An MOU signed between The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will assist the new Pacific university to develop its research culture and to assure its teaching standards.
The MOU was signed by UQ’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (International) Professor Monique Skidmore and SINU’s Vice Chancellor and UQ alumnus Dr Glyn Galo, on a visit to the St Lucia campus on 30 April.
UQ’s Deputy Director of Global Engagement Dr Jessica Gallagher says that the win-win collaboration will enable UQ to continue to develop and strengthen its relationship with one of Australia’s close Pacific neighbours.
“It is expected that this partnership will increase UQ’s Pacific and international profile and may potentially attract a flow of international RHD students from the Solomon Islands to UQ,” she said.
SINU is an upgrading of the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education, which occurred at the beginning of 2013 by Act of Parliament.
Professor Clive Moore from the UQ School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics has been instrumental in driving this partnership.
For further information, please contact the Global Engagement Office