CSU to work with northern neighbours

10 MAY 2010

International collaboration in research and teaching is the aim of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to be signed by Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (PNGUT) tomorrow, Tuesday 11 May in Wagga Wagga. The MoU will be signed from 11am by CSU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Ross Chambers, and Professor Misty Baloiloi, Vice-Chancellor of PNGUT, which is based in Lae, New Guinea. CSU’s Professor of Agricultural Innovation and director of the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Deirdre Lemerle, said the MoU aims to develop strong links between the two institutions, with CSU helping UniTech expand its research and development allowing it to play a leadership role in South East Asia. “The agreement will also encourage staff and students from Charles Sturt University and PNGUT to integrate overseas experience in their research, teaching and study. We will work together on research into sustainable food production, environmental protection and increasing people skills in agriculture,” Professor Lemerle said.

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Kate Roberts, 02 6933 2207

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