Climate change research institute to be established in Addu – MNU

Maldives National University (MNU)’s Hithadhoo branch. | Photo: MNU - Hithadhoo Campus.

Addu, Maldives – Maldives National University (MNU) has decided to establish a Climate change research institute in the Addu City Hithadhoo Campus. This institute is to be established in partnership with foreign universities and the implementation process begins mid February.

MNU also shared plans to start courses related to climate change in their Environment Department.

This information was revealed by MNU at a meeting between MNU and the Addu City Council. Few other projects were discussed in this meeting.

The construction of a 2 story building in the MNU Hithadhoo Campus 2 was also discussed. This building will house the university bookshop, offices and part of the building will be portioned off to be leased by the public for their business purposes.

MNU also reviewed plans to build a hostel to upgrade the Hithadhoo Campus 2, to begin travel and tourism courses in Addu City, in the second term of next year. The university discussed the possibility of a multi-purpose hall on Hithadhoo campus, including futsal, netball and handball.

Another project discussed was the establishment of farming utilizing the latest technology, in partnership with Addu Peoples Corporative (APC). Today’s meeting also reviewed expanding the City Bazaar and creating a coffee shop.