BY LYNTON AARON FILIA
SOLOMON Islands National University has expanded its link with Romania, opening the door to any of the country’s 92 universities.
On Wednesday, SINU held a brief ceremony to welcome a team of senior officials from Romania.
The delegation was led by Ms Daneila Gatman, Ambassador at Large and Romania’s Representative at UN Security Council.
Among the other members were Professor Leaonard Azamfirei, Rector and a Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Tirgu Mures and Mr. Nastase, a Senior Official from Romania.
Gatman suggested the relationship between Solomon Islands and Romania should be further strengthened, adding that there are opportunities for SINU to collaborate with some of the 92 universities in Romania.
Azamfirei appreciated the rapid development SINU has made in a very short period and suggested that his university and SINU can collaborate in several areas.
He said as he is specialised in intensive care, he could be of some assistance to Post Graduate Programme of Emergency Medicine currently being conducted at SINU.
There are also other experts in various areas such as pathology and pharmacy who may be able to contribute.
While thanking the Romanian delegation, Acting Vice Chancellor of SINU Professor Basil Marasinghe said he welcomes cooperation between universities in Romania and SINU.
Marasinghe also noted that some of the universities in Romania are among the top 600 universities in the world.
With this, SINU can gain by collaborating with some of the Romanian universities as SINU is doing now with some of the leading universities in the world, Marasinghe said.