"… there is a high degree of synergy in the research profiles and priorities of UPNG and JCU—both focusing their attention on the environments and peoples of the region”
Dr Kathryn Meldrum - Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement
Academic, research and teaching ties between James Cook University in Australia and the University of Papua New Guinea are continuing to grow from strength to strength.
In July 2015 the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) and James Cook University (JCU) commenced a three year twinning project, funded by the Australian Government. The Project is linked to a MOU between the two universities and is aimed at building teaching capacity and supporting collaborative research capability in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the broader Asia Pacific region.
The Project is currently being implemented to provide a series of learning, teaching and research activities focused on building the research capacity within the two universities.
The Project deliverables include:
“… This module has given new insight on how to use different concepts in teaching. This module has helped me identify new techniques to apply to my teachings. Thank very much for this opportunity to learn something new.”
Feedback from the Evaluation Survey from the subject ED5301
The UPNG/JCU Twinning Project is being delivered over three years from mid 2015 until mid 2018. A Joint Steering Committee is in place and meetings are delivered quarterly.
Project success will underwrite long-term collaboration between UPNG and JCU.
Enquiries about the Twinning Project may be directed to:
The Project Manager, Ms Sarah Warne at The Cairns Institute on +61 7 4232 1875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enquiries about the PNG Impact Conference may be directed to:
The Project Officer, Ms Vyvyen Wong on +61 7 4232 1340 or email email@example.com
RESEARCH | INNOVATION | SOCIETY
Port Moresby | UPNG's Waigani Campus | 12-13 December 2017
Research and education across all disciplines are essential to realizing global and national commitments to sustainable development. Knowledge, design and innovation are as important to governance, peace, safety, health and environmental integrity as they are to economic growth and poverty alleviation. As ICT, energy and bio-technologies transform the ways in which people interact, move and work, worldwide, new opportunities are emerging, both to utilize and to protect, PNG's unique human and natural endowments.
Capitalizing on these opportunities will require more though than simply doing research. At PNG IMPACT, speakers and delegates will consider how research can be designed, coordinated and communicated to deliver societal benefit. Recognizing that no one approach is relevant across all disciplines and issues, case studies will be presented from a diversity of perspectives, with ample time dedicated to dialogue and networking.
Selected speakers please register by Thursday 14 September 2017
Registration for attendance closes on Thursday 16 November 2017
PNG IMPACT will:
Day 1. Research Showcase - brings all delegates together in a single plenary format for a mixture of:
Day 2. Research Innovation Lab - provides an interactive and participatory opportunity for researchers active or interested in PNG to share work, network with colleagues, and explore new collaborations. The program for the day will include a mix of research presentations, facilitated dialogue and open networking.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Day 1 of PNG IMPACT, the Research Showcase, is open to anyone with an interest in the role of research in societal transformation. This includes, but is not limited to: policy-makers, donors, philanthropic organisations, business, research leaders, researchers, students, civil society representatives and research students.
Day 2 of PNG IMPACT, the Research Innovation Lab, is open to anyone either active, or aspiring to be active, in the PNG research and innovation sector. Participants will include researchers, research stakeholders and research students.
Dr Anna Joskin | Acting Dean of Research, University of Papua New Guinea | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie | Director, The Cairns Institute, James Cook University | e: email@example.com
The conference program is currently being finalised by the Program Committee and will be available shortly. For more information, or to register your interest in receiving full conference details, please contact: Ms Vyvyen Wong - UPNG/JCU Twinning Project Officer | t: +61 7 4232 1340 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org