THE VERTICAL UNIVERSITY

From Koshi Tappu (67m) to Mt. Kanchenjunga (8,586m)

About VU

About the Vertical University

+67 meter to +8,856 meter

The idea of the vertical university is actually quite simple. It is to create a sort of “living classroom” in the form of a 25,000-foot continuous vertical forest corridor stretching from Koshi Tappu (220 feet), Nepal’s largest aquatic bird sanctuary, to Mt. Kanchenjunga (28,169 feet), the world’s third tallest peak, as a vessel to teach and conserve the 6,600 flowering plant species, 800 bird species and 180 mammals that are found in eastern Nepal. In a mountainous country like Nepal, where there is exceptional biological, climatic, and cultural diversity from the tropical plains to the alpine Himalayas, conventional education paradigms where students sit in a stationary classroom, divorced from their surroundings, make little sense.

 

The “professors” of the vertical university may not have a Ph.D. and in fact, may never have set foot in school, but as indigenous farmers, they possess intricate, intergenerational knowledge about local fauna and flora which is critical for Nepal’s youth to attain. The vertical university will deepen place-based skills in sustainable technology, craft, and medicinal plants, and seeks to conserve and activate local knowledge while also creating sustainable livelihood opportunities. It does this through establishing “learning grounds,” which are micro-conservation hubs — the “classrooms” of the university throughout different locations across the landscape.

PAPUNG CAMPUS

+3600 M

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

LUMBASUMBA CAMPUS

+3000 M

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

TINJURE MILKE JHALJHALE 
CAMPUS

Art Direction & Photography

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

TMJ Business Card 2.jpg
kuruletenupa_011-3-2.jpg
KURULE-TENUPA CAMPUS

Video Art

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

YANGSHILA
CAMPUS

Poster Design

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

KOSHI TAPPU CAMPUS

Art Direction & Production

I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.

JOIN US

Netherlands Amsterdam 

Email: theverticaluniversity@belt-project.org | Tel: +1 845 834 4268

  • White Facebook Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Instagram Icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DSC_1902.JPG

© 2023 by Vertical University