Dr Suriel Mofu Vice Chancellor of State University of Papua signs document with Acting Vice Chancellor of FNU Prof Paras Nath.
Fiji National University (FNU) and the State University of Papua (SUP) have signed a Letter of Intent to formalise their relationship in order to advance with educational collaboration.
The letter was signed by the SUP Vice Chancellor, Dr Suriel Mofu and FNU Acting Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Professor Paras Nath.
Dr Mofu said with the letter signed, they now anticipate starting joint work and research with FNU.
“This is indeed a great moment for us, not only were we welcomed warmly by FNU but are having positive meetings which has resulted in today’s signing of the letter of intent which paves the way for both institutions to work together in the development of education, cultural exchanges and other mutual aspects,” he said.
Professor Nath said the signing will enable the two institutions to work together and strengthen their already established relationship.
“’This is indeed a significant step for the FNU as we look at expanding and strengthening collaboration between overseas tertiary institutions. We thank the delegation from the State University of Papua for this opportunity and I’m sure we will strengthen our relationship in years to come,” said Professor Nath.
The broad objectives of the Letter of Intent are to promote cultural, educational and scholarly exchange as well as collaboration and technical interchange between the parties involved as educational partners.
This will allow the two institutions to outline an academic and educational framework to promote educational co-operation and to facilitate mutually beneficial exchange initiatives and research collaboration.
The consensus is for a five year term.
Dr Mofu also spoke at the public lecture organised this week by Fiji’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia on “Economic and Social Development of the special autonomous region of Papua”.