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- Lo'au University was appointed by the Board of Founders of CUAM Foundation University at Benevento in Italy in January 2014 as one of the 72 partner universities to run its educational and scientific research programs.
- Lo'au University is in partnership with CUAM to run a health global project with a budget of $300 millions under the funding programs known as Horizon 2020 by the European Commission.
- Lo'au University is currently recruiting students, lecturers, researchers and staff from different parts of the world to studyng and working in its online educational programs, activities and operation.
- Lo'au University offers scholarships and financial assistance of approx $10 miilions per year to students from around the world to study for their Proficieny Level One (PLOne)/BA, PLTwo/MA and PLThree/PhD Degrees.
Kuo toki ha'u e saienisi senetiki (genetic science) 'o e DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) pe fakatotolo ki he fa'o'anga mo e tanaki'anga fakamatala mo e hisitolia he toto mo e ta'ata'a 'o fufuu he ngaahi kolomosomu (chromosome) Y kia tangata mo X pe maitokonitolia (mitochondria) kia fafine, ka ne 'osi mahu'inga 'aupito pe 'eni ki he anga fakafonua 'a Tonga. Pea pehe mo e ngaahi sivilaise motu'a 'e ni'ihi 'i mamani. 'Oku talamai 'e he saianisi senetiki ka fiema'u ketau kumi ki ha ngaahi fakamatala pe hisitolia 'i hotau tala pea 'oku malava ke kumi ki he kolomosomu Y kapau ko e tangata pe ko e kolomosomu X pe maitokonitolia kapau ko e fefine. Pea 'e 'ikai ke lava ke 'alu he fefine ki he tangata pe tangata ki he fefine, ka ko e tangata, tangata 'o hokohoko tangata ai pe ki ono'aho, pe ko e 'alu fefine, fefine, fefine 'o hokohoko ai pe ki he kuohili.
'Oku talamai ai heni 'a e mahu'inga 'etau lea Tonga ko e, ''Oku hokohoko hingoa 'a tangata ka e hokohoko toto 'a fafine'. 'O malava ke 'uhinga ia he lau fakasaienisi senetiki, 'oku 'alu e kolomosomu Y he tangata ka e kolomosomu X he fafine, neongo ko e heliaki ki he hingoa 'a tangata ka e toto 'a Fafine. 'Oku pehe he tala 'o Tonga, ko e hingoa Tu'i, 'eiki, tauhi fonua pe matapule 'oku 'alu pe fakanofo ia he kakai tangata, pea ko e kakai fefine leva 'oku fakafou ai e ngaahi naunau fakapaiolosia, faka-DNA pe fakatoto 'o ha hohoko. 'Oku 'ikai ke pehe kuo 'ikai ke mahu'inga ka hokohoko tangata ki he fefine pe fefine ki he tangata. Kei mahu'inga pe ia, ka 'oku 'uhinga pe 'eni ia ki he 'alu e hingoa fakanofo he kakai tangata, pea toto pe ta'ata'a 'a fafine he ko kinautolu 'oku fai ai e fakatupu e pepe he manava pe fonua 'o e fa'e. Ko e anga 'ena ia e tala 'o Tonga, ka 'oku kainga 'aupito ia mo e lau 'a e saienisi senetiki pe DNA.
The discussion of cognition (rational and free thinking), conation (striving for) and affection (feeling) has been an old issue in philosophy, and later on in psychology as well. Their common view has claimed that the three notions in human mind can't occur in isolation from one another. David Hume was one of the first philosophers to come up with the outlook that cognition can occur without the involvement of conation and affection in any intellectual process.
Lo'au University in its Seminar and Socratic Talanoa Series has attempted to unveil this philosophical and psychological puzzle by addressing and discussing how one can occur without the involvement of the other two to some extent. What we have experienced in this Series that in human mind none of them can independently happen without the egagement of the others to some extent. This is proven right when we observe and discuss any scientific, philosophical and logical theories. What is very obvious is that there are normally tendencies of conation and affection in them, and this is why such theories in the normal scheme of things can be later on denied.
For Lo'au University, the aim of education is and should always be the promotion of the 'Spirit of Inquiry', with its focus in finding out the objective behaviours of any particular given situation, be it social or non-social, without imposing human subjective likeness. However, the main problem of education in Moana and worldwide is in many-fold, but Lo'au University in its seminar and Socratic Talanoa Series since May this year has been trying to unfold and discuss seriously some of them. Narrowly, there are three main problems that apparently stand out over centuries, and have been brought into the Lo'auan consideration. They are 'emotions', 'personal likeness' and 'public interests'. In a broad sense, the domination of capitalism in the languages of democracy and human rights is the uttermost problem, which is further reflected and perpetuated within the related doctrines of utilitarianism, commercialism, consumerism, industrialization and the like.
In simple terms, it means that everything is being measured and determined by capital/money, and in Marx's words in the nineteenth century, human minds and relationships are totally monopolized and controlled by the capital or the dominant ideologies of the capitalists. This is still the case nowadays. Overall, all of the above is about the postulation and elevation of human tastes and illusions over matters of fact i.e. reality - the main downfall of human civilization throughout history.
The University's Dean, Langmama'o Professor Siosiua Lafitani, has been running seminar and Socratic Talanoa Series on the Introduction to Lo'auan Philosophy of Education for Thinking and its Spirit of Inquiry since May this year. This was the first of its kind to be conducted at the University since its Official Launch in 2014. There have been seminars on various and related issues but without delivering such an ongoing series of introductory and foundational information on the Lo'auan Thinking and Spirit of Inquiry. They are two sides of the same coin indeed that must be clearly elaborated and understood with conjunction to any current debate on the fundamental question of 'what is education'. The Lo'auan Education for Thinking and its Spirit of Inquiry are seen as inseparable in all academic facets. Spirit of Inquiry rests on nothing else except in the promotion of the intellectual interest in finding out about the actual characters of a particular given situation, without imposing any human subjective demand on it.
The Lo'auan Education for Thinking was largely stemmed from the works of Aristotle and Martin Heidegger; and the Spirit of Inquiry from those of Socrates and John Anderson. With the former, the University's Chancellor, Professor 'Inoke Fotu Hu'akau, has coined it as its 'Philosophy'. In the Spirit of Inquiry, Langimama'o has expanded it in his series of Seminars and Socratic Talanoa as the 'essence' of Education for Thinking, which is based and built on the disciplines of philosophy and logic in which thinking is taught. The rest of other disciplines in science and arts are aimed only to teach a particular given knowledge about something instead of thinking per se. This is the key importance and uniquiness of philosophy and logic in human thoughts, as well as, the upholding of thinking in Lo'au as another new related discipline of its own. So, philosophy, logic and thinking then are formally the same but difference in content, according to the philosophy of Lo'au University.
Lo'auan New Changes to its Educational Program after Review of its Operation since its Official Launch in 2014
- Lo'au Scholarship in the Kingdom of Tonga and other Moanan Islands will no longer operate under the Annual Registration Fees of $100 per year but with a new payment system known as Registration and Admission of $300 for BA students, $600 for MA and $900 for PhD students (per year);
- Ma'ananga Scholarship for overseas students from Western societies will stay the same with the payments of $1,500 for BA students per year, $2,500 for MA and PhD with $5,000 (per year);