Issue 8
Monday, 07 October 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
High Commissioner to Nauru Angela Tierney (fourth from left) meets staff at Katherine campus
High Commissioner to Nauru Angela Tierney (fourth from left) meets staff at Katherine campus

Dignitary visits Katherine campus

By Patrick Nelson

The Australian High Commissioner to Nauru has visited Charles Darwin University’s Katherine campus on a fact-finding mission about the delivery of education and training in regional areas.

Campus Administrator Vicki Williams said the purpose of Angela Tierney’s visit was to gather and share information towards building connections with countries in the region.

“She was on a tight one-day schedule in Katherine, with a number of organisations to visit, so we arranged a ‘working lunch’ with the staff who deliver remote training,” Ms Williams said.

“Katherine Town Councillor Elisabeth Clark, with some of our staff, were escorted on a tour of the site, student accommodation, teaching spaces and to the cattle facilities.

“She advised that Australia had funded the development of a ‘learning village’ in Nauru, which includes the only high school, technical and vocational training centre and campus of the University of the South Pacific.

“Perhaps there’s scope for the two regional environments to collaborate,” Ms Williams said.

Ms Tierney said she had been impressed with the campus and the courses on offer and would pass on details to her colleagues across the Pacific.