The  PNG  University  of  Technology  (Unitech) has successfully  concluded  the  Research  Committee  Seminar  series  for  the  2013  Academic  year.This  is  seen as  a  hallmark  event  in  the  history  of  Unitech,  not  because  the  series  ofseminars  could  be  held  without  pause,  but more  importantly  due  to  the  emphasis  placed on  expanding  and  improving  the  research  capabilities  at  Unitech.  One  of  the  major  steps  in  this  regard  has  been  the  weekly  Unitech  Research Committee Series 2013. It is an effective forum to disseminate the research findings to the wider community and thuscan contribute to developing the research culture among its academics, staff and students alike.

The Research Committee Seminar Series started in the second semester of 2013. All together,12 seminars were presented on diverse subject matters ranging from highly complex mathematical formulae, land tenure systems to “Diploma Mills”. The seminar forum also hosted a visiting academic who spoke on timely topic of accreditation of engineering programs. Accommodating visiting scholars in the seminar series is also a strategic consideration of the Research Committee as it adds to the diversity of themes, ideas and deliberation quality. There was a lot of enthusiasmin the Unitech community as livelydiscussion followed every seminar with the participation of academics, staff and students alike.

Unitech Research Committee takes this opportunity to thank all the presenters and participants involved with the seminar series. It is hoped that the seminar series will enhance the research culture and reputation of Unitech. With posting of the seminar abstracts on the website, the Unitech Research Committee renews its commitment to make the seminar series sustainable and more attractive in the future.

Seminar Date: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10:00 to Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 10:00
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The Research Committee Seminar Series started in the second semester of 2013. All together, 12 seminars were presented on diverse subject matters ranging from highly complex mathematical formulae, land tenure systems to “Diploma Mills”.