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Research Makes a Difference

Research is one of the distinguishing features of any university says Fiji National University’s Dean of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Professor Ian Rouse. He made the comments
29 Aug 2014 16:48
Research Makes a Difference

Research is one of the distinguishing features of any university says Fiji National University’s Dean of College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Professor Ian Rouse.

He made the comments at the 2014 Pacific Islands Health Research Symposium at the Holiday Inn, Suva, yesterday.

“The key thing is that all research has the potential to make a difference in improving health somewhere and sometime,” Professor Rouse said.

He said the idea of thinking, challenging ideas and forming new hypotheses and then conducting research to uphold one’s ideas was of great importance to a centre of learning.

“At FNU we are working hard to encourage staff to get involved in research to present at symposia like this.”

Professor Rouse said it was important to publish their research in academic journals and contribute to better accessibility for much Pacific health literature.

“We have four research centres and we are working to encourage greater involvement of staff in creative thinking and investigation.”

He said there were many opportunities for international quality research in the Pacific and they hoped to continue seeing significant growth in the research symposium in the future.

FNU vice-chancellor Dr Ganesh Chand said there were so many people who had worked tirelessly to put together this symposium and they were thankful to them.

“The Ministry of Health has played a very critical role in ensuring that FNU received adequate support,” Dr Chand said.

The first Health Research Symposium was held in 2011.

zafiya.shamim@fijisun.com.fj




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