Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities

More than half of us live in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of all humanity—6.5 billion people—will be urban. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without significantly transforming the way we build and manage our urban spaces.

The rapid growth of cities—a result of rising populations and increasing migration—has led to a boom in mega-cities, especially in the developing world, and slums are becoming a more significant feature of urban life.

Making cities sustainable means creating career and business opportunities, safe and affordable housing, and building resilient societies and economies. It involves investment in public transport, creating green public spaces, and improving urban planning and management in participatory and inclusive ways.

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FNU signs MOU with OHPL

Fiji National University (FNU) and Oceania Hospitals Pte Ltd (OHPL) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), establishing a strategic partnership to enhance healthcare education in Fiji. The collaboration will provide FNU students with exceptional opportunities to gain practical experience within OHPL’s healthcare environment. The MOU centres on work attachment programmes that will allow FNU...Read More

FNU’s CMNHS hosts Flag-raising Ceremony

Medical students from the 12 Pacific Island countries attending the Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) were reminded of the key role they play in shaping the future of the health sector in the region. Chief Guest and FNU’s Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Unaisi Nabobo-Baba highlighted this during the recent...Read More

FNU and UTOF Sign Historic Memorandum of Agreement

Fiji National University (FNU) and the Unit Trust of Fiji Ltd (UTOF) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) at the Nasinu Campus yesterday.  The MOA allows employees of FNU to be able to save and invest for their future under UTOF’s Employee Investment Scheme (EIS). The Agreement formalises a collaboration between the two institutions to...Read More

FNU launches Sustainability Week campaign

The Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s (CAFF) initiated its first sustainable apiary during the launching ceremony of the University’s 2023 Sustainability Week campaign. The sustainability campaign, with the theme “Green Investment: The Way Forward,” organised by FNU’s Division of Capital Projects and Infrastructure (DCPI), will be held at different Colleges...Read More

Ministry of Education looks forward to future collaborations with FNU

Minister for Education, Honourable Aseri Radrodro said he looked forward to the future collaborations between the Ministry of Education and the Fiji National University (FNU) to highlight the importance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Fiji. He made this statement while officiating as the Chief Guest at FNU’S TVET Pasifika’s Free Short...Read More

FNU team contributes to international conference

The Fiji National University (FNU) encourages student and staff participation at various community, national and international platforms to further enhance student experience and staff capacity building. The University’s College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF) staff and students were recently part of the four-day International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO) Division 5 Conference in...Read More

FNU’s College of Engineering, Science and Technology plants mangrove trees

The Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST) has taken a proactive stance in safeguarding the coastal ecosystem by embarking on a significant initiative. The staff, students and members of the community teamed up on a rainy and chilly morning to contribute towards the noble cause of planting 300 mangrove seedlings...Read More

FNU launches I-Recycle Hub

The Fiji National University (FNU) has launched its I-Recycle Hubs project in collaboration with Waste Recyclers Pte Ltd (WRFL) and the Pacific Recycling Foundation (PRF) at the Derrick Campus in Samabula today. The I-Recycle Hub programme, in collaboration with Waste Recyclers Fiji Ltd and Pacific Recycling Foundation, seeks to implement an effective waste management system...Read More

AG commends NTPC’s Productivity Talk

Attorney-General Honourable Siromi Turaga commended Fiji National University’s (FNU) National Training and Productivity Centre (NTPC), which is also the National Productivity Organisation (NPO), for enhancing the productivity of the Fijian workforce. He stated this while officiating as the Chief Guest at the 2023 Breakfast Session Productivity Talk at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva. Key...Read More

Fostering change through Civil Engineering

Akash Ashitosh Nath’s dream is to be part of the change in developing a modern Fiji. This promoted his studies in the field of civil engineering at the Fiji National University’s (FNU), College of Engineering, Science and Technology (CEST). The 25-year-old has successfully completed a Diploma in Civil Engineering (Level 5) from the University and...Read More

Solar energy powering FNU Namaka Campus

  Up to eighty percent of Fiji National University’s (FNU) Namaka Campus in Nadi will now be powered by green energy, following the commissioning of a 250 kilowatts solar project. Acting Vice-Chancellor Tessa Price, while officiating the first large scale green project, said it’s a forward-looking initiative which is expected to be replicated in other...Read More

FNU embarks on Renewable Energy Project

The Fiji National University (FNU) would like to generate 90 percent of its electricity through green initiatives in the next three years at its Nadi, Lautoka and Labasa campuses. This initiative was kicked off with a contract signing with CBS Power Solutions Fiji Ltd, a Renewable Energy Services Provider and General Contractors at Namaka Campus...Read More

FNU The Best In Asia Pacific Region

The Fiji National University has claimed the prestigious GUPES Green Gown Award for the Asia and Pacific region for its sustainable community project conducted in the interior of Ba Province. FNU Vice Chancellor, Professor Nigel Healey was thrilled with the win and said it has uplifted the profile of the University. “We are very honoured...Read More