Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. With over half the world population now living in cities, mass transport and renewable energy are becoming ever more important, as are the growth of new industries and information and communication technologies.

Technological progress is also key to finding lasting solutions to both economic and environmental challenges, such as providing new jobs and promoting energy efficiency. Promoting sustainable industries, and investing in scientific research and innovation, are all important ways to facilitate sustainable development.

More than 4 billion people still do not have access to the Internet, and 90 percent are from the developing world. Bridging this digital divide is crucial to ensure equal access to information and knowledge, as well as foster innovation and entrepreneurship.

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FNU and UTOF Sign Historic Memorandum of Agreement

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FNU maintains THE ranking, improves overall scores

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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

FNU opens new food lab for specialized study programme

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Academic wins prestigious VC’s Research Excellence Award

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FNU opens modern Learning Commons facility in Koronivia

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FNU bank on Health research for better health services

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First Vet Hospital for the Pacific takes shape

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