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.