KAS2018 is a 9-day astrophysics school on ‘Computational Methods in Astrophysics’ targeting 25 advanced University students from Nepal (~80%) and abroad (~20%). Academic lectures are complemented by supervised hands-on group projects for optimal active learning, and by science education/professional skill development seminars.
KAS2018 builds upon a successful pilot held in October 2016 at Tribhuvan University (KAS2016), and aims at mentoring and upskilling advanced undergraduate/early graduate Nepali students in both professional and academic areas through engagement with a highly-qualified international faculty. Special focus is given to diversity and gender equity, reflected in the SOC/faculty composition, with active efforts to solicit qualified female applicants. Lodging and meals are provided to all students to maximize equality, collegiality and networking. KAS2018 is a gateway to a long-term series of schools for a profound, positive impact on the Nepali educational system and society.