President of Kiribati eyes UQ for research partnerships

8 November 2017
His Excellency Taneti Maamau with School of Economics Associate Professor Renuka Mahadevan.

For the first time since US President Barack Obama’s historic visit in 2014, The University of Queensland has welcomed another international president to its St Lucia campus – this time, a UQ alumnus. 

The President of the Republic of Kiribati, His Excellency Taneti Maamau, took a trip down memory lane during a visit to his alma mater this week.

The Master of Economic Studies alumnus met with UQ Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mark Blows, and researchers including his former professor at the School of EconomicsEmeritus Professor Clement Tisdell, to lay the groundwork for research partnership opportunities. 

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