UPNG and James Cook extend teaching and research partnership

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The three-year teaching and research partnership between the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and Australia’s James Cook University has been extended.
The Twinning project partnership between the two universities started in 2015 and is now being extended to 2021.
The partnership aims at building teaching capacity and supporting collaborative research in Australia, Papua New Guinea, and the Asia-Pacific region.
James Cook project director Jennifer Gabriel said the two universities were neighbours and shared a focus on people and the environment and had a great deal to gain from working together. “We’re excited to continue this partnership, with ongoing support from the Australian Government,” she said
James Cook and UPNG had been cooperating since 2015 to deliver programmes that are helping UPNG to strengthen its teaching and learning capabilities, while expanding James Cook’s teaching, research, and learning base in PNG.
UPNG’s Professor Steven Winduo said it was because of the partnership that UPNG was offering a graduate certificate in tertiary education UPNG hosted a two-day impact conference in December as part of the partnership. The conference showcased a wide range of active research projects across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.
“Both partners acknowledge that the conference was successful in promoting cross disciplinary dialogue and awareness of the social benefits of research,” Professor Winduo said.

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