In collaboration with colleagues at the University of the South Pacific, Dr Anna Bruce and Associate Professor Iain MacGill jointly run student courses and oversee research projects that focus on providing more accessible, affordable and reliable
In partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, Yangon Technological University and Myanmar Engineering Council, Iain is working to strengthen engineering teaching capacity at Yangon Technological University.
To address the global plastic crisis, Dr Andrew Dansie is part of a team that is assessing human behaviour, waste management and terrestrial waterways to understand causes of the crisis and potential solutions to reduce the annual discharge of pla
To help students in Uganda and at UNSW to gain real world knowledge and experience, Julian and partners have created a 'summer school' exchange where students are exposed to farming practices and challenges, and develop solutions and innovations t
Pierre Le Clech is helping students in Myanmar gain applicable, real world experience by teaching them how to build water treatment systems, empowering students to go out into the community and build these systems to deliver safer water to residen
Fiona was part of a global team that assessed the relationship of weather and climate variability with water quality from a number of different water sources in Tanzania, demonstrating the key coordinator to poor water quality is storage in the ho
John Fletcher is helping to establish a microgrid running on solar power and a research lab focussing on microgrid technology at Sri Lanka’s University of Moratuwa, demonstrating the viability and efficiency of microgrids to provide electricity to
To provide students with real world experience in their degree, Dr Lauren Kark teamed up with an NGO that offers students training and experience fixing medical equipment in regional and remote hospitals in Cambodia and Uganda, ensuring patients r
Dr Heba Khamis is working on a smartphone app that could potentially perform a better assessment of a child's nutrition compared to the current basic method, helping children avoid chronic and acute illness and providing a more accurate picture of
Eliathamby Ambikairajah (known as Ambi) is calling on his deep accreditation experience in Ireland and Australia to help Myanmar’s Engineering Council establish global education standards and accredit local universities, lifting the quality of eng
Having identified geothermal potential in Fiji, Professor Klaus Regenauer-Lieb is now working to build local academic capacity in geothermal power so locals can benefit from cheaper and cleaner electricity.
Dr Richard Corkish is repairing and boosting a hydropower grid to provide locals with electricity and improve their quality of life and communication, and he is installing light and phone charging facilities in at least 14 aid posts dotted across
Jayashree Arcot is assessing diet intake behaviour, the benefits of fortifying foods with nutrients, and delivering nutrition education programs in PNG to improve children’s nutrition and help them avoid development complications such as anaemia,
To help the Pacific spend less on foreign education and consultancies to improve local infrastructure, David has co-created an internationally recognised civil engineering degree at the region’s top university that will improve the quality of loca