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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme - University World News

Horizon 2020 – Europe's grand research funding scheme - University World News
Horizon 2020 gets green light from European Parliament
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The European Parliament voted last Thursday on the final version of the union’s record research and innovation programme for 2014-20, dubbed Horizon 2020. The European Union has allocated €79 billion (US$106 billion) to spend on research and innovation projects, not just on the continent but also around the world.

Friday, 22 November 2013

From Papua New Guinea Blogs: Bold Belden gains momentum on corruption fight.

(It seems there were some truly spirited discussions in Parliament, sign of a vibrant democracy in PNG. But where is the Sevua Report about the UNITECH investigation? AS)

Papua New Guinea Blogs: Bold Belden gains momentum on corruption fight.
Friday, November 22, 2013



By JASON GIMA WURI

Opposition Leader and Member for Vanimo Green Hon. Belden Namah has taken a bold stand to fight corruption and he will not sleep until corruption is ridded from the corridors of Waigani.

Mr Namah has publicly accused the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea of giving directives for payments to be made to Paul Paraka Lawyers.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

UNITECH battle will be fought in the supreme court

Published on Sharp Talk

"The UNITECH saga may find an end soon in the Supreme Court in Port Moresby. On 16 December there will be a hearing where Manase Lawyers moves to dismiss the appeal that protects the substantive Vice-Chancellor and the Interim Council from all silly allegations and frivolous claims made in their regard. At previous hearings UNITECH was not represented by any lawyer.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

The ABC of higher education leadership — www.universityworldnews.com

The ABC of higher education leadership — www.universityworldnews.com

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Prof. Maurits van Rooyen

I have never been short on ideas and opinions about higher education, but when forced to highlight my main ideas, I would select the following three realities that, in my view, will and should dominate our future debates on the topic.

Higher education and globalisation

First, and most fundamental, is something I have talked a lot about over the past 25 or so years: Higher education cannot nor should not want to be immune to globalisation.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Speech - PNG Universities Twinning Workshop - Australian High Commission

(A most gracious speech indeed, thank you High Commissioner.

The Independent Review of the PNG University System was commissioned in 2010, and approved by the Government of PNG in June 2012 with an implementation plan. There is still a lot more work to do, however, before twinning can be arranged, namely accreditation of at least the first two years of the bachelor's program. In between the nice words: "To date, the PNG Government has not allocated funding for quality to trigger Australia’s kina for kina commitment." I have written this elsewhere, so no state secrets are being revealed here. Regrettably, the results of Jeanette Baird's work has not been distributed to the universities. Finally, the Sevua report on university governance at UNITECH has to be released so that academics unjustly persecuted by the Government of PNG can come back. Let's not ignore the elephant in the room, it makes us all look silly. AS)

Speech - PNG Universities Twinning Workshop - Australian High Commission

Dinner Address by Australia’s High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, HE Ms Deborah Stokes at the PNG Universities Twinning Workshop

8 November 2013

Deborah Stokes, Australian High Commissioner in Port Moresby PNG


It is a great pleasure to be here this evening to be with you and to talk about higher education in PNG.

When there are so many needs in a country, it can sometimes be hard to justify spending money on universities.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Papua New Guinea Blogs: OHE's Kavanamur and acting VC Pumwa allowing the Secret Sevua report saga to paralyse Unitech

(I learned to look at what people do, and not listen to what they say. The Sevua Report is still not published, thus allowing all kinds of lies and untrue stories about UNITECH and myself to fester. I am happy somebody is keeping the main issue alive, and I don't have to do all the writing myself. AS).

Papua New Guinea Blogs: OHE's Kavanamur and acting VC Pumwa allowing the Secret Sevua report saga to paralyse Unitech

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


By Unitech Loyalist

UniTech confusion is getting worse. Is Minister David Arore of HERST out of control in the O’Neill government or part of a government that lies at every turn? The former council of UniTech created this mess. The new council headed by Sir Nagora Bogan is the possible way out of this mess but council can’t approve the Sevua report because Minister David Arore ordered the report not to be acted upon even within the council meeting.

Friday, 8 November 2013

Remember this?

Press Statement on the Results of the UNITECH Mediation Team

Tuesday 12th November we will celebrate a sad anniversary. It will be 1 year ago that the Honourable David Arore, Minister of Higher Education made a press statement announcing the results of the first investigation about UNITECH affairs. The recommendations included:

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

eCampus News: Higher education evolution: Student life in 2023



eCampus News Higher education evolution: Student life in 2023 » eCampus News


College could be a very different place when freshmen step foot on university campuses in the fall of 2023. For starters, many students will find that step to be entirely virtual.




Accreditation could change dramatically by 2023.