7 Sep 2017

PNG's university system feels the pinch


The vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea's University of Technology has warned that the country's university system is gradually being killed by declining funding and political interference. Albert Schram says Unitech has done its best to get back on its feet after significant destruction and unrest stemming from student protests against the prime minister last year. But he says there is a limit to what the institution can achieve under current constraints. The Dutch-born Dr Schram told Johnny Blades how he started the job in the middle of a protracted governance crisis at Unitech.