The School of Social Sciences has its fair share of visitors these days. This is a much welcomed development, because a good measure of an academic institutions’s worth is when visitors arrive wanting to work collaboratively with it. On SSS’s side, such outside interests must be properly vetted and the capacity made available to entertain them so that benefits from these exchanges could be fairly shared by all.
Earlier in the year SSS was host to a number of international visitors including one for the Indonesian Institute for Scientific Research (LIPI). The latest group of international visitors arrived at SSS on 24 September 2007 from MacQuarie University. It was a group made up of 2 senior lecturers from the Department of Human Geography, Dr. Kate Lloyd and Dr. Robyn Dowling and 7 undergraduates. Their visit to SSS was preceded by an experience of rural life via a homestay visit of several days to Kiulu, made possible with the help of Encik Gaim Lunkapis who is also a PhD candidate in Human Geography at MacQuarie.