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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Academic wins prestigious VC’s Research Excellence Award

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FNU opens modern Learning Commons facility in Koronivia

Students attending the Fiji National University’s (FNU) College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF) in Koronivia will enjoy using the new learning commons which provides a more interactive, collaborative and inclusive learning environment. The new facility is an expansion to the CAFF Library with comfortable group seating and discussion areas. The refurbishment works cost around...Read More

FNU bank on Health research for better health services

The Fiji National University believes that health research adds high value to the society. The University in the recent past has done a number of research studies in various health related areas which has been used as an important tool for decision making by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. While officiating at the...Read More

First Vet Hospital for the Pacific takes shape

Today marks a historic day for the Pacific as Fiji National University (FNU) signed the contract for the construction of the regions first Veterinary Hospital Complex at the FNU’s College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (CAFF), Koronivia Campus. Four consultants signed the contracts today at CAFF. Architectural Services will be provided by Conrad Garget, Civil...Read More