The Twinning Partnership supports UPNG’s mission to deliver excellent education and research results for nation building and global advancement towards an innovative and empowered society, and JCU’s commitment to creating a brighter future for life in the tropics world-wide through graduates and discoveries that make a difference.
To date, more than 70 staff members from across UPNG and JCU have participated in Partnership activities. There is clear evidence of excitement about the Partnership’s potential, and signs that most of those who have participated in training are enthused and already implementing changes to their teaching and research. The success of this project has provided a solid foundation for partners to continue to collaborate to strengthen teaching, learning and research outcomes in PNG and the broader Asia Pacific Region.
Oversight of the Partnership is provided by a Joint Steering Committee comprising:
Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie
Professor Paul Fleming
Professor Betty Lovai
Professor Maxine Whittaker
Professor Nakapi Tefuarani
Professor Lekshmi Pillai
Professor Andrew Krockenberger
Professor Mange Matui
Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson
Professor Chalapan Kaluwin
Dr Anna Joskin
Australian High Commission Representative
Education Capacity Development Facility Representative