Fiji students to benefit from FNU-UNSW partnership

Fiji National University (FNU) and University of the New South Wales (UNSW) representatives at the MoU signing ceremony at FNU Nasinu Campus. Picture: SUPPLIED

STUDENTS of Fiji National University now have the opportunity to apply for scholarships to pursue further studies at the University of the New South Wales.

This was made possible after FNU signed a memorandum of understanding with the Australian university on Monday in areas of cooperative research and capacity development.

FNU pro vice-chancellor for Learning and Teaching Professor James Pounder said FNU as a research institution rededicated to explore, investigate and meet the new emerging challenges in the country.

He said it would offer a futuristic vision to the society besides providing a window to the diverse sociocultural past and present.

Professor Pounder said the MOU included student mobility where each university would identify suitable programs to enable mobility of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

He added it also included staff exchange whereby the academic staff from both universities were nominated to participate in exchange programs to study or teach.

The president and vice-chancellor of the University of the New South Wales, Professor Ian Jacobs, said they were extremely excited about this partnership because they had had a fruitful collaboration with FNU’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science in areas of reproductive health and sexually transmitted infections.

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