Solomon Islands Journalist Habru wins PhD Scholarship through Australian Awards Scholarships Program

 Esteemed Solomon Islands journalist, Priestley Habru has won a PhD scholarships through the Australian Awards Scholarship program and he is heading to Australia. 

The Australian High Commission in Solomon Islands has congratulated Mr.Habru for winning the scholarship. 

Priestley Habru [ Photo by Australian High Commission , SI] 

''Congratulations to Solomon Islands Australia Awards alumnus Priestley Habru who has been selected by The University of Adelaide to undertake a PhD Scholarship as a Pacific Research fellow for the Regional Perspectives Project!

The Regional Perspectives project is a partnership between  university of Adelaide School of Social Sciences and Australia’s Department of Defence, Science and Technology Group to gain a greater understanding of security and stability perspectives from the Pacific region, to support sustainable and culturally sensitive engagement strategies, for a safer, fairer, more stable, and prosperous Pacific region.

Priestley is an esteemed journalist and pioneer in the Solomon Islands media sector. He is co-founder of Island Sun newspaper, an award-winning news outlet that will celebrate its 16-year anniversary in October this year. He is currently the communications lead for the Education Sector Support Program, a partnership between the governments of Australia, Solomon Islands and New Zealand.

Priestley graduated with a Master of Arts at the University of Adelaide in 2019 on an Australia Awards Scholarship and is humbled to return to his alma mater for this unique opportunity.

“The Master of Arts gave me a broader understanding of the media landscape as a journalist. I gained mentoring, research skills, and knowledge that I’ve passed on to journalists in Solomon Islands and the Pacific region. It will be a pleasure to be back in Adelaide,” Priestley shared.

Since 2006, Australia has supported more than 480 Solomon Islanders achieve university qualifications under the Australia Awards. 

Source : Australian High Commission Solomon Islands 

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