Twinning project celebrated with universities

The University of Papua New Guinea partnering with James Cook University with the support of the Australian Government celebrated the three year Twinning Project that was established in April 2015.

Under a Twinning arrangement, a series of learning and research activities are being delivered that focus on enhancing the teaching quality and research capacity across both universities.

UPNG Vice Chancellor Professor Albert Mellam says, 25 UPNG academics are undertaking JCU’s internationally recognised and Australian accredited Graduate Certificate of Education.

He says UPNG and JCU area natural fit when it comes to collaboration; both universities have strong backgrounds in tropical science and knowledge that will facilitate joint research and the exchange of ideas.

Minister-Counsellor Benedict David representing Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea described the Twinning arrangement as a symbol of the broader economic, social and people to people relationship between Australia and Papua New Guinea. 

Annette Kora