The University of Papua New Guinea is ready to host the sixth Science, Research and Technology Conference this year come next month, November.
This is according to the Chairman of the Conference Professor Prof Chalapan Kaluwin in a media briefing this week.
He said that everything is set for successfully hosting the Conference and the University is looking forward to it.
“This Conference will see researches coming from the Universities and Colleges around Papa New Guinea and also some coming from Overseas Universities like Australia and the United States.”
Editorial Team Leader Prof Victor Temple added that the Conference is looking at around one hundred and fifty papers from both the Science and the Arts where these papers are oriented towards sustainable development in Papua New Guinea.
“In other words, these papers present some of the proponents science and research can contribute towards helping sustainable development in Papua New Guinea.”
Professor Temple said that all the presentations of the conference will be published in the Papua New Guinea Science and Research Journal.
Meanwhile Professor Kaluwin also announced the new programme at the University of Papua New Guinea; the sustainable development Programme.
This is to be a four year programme, which will see the commencement of the four year degree programme starting next year.
Dr. Peter Petsul – Executive Dean, School of Natural and Physical Sciences said that the Sustainable development Programme is a unique programme which no other Universities around the world has.
It is understood that during infancy stage of this programme, the Papua New Guinea National Department of National Planning and Implementation will render financial support until such a time when the Planning Department will let the University take charge of the programme by itself.
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