For more information on Adhikari, look up his Arizona State University or LinkedIn profile.

The video is a presentation by Adhikari at the NRN conference in Houston in 2010. He speaks about establishing an open university in Nepal. He uses Powerpoint to present a slideshow about a possible business model for the university, based on open universities from other countries. An open university is a distance learning university. Most students study off-campus. England had the first open university and other countries have followed suit. Adhikari and his partners are hoping to start one in Nepal soon.

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